It has always been a dream of mine to compete in bodybuilding. At the age of 16 I began to make this dream come true and prepare myself for many great contest to come in the future. On April 26th, 2003, I had a chance to go and make a name for myself in the World Federation of Natural Athletes and also the city of Spokane. I spent several months preparing for this event. I made a point in eating foods high in protein, drinking gallons of water, getting up at 5 A.M. to do my morning cardio and spending countless hours in the gym. All this preparation was done for one day held at the Met Theatre in Spokane, and what a great day it turned out to be.
At a young age, I spent a lot of time watching Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. At that point in my life, I became hooked on wanting to build muscle. When I was 13, my parents began buying me muscle magazines. I would spend many hours reading on proper diet and proper training. At that young of an age though, my body wasn’t mature enough to put on much muscle. But I never gave up!.
A few years ago, I attended my first bodybuilding competition to see what actually goes on. Fortunately that day I was able to meet and become great friends with Ken “Quadfather” Babich.(quadfather.com) Ken has been involved in the sport of bodybuilding since the late 1960’s as a competitor and as a personal trainer. He is a great mentor and his given me the knowledge and encouragement to accomplish anything in bodybuilding. .
At the age of 16, I was able to compete in my first show, and I took 2nd place. Immediately after that show I had 7 months to get ready for the Rocky Mountain Natural, which was held on my home turf of Spokane, Washington. I had to spend the first 3 months putting on size. The other 4 months dropping my body fat to as low as possible so I could get complete separation between each muscle group to become as cut and ripped as I could possibly be.