Can you tell us a little about the show in which you most recently competed?
Just recently took 2nd place at Pittsburgh Pro Masters Championship 2014. It was my 5th show this year (4 in 12 weeks) and the culminating show of my rookie season where I had four top 10 finishes, a master’s win, and scored 1 point for the Olympia.
How did you feel after pre-judging?
I was very confident following pre-judging. I had brought my best package of the season and felt much better about posing, which had been an issue all season.
How did you feel about the final results of the show?
Like I rightfully placed second behind Michael Anderson.
What are your thoughts on the Men's Physique Division and what it may be able to do for your career?
I love the sport and hope it gains respect from the wider bodybuilding community. Every season I hear rumblings of transitioning from board shorts to boxer briefs, and I’m in favor of it. Personally, I see myself as one the elite competitors in the sport and look forward gracing the cover of some fitness magazine.
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Current city: Orlando, FL
Years training: Four
Education: Bachelors from UCF in Political Science, Masters from UCF Public Administration
Occupation: High School History teacher (10 years)
Favorite type of training: Free weights
Favorite body part to train: Shoulders in recent months; they had to catch up to the rest of my physique.
Favorite exercise: Machine lateral raises.
Rep range: Usually 8-12.
Number of sets: 4-6.
Typical workout duration: 90 minutes.
Training split: One body part daily, 5-6 days a week, 6 exercises.
Typical daily eating plan: Six meals daily, all six with protein, 1 with good fat, 4 with complex carbs.
Favorite supplement: Promera Con-cret Pump Extreme
What peaked your interest in training? Seeing the results.
Who influences/influenced your training?
My girlfriend is studying to become a PTA (physical therapy assistant) and we discuss motion analysis all the time. I also glean tips from other IFBB Pros such as Michael Anderson, Dani Reardon and Matt Acton.
Sports: Growing up I ran track and now coach.
Special interests: Politics.
Physique, fitness, bodybuilding competition history:
Ancient City Classic 2012 Men’s physique tall/overall winner
Dexter Jackson Classic 2012 Men’s Tall 1st
NPC Southeastern 2012 Men’s Tall 2nd
NPC Nationals 2012 Class D 16th
NPC Orlando Europa 2013 Men’s Tall 3rd
NPC Jr. USA 2013 class D 16th
NPC Team Universe Masters 2013 class B 1st (pro card earned)
IFBB Ft. Lauderdale Cup 2013 13th
IFBB Europa Cup 2014 10th
IFBB Greater Gulf States 2014 5th in the Open , 1st in the Masters
IFBB Prestige Crystal Cup 2014 8th
IFBB Tampa Pro 2014 16th
IFBB Pittsburgh Pro Masters Championship 2014 1st 35-older
Next planned competition:
Hopefully, the Arnold Classic.
What keeps you on track towards reaching your goals?
It’s a lifestyle, striving to improve and become the best me possible.
Facebook: IFBB Pro Travales Blount