This is another repost from my last site that I took down. Here is an interview I did with Nate Miyaki, who is now huge in the fitness industry. He is most well-known for his nutrition philosophies, and I highly recommend checking out his site and his products.
Well to get started, you just got back from a bodybuilding competition. What competition was it, and how did you end up doing?
Yeah man, I threw on the ‘ol posing panties and twirled around to some Def Leppard. It was fun.
The competition was the 2011 Ironman Naturally. I placed 6th, which was a slight disappointment. It seemed as if the judges leaned more towards the size component than the conditioning component this time around — which is cool. And I definitely need to get bigger and move up a weight class to be competitive. I was the tallest guy in the class by three inches. But honestly, I’ve never put much stock into the places in a subjective sport. How can you?
The overall weekend, however, as Borat would say, “was a great success.”
The main reasons I compete at all are:
1. To market my training business. Getting into contest shape shows that I have more than just a formal education and certifications, I have practical experience. …