Bodybuilding World October 2008

By: Sandy Riedinger
Magazine 13 #4

Fall has arrived. Fall brings us back indoors. It concludes a perfect summer and gives us a strategic harvest time to redirect our thoughts to the winter months ahead. Heck, what else do we have to do in the cold, dreary winter months with the extra time on hand but to work on our bodies – inside and out?? Think ahead sixteen weeks… get your training program set… goals written… way in advance of January 1, 2009. Don’t wait. You know what happens when you wait… time passes, then the hard hitting reality sets in! Oh my goodness, those sixteen weeks just went by in a blur and you find yourself further behind your physique, strength and conditioning goals.

Start reading - material of all kinds. Step out of your normal path and enlighten your mind. Right now I am reading a strange eclectic grouping of books. Brian Tracy, Something for Nothing, Anne Rice, Blood and Gold, David Wroblewski’s, Edgar Sawtelle, Jeffrey Gitomer’s new little book. I guess it really isn’t strange at all for me. It’s actually rather normal. I like it messy and mixed up!

Over the 45 fall seasons of my life, things have sure changed. I want to show you the home gym that I worked out in for the first ten years of our marriage.

You’ll have to look behind my sis-n-law Kelly, daughter Jaye, and me into the garage/cave that was our home gym for 10 years. (note: our street was recognized as the worst street in Southgate-we didn’t care)

After Roger and I sold our commercial gym back in 1986, we decided to train at home. It was easier for me to work my three jobs and take care of Jaye, while Roger worked his three. We did have memberships to a few places, but at this time in my life, I was torn and running in fifteen different directions so having the equipment at home was a time saver. The detached, one car garage had no electric, water dripped from the concrete ceiling in my face while I benched, and it stunk supremely of mildew. There were bugs; we ran electric cords from the house so we could have a fan in the summer and heat in the winter. (That was a real experience.) I had to turn the heater on early so the temperature was above freezing by the time I was ready to train. When I opened the garage door to go in guess what, the heat left! Most of the time I trained in layers and a coat. My training fashion sense went out the back door. (I wished I had one.) We had a power rack, power blocks, and a bench with leg curl and extension attachments. I kept my wraps and accessories in a crate that crusted over with mildew almost over night! These are the crazy days of marrying a bodybuilder and falling in love with the sport. It was all definitely about training, and continuing to improve. Just like it is today. The same feelings drive us to continue to train. I didn’t complain. I was thankful for all of it. We just kept trying to work around the odds and adapt.

Home gym Sandy and Roger

After 23 of training at home, buying used equipment from gyms that went out of business, Roger and I now have our dream gym. Because we experienced all of the deprivation of luxury over that time period, we can appreciate this center even more. This was a life time goal that we saved for and finally achieved. That goal is now checked off!! I told you this little story because those are the special life circumstances that makes us who we are today. If you set goals, keep working towards them, you WILL achieve if you believe and stay course.

This is a chili recipe that will fit right into your fall meal prep plan. If you divide the full recipe by four servings, it comes out to about 310 calories per serving.

Sandy’s Chili-Oooo: Ten Minute Tops Recipe.
Ingredients:
93% ground turkey or chicken
1 can of light red kidney beans
28 oz can of diced tomatoes
2 Chili O seasoning paks
French’s yellow mustard
Extra Seasonings: sea salt, regular black pepper, chili powder
Ten minutes to chili time…

Brown turkey in a large non stick skillet
Add sea salt, black pepper, and a dab of chili powder while cooking
Sprinkle 1 full pak of Chili-O mix over turkey – then add about three-fourths of the second pak

Stir and mix it around
Add full can of tomatoes, plus about a quarter of the tomato can of water
Add the beans
Stir in a tablespoon or so of mustard.
Bring to boil, and then simmer as long as you like. (30 min)

Beverly’s new UP-LIFT product is now available. It should be in stores and gyms by now. If you are frequenting a facility and they don’t have it, please tell them to get it for you!! You can find more information on this brand new Hybrid NO training formula at: beverlyinternational.com/products/uplift

The five most asked questions about the new product are…

  1. Can I still take Synergy with UP-LIFT?- Yes – they complement each other
  2. Can I mix Glutamine Select with UP-LIFT? – Yes, but I like to take UP-LIFT about 15 minutes before training, then drink Glutamine Select while I train
  3. How long will one container last? 15 training sessions
  4. What is the flavor of the powder?- punchy flavor (The CherryCult)
  5. Can I take this product while prepping for a contest? Absolutely – it is great for fat loss and can be used for energy in place of carbs

Roger and I have used it each workout since it came in the warehouse. I love it. It helps me get thru those evening training sessions now with a new sense of drive, clarity and energy. I give it an A!

In this issue you will read about John Barnhill and he gives you a great cardio cocktail to use. I suggest adding the UP-LIFT to the mix especially if you are doing a tough cardio session on an off weight training day.

…We have been upgrading our information on our website, www.bodybuildingworld.com . You may want to visit again if you haven’t been there in a while to read some of the articles and re-familiarize yourself with the layout… There is a Featured Articles section along the left hand side that has our best training programs. I’m sure one will fit right into your 16 week Fall-Winter plan. Check it out!

Krista Riddley wrote in and asked which protein bakes better and is there a place to find recipes? Krista, the Ultra Size is the perfect baking protein. Our clients have made muffins, cakes, brownies, crepes, and even used it as a topping for fruit pizza. We have many recipes throughout our website, and if you go to the discussion board you will find many doable protein and food recipes to try. Good luck!

