BPS...the man, the myth....the sponsored athlete!

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  1. BPS...the man, the myth....the sponsored athlete!


    at my own title (don't worry I'm not arrogant, I just thought it had a nice ring to it.)

    So anyway, after seeing a few of the sponsored athletes post some information about themselves I thought that I would get in on the action, so without further ado....here it goes....

    Screen Name: Big Poppa S
    Real Name: Steve
    Age: 28
    Ht: 5'11
    Wt: Current 261lbs, Last comp 208lbs
    Sport(s): Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, Hockey

    So who am I? I've been an athlete all my life, playing everything from hockey to baseball, lacrosse to track, and anything and everything inbetween. I eventually started focusing on hockey playing junior back in Saskatchewan (home province) and University in Ottawa. After I finished up my competitive hockey career I was looking for a new challenge to motivate myself in the gym... luckily enough my girlfriend had just started competing in figure competitions so it was a natural fit for me to take up bodybuilding. Although the training was vastly different from what I had been doing for the last 8 years I immersed myself in it, competing in 3 shows in my first 2 years, placing 4th, 3rd and 2nd at the provincial level. Everything seemed to be going great until my girlfriend got accepted to take Dietetics and Nutrition on the otherside of the country....after much conversation we decided to make the move. Looking back on it I now think it was definitely the right decision however we've spent the better part of the last 2 years trying to recover from the expense and the culture shock. So mainly for financial reasons I haven't done a BB show in the last couple years, however now that we're back on our feet I feel it's time to break out of my shell again.

    Being out here on the East coast there are not a ton of BB shows to compete in (they are few and far between) so to fill the gap I have recently taken up powerlifting, and will be competing in the Provincial meet at the end of May (as a MST sponsored athlete!! ). I plan on qualifying for the 2009 Nationals either at this meet or at another one later in the summer. Bridging the gap between those shows I will be competing in some strongman/highland games events. Talk about busy!! Finally, in the fall, as long as my body is still holding up I am planning on doing my first BB show in 2 years at a Drug tested show held in New Brunswick. It's going to be a long (but great) year and I am extremely happy to have Matt and MST partnering with me along the way.

    Misc Info. Some extras about me..... I am a certified personal endurance and strength trainer, previously owning a PT business prior to my move (gave it up for a steady paycheck, so we could get back on track). I volunteer coach Pee Wee AAA hockey (11 and 12 yr olds), as well as playing on my own "gentlemen's" team during the winter. I also just started assisting with a Spring strength and conditioning program for the same age group of kids that'll run till June....as you can see I like to stay busy! I am also a former GNC (I know they're the devil ) employee, I think I've tried just about every type of supplement you could imagine (no PH's or AAS, just not my style), so if anyone has training or supplementation questions feel free to ask.

    It has been and is my lifelong goal to not only give myself a healthy body but to assist all those interested in also achieving their goals so it is an amazing boost to me personally when a company like Millennium Sport Technologies turns the tables to assist me!! Thanks again guys!!! Looking forward to a great year!



  2. OFF TOPIC: Does MST have a facebook group yet? It seems like FB is a new marketing tool for many companies in the fitness industry....if not anyone have any interest in creating one?
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  3. Hey Steve! Great intro! I personally love the title. I'm proud to have you on board big guy. I see big things coming up for you.


    Facebook will happen soon. I'll let you know when we are closer.

    Thanks!

  4. Congrats Steve....easy coast luv bro..

    are you competing in the show on the 19th...didnt see it in the post, so im guessing no?

  5. great introduction, BPS! best of luck with the PL'ing/BB'ing!
    anabolicminds.com/forum/supplement-reviews-logs/189130-iforce-intimidate-log.html
    iForce INTIMIDATE Log/Review
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  6. Steve, congrats with the sponsorship! We have a really nice crew here. I'm really excited about who we have on board!
    Freedom means nothing here.

  7. very cool that you are sponsored by MST.
    they have some great products!
    good luck in this years show prep.

  8. Thanks for all the kind words guys.... I too believe that MST has some extremely good products, otherwise I would never have even signed up for this. That being said I just received a box today!!

    2 Kreaceps
    2 Codygen5
    2 Shred-XS
    1 Shred-XS hardcore
    1 Ragnarok Warrior Melon
    1 Ragnarok Crushing Punch
    1 sample-sized Ragnarok Ballistic Blue Raz
    1 sample-sized Somnidren-GH

    Pics will be posted as soon as I get my laptop from DD.

