Hi, my name is Ross Keoboupha and I’m a 21-year-old bodybuilder from Greensboro, North Carolina. I’ve always enjoyed sports and athletics. In high school I was a wrestler, and I participate in 5K races occasionally, but my real passion is bodybuilding. I currently compete in events hosted by organizations such as the NGA (National Gym Association) and the NPC (National Physique Committee), and I’m training to compete in INBF (International Natural Bodybuilding Federation) events.
I started taking NOW supplements in college. As my interest in bodybuilding grew and I began trying to add muscle and lose fat I discovered that NOW carried many of the products that I needed. I started using products such as CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) and L-Carnitine while I was training for my first bodybuilding show, the NGA Carolina Night of Champions. I’m certain that these products played an important role in helping me drop my weight from 150 pounds down to 135-140 pounds for show time; a significant amount of this weight was body fat, as verified by a bod-pod reading. This body transformation gave me the edge I needed for a 2nd Place finish in my first show as a novice! I’ve now been competing and using NOW products for two years, and I’m still amazed at the consistent results I get with CLA and L-Carnitine. I have also used NOW Dandelion Root and Green Tea Extract, but the CLA and L-Carnitine are my workout/ training staples.
As a NOW Ambassador I look forward to promoting NOW products at bodybuilding events I compete in, and I plan on visiting schools, universities and health food stores to spread the word about NOW. Since I’m now a personal trainer as well as a competitive bodybuilder, I’ll be recommending NOW products to my clients as well friends.