Because my side chest shot isn't as impressive now. lol
Man, I am old. Those top two shots with the monchichi hair cut was when I was 17 and the one in the classic 80s string tank was when I was 19 and the grey underwear one was when I was 20 or so and was weighing about 155 before a show.
Drop: I have a shocker train horn on my truck, yes. It is insanely loud and very fun, too.
Skip is an awesome person and a great prep guy to work with, absolutely great. When I got done with him, I left him with the ability to completely handle and manipulate my own nutrition 100% for the first time ever (I was young). That is how much time he spent with me answering questions and explaining why he was making the changes he did - looking back it still amazes me how much knowledge he instilled in me. His passion for helping his clients rang through in his interaction with me on a DAILY basis.
I do not "bodybuild" anymore, just go to the gym and work hard and stay in great shape, but I still follow on the boards a lot. Eventhough I am not as involved, I still to this day touch base with skip from time to time and consider him a friend to the point where I would call him up to go grab lunch if I was coming through his neck of the woods. I read his posts and smile at how real and how grounded he has remained in staying focused on what is truly important in life, eventhough surrounded by some of the negativity the bodybuilding culture can sometimes bring. Kudos to Skip and much respect. You deserve to be where you are today.
Enough good things cant be said about Skip the person and the prep guy. Re: the prep guy, his clients results speak for themselves time and time again. The person, well, a great family man to say the least--someone who not only talks about priorities, but walks that walk as well.
One thing I will never forget is he sent my wife flowers after she gave birth to our daughter. He also has good taste in trucks (unbeknownst to us--our trucks are eerily similar).