    Quote Originally Posted by john123131 View Post
    Congrats Steve....easy coast luv bro..

    are you competing in the show on the 19th...didnt see it in the post, so im guessing no?
    No, I'll just be watching this one due to the Provincial powerlifting meet at the end of May(DD's not competing either due to this summer being her first dietetic internship and the fact that she would've had to be carb-depleting during finals - which is never advisable), however, WNSO/FAME Maritimes is a go so far, it'll be in October.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa S View Post
    Thanks for all the kind words guys.... I too believe that MST has some extremely good products, otherwise I would never have even signed up for this. That being said I just received a box today!!

    2 Kreaceps
    2 Codygen5
    2 Shred-XS
    1 Shred-XS hardcore
    1 Ragnarok Warrior Melon
    1 Ragnarok Crushing Punch
    1 sample-sized Ragnarok Ballistic Blue Raz
    1 sample-sized Somnidren-GH

    Pics will be posted as soon as I get my laptop from DD.



    No, I'll just be watching this one due to the Provincial powerlifting meet at the end of May(DD's not competing either due to this summer being her first dietetic internship and the fact that she would've had to be carb-depleting during finals - which is never advisable), however, WNSO/FAME Maritimes is a go so far, it'll be in October.
    i want the warrior melon!

    too bad man, i may watch this one, the ufc is that night too.! watch george kick some as$

    Fame - sounds good...in NB?
  10. Today's delivery....



  11. Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa S View Post
    Ah, you have your own little store there! Looks like you are set for a while

    Thanks Steve!
  12. So....what's everyone's opinion?


    Just throwing it out there...... this is what I was figuring so far...

    Morning:
    2 Shred-XS
    3 Kreaceps

    Lunch:
    2 Shred-XS Hardcore

    Pre-workout:
    2 Shred-XS
    3 Cordygen5
    1 scoop Ragnarok

    Intra-workout:
    AEN Intrabolic - purchased but not shown in above pic.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa S View Post
    Just throwing it out there...... this is what I was figuring so far...

    Morning:
    2 Shred-XS
    3 Kreaceps

    Lunch:
    2 Shred-XS Hardcore

    Pre-workout:
    2 Shred-XS
    3 Cordygen5
    1 scoop Ragnarok

    Intra-workout:
    AEN Intrabolic - purchased but not shown in above pic.
    Sounds like a great plan!

  14. Welcome and congrats! Sorry i'm late...been in bed for two days pretty much, haha.

    You should top off that stack with some sleepy happiness! haha. Im only taking zmk right now but fully plan on stacking it together with somnidren soon.
    Millennium Sport Technologies Representative/Sponsored Athlete
    www.millenniumsport.net

  15. Just received a sample bottle of C-VO2 yesterday.... used it twice already..... and yep, I'm already a believer!


  16. Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa S View Post
    Just received a sample bottle of C-VO2 yesterday.... used it twice already..... and yep, I'm already a believer!

    Yeah it's definitely good stuff.
    Millennium Sport Technologies Representative/Sponsored Athlete
    www.millenniumsport.net

  17. Seems like it's been forever since I've been on here....My laptop is kaput so I've been trying to log on using my old desktop system (old as in I bought it in 2000) and it's having it's own issues.

    The workouts have been going pretty decent, I strained my back a little doing deadlifts but I've rested it up nicely and I'm ready for my max-out week. I'm not sure if I'll have videos for these but I'm going to try (depends if the GF will do it or not).

    I'll keep on updating here rather than starting an actual log, so be on the lookout for the max-out updates coming this week!

    :squat:
  18. Max-out Squats


    It wasn't too bad but I was really hoping on getting a little more..... regardless I still have almost 4 full weeks of prep before the meet so there's still time for progress, plus I was not wearing a squat suit. Haven't decided if I'm going to use one or not.

    FYI - I also forgot to take my camera to get some video, I'll make a note so I remember tonight for Bench.

    Squats

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    [email protected] - didn't quite make depth, maybe an inch from it.
    [email protected] - easily made depth
    [email protected] Personal Best - again, didn't quite make depth, 2 inches to go.

    - that's it by the end of that I was pretty tired.

    Cardio

    No cardio, wanted to make sure that my legs and body were ready and rested for the squats.

