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Title: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Jon on February 01, 2011, 11:22:57 PM
Welcoming Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro and 2009 INBF Overall World Champion. Also 2009 NPA Pro-Am winner and 2008 NPA British Overall Champion.

Here to answer all your questions at Natural Muscle.  8)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: SCOTTGALTON on February 02, 2011, 01:56:51 PM
Well Michael since now ones asked anything.
Whats your training style and approach?
What does an average days eating like? Off season and pre contest?

Also nice to met you a couple of years ago at the BNBF  Bognor


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: dan236 on February 02, 2011, 04:42:00 PM
This is a great thread!
Michael you have a corking physique and have the potential to do really well as a pro. I saw you at the MWC which was brill between you and Jay.
Am I right in saying that you do powerlifting?


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 03, 2011, 08:41:12 PM
Hiya guys

First thing that I would like to say are thanks for Jon H for this Q & A Board. It’s a great opportunity for me to give back some knowledge in the sport I love and have been training in for the past 15 years.

For people who know me will know that I am very out spoken and opinionated, PLEASE DO NOT be offended I will answer any question given to me, some people will agree with me and some people will not!! I am not here to argue but just to give my opinion.

Look forward to the questions - fire away!


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 03, 2011, 09:20:41 PM
Hi Scott

I always train hard and to failure with a positive attitude. Since 2008 after the N.P.A finals I started training more with the approach of improving weak areas and maintaining my strengths to try and achieve the more complete physique.
I train four times a week in the off season and five whilst dieting that’s not including cardio. I've tried to train more in the off season but feel it does not give me enough time to recover. All body parts once a week.
Regards to my diet I always eat clean, no fast foods, take always or alcohol. I'm a firm believer in 'You are what you eat'. There's no point in training your ass off if your not gunna replenish your body with what it needs to grow!
My usual daily intake consists of oats, whey, fruit, rice, tuna, poultry, meat etc. As my off season diet is so good I usually eat the same whilst dieting but smaller quantities and more cardio.

Thanks


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 03, 2011, 09:37:39 PM
Hi Dan

The MWC in 2009 was a battle with jay that’s for sure.

Yeah I do have a back ground for power lifting and strongman, in the off season for bodybuilding I train a lot heavier with a lower rep range. I find training for different sports keeps me interested and hungry for competition. I do love strongman inparticular the training for it is so different with so many events to train for! the only problems I have are my knees are f#cked so very limited with squatting events!!

Unequipped lifts are as follows
Weight - 90kg
Bench 165kg with a pulse
Dead lifts 240kg
Squat 200kg
Total 605kg


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: thebull on February 04, 2011, 12:54:59 AM
Hi Michael nice to have you on here in this official capacity! What does an average split look lik for you on a weekly basis?

And are you competing this year? ;D


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 04, 2011, 09:18:11 AM
Hiya bully

I train mon,wed,fri and saturday. Over the years ive tried different splits but this realy works for me. The most important factor in natural bodybuilding is to rest and recover.

Monday is back 1hr, hams 20 min and bi's 15 min
Wednesday is chest 1hr and abbs 20 min
Friday is quads 1hr min and calves 20 min
Saturday is shoulders 40 mins and tri's 20 mins

Thats the cycle im using at the moment it will last probaly 12 weeks before i shuffle things around, it works well for the areas i need to improve.

Yes i will be on stage at some point probaly around september october time, i have not decided what shows to do yet.

Thanks
 


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Bungle on February 04, 2011, 01:36:54 PM
Hi,

It's interesting that you train for nearly 1.5hrs each session, i have found that i cant go longer than an hour...when you change your routine round do you stay at this length of session or do you cut the time down?

Some serious weight your chucking round there too!  ;D


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Adam on February 04, 2011, 02:36:42 PM
Great to have the opportunity to ask you questions Michael. 

On top of your clean eating  what supplements do you take off season ? 
Do you add anything or change any of these in your pre contest phase?

Thanks for a reply all the best with your training  .


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 04, 2011, 03:14:04 PM
Hiya Bungle

I have always trained for around 2 hours a session which includes a good warm up and cool down, i do a lot of pyramid training starting lite and working up to my 'working sets', ive never had a problem with fatique, the only time i might shorten work outs is obviously when im dieting which includes less rest time and more drop and super sets.

Hope this helps


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Bungle on February 04, 2011, 04:08:49 PM
Thanks Michael...so do you have an intra workout drink or literally pre workout shake / meal then train?


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 05, 2011, 12:17:12 AM
Hiya adam

In the off season I take the following supps;

Instant whey, creapure, glutamine, progen meal replacement, miscellar casein, pre workout performance matrix and growth matrix after. I consume a lot of creatine based supps in the off season and swap performance matrix with nos fusion and  scrap the progens whilst dieting. I try to eat more solid foods when dieting.

Hope this helps

Bungle

I consume performance matrix and a banana before workouts and then post workout drinks nothing in between.


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Bungle on February 05, 2011, 09:56:43 PM
Ur a beast then m8, i'd be face down training over an hour  ;D


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: dan236 on February 05, 2011, 11:17:38 PM
I take it you are lucky to be sponsored by Reflex  :D?
What did your powerlifting split look like?.. I'm just getting into powerlifting so still getting my head around it.
Also have you always competed with the NPA? If so, why not the BNBF with them offering pro-cards unlike the NPA, or was your main goal not to become a Pro?


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 06, 2011, 11:26:38 AM
Bungle, I cant imagine anybody being able to train so quickly in an hour, im just getting started! :D but like i said before what ever works for you.

Dan, I like to think ive worked very hard to gain reflex's sponcership there great supplements and i could'nt train and gain without them. :)
For powerlifting i would train chest on wednesdays so every other week i would start with bench pressing, focusing on strength training low sets up to 3reps (warm up) and then single lifts after 130kg up to max, as soon as ive finished my 1 rep max finish with a triple drop set to failure. (Ex. 165 - 140 - 100 - 60) Then finish your normal chest routine (like a bodybuilder).
On Fridays i start with squats with the same strategy as chest but usually with a single drop set at the end, then continue leg session with leg extensions and one legged machine pressing, then calves to failure, and then its the killer dead lifts low rep sets again to finish me off, ive always done deadlifts on squat day if you hav'nt tryed it then i think you should you might surprise yourself!!
Hope this helps - give it ago.


