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Your Natural Best - 001 - Exploring Bodybuilding: Insights and Inspirations from Pros
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Sarah Hobson is a seasoned professional bodybuilder with over 15 years of experience in the sport. She began her journey in bodybuilding after moving from Ohio to Gastonia for a teaching job and has since been dedicated to the sport, gaining significant muscle mass and competing in numerous shows.
Eric Shelton: Eric Shelton is a natural men’s physique bodybuilder with seven years of experience in the industry. He is the current Natural Men’s Physique Yortan Cup Champion in the OCB, the most prestigious title in his organization. Eric is known for his dedication to the sport and his podcast, which discusses various aspects of bodybuilding.
Episode Summary:
Welcome to the debut episode of “Your Natural Best,” a podcast dedicated to exploring the world of natural bodybuilding. Hosted on the E2M Fitness Media network, this episode features two prominent guests: professional bodybuilders Sarah Hobson and Eric Shelton, and the host, an amateur bodybuilder himself. The dynamic trio sheds light on the intricacies of the sport, offering first-person perspectives that inform and inspire.
Kicking off the discussion, Sarah Hobson shares her 15-year journey in bodybuilding, from skinny college graduate to competitive bodybuilder. Eric Shelton, the reigning Natural Men’s Physique Yortan Cup Champion, joins in to discuss his seven-year tenure in the sport. Both guests emphasize the importance of support systems in achieving bodybuilding goals. The episode is a valuable resource for those interested in the sport, providing insights into what it takes to compete and succeed in bodybuilding.
Key Takeaways:

Bodybuilding is for Everyone: Bodybuilding can serve different purposes for different individuals, from personal discipline to competitive achievements.
Support Systems Are Crucial: Success in bodybuilding often depends on the support of family, friends, and even fellow gym-goers.
The Initial Spark: Each bodybuilder has a unique moment or inspiration that propels them into the sport.
Realistic Expectations: Understanding that while bodybuilding is accessible to all, not everyone might achieve top-tier competitive success, and that’s okay.
Personal Growth: Bodybuilding can lead to significant personal development, including improved discipline, focus, and physical health.

Notable Quotes:

“It takes a level of dedication that is just so above and beyond.” – Sarah Hobson.
“Bodybuilding can very well be for everybody, but people get different things out of it.”—Eric Shelton.
“If you are thinking about it at all, give it a try.” – Sarah Hobson
“The most important thing about someone’s fitness journey is their support system.” – Eric Shelton
“You have nothing to lose. It’s a limited amount of time. You got a couple of weeks, do your prep, get on stage, and then decide if it’s for you or not for you.” – Sarah Hobson.
Resources:

Eric Shelton’s Podcast: Co-hosted with Jamal, the podcast delves into various aspects of bodybuilding.
Palmetto Classic: A bodybuilding competition in South Carolina, significant for being Sarah Hobson’s first competition.

Stay tuned for more episodes as we explore the world of natural bodybuilding. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just curious about the sport, “Your Natural Best” is an invaluable resource for all enthusiasts.
Listen to the full episode here.
This episode was recorded on the E2M Fitness Media network.