San Delivers Results

Gina Aliotti’s – G-Fit Buddy Workout of the Day


Gina Aliotti shares a circuit training workout that you can do with a buddy. Give “G-Fit Buddy Workout of the Day” a try.

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G-Fit Buddy Workout of the Day

• 1 mile run

Circuit:
- 10 back lunges with knee to chest
- buddy squats, 2 squats, switch with partner, repeat 10x
- 15 decline push-ups
- 1 minute high knees
- 10 side lateral raise superset with front raise

Rest and repeat circuit 3x

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Photo courtesy of Gina Aliotti.



NPC EUROPA ORLANDO WOMEN’S RESULTS


The 2014 NPC Europa Orlando contest was held in conjunction with the IFBB Pro Europa Super Show of Champions on April 12th. A number of promising competitors took the the stage in hopes of qualifying for the National level events. Monica Marie took top honors in the Bikini division and Karin Wood went home with the overall Figure crown. Look for both of these women to make a run at pro status this year.

NPC ORLANDO RESULTS

OVERALL WOMEN’S AWARDS:
Figure - #73 Karin Wood
Bikini - #156 Monica MarieOVERALL MEN’S AWARDS
Mens Physique - #115 Jacques Dulce

Mens BB Open - #26 Sergio Fernandez
Novice BB - #211 Miguel Dorta
Women Fitness
Athletes’ Number Athletes’ Name Place
47 Mia Lanz 1
231 Taylor Cyphert 2
Women Physique A
Athletes’ Number Athletes’ Name Place
220 Jacqueline Garcia 1
42 Amanda Conomon 2
227 Falon Stacey 3
226 Magen Wooley 4
219 Rita People 5
41 Jessica Schrock 6
Women Physique Masters
Athletes’ Number Athletes’ Name Place
220 Jacqueline Garcia 1
219 Rita People 2

 

Women Bodybuilding Open 
Athletes’ Number Athletes’ Name Place
1 Ingrid Valentin 1

 

Women Figure Teen
Athletes’ Number Athletes’ Name Place
48 Natalia Abraham Coelho 1
49 Josie Toung 2

 

Women Figure A
Athletes’ Number Athletes’ Name Place
50 Barbie Titus 1
52 Michele Strickland 2
234 Colleen McGuire 3
51 Maria Martinova 4
233 Christina Diaz 5
53 Haven Hennessey 6
47 Mia Lanz 7
232 Cecilia Vallaro 8

 

Women Figure B
Athletes’ Number Athletes’ Name Place
73 Karin Wood 1
235 Jessica Rivera Ramos 2
58 Lauren Viola 3
54 Noelia Pina 4

 

Women Figure C
Athletes’ Number Athletes’ Name Place
63 Bonnie Peterson 1
59 Samantha Cohen 2
65 Linda Palonen 3
236 Hope Trask 4
57 Mariene Faria 5
64 Sarah Wengert 6
55 Evonne Archer 7
61 Amanda Wright 8
66 Ashley Niewiadomski 9

 

Women Figure D
Athletes’ Number Athletes’ Name Place
69 Denise Holloway 1
70 Mariana Coker 2
60 Erika Anderson 3
62 Amie Russell 4
237 Waleska Leal 5
74 Amanda O’Daniel 6
68 Michele Cuff 7
71 Devon Manny 8
72 Ashley Biehl 9
238 Lindsay Rodriguez 10
67 Kaitlyn Kuhn 11

 

Women FigureMasters  ( over 35 )
Athletes’ Number Athletes’ Name Place
69 Denise Holloway 1
234 Colleen McGuire 2
68 Michele Cuff 3
239 Jo Anne Hill 4
240 Tammy Eddy 5
232 Cecilia Vallaro 6
54 Noelia Pina 7
75 Gisselle Gutierrez 8

 

Women Figure Masters ( over 45 )
Athletes’ Number Athletes’ Name Place
76 Natalie Merritt 1
78 June Robins 2
79 Esther Strombeck 3
77 Lori Conn 4

 

Women Bikini Teen
Athletes’ Number Athletes’ Name Place
146 Katryna Solley 1
144 Cassidy Cintron 2
143 Lacey Dunn 3
147 Jade Mullin 4

 

