Mentor Name: Giacomo Marchese
I am thrilled to be one of the mentors and will be able to work with 2-4 other forum members. While I have been an example of what is possible in the past, other priorities has consumed my life (unacceptable). Well, it's time to strike a balance again and manage more time to being more active. Here is a pic of my current physique. My frame remains, however, there needs to be some swole arse muscle on it again
So as your potential motivator I promise this.. we will motivate each other. VBBF has always been the most inviting place to share my progress and goals. Being inspired, inspiring others, that's what it's all about, a rocking vegan community. I've met my closest friends here, my fiancé and many other things have rooted from here. Time to get back to it. So.. you have a entry form, so should I. Here are my answers and a little extra about me. Lookin forward to doing this together with a cool team of stoked folks
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location (City, State, Country): Haverhill, MA 01830
New Year’s Resolution Goal: Get consistent and focused on training goals for the long term
Start Date: Today!
Desired Achievement Date: Jan 31st 2012 and beyong
Past workout History: *Training on/off the last 17 years. Had a clientele as a personal trainer for 3 years (2004-2007).
Athletic History: 1/2 Marathons, 100-200mi cycling adventures, most all Racquet sports competitively
*(2002) Placed 1st of 3 middleweight competitors in a INBF Bodybuilding show.
*(2003) WENT VEGAN, grrrrrrr and RAW >:-)
*(2004) Powerlifting accomplishments: 415lb Bench Press, 575lb Squat, 545lb Deadlift
*(2009) Competed in 2 bodybuilding shows.
*(2010) Still Vegan, no longer 100% Raw, still training on and off.. Biggest Obstacles: Consistency for the long haul (after hitting a goal I consistently fall out for a 6mo-1yr period of time and sometimes a bit longer. I am an extremist with all or none principles. It has led to great things and has also been my untimely downfall. I am currently learning how to balance and still be effective in my pursuit of extreme goals
Favorite Foods: I love it all. A healthy balanced vegan diet based on mostly unprocessed and gluten free foods with occasional treats. Gluten and Soy are ok but I don't consume them in excess and try to avoid if possible.
Favorite Exercises: The big 3 (Barbell Bench, Squat and Deadlifts).
Current training frequency: Sporadic at the moment. Relocated from Oregon to Massachusetts in August, was on point for 6 weeks 4x a week and then I got sick due to the move and a change in environment. Feeling better now and ready to pump some iron!! Who's with me?
Any injuries or info your mentor should have: I have a right rotator cuff impingement (gets in the way at times when I don't stretch regularly) , Old minor tear in my right labrum hip capsule (mainly affects flexibility but doesn't really get in the way).Consider working on a tight knit team with VeganProteins.com (Dani & Giacomo)? Right on! Dani will hopefully be putting up a brief bio as well so you can get to know her. You can do your own thing or ask us for training tips, you chose your road to success and community. We want to help facilitate this and in return you will hold us accountable to train regularly and by this you will inspire us as well We are accepting 2-4 others and promise to try our darnedest in January. Alone we are a force and together we will be unstoppable. Let's do this!!!
Where do you get your protein?
But as long as people stay away from our cooler bags with our meals and not ask silly questions, we're all pretty tame