NPC April 2013 Athlete of the Month Profiles: Men’s & Women’s Physique

Jeremy Buendia and Edith Waggoner have been named the NPC Athletes of the Month in Men’s and Women’s Physique for the month of November.

Recent Accomplishment Grand Prix 1st Class B and Overall

Age 22
Height 5’7 ½
Contest Weight 165
Residence Roseville, California
Contest History/Highlights 2012: Sacramento Championships 1st Class B and Overall; Excalibur 1st Class B and Overall

FATHER FITNESS “I began training consistently after my senior varsity football season. I dropped my football weight class (which was primarily sports specific/plyometric training) and took the extra period off to hit the weight room at the local gym. I had always grown up in a weight room as a child as my father was a non-competitive bodybuilder thru the 70’s and 80’s. His discipline and love for the weights became apart of my life at a very young age. My father was always my idol and I knew that I wanted “muscles” like his one day, little did I know that it would turn into something that I could end up doing professionally.”

HITTING THE STAGE “My interest in competition began when I was 17yrs old when I began training with IFBB pro Valerie Gangi and her ex-husband Jimmy Lee. They both motivated and encouraged me to get on stage for the first time. Once I hit the stage, I was hooked. I knew I had found my calling, my passion, and my love.”

THE RIGHT BALANCE “I feel men’s physique is the perfect division for me. I feel I bring a solid package of what the industry is looking for when it comes to the prototype of men’s physique. Small waist, tight abs and obliques, full chest, and most of all a well-balanced and aesthetic physique.”

YOU VS YOU “I love testing myself against the best and seeing where I stand, and also learning about what I need to improve. I tell everyone that comes to me for advice about competing, “it’s not about you against the person next to you, it’s about you against yourself.” This sport is not a sprint, it is a marathon. It is about constant self improvement not about the trophy in your hand.”

SUPPORT SYSTEM “I have made more genuine friends in this sport than I could have ever imagined. Unlike other sports where the goal is to “defeat” the other person, I have learned that everyone is out for each others best interest and that we are all here to support each other.”

Go to page 2 to see Edith Waggoner’s profile!