As I arrived into the Olympia Expo building, I knew that I had a huge day in front of me. I was going to meet people who I've been excited to meet as well as catch up with some old friends. I also knew I wouldn't have a second of down time or enough time to give my great friends the time that they deserved. I was going to make the most of every single situation presented to me and boy, did I ever make the best of everything! I was ready to let the Olympia games BEGIN!
As I first arrived at the Olympia Expo, the first person I met was none other than WWE Champion Batista! There wasn't even a line to meet him and I had the opportunity to chat with him and get my picture taken with him as he held the Critical Bench shirt! My energy level was on fire!!!
After meeting Batista, I met Pete and Jess Putnam. They got married last year in Vegas and have been on numerous big time magazine covers, including a recent issue of Muscle and Fitness Magazine! It was cool seeing them as they are big to the business and because I have interviewed them twice!! It was great to finally get my picture taken with the two of them together in person.
After meeting Pete and Jess, I saw amazing powerlifter and model Amanda Harris "Barbell Barbie." She and I have been good friends for awhile. Amanda and I took a great shot together promoting Critical Bench!
Wow, I saw more greats in 30 minutes than most people see in 30 years. Before I knew it, right in front of my eyes was Quincy Taylor! Quincy is one of the biggest bodybuilder I've ever seen. He is usually well over 350lbs with less than 10% body fat. Quincy just finished a show as he got 2nd at the Montreal Pro and was looking really huge and lean . I was very excited to see the Quincy, the man who gave Critical Bench the most real, honest, and entertaining interview ever!