2014 is coming to an end and so are the interviews with Rising Muscle. One man RM can’t forget to try to reach out to before this year is over – is a truly massive & impressive 212:er. A man who has made a tremendous muscular improvement in 2013 and 2014 and who is a threat for anyone in the 212 division.
Thereby RM proudly welcomes IFBB Pro Charles “THE TANK” Dixon for an interview.
City: Greenville SC
Height: 5’4ft / 163cm
Occupation: Business owner, Personal Trainer, Health & Fitness Coach, Contest Coach
RM: Charles, do you remember your first encounter with bodybuilding and what it meant for you?
CD: My first encounter with bodybuilding was right after high school. A trainer at Golds Gym here in my hometown tried to get me to body build and I was like heck no. I thought being that big was not cool and I said girls don t like dudes that big and I had a scholarship to go play football in college. After I finished college, came back to the same Golds Gym and another trainer came up to me and said I should compete. So out of curiosity, I said I would do it. Needless to say, I got hooked and wanted to be big.
RM: What are your next plans in your competitive career?
CD: I found out yesterday that I got the invite to the Arnold Classic so I will compete in it. After that I will pick one show after and hopefully be qualified for the Olympia and have some good prep time. Long term, I want to be competitive for a good lil while.
RM: That is great news! congratulations!
RM: You must have experienced a lot of funny gym stories that has occurred during your years in the gym – do you have any you want to share with us?
CD: One story that stands out is a guy had 12 plates on the leg press and went down like 4 maybe 5 inches and yelled when he pressed up. He said he was going up to 14 plates. I was like you didn’t even go a quarter of the way down.
RM: Who has been the most influential person in your life and why?
CD: My parents. They have supported me in everything I have done. They have been such a positive influence to ever since I was a kid.
RM: What advises would you give to the newcomer Charles Dixon to the gym culture?
CD: Work hard, be consistent, be humble, have faith, and believe in yourself.
RM: Charles, it’s time for us to wrap up this interview, if you want to add something or give a shout out please feel free to do so_
Want to say thank you to you for thinking enough of me to do this interview. Big thank you to my parents and my brother who is my biggest fan. A big thank you to my family, friends , and fans for all your support. Big thanks to Andy Nix, owner of Power House Gym where I run my personal training business and train. Big thank you to my sponsor, Aaron ,owner of PerForMax labs.
Big thank you Raquel Bronson who is very dear to me. She was a big part of my comeback and would not have the success I am having now if it was not for her. She has been good for me on and off the stage. Big shout out to my coach Dr. Trey Hodge who is my coach ,chiropractor, and brother from another mother. Thanks again for this interview.
Right back at you Mr. Dixon, thank you very much for participating. We want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and that 2015 will be even more succesful year for you.
Dixon’s contact info:
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Fan Page: Charles Dixon / Athelete