A record number of competitors attended the Team Universe show this year in New Jersey. This is in no small part due to the massive influx of Men’s Physique Competitors flooding the stage as the division continues to pick up steam. As cross-overs are taken into account, over 160 men put on the boardshorts in the open classes in Teaneck spread across six height classes. In the 35+ master’s class, a total of 35 men hit their quarter turns in four height classes in hopes of earning their pro card. Finally in the 40+ master’s class 14 more MP men represented the division proudly divided into two height classes.
Pro cards were awarded across all height and age classes. Congrats to the 18 new IFBB Pro’s as well as the rest of the 160+ men that made all of us Men’s Physique competitors proud!
Greg Romero says, “You are somebody and you will make this day count!”
Greg Romero, age 45, from Denver, Colorado, has been training for 24 years! This middle school teacher has his BA in History and currently resides in Henderson, Colorado. Let’s learn more about this Men’s Physique competitor!
We all know what a plateau is, but for giggles I wanted to provide the definition, just to make sure that we are all on the same page.
One dictionary defined plateau as a situation where something has stalled that was progressing forward previously. Another dictionary defines it as a level or period of relative stability, or relatively little change.
Creatine has been established as an important component of maximal muscle growth, strength and energy in the world of weightlifting, hence its almost ubiquitous presence in pre-workout formulations. Though creatine can be formed in the kidneys and liver from arginine, glycine and methionine, weightlifters should supplement this production, either by taking powdered creatine supplements such as creatine monohydrate, or by consuming large amounts of creatine-rich foods.
Corey Sayles, Men’s Physique Competitor Helping Others Along the Way
Corey Sayles, age 36, of Odessa, Texas, and currently residing in San Francisco, California, has been training three years. Sayles is an NASM certified personal trainer, working on his BS in kinesiology. He is a personal trainer and the general manager of Alex Fitness – Castro.
With us today is Peter Jameson. Congrats on a great showing! What made you decide to compete in Men’s Physique Division?
After competing in bodybuilding and placing well – just not with a win or top 2 – I decided to talk with the judges. They informed me that I had a good look for Men’s Physique. Decided to compete in the Dennis James Classic in Arizona last weekend, May 31st and was able to place first in the novice class and 4th in the open class giving me the opportunity to compete in Junior Nationals. I have a new hunger with Men’s Physique and I believe an aesthetically appealing body for the sport and potential sponsorships.