Barbells & BS

Episode 10

Episode #10: NPC Physique Competitor Michael Lopez

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This week's episode features our good friend and NPC Men's Physique competitor Michael Lopez. Michael was a state championships-level wrestler in high school who used to hate lifting weights. After he stopped wrestling, he realized the competitive outlet it gave him in the absence of an organized sport and fell in love with the men's phsyique side of bodybuilding. He won the first show he entered and just competed at his first national level show in Las Vegas. Though he didn't place as well as he wanted, he took away valuable experience and is hungrier than ever to earn his pro card for the IFBB. We had a great conversation about Michael's journey to where he is now in bodybuilding, the difficulties of competing in that sport, the judging inconsistencies in men's physique, his approach to diet and supplements, and his plans for the future. 

Follow the show on Instagram @barbellsandbs and on Twitter @barbells_and_bs. We're still taking entries for our giveaway with Apeman Strong, so post a picture on Instagram showing what you think the definition of being Apeman Strong is, tag us and @apemanstrong and use the hashtag #showusyourapeman to win a shirt and a hat. 

Thanks to Les Morris and Knockoutz Fitness in Woodland, CA for allowing us to record there. Check out the gym if you're ever in the Sacramento area. 

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