Almost 20 years ago we received a letter in the mail from Jim and Carole Heflin, the previous owners of Beverly International. We talked to them weekly when placing our orders by phone so when an actual letter came in the mail addressed to us, we were indeed nervous. Our first fear was that they had decided to sell the company to an outsider and our future opportunities with the company would be snuffed out. We opened the letter. Inside was the opportunity of a lifetime. They were writing us with the news of their retirement and that they would like for us to carry on the Beverly International tradition and purchase the company from them. We were shocked to say the least. Why us? We seized the commitment with great delight and excitement. Our lives changed that day. Since that time, we haven’t stopped working for you. We understand your needs, your interests and goals because we once had the same goals, and still have many of them. We consider YOU when making decisions in every area of our business. We promised from day one to operate with integrity. At Beverly, we define integrity as “intentional honesty”. We promised to care and share with our clients. We hope that you have been touched by our business ethics and friendship over the past 20 years! I really can NOT believe it’s been that long.
Density… Victor Hugo wrote, “Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.”
Many hard gainers and “40-plusers” consider this ironclad, pharmaceutical-grade EAA formula to be the missing link in their diet that finally helped them get the results they’ve been waiting for. Don’t let there be an essential amino acid (EAA) shortage. Density is not just for bodybuilders! Enhance your muscularity, performance, and ability to recover. Males try taking 3-5 tabs 3x’s a day. Females usually take 2-3 tabs 3x’s daily.
Wheyzted Dana Ayr
I was emailing Dana Ayr and chatting about GI issues. She shared this story with me… “Funny story, I hated the idea of protein shakes when I was in my early 20’s. I didn’t like the way it made me feel, or even the taste. About 10 years ago, my friend in Connecticut told me, ‘You have to try Beverly’. I told her no thanks. When she came to visit she brought some UMP with her. I tried it and became officially hooked. One of the reasons is that it didn’t affect my stomach at all. I truly love it! Check out her website, wheyzted.com. She makes all of her goodies with UMP and PB2. Puddings, Protein Balls, Protein Pops… Roger and I have ordered from her site and are impressed! Each item is made with care and is delicious. How creative!!
How to make “Build Your Body UP” shake!
Add 5–7 ice cubes in a blender with 3 oz. water and about 6 oz. unsweetened almond milk. Add a handful of fresh baby spinach, 2 scoops of vanilla UMP or Muscle Provider, ½ cup frozen fruit (I use blueberries and strawberries), add some fiber if you want (I use Metafiber), and I add a quick pour of Kombucha for my gut. Blend until smooth. It could be up to 2 minutes. Let sit for 2 minutes. You will need to eat it with a spoon!! Thick and Healthy! Build on!! Nutrition: Calories: 280 / Protein: 42g / Carbs: 19g / Fat: 6g
Ms. Figure Olympia winner… Cydney Gillon
We want to give a huge shout out to Cydney Gillon for her 2017 Ms. Figure Olympia WIN!! Over the years, we’ve watched her refine her already top of the line physique into a Ms. O title winner! What a lifetime accomplishment. WOW!! Cyd’s Mom, Tangelea, shared Cyd’s Bev sup list… UMP chocolate, 7- Keto MuscLean, Lean Out, Density*, GH Factor, and EFA Gold. (*She uses Density year round)
EFIT Training and Nutrition makes Magic happen with Muffins!!!
Eric Lewelling started his journey into the fitness world in 1997 working the front desk at Gold’s Gym in Sevierville, TN. Over the next 20 years he has continued to be involved in the fitness field as a certified personal trainer, gym manager, nationally qualified bodybuilding competitor, contest prep coach, and owner of his own business, EFit Training and Nutrition & Fuel Stop. Eric tells me, “My wife and I began the Fuel Stop by making protein shakes and energy slushies, but then it hit me… what is the one product always used by me and my clients? Beverly International changed the game for us! By combining Beverly and the need for something sweet, we created a protein muffin that is not only healthy and nutritious, but DELICIOUS. Enjoy my recipe for the Double Chocolate Chip Muffin and if you are ever around my side of town, stop in and check us out!”
I asked Eric to share one of the major hurdles which keep those involved in a fitness program from reaching their goals. “Living in Northeastern TN means that we are in a prime location for southern cooked food. Everywhere you look there is fried food, comfort food, and an abundance of desserts full of butter, salt, and sugar. Most people tend to believe that if they get a trainer and do the workouts, the magic will happen…. but it takes more than that. When you combine good nutrition and training, that’s when the REAL magic happens!
You can contact Eric on Facebook at EFIT Training and Nutrition or Instagram @efitnation.