    Energy Level: I was pumped and ready to go, energy was right where it needed to be. 10/10

    Workout Rating: A+, I'm actually quite happy with the lifts as my prior PR was 495 and was no where near depth so there is definite improvement but if I want to get 600 at the meet I've still got a lot of progress to make.

    Post Workout Musings: I feel that I'm on-track to make some good lifts, I really just want to get my lifts on the board for my first contest and I'll let the placings end up where they end up.

    Macros:
    Calories: ~2500 kcal

    Water intake: 7 litres

    Morning:
    1 Fish Oil
    1 Multi
    2 Shred-XS
    3 Kreaceps

    Lunch:
    1 Fish Oil
    2 Shred-XS HARDCORE

    Pre-workout:
    1 Fish Oil
    2 Shred-XS
    1 scoop Ragnarok
    3 Cordygen5-VO2

  19. how come only 3 kreaceps/day? Isnt it supposed to be dosed twice a day?

  20. Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa S View Post
    It wasn't too bad but I was really hoping on getting a little more..... regardless I still have almost 4 full weeks of prep before the meet so there's still time for progress, plus I was not wearing a squat suit. Haven't decided if I'm going to use one or not.

    FYI - I also forgot to take my camera to get some video, I'll make a note so I remember tonight for Bench.

    Squats

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    [email protected] - didn't quite make depth, maybe an inch from it.
    [email protected] - easily made depth
    [email protected] Personal Best - again, didn't quite make depth, 2 inches to go.

    - that's it by the end of that I was pretty tired.

    Cardio

    No cardio, wanted to make sure that my legs and body were ready and rested for the squats.

    Energy Level: I was pumped and ready to go, energy was right where it needed to be. 10/10

    Workout Rating: A+, I'm actually quite happy with the lifts as my prior PR was 495 and was no where near depth so there is definite improvement but if I want to get 600 at the meet I've still got a lot of progress to make.

    Post Workout Musings: I feel that I'm on-track to make some good lifts, I really just want to get my lifts on the board for my first contest and I'll let the placings end up where they end up.

    Macros:
    Calories: ~2500 kcal

    Water intake: 7 litres

    Morning:
    1 Fish Oil
    1 Multi
    2 Shred-XS
    3 Kreaceps

    Lunch:
    1 Fish Oil
    2 Shred-XS HARDCORE

    Pre-workout:
    1 Fish Oil
    2 Shred-XS
    1 scoop Ragnarok
    3 Cordygen5-VO2
    Great squat session Steve! You are putting up some great numbers.

  21. lookin' good, S! how's the S-XS-HC treatin' ya? i just ran out of my bottle that I used every morning and switched to Adrenalean. i haven't been getting anything out of the A-lean at all. i miss me some Shred!
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    iForce INTIMIDATE Log/Review

  22. Maxed out bench tonight, although I'm not very happy with it so I'm not going to post the vids. As you can see below my lifts wouldn't have been accepted so there's still room for progress

    Bench Press

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    [email protected] - this would have counted as I paused and pressed perfectly.
    [email protected] - I paused fine but struggled on the press, holding the weight for a count of 1 on your chest really makes this hard
    [email protected] - once again was able to hold the pause easy but struggled with the press.
    [email protected] Personal Best- I put on the extra weight just so that I could feel it at arm's length, but I ended up giving it a shot, and although I didn't use a pause I was actually able to get this for a new PR!

    Cardio

    30 minutes on the reincumbant bike done this morning. Probably going to start walking on the treadmill again just so that I can maintain my cardio/endurance.

    Energy Level: Good energy level, can't complain there. 9/10

    Workout Rating: A, even though I was a little unhappy with not being able to get legitimate lifts I understand that there's still room for progress and that keeps me motivated, plus busting out a new PR is always nice.

    Post Workout Musings: Deadlifts tomorrow and then I'll know where I'm at with the "big three", still got around 4 weeks of prep so there's still some time. We've also decided to stage a "mini-meet" with some other guys who are doing their first meet, there's going to be some judges helping us out so that we're all ready for Provincials.

    Macros:
    Calories: ~2500 kcal

    Water intake: 7 litres

    Morning:
    1 Fish Oil
    1 Multi
    2 Shred-XS
    3 Kreaceps

    Lunch:
    1 Fish Oil
    2 Shred-XS HARDCORE

    Pre-workout:
    1 Fish Oil
    2 Shred-XS
    1 scoop Ragnarok
    3 Cordygen5 - back to the original!

