Posted: 10/12/15 

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RANDY SEBASTIAN
NPC BODYBUILDING

Who say you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Well.. Randy isn't an old dog, and trust us.. he has only gotten better with time, so the new tricks must be working! Randy has been in the Oregon bodybuilding scene for many years and has only gotten better and better each time he stepped onstage. Also, who says bodybuilders are not athletes.. if you say that to Randy, he will shock you with the fact that he has completed not one, but three full Ironman Triathlons! That alone is worthy of any feature.

1. When and why did you decide to start competing?
I did my first show, Teenage Oregon in 1980 I was 16. After that I did Mr Portland and The Rose Cup. Old school shows. The Rose cup was help in Lung Fung's Dragon Room on SE 82nd.

I took a 26 year break, started Renaissance Homes, got married, had 5 kids and kept in shape working out at home.

In 2006, I was training with Chad Smith at Club Sport and making gains. Levy and Lou from Sports Nutrition Center suggested I do a show. I figured if Levy thought I was ready I was. I competed at 7 Feathers at over 40 Heavyweight and did well. I've competed at The Oregon Ironman, Bill Pearl Classic, 7 Feathers, The Oregon State and The Washington State.

This year I felt I was ready for the National Stage and had Two Top Five finishes. 4th at The Masters Nationals and 3rd at the North American Championships both at SuperHeavyweight.

2. What makes you want to go farther in the sport?
I love to compete! Its fun grinding away and seeing the changes in my physique as I improve. For me it's not enough to look good at the gym or beach I want to wreck the stage knowing the pro card is always there for the taking. That's my motivation along with inspiring others along the journey.

3. What type of training do you implement during contest prep and the in the off-season?
I train with Turk Fickling and we go to failure every set. That goes for contest prep as well as offseason. I also love cardio.. I know. Weird for a bodybuilder.

4. What is your favorite type of dieting meals and what is your favorite type of cheat meal?
Matt Porter is my prep on an off season coach and his protocol is full of variety. I get a variety of protein sources which is awesome. I have fallen in love with Skinny Beef.. So good!  Of course any carb you get is a good carb and something to cherish.  If I do cheat it's clean, rice, pasta, bagels.. EXCEPT, My one weakness is cookies people know this and bring me their special recipes and I admit. I do eat them.

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?
I've had so many role models, coaches, trainers, teammates. It started with my dad Ted. Marine, total package of awesome, he would tell me I could do anything and be anything I wanted to. He also said to never do anything half way or don't even do it. I don't golf as one example.  I have had amazing wresting coaches and football coaches. Recently I have been lucky enough to be trained by Turk Fickling, I'm coached by Matt Porter and my posing coach is Andre Scott.  They inspire me every day to get better and be better.  Amazing men.

6. Who or what inspires you to strive for more in the sport?
Bodybuilding is a personal journey and really those who love you want the best for you and are happy for you but no one other than myself is driving me to do what I do. It's on me to do this.

I have great encouragement from my coaches and trainer but it comes from within.

7. What is next for you as a competitor?
What's next? I am going to have a great offseason, train hard, gain muscle and improve my conditioning.  My next show is Masters Nationals in July of '16.  I want to have action for the Pro Card.

8. What is your favorite memory good or bad while prepping or competing?
Favorite memory competing, well not my favorite but notable. At the Bill Pearl Classic after my routine I jumped off stage and blew my calf up. It tore so bad I had to have surgery. I waited on surgery until after The Ironman the next week. I actually competed on crutches. Didn't want to waste the prep.

9. Any website you would like to plug, facebook, twitter, personal site, etc...
You can connect with me at Facebook

10. Anything you would like to say to all the visitors to NPC Oregon?

I have completed 3 Full Ironman Triathlons, Arizona, Cabo Mexico and Melbourne Australia. When I announced I wanted to be an Ironman Triathlete so many people said a bodybuilder could not swim 2.4 miles open water, race a Triathlon bike 112 miles and then run a full Marathon in one day and under 17 hours. They said that much muscle needed too much oxygen to make it as no other bodybuilder has done a full Ironman. It took me a year to build up the endurance and swim stroke to do it.

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