IFPA Pro Russell Harleston Jr.
What made you get started in physique contest?
I got started competing back in fall 2008 after watching my buddy compete in his first show. I had always loved fitness and found it to be therapeutic but competing was really just supposed to be a one-time thing to shut him up because he proceeded to let me know on every set of every exercise just how well he had placed in his show. I had always been a “go to the gym and do whatever” kind of guy before then but when I knew I was going to compete I worked my tail off to learn and research everything I could about the many physiological/metabolic responses of the body. I loved learning how “simple” things like manipulating my macros, my resistance training, and my conditioning could bring my body to new levels that I had never seen before. From that point on I was hooked!
Who are your role models?
My role model in life would have to be my Read More...
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