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Featured Competitor: David Truax


Name: David Truax


What are your thoughts on the Men's Physique Division? To the general public, modern top bodybuilders are a curiosity, not an ideal. Few people want to look like that, themselves. I respect people going after what makes them look and feel the way they want. Hopefully this new class will get some legs under it and make a class for those of us that care less about size and more about aesthetics and athleticism.

Age: 34

Hometown: Seattle

Current city: Los Angeles

Years training: Started strength training at 14, got serious in my early 20s, got fat and lazy as a traveling consultant and then became serious again for the last 5 years.

Education: Scene study at the Beverly Hills Playhouse; Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Occupation: Actor; retired from software and technology

Favorite type of training: High volume

Favorite body part to train: legs

Favorite exercise: squat

Rep range: 15

Number of sets: 20

Typical workout duration: 50-60 minutes strength training and a 30-60 minute run.

Training split: 5 day split, with one day rest: Legs / Chest / Back / Shoulders / Arms

Typical daily eating plan: I do what I call a micro-zigzag. I’m pretty meticulous in tracking food intake, so I’m able to keep the bulk and cut in a pretty tight range. I bulk until the calipers move past a set point, which varies from 10 to 15 days. Then I do a gentle 2-5 day cut until I hit my reset point on the calipers.

Favorite supplement: BSN Nitrix

What peaked your interest in training? As a kid, I thought the bodybuilders of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s looked really good, and I figured they must get the girl.

Who influences/influenced your training? As a kid growing up I admired the physiques of Arnold and Frank Zane.

Sports: Skiing, running, swimming, back packing, camping, golf, marksmanship.

Special interests: Cooking, fast cars, thermoacoustics, wireless power transmission, and technology assisted meditation.

Physique, fitness, bodybuilding competition history:
2009 NPC FitStop24 Northwest Bodybuilding Championships--2nd Place Open Men Light (143.25-154.25)


Next planned competition:
MuscleContest 2011 Men’s Physique

What keeps you on track towards reaching your goals? Endorphin addiction and limitless vanity

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