Posing class at the mile high mecca

2 weeks till state and 19 days till masters nationals. GRIND.

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Workin’ on my selfie game.

Late workout but gotta do it. Excuses = LAST PLACE.

 

Selfie

Meathead meal….

Dinner with brother! Long overdue catching up time.

Meathead

No Lie!

I think the seasonings ReadyFitGo : Healthy take away puts on their salmon make it the best salmon I’ve had to date….to include Ocean Prime and Capital Grille. 

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Burn, baby, burn…

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Two hours of cardio…..

and an hour plus lifting daily…. This old man is tired, soaking blisters in epsom salt, dry needling tendonitis to hold the bod together. Seven meals a day and gallons of water, sleep deprived…. But DAMN it feels good to be on that show grind again!

 

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Coaching Stevee Kay

This girl just departed the world of pageantry as 2013 Miss Colorado to enter the fitness world and Stevee Kay rocked the prejudging! Killed it with flair and stage presence! Thanks goes out to posing & prep coach Melissa Lorenzo who was A-mazing! Head coach Brian Firkins made the entire thing happen. …. And I was honored to be named coach as well for coming around and busting her chops once in a while. Was amazing to be a part of it and proud of this girl I call little sister

Meal Prep!

May 19

Journey to the 2015 Colo State NPC

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All things revolve around Ready Fit Go!

May 17

 

Earlier today, a chance NPC competitor reunion, all picking up bulk orders! So good to see great friends Stephanie Mola, Michael Lee & Rachel Fisher walked in moments later!

Meal portion mondays. Turn up the Kaskade on pandora and get to work.

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Thanks to Jeff Wheeler for the awesome workout gear!

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These shirts are premium quality and fit AMAZING…lol..make me look in better shape than I really am! Mass Monsters, the male counterpart to the Fierce line! And the graphics are COOL.

Maxin’ out with those 3 pounders

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Ready Fit…. SHOW!

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Best thing to ever happen to a competitor… Bulk food from Ready Fit Go!

Back on that grind!

 

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Been a year and a half, two surguries, time to get back in that show prep groove! T minus 10 weeks and counting….

Post workout family dinner!

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Thought I’d be smart and get a salad for lunch from Whole Foods.

Looks great! $26.75. Back toReadyFitGo : Healthy take away for me!

Salad

“Try our new meal recipe”, he said.

Tilapia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lemon garlic tilapia & asparagus. This is what I ate 3 times a day before my last NPC shows…. There’s nothing boring about it when its made by Ready Fit Go! I’d eat this recreationally! It was great. Dieting made easy, show prep made enjoyable…. Well played, Ready Fit Go, well played…..

There was a time when my “justification” for a bad diet and getting fat was “too busy, work too much, no time outside of career”.

Solution: 1. Office Microwave. 2. Office fridge. 3. Stock it with Ready Fit Go. No more excuses! And it works…

 

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Sunday walk in the park

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What an amazing day in the office, NOW I’m visited by Cordon Bleu certified & acclaimed master chef, Taytum Betting!!

She brought me ham hock cabbage stew!!! AMAZING!! Such rich flavor… Folks, if you need an executive chef or for a special occasion…let me TELL ya! I don’t know what I did to deserve such treats but…. I love my friends!!! I’m a lucky boy today!

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I apologize in advance for whatever fate may befall my workout partners.

My new pre workout I discovered at Olympia has arrived in the mail. Most energy yielding drink I’ve ever had. And its a brand authorized to be carried at Max Muscle! Side effects may include hyperactivity, temporary ADD, verbal diarrhea, overtraining, sweating, excessive reps & sets, and accelerated gains.

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Todays first leg exercise:

6 plates x 25 reps warmup, 10 plates x 20 reps warmup, 16 plates x 15, 20 plates x 10 reps (peak, pictured), 18 plates x 10, 16 plates x 12. On to the next. Missing out, Alicia Tait, Lara Fortune, &Brian Firkins!

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Phew!

When one has 3.2 seconds to eat, and its got to be clean…thank god for my Ready Fit Go. Cooking? “Ain’t nobody got tiiime fo’ DAT!” Thanks for inventing a great concept, Johnny Hoang. Don’t know what I would do without ya..

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Another hump day leg day in the books. Please don’t request any deep knee bends from me on friday!

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Always so good to go on vacation…. But then feels SO DANG GOOD to get back under some IRON.

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Reacquainting myself with an old addiction

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Finally got to try IFBB Pro Larissa Reis’ famous spot! It was great! Lunch with gym buddy first thing after landing in Vegas at a meathead haven? Priceless..

