Jan 03, 2021
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Hey everyone! So James, Ariel and I already have a structured format down in regards to the weekly content we provide on Instagram. I was wondering though- is there any other additional content that you all would be interested in us covering or touching base on? While we all work full time jobs aside from running Team ATP- we are more than happy to cater a bit to our audience in hopes to providing more insight! PS....I think a biweekly/monthly vlog is something that I personally might start slapping together and throwing up on here/Youtube! :) -Brett
Dec 29, 2020
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Hey everyone! Welcome to the ATP forums. For those that grew up in the social media era (instagram, snapchat, twitter, facebook, etc) the word "forums" or "message boards" probably have zero nostalgia or meaning to you. But for those of us (like myself, James, Alberto Nunez, Eric Helms, Jeff Alberts, Brad Loomis, 3DMJ, Layne Norton, etc) that were active on the Internet pre-2010, our only outlet of community and personal connection for this Natural Bodybuilding niche were the forums. Bodybuilding.com was the melting pot so to speak- where various Professional Natural Bodybuilders along with up and coming Amateurs posted, shared and logged their journey's to either the stage or detailed their Off-season's in preparation for the stage. It wasn't only just competitors or bodybuilding enthusiasts either- Dr. Joe, Alan Aragon, Lyle McDonald, Ben Esgro, etc- were all active, informative and posting on the daily to help provide education to the masses. Having "grown up" on the forums myself- I personally do not think I would be who I am or where I am today if it weren't for the forums. Discovering similar interests such as bodybuilding, training or nutrition is far more accessible and easier now a days since it's as simple as the tap of a finger or a hash tag. Back then you had to really dig deep to find a sense of community or else you'd end up on the other side of the fence with a ton of misinformation. Thankfully I was able to be discovered as a teen by Brad Loomis in 2008 who then shuffled Alberto Nunez off on to me- which domino effected into connecting with Eric Helms and later on Jeff Alberts when Team 3DMJ was created. Had I not created a "log" on the forums back in 2007-2008.. I really don't foresee my natural bodybuilding competitive "career" really kicking off let alone my life taking the trajectory it did. Such that we at Team ATP have decided to replicate that "OG" feel of community by creating these forums and bringing them to YOU in hopes that we can spark some great discussion, education, insight and perhaps a more personal look into the lives of those that compete or want to compete in the sport natural bodybuilding. If you guys and gals have any questions pertaining to the forums just let us know! We are happy to finally kickstart this bad boy! -Brett.