Women Bikini A
Athletes’ Number Athletes’ Name Place
156 Monica Marie 1
162 Je Williams 2
151 Sandra Myers 3
163 Dani Milan 4
159 Meghan Schwartz 5
149 Leslie Maxwell 6
273 Kessia Riveria 7
154 Shey Webb 8
153 Jacqueline Amendola 9
165 Kendra Concepcion 10
168 Tamika Williams 11
152 Valencia Suprice 12
157 Gianna Masci 13
160 Lauren Hagwood 14
148 Yaleibis Florenzano 15
161 Rosalyn Flores 16

 

Women Bikini B
Athletes’ Number Athletes’ Name Place
173 Kayla Jindra 1
183 Shandy Ortiz 2
170 Angela Mills 3
144 Cassidy Cintron 4
182 Andrea Ortiz 5
143 Lacey Dunn 6
189 Marian Galang 7
174 Olmae Abanes 8
171 Ashley Swanstrom 9
275 Ashley Christine 10
169 Elizabeth Muniz 11
188 Ginelle Morales 12
147 Jade Mullin 13
276 Janettsy Chiszar 14
175 Gina Espinoza 15
209 Jessica Moss-Bechtold 16

 

Women Bikini C
Athletes’ Number Athletes’ Name Place
206 Catherine Radulic 1
184 Madeleine Conti 2
280 Manissa Danish 3
281 Lina Ceivaldo 4
187 Maci Parr 5
282 Abigail Gonzales 6
177 Jessica Fernandez 7
194 Ashley Marcolino 8
186 Raquelle Felder 9
278 Natasha Lackey 10
279 Grace Martinez 11
179 Shandi Tarvin 12
178 Brittany Cavicchia 13
176 Stephanie Wisnieske 14
180 Dominique Baca-Lomanitz 15
191 Crystal Haynes 16

 

Women Bikini D
Athletes’ Number Athletes’ Name Place
287 Jessica Boninconiri 1
203 Erika Gerstner 2
196 Ana Morales 3
146 Katryna Solley 4
200 Shannon Pace 5
284 Becky McNichols 6
201 Kristin Wrinkle 7
199 Cathryn Miller 8
286 Brenna Cockrell 9
208 Susan Koprash 10
285 Stacey McGregor 11
193 Jenna Crawford 12
197 Dominique DelGuidice 13
288 Jamine Campbell 14
198 Kristen Eimer 15

 

Women Bikini Masters
Athletes’ Number Athletes’ Name Place
290 Elisa Tavara 1
206 Catherine Radulic 2
151 Sandra Myers 3
207 Lucia Owens 4
289 Madelene Bermudez 5
161 Rosalyn Flores 6
199 Cathryn Miller 7
181 Daynah Wahlberg 8
279 Grace Martinez 9
153 Jacqueline Amendola 10
208 Susan Koprash 11
205 Arodis Machado 12
204 Melessa Handy 13

 
Visit europagamesexpo.com for upcoming Europa Sports events this year.



Julie Lohre to Compete on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior


IFBB Fitness Pro Julie Lohre has been selected to compete in NBC’s American Ninja Warrior TV show. Tune in on May 26, 2014 to see Julie compete in the show.

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PRESS RELEASE
Local Fitness Expert Selected for NBC’s American Ninja Warrior
Women’s fitness expert and mom set to compete in reality TV show premiering May 26th on NBC.

Edgewood, Ky. (April 14, 2014) – 39-year-old women’s fitness expert, Julie Lohre, has been selected to compete in the upcoming reality TV show, American Ninja Warrior airing this summer on NBC. Lohre was contacted by casting directors for the show earlier this month to audition for season six. She proceeded to submit an audition video and was then contacted to compete in a regional competition in St. Louis, Mo.

NBC’s American Ninja Warrior is a one-hour competition series, which follows contestants as they tackle the world’s most difficult obstacle courses. Contestants that successfully complete a course at one of the five regional competitions move on to the national finals in Las Vegas.

“I am so excited about this opportunity,” says Lohre. “I want to be an inspiration to women across the globe to show them that you can accomplish crazy, amazing goals at any stage of your life.”

Lohre began her competitive fitness career just five months after giving birth to her son. She quickly became an accomplished IFBB Fitness Professional and now has over 15 years experience in the fitness industry. She is a leading expert in women’s health and fitness and owner of Fitbody.com, a fitness consulting business and online store. Women all over the world utilize her motivational coaching and online training programs, DVD video workout guides and nutritional supplements to help them create a healthier lifestyle.

“Every day I work online with women to help them get and stay fit,” says Lohre. “Being a part of American Ninja Warrior is another way I can show women that you can get fit, stay healthy, and be active at any age.”  The sixth season of ANW is set to premier on NBC May 26th with original episodes airing through the summer on Monday nights.  The finale will take place in Las Vegas on Sept 15th.

