Questions – 4/1/2012
"Success is a state of mind, if you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success." - Unknown
Tyler, from my experience with web designers, I learned to expect delays and broken promises unless you go with a very high end company. Still, I'm looking forward to becoming a member. Your present site gives daily inspiration.
Tyler - Thanks for you patience...I can't wait till it gets up and running!
Tyler, When you say that you wil never put on extra body fat, does that mean you will not be doing anymore "bulking phases" in the near future with Hanny?
29 March 2012
Tyler - Well what I'm hoping for since I'm pushing to get all the fat off around my midsection which I've never been able to accomplish (especially my lower abs..I've always gotten to a certain point then screwed it all up) before it will be easy to maintain. What I meant by that comment is that I never want to add as much fat in that area again. Once I reach the point where I want to be I do want to continue to keep improving but once I get done shooting I'm not going to do what I've done in the past and eat everything in sight and gain 20+ pounds in a couple of days. I will let Hany guide me on what to do if I will be able to slowly add calories or what not.
Do you have any recommendations for someone who may be looking into getting into fitness modeling? Where do you start? Is there any way you can submit pictures of yourself to certain companies as a way to get noticed ?
27 March 2012
Tyler - You can submit photos to an agency such as Silver Models or Wilhelmina has a fitness division. If they like your look then you will be contacted. I wouldn't just stop there or rely on that though. You should consider competing to get your face out there and start getting recognition. I competed in 2007 at Universe Weekend and that is where I met Adam Silver of Silver Models. If that had not happened then I would've most likely kept competing.
6 weeks till I shoot
On Friday I spoke with my trainer Hany to get the game plan for my upcoming shoot and he decided that I'll be ready in 6 weeks. He said I'll most likely be ready in 4 but didn't want to have to rush things and I lose everything I've gained over the past 6 months. So Friday was my last day of weights until I start up my new program on Monday and all I've done since is my cardio. I'm confident with the new changes that I will be in the best shape of my life and I like the fact that I will be in shape for the summer too and will only have to suffer and be a hermit for 6 weeks (keep in mind that the journey of getting ripped is the hardest but once you are there is a lot easier to maintain). I've already started to lose some of the water and can already see a physical difference since Friday with my physique getting harder. I woke up this morning at 219lb that's a 3lb drop of water. At the end of each week I'll post my body fat measurements along with progress pictures. I'll be posting a new youtube workout video by the end of next week as well.
Hopefully the third time is the charm! What I mean by this is if you've followed my storyline then you know that I gave fitness modeling a try at the very end of 2007 and all of 2008. Then in 2009-2010 my second try was to be a fashion model and that just ended badly. Adam Silver booked me on A LOT more work having a fitness physique than I ever did trying to do fashion when I left his company. So it's 2012 now and hopefully this third try will be the charm.