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Our Healthy Man of the Month for Jan. 2016
Twenty-one year old, Riki Jones stands five feet eight inches and has transformed his former overweight body to a muscle structure worthy of the natural body building competition since he’s become a pro bodybuilder.
“My fitness story goes back to the summer of 2013, says Jones.”
The magic number was 207, my original weight that I was before I became what I am today.
“Over the summer, I would do serious binge eating. Before every meal, I would tell myself “I’ll work this off” but once it was finished, I was too tired to even move! I kept telling myself during the summer that once I get to college, I am going to change my eating habits, go to the gym, use workout videos such as “Insanity” and “P90X”.”
So in December, I decided to workout and take it seriously. Everyday, I went to the gym and worked out for 2-3 hours a day doing high intensity workouts that were completely out of the norm in a college setting but would work! About 2 weeks in, the results were stunning. I came in officially in the gym in December and was 197 and after an intense 2 week period, I was 188!
Why do I love bodybuilding?
I love bodybuilding for the fact of everyone’s situation is different! Everyone has a past life and bodybuilding has saved most people’s lives! The gym is an outlet to a bad day at work, bad relationships or even just plain therapy! Everyone has their own reasoning behind this healthy lifestyle and it really molds you! And changes you for the better!
Future bodybuilding plans?
I still continue to compete in all natural federations like ANBF/OCB and possibly interested in competing NPC to win my pro card and eventually becoming an IFBB pro but I want to wait until I build more muscle before I decide on competing NPC!
What tip you would give to other bodybuilders?
I would say honestly to live your life the way you want to. No one can depict your life. People may tell you to do something or they may tell say you cannot do something. Do not let someone bring you down but instead bring you up! If it is not positive, do not let it enter your life.
I would also say to train hard! You never want to leave the gym and say “I had one more rep in me today.” You never want to second guess yourself or doubt yourself once you are finished. Give your all and leave your all at the gym and the results will happen!
Don’t let all the outside things get in the way of you and your success!