Eric Dubas simply claimed a haul of medals on the NPC Valley of the Sun Championships in Arizona, however the 39-year-old credit an uncommon type of cardio for serving to him acquire a bonus over his fellow opponents. In a post-win chat with M&F’s Chief Content material Officer, Zack Zeigler, Dubas says that unorthodox actions equivalent to portray his home could have given him the sting.
Dubas is a software program engineer and an entrepreneur engaged on actual property tasks. He’s competed in round 10 bodybuilding competitions, and forward of the NPC Valley of the Solar Championships, he additionally needed to take care of shifting to Arizona for a job, however his hectic life-style by no means threatened to derail his progress. As an alternative, he was positive to start his preliminary prep final 12 months. “I began sort of ramping down proper across the summer season,” says Dubas. “I went full on in mid-January, so in all probability 12 weeks out (from the competitors).”
Being pushed to succeed meant that Eric Dubas needed to discover a option to make his exterior duties align together with his bodybuilding actions. “It’s contagious in itself,” he says of his profitable mindset. “You’re actually regimented with it.” And when it got here to these extracurricular actions round his home transfer, Dubas was in a position to make it work to his benefit. “I used to be paining my home,” he shares. “So, it’s being lively exterior of [training], for the primary time.”
Dubas obtained his home painted, and there’s little question that his laborious work of coaching, weight-reduction plan, and the extra power expended by portray all helped him to current a ripped physique on the day. By the point the home paint had dried, Eric Dubas was awarded with 1st place within the Masters 35+, 1st place within the Open Class, and he was additionally named as the general physique champ. The large man now intends to proceed balancing his profession whereas additionally incomes his professional card. “I might undoubtedly get began earlier,” says Dubas of the recommendation that he would give to a youthful model of himself. “In my 20s, I considered doing a present. I simply by no means actually felt prepared. Now I understand that you just by no means really feel prepared, you simply need to do it!”
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