A quarterly publication filled with REAL-WORLD informational reports and articles on nutrition, training, contest preparation for bodybuilding, figure, physique, bikini and more.
Volume 9 issue 4 contents
› Dave Candy Teen and Collegiate Bantamweight National Champion From years of reading bodybuilding and fitness magazines and websites, I had amassed a fair amount of knowledge about training and nutrition, so I designed a diet and workout program, and a few month’s later, I was onstage at my first show – Beverly International’s Northern Kentucky Open.
› Missy McKain My Complete Transformation – 2003 Overall NPC KY Figure Champion No matter how little I ate or how long I ran, my body sure didn’t even come close to hers. As I admired her strong, shapely physique, Ramona, one of the trainers at the gym, looked at me and said, “You know you could do that.” That’s the day my life changed.
› Mark Dal Drug Free Pro Bodybuilder – plan to compete, Stay Lean Off Season One day I was discussing my lack of progress with my friend Dave. He said, "You should try Beverly International. They have the best supplements and information out there." I was skeptical because I had come to the conclusion that all the supplement companies were pretty much the same. Dave had given me one of Beverly’s No Nonsense Newsletters and later that day I went on the internet and checked them out. Since I had nothing to lose, I sent them an e-mail with my contest goal and concerns. Roger answered my email the very next day. He told me to stop what I was doing wrong and put me on the right diet right away.
› Sean Andros Balancing Life for a Student Bodybuilder, both in and out of contest season.
At my new gym, I made friends with a female bodybuilder and we started training together. My focus changed. I had been training primarily for running and as a tri-athlete. Now weights became my prime focus. I challenged myself each week to increase the weights I had used the previous workout, and quickly gained strength. The idea of competing in fitness was becoming a realistic possibility. My original intention was to do just one show. I placed a close second at the Central States, and caught “the competition bug”! I entered four more competitions during the next twelve months, 3 national qualifiers and 2 national competitions.
› Dwayne Fishel How I dropped 85 pounds to get on stage I’d been training for a long time, there had to be some decent muscle under this layer of fat, but how do I get rid of all this fat? I decided to try a competition type diet to get the fat off, even though I had no plans at the time to compete. After talking to several people, I had a number of opinions – all different.
› Roger Riedinger Pre Contest Training – How to become lean without sacrificing muscle mass In this article I will outline a training routine for the competitive bodybuilder, or anyone who wants to reach peak physical condition. This program should be started in the eight to twelve weeks out range. Your goal is to become the very best you can be within a certain time frame. If you want to set a goal on where you will place in the contest that is fine too, but remember the real contest is with yourself. If you win that one it doesn't matter if Ronnie Coleman shows up at your contest, you’ve already won.
› Mike Milas Putting It All Together - My Best Year In Bodybuilding Sorting through all of this information and finding a nutritional plan that will work best for you is like living an experiment. In fact, to me success in Bodybuilding is measured by your ability to continually try different combinations to see what works and what doesn’t. What is the right formula for YOU? Mix the right amount of training, nutrition and mental approach and you will see success.
› Kelly and Chris Long Honey, Do These Jeans Make Me Look Fat? My first goal was the NPC Natural Northern USA. Contest day arrived. My very first competition and my participant number was #1. Wow I was the first person on the stage in my very first show. My knees knocking, palms sweating and lips shaking from smiling, I initially tied for 5th in the masters class (but was bumped to 6th in the tie break). Disappointed? I knew before I ever stepped on stage that I was a winner for what I had accomplished. Since I was already in shape, I stuck with my competition diet for three more weeks and entered the NPC Monster Mash.
› Joe Fogarty I Turned My Dream into Reality with Precision Nutrition and Training Three years of hard training with one goal in mind, "to successfully compete in my first bodybuilding show, within the next year" Sounds like a good goal, doesn’t it? But what was I going to do differently this year than the year before. I definitely needed to improve in order to compete, but my progress was stalled. Then at the 2002 NPC Collegiate Nationals I was introduced to Team Beverly – my personal solution to the competition puzzle.