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2014 Ultimate Warriors Pro Women’s Physique Competitors


Ten women are slated to compete this weekend at the 2014 Ulimate Warriors Pro Women’s Physique competition in San Diego, California. A quick look at the list, the smart bet would be on Heather Grace for the win. There are only ten women slated to compete but the event should be competitive.

2014 Ultimate Warriors Pro Women’s Physique Competitors
San Diego, California – November 1, 2014

Vicki Diaz
Heather Grace
Marnie Holley
Candrea Judd Adams
Katerina Kyptova
Jodi Marchuck
Loana Paula Muttoni
Claire O’Connell
Leonie Ross
Gillian Ward



2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Results


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Complete results for the 2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro event which featured over 160 competitors in Phoenix, Arizona.

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Results
Phoenix, AZ – October 25-26, 2014

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Fitness Results
1. Sarah Kovach
2. Whitney Jones
3. Ryall Graber
4. Chika Aluka
5. Kelcie Gahley
6. Allison Ethier
7. Nita Marquez
8. Amanda Hatfield
9. Hollie Stewart
10. Kimberly Stroup
11. Holly Semanoff
12. Shelly Paton
13. Tanis Tzavaras
14. Susana Cacavieli
15. Irene Nunn
16. Sherry Boudreau
16. Babette Mulford
16. Debbie Sizemore
16. Shannon Siemer

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Figure Results
1. Vera Mallett
2. Ivana Ivusic
3. Josie Zamora
4. Brittany Campbell
5. Tamara Sedlack
6. Beckie Boddie
7. Olga Karavayeva
8. Carly Sparling Horrell
9. Dawn Fernandez
10. Melissa Spiegel
11. Susana Ramirez
12. Shalako Bradberry
13. Amber Crowder
14. Bruna Miyagui
15. Kimberly Jones
16. Agnese Russo
16. Beckie Boddie
17. Denise Rose
18. Shianne Behan
18. Jennifer Brown
18. Kim Clark
18. Virginia Coffman
18. Sarah Dominguez
18. Elizabeth Jenkins
18. Danielle Kiffer
18. Linda Potter
18. Viviana Baca Servin
18. Lacy Smith
18. Melissa Smith
18. Karly Woodle

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Bikini Results
1. Sarah LeBlanc
2. Francesca Lauren
3. Lindsey Waters
4. Bianca Berry
5. Tatiana Koshman
6. Alexa Hotaling
7. Yarishna Ayala
8. Breena Martinez
9. Janelle Saitone-McGuire
10. Iveth Carreon
11. Edna Olivas
12. Lorena Bucio
13. Lisa Asuncion
14. Krissy Chin
15. Jessica James
16. Jennifer Stevens
17. Cindy Villalobos
18. Michelle Brannan
18. Karey A Grabow
18. Jessica Gutierrez
18. Solmay Hernandez
18. Lisette Howard
18. Jessica Lynn
18. Lisa Kelly
18. Camile Periat
18. Cecile Palacios
18. Cristina Mendivil
18. Joni Lyn Ortiz
18. Lisa Roy
18. Lindsey Wells
DNF – Sheena Jayne Anderton

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Women’s Physique Results
1. Teresita Morales
2. Heather Grace
3. Tamee Marie
4. Jamie Postill
5. La’Drissa Bonivel
6. Susan Salazar
7. Natalia Batova
8. Asha Hadley
9. Nekole Hamrick
10. Antoinette Downie
11. Margarita Charalm
12. Shannon Byers
13. Jennifer Robinson
14. Loana Paula Muttoni
15. Erin Lawson
16. Katerina Kyptova
17. Laura Boisacq
17. Andrea Ferreira
17. Cassandra Floyd
17. Marnie Holley
17. Hannah Hallman
17. Marina Lopez
17. Dawniel King
17. Jayla McDermott
17. Jodi Marchuck
17. Tannaz Malek Nasta
17. Rita Rae
17. Kelli Schrader
17. Rebecca Schubeck
17. Casie Shepherd
17. Shelly Yakimchuk
17. Tracy Weller

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Men’s Bodybuilding Results
1. Mohamed Bannout
2. Johnnie Jackson
3. Brad Rowe
4. Ben White
5. Fred Smalls
6. Grigori Atoyan
7. Pablo Ayala Zayas
8. An Nguyen
9. Franklin Roberson
10. Lloyd Dollar
11. Mike Johnson
12. Nikitas Manolakas
13. Alden Gamet

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Men’s 212 Bodybuilding Results
1. Jose Raymond
2. Mark Dugdale
3. Ahmad Ahmad
4. Tricky Jackson
5. Marvin Ward
6. John Sherman
7. Gamal Al Maadawy
8. Troy Tate
9. Leonardo Pacheco
10. Wendell Floyd
11. Peter Ciccone
12. Bola Ojex
13. Jose Bustamante
14. Marcos Cardona
15. Breon Ansley
16. Lyndon Belgrave
16. Shavis Higa
16. Lorenzo Jones
16. Hennie Kotze
16. Daron Lytle
16. Richie Langit
16. Luis Santa

2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Men’s Physique Results
1. Jason Poston
2. Michael Ferguson
3. Xavisus Gayden
4. Ryan Hinton
5. David Gonzalez
6. Damir Delic
7. Nick Adams
8. Frank Griffin
9. Matt Christianer
10. Edgar Julian Gonzalez
11. Qaadir Majeed
12. Mariusz Czerniewicz
13. Murat Demir
14. Darnell Moss
15. Chris Williamson
16. Greg Jones
17. Evan Gryka
17. Freddy Naidu
17. Pierre Vuala



Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano booked for Feb. 28th – UFC 184


UPDATE: UFC President Dana White announced today (October 29th) that Rousey Vs Zingano will be held in Los Angeles on February 28, 2015. The event will take place as the co-main event at the Staples Center.


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The Women’s UFC Bantamweight Title will be on the line when Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano face off at UFC 182 on January 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight was confirmed by UFC president Dana White on UFC Tonight. The women will be the co-main event along side the Light-Heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier.

Both women are undefeated in the octagon. Before Cat’s last fight the champ shared this on instagram.

Been waiting a long time for this fight to happen… Best of luck to @CatZingano tonight 👊😼

A photo posted by rondarousey (@rondarousey) on

There’s a mutual respect between the two women and don’t expect too much shit talking leading into the fight. Rousey is coming off a 16 second routing over Alexis Davis in 175 and Zingano won via TKO over Amanda Nunes at 178. Let’s hope everyone stays healthy to kick the new year off with one helluva show.

Lead photo via instagram



Marathoners are a Different Breed


marathoners are a different breed
The 2014 TCS New York City Marathon is quickly approaching (November 2nd) and if you’ve ever ran a marathon you know how challenging they are. Shoe maker Asics shared, “Marathoners are a different breed. We know the strength, commitment and dedication it takes to be one of the 541,000 – less than 1% of the population – who complete marathons every year. Our world is full of meticulous planning; getting up before the sun; of personal sacrifice and gasping as we struggle to finish that last mile. But there’s more to it. We do it because we love it, and because it’s fun. Most of all, we run because we can’t live without it.”