Speaking of recipes… in the last NNN BBW section, I gave a recipe for the no bake Protein Bar. If you missed it, check on our website for issue volume 13, #3… Mike Moore added 3 new options to the Beverly Bar Mix… sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and coconut flakes! Sounds great to me!
…Teresa Giordano of The Power of Fitness said she added chopped walnuts and dates. She also offers her quick

"Hold me over" snack…
½ c low fat cottage cheese
1 scoop chocolate Muscle Provider
1 tbsp peanut butter
Stir and enjoy… Thanks for sharing guys!

If you have a ecipe to share, please send it to: sandyr@beverlyinternational.net

…Jeff Everson has a new magazine for the ladies called STF- slim, tone and fit….the first issue was amazing. Check it out. Karen Koumas, Jeff’s better half is the featured female guru and she knows her stuff! I can’t wait to see what he does with issue #2. I know for a fact that Karen is strict on her diet. What she wrote was to the point of perfection. I know she loves licorice too! (I can’t choose a single candy - I love it all! Ha! Resisting candy is a character building exercise for me. It signifies strength and shows me that I am a grown up fighting my childish inward desires!)

…Congrats to 77-year old Peter Lupus (a long-time Beverly user who starred in the original Muscle Beach Party movie and Mission Impossible TV series). Peter set a world record for carrying/lifting 77,185 lbs in 26 minutes and 50 seconds. That is some record!… Katie Fifer won the overall and masters division in her last bb show. She just turned 49 and said that she may be doing the NKY 09! Congrats Katie!…

Mark Domme came in the best shape of his life and placed 5th in the open middleweights at the Europa Super Show. He wore his Beverly ”T“ and said that many of the competitors made positive comments to him about Beverly products! …congrats to beautiful Lee Ann Biesenthal for her NAC Figure Show first place in 35+ division. It was a pro qualifier and she now has her card! She used the GOO recipe and even passed it out to others!… Did you guys happen to see the FAME 2008 Masters North American Championships show poster? Scott ”OLD Navy“ Hults is on the poster flanked by two really pretty ladies!! Way to go Scotty Boy! …Hats off to Dan Brady who took home the KY State BB first place hardware for winning the lightweight class!… Lee Anne Graham won the 2008 KY State Figure Overall in August! Lee Ann is a huge Beverly Believer and user. She has competed many times and each time keeps on improving. It is a blessing to know her. Keep up the great work Lee Ann!

The NPC USA’s in Vegas this year awarded a Beverly user her new Pro Card for her beautifully muscled physique, perfect lines, and conditioning. Isabelle Turell lives in Indiana now, but came from Florida where her trainer Tim Gardner (Body Tech in Tampa) coached her. Tim got Isabelle on Beverly because the quality is so pure. She said the one product she was most amazed with was the Ultra 40 liver product. She only began using them for this competition and got huge results. She said it blew her mind.
She also uses Muscle Provider, Lean Out, and Multiple Enzymes… She will have a wonderful journey now in the company of IFBB Pro BB women!! …Liver is a perfect food. We have a new doctor client that specializes in treating depression and she bought a ton of Ultra 40 for her website. She said that they tested hundreds of foods and that liver came out to be the best food to treat her patients suffering from depression. They can’t eat enough of the liver as food, so she got the best liver supplement she could find on the market for them… Beverly’s Ultra 40!

Isabelle Turell Supplements
Ultra 40
Creatine Select
Glutamine Select
Mass Aminos
Muscle Synergy
EFA Gold
7 Keto
Muscle Provider

…Congrats to Veronica Paylor for winning the 2007 NPA Virginia BB. She uses Beverly Muscularity, Lean Out, UMP and loves sweet potatoes!…Kendall Barbour has been training for twelve years and just won the overall novice 2008 NPC Georgia BB championships on July 12th. He said that he pounded Muscle Provider and Glutamine Select. These two products were essential to his training because they helped him keep his size and to come in to the show dry as a bone. That is what it takes Kendall! Congrats to Melissa Steere (Brad’s wife, www.bradsteere.com) for setting 3 USA PL Michigan raw state records – bench 150, squat 240, deadlift 270. That is fantastic, way to go!

…One of my great friends Ian King offered a picture of the attendees at his three-day Coach Intern Program in Utah this August. If you are interested in furthering your business and training knowledge, Ian is the one to contact. His Get Buffed book series is a must read. (We have all of them.) Ian lives in Australia, but if you are interested in attending one of his camps in the U.S. check out kingsports.net for a time and place.

Another fantastic trainer is Charles Staley. Check out one of his training summits if you get the chance… staleytraining.com/.

…In closing, Fall into good habits! Fall out of activities that sabotage your happiness and personal success! We are all working to better our lives day in and day out. If you are to be truly happy with what you have, you must earn it. That is why a bodybuilder has such honor and admiration for the competitive sport because it means so much to have built such a resilient character after going thru, surviving, recording, and planning a contest prep program. I love it when they comment on how they did not miss a work out in 12 weeks or their diet was to the T. It takes guts and determination to resist the things that give instant gratification but sabotage after the fact. It makes you a stronger person to have persevered struggles, to come out on top, stronger and wiser, more independent and steadfast in your belief system. Your lives will be richer, your smile brighter, your head held a little higher and most of all your back bone will be thicker! And I don’t mean thick with calcium either… If you have stories to share, send to:
sandyr@beverlyinternational.net . We are always working for your betterment. One last preach from my mouth… Remember you younger lifting buds, take Joint Care now for your future joint integrity. It will help you avoid the future aches and pains that years of lifting inevitably bring about. I am now living on it! That soft brown gel cap has become a supplement staple in my routine. Ta Ta for now!

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