60 Pounds Down, Many More to Go – Keep up With Jake’s Body Transformation


Note from Nutrishop: Jake Edlund has gone through an amazing weight loss journey, with a little help from us and a lot of motivation and discipline. We were so interested by his success that we decided to keep following up with him as he continues his transformation. This is the first of a series of blogs by Jake, who is continuing to check in with the Nutrishop CDA store and use Nutrishop products to aid his journey.
Week 9: September 22, 2015
CaptureThis week we are going to be starting a new program that is provided through Bodyspace. The program that I will be starting is Kris Gethin’s 12 Week Daily Trainer. The main goal with it is going to be to cut fat through building as much muscle as possible. For the past year or so I have been in a constant mode of cutting with a fairly strict diet, and to be honest the diet, along with the cut, gets very strenuous on your body. For this program my goal is to eat an even amount of protein and carbs, along with a healthy fat intake. The ratio I am looking at is a 40-40-20, protein carbs fats. I am doing this to build more muscle with a steady fat burn. Along with weights I will be shooting for around an hour and 45 minutes of cardio a week. At the end of the build I plan on going back into a cut for summer. My goal is to have a lean healthy body on graduation day. Let’s get it! Also going to be posting a video of my progress and updates every week on the YouTube channel so look out for that!
Video: Jake’s Meal Preparation

Week 9: September 15, 2015
Jake 9-15This week is going to be a big week. As classes get harder the intensity of the workouts are going to increase. With the increased work load there is going to be more stress on my body so I am going to focus this week on mitigating stress through tackling one day at a time. I plan on getting all of my workouts and meals in the best that I can. One big topic that I am going to be focusing on this week is sustainability. I am going to make things work the best that I can with what I have. When you are on a fitness journey with strict goals and a strict regimen, it is hard to always get everything right every time. You cannot let the little failures of missing a meal or a workout get to you, and lead to one big failure. You have to work through the journey one day at a time and make it all work out. This is true with fitness as much as it is true with life. The real transformation of a fitness journey not only happens with the body but also with the mind. It forms a sense of mental vigor, with an increasing sense of vitality to achieve goals, and ultimately form you into an amazing human.
Week 7: September 8, 2015
In my last video, The Ultimate Disclaimer, I told you all what I have been up to for the past couple weeks and the struggles I have been having. Go check out the video for more details! This week will be focused on building back some of my lost strength along with promoting an increased metabolism. I’m going to pull out of the last two weeks of funk and sickness and have some sort of a kickstart for my fitness again. I’ve found that this happens to me once in awhile but the best thing to do is just pick up and keep going and re develop a sense of symmetry and oneness in your life. When you have a goal and are working towards it at a steady rate, all of the smaller parts of your life start to fall into place.
Week 6: September 5, 2015
Jake checks in on his weekly video log with an update on his results.

Week 5: August 31, 2015
This week I plan on getting back on track with the full fitness regimen. The past two weeks of being sick have left me feeling weak and unhealthy. I plan on getting everything back together by getting my meal timing and prep down to a science. After 10 days of not getting in the gym I can finally get back to it this week. This sickness has really knocked me back but when it comes to fitness persistence is key and staying committed to the end goal is what matters.

Week 4: August 24, 2015
Today is the first day of fall semester and I’m ready to kick it into high gear! I have classes along with my lifting schedule, diet and work. Retrospectively, the last month has been amazing! I have been making small, consistent gains in my lifting and fat loss with help from Nutrishop. I am down to around 24.5 percent body fat and feeling good. My losses have slowed but consistency and determination are key! I have been dealing with being sick for the last week or so and have been maintaining as well as possible. My goals for the week are to figure out the best times to get my lifts in and to manage my new hectic lifestyle while doing school. Time management is going to be key in doing this and I am ready to rise to the challenge! New video should be up on Friday of this week along with uploads to my Instagram! Go big or go home!
Week 3: Jake followed his diet well, but some distractions slowed his gym progress mentally.

Week 3: Jake followed his diet well, but some distractions slowed his gym progress mentally.

