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Sport: Bodybuilding | Recent Title: 09' Overall Seaven Feathers Classic
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NPC Oregon is proud to introduce 2009 Seaven Feathers Heavyweight & Overall winner Joel Dale. After taking one look at Joel, it would be hard for you to believe that he once lived with an eating disorder.
After competing in his first show, he was hooked! He now plans on competing at larger shows and hopefully taking his physique to the National level. Joel has alot of potential in the sport of bodybuilding and he will put up a stong challenge to any competitor who wants to try and reach his level of conditioning!

1. When and why did you decide to start competing?
In the winter of 2003, stress in my live led to me becoming anorexic and bulimic. After about six months of losing muscle, body fat, and weight, I weighed a staggering 119lbs at 5 foot 11 and was desperate for help. After talking to the Dietitian and a number of different bodybuilders and personal trainers I came to a solution to my health problems. I started lifting weights and eating right and my body started to transform. In 2007 I weighed 260lbs and decided I wanted to try to compete in a bodybuilding show. I ended up crash dieting all the way down to 200lbs and Won 1st place in my class. After that I was hooked!

2. What makes you want to go farther in the sport?
I love the competitive aspect of this sport. My goal is look bigger and better every year. I don’t have the best genetics so a Pro card is FAR FETCHED. I would be happy if some day I could place top 10 at a lower tear national level show.

3. What type of training do you implement during contest prep and the in the off-season?
I don’t really ever have a set training style. I believe in incorporating multiple training styles both during the offseason and dieting processes. This year I have been doing DC training then I switched back to more traditional volume workouts then I switched to FSt-7 training. Now I have been incorporating some of the DC training principles and mixing that with some FST-7 components.

4. What is your favorite type of dieting meals and what is your favorite type of cheat meal?
I am a true believer in eating the same foods offseason and onseason. The only thing that changes is the amounts are decreased and regulated when I am dieting. I generally stick with rice cakes, brown rice, yams, protein isolate, chicken, lean beef and fish.
As for cheat meals I love a Big Chipotle double chicken burrito.

5. Who are some of the people that have helped you along the way to get where you are now in life or in the sport?
My wife Talitha has been more then supportive, she has been with me during my eating disorders and my entire bodybuilding days. My friends and family have also been a great support system by helping me cook meals and schedule around my bodybuilding. Support and encouragement is really needed in this sport and you can’t do it all alone. Noel Fuller and Dominic Current have helped me a lot over the past few years. They have helped me get my name out there and helped me understand the political aspects of the sport. Muscletech has also helped me a lot over the last two years. They sponsored me and have supplied me with a constant supply of great supplements.

6. Who or what inspires you to strive for more in the sport?
I get inspired by seeing others transform there bodies. Weather its gaining muscle or losing un-wanted pounds it really doesn’t matter. I just like to see people working hard and getting results. It makes me want to work that much harder on my own training and lifestyle.

7. What is next for you as a competitor?
I am going to try my shot at the NPC Border States show in San Diego at the end of the year.

8. What is your favorite memory good or bad while prepping or competing?
My favorite memory is when I won the heavyweight and 1st Overall at the NPC Northern Pacific States (7 feathers) show this last October.  

9. Any website you would like to plug, facebook, twitter, personal site, etc...
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10. Anything you would like to say to all the visitors to NPC Oregon?

If you are ever in the Portland area, Come over to Foster Fitness and train with me! If anyone has any questions feel free to email me at
Side Note from NPC Oregon... Take Joel up on his training. And it you need help with your diet, drop him a line! He can get you dialed!




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