My lean body mass increased 14 lbs. from July 28 to November 16. Just 16 weeks – 14 pounds! Incredible? You better believe it. I competed in the best condition of my life at the NPC JR Nationals (where I missed 1st place by one vote), then attained my best placing ever at the NPC USA at 194 lbs. At the NPC Nationals in November I was in even better condition at 208!
If I had to choose just one Beverly supplement as my favorite it’d be Muscle Provider. For the Nationals I took one scoop with 6 oz water every hour the day before the show. My favorite though is Muscle Provider mixed in my oatmeal.
You know what’s even more remarkable? During this same time period I continued to run two full-time businesses, my home construction business and my gym, Total Fitness in Columbus, Indiana. But that’s not all: I also married my fiancée Amanda (complete with church wedding and reception just three weeks before the Nationals) and we adopted our son, Joey. So you see I didn’t have the luxury of following the training, eating and resting only lifestyle of many who compete at the national level.
For a beginner bodybuilder pound a week gains are not so uncommon. But, because of all my experience – eight years training and competing – I’d reached a point where I thought my days of big gains were a thing of the past. I pretty much accepted the fact that I’d already maxed out my potential for muscular growth and just needed to take my conditioning to a new level.
My first competition was in 1993 and I’ve competed in shows at every level of the NPC including overall wins at the Indiana State Championship and Battle of Champions. My only limitation seemed to be when I entered shows at the National level where a 5th at the JR USA was the best I could manage.