The Big Dawg Ambassadors is a section where we will highlight a member from the Big Dawgz United group on Facebook each month. We will find out what makes them tick and how they train.
This month’s Big Dawg Ambassador is Patrick “The Manimal” Barnes from St. Petersburg, Florida
Name: Patrick D. Barnes
Date of Birth: 15 July 1986
Weight: 225-230 off-season; 200-205 contest
Hometown: Greencastle, IN
Current Residence: St. Petersburg, FL
Years Training: 6 years
Gym Name & Location: Gold’s Gym in Pinellas Park, FL
Marital Status: Single
2009 – NGA: 4th Place Novice 185 lbs and up
2010 – INPA: 3rd Place Novice Tall
2011 – OCB Southeastern States Natural: 8th Place Open Tall
What is your training split?
Monday – Back, Abs, Cardio
Tuesday – Legs (Hamstrings, then Quads, then Calves)
Wednesday – Chest, Abs, Cardio
Thursday – Arms, Calves
Friday – Shoulders, Traps, Abs, and Cardio
Saturday – Legs again *Mostly occurs in contest prep mode* But this time I do quads first followed by hamstrings.
Sunday – OFF – But just cardio and abs
What supplements do you take?
Right now what I have been taking is the following:
-ALRI Chain’d Out *at least 4 times a day*
– Dymatize Elite Whey Isolate
– Fish Oil
– Labrada Lean Body – CLA
– VPX Meltdown *contest prep*
Off season and contest prep nutrition is basically very similar. The only thing that is different is in the off season I am more lacked on what I eat (such as I will eat a pizza, have some burgers, go out to eat, try to enjoy my food and the company that I am with)
Meal 1: 8 egg whites, 2 yolks, 1 or 2 cups of oatmeal, sometimes will throw in some plain Greek yogurt
Meal 2: Can of Tuna, 2 tbs. of Natural Peanut Butter. Will throw an apple or some olive oil mayo in the off season
Meal 3: 12 oz of chicken, 1 cup of green beans/asparagus/broccoli, ½ cup or 1 cup of brown rice *when I have higher carbohydrate days
Meal 5: 4 egg whites, 1 yolk, ½ cup of brown rice *pre workout*. Will sometimes have a turkey burger and sweet potato
Meal 6: Whey Isolate Shake (70 g of whey), Small Gatorade
Meal 7: Some white fish, salmon, or some beef, and some kind of vegetable. Sometimes will throw in some carbohydrates (brown rice or sweet potato) if I was having an off day
Meal 8: Handful of Almonds, and a BCAA/Whey mixture shake
Off season I usually have a cheat meal once a week, mostly on the weekends. A cheat meal for me would be sushi, maybe some pizza, a burger. I try to eat clean, day in day out.
What makes you a big dawg?
To me, a Big Dawg, is more than just a way of life. It is a mentality that one has. Many individuals go into the gym to just “workout” but I go into to the gym to do work. I’m a big dawg because each and every time I am in the gym; I am there to work, not to socialize, not to pick up chicks. But to Grow and Train, to better myself. To separate myself from the average gym rat. I’m a Big Dawg because I strive for success EVERYDAY. Just the IRON and me!!!!!
Check back next month when we feature another big dawg that is making big moves and doing big things!
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