My name is Demond L. Gildon Sr, and I am a natural aspiring bodybuilder. I recently competed in my first amateur show, the 2012 NPC Mid Illinois Championships, as a middleweight, and placed 2nd. Although I am fond of bodybuilding, I really enjoy the multiple facets of science (particularly chemistry). I began bodybuilding in October of 2011, and I must say it has been quite the experience. There are so many nuances to consider when attempting to enhance one’s physique. I believe my background in chemistry has really helped me optimize my nutrition and streamline my training sessions. When I started training last October, I remember roaming the gym aimlessly, performing exercise after exercise. I really wasn’t understanding the importance of each movement, and I did not take my diet seriously (absolute dichotomy). I eventually researched a proper diet, nutrition scheme, and combined them with intense training. Once these three factors were aligned, I began to see a change in my physique. At times, I find it difficult to stay motivated in the gym. When this happens, I generally watch a few Kai Greene videos to jump-start my motivation.
“I’m Illy” by T.I.