REALIZING A DREAM

By: Derek Childers
Winter 1999

I’ve always had a passionate interest in bodybuilding. Starting at age of thirteen, my interest in bodybuilding continued to grow throughout high school and college. I read every muscle magazine available and gathered as much training and nutrition information as possible, while constantly striving for more and more gains in the weight room. My dream was to attain the kind of contest ready, ripped physiques that I saw in the muscle magazines.

Being of a smaller stature (I thought) than most competitors, I had just about given up on that dream. But, I decided to give it my best shot before losing hope.

I’m a licensed physical therapist assistant, so I was confident of my knowledge of weight (resistance) training. My reading and coursework increased my awareness of proper nutrition. Todd Buchanon, a veteran bodybuilder who has been featured in the No Nonsense Newsletter, helped me formulate my first competition diet at approximately sixteen weeks out from show where I intended to make my debut.

Everything was going well with the diet, but at six weeks out I decided that I should "go for broke". I knew that I needed to shed as much body fat as possible without losing my hard earned muscle so I decided to contact the experts at the Beverly International Nutrition Center for the final phase of my diet (just as Todd does).

I received a pre-contest diet from Roger within two days and immediately started on it. The following weekend, I made a trip to the nutrition center to meet with Roger and Sandy for a body fat analysis and consultation. I was very impressed with the sincerity and friendliness of Roger and Sandy, not to mention the fact that they did all this without fees of any kind. Roger explained the diet and supplementation to me, while Sandy instructed me in posing. Both were gracious enough to refrain from laughing hysterically at my very unpolished posing. With Sandy’s critiquing, I quickly learned the importance of posing – it’s an absolute must.

After sharing many questions with Roger and Sandy, I stocked up on Beverly International supplements and headed home with a whole new, fresh, and more optimistic outlook.

Over the next few weeks, I continued consulting with Sandy by phone and fax. My progress was so good after just three weeks on my new pre-contest diet, that my friends talked me into competing in the Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix, a contest held earlier than I had intended to compete, but they thought it would improve my stage presence and confidence.

So, I entered the Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix held September 26, 1998 in Huntington WV, as a Novice Lightweight, and even crossed over into the Open Middleweight class. I had no idea what to expect. Needless to say, I was elated to take first place in both divisions; talk about a motivator and confidence builder!

After a delicious treat at the Outback Steakhouse, I was right back on Roger’s pre-contest diet. Two weeks later, October 10, 1998, I competed in the Gold Cup held in Erlanger, KY. The competition was tougher this time, but once again I placed first in my class.

I cannot begin to thank Roger and Sandy enough. I know they have heard this many times before, but I could not have achieved the condition I have without their nutritional guidance and advice, and the Beverly International supplements.

I have tried almost every supplement on the market. None of the other products produced the kind of high quality lean muscle that Beverly International supplements have. I especially like the Ultra 40 liver tabs and Super Pak. Muscle Provider is delicious, and with my busy schedule is also very convenient.

I’m now following an off season diet that Roger has designed for me to add more lean muscle mass. I intend to enter the Northern Kentucky contest in March, l999. It’s great to finally have direction and guidance in following my passion of weight training and practicing a healthy lifestyle. I have always enjoyed the bodybuilding lifestyle, but now I wake up in the morning knowing exactly what I want to accomplish and how to accomplish it. Instead of just trying to eat right, going to the gym and lifting some weights to try to get bigger, I now have specific goals. I plan on showing up 6-8 pounds heavier, and in at least as good condition, at the Northern competition in March. With the help of Roger and Sandy, and Beverly International supplements, I am confident of reaching this goal.

The following list is the pre-contest supplements and the exact diet I followed for five weeks:


Meal #1:
5 oz. Turkey Breast
5 Egg Whites, 1 yolk
1 Kiwi

Meal #2:
Protein Drink: 2 scoops of Muscle Provider, 1 tbsp 
Flax oil, 1 Peach
12 oz. Water

Meal #3:
6 oz. Chicken
4 cups salad w/ 2 tbsp Cider Vinegar, 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

Meal #4:
6 ½ oz. Tuna
3 Egg Whites

Meal #5:
6 oz. Lean Red Meat
&frac; cup Vegetables*

*On Mondays and Thursdays, I replaced Meal #5 with
the following Carbohydrate Loading Meal:

1 ½ cup Oatmeal
10 oz. Sweet Potato
4 oz. Banana
1 cup Vegetables
1 tbsp Butter

LIFTS:
The people at Beverly International are truly dedicated and interested in helping others reach their goals.

I have tried almost every supplement on the market. None of the other products produced the kind of high quality lean muscle that Beverly International supplements have.

I especially like the Ultra 40 liver tabs and Super Pak. Muscle Provider is delicious, and with my busy schedule is also very convenient.

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