Monday, November 23, 2015
My god it's been over two years sine I last posted here. Much has changed in my life and much is still the same. Had my two year check up to confirm that I am still cancer free, and now in the clear. Shortly after my last post here I was diagnosed with prostrate cancer had it removed ect. Was told that I would never be able to lift heavy again and certainly would not be able to compete again. 2014 was a year of rebuilding managed nationals and did a all time squat pr at this meet. 2015 found me back on form again although at the highest body weight I had ever been at 250 lbs. Manage to break two world records at nationals this year as well as winning best overall equipped lifter. I the last six months I have dropped 40 lbs body weight and with the help of a great nutrition coach have bee able to keep my strength high. Next year will find me making one more run at worlds hoping to break a world record that has stood for 32 years, I tried in 2012 and fell quite short, and this has been a torn in my side since.
Monday, July 29, 2013
So didn't have a big party didn't go on an exotic trip somewhere, I celebrated my 50th year my way. First I was done school by this point and the prospects of working for myself in Vernon were slim at best, so Gwen and I both had opportunities in Prince George and because of the amazing support of our families this was the move that made sense. In July R&R Massage Therapy moved to PG and I have spent the year building it and loving my new work. The first of my planned adventures happened the Aug long weekend after my birthday Tiffany and I took Hang Gliding lessons something I had wanted to do for a long time.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
So I finally got the shots from my meet and this is what 51 looks like for me, well a month short of. Well for a couple of weeks anyway. Putting some size back on for the strongman meet coming up on July 27th two days before my 51st birthday. Strongman training is going ok but my body really needs a break from this. I will post some video of our training in the days to come.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
So here is a pic from yesterday, nine days out. The count down is on now for sure. Learned something about myself on tuesday. It was squat day and day five of no carbs. I got to the gym and felt like crap took everything I had just to start. In the end I hit all the numbers I wanted and the reps it just took me about twenty minutes longer. A year ago if someone told me I would be able to get though a workout in this state I would have said they were nuts. But this day proved to me that we are capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for. Well off to do cardio five more sessions to do
Monday, June 10, 2013
So 12 days out not much to report Still putting in about 25 hours a week training. The dieting has become very hard no carbs 5 days a week making it very hard to function well. Also affecting sleep as I am unable to sleep because I am hungry all the time. This pic I'm totally carb depleted and flat I will post another friday after carbing up for a couple of days. That is about it I will be glad when this is over
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
So here I am four weeks out. cardio is up to 75 min a day seven days a week at 75% htr. Diet is tight now 10 g carbs a day for five days then two days carb loading, also white fish 5x/day on those days. training has been going well but starting to get tough now with the low carbs. To complicate matters the BC Strongman has been moved to July 27 so five weeks after the BB show, as a result I have started to add a bit of strongman to my training but it is a balancing act. Body building show is of the most importance right now so any strongman I add has to support that, but hopefully also prepare my body for the training coming up in July. Body weight in this pic is 195 and I hope to stay around this weight through July to compete in the under 200 lbs weight class at the strongman meet. There is no way in the time frame I have that I would be competitive in the 230 class The low energy level were tough at the start, and I was moody ( poor Gwen) but my body is adapting and I am doing better again. So far I have learned a lot about myself again and I suggest that everyone find something that they are passionate about and push themselves once in a while, it is uncomfortable but you will never know how great you can be if you don't try. One word of advice surround yourself with people who share the passion and will support you, for me it has taken a huge team of people to get me here. I would have quit long time ago without their help. I am down 53 lbs and have lost 11 inches off my waist, learned how much harder I can push my body and still recover, seen the positive impact I've had on others who were on similar paths but were struggling with seeing themselves achieving. It doesn't matter on June 22 if I win or not I will have gotten on the stage and done the best I could and that is all I expect of myself. The path to the stage though will have changed me forever I have grown and I will be stronger physically mentally, and spiritually in the future and that is exciting.
Here is a link to a video of last weekends including of strongman into my BB training.