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BY BY BY JOHN BIBBY BIBBY JBIBBY2003@YAHOO COM
Iwas born and and raised in in in in in Cincinnati Ohio as an an only child At an an early age I became heavily involved in in sports More specifi-
cally I I loved to play football and basketball Due to my involvement with sports exercise was a a a a a natural addition but I only did it it so that I I could play better After I I graduated from college I continued to exercise but not regularly Additionally eating clean was most definitely low on my list of priorities So after many years of o exercising on and and off and and a a a a a a a a a a a a a a far less than nutritious dietary plan I decided a a a a a a a a a a a a a a change was in in in need and joined the the world of body- building building In In 2006 I I I had my first encounter with the the bodybuilding world through Beverly Beverly International the health supplement company Beverly Beverly Interna- tional taught me me that that bodybuilding was a a a a a a a a a a a a a a sport that that consisted of training clean eating and being able to to present your body in in in in in various poses to to highlight all the work that that you you endured to to get it that that way What attracted me most to the the the sport was the the the idea that that the the the only real competition that that you you have as as a a a a a a a a a a a bodybuilder is with yourself It didn’t take me long to to realize that I I I wanted to to compete in in a a a a a a a bodybuild- ing show show so I I I I did My first show show was March 2006 and I I I competed as as as a a a a a a a a a lightweight bodybuilder I I I can remember stepping on that stage just like it it was was yesterday I I I was was nervous and excited at at at the same time but once I I I hit that stage I I I went into a a a a a a a a a a a zone and and did my best showing the the audience the the hard work that I I had put in in in and wow it felt great! I I went on to compete in in in two more shows between the years of 2006-2008 but decided to take an involuntary break from the sport in 2009 It wasn’t until 2015 when I I began a a a a a a new business promoting healthy living through natural supple- mentation that I I decided to rejoin the sport In my estimation the best way to to promote my new business was to to live by example I began training with Hank Merrick at Lean Styles Proactive Weight Loss and and Fit- ness Center in in August 2016 and and in in just three months he he he was able to to get me ready to to compete at at at the the age of 46 at at at at at the the 2016 NGA Monster Mash Natural I I I did well
in in in that that show show but I I I I knew that that I I I I could have done bet- ter ter ter I I I competed again one one year later in in in in the the same show show and placed 1st in in in in in the the Men’s Physique Master division earning my NGA Pro Card It was a a a a a a a a a great feeling of accomplishment Today I am truly blessed and honored to to be an an NGA Pro Master Physique Athlete My ultimate goal is is to to to use this platform as as a a a a a a a a a a a a professional natural bodybuilder to to glorify God by inspiring and encouraging individuals to to live a a a a a a a a a a a a spiritually mentally emotionally physically and healthy lifestyle I want people to to to to know that you are never too old to to to obtain optimal health health One of my favorite quotes from Napoleon Hill says “Whatever the mind can can conceive and and believe believe it it can can achieve ” and and that I believe n n n n Winter 2018
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