Week 3: August 17, 2015

This week has been one of slow progression and consistent effort. Weeks like this keep me reminded of what the ultimate goal is with my weight loss, and that dedication and consistency are the keys to success in losing weight overall. I have been eating all the meals that I need to this week; that being said, my macros seem to fall a little short every day. Other than that, the goals that I set for myself last week have stuck and I have been progressing and keeping up the consistency.
My work in the gym, however, has been a tough mental game this week. Normally I have the unique ability to turn my brain off and just power through workouts without directly thinking about all the negative thoughts that can be involved with the workout. However, this week it seemed to be the direct opposite and some negative thoughts found their way into my head when I was in my workouts. This was somewhat impacting on my workout but I did not let it ruin my entire workout. This is a new week and a fresh start and it’s time to kick it up another notch! This week’s goals are going to start with setting strength marks and spending the next two weeks after to try to break through and build those marks higher. As always, go big or go home!
Video: Jake’s Daily Supplements
Check out the NUTRISHOP products Jake prefers to take as he moves toward his goals:

Week 2: August 10, 2015
CaptureThis week has been a very hectic week when it comes to fitness. I have been in the transition process of moving back to college and have been going through constant transition. The diet has been off this week due to the constant transition. I have been trying to track my calorie intake the best I can, but can honestly say that I have not been hitting my macros this week.
When it comes to getting in the gym I have been getting in the gym every other day and been doing high volume and short rest times to get my heart rate up and burn fat. As far as supplementation goes, I have been cutting back – I have been using creatine, Vasocor preworkout, and glutamine. I follow that up with a daily regimen of fish oil, daily multivitamin, and HYPERCOR.
This is the last week and what’s been happening. Main goals for next week are eat all my meals, eat all my macros, and do one thing daily to improve my overall health. Go big or go home.
Introduction: August 5, 2015
jake1My name is Jake and I am native to the Northwest. Currently I weigh 270lbs and have the current fitness goal of cutting that weight down to around the 225- to 235-pound range
by October 1st. While doing this cut I want to make sure that it is comprised completely of fat and that I am not losing any of the lean muscle mass that I have built. I want to
ensure that I keep my strength up and continue to progress in becoming stronger and having more and more endurance with my strength training. This comprises my current
fitness goal sheet.
image2I got started with fitness when I was around 17-18 years old. When I started I was extremely overweight and felt little to no self-confidence. I decided that it was time to do something
about it one day when I looked down at the big number of 338.6lbs on the scale staring back at me. I got a gym membership and began doing cardio and a light lifting regimen. This persisted
for around 6 months or so until I lost motivation and “fell off the wagon”. I went through a period of off-and-on workouts and dieting for the next two years. Right after my 20th birthday is when the
biggest change in my life really happened. This is when the life journey of sustainable fitness started for me. I began to go to the gym regularly and began to diet with a fierce intensity. I went from
330 pounds down to 300 within the first month and a half of this schedule that I had set for myself and have not stopped since. Mind you, it has not been an easy journey, with many high and low periods.
image3The lightest that I have ever been is 256.4 pounds, but due to some complications and worldwide travel that number has gone back up to 270. Regardless, this has been my self taught, journey with sustainable
weight loss so far.
The main motivation that got me into fitness was purely health. I wanted to be fit and happy and not have to worry about diseases that could have been caused by my size. As I progressed
in fitness, my goals began to shift to building muscle and being bigger in a better way. When people ask me what motivates me I tell them, “If I am going to be a big dude, it should be in the
good way,” so for this reason I have continued to cut weight and build more muscle while chasing my goals. For future motivation I have focused on becoming more and more fit and envision
the physique of greatness that I see under my residual fat when I look in the mirror.
Nutrishop has been a huge help in me attaining my goals of sustainable weight loss and physical fitness overall. I have become more knowledgeable from the tips from the staff in the shop along
with being provided a valuable resource for supplementation to my diet. Diet is 80 percent of weight loss, and with the help of the staff at the shop I have developed a sustainable diet for me to
cut a large portion of fat off of my body, with continued support and easy access to information on changes or challenges that might occur. Nutrishop in CDA Idaho is one of the best stores out
there that will personally help you reach any fitness goal that you are aiming to achieve, and have the knowledge and power to help make it happen.
Check out Jake’s intro video here:

 

NUTRISHOP Athletes Impress On Stage

The past few weeks have been amazing, to say the least, for our NUTRISHOP-sponsored athletes. Team NUTRISHOP brought home hardware or competed in the Empire Classic in Spokane, Wash., and some even did double-duty, competing in the Big Sky Classic in Montana the week before.

