A little about myself and my experience in weight lifting. I've been weight lifting for about 28 years now. I'm 45 years of age and started seriously training when I was 18 years old.
I actually started when I was 16 but I didn't really start to take it seriously until I was 18 years of age. I still train to this day. My training methods have changed as I've gotten older but I still strive to improve my physical self.
My name is Blake Bissaillion and I am not a doctor of medicine, nutritionist or certified personal trainer. I have been weight lifting for the past 28 plus years and like you, I have an undying passion for getting stronger, healthier and more muscular.
Weight training began for me as a means to gain muscular weight for hockey. I devoured every bit of information I could get my hands on from bodybuilding and power lifting magazines to various news articles.
At the time, I must have tried every muscle building program and gimmick there was, as I'm sure most of you are doing right now. Let me tell you, I made my share of mistakes but each one of those mistakes was a learning experience.
I'm by no means a competitive body builder or power lifter (Athough I have competed in both). I'm simply a guy who loves to go to the gym to challenge my body day in and day out. I love the feeling of a great workout!
The purpose of this web site is to give you some tips and information on how to set up your personal weight lifting and muscle building plan without the hype and confusion you've been so used to seeing.
I started this website in 2003 and in that time, I've helped thousands of people. Most of the information in this website is written by myself using a combination of my experience, trials and research. Here are just a few testimonials about how this website has helped people.
My goal is to help you clear away the confusion and try and help you put together a plan that works. A plan that will help get you on the road to building quality muscle, whether it be for sport or a healthier way of life. I've worked with and have been coached by seasoned power lifters, body builders and all round gym rats across Canada. I've picked up a lot of knowledge and little tidbits of information that you won't find anywhere else!
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Here's some old photos of me from the time I was 16 years old (skinny and just starting out).
Here I am as a skinny 16 year old!
Another photo of me when I was 17 (or 18 years of age) and I was starting to learn the in's and out's of building muscle from some qualified coaches.
And finally, a photo of me after getting the proper coaching and totally changing my diet and training. Big and strong! It's amazing how a bit of knowledge can affect your physique. Here I am at 18 yers of age.
Here's a recent photo of myself taken at 45 years of age.
I still know how to keep in shape! At this point in my life I have gained the necessary knowledge to build muscle, lose fat or get super strong. The real trick is to gain the necessary knowledge. Once a person gains the knowledge he/she can expect a successful life long journey in the weight room!
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