Tuesday, March 29, 2011

NPC Indiana, a touch of class

I'm a athlete and a competitor and over here in the NPC Indiana you will experience a touch of class, not to mention good ole Mid-Western charm. The panel of judges share the same passion for the sport as you and me. They are professional and represent NPC Indiana very well. I'm very proud of all of them.

Its that time of the year again, get your posing trunks out and your stain(tan) on as its showtime..... This weekend is the Evansville Southern Indiana show. Just to refresh your memory here are the Indiana Show dates  and you can also check out npcindiana.org for the applications to the shows

Good luck to all of you. "you are all champions"-Jon Lindsay

Indiana NPC Show Dates
April 2, 2011

Southern Indiana Bodybuilding & Figure Championships

Harrison High School Auditorium

Evansville, IN 47708

Contact: Eric Schmidt

(812) 402-9900

June 4, 2011

Indianapolis Championships

Convention Center Downtown Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

Contact: Tim Mobley

(317) 867-4993

June 11, 2011

The GNC Classic

AHS Auditorium

Anderson, IN

Contact: Dave Cravens

(765) 778-3947

July 9, 2011

Mid-Western States

Embassy Theater

Fort Wayne, IN

Contact: Rick Walters

(260) 436-9326

July 23, 2011

Indiana State Championships

NPC Hoosier Muscle Classic

Convention Center Downtown Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN (both shows)

Contact: Tim Mobley

(317) 867-4993

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Iron Pit Mr. Indiana, and the Bar Benders band

Way to Go Butller..Heading to the Final Four. I just love Bulldogs

Iron Pit is the Shizznet. So I was training yesterday and got to see John Mellancamps son being trainied by one of the trainers in the gym. Not to mention John's super model ex wife trains as well as the president of IU. Pretty nice if you ask me, and they know where the best gym is and its here. Seriously people this is the gym of gyms. IYou absolutly need to check it out for yourself. IT DOES NOT GET NY BETTER THAN THIS. This gym has been around a long time and instead of 24 hours its 25 hours lol. Just look at the sign if you don't believe me. It was another wonderful day in the gym yesterday and I will talk about yesterdays workout later. For now its time to brag. You know I just have to give compliemnts and kuddos. LOL. So here is Mr. Indiana form the Indiana State show back in the day. Very impressive tiny waist and an 8 pack lol. He reminds me of a buff Ken doll :) or better yet He-Man. I'm sure I may get killed for saying that but its my blog and I speak my mind ha ha. Regaurdless he looks freaking awesome. This shot was taken after his last Indiana State competition where he was 215 pds. Matt was telling me how in this picture he was remembers specifically thinking "bring on the food" LOL
Amen to that as I know many of us make a stright bee-line to the nearest restaurant after the show lol.
Here's another show shot from another show and another one with him and Pro Mike Quinn. Check out Matts color pants lol. It don't get any better than that.

 Now besides Kevin Leverone and Frank Zane (who has a band and plays harmonica). How many other bodybuilders have thier own band and get down playing around town ets. Matt has his own band called the Bar Benders. Speaking of the Bar Benders they will be playing Tuesday night at the Bears Place (DA BEARS DA BEARS DA BEARS...sorry I couldn't resist *smile)
Going back to what I was saying before I changed the subject the Bar Benders will be playing at the
Bear's Place
1316 East 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN
Tuesday, March 29th at 8:30 pm
A donation of $3.00 goes to thier mission trip in June. So make a good donation :) hint hint as its for a very good cause, if not I'm hunting you down lol kidding

Friday, March 25, 2011

it takes strength

Don't ask me when I took this as I can't remember lol. I'm serious. It brings back great memories and it pumps me up for the summer :) woohoo. I got some more pictures to share :), but will do that here in a sec. I started my morning by watching the black and white movie "the three musketeers", I've never seen it till now. I like it :) and yes I'm cheesy like that. Big weekend ahead of me. Between my physical assement and then our new show this weekend its jam packed. Its possible the assement may go longer than expectant too so that may be a factor. This training for me has only been the tip of the iceberg with training. Your not going to learn everything in school as its more learning on the field. My EMT training has just begun, and then the Medic training in the Fall..that is tough. Your looking at another year of training. You always here the controversy over paramedics and nurses lol.  I rode in the ambulance yesterday for my clinical which started at 8am and I stayed till 7 pm as we had patient that had to be transported to Wishard Memorial in Indianapolis as it was a MVA. It was lights and siren from Bloomington to Indy. I am amazed at how many people try to out run the ambulance or pay them no mind on the roads.  I can't even imagine how I would be driving the ambulance going down the roads with these drivers. One of the cool features on the new ambulances is the privacy window. Its a screen that pops up over your windows in the back so it blocks people from seeing in. It was another long day, but I loved every part of it. Bloomington is the first in the nation to have blue fire trucks. Powder blue I think is the color

Do you think the Holiday Razzle is me. There was a glitter magazine from the 80s i saw in the gym while I was doing cardio. Pretty cool :) as you know I LOVE the 80s.