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 06, 2011, 11:40:39 AM
Dan, Ive competed with the bnbf many times (2002 as a junior, 2006 novices and 2007 middleweight), I realy like vicky mccann and what she puts into natural bodybuilding but I did'nt like the fact that the british finals were always in scotland! It became to expensive getting up there from the south and i always thought the guys were a lot bigger compared to the n.p.a! being a life time natural i thought the n.p.a was more suited to my physique. I never realy thought about becoming a pro as i did'nt expect to win the british finals so soon to be honest. I cant thank the n.p.a and Michael phillips enough with all there support and getting the opportunity to go to New York!! I believe in fate and i always say things work out and happen for a reason.

There is a high posibility I WILL compete with the BNBF again!!


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Damo NY on February 06, 2011, 09:15:34 PM
Hi Michael,

How far out from a show do you start your cardio sessions?

Cheers

Damo


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 07, 2011, 07:35:05 PM
Damo, It totally depends on my weight lose, i have a very physical job so i try to do as little as posible, but its usually 6-8 weeks out. 8)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 07, 2011, 08:50:25 PM
Hiya guys

I have just put my name forward for the midlands under 90kg strongman comp in april, the events are as follows, i have 10 weeks to loose 5kg and master the events!! I CANT WAIT!!!

Axel press for reps. 95kg 75sec time limit

Anvil carry 125kg, max distance, 90sec time limit

Deadlift for reps. Olympic bar, standard height, 200k, 75sec time limit

6 item loading medley. 95k sack, 75k and 100k barrel, 80k lorry tyre, 80k dishwasher, 80k kerbstone, + 20m sprint finish

Side handle deadlift hold approx 240k. Max time

Back 2 Back tug-o-war



Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: SCOTTGALTON on February 07, 2011, 09:57:02 PM
Damo, It totally depends on my weight lose, i have a very physical job so i try to do as little as posible, but its usually 6-8 weeks out. 8)

What do you do?

Do you find it hard getting the food in while at work?


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 07, 2011, 11:09:42 PM
Scott, i am a tree surgeon, i'm climbing pretty much all day everyday. Im not realy a heavy eater so i eat every 3 hours max, i get up extra early to prepare all my food. Its a very hard job but it keeps me in good shape all year round! 8)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: SCOTTGALTON on February 08, 2011, 09:05:49 AM
Thats  a very physical job :o bet the tree climbing is fun after a leg day ;D


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Wolverine on February 08, 2011, 09:31:03 AM
Michael
Great to have you on here. Hopefully we can all
Learn from eachother.
As a newcomer to powerlifting your figures are impressive.
Do you still use bodypart splits when training for powerlifting or a more lift prep approach?
I am hoping that spending 6 months powerlifting will increase my base strength to try Olympic lifts again later in the year.


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: dan236 on February 08, 2011, 10:46:49 AM
Michael, good luck with the comp!
What will your training look like for it?


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 08, 2011, 06:11:29 PM
Hi Scott, yeah it is a great job, but its a sod after a back and bi's session the night before!! :(

Hiya Jon, yeah its a good idea to have these Q & A's like you said its interesting to see how other people do things, with regards to my powerlifting i basically include it in my training for bodybuilding so i would still train chest with abbs for example, i've never taken it serious enough to train soley for powerlifting.
whats your current routine?

Hi Dan, I will include specific event training in with my normal routine, a cupple of the events are weekly exercises anyway (deadlifts and axle pressing). The anvil carry should be a good event for me and the loading medley im used to carrying and loading logs at work! The tug of war is a bit random!


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: SteHowie on February 09, 2011, 07:17:32 PM
Hi Michael - Hope you are good.
Arboriculturalist - that brings back good memories - my Step dad was one years back, before he retired - every evening/weekend he would borrow me to split the trunks into rings and the rings into logs - wielding the axe - my perfect job!!  Earned a few bob selling the logs to the old folk where we used to live - no pocket money in those days  :'(

Just a couple of quick ones!

How long do you rest between sets?  You take an hour over chest - how many exercises do you do and do you hit specific rep ranges or train to the feel? 
Any tips for bringing up a lagging chest?
How far off stage condition do you keep?  Do you ever bulk up with the powerlifting?
And a daft one - what is your favorite food - both on a comp diet and off?


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: MJP on February 09, 2011, 08:03:13 PM
How old were you when you started training Michael? I think you won the Junior ANB Britain title, right?


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 09, 2011, 09:33:11 PM
Hiya steve

I'm great thanks, buzzin from the strongman training! congrats on your achievements abroad with the UIBBN! 'WORLD CHAMPION' feels great doesnt it!?

I am an arborcultural climber for the council, its a great job like i said previously but bloody hard work! Its a nightmare when im dieting to! Its not great feeling lite headed, hungry and fatiqued when dieting swinging around the trees with a chainsaw but it keeps me in good shape! I sale logs too on the side.

At the moment whilst i am training for power and strength i would start with flat benching, normal warm up applies for example 10x60, 6x100, 3x120, 2x140, 1x150, 1x160 drop set down to 140-100-60  all to failure exploding off the chest. I usually have approx 3-4 mins rest between the 3 heaviest sets. Then i'll continue with Incline dumbell pressing, cable cross overs and flat flyes with less rest time and usually up to 6 reps/set. My chest will always be fairly flat due to such wide shoulders but i've defently added thickness to it by training heavier!! So my tip would be to train heavier for lagging body parts! Off season i would stay at approx 95-96kg, 10kg over stage weight. Ive been heavier in the past hitting the 100kg point but felt fu#king heavy and actually weaker than i was at 94kg or so!....

continue below...




Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 09, 2011, 09:35:25 PM
My favourite off season food has to be somerset brie(soft cheese) rapped in filo pastry with cranberry sauce!!......... and my favourite diet food would probaly be the same!(only joking) no its gotta be turkey breast and mushrooms!!...

Hows your training going and when do you plan to get back on stage?!

All the best 8)



Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 09, 2011, 10:04:17 PM
Hiya MJP

Hope all is well?

I started training when i was 14 my grandad bought me my first bench! I used to train for 3 hours a night banging out flat benching, bicep curls and shoulder pressing :D (bloody idiot!) but i grew up on my parents farm so i was always physicaly strong from working so hard! I remember running around the yard with tractor weights and lifting random things above my head!(strange i know) i was never interested in bodybuilding at the time, my parents always gave me the impression that bodybuilders were a bunch of poffs and took gear!! ;D If only they knew 15 years on i would be a natural world champion!!
We always sat around the tele at xmas to watch the worlds strongest man! that was a mans sport i was told! so hence the back ground and interest in strongman!
After a few years training at home i eventually made my way into a proper gym where i was introduced to another world champ at the time 'Bill young'. He saw potential in me and told me how to train and eat properly, after a year i went to watch my first bb show and was blown away by the standard! It gave me a kick up the ass and made me realise the level i needed to get to. So the following year i entered my first show at the corn exchange in dorchester (bnbf) i blew away the field and nearly won the overall!(so i was told).
I went on to win the central champs in oxford and then the british finals in 2002 in cambridge. I had a titanic battle with ben beardsley he was massive and looked similar to jay hollingsworth. Do you have any pics from back then??? 

Thanks


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Mezza on February 10, 2011, 09:38:39 PM
Hya Michael

whats your fav reflex supplement pal.

cheers


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: SteHowie on February 11, 2011, 08:39:42 AM
Cheers Michael - you are a strong beggar! ;D
World Champ - I am still thinking about what that means - but great feeling  ;D
Competing - I am looking at Lees UKDFBA in Sept - so  nice long time to train hard  ;D


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 11, 2011, 08:49:48 AM
Hiya mez,

Thats a tricky one, all of reflexs supps do what they're made to do but i guess Nos fusion and performance matrix are at the top, i love the feeling i get before training the anticapation of breaking records and f#ucking myself up is great! 8)
The only supp i like but dont take anymore is growth matrix it makes me feel sick and realy bloated!

What about you mate whats your fav and how does growth matrix affect you?? Hows the back hanging in there?

Cheers



Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 11, 2011, 09:01:51 AM
Hey steve

Thats a good choice, i think lee's done a great job getting in with the INBF/WNBF, i'm sure there will be a lot more wnbf pro's on here soon!!

Train hard mate believe and achieve! 8)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: fhwill on February 11, 2011, 11:29:01 AM
Michael - obviously I've seen you compete in Strongman, and was really proud to be able to tell everyone that you were a Nattie Bodybuilder - I just wondered, which do you prefer, Bodybuilding, Strongman or Powerlifting?


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 11, 2011, 12:44:03 PM
Hiya fhwill

Did you go to the south coast strongman event at strength-tec in 2009?

A. To be honest i prefer the training and competition for strongman, i find bodybuilding a bit boring! The trainings always the same week in week out and you get judged and marked on how you look based on peoples opinion! Even when you win sometimes you get people put you down and believe the other person should of won which f#ucks me off!

I am very competitive and thrive on trying to lift or pull more than the other person! Power lifting is ok but the lifts are in a very controlled enviroment so my answer would defently be strongman.

Thanks for your question  8) 


Title: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Smithey on February 11, 2011, 12:57:51 PM
Hiya MJP

Hope all is well?

I started training when i was 14 my grandad bought me my first bench! I used to train for 3 hours a night banging out flat benching, bicep curls and shoulder pressing :D (bloody idiot!) but i grew up on my parents farm so i was always physicaly strong from working so hard! I remember running around the yard with tractor weights and lifting random things above my head!(strange i know) i was never interested in bodybuilding at the time, my parents always gave me the impression that bodybuilders were a bunch of poffs and took gear!! ;D If only they knew 15 years on i would be a natural world champion!!
We always sat around the tele at xmas to watch the worlds strongest man! that was a mans sport i was told! so hence the back ground and interest in strongman!
After a few years training at home i eventually made my way into a proper gym where i was introduced to another world champ at the time 'Bill young'. He saw potential in me and told me how to train and eat properly, after a year i went to watch my first bb show and was blown away by the standard! It gave me a kick up the ass and made me realise the level i needed to get to. So the following year i entered my first show at the corn exchange in dorchester (bnbf) i blew away the field and nearly won the overall!(so i was told).
I went on to win the central champs in oxford and then the british finals in 2002 in cambridge. I had a titanic battle with ben beardsley he was massive and looked similar to jay hollingsworth. Do you have any pics from back then??? 

Thanks











Hi,
Here's one that was on Eric Guy's photos.
 :)

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Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 11, 2011, 05:29:14 PM
Hey thanks smithey

That is a bloody terrible shot, what the hell am i doing! lol


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 11, 2011, 05:36:49 PM
2008 UKBFF British finals, similar pose but abit heavier! :o

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Title: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Smithey on February 11, 2011, 05:54:47 PM
Hi Michael,
You may think it's a terrible photo but you beat some good blokes there and by looking at it,you can see your progress.Even in that photo you can see the qualities of a champion albeit in junior sized proportions.
 :)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: daveybriggs on February 12, 2011, 10:47:27 AM
incredible leg development, easy to see that thick dense look that arnold talked about, which he said acheived by lifting heavy weights.

micheal what parts of your physique have you struggled most with and how did you overcome ?

 

 


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 12, 2011, 02:25:57 PM
Hiya Dave

I totaly agree mate, to gain thickness you have to lift heavy weights, your not gunna stimulate growth by pis#ing about with lifting lite weights!!..