 

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Check out the infographic by Asics.



Mikaela Shiffrin & Reusch to Develop Signature Glove


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MIKAELA SHIFFRIN WITH REUSCH EXTENSION OF THE PARTNERSHIP
Professional alpine athlete keeps on trusting in Reusch

American Mikaela Shiffrin and German glove specialist Reusch will extend their close partnership and moreover announce a special signature glove model for the next winter season 2015/2016.

Reusch is proud to state the extension of the agreement with Mikaela Shiffrin, present and future star in professional alpine ski racing. Beside this partnership, Mikaela will participate in developing a piste skiing glove for ladies. A young and fresh glove with lots of dynamic is what we can expect.

Reusch CEO Erich Weitzmann says: “We are proud to have the chance to develop a special signature glove with Mikaela. She has already reached so much at her early age, being Olympic champion, World Champion, and winner of World Cups. All these achievements are incredibly inspiring to all of us at Reusch and we will keep on working hard to prove her and also all our athletes, our retailers and end consumers out there that all our products will benefit from this positive energy.”

And it is not only the Reusch team that is celebrating the partnership and the fruitful exchange with professional athletes.

“I feel honored and excited to soon create my own signature glove with Reusch for my free skiing time out there! It will be a glove that my family, friends and all my fans can wear and have some fun with on the slopes. All I have been winning I won with Reusch. They just develop the best products in terms of fit and protection. For me there haven’t been any doubts that Reusch and their gloves will accompany me for many more years. I have to concentrate on so many things during my job; so knowing that Reusch takes care of my hands is a relief I am thankful for!” replies Mikaela Shiffrin.

To Mikaela and all our partner athletes we wish the best of luck for the upcoming World Cup season! Thanks you for trusting in Reusch!

Photo and announcement Via reusch.com



2014 IFBB Titans Grand Prix Pro Results


2014 Titans Grand Prix

Tamee Marie can head into the new year a bit more relaxed now that’s she’s qualified for the 2015 Olympia. She beat out a competitive field at the 2014 IFBB Titans Grand Prix Pro for her third Women’s Physique win of the year. The win qualifies her for next year’s Olympia. Coming in second was Katerina Kyptova and rounding out the top three was Desunka Dawson from Dallas, Texas. The men’s physique competition was won by Xavius Gayden.

2014 IFBB Titans Grand Prix Pro Results
Culver City, California – October 18, 2014

2014 IFBB Titans Grand Prix Pro Women’s Physique Results
1. Tamee Marie
2. Katerina Kyptova
3. Desunka Dawson
3. Leonie Rose
5. Loana Paula Muttoni
6. Jodi Marchuk
7. Erin Lawson
8. Candrea Judd-Adams
9. Twana Barnett-Ferguson
10. Marnee Winn
11. Andrea Ferreira
12. Shannon Byers
13. Marina Lopez
14. Robin Connell
15. Natalia Batova
16. Kelli Schrader

2014 IFBB Titans Grand Prix Pro Men’s Physique Results
1. Xavius Gayden
2. Jake Alvarez
3. Arya Saffaie
4. Joseph Lee
5. Dean Balabis
6. Nick Adams
7. Kyle Moore
8. Michael Saffaie
9. Donte Tanner
10. Jonny Bernstein
11. Tyler Anderson
12. Greg Jones
13. Carlos Ferrer
14. T.A. Martin
15. Darnell Moss
16. Todd Abrams
16. Ronald Alexander
16. Kameron Bailey
16. Tracy Burr
16. Mariusz Czerniewicz
16. Murat Demir
16. Rodney Razor
16. Robert Simpson
16. Tony Tirado



2014 IFBB Fort Lauderdale Pro Competitor Lists


The 2014 IFBB Fort Lauderdale Pro will feature the Bikini and Men’s Physique divisions. The odds-on favs heading into the show have to be Stephanie Mahoe and Bianca Berry. Stephanie is coming off an appearance at the Olympia and Bianca has been on a roll since her return to competition this summer.

2014 IFBB Fort Lauderdale Pro Competitor Lists
Fort Lauderdale, FL – October 18, 2014

2014 IFBB Fort Lauderdale Pro Bikini
Gigi Amurao
Stefanie Bambrough
Bianca Berry
Denita Clark
Elia Fernandez
Jazmeen Hernandez
Jessica James
Ruth Jean
Michelle Johnson
Anna Kiseleva
Stephanie Mahoe
Shandy Ortiz
Catherine Radulic
Jessica Renee
Sana Shah
Michelle Sylvia

2014 IFBB Fort Lauderdale Pro Men’s Physique
Matthew Acton
Andre Adams
Anton Anitpov
Emmanuel Banks
Justin Busiere
Joe Cantu
Jacques Dalce, Jr
Brian Epstein
Michael Ferguson
Daniel Garcia
Denis Gusev
Sheridan Hause
David Herskovitz
Ron Knighton
Muhsin Nasir
Aaron O’Connell
Butch Rolle
Pierre Vuala
Jermaine Ward



2014 IFBB Titans Grand Prix Competitor Lists


The IFBB Titans Grand Prix Competitor lists have been announced for the October 18th competition in Culver City, California. The men and women’s physique will be held in conjunction with a NPC event.

2014 IFBB Titans Grand Prix Women’s Physique:
Twana Barnett
Natalia Batova
Shannon Byers
Robin Connell
Andrea de Carvalho Ferreira
Candrea Judd Adams
Katerina Kyptova
Erin Lawson
Marina Lopez
Jodi Marchuck
Tamee Marie
Loana Paula Muttoni
Leonie Rose
Kelli Schrader
Marnee Winn

2014 IFBB Titans Grand Prix Men’s Physique:
Todd Abrams
Nick Adams
Ron Alexander
Jake Alvarez
Tyler Anderson
Kameron Bailey
Dean Balabis
Jonny Bernstein
Tracy Burr
Mariusz Czerniewicz
Murat Demir
Carlos Ferrer
Xavisus Gayden
Greg Jones
Joseph Lee
T.A. Martin
Kyle Moors
Darnell Moss
Rodney Razor
Arya Safaie
Michael Saffaie
Robert Simpson
Donte Tanner
Tony Tirado

2014 IFBB Titans Grand Prix Men’s Masters Physique:
Todd Abrams
Ron Alexander
Tracy Burr
Murat Demir
Greg Jones
James Pante
Robert Simpson
Donte Tanner
Tony Tirado



US Wins First Major Women’s Volleyball Title


US wins first major women’s volleyball title
MILAN (AP) – Kimberly Hill led the United States to its first major women’s volleyball title, scoring 20 points in a 3-1 victory over China on Sunday in the world championships.

Hill had the final kill, and captain Christa Dietzen added 15 points in the Americans’ 27-25, 25-20, 16-25, 26-24 victory before 12,600 fans at the Mediolanum Forum.

