Athlete Interview – Justin Palermo
Marylin Salgado, TokkyoNutrition Blogger, June 3, 2019
TokkyoNutrition is always looking to recognize those individuals that promote and represent the Tokkyo brand with knowledge and pride. This month’s notable mention is given to Justin Palermo; Tokkyo’s Athlete from Upstate New York.
- How did you first hear of Tokkyo?
As a natural bodybuilder, I am conscious and need to be aware of what goes into my body. In searching for US made products in certified GMP facilities, I came across Tokkyo and after trying the Whey Protein and Creatine Decanoate, I was hooked!!!
- How long have you been with us?
I have been using Tokkyo for the past year, coinciding with when I first earned my Pro Card in natural bodybuilding.
- What products do you use?
I use Tokkyo Whey Protein, Deca Creatine, BCAA and Diesel Fuel. When I am a month out from the show, I switch from Deca Creatine to the Creatine stack because Creatine HCL helps pull water from under the skin into muscle tissue which helps create the paper-thin skin look.
- What products do you prefer?
Whey Protein and Creatine are staples for me. I use BCAA’s during prep and immediately after a contest until my body fat levels return to a healthy range.
- How long have you been training?
I have been training with weights for the past 18 years. It started as weight lifting to help me for team sports and that love of the weight room transitioned into bodybuilding.
- When is your next competition?
Right now, I am planning on my next show being the PNBA Eastern USA Pro Championships in the Classic Physique Division. After that I am planning on competing in Men’s Physique at the USBF Northeast Pennsylvania Pro. My first contest this year was the ANBF Nutrishop Nationals where I placed Top 5 in Pro Men’s Open Bodybuilding.
- How long have you been competing?
I have been competing off and on for the past 15 years but this is my second year as a Pro.
- Where do you live?
I am from Upstate New York.
- How well know is Tokkyo in that region?
I am spreading the word at the gym and through social media but Tokkyo can definitely gain a foothold in the area as most people only seem to know the brands that they see at GNC as that is pretty much the only supplement store in my area.
- What do you do for a living?
I am a Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach. I will train anyone but specialize in training athletes for athletics and prepping athletes for bodybuilding, figure and physique contests.
Thank you for these great questions and for the honor of being the product and training voice for Tokkyo!!! I am beyond honored, truly humbled and thrilled for this incredible opportunity!!!