Thursday, June 12, 2008

Bodybuilding Contest Pictures…

It’s been a busy weekend and I’m still trying to get back into the swing of things and catch up with all my work, e-mail, back orders, etc. I’ve currently got over 500 unanswered e-mail in my inbox so if you are waiting on a reply from me, please be patient :-)
I’m knocking them off one at a time and I’ll get around to answering your e-mail.

As for the contest results I won the Heavyweight class so I’m pleased with that. The overall was won by the light-heavyweight winner.

I have to admit, I wasn’t at my personal best. My conditioning wasn’t as sharp as it was in my last competition back in November. But hey, you aren’t going to hit a home run every time. While I don’t like to make excuses for things, the fact of the matter is that I did have some extra challenges this time around that I didn’t have to deal with for my past shows.

My muscle tear back in January certainly didn’t set things up good from the start, because between January and March I was literally going through the motions with my workouts using not much more then the weight of the machine handles for a lot of exercises.

Then about a month out from the show I pulled my left quadriceps muscle while training legs and I couldn’t even walk without pain for over 2 weeks, so that meant 2 weeks of no cardio when I normally average an hour of cardio per day during my contest prep. That alone could have been a big reason why I came into the show a few pounds too heavy and never made the light-heavyweight class like I had planned to do.

And finally a week out from the show my girlfriend's dad passed away and that just drained us all emotionally and put a lot of stress on the whole family with the funeral and all that stuff.

Even though I never cheated on my diet, etc. I really feel that the emotional stress of it all hurt my conditioning. I normally take it easy and try to keep things as stress free as possible the week before a contest, but this time around I certainly couldn’t do that. I found it very hard because we were close with her dad.

But I still followed through with everything and competed in pretty decent shape despite of everything… Another show in the books, and another trophy on the mantel… that brings our total number of bodybuilding trophies up to 23. It is a nice little collection that I’m quite proud of :-)

If you ever stop by anytime for tea and crumpets, you’ll definitely be getting the tour of the Hayward Bodybuilding trophy collection LOL

Anyway here are some pics from the show, the individual ones were taken from my posing routine and the group pics are from the overall…

You can click on each of the pics to get the full size view, and then use your back button on your browser to return to this page.


  1. Hey Lee Im assuming the guy who won is the guy next to you with the glasses ? Stands out of the pack for sure.

    For someone to go through what you
    did I think you deserve a big hand
    just for getting up there. Inspiring to say the lease.

    I was also wondering if you have ever considered hiring a coach ? I
    ask because all great coaches say you should never have yourself as a client. ? Thoughts. ?

    Once again Great work !!


  2. I think you definitely look the best in all of the group pictures... what place did you get?

  3. You are looking good..I liked your back pose especially ...well congrats for your win and you deserve it and it special for you considering the odds you faced.........
    Congrats again and wish yo many more success in future ....just one question ..what is your height
    (Actually mine is 5"5' and I am currently aiming to bulk, so I was wondering what should it be) ......

  4. Yes, the light-heavyweight winner won the overall (the guy wearing glasses).

    I have hired a contest prep coach in the past and I’ll probably do it again for my next competition. It really does help to have someone else monitoring your progress and providing insight and feedback to help get in your best shape possible.

    But for now I’m going to take some time off from competing and focus on gaining size so I can move up to a legit heavyweight competitor. I’d like to step on stage at a ripped to the bone 210+ lbs.

    I’m going to take the rest of this year off and all of next year off from competition and hit the contest stage again for the 2010 Newfoundland Provincials and the 2010 Atlantics. These shows are usually spaced out just 1 week apart, so I’ll be able to do 2 competitions with just 1 diet.

  5. Jeff, I won the heavyweight division. The pics I posted were from the overall (all the weight class division winners together on stage).