Nick name: D
Height / Bodyweight: 5'9" 180lbs
I have been a personal trainer for 8 years. I am currently in my second year of owning my own Personal Training business. I specialize in post injury rehabilitation, nutrition and bodybuilding. I train 40 -50 hours per week and have been this busy for the last four years. I also have promoted bodybuilding competitions; I was the co-promoter of the ANBC Cape Cod Natural for six years. I run my business out of Cape Cod Health and Fitness in Dennis, MA.
Off-season I weigh between 185-195lbs. I usually compete between 155-160lbs.
I have been weight training for 15 years and I have been competing for 12 years.
Role models: Frank Zane, Steve Reeves, Arnold, Muhammad Ali
1992 ANBC Colonial Classic, 1993 ANBC Whaling City, 1994 ANBC Pioneer Valley, 1996 ANBC Connecticut Natural, 1996 ANBC Colonial Classic, 1996 ANBC Pioneer Valley, 1997 ANBC Nationals, 1999 ANBC New England Natural, 2004 OCB Spirit of America, and 2004 ANBC Rhode Island Natural.
I have never placed lower than third place at any competition Except the Nationals where I took 4th. Titles: 1996 Connecticut overall champion (JR division), 1996 Pioneer Valley overall champion junior division (under 24), 1999 New England Natural Men's Open Champion. My most recent shows (2004) I took a 2nd and a 3rd. I only weight train three days per week and do very little cardio. I diet my butt off (literally). The only difference between in season and off season is I do a little cardio in season and my diet is perfectly clean.
A typical contest diet day:
Breakfast (5:30 AM) 8 egg whites 1 yolk 1 cup steel cut oats with 20 almonds. 2nd meal: ¾ cup brown basmati rice, 1 cup baby spinach, 6 oz of chicken breast, 15-20 almonds. Meal 3: same as #2 except I substitute 1tbs of flax oil for almonds. Meal 4: ½ of a medium yam, 6 oz chicken breast, 1 cup greens, 1tbs flax.
Meal 5: Same as 4. Meal 6: 8 egg whites I yolk, 3/4 cup of steel cut oats, 15 almonds.
Meal 7: 1and a half scoops of designer natural protein powder. Close to competition I may lower my carbs by about 25% for a few days then increase accordingly.
College degrees and certifications and all other achievements no matter what they are: NSCA certified personal trainer, AAHFP certified post rehab specialist, FRA certified personal trainer.
I am engaged, and have a 3 year old son. I am French Canadian and Native American mostly.
Goals in the sport:
I wish to place in the top three in the ANBC Nationals and Musclemania.
I am also an avid fisherman and deer hunter. These are my favorite things even more so than bodybuilding. The only time I miss workouts is during hunting season. Archery is my primary hunting means and I eat a lot of venison.
I played four years of Varsity Hockey and was Captain my senior year of high school. I played baseball freshmen and sophomore year but gave it up because it interfered with weight training. I ran the hundred meter and threw the shot put my senior year and actually did quite well at both. I have since played in numerous hockey leagues, but currently have not skated in 2 years.
I grew up playing hockey, baseball, participated in martial arts and boxing. I started competing in bodybuilding when I was 18 and have competed in a dozen competitions. With my free time I like to hunt, fish, hike, and anything else outdoors. I am engaged to my high school sweetheart and have a wonderful 3 year old son. The most influential person in my life was my father. Besides being a former competitive power lifter, my father was an avid sportsman and a hell of a mechanic. He taught me how to do all the major power lifting movements which I still incorporate in my current exercise regimen (Dead lifts, squats, Bench press, etc.) I feel these lifts are staples to any athlete or bodybuilder for putting on the beef and increasing power and athletic performance. When I was 20 years old, my father committed suicide, for reasons we will never know. I ended up leaving school where I was studying nutrition, and became a personal trainer. By continuing to compete, hunt and fish, I get to experience many of the wonderful things that my father experienced and I feel it brings me closer to him. My brother has also competed in many competitions and has done exceptionally well. We even coaxed my mom to compete at 50 years old! My mom is also an exercise freak and is in phenomenal condition. I currently weight train 3 days per week. My workout consists of mostly compound free-weight movements, such as dead lifts, squats, bench press, pull-ups etc. I do very little cardio on the off season and when I am competing I do only 3-4 days of cardio per week for 20-30 minutes. My competition diet is usually 8-10 weeks in length depending on my weight when I begin. I recently entered a modeling contest in Men's health magazine and was voted the fittest man in America out of over 1700 participants. I ended up in the September issue of Men's Health and am currently featured on the website. This has opened up a whole world of opportunities and I have to decide if I want to be a fitness model or continue to compete in bodybuilding. I am also a fitness consultant for an online web company called Koach. I also own a Harley Davidson and I ride as much as possible.
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