“We came here to make history and we made it,” said U.S. coach Karch Kiraly, a three-time Olympic champion. “It was a tough battle, but we made it.”

The U.S. women had never won the world championships, World Cup or Olympics. The Americans finished second in the world championships in 1967 and 2002.

“It’s the first time for the USA and we made it,” said Dietzen, the Hopewell Township, Pennsylvania, player who had knee surgery in December. “We represented present and future volleyball programs, but most importantly we did it together.”

The 6-foot-4 Hill, from Portland, Oregon, was selected the tournament’s most valuable player and best spiker. She was 19 of 31 with only one fault and had 13 digs and 25 excellent receptions on 39 attempts.

“I feel ecstatic and happy and just cannot believe it is real,” Hill said. “The award was a surprise and I still cannot believe it either, it is just amazing. Tonight it is everything. Eating, drinking and we are just going to celebrate being together.”

Alisha Glass of Leland, Michigan, was honored as the best setter. She had 36 running sets, 53 still sets and four faults.

“I can’t find the words,” Glass said. “I am incredibly proud of this team, of the USA Volleyball organization, everybody that played a part. It was such a team win. We did something that’s never been done. This is only the beginning. We’re going to get better and better.”

Zeng Chunlei led China with 20 points.

“I would like to congratulate Lang Ping and her team,” Kiraly said. “They played a marvelous tournament. After we got a 2-0 lead we knew China would never give up. It was a battle to the end and they have some great young players, as do we.

“I hope that we will be playing against each other in the future. It is just good for the sport to have teams with such history performing at a high level.”

In Saturday’s semifinals, the U.S. stunned top-ranked Olympic champion Brazil 3-0.

Brazil beat Italy 25-15, 25-13, 22-25, 22-25, 15-7 in the bronze-medal match.

© 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.



GENERATION IRON Airs on ESPN


NEWS RELEASE
The Vladar Company announces the world television premiere of GENERATION IRON, the 2013 documentary that serves as the first-ever contemporary update in the classic bodybuilding film series, on Friday, October 10th at 11pm ET on ESPN.

The latest installment in the popular franchise that dates back to 1977’s PUMPING IRON featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, GENERATION IRON examines the sport of professional bodybuilding as it is today and looks at the lives, attitudes and dedication of the latest generation of top bodybuilders on their journey to achieve the ultimate goal – to be crowned Mr. Olympia. The Academy Award® nominated actor Mickey Rourke narrates the film, which also features appearances by Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno.

“We’re thrilled to have GENERATION IRON make its debut on ESPN, the finest TV outlet for sports programming,” said Vlad Yudin, co-founder and principal of The Vladar Company and the writer/director of the film. “GENERATION IRON has been rolling out across the world for the past year and its television premiere will bring its remarkable story to an even larger audience,” said Edwin Mejia, Producer and principal at The Vladar Company.

GENERATION IRON was released theatrically in the U.S. and Canada in September, 2013, coinciding with the 2013 Mr. Olympia competition in Las Vegas, ringing up an opening box office total of $245,000, which made it the biggest documentary opening of 2013. The film held its position as the #1 documentary in the US at the box office for three consecutive weeks and has since grossed more than $1,000,000.00 at the worldwide box office. GENERATION IRON’s commercial success is matched by its critical acclaim, with the film scoring an 80% critics’ approval rating and an 86% audience approval rating at review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

The film’s success continues to grow as it debuts overseas this month as GENERATION IRON is available worldwide on iTunes as of September 9, 2014. Additionally, an Extended Director’s Cut of GENERATION IRON, which delves deeper in the lives of bodybuilding’s biggest stars and their quest to for the Mr. Olympia crown, made its iTunes debut in the U.S. on Sept 9, 2014.

More information on GENERATION IRON can be found at the film’s official website at http://www.Vladar.com.

About The Vladar Company:
The Vladar Company is a media and entertainment company, led by Vlad Yudin and Edwin Mejia. Since its inception in 2008, the company has catered to the market’s growing need for entertainment content across multiple platforms. The company focuses on developing, financing and packaging a library of intellectual properties with its producing partners at leading Hollywood and International production studios. The company is becoming a leading producer of many genres and multiple mediums in US and international markets.

Vladar will continue to develop, finance and release projects in different formats as well as create and build brands with partners and investors around the world. Vladar will also focus on creating and developing new distribution models and contribute to the success of independent film and TV production. Its sales and operations will expand nationally and internationally.



espnW Announces Sponsors for its Fifth Annual Women + Sports Summit


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NEWS RELEASE
espnW Announces Sponsors for its Fifth Annual Women + Sports Summit
Today espnW announced the roster of sponsors for its fifth annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota. This year’s Summit, held October 8-10 in Dana Point, Calif., is themed “Making an Impact” and will again gather thought leaders and influencers from the sports industry and beyond to focus on creating greater opportunity for women in sports. Toyota returns as the presenting sponsor, along with returning sponsors CoverGirl, Gatorade, JBL and Under Armour. The latest blue-chip company to join the roster is EY.

In addition to branding and on-site integrations, the sponsorships feature digital and social activations across espnW’s platforms. As presenting sponsor, Toyota will again recognize and honor three “Everyday Heroes,” an award that celebrates individuals making a difference for women and girls in their local communities through sports.
Beauty and cosmetics partner CoverGirl will showcase its #GirlsCan campaign through print and digital quote tiles featuring female athletes who have broken barriers throughout history. The brand will also gift guests with products at the Summit’s gifting suite.

Gatorade, the sports nutrition sponsor for the fourth consecutive year, will provide guests with Gatorade products at all “points of sweat” throughout the venue, including morning runs, core training, surfing, yoga and cycling. James Carter from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute will participate in the Summit’s performance panel, “Human Potential and Pushing Beyond Our Limits.”

JBL, the official sound partner, will gift guests with their latest JBL Reflect BT Wireless Sport headphones, a product developed with key insights and feedback provided by 2013 Summit attendees. JBL will also present Surf Camp at the Summit, with hands-on surf instructions in and out of the water during the Summit sport activities sessions.

Under Armour, the Summit’s official training partner, will gift all attendees with innovative apparel, footwear and accessories from their elevated women’s collection. The brand will also present Todd Durkin’s I.M.P.A.C.T Challenge, as well as yoga classes with international instructor Kathryn Budig, as part of the Summit’s sports activities.

The Summit’s newest partner, EY, will be featuring its Women Athletes Business Network, a program focused on harnessing the untapped leadership potential of female athletes after their retirement from sport. Athletes and executives will have an opportunity to sign up for the program in the gifting suite.

The Summit will be held for the second straight year at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort. For more information about The espnW: Women + Sports Summit and to see the complete agenda visit www.espnWsummit.com or follow on Twitter with @espnW and #espnWsummit.

About espnW
espnW serves women who love sports. espnW.com provides an engaging environment that offers total access to female athletes and the sports they play, takes fans inside the biggest events, and shares a unique point of view on the sports stories that matter most to women. Founded in July, 2010, espnW lives across television, films, events, digital and social platforms. The annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit is the leading event of its kind in the sports industry. The Women’s Sports Foundation is a charity of choice for espnW.