Competitor of the Year… Frank Lagarde
Frank LaGarde won every show he entered in 2017! Thanks to Pep Wahl, the owner of Bodybuilders Inc in Akron, Ohio for taking the photos and collecting all of the show wins for Frank!! FRANK is the outstanding competitor of the year!!! Here’s a list of his 2017 accomplishments:
2017 NPC Natural Ohio: 1st overall Masters 40-49, 1st lightheavy and 1st overall Open.
2017 NPC Natural Northeastern USA: 1st overall Masters, 1st lightheavy and 1st overall Open.
2017 Northcoast Championships: 1st Masters 40-49, 2nd Open lightheavy.
2017 Mike Francois Classic: 1st Open lightheavy, 1st Masters.
Better You By Kent
Dr. Kent Brown started a new business after being involved in the world of nutrition, exercise and bodybuilding for more than 30 years. betteryoubykent.com
Although he has won titles at the state, regional, and national level, he wanted to be sure the average individual received the truth and did not waste their time and money on false hopes and dreams. He holds a Masters in Exercise Physiology and a PhD in Health Promotion and Behavioral Science. He also recommends Beverly International supplements to his clients and family! Here’s the email for the Hook up! [email protected]
EFIT Training and Nutrition makes Magic happen with Muffins!!!
Richard Munn… age is just a number
….While working as an ACE certified trainer at the Trent Arena Fitness and Wellness Center, one of the clients suggested that Richard Munn do a bodybuilding competition. He said, “What? Do old men even do this?” Well, Richard did! He entered his first bodybuilding show, the NPC Monster Mash, at the age of 60! At 5’5, his competition weight was around 160. He remembers being nervous and scared to death. When his class was called to line-up to go on stage he thought he was going to vomit. Since that day, he has lived the bodybuilding lifestyle, competed in at least 10 more shows and has the mindset, why stop? “I might as well keep helping others while I am helping myself.” His ultimate goal is a Pro Card (no matter what his age). Richard’s BEV supplement program looks like this…
Meal one: Super Pak (precontest) or 2 Fit Tabs (off-season), 2 capsules 7-Keto MuscLean, 2 Lean Out, and 2 Quadracarn
Meal two: (after morning workout) UMP protein shake, one serving Glutamine Select, 2 Lean Out, 2 capsules 7-Keto MuscLean, 2 Quadracarn
Meal three: 2 Lean Out, 2 capsules 7-Keto MuscLean, 2 Quadracarn
Meal four: 1 serving Muscle Synergy powder, 2 Lean Out, 2 capsules 7-Keto MuscLean, 2 Quadracarn
Meal five: UMP protein shake, 1 serving Glutamine Select
Meal six: 5 Density tablets, 1 serving Muscle Synergy powder
“I’ve followed the Beverly International Mature Muscle Level 3 program for a couple of years and have had great success. I am able to recover from workouts and maintain energy throughout the day.
I take all of my supplements with my meals to make sure I have a regular schedule and it's easier for me to consume the tablets with food.”
No one can believe he is 65 years old!!! While chatting with Richard, the one thing that really stood out to me was that he LOVES preparing for a show. I don’t hear that EVER!!! He loves preparing the food (he shops at 5 different grocery stores due to the volume and variety of food that he buys), making adjustments and especially the final results. He says the show day is a little anti-climactic for him.
One of his contest tricks… he listens to Conan the Barbarian while he trains and before he takes the stage. One tip he gives other athletes is to ask questions and learn from the other competitors. Richard’s Dynamic training Schedule: About six weeks before a show he switches his training to include more dynamic training. This takes the place of cardio. It is similar to Boot Camp training but, with more strength building moves. He performs two minutes each of the following movements: heavy rope, Stairmaster, core work, elliptical, body weight movements such as push-ups and pull-ups, ergometer, and repeats for a total of 24 minutes.
Richard talks Recovery Because of my age and the intensity with which I train recovery is a very big component of my bodybuilding training. I am always thinking about the next workout and how I can improve. Beverly International products have been critical for me in recovering after every workout. I clearly remember about five years ago seeing a chart in the No Nonsense Magazine that talked about recovery. I immediately went out and got Glutamine Select, FitTabs and Quadracarn. The results were very impressive because I had more energy and I was able to maintain my workout intensity. I am still taking them today.
Richards Protein pancake recipe: One cup each Greek yogurt, oats, egg whites, and UMP chocolate protein
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and let sit overnight in the refrigerator. Cook on a low or medium heat. Let cool and then enjoy. This recipe should produce 4 to 6 pancakes. In the off-season I might add a few more ingredients such as pecans, bananas, powdered peanut butter, blueberries and some flaxseed.