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Saturday LEG day fun!

Fourth set, just over 1,000 lbs x 8 reps, full 90 degrees. Fueled by product Full Blown XXX by Max Muscle Sports Nutrition… Get it at 1550 S Colorado Blvd, ask for Brian Cristina or JD Lehman for your custom tuned diet and supplementation plan (since several friends recently asked!)…. Love this stuff! Notice: dont ask me to run stairs on Monday.

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My other favorite place, Max Muscle!

Restocking on some of the best supplements you can buy. Love referring friends to those who have helped me so much in achieving my goals… And because the products are THAT DAMN GOOD! Professional and certified diet & nutrition plans by the Denver location’s GMBrian Cristina! They are pros!

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This is either artificial food…. Or this is the best phone camera on the market! So vibrant! Who needs and SLR?

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Lat pull downs. Lopsided style, lol! At least I amuse myself.

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Liz is showing her home town Vegas how we do it here in the mile high bodybuilding mecca!

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Where’s Waldo? Busy gym…Friday grind! Feels good to be back, even if only half of me, lol.

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At the NPC USA’s watching our amazing athletes from Denver! Congrats Aly!

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Because sweet potatoes are on my diet plan!

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If you gotta be addicted to SOMETHING…

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Between prejudging and finals at the NPC Max Muscle Mile High – with my Ready Fit Go meals, workin’ the expo

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Congrats on 1st call outs middle position to Alexandre Marx Carneiro!

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Because washboard abs… Are made in the kitchen. Just not my kitchen, I can’t cook. Outsource!!!

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These steps are definitely not within building code.

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When you absolutely, positively, really can’t cook….

Or Have to busy of a lifestyle to fool with it! We have…. Ready Fit Go. Ultra clean, gourmet taste, nutritional values on the grab & go container. I seem to REALLY like it!!

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Vacation Time

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Living life right. Much needed little vacation! Back to my beloved other home. Picking up my brother’s new car, so proud of him for his accomplishments and achieving his goals, glad I could be here to be a part of it!

Breakfast is Served!

For 4 months. Four gallons of egg whites! Yum! #fitfreak #healthylifestyle #muscleegg #npc#meatheadproblems

 

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Patio Lunch!

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I always get a kick out of posting pictures wherever I happen to be, when OUT of the office, when I sell a house. Today, a listing went under contract as I sat on the patio at Wahoo’s having lunch with a friend. I’ve put properties under contract from rooftop bars, happy hour at Kona, hotel hot tubs….. Part of why I love what I do!!

New Recipes!

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I’ve spotted new meal recipes at Ready Fit Go! So far I’ve tried the new steak & eggs & potatoes, new fave! This grab and go gourmet meals, but super lean, are the WAY TO GO for a busy lifestyle!

Chuck Norris

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Courtesy of the creativity of Jordyn Hollander, fellow Chuck Norris joke enthusiast!!

Mullets and Moster Trucks

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Throwback Thursday?? Oy. OK….. 1993, high school senior pic, with monster truck & Mullett !! Baahahaaa!

Pho-Yo!

 

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I used to be famous for posting about my Pho addiction about 3-4 times per week. Its been about a year since I’ve had it! Relapse in progress!! Figured I better post it for old times sake, lol.

Motivation!

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It just goes to show, the feeling you get from keeping good health & fitness exudes from within you and rubs off on those around you! And its amazing to watch their determination! VIP Real Estate agent & business development manager, the lovely and brilliant Erin Rose, just got serious about fitness too… She is now the total package, gentlemen. Proud!

Fat Loss Fridays, Anyone?

We have Woman Crush Wednesdays…. Throwback Thursdays….. how about….. Fat Loss Fridays??? Another shot last November from the amazing Brett Seeley. Coaching by Chris Williamson, meals by ReadyFitGo : Healthy take away, and supplementation by Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Denver and Max Muscle Sports Nutrition.

 

Chapter 5.1: pre-2013 Rocky Mtn NPC photoshoot with Brett Seeley

A Special Valentine’s Day Gift

This valentines day, I received a very special gift. She took consummate time & effort to take a copy of the Max Muscle Sports Nutrition magazine I was featured in, and have it custom framed & matted. It now resides on my office wall! This was one of the biggest moments in my life, and she had it immortalized!  So thoughtful, so meaningful. Touched my heart……

Max Muscle Delivery!