We’re extremely proud of our sponsored athletes’ performances and realize the work and dedication that it takes to get to where they’ve gotten. So begins our Team NUTRISHOP series!

ALAN WINSTEAD

20140114_195533-1afterAlan, 40, competed in the Masters class at the Big Sky Classic. With the help of NUTRISHOP, he placed third in just his second year of competing.

“I’ve loved bodybuilding my whole life and spent most of my life in the gym, but I didn’t think about competing until last year,” Alan says. “I didn’t do as well as I had hoped my first time. Then I ran into Matt and Toby, and it got my fire lit to try again. Matt coached me up, did my diet plan and got me involved. NUTRISHOP is a great team.”

In the past, Alan did the Big Sky and the Empire just to show himself he could do it; this time around, he wanted to fare better. He succeeded with his third-place finish. Although he expected to place higher, Alan says he felt there was nothing more he could have done, and that feeling is gratifying.

“I didn’t place as high as I thought I would, but I wanted to come in better-conditioned and I did that,” he says. “I brought a good, conditioned package to the stage and don’t feel there was anything I could have done better. My first time I took some shortcuts. This year, I gave it everything I had.”

With an individually personalized diet plan and prep program put in place by Matt Maiwald, who took note of how Alan’s body responded to carbs, Alan did more cardio work on top of his regular training.

“Matt helped me make the adjustments I needed,” Alan says. “It all started coming together. It was all about Matt knowing how my body responded and adjusting my diet plan specifically to me. It was awesome to have someone respond to me as an individual — way better than any cookie-cutter diet program you could ask for.”

As a part of TEAM NUTRISHOP, Alan says he has new friends in Matt and Toby and continues to learn more about nutrition, fitness and the sport of bodybuilding that he loves.

“Nutrition’s always changing, and these guys have kept me up to speed,” he says. “I learn a ton every time I have a conversation with them.”

HAMMOND BRADFORD

Hammond Bradford took home third at the Empire Classic.

Hammond Bradford took home third at the Empire Classic.

Hammond, 21, took home third place in the Open Men’s Physique “C” class in the Empire Classic! His turnaround and motivation are extremely impressive — “I was an alcoholic,” Hammond explains. “For me, working out was the only way I could stay sober.”

Last fall, Hammond wanted to take his training to the next level, and NUTRISHOP’s Matt Maiwald encouraged and supported him as prep coach to see what he was capable of.

“I’ve been an athlete my whole life, so I’m a very competitive person in general,” Hammond says. “I wanted to win, but also I wanted to see what I could manipulate my body to do. The whole nutrition and different styles of training, and how they affect your body and the look they give you, fascinates me.”

Hammond put on tons of lean mass — in fact, he was shocked to hear the judges at the Empire critique that he was too lean and big for the physique class.

“Even though I was frustrated with it, I’m happy with the way I looked,” he says. “I feel that the package I brought to the stage was a huge accomplishment and I’m happy of that.”

Matt started off Hammond on a high-protein, high-carb diet, catered to Hammond’s low carb sensitivity, and gradually tapered down as the show neared. His arsenal included PRO7, BCAAs, N’FUZE, HEMOVEX and NO-XP3.

“I originally went into NUTRISHOP just to check it out, and Matt blew me away with service,” Hammond says. “He was so helpful in every way possible and gave me so much information. I started seeing him everywhere and he would ask about the things he had told me to do.

“I could tell he genuinely did want to help,” Hammond continues. “He encouraged me to compete and when it came to it, he was the clear choice for coaching. He built up my trust for him and once I got to know him, I truly respected him as a person, fellow competitor and coach.”

NUTRISHOP’s expertise and genuine care for its clients transcends into its help for its sponsored athletes, and Hammond says he could tell the difference right away.

