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Interviews

Meet MP Competitor David Lees

 

 

Joining 95605us at MensPhysique.com is MP Competitor David Lees.  Congrats on a great showing at your recent competition!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?  
I used to model when I was in college and training/bodybuilding has always been a huge part of my life.  I saw competing in Physique as a way to merge the 2 together and hopefully make a name for myself.


Can you tell us a little about the Competition you just competed in?
I competed at the IFBB North American Championships in Pittsburgh, PA in Men’s Physique “C” Class.  This was only my second national level/pro-qualifying event.

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Meet North American Overall MP Champion Anton Antipov

 

 

Joining anton antipovus today is the Overall MP Champ at the North Americans and new IFBB MP Pro Anton Antipov.  Congrats on the big win!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
I wanted to compete for a while, but I was always too slim for bodybuilding. Last year I heard about a new division called Men’s Physique, I saw it as a stepping stone towards bodybuilding, but there is so much room to grow in this division that I decided to stay in it and evolve and grow along with the division itself. On New Year’s I made 12 resolutions, one for each month of this year. One of those resolutions was to step on stage and compete in a Men’s physique show. I did that (at Steve Stone Metropolitan Championships 2012 where I got 4th place), but after stepping off stage I was hooked and wanted to go further with the idea, so I made it a goal of mine to see if I can improve and get 1st place. I started signing up for every show I could and the rest is history...

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Meet MP Competitor Chris White

 

 

Today MP1we are chatting with National Level MP Competitor Chris White.  Congrats on a great showing!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?  
Thanks Ian. Well actually my friend and team mate IFBB pro Dean Michael introduced me to our current coach Dan Hawtin of G-force.  I was looking to get into shape for a photo shoot so I met up with him to get a diet and within minutes of seeing me he said I should look into competing within men’s physique and the rest is history...

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Meet MP Competitor Ryan Hediger

 

 

JoiningAV9G8188 QXDKYZRVBD us today is Ryan Hediger.  Congrats on a great showing!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
Two years ago, I heard rumors of a Men’s Physique division coming about. Although I have always had an appreciation for bodybuilding and admired the dedication it took to step on stage, I never wanted to carry around that much muscle. When MP was introduced, I knew it was right up my alley.

Can you tell us a little about the show in which you just competed?
My most recent competition was the Warrior Classic. What a party! Between celebrating my girlfriend’s birthday, my birthday and my brothers first time competing, the weekend was unreal. Hands down the most fun I’ve had on stage! To sum it up, a great weekend spent with my family, closest friends, filled with amazing food…now that’s livin’!

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Meet MP Competitor Mike Montes

 

 

With488209 458516980836843 753946783 n us today is Mike Montes after making the switch from Bodybuilding to Physique.  Congrats on a great showing!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
Thanks D! In the past I have always competed in bodybuilding, but with this new up and coming class I decided to give it a try...

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Meet MP Competitor Corey Hammac

 

 

Joining  MG 6295-WEBus today is Corey Hammac.  Congrats on your recent Over-all win!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
I have been into lifting and sports nutrition since I was a freshman in high school.  Around my senior year, I became a huge fan of bodybuilding and have loved it for the last 10 years.  In 2008 I started training with a coach to start getting ready to compete in bodybuilding, but could never fully commit to it because of being in college, work, and having practice 4 times a week (I was a University of Louisville cheerleader, which is funny because IFBB pro Mike Liberatore cheered there in the early 2000’s as well!).  Once I graduated and was no longer practicing all the time, I needed something to do with my spare time.  Well, I love training, I knew plenty about nutrition and dieting (partially from working at a Major supplement retail chain for years and also my degree in Biology- which I focused on the health field & nutrition), and loved bodybuilding (but couldn’t ever see myself being 260 at 5’9 and enjoying life) so I looked into the Men’s Physique Division.  Plenty of people said I would do well, as I already had the body type that seemed to be winning, and I was used to being on a stage in front of thousands of people; so I gave it a shot and instantly fell in love with it.