Like Christmas when Max Muscle delivers! Supplement Resupply! Many friends have asked me recently to help them with diet plans…. guys, I’m NOT a certified dietitian, I’m a real estate broker, lol. Plus… everyone is different! Different bodies need different nutrition – go to Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Denver where the REAL experts (all certified) can custom tailor a plan for YOU!

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Ready…Fit…GO!

Personal recommendation! It may be “bulking season”, but still must eat clean, breakfast, lunch & dinner! Ready Fit GROW!!! Picking up meals at the DTC #ReadyFitGo #npc #mensphysique #diet

Ready, Fit, Go!

It’s Leg Day…

Today = leg day. My Monday workout partner and I have pushed each other to new heights on leg day, straight falling off the curb, can’t walk due to spasm leg day. Psycho in the gym and a lady on the streets! That’s right, guys – SHE – motivation comes in all shapes.  That means Wednesday = please take a message, I can’t hobble to the phone – where’s my crutches? We need to get U2 to remake the song… “Monday, bloody leg day”.
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Brian MaxForm Life Challenge Top 10 Contestant

Honored and flattered to have MaxMuscle ColoradoSprings post this today! This transformation has not only changed my body, but my LIFE, every aspect of it. One of the biggest pieces of advice I could ever offer: at least once in your lifetime, do something truly great FOR yourself! You deserve it! To all my Colorado Springs friends…. visit this Colo Sprgs Max Muscle location, and let them help you find the joy that I have found! They are GREAT to work with! Brody Hall Amy Cobb Vanderwege Chris Lockhart

Brian MaxForm Life Challenge Top 10 Contestant

Happy New Year!

As 2013 draws to a close, I hear many people say it was the best year, or the worst year. I sit and reflect, feeling very lucky & blessed as 2013 was the best year of my life so far! On all topics: goals accomplished, exceeded, health, fitness, travel, career growth, personal growth, relationships of all natures and types, opportunities, lucky breaks, and surprises. This year was beyond my wildest dreams and I leave it with satisfaction. I wish to thank all those that helped make it happen, supported and watched it happen, pushed, dragged, held my hand or sprinted by my side. Thank you all for being a part of my life!!! And the best part: tonight I do not lament the end of the best year of my life, because all signs indicate that 2013 was actually setting the stage, laying the groundwork for 2014 to be even better. To my dear friends of 2013, come with me as we enter this new year with excitement, and FLY!!

New Year

Go Broncos!

Treating my honey to a big game for being the best supporter I could ever ask for through TWO back to back NPC shows. She’s a saint. Deserves to be treated RIGHT for it! South stands sec 130. BAM! GoBroncos!

Ready Fit Go!

Just popped in to check out the newly opened location! This stuff looks SCRUMPTIOUS! Frankly, can’t wait to be off my show prep diet to make these meals my daily staple. Gourmet and so healthy I’ll stay lean! Bam!

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New Experience!

Pressure boots, to help recover from last night’s wicked leg workout. Feels pretty darn good!

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Dangit!

This is why my meals are prepped by Johnny Hoang at ReadyFitGo:Healthy Take Away.

 Dangit!

Mmmm.

Starbucks Americano, cinnamon, and Max Muscle Iso-x vanilla protein. A healthy dessert like treat! Get it at Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Denver 1550 S Colorado Blvd. Delicious!

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No place like home

Metroflex Long Beach was super cool, but there’s no place like home. Day one depletion workouts, home stretch till the Colo GNC Natural NPC stage, where I show this GNC sponsored event what a Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Denver athlete can do! Team Mayhem, machine mode! home

Machine Mode

Photo shoots done, 5 days and a wake up till the NPC stage, entering week of depletion workouts. I have officially abandoned “beast mode”. Am now entering…. “Machine Mode”.

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Ready Fit Go!

Dieting like a pro: just picked up this week’s meals from Ready Fit Go! This week I’ll consume 5 tilapia & yams, 7 oats & 99% lean ground turkey, 7 chicken and broccoli, and 21 tilapia & asparagus. 5 days from photo shoot, 13 days from stage! Excited to be lean! This is how Team MissFits & Mayhem does it!! The turkey smells so good its hard to resist till its scheduled time….

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Generation Iron

At the opening night of Generation Iron reppin’ the Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Denver shirt amongst our people, and who is here but the star of the film itself, Phil Heath! Now THAT’S a big man!

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Workout on the Rocks

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Red Rocks Workout Video

Truth behind the myth

Myth: “I’d use supplements but they are too expensive”
Fact: They are cheaper than the vodka you destroy your body with!! And with a sale like this, there’s no excuse! I got about $550 worth for $320. This will last me MONTHS…. At the cost of one night’s bottle service in a club

 

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