Name : Brian Chamberlain
Off-Season Weight: 230 lbs.
Contest Weight: 200 lbs.
Status: Married to wife Julie
Kids: 1 son - Brian Charles Jr.
I began competing when I was 17 years old. I have always been active and played different sports as a kid and teen. I played football briefly, ran track briefly, wrestled briefly, hunted since the age of 12, skate boarded for 10 years, snow boarded for 6 years all the while lifting weights on and off. I was always known for being built and strong for my size and age. At about the age of 16 I began to lift 5 days a week and continued until this day. Lol, as of now that’s 16 years I have been training! Holy shit that’s a long time but I still love the feeling of getting stronger each week. Above and beyond everything else, the best part about weight lifting is pushing my self during every workout. The feeling after a workout of knowing I gave it my all, literally to the point of getting sick, seeing stars, or having a standing 8 count made me feel good about my self. The high I would get after a kick ass workout is what kept me going back. It was the one thing that was always there not no matter what was going on in my life. It was a release, a way to deal with anger and stress at times. Bodybuilding also taught me patience, persistent, and perseverance.
I competed my first time at the age of 17 in an AAU bodybuilding contest at the request of a friend at the gym. I won my weight class and the overall in the teenage category, thus the beginning of my bodybuilding career. With the thirst of wanting to win and better myself as a bodybuilder, I began reading everything I could get my hands on to become better. I competed my first time as an adult at the age of 20 years old at New Jerseys 1995 NPC Muscle Beach where once again I won my class and the open Overall as a light weight. Six weeks later I won my class at the NPC Classic and was encouraged to go compete at the Nationals by Gary Udit; PA chairman. I knew one thing and that was there was no way in hell I was going to the nationals as a light weight! I needed to grow. I took off from competing from 1995 till 1998 and moved up to the middle weights, winning my class and the overall at the NPC Pittsburgh Championships. Six weeks later I competed in my first national level competition, the Jr. Nationals, where I took second to the over all winner Kevin English who later that year turned pro by winning the middle weight class at the NPC Nationals.
In 2004 I won the IFBB North American Bodybuilding Championships earning my pro status. I took 7th at the Charlotte Pro in 2005, than took 2nd at the Mr. Olympia Wildcard Showdown. In 2006 I placed 8th at the Montreal Pro Classic and 6th at the Atlantic City Pro. I am now gearing up to compete in the spring of 2007. With lots of support from my wife, new son Brian Jr. and family, I can’t wait to get back on stage again.
As a profession, I run and operate a weight management and personal training clinic out of Gold’s gym in Thorndale, PA where I also train Bodybuilders, Fitness and Figure competitors. Just recently, I began writing training Q&A’s for Muscle Mag International which I am excited about. Since 2002 I have written training and motivational articles for Universal Nutrition (Animal) under the alias “Bulldog” which is cool because you can speak how you like. No holding back!
Since the birth of our son, my wife and I spend a lot of time at home together as a family. We are very excited to be parents and are enjoying every sleepless minute of it! Below is a picture of Brian Jr. and I when he was about 8 weeks old. To the left is a picture of my beautiful wife and I.
Junior Nationals - NPC, MiddleWeight, 2nd
Nationals - NPC, MiddleWeight, 3rd
Nationals - NPC, MiddleWeight, 4th
Nationals - NPC, Light-HeavyWeight, 4th
Nationals - NPC, Light-HeavyWeight, 8th
USA Championships - NPC, Light-HeavyWeight, 6th
North American Championships - IFBB, Light-HeavyWeight, 1st
North American Championships - IFBB, Overall Winner
Charlotte Pro Championships - IFBB, 7th
Olympia Wildcard Showdown - IFBB, 2nd
Atlantic City Pro - IFBB, 6th
Montreal Pro Championships - IFBB, 8th
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