In the Beginning….

Welcome to Vanguard

This is the beginning of my journey to competing in my first bodybuilding competition.  I have chosen to compete in the IDFA Western Canada Classic  on October 20th, 2012 and this is my site to blog my adventure!   It’s my goal  to not only blog about my journey but hopefully help educate and inspire others to pursue their fitness goals.  When I first started on my journey 9 months ago I had to invest a large amount of time re-educating myself on nutrition and training.  Much of what I thought I knew turns out to be not true and there is a tremendous amount of misinformation on the internet on this subject.  The links and information I share on the site are ones I believe to be of value and have helped me on my quest.  Below is what I have accomplished in the last nine months and I am excited to see what the next 8 months will bring for results.

For this next step of my adventure I have hired a very successful, experienced and knowledgeable coach who I admire and respect to help take me to the contest stage.  Dr. Layne Norton is a IFPA & NGA natural pro bodybuilder and accomplished powerlifter who is a AAPF National Record holder for Raw Squat and Deadlift in the 220lb class. His best lifts are 584lb squat, 364lb bench press, 700lb deadlift and has achieved Elite Raw Total. As if that was not enough Layne has done all this while going to school for his PhD in Nutritional Sciences which he received from the University of Illinois in 2010.  I am so honored and excited to have Layne as my coach and can’t wait to get started April 1st 2012.

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