NATIONAL PHYSIQUE COMMITTEE AND GASPARI NUTRITION ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (February 15, 2013) - The National Physique Committee and Gaspari Nutrition have announced six competitors as the November Athletes of the Month – Brian Yersky, Juanita Blaino, Angela Skeels, Nicole Sims, Toni West and Vincent Fiore. All six of the winners won Overall titles at the NPC Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia last November.
What does it mean to train hard? Branch Warren thinks he trains hard—screaming “yeah mother fucker” and throwing down old rusted weights in Metro Flex has to count for something. What about those CrossFit douche bags? Ever try doing 8 ass-to-the-ground front squats, followed up by 10 pull-ups, no, wait, kip-ups, or was it a muscle-up—then run a 400-meter sprint around the track and immediately down a gallon of whole milk? It makes me want to puke just thinking about it. They must be training hard.
There may not be a hotter name in the bodybuilding industry right now than John Meadows. A recent guest on Heavy Muscle Radio hosted by Aaron Singerman, John discussed the many sides of Mountain Dog Training. One area the two spoke about was how John has managed to make himself an incredibly successful business man in the sport of bodybuilding. Many men and women have tried, but even more have failed. I caught up with John this past week to learn more about his business practices, how it all began, where he sees it going in the future, how Antoine Vallaint has helped spark his training popularity, and even his thoughts on being called a “Guru.”
Every red-blooded man out there has heard for years that certain actors and musicians are huge and ripped. As bodybuilders, we roll our eyes at every girl who has gushed over the ‘Fight Club’ abs of Brad Pitt, the arms of Vin Diesel, and the delts of Kelly Ripa. Yes, sadly its true, the starving body of Kelly Ripa has become the envy of girls around the country. I guess Ethiopians are hot these days. I only wish more girls would put down the Us Weekly magazine and start reading articles on Nicole Wilkins or Erin Stern. Lately I noticed Hollywood is taking a turn for the better. Jessica Biel actually has some quality muscle on her.
Olympic Medalist Marlen Esparza and 2012 Fighter of the Year Nonito Donaire train with the SNAC Team using new-school training techniques such as intermittent hypoxic mitt work and a scientific approach to nutritional supplementation.
Check out Nonito's tips for Marlen at the Undisputed Boxing Gym in San Carlos, CA, June 17, 2012.
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (January 30, 2013) - The National Physique Committee and Gaspari Nutrition have named Michael VanLeeuwen, Rene Marven, Corinna Booth, Maura Bouchard, Gerald Pressley, Ginger Martin and Kristine Duba Athletes of the Month for the month of October.
Each month, NPC President Jim Manion selects the Athletes of the Month in each of the organization’s seven divisions – Men’s and Women’s Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini, Fitness and Men’s and Women’s Physique – based on in-person analysis and on the information provided by contest promoters across the country and featured in the NPC News Online Contest Roundups.
A man in south Florida supplied performance-enhancing drugs to more than half a dozen major league players, including Alex Rodriguez, according to a Miami New Times report that officials at Major League Baseball believe will grow into a doping scandal that could rival the BALCO case that tarnished Barry Bonds.
Alex Rodriguez is once again at the center of a possible PED scandal. The newspaper reported Tuesday morning that Anthony Bosch, a self-styled biochemist seen frequently in Latin American baseball circles, distributed large amounts of human growth hormone, synthetic testosterone and other cocktails of PEDs to players who previously had not been linked, such as Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz.