Nate Miyaki

Fitness Author - Physique Athlete - Vagabond Strategist

Musclemania America 2009 Wrap-Up

The 2009 Fitness America Weekend has come and gone, and it was an incredible experience.  In previous posts you read about my preparation leading up to the big show.  I’m happy to say I accomplished my goal of winning the open bantamweight championship.  Now before you get too excited for me, I have to qualify that statement with an asterisk — there were no other bantamweight competitors in the division this year.  But.. Read More

Week 8 – Thank You’s and Best Wishes

One week away.  All I can say is that I’m ready to rock.  I’m pretty sure I’ll make the bantamweight class that I wanted to make (I weighed 148lbs yesterday first thing in the morning without eating), so there is not much more to say about my contest preparation. Since this is the last entry, I thought I would thank the people who have helped me along the way.  Although as competitors we.. Read More

Week 7 – Two Weeks Left

Before business, here’s a little story for you. I was practicing all of the mandatory poses at home and realized I had to get back to work. I changed and rushed out without cleaning up. My wife gets home that night before I do and sees my maroon posing trunks lying on the bed. She said for about 5 minutes she was freaking out wondering, “Who the hell’s panties are in my frickin’.. Read More

Week 6 – Diet, Fake Tans, and Gelato

After checking out this blog a buddy of mine was giving me some crap. “Its cool and all”, he said, “but damn you need a tan!” Hah, no doubt. I’m lucky they make that fake tan in a bottle and Dream Tan stuff. For those of you haven’t competed before, Dream Tan is a skin dye you put on before you go on stage. The lights are so bright that you have to.. Read More

Week 5 – Condition Update

I’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback about the blog. Just wanted to say thanks for giving me your support. I wanted to have a good time with it and take a different approach, and it seems that some people are enjoying following along. It’s just not my personality to sit back each week and write about how awesome I am or how I’m going to take my weight class down in.. Read More