Its funny in class or around restaurants how people talk and say or assume things. I should start my own type of national enquier. Think of it like grandma with her loud and clear "as seen on tv device"(used to hear other peoples conversations) Check out the commercial.

Anyway grandma or whoever trying to find the latest scoop just so they  have something to say LOL

As a treat meal for myself I took myself out last night solo to the restaurant Sushi bar. Awesome place for great sushi. Tell them the EMT bodybuilder tha ate up all thier sushi sent you

Well its a busy day tomorrow as I mentioned above and we have our newest show in South Bend. I'm very curious to see how that goes. We have Indiana state reps coming in for the testing on the physical assessments. The hardest out of the 7 test is trauma and medical. *whew then after that we are free lol but there's a chance it could go longer as I mentioned earlier. That could change my plans. As far as the show I am pulling for Jorge as I said in a previous blog he reminds me of someone I know with a great set of genetics and a beautiful body at such a young age. Lucky guys. Seriously not a lot of young people can pull that off but it takes so much doscipline and dedication on top of that. I know Jorge will kick ass. Can't wait for that. Best of luck to everyone
Are you still wondering about me lol. I've got the blog ready or at least I think I do ;) All week I have had brain flatuence lol. Bear with me bloggers.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A few quickies

I tried to take a shot for yah'll before I head over to my clinical. I was surprised by the complimnts I got today. very nice. One that stood out was how I looked the part and looked professional. I like that. :) I actually had the option of taking the clinical tomorrow so I could have time for study group tonight but I chose option b and just wanted to get it out of the way. Her are a few pictures and they are not perfect.

Friday, March 18, 2011

24 hour Iron Pit Gym Bloomington, Indiana for the Serious and Fit Minded Gym Rat

I remember searching the Internet for a gym in Bloomington, IN. I was looking for  a Anytime Fitness or something that would get me by while I was in town. So I saw a website for a gym that was 24 hours. I was curious and clicked on it. Wow..I was blown away. It was a hardcore or serious trainers heaven. I couldn't believe it. here in Indiana was this gym that I have never heard of since I have been here for the last 3 years. 
I have trained at a lot of gym all over the country and this by far is one of the best. I would HIGHLY recommend any bodybuilder, power lifter or fitness minded person to train here. I even begin to tell you how thrilled I was this morning walkign through the door. I want to try every piece of equipment in there. As soon as I walked in my muscles swelled up immediately from the energy of the gym. Super super great atmosphere. That makes a HUGE difference in a gym. There's not too many gym likes this anymore around the country. I finally met Matt a few days ago and I was blown away. He is one of the coolest people you'd ever meet and very very dedicated to fitness and health.Here is one of his many pictures. Which You must check out their huge array of photos, clippings, memorabilia, trophies, etc. They even have thier own band :)Matt is a big Bodybuilder fan and a bodybuilder himself on top of that as you can see. I haven't met Doug yet but I will. He is a huge powerlifter and has competed in the Highland games(wheres the kilt). I saw his little set up with the squats, Deadlifting, and benching. Very nice. I wish I would have met them a long time ago as I would  have loved to see my full potential with my strength. Who knows I'm actually itching to ask Doug and Matt to train me to see my potential. I am strong when I want to be but I am safe now a days *wink and do go nutty with weights. I can be a crazy nut when it comes to intense training. *whew* lookout...Well I know some of you in particular who would really appreciate this gym and would love it especially if your a fan of powerlifting and classic and modern bodybuilding. Not to mention the old school training :) You absolutley need to check out this gym. Its FABULOUS!!! I am in heaven. I had the best workout today and the focus and fire was so intense. I raving about it as it makes me so excited. This is a great place to train for me getting ready for a show. The people make a big difference as you are among friends and well they treat you like family here. 
24 Hours

122 East Miller Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401
(812) 339-1679

Here is the Arnold side of the Gym :) LOVE IT !!!!

 some powerlifting tools..look at those thick chains :). I thought this was neat. The platform poetry. I guess you can write stuff on here about squating and deadlifting

 This was a pretty neat device. Never seen one in my life and it is a great piece to train on. I like the shrugs

 Money from around the world.....You see this as soon as you walk in the door to your left