IFBB PRO BODYBUILDER
Quality muscle packed on a frame is an attribute that takes time and persistence. Art Wallace is a good example of this. Doing his first show in 1987 and then continuing his love for training in the gym and stepping on stage years later, it was only a matter of time before Art got his very own IFBB Pro Card. Now, Art is still doing what he loves both in and out of the gym and stepping on stage in Masters Pro shows!
Art is an inspiration to many whether he knows it or not. His humble attitude and love for the Iron should motivate many others in their journey to the stage!
1. When and why did you decide to start competing?
I first competed in 1987 in the Oregon North Coast in the middle weight where I took 2nd Place.
After competing in High School sports (Football, Wrestling, & Track) I found that I needed to have something that would challenge me both physically and mentally. Bodybuilding fulfilled that need.
2. What makes you want to go farther in the sport?
2 things: 1. The desire to always want to improve. 2. To inspire others.
I have yet to believe that I have fulfilled my full potential. I love to see the transformation of my body, but also the changes in myself mentally, physically, and spiritually. I’m not the same person I was when I start a Prep I am a better one in the end.
I desire to inspire others to pursue their dreams. I believe we all have a purpose. Time and circumstances can rob us of our dreams. I hope that people can see with consistency and determination nothing is impossible! We just have to keep the fire burning!
3. What type of training do you implement during contest prep and the in the off-season?
In the past, I would do mostly compound movements with heavy weight and low reps but most recently I found better results from more volume. Controlling the movement and making the mind muscle connection has worked well for me during both off season and Prep. It's also much easier on my joints.
4. What is your favorite type of dieting meals and what is your favorite type of cheat meal?
I don’t really have a favorite diet meal. I like to have a variety of foods, mixing up my protein and carb sources with real food. I don’t use many protein drinks.
Cheat meal? I enjoy a good hamburger!
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?
I could not do this without the love and support of my lovely wife Lisa.
Jake Toll has always been there when I needed help or direction. I greatly appreciated him.
The support I receive from my home gym, Will Power Gym, is invaluable to me.
I have been blessed with good Coaches, IFBB Pro Jeff Willet, Noel Fuller, Josh Musgrave, and my current Coach IFBB Pro Chris Tuttle.
I have also had the assistance of Coach Mouss Elbakkouchi and Coach Twan Chacon who’s knowledge, support and friendship is a great attribute to my success.
6. Who or what inspires you to strive for more in the sport?
It’s the journey that inspires me. I’m always amazed to see the changes in me. My perspective and outlook on life is different. Healthier with more confidence.
7. What is next for you as a competitor?
I’m going to take some time to improve on my physique. Hope to compete in 2023.
8. What is your favorite memory good or bad while prepping or competing?
My favorite thing about competing is meeting new people.
At my 1st Emerald Cup, I met an over 60 competitor who’s Dad was a 1950’s Mr. USA who owned a gym in California in the 60s 70s. He had stories about Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu, Athletes I grew up with, who inspired me in the early days.
Favorite time on stage was at the 2019 Battle on the Beach where I competed in the Open Middle weight and battled with my Iron brother Dustin Jensen for 1st place.
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10. Anything you would like to say to all the visitors to NPC Oregon?
Thank you! Your support to all competitors is greatly appreciated.
To the Judges and Promoters, thank you for the investment and support.
Life is meant to live. Dreams gives us purpose.