by Craig Titus
If you could put together a bodybuilding dream team, a team of experts to prepare you for a competition as well as off season mass building, who would this team consist of and why? Immediately three names come to mind…Charles glass, George Farah and Chad Nichols. Mind you, all three of these gentleman are experts in their perspective arenas of bodybuilding…one could call them geniuses with absolute brilliance in their aspects of the sport or art of building muscle. Now I know by personal experience that Charles Glass and Chad Nichols are excellent at what they do, but as far as George Farah is concerned…although I’ve never had the privilege of working with him. I couldn’t agree more with his beliefs and applications in regard to bodybuilding diet and nutrition, both pre-contest and off season; keep in mind that Dexter Jackson worked with both Glass and Farah winning the 2013 Arnold Classic.
That being said let me break down my chosen dream team starting with the master of all trainers, Charles Glass. For decades Glass has been training pro’s in the gym. His wisdom and ability to build muscle while pushing athletes to their physical limits workouts is second to no one. I’ve never met another trainer who processes more knowledge in the area of actual weight training. When a bodybuilder decides to work with Charles Glass, you best believe he or she is going to quickly realize what champions are made of! Chris Cormier and I worked with Glass both in the off season and while preparing for several competitions, all of which I placed top five and Chris winning many. Charles has a natural ability to work muscles using various movements you would never think of which constantly stimulates muscle growth. If a bodybuilder needs more peak on their biceps, or additional thickness in the back, or even fullness in their delts, Charles Glass has a uncanny flair for designing training sessions to solve and problem a competitor may have. When you train with Charles Glass, you will gain muscle, you will leave sweat and tears in the gym and most importantly, you’ll establish a work ethic only achieved by champions. Now we all know, but many choose to deny, that steroids, growth Hormone (HGH) insulin and other drugs (PEDs) are essential in the sport of bodybuilding. In fact, without PEDs Professional Bodybuilding would not exist as we know it today…period. This is where Chad Nicholas comes in, chemical warfare is his field of expertise. For the record, I also believe that Jay Cutler, with the assistance of Chad Nichols will once again be Mr. Olympia in 2013. Nichols taught me how to effectively use insulin during the off season to maximize the amount of muscle I could gain in between competitions. He has extensive knowledge in the use of HGH and anabolic steroids, knowledge that has been accumulated from actual applications with bodybuilders for more then a decade. Ronnie Coleman is the shining example of a champion who working with Nichols was arguably the greatest Mr. Olympia in the history of bodybuilding…I for one truly believe Coleman was the absolute best ever. Truth be told, Chad Nichols has a very specific method for peaking a bodybuilder on the day of competition. Hiss method is like no other I’ve ever experienced and was extremely affective for me. Both times I worked with Chad, I placed top 5 in shows that were won by names such as AJ Coleman and Cutler. Because of my non disclosure agreement with Nichols, I am unfortunately unable to share his pre-contest loading phase with you. The proof is in the pudding…Ronnie Coleman and Chad Nicholas were a team for many Olympians. Last but certainly not least, the third member of my dream team is George Farah. Like I stated earlier, I’ve never worked with George but all that I’ve read in his articles, I absolutely agree with. His most recent accomplishment certainly made a believer out of me. The conditioning and fullness Dexter Jackson achieved for the 2013 Arnold Classic was astonishing to say the least! Dexter looked as though he was made of Granite! I agree with George’s opinion on carbs, that in most cases a bodybuilder needs additional carbohydrates to fill muscle bellies. Hell, I agree with just about every practice Farah uses on his clients. Like I always say, the proof is in the pudding…it’s not an easy task to bring a bodybuilder to his full potential…it’s even more difficult to bring several to championship status, unless of course you’re George Farah, my pick fox the diet and nutrition guru. His list of clients is long, Dexter Jackson, Sami Al Haddad and the newest being Brandon Curry. Like Charles Glass and Chad Nichols, Farah seems to take a genuine interest in his clients with a sincere desire for them to become champions. I only wish I would’ve assembled a dream team like Glass, Nichols and Farah during my bodybuilding career. Let me finish by saying, to be a great bodybuilder you much have complete dedication to all three areas of the sport, training, diet and knowledge in the use of PEDs. If you lack in any one of these aspects…you will not be a champion…you won’t even turn Pro!
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Craig Michael Titus was born in Wyandotte, Michigan on Jan 14, 1967. The eldest of Michael and Sandra Titus’ three children. In high school, Craig wrestled for his school team at 132lbs. After graduation, decided to put on some muscle via weight training. When Craig graduated from high school he was 5’6″ and 140lbs. By the age of 21, he was 5’9″ and 185lbs. Once he started weight training and seeing results, he was hooked. Craig’s first bodybuilding show was the 1988 Houston Bodybuilding Championships in which he won the Men’s Open middleweight class and the overall title.
2002 Mr. Olympia – 11th
2002 Night of Champions XIV – 5th
2002 Southwest Pro – 7th
2001 British Grand Prix – 9th
2001 Mr. Olympia – 12th
2001 Arnold Classic – 6th
2001 SAN FRANCISCO GRAND PRIX – 2nd
2001 IRONMAN PRO INVITATIONAL – 5th
2000 Toronto Pro – 1st
2000 Arnold Classic – 10th
2000 Night of Champions – 11th
2000 Ironman Pro Invitational – 8th
1996 NPC USA Championships — 1st Heavyweight and Overall
1995 NPC USA Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1994 NPC National Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1994 NPC USA Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1993 NPC USA Championships — 4th Heavyweight
1991 NPC Ironman/Ironmaiden — Overall
1990 NPC Tournament of Champions — 3rd Heavyweight
1990 NPC Western Cup — Overall
1989 NPC Houston Bodybuilding Championships — Overall