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Meet MP Competitor Anthony Barillo

 

 

JoiningNP.JPG us today is College Student Anthony Barillo.  Congrats on a great showing!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
Ever since the day I started lifting I became fascinated by the bodybuilding world. I decided to enter my first competition in May 2011. I did the NGA Natural Philadelphia show. I didn’t have a trainer at the time but I researched and viewed forums daily trying to seek advice. I came into the show not completely prepared, and I just wasn’t muscular enough for the bodybuilding world. I didn’t end up placing at that show, but that is where I met my current trainer, who inspired me to try out a physique show. Physique seemed like more of an attainable goal for me because I knew I still have a lot of time ahead of me until my body grows to its fullest.

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Meet MP Competitor Tyler Markovich

 

 

Joining Axe!us today is the Overall Winner at the NPC Armburst Pro Gym Warrior Classic, Tyler Markovich.  Congrats on a great showing!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?  
My interest in Men’s Physique Division began at the start of the year through a friend that had been a huge influence in my life when I was younger. His name is Kyle VanHorn. He has always been into fitness and also competed in bodybuilding taking 1st and overall at his first and only competition. We both shared the passion of training and disciplining our bodies because it is so easily related to our faith.  After we spoke that night, I looked into Men’s Physique. It was just introduced the year before and still very new. I found the healthy lifestyle and discipline of Men’s Physique very appealing, so I decided to do a show.

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Meet MP Competitor Ben Rodriguez

 

 

Joining Ben Rodriquezus today is Ben Rodriguez.  First off, congrats on the awesome transformation and additionally congrats on a great showing!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
After losing the excess weight, living a healthy lifestyle, doing some fitness modeling here and there and being engaged to my fiancé, which has competed before got me started. I just love it!

Can you tell us a little about the show in which you just competed?
I just recently competed in my second competition at The NPC Southern States, placing 7th in class C men’s physique...

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Meet MP Competitor Micah Buck

 


JoiningIMG 0851 us today is Micah Buck.  Congrats on a great showing at the NPC Colorado State Championships!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
I came from a body building background with the ABA and throughout my service in the United States Marine Corps. Going into the Men’s Physique Division was a better choice for me than to do continue with the body building into the NPC. I have a multiple people, coaches, trainers, and fellow competitors tell me to try the Men’s Physique Division. They said that I have a very marketable look and would really look great in the Men’s Physique Division. So once I was Honorably Discharged from the United States Marine Corps in June of 2011, I decided to do a competition here in Colorado. The NPC Northern Colorado Championships was my first NPC Men’s Physique Division competition.

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Meet MP Competitor Kerry Brudos

 

 

Joining 381418 202757403136089 1754214985 nus today is Kerry Brudos.  Congrats on a great showing!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
Actually Ian, finally feeling confident with my body is why I wanted to compete in the Physique Division. I grew up the scrawny kid, which made me very self-conscious. I had been training for 5 years until I had met a friend who was getting ready for a show and asked if I was getting ready for the same one. That was huge for me, so I decided to take a leap and go for it. I did my research and fell in love with the Physique division!! I play golf at a competitive level and I love that with the Physique division I don’t have to get so big that I can’t swing the club anymore...

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Meet National Level MP Competitor David Gonzalez

 

 

Joining OAMGus today is National Level MP Competitor David Gonzalez.  Congrats on a great showing!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
What appealed me to the division was that it promoted a healthy look and lifestyle. It was a new and fast growing division that brought in tremendous athletes from various athletic backgrounds. To be aesthetic, well-proportioned and conditioned is something I continually strive to be. This division promotes that, and was a perfect opportunity for me to hone in my skills to see how I compared to other respectable athletes. More importantly, being that this division is still relatively new, I wanted to be a part of the elite group that helps shape where this division goes.

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Meet MP Competitor Critelli "Critter" Scatolini

 

 

Joining IMG 2136us today is the guy they call “Critter, Critelli Scatolini.  Congrats on a great showing!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
I have friends who compete and they pretty much forced me to do it... I'm naturally a very shy person so the first competition was very hard for me...


Can you tell us a little about the show in which you just competed?
It was The L.A. Championships in Culver City. I have competed in 4 shows in the past 6 weeks and this one had the highest caliber of competitors yet..  All the athletes deserved to place in my opinion....

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Meet MP Competitor Brian Harris

 

 

JoiningBrian Harris 2 us today is National Level MP Competitor Brian Harris. Congrats on a great showing at the Southern States! What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division? 

