I could hardly believe the progress I’d made during the last four months. There I was, on stage at the 1998 NPC Nationals, in a class of nearly 30 athletes ... and I made the first call out. Just four months prior I was standing with a different group of guys at the NPC USA, but the top 5 had already been chosen.
What makes this an even better success story, I was able to defeat every single one of the guys in the Nationals who had beaten me just four months earlier! So what made the difference?
After placing 7th at the USA, I realized I'd gone as far as I could go on my own. I was going to need further assistance with my nutrition and dieting. I»d tried a lot of supplement companies but I knew there had to be one out there that could help me gain the winning edge at the National level. This time I contacted Roger Riedinger at Beverly International and asked for help. Roger started me on a new diet immediately. (See July 23 diet, also see monthly diets)