2014 IFBB Nordic Pro Competitors & Hardbody Preview


2014 Nordic Pro

The IFBB PROS will be back in action this weekend at the 2014 Nordic Pro. The competition will feature the men’s bodybuilding and women’s pro bikini. Anna Virmajoki took top honors last year and one to watch again this year. Although she beat a number of the women on the list last year, she’ll have a much tougher road to the top this time around. Tawna Eubanks has won two shows already this year and would be a likely candidate for number three. I like the look that Margret Gnarr and Christina Strom Fjaere bring to the stage. They have more a more athlete look to their bikini bodies than some of the other women. Noemi Olah will be one to watch in this lineup as she’s coming off a second place finish last week at the Prague Pro. Michelle Lewin is a fan favorite and this will be her first test as a pro in the International competition. She was on the outside of the Olympia Point Series by a single point and depending on which look she brings could be one to watch. She often carries too much muscle in her legs for the judges’ liking. Sara Back will be making her IFBB Pro debut and one of Finland’s finest. She took top honors at the 2013 Arnold Europe competition.

2014 IFBB Nordic Pro Bikini Competitors
Valeria Ammirato, Germany
Sara Back, Finland
Lacey DeLuca, USA
Tawna Eubanks, USA
Christina Strom Fjaere, Norway
Aly Garcia, USA
Margret Gnarr, Iceland
Anna Larsson, Sweden
Michelle Lewin, Venezuela
Noemi Olah, Hungary
Jessica Renee, USA
Anna Virmajoki, Finland

2014 IFBB Nordic Pro Bodybuilding Competitors
Vladimir Agrinskiy, Russia
Dainius Barzinskas, Lithuania
Robert Burneika, USA
Oleg Emelianov, Russia
Timo Honkala, Finland
Johnnie Jackson, USA
Jeno Kiss, Hungary
Alexey Lesukov, Russia
Steve Kuclo, USA
Alexandre Nataf, France
Robert Piotrkowicz, Poland
Rudy Richards, USA
Ronny Rockell, Germany
Nikitas Sotirios Manolakas, Greece
Alex Shabunia, Belarus
Mario Van Steenberghe, Belgium
Roelly Winklaar, Curacao

The show will take place on October 11, 2014 and held in conjunction with the Nicole Wilkins Amateur Championships. Visit nordicfitnessexpo.com for more information.



IKEA asks “Have you been working out?”


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Swedish furniture retailer, IKEA is taking the kill people with kindness and flattery approach with their new “motivational mirror”. Their Youtube channel featured the video below with the message, “With well over two-thirds of Britons claiming image insecurity and self-doubt, IKEA have today announced the launch of the ‘Motivational Mirror’ – bestowing personalised compliments to provide the nation with a much needed morale boost.”

Who doesn’t enjoy a compliment?

According to IKEA, they discovered…
• 49% of Brits receive no compliments in an average week
• 43.6 million people in the UK are self-critical about their appearance
• 33% of the nation feel they look their worst before 9am on a Monday morning
• IKEA trials ‘Motivational Mirror’ to raise the nation’s egos

Myriam Ruffo, Head of Bedrooms and Bathrooms, IKEA UK & Ireland said:

“We all know how that first look in the bathroom or bedroom mirror can determine whether we have a good or bad day. That’s why we thought – wouldn’t it be great if the mirror actually told you something positive for a change!

“It’s often the small things that make the biggest difference – something that became evident in our recently published Life at Home report which studied how Britons feel in the morning. We believe that starting the day positively, by having a good night’s sleep, quality time with loved ones, or a boost to our self-esteem, will have knock-on effects that shape not only the mood of the individual, but that of the nation.”



2014 IFBB Border States Pro Figure Results


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The IFBB Border States Pro Figure was held in San Diego, California and it was the first chance for the women in the division to qualify for the 2015 Olympia. Those who finish in second through fifth collected points towards the Olympia Point Series. Allison Frahn won her first pro show and did so in unanimous fashion on the judges’ scoresheet. Coming in second was Colorado’s Karen Noorlun and in third was Julie Mayey. There was also a Master’s Figure competition where Karen Noorlun took home top honors.

2014 IFBB Border States Pro Figure Results
1. Allison Frahn
2. Karen Noorlun
3. Julie Mayer
4. Shalako Bradberry
5. Kimberly Jones
6. Josie Zamora
7. Krista Dunn
8. Nancy Bowlin
9. Dawn Fernandez
10. Jill Dunn
11. Zsuzsanna Toldi
12. Sherlyn Roy
13. Kim Clark
14. Tamara Sedlack
15. Sidibe Khoudiedji
16. Marci Colliau
16. Darcy DeFrees
16. Jennifer DeJoya
16. Vanessa Jacobs

2014 IFBB Border States Pro Masters Figure Results
1. Karen Noorlun
2. Josie Zamora
3. Krista Dunn
4. Nancy Bowlin
5. Dawn Fernandez
6. Kim Clark
7. Sherlyn Roy
8. Tamara Sedlack
9. Marci Colliau
10. Jennifer DeJoya
11. Vanessa Jacobs

See contest photos here.



2014 IFBB Prague Pro Results


2014 Prague Pro
The IFBB Pro circuit continues this weekend with the 2014 Prague Pro. The competition featured Men’s Bodybuilding, Men’s 212 Bodybuilding and the Bikini division. There were no real surprises to those who follow the Bikini division with India Paulino the highest ranking competitor in the line-up taking home the win. The alleviates the stress from having to qualify for the 2015 Bikini Olympia for her. Noemi Olah jumped back into a top spot finishing in second. Moving up from her 16th place Olympia finish into third was Christina Strøm Fjære from Norway. This was just her third pro show and she’s one to keep an eye on in the future.

Flex Lewis defended his 212 title & Dennis Wolf wins the open bodybuilding. The big story in the men’s division was Kai Greene dropping out after prejudging citing undisclosed medical issues.

2014 IFBB Prague Pro Results Bikini
Placing – Name – Prize Winnings
1. India Paulino – $7,000
2. Noemi Olah – $4,000
3. Christina Strøm Fjære – $2,500
4. Vladimira Krasova – $2,000
5. Sofiia Tandilian – $1,500
6. Lacey Deluca – $1,000
7. Michelle Brannan – $500
8. Margret Gnarr – $500
9. Valeria Ammirato – $500
10. Aly Garcia – $500

2014 IFBB Prague Pro Results 212 Bodybuilding
Placing – Name – Prize Winnings
1. Flex Lewis – $10,000
2. Baito Abbaspour – $5,500
3. Jose Raymond – $3,000
4. Guy Cisternino – $2,000
5. Ahmad Ahmad – $1,500
6. Lee Powell – $1,000
7. Andre Regestein – $500
8. Pierre Chamoun – $500
9. Vicente Santamaria – $500
10. Terzo Mirsad – $500

2014 IFBB Prague Pro Results Men’s Open Bodybuilding
Placing – Name – Prize Winnings
1. Dennis Wolf – $60,000
2. Dexter Jackson – $30,000
3. Shawn Rhoden – $20,000
4. Roelly Winklaar – $20,000
5. Steve Kuclo – $10,000
6. Juan Morel – $5,000
7. Victor Martinez – $1,000
8. William Bonac – $1,000
9. Johnnie Jackson – $1,000
10. Ronnie Rockel – $1,000



IFBB Bikini Pro Stacey Alexander Joins Formulation One Nutrition


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Stacey Alexander has positioned herself as one of the top IFBB Bikini Pros in the world and she’s parlayed that success into a new endorsement deal. Formulation One, a growing supplement company, has announced the addition of Stacey to their expanding team of athletes. Stacey runs A-Team Training Center in Las Vegas, NV and was named Bodybuilding.com Trainer of the Month earlier this year.