Well after the Army I needed another challenge so I decided to lift weights and was shooting to enter a Bodybuilding show, but I didn’t feel comfortable at 210 so I decided to pursue men’s physique


Can you tell us a little about the Competition in which you just competed?

Well I just got done doing Southern States and placed 4th in my place! The class was deep, it had 32 middle class guys competing. I qualified for Nationals.

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Meet MP Competitor Frank Fata

 

 

JoiningFrank Fata 1 us today is National level MP Competitor  Frank Fata.  Congrats on a great appearance at Team U!  So how did you find your way into the Men’s Physique Division?

I decided to compete in Men's Physique division because my body is just not built to be as big as a bodybuilder. I've alwas had the six pack ABS beach body. When I first saw men's physique division come out a couple of years ago, I knew I had to jump on board.

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Meet MP Competitor Jeremiah Towery

 

 

Joining FCPOTW2us today is Jeremiah Towery.  Welcome to the ranks of those that have competed on the national stage!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
Thanks, although I really wanted to finish a bit better than I did. I Love to compete as an athlete and with my career this is about the only thing I can manage to give my all to, plus being taller than most body builders I think the criteria fits my physique.

Can you tell us a little about the Competition in which you just competed?
Well I really was looking towards having a great showing, but it didn't turn out that way. I thought I was going to be upset; but, I really wasn't.  I wanted to learn everything I could to become what it takes to be a PRO!

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Meet IFBB MP Pro Guy Marquardt

 

 

MENS PHYSIQUE: 1124239997 V6sFY-MJoining us today is one of the newest IFBB MP Pro's Guy Marquardt. Congrats on a great showing earning your card at the Jr. USA's!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?

GUY MARQUARDT: In 2010 I competed in the GNC Natural Colorado open, after winning a gimmie trophy for 2nd place (there was only the two of us in my class) I spoke with the judges to see what I needed to bring up to have a better placing, all of the judges other than one said with my height they wanted to see 20+lbs on my frame. That’s when I knew bodybuilding was not going to be for me. I was ready to quit competing for the near future and then I heard that there was going to be a Men’s Physique division, I knew instantly this was going to be my division.

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Meet MP Competitor Mychal Beauchamp

 


Derek: 524025 441939872487251 153047521376489 96023975 523218341 nJoining us today is Mychal Steven Beauchamp.  Congrats on a great showing!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
Mychal: Thanks! I have competed in bodybuilding in the past and Men’s Physique is up and coming so I thought I’d give it a shot and see how I liked it. I loved it!!! I like how your stage presence and personality plays a part in winning because that IS a part of the total package.

 


D: Can you tell us a little about the Competition you just competed in?
M: April 14, 2012 was the First National qualifier of the year in Colorado!

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Interview with NPC California State Championship's MP Overall Winner David Kimmerle



Ian: We David-Kimmerle-fatare here with David Kimmerle, winner of the 2012 NPC Cal Championships. Thanks for joining us David.

David: Thanks for having me.


I: How did you feel going into the competition and what were you expecting?

D: I felt pretty good about my prep for the NPC CAL, I held myself accountable with all my tricks. My diet had me a little nervous as I was trying a new way of dialing in but I think it worked.

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Meet MP Competitor Johnny Johnson



Joining 564923 10150831274025149 651500148 11909815 619467751 nus today is Johnny Johnson.  Congrats on a great showing!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
Thank you, my first show I’ve ever competed in was bodybuilding at NPC Contra Costa 2011 placing 5th in novice middleweights.  I’m a drug free athlete, and although it was my only first show, I immediately knew It was going to be tough to compete in this sport.  Men’s physique was then announced, and I felt it catered to all athletes, especially drug free competitors.  

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Meet IFBB Pro Collin Humphrey



Joining us today is IFBB Pro Collin Humphrey. Collin LA Congrats on a great showing and earning your card!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?

Well I first got introduced to the NPC and IFBB about 3 years ago. I was training hard in the gym and figured why not just compete; I was putting the work in anyways. So I might as well do something with it. It seemed like every time I tried to do a body building show something would come up, until men’s physique came around. I was excited and thought that men’s physique was perfect for me! I Made the decision in March to compete and never looked back..

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