We all have lagging body parts thats for shore regardless to how ever many trophys we have on the wall, I dont like to high light my week points but yes i do have some and to over come them i would simply train them heavier dropping down to 4-6 rep/sets. You must not forget you can only make your muscle bellies fuller you cant change your genetic structure you've been gifted with!!..

Thanks  8)



Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Mezza on February 12, 2011, 04:51:24 PM
Hiya Michael

I am big fan of reflex healty liveing range Eg - Aoc,nexgen,krill oil,AlA,Q10.
I have nailed tuns of reflex Peptide fusion and G -matrix and reflex bccas

Brill photo of you that pal Most Muscler hands on hips.
 

Have a great weekend.


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 12, 2011, 08:23:21 PM
Hi mez

'Aoc,nexgen,krill oil,AlA,Q10' wow ive never taken any of them! Only take solgar vit c and vm75's!

Thanks and take it easy dude!.. 8)



Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: dan236 on February 12, 2011, 09:15:39 PM
Hi mez

'Aoc,nexgen,krill oil,AlA,Q10' wow ive never taken any of them! Only take solgar vit c and vm75's!

Thanks and take it easy dude!.. 8)



Haha, what are all them? I've heard of Krill Oil but AOC, AIA  ???


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Col on February 12, 2011, 10:29:05 PM
Hi Dan

The MWC in 2009 was a battle with jay that’s for sure.

Yeah I do have a back ground for power lifting and strongman, in the off season for bodybuilding I train a lot heavier with a lower rep range. I find training for different sports keeps me interested and hungry for competition. I do love strongman inparticular the training for it is so different with so many events to train for! the only problems I have are my knees are f#cked so very limited with squatting events!!

Unequipped lifts are as follows
Weight - 90kg
Bench 165kg with a pulse
Dead lifts 240kg
Squat 200kg
Total 605kg


Hi Michael,

Some great numbers there

Q When you say you have a background in powerlifting, have you ever competed?
Q Have you any plans of competing in powerlifting in the future? a 600kg+ total would make you competitive at national level in the BDFPA 90kg class.

Col :)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 12, 2011, 11:16:38 PM
Hiya col,

I competed as a junior years ago back in 2001 i think with the bdfpa? hav'nt competed since as bodybuilding has always been my number one priority! I work with a guy who competes in the under 82.5kg and hes lifting similar weights to me! I went and watched him last year and was inspired to have ago again, so i've bought my leotard, socks and deadlift slippers! (ready for action)
The problem i have are my knees everytime i get near 200kg for squats i get a sharp pain in my left knee which prevents me upping the weight and going to another level!! That has a knock-on effect that restricts my deadlifts!!!!... I'll only get back to competitive powerlifting if i can get a total around the 625kg or more for under 90's. (one day!!) ;)

Thanks for the question mate


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: thebull on February 12, 2011, 11:27:06 PM
Mike your back is huge and seperated you from the others in the pro am last year. Do you over use pullovers along with the other basics?


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 12, 2011, 11:42:55 PM
Hiya bully

I'm lucky to have wide shoulders so that probaly enhances the look of width? but i do loads of pullovers on a fit ball, great for back and head support! also a lot of lower pulley and machine rows, one handed dumbell rows, lat pulldowns close and wide grip and straight arm pull downs, To be honest my back has always been an area i wanted to improve for thickness and over the past 5 years or so my job has certainly helped it! climbing trees all day!

Thanks 8)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Nate on February 13, 2011, 10:33:52 AM
Hello Michael, we had a little falling out last time I was on the forum. My question is sponsored related. Since gaining your sponsorship you seem to have changed your tune on a lot of matters I.e the bnbf and how you compose yourself on the forum ( not insulting people ) I'm guessing this is because you need to be a good representative?

How did it come to pass you gained your sponsorship? Did you email an enquire? Is it a full sponsorship? Or just discounted?

How did it feel to be on the world champion stage? And do you think you will ever top you achievements of last year?


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Adam on February 13, 2011, 01:22:30 PM
Thanks for your reply to my first question.

My seconds is in regards to your quad and calve training.  What rep range do you usaully work in for these muscle groups ?  I see in another post you say that you would go low reps 4-6 to bring up bodyparts  would this be the same with quads as often hear of people advocating using a higher rep range  . 

Thanks alot
Adam


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 13, 2011, 06:53:13 PM
Hiya handy,

First of all, who are you? who have i insulted?, You quoted 'since i gained my sponcership ive changed my tune'? thats was years ago 2007 i think, can you be a bit more precise? A lot of the questions ive been asked are training related which i am more than happy to answer and i'll try to share my knowledge and experience with others. There are some issues i feel very strongly against for example beeing life time natural or a part time natural my opinion will never change on that!

I gained my sponcership by contacting my sponcer after winning shows by email, with regards to my actual sponcership with reflex i can not share with you as i dont see it being anyones business.

In 2009 in New york it was a fantastic experience and one i am very proud of! to be honest looking at the level of the current pro's and the condition they reach who knows how i will get on??? Ive never been on stage in crisp dry condition thats an area i need to improve!! so we will just have to wait and see....

Thanks  8)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 13, 2011, 07:09:54 PM
Hiya adam

Ive always trained quads heavy to start off with, either squats or leg press, and then to get the condition i usualy up the rep range on leg extensions as high as 20 rep/sets to get the burn! I only train them heavy to get stronger for powerlifting not realy for growth so i usualy lower my rep range to 1-3reps/set.

Calves? well thats anyones quess ive tryed to train them heavy and lite but they still dont grow!! there bloody strong but wont grow, very stubbern!!! Maybe silicon implants may help?? lol ;D

Good luck!!


