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Iowa’s Jason Whitinger is set to compete in the 2016 NPC Missouri State Championships on Saturday, July 15th. The contest is a qualifier for the national championship. The National Physique Committee (NPC) is the largest amateur bodybuilding organization in the United States. Amateur bodybuilders compete in competitions from local to national competitions sanctioned by the NPC.
Whitinger has been weight lifting for over 20 years and over the last 3 years he has become involved in the competitive side. He will be competing in the Open Body Building and Masters Body Building competitions at the NPC Missouri State Championships. With a top finish at the MPC Missouri State Championships, Whitinger would have an opportunity to move on to the Nationals.
Now in his 40s, Whitinger sees the younger group coming on but he believes he has a few years left to compete. He says that discipline is the biggest attribute to compete at the highest level. “It’s a lot of discipline, you’re giving up 6 months of your life to do it,” Whitinger said.
It is a 6 month process where you are working to get to 4-5% body fat. For Whitinger, his menu consists of 5000-6000 calories eating eggs, meat, fish and rice over 20 weeks leading up to a competition. No short cuts, no alcohol, it’s about eating perfectly. Over the final 4 weeks, you cut to protein only with a small smattering of carbs every 2-3 days. Then it’s about loading up your system with water. 3 gallons of water on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the week of competition, down to 2 gallons on Thursday and 1 gallon on Friday to get your body looking tight on game night.
In the weight room, Whitinger works out on average 3 hours a day leading up to his contests. During the morning work out, it’s 30 minutes of cardio followed by 90 minutes of weight training. Then another gym session with 30 more minutes of cardio and more weight training.
Along with his work in competitive body building, Whitinger is an agent and partner at Peoples Insurance Agency. He helped launch their newest office at 322 S. Ankeny Blvd in Ankeny along with the offices in Waverly, Cresco, Nashua, Elma, Waterloo, Alta Vista and Tripoli.
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