Lohre’s passion for fitness and helping women achieve their goals is what interested her in auditioning for American Ninja Warrior. She is a mother, wife and business owner with a commitment to teaching women how to take care of themselves and live a healthy life.

About Julie Lohre
Julie Lohre is one of the world’s most successful fitness competitors.  She has been featured in numerous fitness magazines worldwide including Oxygen Magazine, Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Ironman, Body Fitness, Body Muscle Journal, and FLEX magazine. She is a leading expert in women’s health and fitness and regularly acts as a correspondent and writer.  Lohre works most often with regular women who want real results and want to look and feel great at any age and experience level. Visit Fitbody.com and JulieLohre.com for more information about Julie Lohre and her programs.

Photo courtesy of Rick Lohre.



Hardbody Training – Great Glutes Workout


Hardbody Lisa Schimkat stopped by to share her booty building workout with us. Give this workout a try the next time you’re training glutes.

hardbody glute workout

Hardbody Glute Workout
By Lisa Schimkat – IFBB Pro

A typical glute focused workout for me will include super setting various exercises between weighted and plyometics to keep the intensity level high. I train legs focusing on hamstrings and quads on a completely separate day.

Warm up stair master 10 minutes: Alternating between forward, sideways, backward, and kickbacks to squeeze flutes and get them warmed up.

• 4 x 15 reverse hack squat
superset with 15 jump squats

• 4 x 15 close leg sissy squat on smith machine (toes on plate)

• 4 x 15 single leg dead lifts with dumbbells
superset with walking lunges 15 each leg

• 4 x 20-30 cable kickbacks, keeping your hips parallel the whole time and pausing the squeeze at the top

• 4 x 30 sumo lateral lunges with weighted medicine ball

Cardio:
Typically my cardio consists of a series of HIIT sessions on the treadmill or stair master; sprints, walking lunges with kick on incline, side shuffle, kick backs.

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Great Glutes Workout



Trish Stratus and Amy ‘Lita’ Duma Joint Autograph Signing


Apr 14, 2014 – NEW JERSEY – TrishStratus.com – Legends of the Ring, LLC is extremely proud to present, appearing for the first time ever, 2013 Hall of Famer Trish Stratus. Alongside Trish will be the newest female WWE Superstar inducted into the Hall of Fame Class of 2014 – Lita, for a joint autograph session, Saturday June 7, 2014 in Monroe, NJ.

Arguably the greatest female rivalry in WWE history, Stratus and Amy ‘Lita’ Dumas dazzled audiences across the globe, even achieving rare status as main eventers on Raw. Since their retirement in 2006, the two multi-time Women’s Champions and WWE Hall of Famers have remained best friends

”When you spend so much time with someone – travelling across highways and overseas – and work so closely with them, you can’t help but find friendship,” Amy said. “We’ve been talking for years about doing a co-signing session and this is the perfect opportunity. This is going to be an awesome experience for our fans.”

Trish inducted Lita into the WWE Hall of Fame during WrestleMania 30 celebrations in New Orleans.

“Coming off one of our biggest shared moments at Hall of Fame, we felt this was the right time for us to do something we’ve always wanted to do, and we’re looking forward to meeting our fans with this unique opportunity,” Trish said. “We’re excited to be bringing the first appearance of Team Bestie to New Jersey!”

Trish Stratus and Amy Dumas aka Lita will be appearing side by side for photo opps and autographs on Saturday June 7, 2014 at Legends of the Ring at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Monroe, NJ (time TBA). Limited tickets for this first ever appearance together will go on sale Saturday, April 19 at 9am ET.

For specific ticketing information please visit www.legendsofthering.com



2014 IFBB Texas Shredderbuilt Pro Bikini Results


2014 IFBB Texas Shredderbuilt Pro Bikini results are in and Colorado’s Sandi Forsythe left with the win. The victory punches her ticket to the 2014 Olympia held in September. In second was Kelsie Burgin from Plano, Texas and rounding out the top three was Lindsay Oxford.

