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  • July Featured Member: Future

    IntenseMuscle's featured member for the month of July is Future. Shawn, thanks for taking the time to let people here get to know you a little better.


    1. What is your name? Any nicknames?

    Shawn Bellon. When I had hair I was teased and called “Ivan” from the Rocky 4 movie. Most online know me as Future.


    2. Where do you live?

    Sunny Tucson, AZ. It’s crazy hot but I do like it.


    3. What do you do for a living or what are you studying?

    I am a certified wellness coordinator in the behavioral health industry. I am starting grad school for my masters in exercise science and health promotion.


    4. Are you in a relationship? Do you have any kids?

    Happily married to my best friend, Tami. We have lots of pets but no children as of yet. We are looking into adopting.


    5. What three words best describe you?

    Wow. Tough one. I hate these questions because the online world really knows so little. We always tend to add our own interpretive issues to people.  Ok, I would say Christian (has not always been the case), strong and devoted.


    6. What 10 things would someone see when they walked in your door?

    Lycan, Chloe, Izzy, Chunk and Sissy, lots of my wife’s shoes (that is well over 10), our really beautiful ceramic art THAT I PUT MY KEYS IN.


    7. Did you play sports in high school or college? Which one(s)?

    Football, wrestling, track and field and a brief stint at cross country.


    8. If time and money were not an issue, what would you do with your life?

    Build my own sports performance compound to train athletes.

    8. What kind of music will be on when you get into the car.

    XM radio. Either “The Message,” “Spa,” or “Octane” or my RED cds.


    9. If you COULD erase one year out of your life, which one would it be? Why?

    Hmm how about compiling all the dumb moments in my lift that could easily take a year? I might say the year that I tried to commit suicide. There was a lot of leading up to my mental breakdown. Even after that I was untreated for a long time. Let’s face it, just reading the above sentences people are already thinking things. That is normal. I get that. But that is also why I tried to avoid the issue…which when it’s with you every day…it just doesn’t work.


    10. What bill do you hate to pay the most?

    COMCAST!


    12. What will you do with your tax refund? If you get one.

    Put toward a down payment on a home here in Tucson.

    13. How old were you when you first got your first car & what was it?

    I was 17 and it was a Plymouth Reliant. Loved that car.


    14. What goals are you working to achieve this year?

    Betting a better servant of God, intentionally living as a Christian (look out it’s the Jesus freak…that tends to drop F bombs! Classy!), get even closer to my wife, kick butt in grad school, have a house around our anniversary which is Jan 1st.


    15. What famous person would you like to have dinner with?

    No one really. I like to hang out with my friends. That works for me.


    16. If you could only eat FIVE foods for the rest of your life, what would you pick?

    Pop Tarts, Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, Frosted mini wheats and aple pie.


    17. Do you have any special skills or hobbies (i.e., nunchucks, welding, guitar, etc.)?

    Scrapbooking. And I will not expand on that. 


    18. What is the ONE thing you always get when you go into Sam’s or Costco’s?

    Something that I only need one of but instead purchased an exponential amount.


    19. Who is your favorite cartoon character?

    Wolverine


    20. Does someone at the gym really annoy you? why?

    Not so much. There is a guy that is a little reckless and I worry he will hurt someone with his crazy “functional” movements…that you would never mimic in real life.


    21. How often are you late for work or school?

    Never.


    22. Have you ever had two dates in one night?

    Define date?


    23. What is one thing you could tell us about yourself that we would be shocked to know?

    I have a weird thing about containers. Totes, Tupperware, binders are all my thing. I get weird satisfaction for using them for things. Don’t get me started on Pyrex.


    24. Have you ever found something in your parent’s bedroom that was questionable? If so, what?

    Yep. I use to eleviate tension in my neck with a weird vibrating object. CREEPY! I will never be able to shower enough.


    25. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

    It’s not something I really care about. Home is where your heart is. I love being with my wife. You can be miserable in the most exotic, tropical places or content in a total dump.


    26. How many drinks does it take before you get drunk?

    1…I don’t drink…gave it up.


    27. Do you have any tattoos? What and Where?

    I have 9. Wife’s name on left hand. Written word for balance on my left forearm, veritas and aequitas on my right forearm (Boondock Saints), Omega symbol on left shoulder, Weird tribal on right shoulder that a friend freehanded, tribal on stomach and lower back (do I regret that!) and a panther on my upper right back.


    28. Do you have any piercings? Where?

    Nope.


