NOT EVEN Mick Cannon could have predicted just how successful his body building journey would be in 2019.
Three years after starting his journey which has seen him lose 22kgs, Cannon decided it was time to step out onto the body building stage.
And immediately he made an impact, finishing first in the NABBA Body Building Melbourne International Masters over 40s and second in the WFF Sports Model Melbourne Over 30s.
Despite the success, Cannon was hungry for more but knew hard work was still going to be required.
It wasn't until October where Cannon entered his next event, the IFBB over 40s Men’s Physique competition.
Again his preparation was almost faultless as Cannon stormed to a first place finish.
Cannon then completed a busy October by finishing fourth in the NABBA Over 40s Body Building VIC State Championships Masters, second at the NABBA Over 40s Body Building Australian Nationals Masters and third in the WFF Over 30s Sports Model Australian National Championships.
“The learning, commitment and sacrifice required to be a competitive physique athlete is like no other sport you could imagine,” Cannon said.
“Every minute of your day is based around your training, nutrition and recovery. If anyone wants to do this sport, make sure you get a coach whose been there.
“I was certainly not prepared for the psychosocial or social implications the sport requires or the impact to would have upon my family.
“Now the year's over, I’m looking forward to some rest and recovery, and maybe just maybe, if my wife allows, I might go again in 2021.”
Following his success, Cannon is now giving back to the community through his involvement in the Then the Life! Aboriginal Road to Good Health program.