Hello all! My name is Brandon Best, and I am entering into the new Men's Physique division at the BC's this year. This is my first show, although not first attempt at it. Looks like this time, I am going to make it!!
I will endeavor to keep this short and sweet.
I am from the U.S., have been here in Surrey for almost fifteen months, and married to fitbody (Dawn Alison). My background is in martial arts, having trained in various styles of traditional Chinese gung-fu/wushu, and also in other arts, starting at ten-years-old (I am now 36), and am currently a student of Bak Mei gung-fu. My original goal was to put on size for bodybuilding, but when it was announced that Men's Physique was coming this year, with a straight shot to the BC's, top five going to Nationals, AND there was the chance at winning a pro card... and it was all happening here in the Metro Vancouver area, so I would not even have to leave the province... well, it just made good sense. I agreed, although reluctant, as I wanted to go with bodybuilding. However, I have had time to come to grips with this truth: Although I know what I want, the bottom line is that my genetics are suited for Men's Physique, not bodybuilding. Oh, I train like a bodybuilder. I eat like a bodybuilder. I technically build my body... but I am a Physique guy. So be it. I can dig it.
Enough for now. Follow along. You will come to know more about me, for sure. Some pictures to get things started. These will show me in my various stages throughout the last few years, going back as far as 2008 (the first picture), and ending with this year (taken this past Friday)...
Get ready for a ride!!!