Darron Glenn and Tiereny Chretien have been named the July NPC Athletes of the Month in Men’s and Women’s Bodybuilding. Check out their full profiles below!
MEN’S BODYBUILDING: DARRON GLENN
Accomplishment: USA Overall and Light Heavyweight Winner
Residence Gastonia, North Carolina
Contest history/highlights 2011: USA 2nd Light Heavyweight; Nationals 3rd Light Heavyweight; 2009: Junior USA 1st Light Heavyweight; Nationals Light Heavyweight; 2008: Texas Shredder 8th Novice Middleweight; 2007: Nationals 7th Middleweight; 2006: Nationals 2nd Middleweight; USA 2nd Middleweight
A NEW OUTLOOK “I was a wrestler in high school I grew up in kind of a bad area. I was out there trying to find my way and I got in trouble a few times, so I went back to what I love to do – work out. I pretty much got into bodybuilding to change my life, to get off the streets and give me a new outlook on life.”
GROWTH SPURT “I started out as a bantamweight – I competed at the 2002 North Carolina State Championships at 134 pounds. We ate our way from bantam to lightweight to middleweight to light heavyweight. I live bodybuilding. I eat clean in the offseason and keep my cardio year-round. I just stayed decicated for those years and kept getting bigger and bigger.”
WORKING MAN “I work in a shipping and receiving distribution facility. When I got ready for the USAs, I was working 12 hour shifts and driving 6 hours down to Jacksonville to train with Don Long twice a month. I had to work all the way up to the day I got on the plane to come to the USAs.”
INTENSITY “When I started training with Don, one thing he noticed about me is my intensity. He wanted me to love pain. He said “Get used to this feeling, because that’s what’s gonna make you a champion’.”
QUOTABLE “My favorite quote is, ‘You have to do what they ain’t doing to be the best.’ Meaning you got to go beyond what everybody else is doing and say ‘I’m gonna be different. I’m gonna push harder’. That’s always been one of my mottos.