Taking It Up to a New Level

Becoming more interested in bodybuilding competition

By: Beau Osborne
Magazine 8 #3

It all started when I was 14 years old. My first weight training experiences were in gym class. Our school’s football coach was the teacher so even the kids who didn’t play football got their lessons in lifting weights. While most of the other kids were trying to see who could lift the most weight, I was becoming more interested in the bodybuilding aspect of weight training.

I gainded seven pounds on Ultra Size, Mass and Ultra 40 while cutting up for the 2002 Northern Kentucky

At first I just did what the coach said. I didn’t really know what any particular exercise was for – except to make me sore. But, soon I was learning all I could. I even started carrying around pictures of my bodybuilding heroes, Porter Cottrell, Lee Labrada, and Rich Gaspari for inspiration, while I waited for my chance to really train like a bodybuilder. I got a break my junior year. An Advanced Weightlifting course was offered. Now I got to lift everyday, Monday through Friday. I had a lot to learn on the bodybuilding path. Sometimes wrong turns and bouts with adversity are life’s best teachers.

WRONG TURN – During these early years of training I did not have the faintest clue about proper nutrition. The results I saw from just doing the exercises correctly amazes me. But if I only knew then what I know now. My diet was typical teenager and my first supplements L-Lysine and Yohimbe bark extract. I had no idea!

ENTER DISCOURAGEMENT

After graduating high school, I enlisted in the U.S. Army. Now, one of my reasons for joining was because I was under the impression that the Army life would give me the opportunity to get into great shape. All the push-ups, sit-ups, and running did keep me lean but did not give me the muscular physique I was after. Soon my three-year stay with the armed forces was up. Once back in the real world, I quickly lost the physical conditioning I had gained in the service. Now I was not muscular nor in shape. I got discouraged and gave up on the whole idea of bodybuilding. – My longtime dream was ended!

A NEW START – April, 2001 – A free membership to our local gym, got me back into lifting (thanks to an agreement between Adelphia the company my wife, Linda, works for and Chillicothe Racquet Ball Club). I weighed 140#. One day Chip, the owner of the gym’s pro shop (Command Nutrition) told me I should get serious. I had the potential to go all the way. At the time, that went right in one ear and out the other. I didn’t know where the heck “all the way” was. But, six months later, I became semi serious and Chip got me started on a Beverly International supplement program of Ultra Size, Mass and Ultra 40.

Compliments on my progress started after just 2 weeks

STEPPING UP TO A NEW LEVEL – After one month, still on just these 3 products, I decided to enter my first competition (the Northern Kentucky). I started training for it in late January. I used just those 3 supplements up until the show date. I weighed in at 154 ¼ (a gain of 7 pounds while cutting for a show!). I won 1st place in the lightweight novice division! This was fuel to keep my rediscovered bodybuilding flame going. I was once again hooked on bodybuilding!

(I would like to thank Travis Stevens and his wife Kim for helping me with my tan for the evening show, I didn’t even have a tan at the pre-judging!)

LEARNING A LESSON – June, 2002. My good friend, Jamie Carsey, and I entered Tricky Jackson’s’ Bluegrass Classic. I continued to use the same 3 supplements but decided to jump up a weight class. I now weighed in heavier but took home just the 3rd place trophy. Yes, I did get bigger – but I learned that sometimes bigger isn’t always better.

I took a 2-month break to sit back and analyze what I did wrong. (But when you don’t have the right information that’s hard to do.)

GETTING A PLAN AND STICKING WITH IT

September, 2002. I decided to contact Beverly directly. I was fortunate to work with Rita Kaya as I prepared for the Tri State Novice. Over the next two months Rita helped me fine-tune my diet and explained how each recommended supplement would work hand in hand with my diet at each particular phase. What did I do? I followed her advice and used all of the supplements recommended! What happened? I started shedding fat and acquiring a new level of muscle density. Striations appeared for the first time in my quads and triceps. My waist got smaller while everything else stayed the same size. The improvements my body was making amazed the heck out of me!

bicep and tricep pose Beau Side Chest Pose

Rita helped me fine-tune my diet.
She explained how each recommended supplement would work hand in hand with my diet at each particular phase

THE REWARDS COME! – October 26, 2002. 2 weeks before the NPC Tri–State I went to see Rita again for more assistance. Rita said we would need to take a really aggressive nutritional approach with a lot of dedication and will power on my part to be at my very best on November 9th. In other words, I had to seriously buckle down. And guess what? We did it! I won 1st place in my class in the very large and extremely competitive Tri State Novice!

I would like to thank everyone at Beverly especially Rita for being so passionate about my dreams and goals. How many companies will actually work with you personally, care about your dreams and your goals, and provide the right supplements and information to get you looking the best you have ever looked? These people will even make you feel better about all the wrong vitamin and supplement choices you have made in the past.

My diet and supplements worked together just as Rita promised. Combined with a little hard work and determination I achieved my goal. I now know that I can live my dreams. You can too!

Beau Osborne’s Uncompromising Nutritional Approach at 2 Weeks out. Results: Increased Muscle Density and Aggressive Fat Loss

Beau’s Nutrition Plan

at 2 Weeks Out

Beau Osbourne with Trophy

Results: Increased Muscle
Density and Aggressive Fat Loss

Meal #1
5 oz. lean beef or Turkey
6 egg whites, 1 yolk
1/2 grapefruit

Meal #2*
Protein Drink:
2 scoops Muscle Provider,
1 TBS Flax Oil, 4 strawberries,
12 oz water
or
6 oz can tuna, 3 egg whites,
1 whole egg, 1 tomato

Meal #3
8 ounces chicken
(weighed prior to cooking)
4 cups salad (lettuce, tomato,
carrot, cucumber,
green peppers, etc.)
2 TBL Cider Vinegar and 1 TBS Sunflower Oil (or other vegetable oil) for a dressing

Meal #4
(Same as Meal #2)

Meal #5
8 ounces lean meat (chicken, turkey, fish, lean beef, etc.)
2 cups vegetables (can use the oil here if you don’t have it with salad at meal #3)

Monday and Thursday Add a 6th meal:
1.5 cups oatmeal (precooked)
or cooked rice,
10 oz. sweet potato,
4 oz. banana, 1 cup vegetables,
1 TBS butter or oil


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