Congratulations Stacey and props to Formulation One for showing their support to the women’s side of the fitness industry.

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Stacey Alexander Joins Formulation One Nutrition
Bikini Olympia 3rd Place Finisher Signs Exclusive Deal

Emerging supplement company Formulation One Nutrition continues its momentum with the announcement of a new addition to its Performance Team. IFBB Pro Bikini Star Stacey Alexander, a 3rd place finisher at last month’s Bikini Olympia, has signed an exclusive deal to represent the brand.

In addition to her current standing as one of the most dynamic bikini “personalities” in the world, Alexander is regarded as one of the most diverse achievers in the industry, with an extensive background in kickboxing, CrossFit and nutrition. Formulation One CEO Dan Solomon explains, “Stacey’s passion is infectious. She’s a high energy, multi-dimensional, world-class athlete, who lives each day in pursuit of peak performance. We’re very excited to welcome Stacey to our team.”

“Formulation One is a great fit for me.” says Alexander. “Not only are the products great, but the brand is well positioned to do some pretty amazing things. I’m excited to be a part of it.”

J.M. Manion, Alexander’s manager at FMG adds, “Stacey Alexander and Formulation One are a perfect match. Their combination of creative energy should translate to great things for everyone involved.”

Makers of the popular Cherry-Lemonade and Watermelon Pre-Workout, along with the All-In-One Men’s Performance Formula, Formulation One recently announced U.S. distribution with Europa Sports Products.

When Hardbody reached out to Solomon for comment, he responded, “She’s not only one of the top bikini stars in the world, but she also has enough energy to power a small country!” Hard to argue with that.

Find Formulation One online at www.PrepareToPerform.com.

Follow Formulation One on Facebook and twitter.

Stacey Alexander



All Women Sports Show “We Need to Talk” Airs on CBS Sports Network


NEW YORK (AP) — What perfect timing.

An all-women sports show premieres Tuesday night after weeks of NFL domestic violence cases dominating the headlines. Co-coordinating producer Emilie Deutsch has spent a lot of time listening to that male bastion of sports talk radio to prepare for the gig, and she marvels that “I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard someone say, ‘Well, I talked to my wife about this and my wife said this.'”

A core panel of a dozen female commentators will get to speak for themselves on “We Need to Talk,” which airs on cable channel CBS Sports Network. The weekly, hour-long, prime-time show is the first of its kind.

To Deutsch and fellow coordinating producer Suzanne Smith, the all-women cast makes it completely different than other sports programs — yet no different at the same time.

Smith notes that “The NFL Today” studio is next door to that of “We Need to Talk,” and she believes any of her 12 commentators could comfortably slide onto that set.

“They can talk the talk,” said Smith, the only woman currently producing or directing NFL games.

But CBS wouldn’t be doing the show unless its executives believed their talk would offer a different perspective.

“They bring their experiences as young girls, women, mothers, daughters to the topics,” said Deutsch, a vice president of features and original programming.

The main panelists are a mix of veteran broadcasters and former pro athletes. CBS is using five of its own announcers: Pro Football Hall of Fame honoree Lesley Visser; former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask; sideline reporters Tracy Wolfson and Allie LaForce; and radio host Dana Jacobson. They are joined by reporter Andrea Kremer of NFL Network and HBO Sports, boxer Laila Ali, basketball stars Lisa Leslie and Swin Cash, swimmers Dara Torres and Summer Sanders, and tennis player Katrina Adams.

This is not a show specifically about women’s sports, unless they happen to be a major source of news. The domestic violence charges against star U.S. Soccer goalie Hope Solo will likely be discussed during Tuesday’s premiere — a subject that has received plenty of mainstream media attention in the context of the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice case.

The first two planned segments Tuesday are on the league’s response to domestic violence allegations, hardly a stretch considering that has been by far the biggest sports story of the last month.

“(Viewers) are craving these women’s voices now more than ever before,” Smith said Monday.

“We Need to Talk” was announced in late August and in the works long before that. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was facing criticism at the time for handing Rice a two-game suspension, but only later did the issue become massive national news when TMZ released video of the Baltimore running back assaulting his then-fiancee.

Goodell, who had since acknowledged that the initial punishment was too lenient, suspended Rice indefinitely after the Ravens released him.

“All these things happened that totally needed a women’s perspective also,” Leslie said. “You had men addressing abuse that’s happening to a woman. What do women think?”

Leslie also thinks, though, that she brings a perspective of a hardcore fan no different from the male sports talk radio hosts she loves to listen to in the car. The passion that makes her yell at the TV and decide to attend 7 a.m. church services so she can make it home in time to watch her favorite New England Patriots.

After the first two segments Tuesday, the premiere will turn to more on-the-field sports topics such as Derek Jeter’s retirement and the job security of Michigan football coach Brady Hoke. And there may very well be male guests in future weeks.

CBS has shown its commitment to the show by promoting it during hugely popular NFL and SEC broadcasts. Trask and Kremer will also appear on Tuesday’s “CBS This Morning” to plug it.

The audience for “We Need to Talk” will be limited, though, by the distribution for CBS Sports Network, which is in fewer than half of the country’s homes with televisions. The channel is not rated by Nielsen, so viewership numbers won’t be available.

Just the existence of the show is important to Deutsch, who respects Visser, Wolfson and LaForce’s work as sideline reporters but is frustrated that women aren’t in the booth on NFL games.

“It’s really time for women to have more of an opportunity,” Deutsch said, “than being relegated to three minutes during a three-hour football game.”

