Saturday, October 11, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I am currently 191 lbs and packing on size for next year. Can you tell I love the offseason.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thank you very much Mr. Hughes for mentioning me. :)
Here is the article.
Hughes News and Views:
Potential Ms. Olympia trains in Terre Haute
By David Hughes
TERRE HAUTE — Years ago, the little intro next to my column logo said, “David enjoys competing in sports as much as watching them.
”That may not be word for word, but it went something like that. Anyway, I don’t compete much now that I’m approaching 50 and recovering from that little torn-triceps injury, but I still appreciate the relationships I’ve made hanging around weightlifting gyms over the last 31 years.
That’s why, two or three times a year, I feel compelled to write about the significant accomplishments of bodybuilders and weightlifters with Wabash Valley ties. If that’s not your cup of tea, I understand. My next column will probably focus on a more traditional “ball” sport.
But for today, I think you should be aware of the following hard-working athletes:
• Jason Irving — Competing in the bench press, the 34-year-old Irving placed sixth in the 123-pound weight class of the Beijing Paralympic Games on Sept. 11.
A Clinton resident who represented his native country of Great Britain, Irving pressed 391 pounds before getting disqualified on his final attempt at 396 because of a time-limit violation. That cost him the third-place bronze medal.
“We executed the plan exactly as we hoped,” Irving said. “My technique was rock solid.”
His 391-pound bench press beat the European record in his weight class by 26 pounds.Irving plans to continue training but won’t compete in another major meet until next year, possibly the International Powerlifting Federation’s World Bench Press Championships at Luxembourg.
• Jim McCarty and Rocky Tilson — Former Terre Haute residents McCarty, now 48 and living in Edgewater, Fla., and Tilson, 45 and living in Morristown, were intending to compete in the 2008 World United Amateur Powerlifting world championships this weekend at Lauchhammer, Germany.
McCarty was entered in the open and masters (age 45-49) divisions of the 220-pound weight class and Tilson in the masters division of the 242-pound class. Both were slated to represent the U.S. team.
As far as we know, Tilson still made the trip. But McCarty informed me Wednesday that he came down with pneumonia recently and isn’t going. He said he still wanted to compete, but his coaches would not allow it for safety reasons.
In a local meet in Edgewater back in July, McCarty said he squatted 755 pounds, bench-pressed 440 pounds and deadlifted 645 pounds for a total of 1,840 pounds to win the 220-pound class, so he was expecting to hoist some serious weight this weekend.
McCarty hopes to recover from his illness soon so he can lift for the United States in a World Cup competition in January.
• Isabelle Turell — The fiancee of Terre Haute police officer and former competitive bodybuilder David Stamper, Turell moved to Terre Haute in February after living in Orlando, Fla., and she’s making a name for herself in the world of big-time bodybuilding.
After debuting in the sport in 2000, the 5-foot-5 Turell improved enough to win the light-heavyweight class of the 2006 North American Bodybuilding Championships and win the overall title and heavyweight class of the 2008 USA Bodybuilding Championships in Las Vegas at a bodyweight of 152 pounds, earning an IFBB pro card in the process.
Turell then set her sights set on the 2008 IFBB Atlantic City pro show Sept. 13 and placed sixth out of 18 competitors.“I really want to qualify for Ms. Olympia and one day win Ms. Olympia,” said the 28-year-old Turell, who trains at Fitness Experts.I have a feeling I’ll be writing more about Turell in the future.
• Tribune-Star bench-press competition — For those of you who’d like to make news instead of read about it, the Tribune-Star’s Bench Press for Education Competition is scheduled for Oct. 25 at the Terre Haute Family Y.
Weigh-in will be from 10 to 11 a.m., with lifting to start at noon.There are five weight classes for men — 125 pounds, 126-165, 166-198, 199-220 and over 221. For women, under 125 and over 125 are the two classes available.Entry fee is $25. Proceeds will benefit Newspapers-In-Education.“Newspapers-In-Education [aka NIE] is a program that promotes literacy, increases hands-on learning in the classroom and develops lifelong reading habits among young people and their families,” explained David Zigler, the Tribune-Star’s circulation sales manager.
“NIE provides classroom sets of newspapers to teachers in Vigo County and other surrounding communities, along with a variety of teacher tools, resources and training opportunities. Teachers use the newspaper as a current up-to-the-minute text book. This being an election year has increased the demand for classroom newspapers. We currently supply more than 2,500 papers to the area schools. This program is funded by donations, sponsors and various fundraisers throughout the year.”For more information about the competition or to obtain an entry form, contact Zigler by phone at (812) 231-4339 in the daytime or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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Oh I almost forgot to mention. My birthday is Oct 22, and I am now accepting gifts and sponsorships lol. You can send them to my email address above ha ha. I still don't have no idea what we are going to do, but regardless i will hae fun as I will be with my Fiance' and thats what matters to me. For the first time, I will get to enjoy my birthday as its been years since I got to actually have a slice of birthday cake. I was always dieting and I am sure a lot of you athletes especially the Bodybuilders can understand what I am talking about. :). I am going to get the biggest cake I can find and eat it in nder 10 mins. LOl just teasing. I would in the future like to order a cake from Duff Goldman who some of you know from food network show Ace OF Cakes. He runs the Charm City Cakes in Maryland. http://www.charmcitycakes.com/
Duff is the man to go to for a cake as his cakes are to die for. Not alone the awesome artwork that goes into your cake.
Oh I have to mention that in living in Orlando, FL I never saw cornstalks and really experienced a fall time. On top of that I never really got to experience cold weather. Today its chilly. I am walking around the house in sweat pants and a hoodie. LOL.
Omg, I am working hard this little off season I have to put on some mass. I have to start somewhere. :) Last year, My diet was mostly cheesecake and pasta lol. I just finished having some chicken coated with a extra thick layer of peanut butter along with some Spanish rice and beans( I also threw in some sausage for extra flavor lol). I really can't complain about my diet as I am on a base plan and I can do a lot of substitution for example. Instead of a chicken meal I can do an extra steak or better yet a hamburger mmmmm. plus I can use condiments, which in the precontest I am limited too. Calories right now is my friend. Protein is the most important thing in my diet, and is a must.
Training is still great!! I can't complain. I did 225 for close grip bench yesterday for 15 reps. So I am happy. My goal is to add more muscle size and come in contest shape at a heavier weight. I do have a set of abs they are just not as visible as I would like them to be lol. Now the key to getting stronger in your workouts is eating a whole carmel apple walnut pie from Sam's. It has key ingredients in it to help with increasing strength ha ha.