Samstag, 6. August 2011

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him - David Brinkley

The offseason finally starts to be in its peak and besides the stress of starting a few new business ventures training begins to get better and heavier day by day.

Just before my travel to the USA in July I was signing to deals with new sponsors.
First of all I signed with Conower Beef Jerky. A Premium quality Beef Jerky Product from Germany supporting my travels and lifestyle enormously. For every athlete I can only recommend to either carry some safety portions of protein shakes with you or another high Protein Snack such as Beef Jerky.

Right after I got endorsed by GSI and their newest Shaker innovation “Spider Bottle”.
A new revolution of shakers has started and after meeting and testing the product for over a month, it was a huge honour to become the new spokesmodel of their team.

In the USA my trainer and mentor Gunter Schlierkamp supported me greatly in every workout session. Besides filming Videos every week for our Projects “Road to success” and of course, he taught me many tricks he learned in his own Pro career.
With the help of Multipowers Pre-Workout Booster No-Xtreme, I came back again to my almost highest strength levels and squatted and deadlifted 660lbs for a couple of reps each.
The sky is the limit and not even the will be accepted as a limitation.
It is going better and better and the fire is burning in my hands to tackle the next workouts.

After my photoshoot in spring with Larissa Reis, Larissa and I met up during my last Vegas trip and we talked about some great ideas and plans for the future. I am more than happy to be soon working more closely with an inspiring and amazing personality and friend in the fitness scene.

Mr. Olympia is standing right in front of the door and before September, I will focus on the opening of my first Store and German Headquarter “RTS-Fitness”, where we will also take you to the “Road To Success”

Samstag, 30. April 2011

Getting on the right track - ROAD TO SUCCESS

Two weeks before the first contest of the year, the filming crew of arrived in Los Angeles to produce my 2nd DVD project, Dans Diary - Living the Dream.

One on one and day by day you can see the truth about the 2 weeks before a Professional Bodybuilding event and what it takes to be professional.

Almost without any sleep, daily photoshoots and negotiations with new sponsors, I managed to place respectable on a 13th place on LA FLEX PRO. I was really satisfied with my showing and placing ahead of former World Games Winners, it was truly satisfying in my eyes. The business and creating a financial fundament to support my future career was my main focus since more than half a year already.

Thinking about reducing the stress afterwards and improoving the condition to Australia was disturbed by unique opportunities I simply had to take at my early point of the career.
I continued putting on more and more work on my plate and I kept training alive to the level as much as my body allowed it. I came in a lot leaner but also had some size deficits compared to FLEX PRO the weeks before. I stepped on stage regardless, being sure of having done my best every day.

Sometimes you have to forget about your ego and you need to think about the future. Ego in general is the cause for almost any trouble we get in to in life and so I focused on the doors that opened for me.
Through my new premium Sponsor "MULTIPOWER PROFESSIONAL", the leader of Sports Supplements in whole Europe, I got connected to Gunter Schlierkamp afterwards.

We are the new faces of the Bodybuilding product line and knowing Gunter as a role model and admiring his positive aura for years already when meeting him in person, it was like meant to be when we connected instantly at our first meetings and found ways to connect our careers, business and plans right away. We share almost every principle, share the same attitudes and the way Gunter already went in his life, is the Road I want to take.
I am on the Road to success and with a coach and mentor for life and Bodybuilding like Gunter, there is no chance to fail.

I feel stronger than ever, happier than ever and every day is a gift and a glimpse of a dream right now.
At the FIBO in Germany the first anoucement of our cooperation was made and the ROAD TO SUCCESS has officcially started right in the same time we are launching WWW.BIGDANHILL.TV

Dienstag, 8. Februar 2011

The first month of 2011 has passed already and the year started amazing in many ways.
I spend my New Years Eve in Austin, Texas and made many new friends over there besides having two solid weeks of dieting and filming footage for my members section on my website

In the middle of January my Shooting marathon started and for the first photoshoot of the year I had the great opportunity to travel to Miami, Florida and shoot with Ulrich Oehmen for

Just as in 2007 when we took amazing shoots in Brazil, working with Ulrich was a great pleasure and I am excited to present the results of 2 shooting days on and on

Going to Los Angeles my schedule became even busier.
I am blessed to announce my cooperation with Chanson Water who became another sponsor of my Pro career. I am happy to get this support after I used alkaline Water for almost 2 years already.

The following week I had another two photoshoots coming up.
Shooting with the legendary Robert Reiff for MuscleMag and directed by famous fitness writer Jimmy Pena at Venice Golds... how can it be any better ?
Watch out for the upcoming MuscleMag issues for a great series of articles.

The next photoshoot took place at Dave Fisher's Powerhouse Gym in Torrance with Angelo Rose who became one of my dearest friends in the past year. It is amazing when you connect to great personalities through work and they also enrich your private life beyond limits.

The same day Bill Comstock filmed my workout and having Bill behind the camera is possibly as good as it can be. His experience thorughout so many years of filming athletes is simply irreplaceable.

When Dave Palumbo came visiting for the upcoming Fitness Expo to make reports for he also invited me to shoot and I am looking forward to see the video we shoot and the interview in the soon future.

The Fitness Expo at the LA Convention Center turned into a huge success.
Having the honour representing IRONMAN Magazine booth, it was an amazing experience to meet the American fans. It is a simply good feeling to see that more and more people recognize you, stop by and take pictures or buy DVDs of you.
Having worked really hard last year, it showed to me that the results are outstanding and it was more than worth it.

All this is still nothing compared to how great the last week has been.
I got 3 major magazine features confirmed for next month issues of various international magazines. This month I am on the cover of IRONMAN Magazine in Italy, Australia and Japan.
I had the great pleasure to sign an endorsement contract with Chanson Water and right afterwards the honour to sign another major endorsement contract with a supplement company.
Again I was allowed to do what I like the most and that is standing in front of the camera.
I simply enjoy having photoshoots and when the legend of physique photography himself, Bill Dobbins, called me the best Bodybuilder in my age since Lee Priest, it is simply unbelievable...

Ralph Dehaan did another great job in his photostudio and together with Erika Thompson I had more fun during a photosession than ever.

I am getting ready for the final 2 weeks of my preparation and knowing how many exciting things are coming up, I am getting up every morning with a smile on my face.
Many times when I wake up at night, I can barely wait for the days to start.
Life is good to me right now and I am blessed to live my life on my own terms doing exactly what I want to do.