    29. What's the first thing you notice in the opposite sex?

    Their personality 


    30. What is your favorite lift?

    I’m a powerlifter so it’s the one I am strongest at normally. But I do love to squat.


    31. What personality traits do you look for in a partner?

    See: Tami


    32. What magazine do you read most often?

    Not into magazines that much.


    33. If you could have any one superpower, what would it be?

    Flying


    34. What motivates you in life?

    Romans 12:1-2 To offer my body as a living sacrifice for good…


    35. Graduating GPA from high school?

    That’s been a while. Maybe a B- or something. I majored in study hall. I hated school because it was busy work and pointless to me.


    36. If you died today, would your affairs be in order?

    Probably not.

    37. If you had to give up one electronic gadget, what would it be?

    Tv


    38. Last book you read?

    “Leadership Matters” by Kyle Dodd


    38. What got you motivated to start lifting?

    Honestly, to beat up my abusive step dad. What happened in the process was I found training to be a real oasis in my life. It was therapeutic for me. I never looked back. Been lifting since age 11.


    40. Why do you come to IntenseMuscle.com everyday?

    Learn, share, support others. It’s been a pretty fair board for a long time. They have a lot of mature leaders that do a nice job of maintaining the site. IM has not tried to pander to lame issues like some boards. They stick to what we all want to know about: training, diet, strength etc. They don’t use gimmicks for traffic.
    2014 Greater Gulf States 2nd WPD Class B
    2010 Jr. USA 2nd LHW
    2009 Houston Pro/Am 1st LHW & Overall (Am)
    2008 Jr. Nationals 5th LHW
    2007 Greater Gulf States 1st LHW
    2007 LA Championships 1st LHW & Overall

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    14 im no christian but im pretty sure jesus has more important things to concern himself with than the Fbomb!


    24 squirted milk out of my nose thanks!
    Overtraining should be one of the lowest concerns. You should focus on optimal training.
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    • #3
      Nice to learn more about you Future, you provide much great, useful, information here, so its nice to get to know a little more about you personally.

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      • #4
        Thanks for sharing, man.
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        • #5
          Interesting stuff, thanks for the insight into your life.
          2014 NPC Mr MN State TBD
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          2011 NPC Gopher State 40+ 1st and 2nd Open Hvy.
          2011 NPC Upper Midwest 40+ 1st and Super Hvy 1st
          2009 Gopher State 4th Hvy and 4th Masters 40+
          *11 Natural contest 1992-2000 placed top 4 of all
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          • #6
            Shawn, as a Christian, what do you struggle with the most? What stumbling blocks do you find in your journey?
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            • #7
              LOL

              Thanks guys.

              My struggles? Probably the same as most people. A defensive coordinator a month ago mentioned "shodding" our feet. Soldiers wore these spiked shoes to dig in the ground during battle. That made an impression about standing firm for my faith, beliefs and convictions. Dont get me wrong. I am still a tool. Just very deliberate to avoid being as much of one. Also staying more mindful of my anxiety and triggers. Thats dont alot of damage to myself and others. I was irresponsible dealing with it.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by lhart6272 View Post
                14 im no christian but im pretty sure jesus has more important things to concern himself with than the Fbomb!


                24 squirted milk out of my nose thanks!
                Probably so.

                Sorry for the visual.
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                • #9
                  Thanks for sharing, mang. Very commendable about the adoption thing, keep it up
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by theroymccoy View Post
                    Thanks for sharing, mang. Very commendable about the adoption thing, keep it up
                    Thanks. We cant have children so dont make us out to be too nice.
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                    • #11
                      Nice, Future!
                      With the flying superpower...

                      would that be with proportional sized wings, or without?

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                      • #12
                        No wings. More like Superman...or maybe Ironman.
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                        • #13
                          Thanks for sharing Shawn. I have always liked you and enjoyed your posts.
                          If it's not hard it's not worth doing...
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                          2004 National Capital Classic - 2nd Middleweight
                          2001 Ottawa Championships - 4th Middleweight
                          2000 Ottawa Championships - 12th Middleweight

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                          • #14
                            Thanks. Probably a boring feature but thats me.
                            International Elite Raw Powerlifter
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                            • #15
                              Do you have any tips on ways that you have found to be helpful in managing anxiety?
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                              2014 Greater Gulf States 2nd WPD Class B
                              2010 Jr. USA 2nd LHW
                              2009 Houston Pro/Am 1st LHW & Overall (Am)
                              2008 Jr. Nationals 5th LHW
                              2007 Greater Gulf States 1st LHW
                              2007 LA Championships 1st LHW & Overall

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