2014 IFBB Texas Shredderbuilt Pro Bikini Results
1. Sandi Forsythe
2. Kelsie Burgin
3. Lindsay Oxford
4. Marcela Cabral
5. Shemika Speights
6. Camille Periat
7. Francesca Lauren
8. Yasmin Ali
9. Ashriel Osgood
10. Joanne Holden
11. Kamilah Powell
12. Samantha Morris



2014 IFBB Europa Show of Champions Results


The 2014 IFBB Europa Show of Champions Results are in and Sarah LeBlanc continued her winning ways in the Bikini division. This was Sarah’s second win in a row, coming off a win at the St. Louis Pro. She was the unanimous choice on the judges’ scoresheet. Coming in second was Lacey DeLuca who continues to bring an improved look to the stage. Rounding out the prize money spots was California’s Jessica Arevalo in third.

2014 IFBB Europa Show of Champions Results

View photos from the show.

2014 IFBB Europa Show of Champions Bikini Results
1. Sarah LeBlanc
2. Lacey DeLuca
3. Jessica Arevalo
4. Dayna Maleton
5. Stephanie Mahoe
6. Yarishna Ayala
7. Jessica Renee
8. Taylor Jade Carroll
9. Stefanie Bambrough
10. Lisette Howard
11. Candyce Graham
12. Michelle Lewin
13. Jennifer Dawn
14. Ashley Pfaff
15. Nicole Coleman
16. Bernadett Matassa
16. Taylor Gallagher

Frances Mendez took home the top spot and an Olympia qualification in the process. Joele Smith and Leonie Rose tied for second and third but Joele got the nod in the tie-breaker. Danielle Reardon finished in fourth and Gloria Faulls rounded out the top five.

2014 IFBB Europa Show of Champions Women’s Physique Results
1. Frances Mendez
2. Joele Smith
3. Leonie Rose
4. Danielle Reardon
5. Gloria Faulls
6. Jeannea Burritt
7. Lisa Grasso
8. Catherine Hernon-Schaumleffel
9. Jessica Bowman
10. Danielle Balbino
11. Hannah Hallman
12. Tracy Weller
13. Rose Duvigneaud
14. Sherri Gray

2014 IFBB Europa Show of Champions Men’s Physique Results
1. Jason Poston
2. Michael Anderson
3. Michael Ferguson
4. Steve Mousharbash
5. Jeff Seid
6. David Breaux
7. George Brown
8. Brian Hay
9. Stephen Mass
10. Travales Blount
11. Andre Adams
12. Tony Torres
13. Deniz Duygulu
14. Reuben Gordon
15. Reynaldo Pickwoad
16. Aaron O’Connell
16. Anthony Brigman
16. Anton Antipov
16. Burton Hughes
16. Capriese Murray
16. David Velazquez
16. Douglas Peaney
16. Duane Brickhouse
16. Geobanny Paula
16. Jermaine Ward
16. Jim Holcomb
16. Joe Cantu
16. John Arterberry
16. Josh Bowmar
16. Justin Busiere
16. Ken Settepani
16. Murat Demir
16. Sheridan Hause
16. Victor Ruiz
16. Victor Clark
16. William Sullivan

2014 IFBB Europa Show of Champions Men’s Bodybuilding Results
1. Justin Compton
2. Jonathan Delarosa
3. Fred Smalls
4. Daniel Toth
5. Eddy Wilson
6. Ben White
7. An Nguyen
8. Marius Dohne
9. Clarence DeVis
10. Keith Williams
11. Lloyd Dollar
12. Malcolm Marshall
13. Rudy Richards
14. Saiid Kamara
15. Nathan Wonsley

View photos from the show.



VOGUE Features CrossFit Athlete Iceland Annie


It’s not often you see women with muscle in an issue of VOGUE magazine which is why the profile on Annie Thorisdottir, known as “Iceland Annie”, is a big deal. At least for female athletes and women who with muscle. Annie was sidelined with an injury last year but has her sights set on reclaiming her title (she’s won the CrossFit Games twice) in July. She’s a great person to feature not because of her looks but because of her mindset. She tells Vogue, “I’m not preaching that everyone should try to become a CrossFit champion, but I want to show them that training can give them more confidence—and that being strong is beautiful.”

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From VOGUE
For Annie Thorisdottir, the fittest woman on the planet, working out means pushing her body to the outer limits of performance—and crushing it.

If you were to search a collection of stock images for the words women and exercise, you’d end up staring at a lot of willowy young moms standing in tree pose and skinny aerobics instructors brandishing pastel-colored dumbbells. Earlier this year, though, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s nonprofit LeanIn.Org foundation teamed with Getty Images to create a collection of photos that portray women in a more empowering light. The athletes it depicts have actual, visible muscles, which they can be seen putting to use in pictures with such descriptions as “Woman pressing barbell overhead in CrossFit gym,” “Woman climbing rope in CrossFit gym,” and “Smiling group of friends working out in CrossFit gym.”

Read the entire article on VOGUE.

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Photograph by Bruce Weber for VOGUE.

See the slideshow featuring CrossFit Athlete Iceland Annie.



2014 Regional CrossFit Games Tickets on Sale


The CrossFit Open is over and the next stop will be the Region events. The field of 209,000 competitors worldwide will be trimmed to the fittest 48 men, 38 women and 30 teams in each region.

cross fit regionals

 

REGIONAL INFO
Now that the Open is over, the field will be trimmed from 209,000 competitors worldwide, to the fittest 48 men, 48 women and 30 teams in each region.

Starting in May, fans will be able to watch their region’s fittest athletes fight for the chance to compete at the CrossFit Games. Select heats will be streamed to the Games site from most regionals, and there will be plenty of articles, videos and analysis.

But nothing compares to watching the action from the stands.

Weekend 1: May 9-11
North Central (Chicago, Ill.)
Canada West (Vancouver, B.C.)
South East (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Latin America (Santiago, Chile)

Weekend 2: May 16-18
Central East (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Canada East (Toronto, Ontario)
North West (Kent, Wash.)
Europe (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Australia (Wollongong, Australia)

Weekend 3: May 23-25
Mid Atlantic (Washington D.C.)
SoCal (Del Mar, Calif.)
South Central (San Antonio, Texas)
Asia (Seoul, South Korea)

Weekend 4: May 30-June 1
North East (Canton, Mass.)
NorCal (San Jose, Calif.)
South West (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Tickets to the regionals are on sale now. Buy your three-day or one-day pass through the “Get Tickets” block on the righthand side of the CrossFit Games site. Three-day passes go for US$50, and single-day passes are just $20.

Three international regions will have reduced rates. In Asia and Africa, the three-day passes will go for $20, and the single day passes will cost $8. Tickets in Latin America will cost $20 for three days, and $10 for one day.

If tickets do not sell out in advance, they will be sold at the door only, and may be subject to the venue’s processing fees.

Individual and team competitors at the regionals will receive credentials to allow them on-site. These credentials will be available at athlete check-in on Thursday.

Each individual athlete will also receive one coach’s credential and one three-day spectator pass for a friend.

Each team will receive one coach’s credential, and six three-day spectator passes for their friends.

Venue and parking information, directions, schedules and more will be provided on each region page. The information is limited now, but will be updated as the regionals approach. Find your region page by clicking the region icons on the lefthand side of the Games site, or by selecting your region’s name from the dropdown here.

 

Lead Photo courtesy of CrossFit, Inc.



2014 IFBB Texas Shredderbuilt Pro Bikini Competitors’ List


The 2014 IFBB Texas Shredderbuilt Pro Bikini competitors’ list has been announced and thirteen women are scheduled to compete. The winner of the Shredderbuilt Pro Bikini will qualify for the Bikini Olympia in Las Vegas later this year. The event will take place on April 12, 2014 in conjunction with a NPC contest in Austin, Texas.

2014 IFBB Texas Shredderbuilt Pro Bikini Competitors
1. Yasmin Ali
2. Kelsie Burgin
3. Marcela Cabral
4. Sandi Forsythe
5. Joanne Holden
6. Francesca Lauren
7. Samantha Morris
8. Ashriel Osgood
9. Lindsay Oxford
10. Camile Periat
11. Kamilah Powell
12. Sana Shah
13. Shernika Speights

Visit texasshredderclassic.com for more information on the show.



2014 IFBB Pro Grand Prix Competitors


The 2014 IFBB Pro Grand Prix Competitors’ lists have been released. The show will take place on April 12, 2014 in Culver City, California. The pro show will be held in conjunction with the amateur competition. This event will showcase the Men and Women’s Physique division. See below for the 2014 IFBB Pro Grand Prix competitors slated to enter the show.

2014 Grand prix

2014 IFBB Pro Grand Prix Women’s Physique
1. Roxie Beckles
2. Nathalie Falk
3. Candrea Judd Adams
4. Katerina Kyptova
5. Loan Leonard
6. Venus Nguyen
7. Dona Pohl
8. Jill Rudison
9. Sabrina Taylor
10. Stephanie Willes

2014 IFBB Pro Grand Prix Men’s Physique
1. Ronald Alexander
2. Tyler Anderson
3. Michael Bevins
4. Alberto Bistocchi
5. Thomas Canepa
6. Alex Carneiro
7. Matt Christianer
8. Demetrius Clemons
9. Chad Crouse
10. Matt DuBois
11. Brian Epstein
12. Shane Esalahi
13. Stephen Fiore
14. Xavisus Gayden
15. Denis Gusev
16. Greg Jones
17. Trevor Larsen
18. Robert Ortiz
19. Matt Pattison
20. Jake Phippen
21. Rodney Razor
22. Jacob Roberson
23. Arya Saffaie
24. Sean Sapera
25. Jonathan Sebastian
26. Willie Spencer
27. Donta Tanner
28. Ryan Terry
29. Derrick Yuvienco

2014 IFBB Pro Grand Prix Men’s Physique Masters
1. Matt DuBois
2. Brian Epstein
3. Stephen Fiore

April 12, 2014

Prejudging: 10am PST
Finals: 6pm PST

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
Culver City, CA 90230



2014 IFBB Orlando Europa Show of Champions Competitor Lists


The IFBB Pros are back in action this weekend in Orlando, Florida. The 2014 IFBB Orlando Pro Europa Show of Champions will showcase a competitive group of women in the Bikini and Women’s Physique divisions. There will also be an open Men’s Bodybuilding and Men’s Physique competition. Ed and Betty Pariso continue to produce great events throughout the year that have grown to include more than an IFBB pro show and an expo. There are health and wellness seminars, powerlifting, grappling, obstacle courses and more over the span of two days.

2014 europa competitor lists

2014 IFBB Orlando Europa Show of Champions Bikini:
1. Jessica Arevalo
2. Yarishna Ayala
3. Stefanie Bambrough
4. Taylor Jade Carroll
5. Nicole Coleman
6. Jennifer Dawn
7. Lacey Deluca
8. Taylor Gallagher
9. Candyce Graham
10. Lisette Howard
11. Sarah LeBlanc
12. Michelle Lewin
13. Stephanie Mahoe
14. Dayna Maleton
15. Bernadett Matassa
16. Ashley Pfaff
18. Jessica Renee

2014 IFBB Orlando Europa Show of Champions Women’s Physique:
1. Danielle Balbino
2. Jessica Bowman
3. Jennea Burritt
4. Rose Duvigneaud
5. Gloria Faulls
6. Lisa Grasso
7. Sherri Gray
8. Hannah Hallman
9. Catherin Hernon-Schaumleffel
10. Frances Mendez
11. Leonie Rose
12. Joele Smith
13. Tracy Weller

2014 IFBB Orlando Europa Show of Champions Men’s Physique:
1. Andre Adams
2. Michael Anderson
3. Anton Antipov
4. John Arterberry
5. Travales Blount
6. Josh Bowmar
7. David Breaux
8. Duane Brickhouse
9. Anthony Brigman
10. George Brown
11. Justin Busiere
12. Victor Clark
13. Victor Ricardo Delgado Ruiz
14. Murat Demir
15. Deniz Duygulu
16. Michael Ferguson
17. Reuben Gordon
18. Sheridan hause
19. Brian Hay
20. Jim Holcomb
21. Burton Hughes
22. Stephen Mass
23. Steve Mousharbash
24. Aaron O’Connell
25. Geobanny Paula
26. Douglas Peaney
27. Kevin Perod
28. Reynoldo Pickwoad
29. Jason Poston
30. Jeff Seid
31. Ken Settepani
32. William Sullivan
33. David Valazquez
34. Jermaine Ward

2014 IFBB Orlando Europa Show of Champions Men’s Bodybuilding:
1. Justin Compton
2. Clarence Devis
3. Jon Delarosa
4. Lloyd Dollar
5. Malcolm Marshall
6. Capriese Murray
7. An Nguyen
8. Fred Smalls
9. Saiid Tejan Kamara
10. Daniel Toth
11. Keith Williams
12. Eddy Wilson
13. Nathan Wonsley



U.S. Soccer Fires Women’s Coach Tom Sermanni


CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Soccer fired coach Tom Sermanni hours after he was on the sideline for a 2-0 win against China on Sunday afternoon.

Sermanni took over the women’s program in January 2013. He previously spent eight years coaching Australia’s women’s team.

He helped the U.S. to a 13-0-3 record last season, but the Americans struggled at the Algarve Cup last month. They went 1-2-1 to finish an uncharacteristic seventh.