STATEMENTS FROM MEMEBERS OF THE “WE NEED TO TALK” TEAM
“I am so honored to be a part of a ground-breaking show that exemplifies knowledge and expertise in the world of sports with some of the most reputable and respected voices in the sports arena. There’s no better time than now to express our views as women in the sports world that represent such a large base of athletes and fans.” – Katrina Adams

“I am thrilled and honored to have a seat at the table for meaningful conversation with so many accomplished women in the sports world.” – Laila Ali

“As a passionate sports fan, as well as an athlete, I am excited to be a part of CBS Sports Network’s historic sports-focused program hosted entirely by women, especially at a time when the influence of women in sports has evolved to where it is today.” – Swin Cash

“I’m excited to be a part of the show. While the buzz may be about this being an all-female sports show, once we start talking, I have no doubt that what we’re saying, not the gender of who is saying it, is what will resonate most.” – Dana Jacobson

“When I first heard about the show, my reaction was ‘finally.’ I applaud CBS for taking this historic step and am flattered and grateful to join the stellar group of women on the CBS roster and beyond. I have known and worked alongside Lesley Visser and Amy Trask for virtually my entire career. It’s ironic that over the years we’ve had so many conversations that start out with, ‘We need to talk about…’ Now we all get to share our knowledge and opinions on the burning issues in sports in this unique new forum.” – Andrea Kremer

“As human beings, we have the opportunity every day to redefine the preconceived standards that others set for us. No one but ourselves can know what we are capable of achieving. This show gives women an opportunity to challenge the status quo and set higher standards for what we can achieve as broadcasters.” – Allie LaForce

“I am honored to join the CBS Sports family to inspire, entertain and deliver insight on a platform with amazing women doing what we do best – talk sports. I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of such a ground-breaking show. Yet we cannot do it alone. We hope to have the support of men and women because it’s time, and ‘We Need To Talk!’” – Lisa Leslie

“Sports have always been a huge part of my life and my conversations. It is a thrill and an honor to be a part of this ground-breaking show. I am a competitor at heart, but a true sports fan to my core.” – Summer Sanders

“Being an Olympic Medalist was a team effort. So I am honored to be a part of CBS Sports’ WE NEED TO TALK cast of iconic women. Being part of a show with some of my broadcasting and sports idols is an honor.” – Dara Torres

“I am delighted to be part of this electrifying project. It is certainly fitting that such leading edge programming is being presented by this tremendous network. I look forward to collaborating with the many terrific people who are working on this innovative project, both in front and behind the camera.” – Amy Trask

“The sports world is in need of a show like this and there is no better place for it than CBS. I am so excited to be part of this project and working alongside these talented, knowledgeable women as we bring our view on all the hot topics in sports.” – Tracy Wolfson

Info provided by ap.org and cbspressexpress.com.



2014 Arnold Classic Europe Results


Arnold Classic Europe

The 2014 Arnold Classic Europe is in the books and things went as expected in the women’s pro fitness division. Oksana Grishina was coming off her first Fitness Olympia win and brought all the moment with her to Madrid, Spain. She was able to perform the same routine that earned her the top spot at the Fitness International, in Columbus, Ohio to kick the year off. Oksana’s “pole routine” demonstrates not only her versatility as an athlete but also as a performer. She becomes the first woman to win the Fitness International, Olympia and Arnold Classic Europe Fitness all in the same year.

Defending Arnold Classic Europe Fitness champion, Tanji Johnson brought an improved physique to the stage but had to settle for third. Definitely no shame in that placing and Tanji continues to be one of the mainstays in the Fitness division. The third place finish matches her Olympia Fitness placing form last week. Myriam Capes suffered an accident after the 2014 Fitness Olympia that left her with an injured hand but it didn’t hold her back from a fifth place place finish. Leaping into the top five with an always beautiful routine was Canadian Fitness star, Danielle Ruban. Danielle always has a smile on her face and consistently in the hunt for a top spot in every show. The always high-flying and energetic Regiane Da Silva was coming off a second place finish at the Olympia and matched that placing in Madrid. Regiane always has to play catch up after the 2-piece round but her routines help her land a top spot due to the non-stop nature. She also makes strength moves look easy but try any one of them and you’ll likely land on your face.

2014 Arnold Classic Europe Fitness Results
Madrid, Spain

place/name/2-piece/routine/total

1. Oksana Grishina 8 – 10 – 18
2. Regiane Da Silva – 13 – 24 – 37
3. Tanji Johnson 9 – 32 – 41
4. Danielle Ruban 26 – 58 – 84
5. Myriam Capes 42 – 48 – 90
6. Marta Aguilar 20 – 72 – 92
7. Whitney Jones 29 – 70 – 99
8. Diana Monteiro 36 – 68 – 104
9. Amanda Hatfield 43 – 84 – 127
10. Aurika Tyrgale 49 – 88 – 137

Kai Greene and Mamdouh “Big Ramy” were slated to compete in the show but didn’t take the stage. This left the door open for the rest of the field to move up as Kai had to be the favorite heading into the show and Big Ramy a threat for the top five. An improved Dennis Wolf took top honors by his size and improved conditioning. Shawn Rhoden was able to hold onto his conditioning from last week’s Olympia and landed him in second. Rounding out the top three is the always dangerous Dexter Jackson. Dexter proves that age is just a number as he continues to be a top contender into his 40s.

2014 Arnold Classic Europe Bodybuilding Competitors
1. Dennis Wolf – $40,000
2. Shawn Rhoden – $25,000
3. Dexter Jackson – $15,000
4. Victor Martinez – $12,500
5. Roelly Winklaar – $5,000
6. William Bonac – $2,500
7. Juan Morel
8. Robert Piotrkowicz
9. Michael Kelfalianos
10. Jonathan DelaRosa
11. Fred Smalls



Kaltwasser Wins the IFBB Pro Korea Grand Prix


Korea Pro Results

While most people are still asleep or just waking up on Saturday morning in the US, Ashley Kaltwasser is calling it a day. Another day. Another win. The two-time Bikini Olympia champ added another title and a sweet piece of hardware to her growing collection of trophies. The first-ever IFBB Korea Pro Bikini didn’t have the largest field but it did feature some of the top names in the division. Amanda Latona finished in second and India Paulino placed third.

IFBB Pro Korea Grand Prix Bikini Results:
1. Ashley Kaltwasser
2. Amanda Latona
3. India Paulino
4. Brittany Taylor
5. Vladimira Krasova
6. Krissy Chin
7. Nina Ross
8. Aija Maximillian

A look at the trophy from Ashley Kaltwasser’s Facebook page.

ifbb pro bikini trophy

Amanda Latona after her second place finish in Korea.

India Paulino shows off her bikini body after a third place finish in Korea.

KOREA PRO 212 BODYBUILDING RESULTS
1. Flex Lewis
2. Jose Raymond
3. Baito Abbaspour
4. Sammi Al Haddad
5. David Henry
6. Hidetada Yamagishi
7. Guy Cisternino



2014 IFBB Korea Grand Prix Competitors


2014 korea pro

The inaugural IFBB Korea Grand Prix takes place this weekend and while the line-ups are the biggest they will be competitive. The show features the IFBB Men’s 212 Bodybuilding and the pro Bikini division. Reigning Bikini Olympia champion Ashley Kaltwasser will face 7 other women in the show with names like Amanda Latona and India Paulino leading the way.

