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E59 - Lawrence "The Hero" Espinoza on Taking 2nd Place at His First Bodybuilding Competition!

Lawrence Espinoza is a new SuperSet client as of 2021 having recently taken SECOND PLACE in Men’s Bodybuilding Novice and Classic Physique Novice at the NPC Northern Classic in Federal Way, WA.

On this episode we recap his show prep and share the whole story!

Lawrence can be found on Facebook and Instagram @lawrence.m.espinoza.

Audio available on Anchor, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio.

Show notes:

00:00 The importance of knowing your "why."

00:40 Introduction & announcements.

05:34 Biography of "The Hero."

06:27 Results and feelings surrounding Lawrence's first show.

10:50 The example Lawrence has set for our team and myself; a rising tide raises all ships!

13:20 The progression of Lawrence's physique from June 2021 to September 2021.

16:10 Bodybuilding is like a "chisel" and a "hammer." Carrying a "little extra weight" is an ADVANTAGE if you're a beginner!

22:01 How to nail down your most efficient fuel source and keep your diet clean and simple; beating cravings for foods that don't serve your health and fitness goals.

25:05 The value of FATS in any diet.

30:23 Using Facebook Live to get Lawrence used to posing in front of people and getting comfortable before getting on the stage.

38:49 Advice from Tanji Johnson and the rest of the judges around the importance of an improvement season before the two of us step on stage next to be more competitive.

52:05 Strategically using refeeds to optimize your metabolism and your thyroid.

1:03:16 Advice to new competitors.

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