“At first I expected them to be more like used car salespeople, and just want to take your money, but it was nothing like that,” he says. “They ask you what your goals are, and tell you exactly how you can achieve those. There’s nowhere else I’ll shop, nor would I recommend anyone else to do that. … They’re very genuine in everything they do.”

LUKE WILLIAMSON

TEAM NUTRISHOP's Luke Williamson

TEAM NUTRISHOP’s Luke Williamson

Luke, 33, competed in the Men’s Physique C Division (5’9”-5’11”) at the Empire Classic in Spokane, and placed eighth of 15 competitors. Luke had been lifting weights most of his life, and he believed he had the ability to perform well in a show — permitting he got his diet dialed in.

“My goal was to look better than anyone else on stage and win,” Luke says.

With the help of NUTRISHOP CDA’s Matt Maiwald, Luke put together a stage-worthy diet: 11 weeks of cutting to shred 30 pounds of fat, spearheaded by whole, healthy foods like chicken, eggs and green vegetables. On top of that, Luke averaged six days a week in the gym, doing both compound and isolated movements, plus he incorporated cardio on his lifting days.

He kept the supplementation fairly basic: NUTRISHOP whey protein, casein protein, preworkouts, BCAAs, vitamins and KARBOLYN.

“I consider everyone (at NUTRISHOP) friends,” Luke says “They are very knowledgeable of their supplements and helpful. Most of my interaction is with Matt about training and dieting plans.”

Next up for Luke is the NOC competition in the fall, where he’ll represent NUTRISHOP CDA as a bodybuilder rather than a physique athlete. His sponsorship came on just a week before the Empire this spring, so that means he’ll have more than half the year to prepare with even more solid guidance under his belt this time around.

“Matt is my guy for nutrition,” Luke says. “I will be in there often!”

CHRIS MAHANA

Chris Mahana placed first at the Empire Classic in Spokane, Wash.!

Chris Mahana placed first at the Empire Classic in Spokane, Wash.

Chris, 23, took home first place in the Open Men’s Physique (5’11″ to 6’1″) class, in the Empire Classic! His road to the trophy platform started three years ago, when he first began competing. With a long-running interest in the human anatomy and nutrition since middle school, Chris wanted to push his body to the next level and step on stage.

“My goals coming into this show were to come in the most conditioned that I possibly could with the time given, and make the top five in my class,” Chris says. “When I got first place it was the most amazing feeling, knowing that all that hard work and dedication shined through.”

Chris’ consistent, disciplined diet was a huge asset to his march to the top from Day 1. With subtle carb and fat intake changes as the show neared, he was able to fine-tune his macronutrient levels to get him into the best shape possible, and his workouts were always fast-paced with short rest periods. He also had an interesting technique for making sure his eyes weren’t deceiving him.

“I stayed covered up as much as possible so I could stay warm and focus more on how my body felt,” he says, “as opposed to how it looked in the gym.”

With a fairly basic NUTRISHOP supplement plan that included glutamine, creatine, protein and a preworkout, Chris had a perfect storm of training, diet, supplementation and motivation to succeed. He also had some help from NUTRISHOP as a sponsored athlete.

“My relationship with NUTRISHOP has been fantastic. I consider Matt Maiwald as a close friend as well,” Chris says. “They helped me choose all the best products for my competition goals. Being a sponsored athlete was great — it made me part of a team of awesome people that shared my fitness goals.

“I will most likely always go through NUTRISHOP for my supplements,” Chris continued. “The products taste superior to anything out there and they actually work!”

TALON SULLENS

talonTalon, 26, competed in the Mens’ Open Middleweight Bodybuilding class to claim a pair of fourth-place finishes in the 2014 Empire Classic and Big Sky Championships. His motivation and recent success has been a long time coming — back in 2009, Talon suffered a very serious back injury while serving in the U.S. Navy. After six months of physical therapy, he was able to perform daily functions and walk normally once again. During this time of recovery, his doctor, a longtime national bodybuilder, began to teach him how to help his recovery through bodybuilding.

“Two years of isolation and development training and 50 pounds of lean mass later,” Talon says, “I did my first squat and deadlift without pain. Eight months later I walked on stage for the first time at the Emerald Cup in 2012.”