2014 IFBB Korea Grand Prix Competitors – Bikini
1. Krissy Chin
2. Ashley Kaltwasser
3. Vladimira Krasova
4. Amanda Latona
5. Aija Maximillian
6. India Paulino
7. Nina Ross
8. Brittany Taylor

2014 IFBB Korea Grand Prix Competitors – Men’s 212
1. Baito Abbaspour
2. Sami Al Haddad
3. Guy Cisternino
4. David Henry
5. Flews Lewis
6. Jose Raymond
7. Hidetada Yamagishi

For more information visit www.ifbbprokorea.com.



2014 Arnold Classic Europe Competitor Lists


Arnold Europe

The 2014 Arnold Classic Europe will feature some of the biggest names in professional Fitness and Bodybuilding. Oksana will look to make it three major wins in a row. She took top honors in Columbus to kick the year off at the Fitness International and followed it up with her first Fitness Olympia title. She’ll face the defending champion, Tanji Johnson this weekend in Madrid, Spain for the Arnold Europe Fitness title.

2014 Arnold Classic Europe Fitness Competitors
1. Marta Aguilar
2. Myriam Capes
3. Regiane Da Silva
4. Oksana Grishina
5. Amanda Hatfield
6. Tanji Johnson
7. Whitney Jones
8. Diana Monteiro
9. Danielle Ruban
10. Aurika Tyrgale

2014 Arnold Classic Europe Bodybuilding Competitors
1. William Bonac
2. Jonathan DelaRosa
3. Mamdouh Elsbiay
4. Kai Greene
5. Dexter Jackson
6. Michael Kelfalianos
7. Victor Martinez
8. Juan Morel
9. Robert Piotrkowicz
10. Shawn Rhoden
11. Fred Smalls
12. Roelly Winklaar
13. Dennis Wolf

For more information on the show visit http://arnoldclassiceurope.es/wp/en/



2014 Olympia Women’s Physique Showdown Results & Scores


2014 Women's Physique Olympia
The 2014 Olympia Women’s Physique Showdown was the second in the history of the division. Last year’s champion Dana Linn Bailey was back to defend her title but came up just short against Brazilian born Juliana Malacarne. Dana Linna Bailey (DLB as the fans refer to her) was a crowd favorite but it was a clear decision in the judges’ eyes that Juliana was the winner. Complete results and scores shown below and for photos visit bodybuilding.com. Check back for a show report and the Hardbody 411 on the competition.

2014 Olympia Women’s Physique Showdown Results & Scores
Las Vegas, Nevada
PLACING – NAME – SCORE
1. Juliana Malacarne – 6
2. Dana Linn Bailey – 9
3. Tycie Coppett – 15
4. Karina Nascimento – 22
5. Sabrina Taylor – 28
6. Mindi O’Brien – 29
7. La’Drissa Bonivel – 33
8. Jillian Reville – 40
9. Jennifer Robinson – 50
10. Frances Mendez – 52
11. Karin Hobbs – 53
12. Jacklyn Sutton-Abrams – 54
13. Patricia Mello – 64
14. Heather Grace – 73
15. Tamee Marie -75
16. Rachel Baker – 80
16. Roxie Beckles – 80
16. Olga Beliakova – 80
16. Nathalie Falk – 80
16. Samantha Hill – 80
16. Sandra Lombardo – 80
16. Leila Thompson – 80
16. Toni West – 80



2014 Figure Olympia Results & Scores


2014 Figure Olympia

Nicole Wilkins won her 4th Figure Olympia title on Saturday night, something no other woman in the history of the division has done. She had been tied with Davana Medina, the inaugural champ, with three. Wilkins was the unanimous winner on the judges scoresheet with Candice Keene in second. Complete report coming but until then check out the photos from the show and complete results below.

2014 Figure Olympia Results
Las Vegas, Nevada
PLACING – NAME – SCORE
1. Nicole Wilkins – 10
2. Candice Keene – 20
3. Candice Lewis – 30
4. Ann Titone – 42
5. Latorya Watts – 43
6. Gennifer Strobo – 61
7. Julie Mayer – 68
8. Dana Ambrose – 82
9. Cydney Gillon – 93
10. Allison Frahn – 110
11. Alicia Coates – 114
12. Jessica Graham – 115
13. Camala Rodriguez – 117
14. Wendy Fortino – 136
15. Andrea Calhoun – 153
16. Krista Dunn – 158
17. Sasha Brown – 160
17. Karina Grau – 160
17. Natalia Revajova Lenartova – 160
17. Zsuzsanna Toldi – 160



2014 Fitness Olympia Results


Congratulations to Oksana Grishina, winner of the 2014 Fitness Olympia. Full contest report coming but for now check out the photos and see who finished where below.

2014 Fitness Olympia Results
1. Oksana Grishina
2. Regiane DaSilva
3. Tanji Johnson
4. Bethany Cisternino
5. Myriam Capes
6. Fiona Harris
7. Trish Warren
8. Whitney Jones
9. Danielle Ruban
10. Marta Aguiar
11. Amanda Hatfield
12. Somkina Liudmila



2014 IFBB Bikini Olympia Results


Congratulations to Ashley Kaltwasser on winning her second Bikini Olympia title. She’s the first repeat champion in the division. Complete review and report coming up but for now check out who finished where in the 2014 IFBB Bikini Olympia. Click here to view photos from the event.

2014 IFBB Bikini Olympia Results
1. Ashley Kaltwasser
2. Janet Layug
3. Stacey Alexander
4. Yeshaira Robles
5. Amanda Latona
6. India Paulino
7. Sarah LeBlanc
8. Tawna Eubanks
9. Noemi Olah
10. Stephanie Mahoe
11. Candice Conroy
12. Narmin Assria
13. Vladimira Krasova
14. Lacey DeLuca
15. Christie Marquez
16. Noy Alexander
16. Jessica Arevalo
16. Taylor Bentson
16. Kelsie Clark
16. Christina Fjaere
16. Sandi Forsythe
16. Jenee Leger
16. Angela Marquez
16. Crystal Matthews
16. Dayna Maleton
16. Brittany Taylor
16. Nikola Weiterova



2014 Figure Olympia Poll, Preview and Predictions


Figure Olympia

The 2014 Figure Olympia is upon us and 20 women will compete for the coveted crown of Figure Olympia champion. Nicole Wilkins will look to make history with a record-setting 4th win. Nicole won her first Olympia title in 2009, finished second in 2010 and reclaimed the title once again in 2011. In 2012 she was relegated to second once again and bounced back last year to claim her third title. The only other woman to win three titles was Davana Medina, so Nicole is in elite company as it is. Candice Keene will look for her first Olympia and is in the best position to upset the champ. Erin Stern was Nicole’s biggest nemesis but she has opted out of competing in this year’s event. There are a number of other women who could give Nicole a run for her money but can beat the champ? We’ll find out soon… Check out the preview of the show on bodybuilding.com and cast your vote for who you want to see win the Figure Olympia title.



2014 Official Olympia Competitor Lists


2014 Olympia Competitors

The final lists are out for the 2014 Olympia and a few names are absent from the line-ups despite qualifying. The most surprising to fans will be 8x Fitness Olympia champ, Adela Garcia. Adela will not be competing for the first time in years. Nathalia Melo shared her reasons for sitting out earlier this month and in the Figure competition we knew Heather Dees, Mallory Haldeman and Erin Stern would not be in the show.

