2014 IFBB MOZOLANI CLASSIC
The IFBB Professional League has seen unrivaled growth in recent years and that trend continues its upward trajectory with the 2014 IFBB Mozolani Pro Classic, May 4 at the Doxxbet Arena in Zilina, Slovakia. Co-promoters Andrej Mozolani and Igor Kopcek will host top-ranked IFBB competitors in the 212 and figure divisions as Slovakia becomes the latest to join the list of countries to have its first-ever IFBB Pro League event. The winners of each division will qualify for the 2014 IFBB Olympia 212 Showdown and Figure Olympia.
The Olympia. Where Legends Are Made. Conceived by Joe Weider, the 1965 Mr. Olympia, which was comprised of past Mr. Universe winners (at the time, the highest accolade in the sport), decided once-and-for-all who was truly the best. The physiques that won on this stage, names like Scott, Schwarzenegger, Zane, Haney, Yates, Coleman, Cutler, Heath and others, will echo through the ages. Today, the Olympia is more than just the greatest bodybuilding contest in the world, it is the greatest event in the sport, representing all eight divisions of the IFBB Professional League and home to an enormous expo with hundreds of health and fitness vendors and exciting sports and exhibitions for competitors and fans alike. Yes, the Olympia is far and away the ultimate achievement in the sport, and it is befitting that the total prize money, which has increased to $950,000, is a new record for the bodybuilding and fitness industry. The total cash prize for the Mr. Olympia will be $650,000, with $250,000, the coveted Sandow and a place in bodybuilding history going to the winner. The 212 Showdown has increased to $60,000 and the Bikini Olympia to $40,000 in total prize money, respectively.
It all happens September 26-29 in America’s playground, Las Vegas, NV when Ultimate Nutrition presents the 2013 IFBB Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend, brought to you by Bodybuilding.com. It’s not too late to get your tickets. Go to MrOlympia.com now!
TOTAL PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN
Mr. Olympia: $650,000
212 Showdown: $60,000
Ms. Olympia: $60,000
Fitness Olympia: $60,000
Figure Olympia: $60,000
Bikini Olympia: $40,000
Men’s Physique Showdown: $10,000
Women’s Physique Showdown: $10,000
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By Dylan Stein, MS, L.Ac.
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9 Biggest Mass Gain Errors
By Chris Aceto, Rx Muscle, July 2013
From a nutrition perspective, getting big should boil down to “eating big.” That’s the adage bodybuilders have lived by for years. In reality, for many average-joe bodybuilders, “big eating” which implies packing away tons of food, can be an equally effective fat gaining plan.
The 2012 Nordic Pro Championships was a huge success and therefore the 2013 event will be an even greater success! Nordic Pro is scheduled to August 31 and it will be held at the Nordic Fitness Expo main stage at 5.00 p.m.
Nordic Pro includes three professional competition; Men's Bodybuilding Open Class, Women's Figure and Bikini Pro.
NPC IFBB Midwest will be holding The ProBody 2013 Solutions St Louis IFBB Women's Pro and NPC Midwest Naturals on August 24th. On November 2nd, 2013, NPC IFBB Midwest will be holding the Iowa Pro Bikini and NPC Battle of Champions. Detailed information for both shows can be found at http://www.npcmidwest.com/.
NATIONAL PHYSIQUE COMMITTEE AND GASPARI NUTRITION ANNOUNCE MAY NPC ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (June 27, 2013) - The National Physique Committee and Gaspari Nutrition have chose seven athletes – Kevin Rainey, Rebecca Andrades, Lindsey Waters, Vicki Dowell, Geobanny Paula, Leila Thompson and Mary Stockbridge - as NPC Athletes of the Month for the month of May.
The 2013 LA Bodybuilding Championships and the Crown Jewel of the NPC, the USAs.
NPC Texas Chairman Lee Thompson talks about the upcoming 2013 NPC Texas State & IFBB Houston Pro show and the how, what, & when of registering to compete. Don't wait until the last minute! Register now at http://thompsonmusclecontest.com/
Follow Lee Thompson on twitter @NPCtexas (https://twitter.com/NPCTEXAS) and on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thompson-Muscle-Contest-NPC-Texas/149382805075768.
Register, Train, Go Get It!
Why are people so hypocritical? These days you would think the average bodybuilder is as guilty as a black guy walking through a Korean liquor store in Southern California. I remember when people were embarrassed to be out of shape and now it seems like it’s a rite of passage to be a sweaty fat slob. Since when did it become so strange and out of this world to see someone in public that actually takes care of themselves? It doesn’t matter if I’m at the grocery store, getting my oil changed, or even at the gym, somebody is in the background snickering, “that dude’s on shit!” Can you believe it? It’s so out of the norm nowadays to see a young or middle-aged man with a vein running down his bicep that he clearly must be on something. I’ve been getting accused of taking gear well before I ever heard the words Sustenon or Anadrol. And then there are the real ignorant folks who still believe creatine and protein drinks are steroids. It’s amazing to think these people are still allowed to vote, bear children, or get behind a steering wheel.