“We want to thank Tom for his service over the past year and half, but we felt that we needed to go in a different direction at this time,” U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said in a release. “We will begin looking for a new coach immediately to guide our women’s national team toward qualifying for the 2015 FIFA women’s World Cup.”

Jill Ellis, the director of development for U.S. Soccer, will serve as the interim coach. The women’s team faces China again on Thursday in San Diego.

Ellis also had a stint as the interim coach in 2012, going 5-0-2 in seven matches.

“I’m disappointed that things didn’t work out, but I’d like to thank U.S. Soccer for the opportunity to have coached this team and also the staff and players for all their hard work,” Sermanni said in the U.S. Soccer release.

Sermanni’s dismissal was announced a few hours after Lauren Holiday and substitute Megan Rapinoe scored in the victory over China in Commerce City, Colo.

If he knew that was his last game with the team, it sure didn’t seem like it. He experimented with a 4-3-3 alignment (four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards) as part of the team’s preparation for World Cup qualifying, and talked about the team making the most of its offensive opportunities.

“I thought our movement was good, thought our passing was quite incisive,” Sermanni said after the game. “What we should’ve done better is finish the game off a lot earlier. We really need to be finishing these games off when we’re creating chances.”

via ap.org



Scarlett Johansson Stars in LUCY


Check out the trailer for “LUCY” starring Scarlett Johansson. Looks pretty bad ass.

lucy the movie

Via Youtube
From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Director: Luc Besson
Writers: Luc Besson
Actors: Scarlett Johannson, Morgan Freeman

In Theaters August 8th, 2014
© 2014 Universal Pictures

More info: http://lucymovie.com



Ronda Rousey Expendables 3 Poster


The Expendables 3 will be released in August but today a few posters were released online. The only female in the Expendables 3 cast, at least with a poster and a main role. Ronda plays the part of an “athletic female bartender” named Luna. She’s one of the “Young Expendables” alongside the likes of Stallone, Stathan, Schwarzenegger and more.

ronda rousey poster


The Expendables 3

Release Date: August 15, 2014
In THE EXPENDABLES 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. In order to defeat Stonebanks, Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet. – via youtube

Starring:
STALLONE
STATHAM
BANDERAS
LI
SNIPES
LUNDGREN
GRAMMER
CREWS
COUTURE
LUTZ
ROUSEY
POWELL
ORTIZ
with GIBSON
with FORD
and SCHWARZENEGGER

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Ronda Rousey Expendables 3 Poster
 - via coming soon

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Jenn Brown Guest Appearance on Cooking Clean with Quest


TV Host and Sportscaster Jenn Brown made an appearance on “Cooking Clean with Quest” and we’re loving the looks of this recipe! Find out how to make a Berry Bliss Parfait with just a few simple ingredients. This is just one of many recipes Quest has on their popular Youtube Channel.

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With spring in the air, and summer right around the corner, this yummy #CheatClean treat is perfect for those warm weather afternoons. Host Cassey Ho and special guest Jenn Brown show you how to make a Berry Bliss Parfait that will have your taste buds celebrating.

Macros (makes one parfait):
160 calories
17g protein
13g fat
10g net carbs

Recipe by Yessi Covarrubias of the Quest R&D Team.

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2014 Reebok Crossfit Games – Top 10 Women Rankings


The 2014 Crossfit Open competition has ended and we’re one step closer to seeing who will make it to the 2014 Reebok Crossfit Games. “The Open” is just as it sounds,  an open event where everyone in the world is free to compete in five workouts over the span of five weeks. The scores are posted in real time and the top competitors are ranked both worldwide and by region.

top 10 cross fit women

Competitors will be ranked both worldwide and by region. The fittest 48 men, 48 women, and 30 teams from each region will earn invitations to one of 17 Regionals. This is the first chance athletes will have in 2014 to establish their international standings.

After the Open, the fittest from each of 17 regions around the world move on to the next phase of the season—Regionals. Athletes and spectators will gather in masses to watch CrossFit competition in a live format. Under the critical eye of Level 1 judges and in front of hundreds of cheering spectators, each region’s best athletes will battle for a few precious Games-qualifying spots. - via games.crossfit.com

Top 10 individual women worldwide rankings:
1. Samantha Briggs
2. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
3. Kaleena Ladeairous
4. Jennifer Smith
5. Michelle Kinney
6. Valerie Voboril
7. Martina Barbaro
8. Alea Helmick
9. Emily Bridgers
10. Ruth Anderson Horrell

For more rankings and details on the 2014 Reebok Crossfit Games visit http://games.crossfit.com.

