IFBB CLASSIC PRO
Special Note: Addison won his very own IFBB Pro Card at the 2021 NPC Masters USA Championships after this feature was posted.
Addison Alexander is a name you will hear more about, specially after his National debut at the 2013 NPC USA Championships! Addison has never stepped on any National stage and then decided one year after winning the Overall at the NPC Seven Feathers Classic and winning his class at the Emerald Cup the following Spring. It was a great decision because he not only cracked the top 5, he made an impact! Being a dedicated father and husband, Addison has chosen to take his time in the sport and it is paying off and we are excited to see what he brings to his next showing!
1. When and why did you decide to start competing?
I started competing in 2009, at the Oregon ironman Bodybuilding Championship, where I placed 2nd in the Light-heavy weight division. I never believed I had what it takes to compete, until I was told so by Dominic (Max Muscle owner). After my 2nd place finish to guys that have been competing and training for many years, that's when I knew that if I train and dieted harder.. I could be more competitive.
2. What makes you want to go farther in the sport?
Bodybuilding is an art, and a great artist has to be dedicated, hard working, consistent and most of all a perfectionist. I always wanted to be my best at what ever I do, I am never satisfied with myself and the way I look so It drives my to be better.
3. What type of training do you implement during contest prep and the in the off-season?
This is one thing that does not change at all or very little, my offseason and contest prep training is all about feeling, connecting and keeping the weights heavy with good reps and constant tension on the muscle that I am training.
4. What is your favorite type of dieting meals and what is your favorite type of cheat meal?
This is almost the same as my training, which has very little changes, I love to cook so I do all my cooking, offseason and pre-contest, I stick to foods like oats, white potatoes, yams, white rice, steak, chicken and fish. I do not have a favorite cheat meal but if I do it would be carrot cake!
5. Who are some of the people that have helped you along the way to get where you are now in life or in the sport?
First off want to thank God for my health and strength, my wife for all her love and support, my coach for the 2013 USA Hany Rambod, Dominic Current for first believing that I can be a competitive bodybuilder, my training partner Brandon Lyons, Noel Fuller and the guys over at the Jungle Gym, and most off all Joel Dale, who has been a blessing, who believed in me and my potential more than anything in this world. I have been training with Joel consistently for over four years. Thank you my friend.
6. Who or what inspires you to strive for more in the sport?
This sport or art brings the best out off anyone who loves it, this is a very disciplined sport so it helps me to be a better person, father, and husband.
7. What is next for you as a competitor?
After taking 5th place at the 2013 NPC USA Championships, there's a lot of work to be done to be more competitive and to own a pro card at this level, so I am going to take all the time I need to make me a more competitive bodybuilder to represent Oregon at the National level!
8. What is your favorite memory good or bad while prepping or competing?
My fist show.. looking back and seeing the improvements that I made. I believe everything happens for a reason so am happy with every step thus far along the way.
9. Any website you would like to plug, Facebook, Twitter, personal site, etc...
Would love to have a sponsor and do guest appearances. I hope that my placing at the 2013 USA will help in that quest. Anyone is interested in my bodybuilding profile, can contact me on Facebook, or Email me directly at Addison0614@hotmail.com
10. Anything you would like to say to all the visitors to NPC Oregon?
Just want to say thank you to all the people who come out to support all the competitors, without your support there will be no Oregon bodybuilding, so I urge everyone to continue supporting Oregon bodybuilding, and to all the promoters to keep doing the great job of promoting to make Oregon bodybuilding better!