Raphael Calzadilla

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Pre-Contest: Finishing Strong After 18 Weeks

I was hoping to have an update sooner but things have been very hectic. In these photos, I’m two weeks out from the DFAC (Drug Free Athletes Coalition) World Championships in Miami on Nov 3.  And, four weeks out from the NPC Florida Gold Cup on Nov 17 in West Palm Beach. The DFAC show …

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Pre-Contest: A Challenging Road to The Stage

It’s been since the 14-week out mark to my first show that I posted (5 weeks ago). I was hoping to have an update sooner but things have been super busy. However,  I have made progress, and if you compare the pics from my previous post to those below, you’ll see the changes that have …

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Pre-Contest: 14-Weeks to the Stage

I’m competing this year and I’m excited about it. I took 2011 off from competing because of the long hours required in starting my own business. Those long hours still exist and the hard work seems even harder, but I’m getting on stage anyway. I miss it, and when I get super focused with my …

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Losing A Leg & Gaining Success: The Power of “I Can”

Look at one of your legs. I mean really look at it. Now, imagine waking up and not having that leg. Visualize it. Think about what your life would be like. How your life would change, how you would feel when you looked in the mirror. How friends, family and even strangers would treat you. …

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