LOOK WHAT I FOUND
Personal Info And Background:
Real Name: Frank
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Occupation: Aspiring Pitcher
Personal Website: http://www.myspace.com/yankeesfanforlife
Gym: World’s Gym
Gym Location: Anchorage
When I Started:
How I Started: I started training towards the end of my sophmore year going into baseball season… At the time, I wasn’t well established as far as training techniques are concerned, and pretty much just focused on bench and dumbbell squats… As the baseball season wore on, however, I began to put more of my emphasis on full body routines in an effort to increase my recovery times, and in the process, I went from throwing 50 plus mph-low-mid 70’s in a little over 2 months… Granted, I also worked rediculously hard on improving my mechanics… It was after this baseball season that I began to fully appreciate the lifestyle of a body builder… Still, however, I had much to learn, and even more research to devour my time into.
Through the use of google, a pecuilar site eroded its way onto my screen, and in the process, the addiction began…
BB.com: At first, I was a little suspect of the site since I was fairly new to lifting, and, in reality, didn’t have any where else to look for information other then a brother of mine. I never put much emphasis into reading the “muscle” magazines because, in reality, I never cared to look at them nor read them.
But I had heard of place called GNC, and was always fascinated by the place due to the fact the majority of people pointed my way towards them.
Whooh… 100 bucks down the drain:
Two Items: Creatine Monohydrate, and GNC whey protein… Never again, but being the rookie I was at the time, and even though I still consider myself a rookie in regards to training/supplementation-okay, I lied, a semi-pro rookie now, lol… But I digress…
I felt the need to continually go back there, and so came December 3, 2005!
After baseball season had ended, and my curiosity towards the sport of bodybuidling grew, I began to realize that I may have potential in regards to pitching, and the success that it may lead into. Like a sugar filled child, I couldn’t wait to get back on that mound, but I knew, that somehow, in order to ever have a shot at pitching professionally, or even in the minors, I had to put on some weight! And so I began talking with my pitching coach in order to persuade him to working out with me.
I still wasn’t quite sure what exactly I was supposed to be doing, and seeing how he had pitched collegiately, and had trained with professional strength trainers from the MLB, he immediately put me under the squat rack, and from that moment on, I fell in love with squatting…
Okay, maybe I didn’t due to the fact that I had struggled to even squat 95 lbs at the time, and with the barbell piercing the back end of neck, I wimped like a school-girl fairy wining to her father on why she didn’t get to ride the pony. But quickly, as I became more experienced in the weight room, and months went by, the squat rack became my arch rival-I didn’t need any freaken towels, or neck supporters to make the exercise more comfortable, what I needed was a kick in the mass, and a little placebo effect…
December 3rd: I purchased the GNC Mega Men multivitamin, and seeing how I still didn’t know what exactly I was doing, and still eating like crap, somehow, this mulitivitamin filled me with an everlasting energy which showed in the gym!
Usually, I wore out pretty quickly as I went from one exercise to the other, and sometimes felt the need to past out- not literally, but a couple times I came close to, only on leg days of course, but with this new multivitamin, I felt I could lift forever! Even though I had been taking two at a time around 5 in the morning, and lifting at 5 at night, somehow, I felt like a time bomb waiting to explode!
Blahhh… But even with this new tickling sensation of what I had come to be my fascination towards the bb lifestyle, I couldn’t quite understand some of my GI Issues. For the longest time, I had been supplementing with GNC chocolate whey protein, and, with time, switched to the cult classic that was ON Whey 100 % protein! The beast of all proteins! Sadly, it took me towards the end of my junior year to realize the GI issues was coming from my whey protein, and apparently, I was even lactose intolerant!
Each and everyday, the tumbling of my stomach haunted me through the coarse of what was to be, my high school life for one year…
“After baseball season had ended, and my curiosity towards the sport of bodybuidling grew”
Bodybuilding i see ok
Bodybuilding is not a baseball workout. You look at most MLB pitchers they dont bodybuild. The hitters mabey but the pitcher No. In the MLB what they do band work, stabilization and balance exercises like med ball touch downs.
And dont tell me they do because I have a video with Mike Clark one of the most well known baseball trainers and they rarely use machines if at all. And im going to post why bodybuilding is not as good as Functional training in the next post.