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.
Nutrition Advice From a Natural Professional Bodybuilder
If you have been following my blog for a while now you will often see me speak about my good friend and old training partner Matt Liller. He is a Scivation sponsored athlete and a Musclemania Natural Pro. As you can see by these images he obviously knows what he's doing. The last time we had spoken was over Christmas break in
Roanoke,VA when we got a couple of workouts in. After training with him and my other good friends Ben Bowles and Chris Edmonds, which are also bodybuilders, I was easily influenced to start training as a bodybuilder again. For the past couple of days Matt and I have been shooting emails back in forth to get my diet down to a T. Since I'm preparing for what I feel is the most important shoots of my life (at the Arnold Classic weekend) I want to be in the best condition I've ever been in. With his guidance I am fully confident that I will be absolutely shredded. I've never been this meticulous about everything and I'm looking forward to seeing the end result!
He is the definition of dedication and discipline. When I told him that I've been having several cheat meals every weekend his response was that he went for 16 weeks without a cheat. This is pure motivation and inspiration for me. Matt will also be at the Arnold working the Scivation booth. We will also be filming a workout video. To learn more about Matt make sure to check out his youtube channel and his most recent interview with Simply Shredded