He placed ninth, and since then won the Empire Classic and Night of the Champions in 2012. With plenty of motivation coming from a special source — “My girlfriend Lindsey Martin has had a huge part in my success,” Talon says. “She is always keeping me focused and on track for the future” — he is thriving.

Recently, his goals have shifted. Once just training daily to be able to walk normally and without pain, Talon entered the Empire and Big Sky contests with specific goals.

“My goal was to come to the stage fuller, harder, dryer and with more size and symmetry than I had int he past,” he says. “I brought the best me to the stage I ever had. My future goal is to continue to develop and eventually compete in the Olympia 212.”

unnamedWhile Talon has been involved with fitness, training and nutrition for years, he found that his background in injury correction and prevention, as well as strength and volume, were different from typical trainers’ — but he also saw that many of the philosophies of training go hand in hand. He was able to use several different training theories to create muscle size, fullness, strength and definition. And, working with his prep coach Jacques Pitcher and NUTRISHOP CDA, his sponsor, he had correct diet and supplementation to complement his training.

“I left my former sponsors to represent NUTRISHOP because of the outstanding quality of the supplements and the fact I respect the owner,” Talon says. “I will not be affiliated with a company otherwise. … I will continue to represent NUTRISHOP in the future and I am very grateful to be associated with Toby and NUTRISHOP.”

BRITTANY FLUET

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Brittany Fluet before her NUTRISHOP-sponsored training…

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…and after. Way to go Brittany!

Brittany, 21, competed in the Bikini Class A at both the Big Sky Championships and at the Empire Classic, finishing in second place at the Big Sky and then, in Spokane, in fourth place out of 14 competitors. She decided to compete because it was a new challenge — she’d always wanted a six-pack, but more importantly wanted to see what she was capable of.

“My motivation came from within,” she says. “The fact that I was doing something beneficial for my health and well-being, along with looking great, kept me motivated. Ever since I was about 12, I’ve been interested in health and fitness. It’s something I enjoy learning about and applying what I learn to my life.”

Brittany didn’t have any numeric or specific goals — she just wanted to look the best she possible could on stage for herself.

“Overall, I could not be more happy with the outcome of the shows,” she says. “All I wanted was to be the best I could be and feel confident and good about myself on stage. It was never about getting first or second place to me — although I didn’t complain when I placed in the top five at both shows!”

The fitness regimen Brittany was on to get in shape was a big-time departure for her. In the past, she would have a bowl of ice cream every night of the week if she wanted. She says she never has been the type to really monitor what she eats, so the diet was definitely the hard part in the beginning.

brittany3“I didn’t have any discipline and it was very repetitive, but once I became more disciplined, things got a lot easier,” Brittany says. “But it was a LOT of work! My day revolved around food. If I wasn’t eating it, I was preparing it; if I wasn’t preparing it, I was at the grocery store buying more.”

Consistency was key for her. Every day was oatmeal, chicken, and vegetables. She trained twice a day six days a week and had one rest day, with a full, complex cabinet of NUTRISHOP supplements.

“The staff at NUTRISHOP is the best in all of the Northwest, hands down,” she says. “The staff just doesn’t feed customers a line of crap; they have knowledge behind all of the products and they truly know what they are talking about. Whether it had to do with training, health concerns or questions regarding the shows, they had an answer. They are genuine and honest and want what’s best for their customers and athletes.”

Brittany continues to learn new things every day at NUTRISHOP, and will continue to get her supplements there in the future because of her experiences with the store and its staff.

“I learn so much it’s hard to grasp it all, so I have to keep going back,” Brittany says. “I will continue to shop at NUTRISHOP because I will only put the best of the best in my body and that’s what they provide.”

CHRISTINA THOMPSON
Christina Thompson at her show last year (left) and at the Empire Classic (right). Great work!

Christina Thompson at her show last year (left) and at the Empire Classic (right). Great work!

Christina Thompson, 31, competed in the Bikini Class at Empire Classic. It was her second competition (she also was in the Night of Champions in September, finishing 10th out of 14). At that first show, she says, she felt she could compete again and fare better with more guidance and better supplementation a second time around. Indeed, at the Empire, she finished seventh out of 18 in the Open Bikini (5’6″-5’7″) class.

