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Interviews

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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Meet MP Competitor Ronnie Cline

 

 

 

Joining IMG 0004us today is MP Competitor Ronnie Cline.  Congrats on a great showing!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division? 

Thanks.  I’m a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor and constantly ask my class and clients to set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realist, and Timely) goals and realized one day that I didn’t have any, so I set this contest as a goal.


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Jonathan Antignani Interviews Before Arnold

311459 10150367610800997 502565996 8634136 2133736486 n-1Jonathan Antignani's time in the NPC has been short, but he's already making a name for himself. He placed 6th in the extremely competitive Men's Physique Division at the 2011 NPC Nationals, and has no set his sites on the Arnold Amateur!

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Meet IFBB MP Pro Angel Cordero



We DSC 7775 PACGCRULUUare here with IFBB MP Pro Angel Cordero. Congrats on earning your pro card in the first year of MP!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
I competed in my first BB show in 2009 and got smoked by good friend and now IFBB Pro Seth Feroce who won the overall. Seeing the package I needed to bring, I then decided to take time off to grow. I was going through the grind trying to bulk up like a lot of fellow competitors and got up to about 215 lbs. I ended up getting into a car accident and catching pneumonia within a 3 month span and lost almost all my gains. As I was rehabbing from my accident and getting over being sick I found out they were coming out with the new division and talked to a good friend of mine National competitor Brian Hoydic about prepping me for my first show. The rest is history.

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Meet Charles Anderson. Heart Attack One Day ON STAGE Three Weeks LATER!



Webest shot are here with Charles Anderson, thanks for joining us and Congrats on stepping BACK onto the stage! Now Charles you have had an interesting and challenging path to the MP stage. Can you tell us about what happened to push you towards the MP division?
 Well, first of all, thank you for giving me this opportunity to share my story. I was a NPC bodybuilder you a little less the 11 year, and have won my class in a few different shows, but after a poor showing at the Alaska State Championships, I had a heart attack!  This forced me out of training in a bodybuilding mentality and switching over to a more cardiovascular style of training.  This gave me a new lease on life, and competing in a Men's Physique competition here in Alaska


What did you learn from the experience and how has it changed your view of training and competing?
 
Well, the biggest thing I've learned is to not put your health at risk for any reason or anything.

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Meet MP Competitor Chad Abner

 


Joiningphoto us today is MP Competitor Chad Abner.  Congrats on a great showing!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?  
Thanks so much.  I have always followed bodybuilding and been involved, but when the Men’s Physique Division came about, I knew it was going to be my chance to participate.  I couldn’t be more excited about the addition of this division.  It’s an amazing opportunity for guys like me who have to stay really active and carrying around a lot of mass is not an option.


Can you tell us a little about the Competition in which you just competed?
The NPC KyMuscle Strength and Fitness Extravaganza is an amazing show.  It’s put together by promoter Brent Jones in Louisville, KY.  It has everything from IFBB pro figure to arm wrestling.  The men’s physique was deep.  There were 16 shredded guys in the tall class that I was in and 8 in the short class. 

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Meet MP Competitor Dexter Hardy

 

 

Todayimage Dexter Hardy is joining us.  Thanks for taking the time and also congrats on a great showing in Miami!  What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
I was introduced the Men’s Physique Division by Dexter Martin at GoLive Fitness in Atlanta, GA.  He approached me while working out one day in LA Fitness.  I have never considered myself to be a bodybuilder though.  I just generally like to stay fit and workout.

 

Can you tell us a little about the Competition you just competed in?
My most recent competition was NPC Nationals (Miami, FL) in November 2011.  It was the largest National show in the history of the NPC with 950+ competitors. It was great to be a part of such a monumental event.

 

 

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