"Old Navy's" Post-Season Training Journal

By Scott "Old Navy" Hults

It's been a week since my final contest of the year. I have enjoyed eating without consideration of diet or contest prep. I started dieting for my June shows last November. I have to say my diet and contest prep this year were on target and in the zone. Click here for more...

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Fourth Year Student: My Senior Year

By Scott "Old Navy" Hults

This is the first entry of my fourth journal covering my diet, training and bodybuilding contests for 2008 which begin June 13-15, when I compete in the Grand Master Pro Division at the 2008 FAME World Championships in Toronto. It will be my fourth Pro Show. Click here to read more...

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Training For Natural Master 
Pro Bodybuilding Competitions At 64

By Scott "Old Navy" Hults

I am a 64 year-old natural (drug-free) senior bodybuilder. I earned my first Master Pro Card at an NGA contest in Atlanta in September, 2006. I was awarded my second Master Pro Card at the 2006 IDFA (International Drug Free Athletics) Canadian Classic II in Toronto in November. Click here to read more...

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Training For My 1st Natural Professional Masters Contest at 64

By Scott "Old Navy" Hults

My name is Scott "Old Navy" Hults. I am a retired U.S. Navy Captain. I got the nickname, "Old Navy" from my fellow gym rats while I was preparing to enter my first bodybuilding contest in 2004 at the age of 61. My training was intense. The guys would say things like, "Hey, Old Navy, slow down man, take it easy, you aren't that young anymore." What they didn’t understand was, to me, age is a statistic not a burden. Nevertheless, I like the nickname so I kept it. 

In March of 2005, after training for 10 months, I entered my first competition, a non-tested NPC event. In the following 21 months I entered 15 more tested and non-tested contests, winning 31 weight, height and age class trophies, including the 2006 FAME WNSO Men's Masters 60+ World Championship in Toronto in June, and at 63 years of age, my Masters Pro Card at the 2006 NGA National Bodybuilding & Figure World Championships in Georgia in September and a second Masters Pro Card at the 2 006 IDFA Canadian Classic II in Toronto in November 2006.
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Training to Earn My Natural Pro Master's Card at Age 63

By Scott "Old Navy" Hults

I am a 63 year old retired U. S. Navy Captain and a competitive body builder. In March of 2005, I entered my first competition and placed 6th in my weight class and 10th in the Men's Master's 50+ age class. Since then, I entered 11 more contests, winning 20 weight, height and age class trophies and two Best Poser trophies. My most recent contest was the 2006 FAME WNSO Body Building and Fitness World Championships held in Toronto, Canada, June 16-18, where I placed 4th in the Advanced Open Men's Lightweight class and won my age class, becoming the 2006 FAME WNSO Men's Master's 60+ World Champion.  Read more of this great story here...

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Training For My Second Year Of Competition At 62 

By Scott "Old Navy" Hults

When I began training for my first bodybuilding competition in June of 2004, and wrote about my odyssey in a story, "Training For My First Competition At 61, A Senior Bodybuilder's Championship Season," never did I think my training and competitions would result in such a phenomenal personal success.  Read more of this great story here...

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Does Age Affect Your Training?

By Scott "Old Navy" Hults

In a word, yes. Age does affect your training. That's the short answer. But how it affects your training is really up to the individual. If you are 20-something, you can train until you drop, and other than being tired and maybe a little sore, the effects wear off quickly and soon you are ready to hit it again.  Click here to learn more...

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Training For My First Competition

By Scott "Old Navy" Hults

On January 1, 2004, I was a 60 year-old, 158 pounds, out-of-shape retired U.S. Navy Reserve Captain. After my retirement from the Navy, I no longer was required to stay fit and pass a service-wide semi-annual Physical Readiness Test, so I slacked off. Although I went to the SportPlex gym in Birmingham, Alabama regularly, I generally spent more time gabbing with my fellow gym rats than I did working out.   The story continues here...

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Training For Your First Competition

By Scott "Old Navy" Hults

Competing in a bodybuilding competition is an exciting, exhilarating and fulfilling experience. It takes determination, dedication and just plain hard work. And, unless you plan on becoming a professional, all you can hope for from all of your effort is a trophy. 

Ah, but what a trophy! 
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