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Col on February 13, 2011, 10:22:30 PM
Hiya col,

I competed as a junior years ago back in 2001 i think with the bdfpa? hav'nt competed since as bodybuilding has always been my number one priority! I work with a guy who competes in the under 82.5kg and hes lifting similar weights to me! I went and watched him last year and was inspired to have ago again, so i've bought my leotard, socks and deadlift slippers! (ready for action)
The problem i have are my knees everytime i get near 200kg for squats i get a sharp pain in my left knee which prevents me upping the weight and going to another level!! That has a knock-on effect that restricts my deadlifts!!!!... I'll only get back to competitive powerlifting if i can get a total around the 625kg or more for under 90's. (one day!!) ;)

Thanks for the question mate

Thankyou Michael, that lad you work with is it the young lad who came 2nd last year, I think his surname is Cutler?


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: thebull on February 13, 2011, 11:25:31 PM
Cool interesting to hear Mike. I have always believed pullovers or straight arm pulldowns are 1 essential movement from the back not utilised enough. recently i have been a bit lazy with them but hearing that I think they need to go back in!


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: SteHowie on February 14, 2011, 12:48:42 PM
Hi Mike
Jon Heaton posed a very difficult question that really made me stop and think - so I am going to ask it to all on the Q&A.

What Motivates you?  Both in the past to be the best - and what motivates you now to kick on as a Pro?
What aspirations have you for the next few years?


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 14, 2011, 08:39:18 PM
Hiya col, no the name of the guy i work with is james leaver, hes competing at the british bdfpa finals and hes on for a total of 600kg at 82.5kg bw so should be in the top 3!

Hey bull, Try super setting lats pulldowns with straight arm pulldowns your lats will be on fire!

Hiya steve, I always need a goal to stay motivated wether its bodybuilding, powerlifting or strongman! I am very competitive and wanna try to acheive as much as i can before my body self destructs!! I always had the aim to win the british finals before i was 30, but i over acheived and won the british and a world title by the age of 28! For now my short term goal is my strongman comp in 10 weeks after that depending on wether i qualify for the finals i will be focusing 100% on getting back on stage to make my pro debut! As for the future? well that depends on how i get on back on stage, if i look sh#t and get my ass kicked then maybe i'll retire from bodybuilding and focus on strongman! who knows???........ ???


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 21, 2011, 08:09:40 PM
Hiya all,

I thought i would just tell everyone that i train in 'Progress gym' in yeovil, somerset. Its recently been taken over by Rob Harris who competes with the BNBF as a heavyweight, its probaly one of the most equiped gyms in the south west! If your in the area for what ever reason do pop in for a chat or a session, you can arrange to train with me if you like? Im sure to put you through it!!! Look it up www.progressgym.co.uk

Thanks  8)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: SteHowie on February 24, 2011, 02:17:23 PM
Mike - how do you stay composed on stage? 
Going back to the MWC 09 - you were stadning next to Jay whilst the crowd went wild - and yet you just looked very confident, extremely poised and supremely focussed in the way you held yourself and posed.
Did you feel he was breathing down your neck and pushing you all the way?
What is your mentality when you get on stage?
Do you know you have won back stage?
If you feel under pressure - what do you do to get the judges to look at you?
Any tips for those of us who don't have a natural flow to posing?

Have to say it was well worth staying and watching the Pro Am @ Batley - cause Vince looked brilliant as well - and if Andy Plamer had nailed that freaky condition of his - it would have been a very interesting day!


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on February 24, 2011, 09:42:02 PM
Hey mate thats the best question ive had so far! Its taken me a while to figure out how to answer it!

The Pro-am in 2009 was a fantastic line up! weeks leading upto the show i was wondering if i shoud even bother! My own expectations were quite low, i was just hoping for a top 4 finish at best!
On stage as you said the crowd were behind jay but to be honest i never take to much notice of that! If anything it actually helps because it makes you feel like your the underdog, the most important factor is that the judges are not influenced by the noise but that shows perfessionalism on there behalf! When i get on stage i just relax and picture myself at home in front of the mirror! What people have to remember is once your on stage theres nothing you can change apart from the way you present yourself so get practicing!!! Then its upto the judges! You cant make the judges look at you if your not good enough!! Once off stage before the presentation i always have an idea of how ive got on by the call outs and by checking everyone else out, ive got a pretty good eye! Even after winning a show with such good competition i never get to carried away, the hard work has just begun to try and improve my physique for the next show! Im not a big headed type of guy, i have no photo's of myself anywhere just 3 trophys which mean the most to me in the living room (2009 world champion, MWC pro-am, and 2008 overall british), One day when i think my physique has peaked then i will get some photo's!

Thanks again mate - tough question  8)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: SteHowie on February 25, 2011, 08:25:43 AM
LOL - As we get past the obvious questions the ones that are getting posed now make you think a bit deeper and show the real person beneath the tan.

I love the answer and expected nothing less ::) - even winning that quality field still drove you on - what real winners are made of  ;D

And for a newbie back stage watching you all pump up - was a real inspiring and daunting moment.


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: SteHowie on March 08, 2011, 09:03:44 AM
The questions seem to be drying up so we can now ask the difficult ones!!

We all think that wining is the pinacle - but how do you cope with coming down after a long diet, winning the World Champs and getting on with normality?
What emotions run through you and do you contemplate on your achievements?


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on March 09, 2011, 08:41:53 PM
Winning is the pinacle but it depends on how high a level you wanna compete at, i am very proud of my achievments so far but i have my sights on being the best i can posibly push my physique to achieve! After the amateur worlds in 2009 i was delighted but im a down to earth guy and very realistic who knows the hard work begins now! Winning a pro show is my dream and until i do so i cant class myself as one of the best!

Whilst dieting im constantly planning and preparing my diet after i finish! The best time to grow and improve is after dieting!........

 8)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: MJP on March 10, 2011, 07:58:55 PM
Don't forget you won some ££££ at the 2009 NPA Mike Williams  Pro-Am, Michael! Not a bad day's work... 8)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on March 10, 2011, 08:11:51 PM
Hi MJP, Yeah that was a nice bonus to a hard days work, The line up was quite outstanding! To be stood next to Andy Palmer and Rob feesey guys who i realy admire from what they have achieved was unreal! Like i said the cash was a bonus but the title of 'MWC Pro-am champ 09' thats worth more!....


