My name is , but my friends call me Vinny or Big Vin which I find kind of funny! I am 5'8'' and weigh 170lbs. I am 33 years old and I am creeping up on 34 on February 27th, another year and I compete in the Masters!!! I am an Account Executive for Sprint PCS, basically I handle national chains of stores for the company, keeping up relationships, trainings, and seeing that the stores hit there sales goals every month. It's a great job, it can be very stressful, right now I am handling 40 stores in New England, it gets crazy, but that's what I love about it, the challenge makes me push harder to make my numbers and I give my best to do that. I have been with the company for 5 years and I have made a name for myself.
I come from a pretty large family and I have lived in Rhode Island my whole life. My family is part Italian and part French, interesting combination! I grew up in a very small town and went to a very small High School. I played Baseball and Volleyball in High School, before going off to College at Johnson & Wales University where I also played Volleyball in Division Three. I received my Degree in Pre-law. I intended to go back for Law, but then I landed the job at Sprint and I have been very satisfied there. At the moment I am single and no children, but I hope to have a family someday. That is very important to me. I recently moved to Cranston, RI.
I started weight training a few years ago to put on some size; I became really serious about it when I met my trainer Paul Dexter of Dexter Training Concepts. I was not getting any gains so I went to Paul to find out what I was doing wrong. We quickly became workout Partners and Paul put me on a Specific Diet and Workout routine. The Gains started coming fast. I was inspired to compete by Paul; he is a very accomplished Natural Bodybuilder. At the time I had allot of personal things going on and not to mention I also am missing some fingers on my left hand which makes things a little difficult to do. I wanted to challenge myself and I also wanted to get something in my life that I enjoyed and that would keep me focused. Bodybuilding and competing was just the thing. It's a very hard and disciplined sport, but the hard is what makes it great, if it was easy everyone would do it.
My contest day diet this year was pretty strict; Paul wanted me to come in Shredded!! I started dieting 10 weeks out my meals were the same every day two bowls of oatmeal in the morning mixed with a scoop of VP2 protein, two hours later a Trioplex bar, lunch was a small turkey pocket, mid-afternoon meal was half a bagel, with a VP2 protein shake, dinner was 4oz of chicken and a half cup of rice. That was it for 10 weeks. I ran cardio for a half hour a day. For the show morning, I had a couple squirts of honey, and believe it or not a cup of captain crunch. Low carbs, no water that entire day, I had dried out that prior week. After pre judging I had a couple of rice cakes with very little jelly and it was back for the night show. My weight training stays the same up until 2 days before the show. I still go heavy until the end, and then 2 days out do a light upper body work out. I rest the day before I compete. I am blessed with the ability to stay lean and still put size on. Some supplements I use are V12 and Bolt from San, I also use NO2, as well as allot of Glutamine.
Some of my Hobbies are Golf, what a great sport. I enjoy football, baseball. I love to travel; I have been around when it comes to traveling. Spending time with friends and family is very important to me. I enjoy skiing in the winter. I enjoy the going to the movies or sitting home watching a movie. I just picked up a new hobby, I enjoy going to the shooting range and popping off couple of rounds, it's allot of fun.
Some of my Role Models are first of my parents; they are wonderful, understanding and supportive people who have helped me so much in my life. Paul Dexter for his drive and for showing me the things I can accomplish and his knowledge. My older brother who is a self made man, there's no task he cannot complete. There is one very special person in my life who I don't want to name, but they showed me the beauty of life again and made me want to be a better all around person every day. I thank that person for that and I hope we can meet again another day.
Thanks for stopping by and checking this out. I wish you all the success in the world. It's your life you only get one; make your dreams come true!! If you would like to contact me, you can reach me at Vincent.firstname.lastname@example.org . Take care and god bless.