Is Cedric McMillan ready to take that big leap in the professional bodybuilding ranks and place top 3 at the Arnold? For a bodybuilder who's never competed at the Arnold or Olympia, that's a tall order. Is 2013 his break out year?
Cedric is a family man and has a full-time Army career in addition to being an IFBB pro. Cedric came on the scene in 2008 when he competed in the 2008 Jr USAs, taking the Super Heavyweight and the overall. The following year he competed in the 2009 National Championships where to he took the Super Heavyweight and the overall, gaining qualification into the IFBB.
For his pro debut McMillan competed in the 2010 Europa Show of Champions where he placed 4th behind Essa Obiad, Mark Alvisi and Bill Wilmore. 2011 was bittersweet with McMillan taking 1st at the 2011 Europa Show of Champions - Orlando then placing a disappointing 11th at the 2011 New York Pro Championships. McMillan had to deal with a car accident that injured his family. He spent a lot of time in the hospital missing workouts. His focus wasn't there. His focus was squarely on his family.However, in 2012 Cedric McMillan partnered with Chris Aceto and boom, he dominated the 2012 New York Pro Championships. No one expected this athlete who was 11th the year prior to take out Johnnie Jackson, Steve Kuclo, Juan Morel, and Jonathan Delarosa.
The huge monster went back into hibernation. He only competed once in 2012.
McMillan is back. He submitted his application and was accepted to compete in the 2013 Arnold Classic. If there's any question of his dedication to this sport, McMillan works out from 230am to 4am - by himself. Armed with the knowledge he gained from working previously with training guru Dante, he is supported and guided by nutrition guru Chris Aceto. (Chris guided Shawn Rhoden through four victories in 2012.) McMillan is locked, cocked, and ready to rock.