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Re: Bodybuilding Thread!!
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2006, 10:46:57 AM »

Thanks for sharing your story... it is awesome that you are re-motivated ... so now it is time to kick some my friend and get it happening again!!

My story isn't so great but I will tell it anyways

   I come from a very small family.. as in size that is!!  ... when I was in grade nine I was 5'2'' and about 120 lbs soaking wet... but that didn't stop me from being huge into sports.. I was playing soccer, rugby, and I was wrestling on my highschool team... one thing about being small was that I was very fast ..... my older brother always had weight problems due to a thyroid problem and I was always concerned that the same was going to happen to me so I was always very aware of my weight!! well in the early spring of my grade nine year I started packing on a ton of weight.. to the point that I started to get FAT!!! so here I was at 5'2'' and now weighing almost 150 lbs... I was mortified... so I started training in the gym at school... I started doing 200 pushups and situps everynight before I went to sleep.. and before I knew it I was actually gaining muscle..I could flex my arms and there was actually muscle there  lol....  what I noticed the most was that sports were getting easier... I was very strong in wrestling and I was getting better at soccer and Rugby and I also had plans on joining the football team...

  The summer between grade nine and ten was a weird time for me... I grew almost 9 inches in just a few months... when I got back to school in grade ten I had gone from 5'2'' to 5'11'' it was crazy I had all sorts of growing pains and knee problems.. but the worst part was now I was skinny as hell hahaha.. so I started working out harder and harder and eating like crazy....I got a membership at Golds gym and started really training hard... over the next couple of years I gave up Rugby and football and wrestling and decided that I wanted to be a pro soccer player... I played on elite teams and played in Provincial championships... I made it to the point where I was being scouted for a low level pro team.... which was right at the time where I broke my arm.. and two weeks later playing in a scouted game I came down hard with two players on top of me and cracked my left kneecap..... that was the end of my soccer carreer..   :-[ :-[

  I started Kung Fu and was training very heavy in the gym.. I always dreamed about competing on stage but just never got around to doing it.. so I just kept training and eating and training to the point where I was getting pretty Buff I thought :)....  It wasn't until I met a guy at the gym who wanted to compete very badly and he saw that I had potential.... I had just turned 29 years old... well after he convinced me to travel to Kamloops to see a show with him I was hooked... him and I became training partners and we trained soooo hard.. in that first year I gained over 20 pounds of lean muscle...by june of the next year at the age of 30 i stepped on stage for the first time at 196 lbs at 4% bodyfat and took home a fourth place out of ten....

 So here I am now almost 6 years and 5 shows later... I took last year off completely from competing to pack on some more size... this year I am doing two shows.. I am doing the BC's in Richmond on Aug 19th and I will be travelling to Manitoba to compete at the Canadian Nationals in September.. at this time I am 247 pounds and I begin my diet in April... hoping to hit the stage at around 220 shredded this year and I am confident I will be taking the first place heavyweight and overall trophies home with me this time!!!!   well I am hoping anyways hahaha

  I am going to post a couple of pics from the last show I competed in ...  this was in 2004 at the BC's I was 211 pounds and I took home 2 nd place in the Heavyweights....









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Re: Bodybuilding Thread!!
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2006, 01:00:08 PM »

Rick I sent you an e-mail. The e-mail you provided on this site.
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« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2006, 03:06:02 PM »

You can view my recent pics at:

http://photobucket.com/albums/y227/bbronswyk2000/Bodybuilding/

The ones where I am wearing white jogging pants were from today.
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Re: Bodybuilding Thread!!
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2006, 04:08:41 PM »

hey man great pics... you should take some of your legs too though... you are definately gonna be shredded for your Mexico trip...
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« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2006, 05:51:28 PM »

Nice pics Guys!!!! ;)  Especially, your lat spread Rick!!!  Now know why your your name is thick Rick!!   ;D ;D  Well, you guys have some pics up, so it might be my turn next!!!!  But unfortunately, I still don't feel good enough about myself to post any yet, it has only been 6 weeks!!!!  Maybe in another month or so!!!! ::) ;D ;D
  Here is one of my Dad though, back in 1956!!!!  He was 21 at the time, never worked out with weights!!!  I guess I know where I get some of my genetics from!!