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: MJP on March 10, 2011, 08:22:52 PM
 8) Here's the write up from what was an amazing batttle, Michael.
I know you like to challenge yourself, so what would you like to win over the next 5 years?! Putting you on the spot now!
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2009 NPA MIKE WILLIAMS PRO-AM

As the Overall Mike Williams Classic winner, John Madourie then took his place in the Pro-Am line-up, joining 8 others, including 2 former winners. This was a fantastic class, much anticipated by many people, who weren’t disappointed by the incredible quality throughout. I did the draw for this class in the early afternoon, with myself meeting all the competitors in the weigh-in room, numbers face down on a table. As they all came into the room, you could feel the tension, and the anticipation, I kid you not! Some competitors were in hoodies, some were very quiet, others were very friendly – it only took 10 minutes to do, but as the competitors took their numbers, the fact that Vince Mwayi, Michael Hannam and Jay Hollingsworth were to be stood next to each other worked out perfectly…here’s my comments on all the competitors as they appeared in numerical order…

Steve Davies was first on; I knew Steve’s main goal this year was to defend his NPA British lightweight title, 2 weeks away. Steve was delighted to be competing – he was big, wide, and cut – very thick back, big legs, good separation, with some killer shots (abs & thighs, most muscular); Steve knew he wasn’t going to win but overall he was in very good shape, and would be in the top 6 for certain.

Rob Feesey was next. As someone who has seen Rob win this title 3 times, and seen him compete in staggering shape and condition, I find it hard to write about him when he clearly wasn’t at his best, in fact, he was nowhere near it. Rob had a bad leg injury last year, which affected him. Unfortunately, his legs in this show were way down in development. His condition was very good, but I have to say he looked over-dieted, not by days, but by weeks. He went for all out shredded condition but by overdoing it, it just highlighted his weaknesses more. This would be a tough day for Rob, there was no way he was going to place well in this class.

Andrew Palmer, last year’s Champion, was next. His arms, legs, and back are world class, and at last year’s Pro-Am he nailed his condition. This year Andrew still had all his strong points, with an incredible back, particularly, but his overall look was not as conditioned as last year, and he was a fraction smooth compared to others in the class. So this would mean Andrew would not be winning today – had he looked at his very best, I believe Andrew would have challenged the top 3, but today that wasn’t going happen.

John Madourie was in his best ever shape, and more than held his own in this class after winning the Overall Mike Williams Classic title.

Andy Hallahan, current NPA Masters Champion, was delighted to be on the stage with so many top class Champions. Like Steve Davies, he knew he wasn’t going to win, and his main goal was defending his NPA Britain title 2 weeks away. Andy always has one of the thickest physiques – he isn’t an aesthetic bodybuilder, Andy’s strengths are his muscle thickness and cuts, he was also in very good condition, but it would be tough for him to place well today.

Michael Hannam, was number 47, and the sixth man to walk on-stage. At 27 years of age, Michael has simply everything. The 2008 Overall NPA British Champion, he confirmed to me weeks before that he would be competing, and that he wouldn’t disappoint…he didn’t. Nobody, but nobody, looks better in the semi-relaxed front stance than Michael, and from the moment he walked on-stage it was clear he would be a front-runner for the title.

Jay Hollingsworth then walked out to stand next to Michael. Jay hasn’t competed since 2005, and has been busy breaking world records in power-lifting. I knew months beforehand that Jay would be competing, and with that knowledge I knew he would be in incredible shape. Jay was in the same NPA teams as Mike Williams for the UIBBN Europeans and Worlds 4 years ago, and had immense respect for Mike - I knew he would be in top shape for this contest! Prior to the contest, and if all competitors were to be at their best, in my head I had Jay winning, with Michael pushing him all the way. Well, both of them were in incredible shape, so this was going to be an amazing battle!

Vince Mwayi is a genetically gifted Champion who has muscle to spare, the density of his physique is just about peerless, especially his back, which was the best in the whole contest! Vince hasn’t competed since 2005, and entered a few weeks beforehand, though he likes to keep a low profile, and asked me not to announce he would be competing! On the day, Vince would announce himself as soon as he walked on the stage, and as he did, it was soon apparent that the battle for the Pro-Am crown would be between Michael, Jay, and Vince!

The final competitor of the day was Lloyd Stewart. Lloyd was a very good friend of Mike Williams. Lloyd has a competitive record almost on a par with Mike, with World, European, and British Masters’ titles to his name. Lloyd, now an unbelievable 60 years of age, was his usual impressive and muscular self – he knew he wasn’t going to win, but nobody deserved his place on the stage more than Lloyd. He was massive and muscular, with a skin tone better than many half his age.

After the initial comparisons, the first call from the judges was for Michael, Jay, Vince, and Steve, and from this comparison, it was obvious that the real battle for the title would be between Jay and Michael, and Vince settled into third. Steve looked excellent but didn’t have enough to challenge the top 3, certainly as I saw it. Jay certainly had the most support, with the crowd very noisy for him. The second call had Jay, Michael, and Vince, joined by Andrew and John. Andrew looked impressive, especially his aforementioned back, but again it was apparent that he didn’t have the condition to challenge the top 3. Third call out had Rob, Lloyd, and Andy joining John and Andrew. Rob clearly was battling with Lloyd and Andy, just to hit the top 6, but I honestly think that Rob’s excessive dieting cost him far too much muscle, and he was swamped by the size of the others, especially the leading Champions. This one call to my eye clearly placed Rob, Andy, and Lloyd out of the top 6, with the final call out of John, Steve, Andrew, and Vince, clearly battling for 3rd to 6th places. Everybody knew, in my opinion, that the battle for the title was now a two horse race between Michael and Jay.

My own thoughts, after rounds 1 and 2?  

