Dusty Dixon - Figure Competitor

Dusty: I grew up in a drug addicted family and was raised around drugs all of my life. By the time I was 13 I was an addict and in and out of jail all the time. I wanted to get sober as I got older but did not know how to reach that goal. The drugs finally landed me in prison for a year and a half where I found fitness and worked out every single day. In prison I learned to love myself for the first time and learned to accept what life had given me. While I was locked up I had to make the decision to go back to drugs or to go after the life I deserved. After I was released from prison I kept going on my fitness journey and went to work at Iron Warehouse, where the members had the same interests as me. Everyone in gym said I should compete and that's when it all started.

I have never counted calories. I just focus on macronutrients-my carbs, fats, and proteins and eating healthy foods. Off season I eat more red meat, increase protein to 6-7 oz per meal, cottage cheese, higher calorie foods and increase carb consumption. On season it's mainly 4-5 oz of fish per meal, lower the carbs and increase the healthy fats.

Diet mistake - I did not lower fats and carbs enough. I take pride in the fact that I have always done my own nutrition plan. I am always learning more about my body with each season and the more I learn the more I am able to dial in my diet to get better and better results.

The only supplements I use are aminos, glutamine, protein powder, ZMA at night, and thermogenics/fat burners. I cycle off and on fat burners. I have used a variety of brands but Diablo's are my favorite Thermogenic Brands. I don't take them till I start leaning out for show. I Take 1 in the morning and then another one during the day.

Off Season
Meals every 3 hours.
Meal 1. Protein Pancakes, Tbsp Peanut Butter, 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt, Banana
Meal 2. 6 oz red meat, 5 oz sweet potato, 2 c veggies
Meal 3. Shake with 1 c oats
Meal 4. 6 oz chicken, 2 cups veggies
Meal 5. Shake with 1 c oats
Meal 6. 6 oz chicken, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1 c veggies

Meal 1. 5 egg whites, 1 whole egg, 4 slices turkey bacon, 2 slices Ezekiel bread, Almond Butter
Meal 2. 6 oz turkey, 2 c veggies, Tbsp coconut oil, 1/2 c yogurt
Meal 3. Shake with 1 c oats
Meal 4. 6 oz Chicken, 5 oz sweet potato, 2 c veggies
Meal 5. 5 oz chicken, handful Almonds, 1/2 c cottage cheese

On Season
Meals every 3 hours.
Meal 1. Shake, 1/2 grapefruit, 1Tbsp coconut oil
Meal 2. 5 oz Fish, 2 C Broccoli, 1 Tbsp coconut oil
Meal 3. 4 oz Chicken, 8 Asparagus
Meal 4. 5 oz Fish, 2 C Broccoli
Meal 5. 4 oz chicken, 8 Asparagus, 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
Meal 6. 5 oz Fish, 2 Cups Broccoli

Meal 1. Shake with 1/2 cup oats
Meal 2. 5 oz Fish, 2 C Broccoli
Meal 3. 4 oz chicken, 4 oz sweet potatos
Meal 4. 5 oz Fish, 2 C Broccoli
Meal 5. 4 oz chicken, 1 Banana, 1/2 cup oats


I work at a gym so it is easy for me to stay on point with my nutrition and training. I train one body part per day. I do not know what I will be training until I come in the gym that morning. I do abs 4 days per week. Off season I train 6 days a week. I only go heavy one week out of the month. The other 3 weeks I train at 75% of my max. Off season I only do cardio 3 times per week 20-25 minutes of HIIT to keep my heart healthy. When I am 6 weeks out from competition I train 2 times per day 6 days per week with high reps and I do cardio every other day on the Stair Stepper 20-25 minutes of HIIT. My favorite training days are Shoulders, Back and Legs. My favorite machines are the cables because of the versatility of exercises, Stair Stepper and the squat rack. I hope with my story I can inspire others to want to also make a life transformation.

My goals are to train and compete in a few Powerlifting competitions, jump up to physique class in bodybuilding and to earn my pro card.

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