Donny Lucas’ decision to compete again
Donny Lucas is the single father of a 3 year old daughter. He’s been training for 21 years and competed in bodybuilding for many of them. He recently made a comeback winning the Masters division in Mens Physique at the NPC Mid Atlantic Cup Championships. I’ll let Donny take if from here.
“When I made the decision to compete again, I knew it would be a challenge. I had taken four years off due to personal responsibilities. As a single dad, gym owner and entrepreneur, time management was key in my prep. I had to balance personal responsibilities with my training, food prep and posing practice. I committed to a 22-week prep and knew going in that it was going to be a struggle to balance everything in my schedule. Most of my preps in the past were 12-14 weeks, but the longer 22-week prep allowed me to retain more muscle and fullness leading into the show. This year was by far the best package I ever brought to the stage.
My fitness journey began when I was 15 years old. That Christmas my father purchased my first gym membership at a local community center. My parents had divorced and my father thought that a weight training program would help me blow off some of my pent up frustration. Soon it became more than an outlet for my emotions, it quickly became my passion. When I was in school all I could think about was what I was going to work on that day at the gym. I couldn't get there fast enough once school let out.
Mr Jake's Gym is really where it all started to come together for me. Andy Keister, the owner, invested a great deal of time with me. He taught me proper exercise technique and spent hours putting me through training sessions. He helped me develop meal plans and Andy is the one who introduced me to Beverly International supplements. I had my first Beverly protein shake at age 16, and for twenty years I have not used any other protein powder. As my training became more serious, I added Ultra 40 liver tabs and Mass Amino Acids. UMP, Mass Aminos, and Ultra 40 became a staple in my training, and they still are. When I turned 35, I added Quadracarn. Quadracarn has helped me with overall energy, recovery, wellness and feeling refreshed. Quadracarn is especially essential during contest prep when I drop my calories. For you who are interested, here is the exact diet and supplement schedule that I used to attain my best ever condition at age 36:
Meal 1: 6 egg whites, ½ cup oatmeal
upplements: 3 EFA Gold, 2 Lean Out, 3 Mass Aminos, 3 Ultra 40
Meal 2: 7oz chicken breast, 6oz sweet potato, 1 cup green beans
upplements: 3 Mass Aminos, 3 Ultra 40, 3 Quadracarn
Meal 3: 7oz extra lean ground turkey, 2 cups salad, 2 tbsp Balsamic Dressing
upplements: 3 EFA Gold, 2 Lean out, 3 Mass Aminos, 3 Ultra 40
Meal 4 (Post-workout): 2 scoops UMP made into a pudding with water, ½ cup oatmeal
upplements: 3 Mass Aminos, 3 Ultra 40, 3 Quadracarn
Meal 5: 7oz chicken breast, 1-1/2 cups mixed veggies
upplements: 3 Mass Aminos, 3 Ultra 40, 2 Lean Out
Meal 6: 7oz 93% or leaner beef, 1 cup green beans
supplements: 3 Mass Aminos, 3 Ultra 40, 3 Quadracarn
Training: As a drug free athlete it is very important to keep as much size as possible when dieting. I have found that I get my best results from volume training. I rely almost exclusively on Giant Sets, where I perform 3 or 4 exercises, one right after another with no break. I usually do 4 rounds of 15-20 reps per exercise. Because I was training for the mens physique division I concentrated primarily on Chest, Shoulders, Back, Abs, and Calves.
5 days a week of fasted steady state treadmill for 40 minutes
5 days post workout HIIT (high intensity interval training) for 20 minutes, usually on the Stairmaster
“The challenge and choice to be disciplined is what makes competing so rewarding. I love the test that preparing for a show brings. Competing brings balance into all areas of my life, it makes me better in my career, relations and mainly keeps me goal oriented. Competing has changed my life for the better, and I am grateful to this sport.”
To contact Donny for training: donnylucastraining.com
Wrap Up by Sandy
Life has a weave pattern to it. For example, over 20 years ago, we had a great relationship with Donny’s mentor Andy Keister. (He was a full time firefighter & gym owner.) We traveled to Mr Jakes Gym and even worked a show with him way back in the day. Then along came young Donny. Andy took him under his wing and taught him about nutrition and training. After a few years, Andy left the business. Donny took the beginnings of what Andy had taught him and started his own training business. He also sells Beverly International and has a relationship with us just like Andy did! So…. Whenever you think that what you do, say or think doesn’t matter or isn’t impacting others, THINK AGAIN. Life does have a way of weaving people and events together. I’m Thankful for every opportunity to weave those connections!
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