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Oct212019

Monday
Oct212019

Road to the Canadian Nationals 2019 - Show Day!

Sorry for such a delay in getting this last and final Road to the Canadian Nationals 2019 Show Day Video out. If you are expecting to see show video or photos there will not be any since they did not allow any cameras to be used back stage or on the show floor. I did pay for professional stage photos so when I get those I will be making a video with them to show you what I looked like on stage with the other guys.

So what happened? Well I got 1st place in Grand Masters, there where three of us, all 50 years old that put the time and effort in to make it to that qualified stage, I'm not sure where all the other 50+ year olds where?Perhaps out for beers with their buddies, not a bad option really ;)

Unfortunately this show did not allow the winner of the Grand Master Class to go into the Overalls with the regular Masters Devision, I don't see what the harm would have been in it but not up to me? The only way for a chance at the Overalls for me is if I got first place in my Masters Tall Class but unfortunately this did not happen, I placed 4th out of 8 well deserving guys. Do I feel 4th was justified? I'm not really sure since I don’t have any real reference photos or video to look at right now, when I get my stage photos it will give me a better idea on how I compared to the rest of the guys in my class. I can say the guys that placed above me had a more bigger and blockier looking builds compared to what I consider my build to be which is Aesthetic, proportioned and conditioned.

It is what it is and I am very happy with what I brought to the GNC / ALLMAX Canadian National Pro Qualifier Stage. I brought the my most muscle ever with top level conditioning weighing close to 200 pounds on stage day at right around 5% body fat. This may have even exceeded my expectations so no regrets on my end.

What's in store for me? I'm not sure and will not be making any long term decisions any time soon, for now it's back to eating and living healthy and enjoying all aspects of life.

 

Friday
Oct182019

Road to the Canadian Nationals 2019 - 1 Day Out

One more sleep and I step on stage for the GNC / ALLMAX Canadian National Pro Qualifier. No pressure or anything ;) I am really excited and really stressed both at the same time. This is when self doubt starts to creep into your thoughts but at this point I know I have done all that I can do, and the what ever the outcome I am happy with the work I put in. I stayed on track and did everything in my plan.

I said to my wife Nicole tonight that no matter what happens we are going to go out afterwards and celebrate with an amazing dinner. it will be well deserved either way.

So I made a video of some of the activities that happened 1 day out from the show. Enjoy!

Thursday
Oct172019

Road to the Canadian Nationals 2019 - 2 Days Out

Today my wife Nicole and I travelled to Toronto for the GNC / ALLMAX Canadian National Pro Qualifier. I started the day off at 5:45am with 400 calories on the elliptical since I new I was not going to get any real other exercise in travelling all day. Well we made it and I am now sitting on the couch in our Airbnb typing up this 2 Days Out post. Enjoy some video from today's travel day.

Wednesday
Oct162019

Road to the Canadian Nationals 2019 - 3 Days Out

Here we are 3 days out from the GNC / ALLMAX Canadian National Pro Qualifier. The hard work is done now, I finished up my last workout today and got in a lot of walking, about 7 dedicated miles. I also started adding some carbs into my meals, about 300 grams today, carbs will go up a bit each day until show time.

I also had my Body Fat tested with the InBody Body Composition Analyzer. Last Friday according to the InBody Body Composition Scale I was sitting right around 6.4% and today, only 5 days later I was at 5.1% body fat. Not bad at all, I think we made it in terms of fat loss.

In this video I take you through my day including what I am eating and also a little bit of tanning room posing so you can get an idea of what 5% body fat looks like. Tomorrow the journey begins as we fly to Toronto!