Initially, I made this area overly complex and found myself getting increasingly obsessed over every detail. It took me many years to realize that weighing food every day and stressing over counting every single calorie was not as important for me as simply being consistent with my clean meal plan and staying away from junk food. Logic and common sense not only brought consistency, but also the desired results to my physique and more importantly, my lifestyle outside of the gym felt less burdensome and more normal.
In the offseason I do allow myself one cheat meal a week without any guilt attached to it.
Every two years when I do compete however, for five months I do transition to micromanaging (weighing, timing, etc.) the above food intake along with increasing (or decreasing depending on how I look) the protein and carb amounts. And, of course, I eliminate my cheat meal.
As a new lifter starting out almost three decades ago, I didn’t quite understand the fascination that the more serious bodybuilders in my gym had with using the Beverly products exclusively. And although all these athletes were sincere in their verbal justification of their Beverly use, I couldn’t rationalize the logic of spending increased money on a protein powder when Joe Weider of Muscle and Fitness magazine was selling a 5lb bag of “the same stuff” for half the cost. It was a no brainer… I gullibly reasoned at the time.
During this period of evaluation and discovery, I was actually working behind the counter, as well as a personal trainer at the well-known Paramount bodybuilding gym in Cincinnati. Due to my position and the type of clientele we catered to, it enabled me to truly assess the effects of Beverly supplementation from observing, talking, working with, and evaluating the Beverly athletes vs others.
My conclusion during this time frame of literally several years, was that the athletes using Beverly were getting significantly better results. They exhibited better conditioning, fuller muscles bellies, and even seemed less stressed during their contest preparations. The athletes using Beverly were also consistently winning nearly all the local shows, or at the very least, placed in the top spots.
Thus concluded my real world evaluation that all supplements truly weren’t created equal and that the Beverly brand was more than just hype. This "hypothesis" would later be confirmed as I experienced the same results as those I was observing soon after I started on the Beverly program myself.
Due to its texture, taste and diversity to make amazing food varieties, I pretty much live on Beverly’s UMP year round. I cannot stress to the reader enough the sanity that this product brings to your mental and emotional state of being especially when you are about two months into your rigid contest dieting routine. There is not a supplement on this planet that has the diversity or outstanding taste as UMP. I always take Glutamine Select a couple of times a day as well in order to prevent the catabolic process from having its way. Since I am naturally lean, I do not need to use Lean Out or 7-Keto MuscLean, but heartily recommend them to anyone who needs help with leaning out.
Bodybuilding longevity is analogous to being a marathon runner, not a sprinter. In the early 90’s, I was immersed and surrounded by the best and most intense bodybuilders on the scene. 27 years later I only know of two athletes other than myself that still have that competitive edge from that era. Many simply started out too fast and although amazing in their athletic potential, neglected the basics of wellness and common sense and are now suffering chronic health issues as a result. The majority however lost their passion simply because they didn’t possess the right perspective and balance about life in general. I learned early on that If I wanted to remain an athlete my entire life, then I needed to be disciplined, wise, consistent and most of all persevere in my training and eating not only in the good times when it was easy to be enthusiastic, but also when things would get difficult and the motivation to continue forward was inevitably suppressed. Never, never, never give up became, and still is my mantra.
Adopting the above mentioned perspectives early on in my bodybuilding calling is why I am still able today, 27 years later, to continue progressing and moving forward on this amazing journey. I am very proud to say that I recently competed and placed first and qualified to turn pro at the 2017 California Natural Iron Gladiator (Classic Physique Division). I also placed second in the open bodybuilding division as well.
In conclusion, I leave the reader with this powerful quote:
“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” Winston Churchill
- Scott Corey at a Glance
- Age: 48
- Education: BS in Occupational Science (University of Southern California)
- Family: Married with two children
- Current Residence: Temecula, CA
- Years Training: 27 Years
- Height: 6′1″ Weight: 210 (Off-Season), Contest: 178 (Classic Physique), 180+ (Bodybuilding)
- Favorite Bodybuilding Meal: Beverly oatmeal pancakes. Combine three scoops of vanilla UMP with 1 cup of rolled oats, a few chocolate chips as well as walnuts, a dash of cinnamon and mix with water into a thick batter. Prepare and lightly coat with peanut or almond butter.
- What would you recommend to someone who has never used Beverly supplements before? It’s very important for the athlete to understand and be educated on the uniqueness of Beverly supplements in comparison to the more mainstream products that you view in the magazines and online. Often what I hear from the novice and intermediate athletes is that in comparison to other brands, Beverly products are too expensive, thus why waste their money when they can purchase the same ingredients that is simply labeled under a different brand name? The simple answer is; they are not the same ingredients and you get what you pay for. I know that is a cliché statement but I urge you to not be naïve and jeopardize your physique or athletic potential by chronically absorbing, over an extended period of time, products that are saturated with fillers just because you wanted to save $10. You are the sum of all your parts and prolonged use of the cheaper and less quality supplements will mean the difference between a first or fourth place finish.
- Music: Heavy Metal… and of course, the Classical Cello.
- Most Inspiring Book: Wild At Heart (John Eldridge)
- Hobby: PC Strategy Gaming
- Words to live by: “Who has a harder fight than he who is striving to overcome himself.” ˜ Thomas Kempis