When we last spoke with Raffi Melkonian in March, he had just recently broken into the realm of competitive natural bodybuilding and was experiencing phenomenal success with BioQuest's Razor Ripped.  Since that time, Raffi has continued to garner attention for his unbelievably sculpted body and is swiftly ascending the ranks in his chosen sport.

After a successful showing at the 2008 NPC Mid-State Muscle Classic in which he placed first in the middleweight class, Raffi surprised everyone last May at the 2009 NPC Illinois State Championships by placing first in an astounding three categories (Open Men's Light Heavyweight class, Light Heavyweight Novice, and Overall Novice).  

"The mentality I take into every endeavor I pursue, is to do it to the best of my abilities," Raffi says. "Competing in bodybuilding is no different.  I prepare and train long and hard before each competition so that I can bring my best to the stage and hopefully come away with first place."

"After my showing at the NPC Mid-State Classic everyone was encouraging me to stick with it and keep competing.  I was fortunate to receive advice from (bodybuilder and fitness model) Remy Feniello. He was the person who introduced me to Razor Ripped and has also encouraged me to keep competing." 

Heeding the advice, Raffi next competed in the 2009 GNC Classic in Anderson, Indiana. The young bodybuilder again made headlines by placing fifth in the super competitive light heavyweight class.   "I was proud of how I did," said Raffi.  "I was at the bottom end of my weight class at 182 pounds, and I really felt I left a good impression."  Indeed, Raffi left such a good impression, he was requested to model for multiple photo shoots with BBpics.com and other publications.   
 
As the sky looks to be the limit for the young bodybuilder, Raffi's plans for the future are to stay grounded and committed to the hard work and dedication that's got him this far.   He also plans to keep taking the product he describes as making a profound impact on his physique.



"Whether you're looking to just tighten up and take some good pictures at the beach or you're preparing to step on stage at a professional bodybuilding completion, Razor Ripped is the way to go."



 
Razor Ripped"I really can't speak highly enough about BioQuest's product R azor Ripped," says Raffi. "It's by far the best product I've taken to prevent excess water retention and help achieve a dramatic increase in muscle vascularity and hardness.  I take Razor Ripped five days before each competition and the results have always been terrific."

Like Raffi, many professional bodybuilders and athletes have reported similar effects from Razor Ripped. "I can definitely tell a difference in my energy level as well," Raffi continues. "And I've never experienced any discomfort or cramping, which is something I can't say about other similar products.  Whether you're looking to just tighten up and take some good pictures at the beach or you're preparing to step on stage at a professional bodybuilding completion, Razor Ripped is the way to go."