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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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!

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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.

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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!