JC Astorina

In the weeks, months, and hopefully years to come you will come across a wealth of information pertaining to the amazing world of natural bodybuilding. Hopefully you have had the chance to read my interview with Matt to get a brief idea of who I am, but I just want to elaborate on that a little before we start getting into my rants and ravings.

“So – JC Astorina – That’s a cool abbreviated, yet foreign sounding name, who are you?” I’m an Australian born Italian, and my first name is actually Jon-Carlo. I moved to the United States when I was fifteen. I am a father of four and I reside in Central Illinois. I attended Illinois State University where I earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice Sciences. I am a licensed Illinois Private Detective, and I currently work full time as a manager for a prominent private detective agency out of the Chicagoland area.

How does this background bring me to bodybuilding? It doesn’t, really. Bodybuilding is a passion of mine that started off as a simple hobby, but has since become a lifestyle that has shown me considerable good fortune. Bodybuilding has practical applications to every aspect of everyday life. It is not just a hobby, but a lifestyle and a life-long commitment. Bodybuilding has helped shape who I am today.

My competitive resume is short but rather impressive. I have been bodybuilding for roughly four years and I started competing in 2011. I am recognized as a Professional Natural Bodybuilder by the National Gym Association (NGA). The NGA is one of the most recognizable training and athletic associations in the world. The NGA is a not-for-profit organization that dedicates all resources and experience to the athlete. The NGA is a firm supporter of drug free athletics. Visit www.nationalgym.com for more information and don’t forget to check out the Pro Athlete Gallery!

I am fortunate enough to have three amazing sponsors; JBT Labs (www.jbtlabs.com), Top Secret Nutrition (www.topsecretnutrition.com), and my local Complete Nutrition store.

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