2015 Colorado State Championships-July 11, 2015

Finally getting around to posting stage pics. Toughest competition I have ever stood against, kudos to the amazing athletes on stage. Special thanks to my sponsors: ReadyFitGo : Healthy take away for meal prep, total lifesaver. Max Muscle Nutrition Denver for the best supplements and undying support. Action Spine & Sports Medicine for holding this tired, beat up, and worn out bod together and keeping it tuned and running like a race engine. Most of all, biggest thanks to the mastermind behind it all, my coachWatty Watt Allen Watkins. Team TnT for life! And finally, my workout partner and brother who endured all my 90 min lifts till 10 pm, Brian Firkins, best support a guy could have. Love you all!

 

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.

 

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Meathead meal….

Dinner with brother! Long overdue catching up time.

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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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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!

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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.

May 11

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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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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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!!

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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!

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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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Dustin Sheffield lifestyle shoot 11 Oct 2013

I was approached by a photographer whom I had never truly known, worked with, or even seen his work, but I “went for it”. The experience was amazing – fast, efficient, organized, sets pre planned and lighting preset, highly creative and a joy to work with. As we shot and I previewed, I saw his use of color and lighting is amazing. The end result, seen here, I couldn’t be more thrilled with! I gained a new artist to use again & again, refer with highest recommendations, and a new friend. Thanks, Dustin – you wowed me!

Working Out at The Gym

A quick video of some active Graston technique to break up scar tissue in the chest. This will help give the chest a better shape but even more important it will help lay tissue flat and increase performance and allow the muscle to grow again.

Working out at The Gym

Max Muscle Corporate Photo & Video Shoot! October 2013

I have been honored by the invitation to the headquarters of Max Muscle Sports Nutrition in Orange County, Calif for an exciting shoot with 4 other finalists from this year’s MaxFormation top 10! Like living a dream I never thought I’d see after 13 years of being overweight, can’t believe this is happening to ME!

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”.

Metroflex

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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2013 Summer Off Season, Summer 2013

Max Muscle Mile High NPC-June 12, 2013

Training for Mile High NPC-May 2013

Tony Contreras Shoot, May 2013

Brett Seeley shoot- April 2013

Northern Colo NPC. April 2013

The Old Me. January 2013

This is the old me.  This was me, before I began training on Jan 2, 2013.

I was a physical disaster.  I wore a 38-40 inch waist, which spoke nothing of the far larger belly I carried above my waistline.  I couldn’t perform most crossfit type exercises, it was physically impossible.  In fact, to my embarrassment, I had to hold my breath to bend over far enough to tie my shoes, it was a strain getting around my belly.  My blood pressure had risen to the point of needing medication. At one point, the stress had deteriorated my health to the point where I was losing blood via my GI tract, had ulcers, and stress tension causing pinched nerves making me think I had had a stroke when part of my face went numb!  I was working myself to death, and bandaging it with cocktails.

The mental and emotional effect was far worse……. I KNEW I was unattractive. I was embarrassed to go shirtless at the beach or pool.  I had to creatively wear cloths to hide my gut. I looked OLD. I was aware of my lack of mobility, and that jogging across the parking lot would have me breathing hard.  Women were no longer interested in me, and I had grown quite lonely.  Pouring myself in to my work, I realized I had no life left – no hobbies, no activities, no travel, adventure, all that had been lost years ago.  I had become miserable with myself.

Even when I was “doing better” and able to find my way in to the gym, all the progress I made during the week I would completely and thoroughly undo during the weekend by eating poorly and drinking.  It was like I was in a time warp – two steps forward, three steps back – and losing ground.  Meanwhile I was surrounded by competitors at The Gym, and saw the example they set.  I witnessed the progress, the growth, the trials and tribulations, the discipline, the camaraderie.  I wanted THAT life! I wanted to be a part of that team, that life.  I wanted to experience it, to live it.  I began to say “one of these days I’ll do a show”…. “when I get the office settled down, I’ll do a show”, “when I hire someone to free up the time, I’ll do a show”.  No one believed me, with good reason!  Finally I realized……. I was making excuses, and I was a “someday” guy………  a “wanna be”.

I was on the verge of becoming professionally and mentally burned out, and having an emotional  and / or breakdown.

Frankly speaking,  I had slipped, I had let myself go.   Plain and simple, I was FAT.