“Toby had helped me with basic supplements for the first show while I had a different coach,” Christina says, “and in January offered me a sponsorship and set me up with an even more robust stack of supplements as well as a nutrition plan.”
Christina’s goals for the Empire were simple: to look better than the first. She’d learned a lot the first time around, but also wanted to know more about the nutritional process and what worked best for her body, especially under the extreme workouts she was going through.
“I feel like I did learn so much more about how to fuel my body and what it needs to get me through this process. I still have so much more to learn, but knowing what to put in your body to get what you expect out of it is powerful.”
As with many bikini, figure or bodybuilder competitors, Christina found the eating to be a challenge — but she decided to get creative. Not someone who normally eats bland foods anyway, she put it upon herself to use the approved foods and macronutrients in her NUTRISHOP-crafted meal plan to create food that was healthy but still enjoyable. She’d learned in her first competition that meal prep was key, and in the second, truly took it to heart.
“It’s almost therapeutic for me — I love feeling prepared and knowing that I don’t need to panic if I don’t have chicken, veggies, etc. ready on and hand,” she says. “I would prep on Sunday and Wednesday to accommodate my Monday through Friday work week, and my IsoBag was a lifesaver in hauling all of that food!”
And Christina’s training, as you might expect, was tough, too. She found the discipline needed to do her cardio at 9 p.m., after her last meal, even though it was hard to get motivated so late in the day. But with some supplemental help — NUTRISHOP products based on L-Carnitine and Yohimbine for her pre-cardio; she liked NO-XP3 for her pre-lifting product. But more important than what she bought from NUTRISHOP was the support and help she got from it.
“I love the NUTRISHOP staff. Everyone is welcoming and knowledgeable and really listened to my questions or concerns,” Christina says. “There are times when I called the shop to ask a question about supplements or nutrition, and anyone that answers is more than prepared and willing to help.
“I have felt very comfortable sending my friends and family to them for anything,” she continues. “As a sponsored athlete, being able to text Toby with questions was super convenient and helpful —his timely responses were much appreciated!”

BRANDON HUGHES

brandonBrandon, 20, was a major success in the Big Sky Championships in Missoula, Montana, finishing fourth in the Junior Physique category, and then at the Empire Classic in Spokane, Wash., he took home third-place hardware in the same division!
A longtime NUTRISHOP CDA client even before he was a sponsored member of TEAM NUTRISHOP, Brandon’s great results came with plenty of hard work and motivation.

“My motive to do this was my girlfriend in the beginning, because she wanted to do it,” he explains. “I just decided, ‘Why not do it myself to help motivate her?’ So that’s when it began. I officially started training with Matt Maiwald in mid-October. And it has become one of the best decisions I have ever made.”

Brandon’s goals during his competition training were tough — he put it on himself to get 1 percent better every day. There was a bit of “feeling out,” considering they were his first two shows, but his hard work definitely paid off, and he says he is motivated to improve the next time he competes.

“Now, is that what happens? No. But you work toward something and keep doing it, regardless of the past or yesterday. You can only focus on today and plan for tomorrow,” he says. “I felt very accomplished that I placed top-5 for both of my first shows. But I feel like if I would have put in the work, I could’ve done much better. Now it’s time to work towards the future.”

Brandon Hughes' transformation into show shape was phenomenal!

Brandon Hughes’ transformation into show shape was phenomenal!

Brandon’s fitness regimen is daunting and impressive, with the keys being those famously tough giant sets to build muscle — “man, it will get you the results you want,” he says — and fasted cardio to help chisel away body fat and show off the hard work he’d been doing. With an on-point diet, Brandon maximizes his gains with a supplement plan that includes HEMOVEX, NO-XP3, BCAAs, ERRATIC, PRO5/PRO7, L-Carnitine, Yohimbine, KARBOLYN and C4, all from NUTRISHOP, of course. And that relationship plays an important role in how Brandon approaches his goals.

“It’s the best relationship you could ask for. … Every supplement store should be this way,” Brandon says. “Even before being a sponsored athlete, they treated me like family. I wouldn’t want anything else from them. They know how to make someone feel good and keep the great customer service pushing. They are a 5-star shop, no doubt, in my mind. And the support is unbelievable. They push you to be better every single day, come to the shows and root you on, and always congratulate you on your smallest or biggest achievements.”

