Interview with 2011 MUTANT of the YEAR Harlan Wiles
Vancouver, BC – January 25, 2012 - We are excited to bring you an interview with Harlan Wiles, winner of 2011 MUTANT of the YEAR. Harlan was active throughout his teen years, playing baseball, hockey, mountain biking, and soccer. Moving onto weight training was a natural progression. Training throughout his teens and learning to eat healthy and about supplementation started him down a conscious path to a healthy life. Presently Harlan works in a correctional facility, which can be a challenging environment. Weight training has become a physical outlet as well as a lifestyle.
How Did You Get Started With Bodybuilding?
I got started in bodybuilding when I was 15 years old. My father use to work out when he was younger so he had a set of weights at our house. I started lifting at home and reading bodybuilding magazines. The first guy in the magazines that blew me away was Dorian Yates. His whole body screamed intensity and hard work. I continued to train into my twenties while going to College, but never really was bitten by the competition bug at that point. It wasn't until I was about twenty five when I started to think about competing.
One of my biggest influences was seeing local bodybuilders getting ready for their contests at our gym. One guy in particular that really made a big impression on me and was a top National Bodybuilder at the time was Basil Brown. He was and still is one freaky bodybuilder that is modest and humble. From that point I had it in my head that I would compete one day. With hard work, my trainer and a support team made up of friends and family I entered my first show in 2002 narrowly being edged out of first claiming second place! This also happened to be my first bodybuilding show I have ever attended. After that show I was back stage and one of the judges came up to me and said I looked really good and almost won the class. He mentioned that I needed to work on putting on more size, but my condition was really good! This motivated me to continue on and improve my physique.
|Place of Birth||Berwick, Canada|
|Date of Birth||March 20, 1975|
|Contest Weight||220 lbs|
|Off-Season Weight||Currently 250 lbs|
Where Does Your Motivation Come From?
My motivation comes from trying to continuously improve from my last showing. Making changes in my training program, diet and seeing the changes in my physique is a huge motivation for me as well!
|2002||Kingston Bodybuilding Championships||2nd (Heavy)|
|2003||Eastern Ontario Bodybuilding Championships||2nd (Light Heavy)|
|2004||Ontario Provincial Bodybuilding Championships||3rd (Light Heavy)|
|2007||Ontario Provincial Bodybuilding Championships||2nd (Heavy)|
|2008||Canadian National Bodybuilding Championships||13th (Heavy)|
|Monday||Chest and Biceps|
|Meal 1||2 cups of oatmeal, two slices of bread and 80 grams of protein powder|
|Meal 2||80 grams of protein powder, 1 apple and 1 slice of whole wheat bread|
|Meal 3||12 ounces of steak and 1.5 cups of rice|
|Meal 4||12 ounces of steak and 10 ounces of yams|
|Meal 5||12 ounces of Tilapia and 1.5 cups of rice|
|Meal 6||80 grams of protein|
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- MUTANT WHEY
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