  23. Quote Originally Posted by metroba View Post
    how come only 3 kreaceps/day? Isnt it supposed to be dosed twice a day?
    Only 3 because I'm also using Ragnarok later in the day. I find that people take way too much creatine, I'm a firm beliver in the law of diminishing returns so taking more doesn't always mean more progress.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by Millennium 1 View Post
    Great squat session Steve! You are putting up some great numbers.
    Thanks Matt, check out the bench results from yesterday...I'll be doing the deads tonight, there's still room for progress over the next 4 weeks, I am also going to start experimenting with a squat/deadlift suit and a bench press shirt, so the max's might jump up a bit next time around.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by ncangey0513 View Post
    lookin' good, S! how's the S-XS-HC treatin' ya? i just ran out of my bottle that I used every morning and switched to Adrenalean. i haven't been getting anything out of the A-lean at all. i miss me some Shred!
    having..... trouble...... maintaining....... focus....... avatar.... is.... too...... powerful!!

    Thanks, I've been loving my Rag-Cord5-SXS pre-workout combo, it's been awesome! I've been energized big-time for all my workouts. I've also noticed a pretty decent stim effect with the Shred HC as well. I'm actually going to adjust it and take the SHC in the mornings with my Kreaceps and then take the SXS prior to my workouts. I'm feeling that I really don't need to take 3 servings of thermos a day right now as I'm really not trying to cut hard yet. I know what you mean though as the last few thermogenic/stim products I've tried (prior to the combos above) really haven't given me much (although Sub-Q by Fusion was pretty good).

  26. Well for the third day in a row I did a max-out last night. It was deadlift day and I really had high hopes of setting some new PR's.

    Deadlifts

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    [email protected] - FAIL - only 3 quarters way up
    [email protected] - FAIL - by this one I was wiped out and had nothing, only half way up.

    Cardio

    30 minutes on the reincumbant bike and 15 minutes on the X-trainer done in the morning prior to work - gotta make sure that I stay in the right weight class for the meet at the end of the month!

    Energy Level: Energy was really good, but Deads are so exhaustive that by the end I was dying out quickly. 8.5/10

    Workout Rating: A, Although I'm happy with how easily 495 went up I think I made a mistake by going straight to 545, should've sent to 525 first. In actuality I had 2 50 pound plates on the bar and was also using a 50 pound bar so all the lifts above 315 are probably close to 15 pounds heavier, but without actually weighing each plate/bar I can't verify exact amounts

    Post Workout Musings: I have previously done up to 565 in deads but that was starting by pulling it off the rack, going down and actually using some momentum (almost bouncing it off the floor). For the meet it has to be lifted directly off the floor so I'm still working on that.

    NOTE: For my next Deadlift day I'll be doing "rack pulls" to work on my sticking point...... also on my next Bench assist day I'll be doing some board work (i.e. 2x4 running down the middle of my chest) to also work a sticking point. Finally over the next 2-3 weeks I will be trying out a squat/deadlift suit and a bench shirt...... so stick around as some PR's might be getting SMASHED!!!

    Macros:
    Calories: ~3000 kcal - had a Prime Rib Sub from Quizno's.

    Water intake: 7 litres

    Morning:
    1 Fish Oil
    1 Multi
    2 Shred-XS HC
    3 Kreaceps

    Pre-workout:
    2 Shred-XS
    1 scoop Ragnarok
    3 Cordygen5

  27. Just gave my two weeks notice at work..... just accepted a job as a payroll and benefits coordinator.

  28. Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa S View Post
    Just gave my two weeks notice at work..... just accepted a job as a payroll and benefits coordinator.
    Congrats on the new job and the sick lifts

    Strong numbers on both the bench and deadlift especially raw. Once you are using a shirt and suit those numbers are going to climb instantly

  29. What was your old job? Congrats on the new one!
    Millennium Sport Technologies Representative/Sponsored Athlete
    www.millenniumsport.net

  30. Quote Originally Posted by CTDeuce View Post
    What was your old job? Congrats on the new one!
    Group benefits plan administrator with an insurance/financial company.


    Just bought a new computer this weekend. HP, 3GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, and I did the upgrade to the 22" widescreen panel monitor. I'm a little pumped about it right now!
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