Saturday, March 31, 2012
Good morning everybody, I hope you all have a great weekend :) Just a quick post here as an update to my current training. Below are a couple videos added to YouTube yesterday by The Big Dog from this past week. My main thing right now is to keep my mind focused and relaxed. I try and balance everything and not take things too seriously. Being a dad with 3 young children and taking care of them along with my training it can get quite busy! It's all good because doing both things are so very rewarding to me. Here are the videos below, much love:
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Today's training session was decent. I was a bit tired as I think the photo shoot I had last Friday is still wearing on me a bit but other than that all is good. Still injury free and I feel ok. The quality of the film isn't that good but I tried again today (usually once a week) to measure my body progress a bit as I am about 5 weeks out from my first show of 2012. Below is the direct link to watch the video clip:
Here is what the Big Dog had to say when he uploaded this video about the discussion we had earlier,
"John told me this year will be different than last year. Last year he tore his entire right hamstring almost off the bone while at the same time tearing his groin as well. As he got closer to show time he said he was unable to do any sufficient cardio work because he couldn’t walk. He also said there were many abdominal exercises he couldn’t perform properly because of these injuries. So far he has said he is injury free and feels very good. He said the injuries are 100% healed. John told me there were people out there that criticized his abs last year but it was because of the fact he was injured and being as injured as he was and not being able to do virtually any cardio and proper ab exercises severely affected his abdominal development. This video was filmed in the gym in March of 2012 about 5 weeks out from his first show of the year. John says checking his abdominal development about once a week when getting ready for a show is a great way to measure his overall body progress."
- The Big Dog
Monday, March 26, 2012
I would to send a special thanks to a very special lady for being so nice to me....Romance writer and author Cassandra Carr. Thanks for all the love and support, you are the best. You are truly an inspiration to me after I found out what you went through in your personal life. Much respect from John Quinlan always. You are a survivor and you never gave up, I am very proud of you! What an amazing attitude and strong will you have! You never once let cancer beat you.....you kicked its ass! Much Love! Below is a write up Cassandra just did on me, check it out :)
Sunday, March 25, 2012
I would just like to personally thank model Angela Pagliarulo for a great model shoot with me this past Friday. Angela was very nice, professional and easy to work with. For those of you who knew about this shoot, it was done for romance novel book covers so it will take a little bit of time to get back the images and sort through them and pick out the right ones and have my PR guy get them watermarked for purchase. Hopefully there will be some good ones :) But the main thing is that the photos are finally done! I would also like to thank photographer Sandra Kimball, an amazing photographer and such a wonderful person as well. My guy, The Big Dog, uploaded a video of outtakes from that photo shoot to YouTube this morning. I always try and have a sense of humor in all the model projects I do and this one was no different.....had a great time so a great big thanks again to Angela and Sandra! Much Love!
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Just wanted to update everybody this morning. So far my training is going well and I haven't felt any of the injuries from the past to this point which is wonderful, I thank God for that! I did have my first photo shoot of the year yesterday and it went well. I will touch more upon that next time but for those of you that I am sending photos to.....rest assure the photos have been taken it's just a matter of the photographer processing them and sending them to me. She is very busy so it may take a but longer but the important thing is they have been taken. So below are a few progress photos thus far with several weeks until my first show, also below are a couple direct links to a couple YouTube videos of me just added by the Big Dog so much appreciation to you my friend!
Please Click This Link To Watch The Post Workout Video Clip of Me Added by The Big Dog To YouTube This Morning
Thank You Everybody For All The Love & Support,
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Just a quick post because it was fresh in my mind. I was speaking with a friend of mine earlier today and he mentioned something that was interesting to me. He asked me if anything about me has changed over the past 2 years, seeing that I am now injury free and have a firm grasp on my diet as I am back in the "fitness" swing of things with a clear head. I said, it is still the same old me I am just smarter now....I know how to train and how to eat. The mistakes I made from 2 years ago will never again be made and the mishaps with my diet from being careless won't be made either. So with that below I have posted a few photos as a flashback to 2010. Enjoy....Much Love!
This morning my workout went well. I want to say thanks to the Big Dog for adding this video clip of me from the gym this morning to YouTube a few minutes ago, just a basic "abs" progress video clip to measure my progress thus far @ about 6 weeks out. Thanks everybody for the support, much love!
Monday, March 19, 2012
Just wanted to post a quick update to everybody (writers and authors) that I am getting ready for my first photo shoot of 2012 coming up soon with the main theme: Romance Cover Model stock images. For quite some time I have been talking back and fourth with several amazing writers about this and the time has finally come! I will do my best to give you some great shots you can use hopefully on some best sellers! Much Love to all the writers and authors out there are you all know who you are. You have my respect always for everything you do!!!!! I will keep everybody posted on this subject :)
Sunday, March 18, 2012
First off, hope everybody had a great Saint Patrick's Day.....all good :) Just wanted to post a progress photo from this morning. Just a basic snap shot but an ok way to measure my progress thus far with my first show several weeks away and my first photo shoot of 2012 in a couple of weeks.
Just trying to be consistant with both my training and diet and whatever happens just happens. I will do the best I can to remain focused and stay positive and surround myself with positive people.