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Dustin Starr will be joining Reality Check Radio tonight to discuss USPlabs, MemphiSport, his time with WWE & competing in the NPC.

Be sure to listen live or on podcast by clicking here.

Video provided by Maria Garay.

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Dustin Starr wins his 2nd consecutive NPC Tennessee State Men’s Physique title to become a two-time State Champion.

training filesWith the NPC Tennessee State Men’s Physique Championship only a few days away, Team USPlabs Athelete Dustin Starr has been working harder than ever to increase muscle mass, while remaining as lean as possible.  Here, Starr demonstrates skull crushers, one of the most vital exercises to help earn that “horseshoe” look.

Need more tips on gaining the look that you want in your triceps?  Go check out John Davies column – Instant Training Improvement Tips:  Horseshoes & Hand Grenades – Explosive Triceps Training.

While many will focus on the bicep for “show muscles”, John goes into detail about how important it is to train triceps for the symmetry you need to get the look you deserve.

Be sure to read more training tips at USPlabs Direct.

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Instant Training Improvement Tips: Horseshoes and Hand Grenades – Explosive Tricep Training – See more at: http://usplabsdirect.com/blog/instant-training-improvement-tips-horseshoes-and-hand-grenades-explosive-tricep-training.html#sthash.yoOMETpu.dpuf
Instant Training Improvement Tips: Horseshoes and Hand Grenades – Explosive Tricep Training – See more at: http://usplabsdirect.com/blog/instant-training-improvement-tips-horseshoes-and-hand-grenades-explosive-tricep-training.html#sthash.yoOMETpu.dpuf
Instant Training Improvement Tips: Horseshoes and Hand Grenades – Explosive Tricep Training – See more at: http://usplabsdirect.com/blog/instant-training-improvement-tips-horseshoes-and-hand-grenades-explosive-tricep-training.html#sthash.yoOMETpu.dpuf
Building powerful triceps is crucial for upper body strength, muscular size and symmetry and a typical flaw in the training of younger athletes who target biceps. – See more at: http://usplabsdirect.com/blog/instant-training-improvement-tips-horseshoes-and-hand-grenades-explosive-tricep-training.html#sthash.yoOMETpu.dpuf
Building powerful triceps is crucial for upper body strength, muscular size and symmetry and a typical flaw in the training of younger athletes who target biceps. – See more at: http://usplabsdirect.com/blog/instant-training-improvement-tips-horseshoes-and-hand-grenades-explosive-tricep-training.html#sthash.yoOMETpu.dpuf
Building powerful triceps is crucial for upper body strength, muscular size and symmetry and a typical flaw in the training of younger athletes who target biceps. – See more at: http://usplabsdirect.com/blog/instant-training-improvement-tips-horseshoes-and-hand-grenades-explosive-tricep-training.html#sthash.yoOMETpu.dpuf
Building powerful triceps is crucial for upper body strength, muscular size and symmetry and a typical flaw in the training of younger athletes who target biceps. – See more at: http://usplabsdirect.com/blog/instant-training-improvement-tips-horseshoes-and-hand-grenades-explosive-tricep-training.html#sthash.yoOMETpu.dpuf
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As many of you know, last year I won the 2012 Overall NPC Tennessee State Men’s Physique Championship.  One year later, I feel that I am in the best shape of my entire life.  Even better than I was at last year’s show.  And at four days out from the 2013 NPC Tennessee State Championship, I’m ready to compete for my second Mr. Tennessee Men’s Physique title.

I have many friends & family members coming to Cookeville, TN to support me.  In case you are wondering how you could do the same, take a look below.  Also, click the poster to get even more information on this event.

2013 TENNESSEE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS BODYBUILDING, FIGURE, BIKINI & PHYSIQUE
“NATIONAL QUALIFIER”OPEN TO TENNESSEE RESIDENTS ONLY
PRESCOTT SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL
1859 SOUTH JEFFERSON AVENUE
COOKEVILLE, TN 38506

For up to the minute updates on the contest as it happens, be sure to follow Maria Garay on Twitter & Instagram.  She will be posting photos, commentary & even results.  And when I’m not on stage, I’ll certainly be keeping everyone updated on my Twitter, Facebook & Instagram, as well.

Thank you for all of your support.  Team USPlabs, the MemphiSport crew, all of my friends, family, trainers & workout partners – thank you for all of your help, as I go for my second State Championship.

@DustinStarr

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To all of my friends & family who wanted to be here in Chicago to watch me compete at the 2013 NPC Jr. Nationals but couldn’t make it, I have some great news.

Dave Palumbo of RX Muscle will be calling the action LIVE! That’s right, play-by-play simulcast of NPC Jr. Nationals will take place in it’s entirety online.

Do not miss the action! Click here to check it out!

Do not forget, live tweets & exclusive photos are being posted all throughout the day, as well.

@DustinStarr

NPC Jr. Nationals BreakdownWith the NPC Jr. Nationals only four days away, statistics are starting to surface on just how big this year’s competition is going to be. The numbers are staggering & shows just how the fitness world comes together to showcase their hard work.

As you can see by the graphic, Men’s Physique has taken over in a span of two short years as being the largest draw in the men’s categories. With 138 competitors, Men’s Physique towers over Men’s Bodybuilding, which only has 70 competitors.

I will be competing alongside my fellow USPlabs Athlete Chad Demchik in Men’s Physique. We certainly have our work cut out for us.

On the women’s side, Bikini & Figure are most popular for competitors. Those two divisions seem to be much more appealing to the ladies than Bodybuilding or Women’s Physique, which seem to need more bulk to successfully compete in.

Thanks to JM Manion & his Around the NPC & IFBB page on Facebook, we have a pretty good feel for what we are in store for, this weekend. A very long contest that will showcase 557 total athletes on one of the largest Pro-Qualifying stages of the year – NPC Jr. Nationals.

Be sure to follow every bit of the action on Twitter via @MuscularDevelop.

Best wishes to each & every competitor.

@DustinStarr