I had Michael taking round 1, with Jay taking round 2. Michael’s quarter turns are virtually faultless, and his front stance is the best out there – he looks a winner as soon as he sets foot on-stage. On the back stances, Vince matched Michael, but Jay hunched his traps, and was flexing his erectors to the extent he lacked the V shape that is required on the back stance. Jay was also slightly stooping on the side stances.

In round 2, the way I saw it between Michael and Jay…Michael won the front and back double biceps, and front lat spread; Jay looked incredible on the side chest, side triceps, and most muscular. The abs and thighs were close, but I gave it Jay, with them both matching one another on the back lat spread. So Jay won round 2 by 4-3.  This is how I saw it. Of the judges, 5 from the 7 had Michael winning round 1; 5 of the 7 had Jay winning round 2, so they really were neck and neck, with Vince a solid third, taking 16 of the available 21 third places.

In round 3, the free posing round, Michael was placed 1st by 5 judges, the other 2 going for Jay. The reality is that either one of them would have been a deserving Champion, as both of them looked incredible! I agreed with the judges, Michael deserved to win, just - what sets Michael apart is that when you watch and study him, as a judge, he leaves nothing to chance, everything is spot on, bang on the button, from his tan to his composure on stage. Jay, at times, can still look like a novice – he let himself down by not standing correctly at times, his back stance let him down big-time, so when everything gets studied, Michael was the consummate professional on-stage, every pose he maximised his strengths, and while there was nothing to pick between them in terms of muscle quality and development, muscle fullness and condition, it was the fact that Michael could not have looked and performed any better than he did, and Jay could have. Its nit picking I know, but at this level, this is what happens to decide who wins! So it was a delighted Michael Hannam taking the title, with Jay second, and Vince third. Andrew got fourth, with Steve two points behind in fifth. John had had a great day, and was happy in sixth, with Rob and Andy tied for seventh, split on a count-back, which put Andy in eighth, and Lloyd in ninth.

Overall, this was the best ever line up seen on a Natural stage in the UK – just my opinion though! Well done to all the competitors in a great class! Nigel Perkins of EAS-UK and Janet Mitchener (nee Williams) presented the trophies, and handed out £1500 in prize money to the top 6.

1 - MICHAEL HANNAM

2 – Jay Hollingsworth

3 – Vince Mwayi

4 – Andrew Palmer

5 – Steve Davies

6 – John Madourie

7 – Rob Feesey

8 – Andy Hallahan

9 – Lloyd Stewart

Many congratulations to all the class winners, and particular congrats to a best ever John Madourie winning the Overall MW Classic title, and to a sensational Michael Hannam who is unquestionably the Number 1 Natural bodybuilder in the UK, his Pro-Am win cements that standing!

Judges: Lee Kemp, James Thomas, Janet Mitchener, Stephanie Williams, Ann Gardner, Jon Harris, Roy Jones, and Michael Phillips.

Doping Control Officer: Jon Bibb.

Additional thanks to all sponsors, competitors, officials, judges, helpers, and spectators, heroes all!

Michael Phillips
Secretary – NPA

 



Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on March 10, 2011, 08:51:01 PM
lol! I could'nt posibly tell you that Michael! But if everything goes to plan there wont be many titles left to win! How many people have won the MWC Pro-am twice or even 3 times?! ;)  ;)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: thebull on March 11, 2011, 11:32:39 AM
Mike can you compete as an amteur one last time before you do the wnbf shows?wayne braddock did the pro am last year and I wondered if that affected your professional status?


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on March 11, 2011, 08:13:48 PM
Hiya bull, Once receiving your pro card with the WNBF you have to sign a contract which ties you to them and them only, thats what i dont particually like about them! To be honest its one of the main reasons i hav'nt decided who, where and when to compete with next?! Im currently keeping my options open and will get on stage when i feel ready and not when i have to! With regards to wayne maybe he should'nt of competed i dont know? They will decline your membership if you have been unloyal to them (wwooo).


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: dan236 on March 11, 2011, 09:52:10 PM
Is Wayne not with the WNBF now for doing the Pro-AM??


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on March 12, 2011, 08:53:11 AM
Im shore wayne will be making his pro debut with the wnbf this year  8)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: SteHowie on May 13, 2011, 01:34:05 PM
Stonking write up and brings back great memories of being sat amongst Jays supporters and the only voices cheering for Michael was myself and Rich Gozdecki!!  Glad he was 19 stone and hulking ;D

It would be a massive honour to be invited to the Pro Am - and would just love to see myself on stage next to you Michael

Lets hope October fits both our plans  ;D  dieting now just to be ready!


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on May 13, 2011, 07:29:26 PM
Hiya Steve

Im shore you will be invited to the NPA Pro-Am, I will not be entering this this year, I think Mark O's names already on the trophy! Ive heard rumours hes doing it. All the best with your prep for the coming season im shore you will do well, thanks for your support at the pro-am! Im shore you will get your chance to stand next to me one day, to be honest i hav'nt a clue what shows im doing yet?...

Mike 8)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Alex on May 16, 2011, 05:09:02 PM
I saw Vince 2 weeks ago and that guy has just continued to grow, he was off training for a month or so with a chipped elbow (fell on some of the ice). I think the rest gave him time to grow! I sill think Vince has yet to get his diet right and if he gets the combo right he will be v dangerous, His only weakness is his quads (which have vastly improved) and posing in front lat spread.


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: thebull on May 29, 2011, 11:38:57 AM
Mike this may have been asked before, obviously you have plenty of size now but just wondering when you were younger and still building your frame, how much did you get out of shape when not competing?


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on May 29, 2011, 05:31:59 PM
Hiya Bull,

When i first competed as a junior i weighed in at 11st 4 which is approx 72kg, over the years i have progressed and added weight to my frame consistently over the past 10 years, I am planning to compete this year around the 85kg mark, Every off season i usually have the mentallity to stay leaner but it never happens and i always end up weighing around the 95kg mark, I have been as high as 98 but felt very heavy! This strategy has worked for me and i have progressed every year adding mass to my frame.