The official lists and their competitor numbers are listed below.

2014 Ms. Olympia
1. Rita Bello
2. Sheila Bleck
3. Christine Envall
4. Anne Freitas
5. Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia
6. Lisa Giesbrecht
7. Debi Laszewski
8. Margie Martin
9. Simone Oliveira
10. Alina Popa
11. Jennifer Sedia
12. Alana Shipp
13. Iris Kyle

2014 Fitness Olympia
1. Marta Aquiar
2. Myriam Capes
3. Bethany Cisternino
4. Regiane Da Silva
5. Fiona Harris
6. Amanda Hatfield
7. Tanji Johnson
8. Whitney Jones
9. Somkina Liudmila
10. Danielle Ruban
11. Trish Warren
12. Oksana Grishina

2014 Figure Olympia
1. Dana Ambrose
2. Sasha Brown
3. Andrea Calhoun
4. Alicia Coates
5. Krista Dunn
6. Allison Frahn
7. Wendy Fortino
8. Cydney Gillon
9. Jessica Graham
10. Karina Grau
11. Candice Keene
12. Natalia Lenartova
13. Candice Lewis
14. Julie Mayer
15. Camala Rodriguez
16. Gennifer Strobo
17. Ann Titone
18. Zsuzsanna Toldi
19. Latorya Watts
20. Nicole Wilkins

2014 Bikini Olympia
1. Noy Alexander
2. Stacey Alexander
3. Jessica Arevalo
4. Narmin Assria
5. Taylor Bentson
6. Kelsie Clark
7. Candice Conroy
8. Lacey DeLuca
9. Tawna Eubanks
10. Christina Fjaere
11. Sandi Forsythe
12. Vladmira Krasova
13. Amanda Latona
14. Janet Layug
15. Sarah LeBlanc
16. Jenee Leger
17. Stephanie Mahoe
18. Dayna Maleton
19. Angela Marquez
20. Christie Marquez
21. Crystal Matthews
22. Noemi Olah
23. India Paulino
24. Yeshaira Robles
25. Brittany Taylor
26. Nikola Weiterova
27. Ashley Kaltwasser

2014 Olympia Women’s Physique Showdown
1. Jacklyn Abrams
2. Rachel Baker
3. Roxie Beckles
4. Olga Beliakova
5. La’Drissa Bonivel
6. Tycie Coppett
7. Nathalie Falk
8. Heather Grace
9. Samantha Hill
10. Karin Hobbs
11. Sandra Lombardo
12. Juliana Malacarne
13. Tamee Marie
14. Patricia Mello
15. Frances Mendez
16. Karina Nascimento
17. Mindi O’Brien
18. Jillian Reville
19. Jennifer Robinson
20. Sabrina Taylor
21. Leila Thompson
22. Toni West
23. Dana Linn Bailey

2014 Mr. Olympia
1. Branch Warren
2. Victor Martinez
3. Fred Smalls
4. Shawn Rhoden
5. Ibrahim Fahim
6. Steve Kuclo
7. Dexter Jackson
8. Johnnie Jackson
9. Jonathan DeLaRosa
10. Roelly Winklaar
11. William Bonac
12. Jojo Ntiforo
13. Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay
14. Juan Morel
15. Dennis Wolf
16. Kai Greene
17. Phil Heath

2014 Olympia 212 Showdown
1. Baito Abbaspour
2. Ahmad Ahmad
3. Raul Carrasco
4. Guy Cisternino
5. Aaron Clark
6. Eduardo Correa
7. Charles Dixon
8. Mark Dugdale
9. Mboya Edwards
10. Sami Al Haddad
11. David Henry
12. Jose Raymond
13. Hidetada Yamagishi
14. Flex Lewis

2014 Olympia Men’s Showdown
1. Matthew Acton
2. Michael Anderson
3. Tyler Anderson
4. Anton Antipov
5. Jeremy Buendia
6. Matt Christianer
7. Steve Cook
8. Felipe Franco
9. Xavisus Gayden
10. Sadik Hadzovic
11. German Pacheco
12. Jason Poston
13. Tonnell Rodrigue
14. Ayra Saffaie
15. Jonathan Sebastian
16. Jeff Seid
17. Tory Woodward
18. Mark Anthony Wingson



2014 Fitness Olympia Preview, Poll and Predictions


2014 Olympia Fitness

The 2014 Fitness Olympia is upon us and twelve women will compete for the coveted crown. The reigning and all-time winningest fitness champion, Adela Garcia will not be competing this year. Adela was won the title a record 8 times. Who will be the next to take over the fitness reign? Oksana Grishina, Tanji Johnson, Bethany Wagner or someone else? Cast your vote for who you think will win the Fitness Olympia in the poll below. Check out the Bodybuilding.com preview on the event and how you can watch the routines if you’re not able to attend in person.



Hardbody Poll: Who Wins The 2014 Women’s Physique Olympia?


women's physique olympia poll

The second annual IFBB Women’s Physique Olympia is quickly approaching. Bodybuilding.com has a preview with some of the leading contenders and one look at the comments, fans may have a different opinion on who will win. So we want to know… Who DO YOU think will win the 2014 Women’s Physique Olympia. Cast your vote below, share it with your friends and check out the Bodybuilding.com preview to see if you agree with who will be crowned the champ this year.



Modified Covergirl “Get Your Game Face On” Photo


cover girl gameface photo

The Ray Rice domestic violence case continues to be a hot topic. The women’s advocacy group, UltraViolet is turning up the heat on the NFL’s commission Roger Goodell and the way he has handled the case. The group planned to fly banners reading @ultraviolet: #GoodellMustGo before the start of three NFL stadiums and one look at the hashtag #goodellMustGo you’ll see the movement is picking up momentum.


That created buzz but nothing quite like the image shared on social media. On Saturday, an image from CoverGirl’s NFL makeup line went viral. The image says, “Get Your Game Face On!” but was modified to look like the model had a black eye. No word on who is behind the photoshopped photo but it’s certainly creating a buzz. It appears this is the first tweet showing the shocking photo.


The website has a petition to ban Roger Goodell.

The commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell, has been caught in a despicable and disgusting lie and he must resign. He insisted that the NFL had asked for the hotel surveillance video of the horrific and brutal assault of Janay Rice, but had never seen it. However, news just broke that the law enforcement officials sent the NFL the video in April–and the NFL even acknowledged receiving it–a NFL employee was even quoted saying, “It’s terrible.” And shockingly, after watching Ray Rice beat his wife and knock her out cold, NFL executives still only suspended Rice for two games.

It’s horrendous–and completely undermines the NFL’s credibility. Calls for Goodell’s resignation are mounting–it’s time for him to go. Will you sign the petition?

Tell NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell:

“Resign immediately. Your failure to take domestic violence seriously is outrageous.”

photo via https://twitter.com/23Glick



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