 LINDSEY MARTIN

Lindsey, 22, placed third in novice figure and fifth in open figure at the Big Sky Championships 2014 in Missoula, Montana, then placed seventh in open figure and second in couples/mixed pairs bodybuilding at the Empire Classic 2014.

Lindsey Martin at her first show (left), and her most recent (right), just seven months later.

Her great success came from a place of self-improvement: she first competed in the bikini class at the Night of Champions in September, placing 11th, and didn’t feel that division was for her.

“I set a goal to move up to figure class and compete in the spring,” Lindsey says. “In less than eight months.”
After her first competition, she was at the gym every day for hours with her boyfriend and trainer, fellow NUTRISHOP CDA sponsored athlete Talon Sullens, putting on big muscle and shaping her physique as fast as possible with her limited time. She also had a contest prep coach in Jacques Pitcher.
“(He) was encouraging and ensured I would bring the best Lindsey to the stage, which I absolutely did,” she says. “Placement aside, I brought the best package of ‘me’ as I could, and that is the heart of competing.”
Lindsey brought some added motivation to her competition — she felt that some people discouraged her, or scoffed at her goals.
“It was a huge personal success to compete on the figure stage,” she says. “You can either dwell on negative attention, or you can use it as fuel to persevere. I chose the latter and I look forward to an even better competition season next year.”
Now a fully integral part to the NUTRISHOP CDA family, Lindsey recognizes that it’s a special group unlike any other — it’s a system that’s simultaneously a support group, spotters at the gym, friends and family.
“We put pressure on each other in a constructive way,” she says, “and always keep each other accountable.”
NUTRISHOP is proud to have such dedicated athletes representing the CDA store, and, Martin says, the feeling from these great athletes is mutual.
“I will continue to refer people with all types and levels of fitness goals to NUTRISHOP CDA,” she says. “What I accomplished in seven months with the appropriate supplementation from NUTRISHOP should serve as a testimony of the product quality and knowledge of the staff.”

KILEY BAKER

kiley1Kiley, 33, was in the Empire Classic and competed in the Open Bikini F (5’6″-5’7″) Division, claiming eighth place out of 16.

“I wanted to try and achieve higher results, with a better body, than the first time I competed,” Kiley said. “I feel good about my accomplishment in this. I’m satisfied overall.”

With a tried-and-true trifecta of weight training, cardio and clean diet, Kiley was able to make strides with her physique and her fitness. And having NUTRISHOP alongside never hurts, either.

Kiley-Show“NUTRISHOP is always helpful with my supplement purchases,”she says. “I have obtained a wealth of knowledge working with NUTRISHOP over the last year. Their guidance is unmatched.”

As we try to preach whenever we can, fitness isn’t just an “in-the-moment” thing — it can and should last a lifetime. To that end, Kiley has a new “go-to” shop for her supplement purchases, and says she will pass on the word that NUTRISHOP is the place to go.

“I will continue to refer people, clients and friends for dietary and supplement advice!”

Team Nutrishop Powerlifting

Team NUTRISHOP takes 1st in each class at the WABDL West Coast Championships on august 15th, 2009!

Team Nutrishop takes home the awards!

Toby Schindelbeck takes 1st place in the Class 1 259lb and sets a State Record with a 601.8lb deadlift! 2009 WABDL West Coast Championships

See Toby’s video here:

Toby Schindelbeck State Record in 259lb Class 1 WABDL West Coast Championships

Eric Chernoff takes 1st Place in the 259lb Submaster Class at the 2009 WABDL West Coast Championships!

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Eric Chernoff takes 1st Place in WABDL West Coast Championships

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Brian Magleby

I am a Chico Police Officer assigned to the traffic division as a Motor Officer. I compete in the Western States Police and Fire Games and the World Police and Fire Games.

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Toby Schindlebeck

Toby Schindlebeck is the owner/operator of Nutrishop Chico and has competed in Bodybuilding competitions and Powerlifting competitions. In addition to being a competitor, he also trains and constructs nutrition plans for other competitiors. 

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