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  • INSPIRING!

    Hey Tim,

    Thank-you for keeping up with this adventure on here.. It is truly inspiring to see a Natural bodybuilder put it all on the line & compete as a IFBB pro..

    Congratulations on the journey!

    Looking forward to seeing you battle it out on stage at the AC!

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    • It your time buddy!!!! You have accomplished what many of us want too and dream of doing!!!! Have fun!!!! see you next week!!!!
      kiyoshimoody.com
      *TEAM GENR8* genr8speed.com

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      • Good luck. Guys like you give guys like me inspiration to continue to bust it in the gym and do it naturally.

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        • hey tim
          just wanting to know how long do your workouts go for

          and how many of your sets actualy go to failor

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          • Good lcuk Tim! No matter what, keep your head high because you belong up there with all the other pros

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            • Thanks for the encouragement, I really do appreciate it! I made weight last night and just put on some tan so now it's just waiting until final check in and then prejudging at 5.
              https://www.facebook.com/tim.martin.58958

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              • Good Luck, Tim!

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                • Quick update from Atlantic City. Prejudging is over, and although I was nervous and made a few presentation mistakes I'm really happy with how it went. From the callouts it looks like I'll be anywhere between eighth and twelfth ( hopefully closer to eighth!). Looking at these guys backstage was pretty intimidating, but then when I saw stage photos I felt like I belonged up there. I have to admit that many times I would have liked to yell, "I'm lifetime drug-free!", but you guys who read this thread already know how proud I am of this, and I felt a kind of honor representing the naturals on a pro stage ;-)
                  https://www.facebook.com/tim.martin.58958

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                  • Originally posted by Naturally Built View Post
                    Quick update from Atlantic City. Prejudging is over, and although I was nervous and made a few presentation mistakes I'm really happy with how it went. From the callouts it looks like I'll be anywhere between eighth and twelfth ( hopefully closer to eighth!). Looking at these guys backstage was pretty intimidating, but then when I saw stage photos I felt like I belonged up there. I have to admit that many times I would have liked to yell, "I'm lifetime drug-free!", but you guys who read this thread already know how proud I am of this, and I felt a kind of honor representing the naturals on a pro stage ;-)
                    Regardless of what happens, great job on making it there and representing the naturals on an IFBB stage! You should be proud of yourself!
                    Jeff Rodriguez
                    www.jrodfitness.com

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                    • Originally posted by Naturally Built View Post
                      Looking at these guys backstage was pretty intimidating, but then when I saw stage photos I felt like I belonged up there. I have to admit that many times I would have liked to yell, "I'm lifetime drug-free!", but you guys who read this thread already know how proud I am of this, and I felt a kind of honor representing the naturals on a pro stage ;-)
                      Great work, man. I know you've said you probably won't do another pro show, but I think you should. Sizewise you definitely belong on that stage with the other guys (which in itself is an amazing accomplishment for a natural), and I believe you could come in even sharper (leaner and dryer). Really nailing your conditioning could probably push your placement up several slots.

                      PS. I remember chatting with you on the Musclemania board back in 2001 or so when I was like 14 and just starting out bodybuilding. You had just placed second at the amateur lightheavies, and you said the Musclemania was offering you a pro card, but I guess you never took it. Now, 8 years later you're standing on an IFBB pro stage and looking like you belong there. Needless to say, it's been very inspirational to follow your journey to this point.

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                      • Congrats!

                        Tim!

                        You looked good up there man.. Definitely earned the right and it was cool as hell to see the pics of you mixing it up & flying the natural flag for all of us warriors in the field!

                        You are just getting warmed up with the IFBB pro shows Keep rolling!

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                        • good job bro!!!!
                          kiyoshimoody.com
                          *TEAM GENR8* genr8speed.com

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                          • tim
                            just wanting to know how long do your workouts go for ?

                            and how many minutes between sets you have

                            and how many of your sets actualy go to failor


                            Originally posted by Naturally Built View Post
                            Quick update from Atlantic City. Prejudging is over, and although I was nervous and made a few presentation mistakes I'm really happy with how it went. From the callouts it looks like I'll be anywhere between eighth and twelfth ( hopefully closer to eighth!). Looking at these guys backstage was pretty intimidating, but then when I saw stage photos I felt like I belonged up there. I have to admit that many times I would have liked to yell, "I'm lifetime drug-free!", but you guys who read this thread already know how proud I am of this, and I felt a kind of honor representing the naturals on a pro stage ;-)

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                            • Congrats! You placed higher than a number of IFBB pros who weren't natural on an IFBB stage. Definately inspiring. Congrats again!

                              Chuckles

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                              • Thanks for the support. I posted a photo album at:

                                http://protimmartin.com/Photos/Pages/IFBB_AC_Pro.html

                                As it turns out I ended up 11th out of 22 guys in the 202 division. I was hoping for 8th or 9th, but realize that a few placements is inconsequential if you're not challenging for the win. Regardless, I accomplished what I set out to do and that was to be competitive on a pro stage. In retrospect there were a number of mistakes I made, most notably using Dream Tan. While I have had success with this in the past under favorable lighting, on this stage the lighting was so good it created a muddy effect and blurred some detail. Also, making the 202 weight class was a challenge to say the least, and I'm not sure loosing all that water weight on Thursday didn't have a bad effect on me even though I was on stage at about 209 pounds.

                                The general feeling I had in Atlantic City was the same I had last year at the Master's Nationals in that being engulfed in the "drug culture" of our sport for a few days effects me negatively. It's a hard pill to swallow to realize that no matter how hard or how long I train I will never have that freaky, vascular look that is rewarded in our sport.

                                I'm heading up to Toronto tonight to shoot pictures for MuscleTech, and then I'm just looking forward to relax and live a normal life for a while. Here's a pic from the weigh-ins with Jose Raymond and James "Flex" Lewis (by the way I think Jose should have won!).
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