Is Commercialism Draining The Passion Of Gym Culture?
We have a flourishing fitness industry these days and that includes bodybuilding. New IFBB and NPC divisions like Men’s and Women’s Physique, Bikini and also Figure are gaining great popularity and publicity in the United States. New interesting competitors for both men and woman are stepping on stage – coming from all the corners of the world.
The Making of a Guru
By Chris Aceto
Nearly every show I have attended over the past two years, I have run into so many brothers of “bro-science” or fellow “gurus”… from gym rats to college educated biology majors whose passion is to prep bodybuilders for competition.
Big Ramy Teams Up With GAT
-- German American Technologies (GAT), maker of the immensely popular and clinically studied NITRAFLEX® pre-workout, today proudly announces the signing of IFBB professional bodybuilder Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay.
In what may be a world record for gaining muscle, Big Ramy achieved celebrity status amongst bodybuilding fans and workout enthusiasts after gaining more than 100lbs (36 kg) of lean muscle mass with just three years of training. Standing 5’ 9” (175 cm), Big Ramy currently tops the scales at an eye-popping 311 lbs (141 kg). In November 2012, the 28-year-old Egyptian athlete won the overall title at the 2012 Amateur Olympia and an invitation to compete in the 2013 Mr. Olympia contest. Later in May of this year Big Ramy, in his first professional event, won the coveted IFBB New York Pro.
1971 Mr America and 3x IFBB Pro title holder Casey Viator has died at the age of 62, on his birthday (September 4th). Viator was found face down at his home in Clearwater, Florida by longtime girlfriend, Cheryl Harris. While an autopsy is imminent, Harris believes his death was the result of a heart attack. According to Harris, Viator had been diagnosed with high blood pressure and early congestive heart disease several years ago and, as of late, he had not seen his cardiologist to renew all his prescriptions. Whether this contributed to his death is unclear at this time.
Bodybuilding’s Bandwagon Fans Fill The Bleachers?
By Geoff Roberts
Bandwagon fans are a never-ending plague within the sports world, a constant pestilence to any true sports fan. The majority of the time bandwagon fans will love and follow a particular team or athlete only while they are on top or at least doing very well.
What if Arnold Schwarzenegger Was At His Peak Today?
By Geoff Roberts
As we rapidly approach the 2013 Mr. Olympia contest I cannot help but ponder something I have been discussing with other bodybuilding fans for years. How would Arnold Schwarzenegger do at this year’s Mr. Olympia contest or in modern times in general, assuming he was born in the mid-1980s? This would put the Austrian Oak in his bodybuilding prime going into this year’s show!
The Death of Swedish Bodybuilding?
By Anders Ando Eskilsson
This article is taking a closer look at how the new and more restrictive laws for both using and selling anabolic steroids (AAS) affects the bodybuilding scene in Sweden.
The Effects of NSAIDs on Muscle Growth
Each and every time we head for a workout (gym or otherwise), we want to make improvements. I don't know too many people working out who aren't trying on some level to get better, whether it be a better physique, better health or better performance in a sport. Better muscle = Better physique, better health and better performance! Therefore, at least some of your workout time is dedicated to developing muscle, even if you don't think so.
16 New IFBB Pros Are Coming out of Canada! Wrap-up of the 2013 CBBF Nationals
It was that time of year again. Competitors across Canada were competing in their provincial championships, aiming to place Top 5 in order to qualify and compete at the CBBF Nationals, where the overall winners would take home the coveted IFBB Pro Card.
BodyPower is proud to announce the introduction of an IFBB Pro Show at the 2014 expo.
In a major coup for the ever-evolving BodyPower Expo, the official IFBB sanctioned BodyPower Pro will be the only pro show taking place in the UK.
After five successful years, the loyal BodyPower following has grown accustomed to seeing amateur competitions featured within the UK’s number one fitness expo. For the sixth installment, BodyPower has taken it up a notch with the BodyPower Pro, taking center stage within the three-day fitness phenomena.