  Great story Rick, let me know where I can get some tickets for your show in Aug!!!  I'll be part of your cheering section!!! ;D ;)
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Re: Bodybuilding Thread!!
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2006, 10:31:41 PM »

Just weighed in at 227 and can bench press a house.
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« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2006, 10:09:43 AM »

Thats an awesome pic of your Dad... my dad was kinda like that to.. never touched a weight but he always had great arms and huge forearms.. even though he was a light weight... you should put the pics up anyways man... then we can see the improvements over the next while!!!!  as for tickets for the show they will be on sale eventually on ticket master.. the show is at the River Rock Casino this year  should be kinda cool
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« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2006, 01:41:56 PM »

Rick let me know what you think of this goal. As you know I want to get involved in competing. So since I am going to Mexico in late May I will just continue to keep myself lean. I might as will keep myself lean all summer. So starting in September I will start to bulk up and add strength and size. I want to have my first show early next year. Do you think that its an attainable goal?
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« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2006, 05:27:20 PM »

it sounds like a great goal... just gotta make sure your legs are equal to your upper body.. in competition it is very imortant to have great balance..most people have great upper bodies and not so great legs...
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« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2006, 05:51:45 PM »

Never had a problem with my legs size wise. I could use a little more definition in them and I am sure that will come. Being a former hockey,football and baseball player my legs were always pretty big. I train legs just as often as every other body part.
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« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2006, 06:20:11 PM »

Well then ... yes your goals are totally attainable!!
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« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2006, 06:32:50 PM »

Well than just dont go and move away on me as I need you as a mentor  ;)
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« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2006, 06:56:32 PM »

Thats an awesome pic of your Dad... my dad was kinda like that to.. never touched a weight but he always had great arms and huge forearms.. even though he was a light weight... you should put the pics up anyways man... then we can see the improvements over the next while!!!!  as for tickets for the show they will be on sale eventually on ticket master.. the show is at the River Rock Casino this year  should be kinda cool
Yeah, I always thought that he was a bit of a freak, them when I saw him lift the backend of a truck full of wood, I knew he was a freak!!!!  Guess that is where I get some of my strength from!!
  Pictures you say, well funny thing, I was talking to the girlfriend about that, showed her your pics and Brian's, she thought that it was a good idea as well, so we took some!!!  So here it goes I guess!!  Keep in mind it has only been 6 well, maybe 7 weeks since I started training for the first time in a long while!!  Since I did abs yesterday, I didn't realing get a decent pump going as I had a hard training day today, didn't want to push it, I just started flexing!!  Anyhow, enough talk, here they are!! :-[
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« Reply #43 on: March 17, 2006, 07:09:14 PM »

You sure have the size. Really big traps. You must have some good genes. I have crappy genes as my family all has small frames on tall bodies. Cardio and diet will rip it right up. Just remember its all about calories in/calories out, burn more calories than you consume and you will lose the weight. Have you ever tried HIIT ( High Intensity Interval Training )? If not I could explain it as its a great way to train and lose fat fast.
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« Reply #44 on: March 17, 2006, 07:21:48 PM »

Thanks Brain, I guess that I do have the ability to put on the size without a problem, I seem to be able to take off the fat with the intensity of my workouts!!!  I have been losing a fair amount of fat percentage at the moment, you should have seen me 6 weeks ago, no definition at all, with a belly that bounced when I went down some stairs!!!  I have tried the Hiit program, when I was training for my first tournament about 14 years ago!!!  But I veried it up a bit.  If I feel over the next month that I am not progressing enough in the area, I'll hit you up for a refresher on it!! 
  As for my traps, I have never trained them, at least on purpose, mainly because they were always big!!  I had to work everything around them harder to keep the rest up with them!!  I guess that I can thank my Dad, god bless his soul!!!   ;)
  I felt good at the workout today, got my bench up to 280lbs for 12 reps on 2 sets!!!  Now I guess that I'll see if I can break the 220lb barrier tomorrow with shoulders on the military press!!!  I love this higher iintensity training, just have to remember to not over do it!!!   ::) ;D
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