Off season though i do consume alot of creatine based supplements like creapure and tri-matrix so alot of that weight is probaly excess water retention

hope all is well and your training is going to plan, thanks for the question M


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, IFPA PRO
Post by: Michael Hannam on August 02, 2011, 07:45:51 PM
Hiya all, I have been trying to decide where and when to make my pro debut and NOW i have finaly come to a decision!!

I am flying upto Glasgow to compete in the BNBF British pro-mens class on the 18th september! I know of a few more entrys and the standard of competition is going to be insane!! I have not got a clue how i am going to get on or how im going to look but cant wait to get on stage again!!

See you up there...

M 8)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: HEFT on August 03, 2011, 10:09:11 PM
Is Wayne not with the WNBF now for doing the Pro-AM??

I contacted the WNBF in 2010 and back then if you hadn't won any prize money within the WNBF they were happy for me to compete in the Pro-Am.... although i wish i hadn't with far more important things going on in my life.

However, the rules have now been updated for the 2011 season and states that WNBF athletes may ONLY compete within the WNBF or like Michael says will forefit their status for 2 years.

So.... after a backwards step last year, looking forward.  8)

Hope your prep is going well Mike.

Wayne.


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, IFPA PRO
Post by: HEFT on August 03, 2011, 10:11:48 PM
Hiya all, I have been trying to decide where and when to make my pro debut and NOW i have finaly come to a decision!!

I am flying upto Glasgow to compete in the BNBF British pro-mens class on the 18th september! I know of a few more entrys and the standard of competition is going to be insane!! I have not got a clue how i am going to get on or how im going to look but cant wait to get on stage again!!

See you up there...

M 8)

Hi Mike.
This won't be affiliated with the WNBF will it??  You had a change of heart with the WNBF??

Wayne



Title: Re: Michael Hannam, IFPA Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on August 04, 2011, 08:17:39 PM
Hiya Wayne, good to here from you mate and i hope your fired up for the New York trip!!

Yes i have joined the IFPA for several reasons and will not be competing with the WNBF!

Firstly, I wanna compete on home soil and dont want to have to travel abroad to germany or the US to compete, this allows more family and freinds to come and support me as its cheaper and closer!
I am shore Lee kemps new show will eventually run a Pro class like the BNBF but who knows when that will be? also i dont want to be tied to any federation, the IFPA allow competitors to compete with other feds, atleast if i feel ready and want a run out i could do a local show with another fed and not feel like i have done something wrong! I feel the BNBF are very perfessional and look after there atheletes the shows they put on are very well run with some of the best theatres and stage set ups around! I am now looking forward to making my Pro-debut in Glasgow in 6 weeks, and cant wait to be standing along side some of the best Natural Bodybuilders in the UK and US!!

Good luck in NY!

M 8)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: HEFT on August 06, 2011, 08:30:56 AM
Hi Mike.

Sounds like a plan and wish you all the best with your venture and good luck in 6 weeks time.
I'm guessing the IFPA accept WNBF pro's (in your case) to compete at their competition??

Sure the standard will be very high as is it with the WNBF.... when you flick through the pages of the Natural Bodybuilding and fitness and think there is some big dudes (especially Mr. Daniels) and great physiques!!!  :o

I am definately doing the Germany show now unless something drastic happens and aint under no illusions with what my expectations will be out their..... i hope its judged fairly as it was in New York but i am sure their will be a lot of 'home crowd' support for zeee Germans ::)

Well, good luck with your last few weeks of prep and your Pro Debut  8)

Wayne.





Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on August 06, 2011, 09:39:50 AM
Hey Wayne, The thought of going to germany did originally sound good to me but i was'nt shore if anyone else was going and didnt wanna travel on my own! :( I get stressed out quite easily and the thought of going over there with no one speaking english would finish me off!!! Like you say i dont know what the standard will be like? be interesting to here your report of the show!

Good luck mate

M 8)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Si Stevens on August 11, 2011, 08:29:34 PM
Looking forward to seeing you up in Glasgow. The pro class should be outstanding this year. Good lucky matey.


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Michael Hannam on August 12, 2011, 05:49:02 PM
Thanks Si, It is going to be an insane line up!!

Good luck to you to mate! Ive seen you at Newport and St albans and your defently gunna be up there at the finals!!

M 8)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: SCOTTGALTON on August 14, 2011, 08:15:08 AM
glad your going up mate will be shouting for ya


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: jonno on August 29, 2012, 03:27:06 PM
I would just like to say that I had the fortunate opportunity of bumping into Mike whilst training at Progress Gym in Yeovil a few weeks back and can honestly say he is a true gent and professional.  I inadvertently nicked his lat pulldown machine while he was training.  He took time out to have a brief chat and answer questions I was asking about his training etc.  I would like to wish him all the best in his future competition etc.


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: MJP on September 05, 2013, 09:59:50 AM
What are your future contest plans Michael? And are you happy as you close in on them?


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Mike Hannam on November 25, 2015, 09:50:49 PM
Hiya guys/girls

Wow 23000 views!! I have not been on here for a few years but I am back for a short time to answer any questions which you may have...

Thanks  8)


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Jon Bibb on November 26, 2015, 07:21:12 PM
Welcome back,Mike. What are your competitive plans ? It's been a while since we have seen you onstage.


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Mike Hannam on November 26, 2015, 09:43:34 PM
Hi Jon, yeah its been a couple years since I last stood on stage but its been a very important & worth while break away from all the stress of dieting & mental mind games that comes with competing!! I feel the desire to want to compete has returned these last few months and look forward to stepping on stage in the very near future...

In the meantime I am loving my strongman training and preparing for next years qualifiers and most importantly competing at Bodypower again!!! Possibly after that I will turn my attentions away from strongman for a short time to focus on returning to stage later in the year but it all depends on how I get on...

Hope you are well & will hopefully see you soon

Mike


Title: Re: Michael Hannam, WNBF Pro
Post by: Jon Bibb on November 28, 2015, 11:02:10 PM
Nice one .Look forward to it,mate.