Photo courtesy of CrossFit, Inc.
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, Team World, Final Event – October 26, 2013



MOTIVATION – A Hardbody Takes Work


If you want a HARDBODY you’re going to have to work. It won’t be easy but it will be worth it. It’s starts with believing  you CAN and knowing you WILL. You CAN do it. You Will do it. Visualize it. Today is the perfect day to set new goals. Remember this poem by Walter Wintle, “Whether you think you can or you can’t you’re probably right”.

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WHETHER YOU THINK YOU CAN OR YOU CAN’T YOU ARE PROBABLY RIGHT
If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t,
If you like to win, but you think you can’t
It is almost certain you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!

- Walter D. Wintle

Libby DiBiase is a Reebok sponsored athlete who isn’t afraid to put in the work for to earn her hardbody. She’s more than just a pretty face. She’s an athlete, a mom and a hardbody. She succeeds because she thinks she can and knows she will.

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Cindy Whitehead’s TEDx Talk – Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word


Our super rad contributor and friend, Cindy Whitehead gives an inspiring and motivating TEDx talk. She hits on a number of topics in this video and you may need to watch it more than once. Chances are you’ll want to because there are so many awesome messages in it. Cindy talks about how she came up with “Girl is NOT a 4 Letter word”, became a sponsored pro skateboarder and even skated down the 405 Freeway not that long ago.

cindy whitehead

Cindy is practicing what she preaches which is something we can all learn from. She’s telling her story and doing “epic shit”. Check it out and give her a shout on twitter at @SportsStylist or @GirlisNOTa4LW to let her know what you think. Visit her website for more photos and inspirational features on women doing epic things… girlisnota4letterword.com.

VIA YOUTUBE:
“Live life balls to the wall. Do epic shit. Take every dare that comes your way. You can sleep when you’re dead”. This is the personal motto of Cindy Whitehead.

She conquered the male dominated profession of pro vert skateboarding in the 70′s, and quickly became one of the top ranked professional female vert skateboarders in the U.S. for pool riding and half-pipe. To this day, Cindy still holds the distinction of being the only female to be featured in the centerfold plus a two-page article in a skateboarding magazine, and is the only female skateboarder to have been sponsored by Puma.

Since then, Cindy has gone on to coin the term “Sports Stylist®,” working as a fashion stylist specializing in sports, with companies like Gatorade, Nike, the NBA,and athletes such as Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and Mia Hamm.

Last year she made national headlines by skateboarding down the closed 405 freeway in Los Angeles. In June of 2013 Cindy flew to Washington, DC to sign over some of her skateboard history to The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s sports collections.

Cindy has been profiled in magazines and sites such as, ESPN, The Huffington Post, & Women’s Wear Daily, and has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows. She most recently spoke in Washington, DC at The Smithsonian Museum’s Innoskate event.

Her catchphrase “Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word” has become a battle cry for girls worldwide.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Free Concerts at 2014 GoPro Mountain Games


March 24, 2014 (Vail, Colo.) — The Vail Valley Foundation, organizer of the annual GoPro Mountain Games, is pleased to announce the preliminary music line-up for this year’s event. In its thirteenth year, the GoPro Mountain Games has grown to be considered the country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, music and the mountain lifestyle. The event is scheduled for June 5-8, 2014 featuring three nights of free concerts from the heart of Vail Village, alongside more than 3,000 athletes competing across 25 sports for prize money exceeding $110,000.

vail mountain games

The free Bud Light Mountains of Music outdoor concert series kicks off on Thursday, June 5 with Australian singer/songwriter Xavier Rudd. Indie rock bands, Tokyo Police Club and Cold War Kids, perform Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7, respectively.

“Free music has always been a big component of the GoPro Mountain Games and this year we’re excited to present our best concert line-up ever,” says Mike Imhof, Senior Vice President of Sales & Operations at the Vail Valley Foundation. “The Cold War Kids and Tokyo Police Club put on great shows and this will be their first time playing Vail. Xavier Rudd has proven to be one of our most popular acts and we’re happy to welcome him back for the Thursday night concert.”

“We are thrilled to elevate the overall concert activation and artist experience at the upcoming GoPro Mountain Games, “said Justin Wilkenfeld, GoPro’s Director of Lifestyle Marketing. “It is a natural progression to combine our passion for adventure with our love for music. Vail offers a beautiful backdrop to capture the on-mountain excitement, as well as epic music moments on stage and behind the scenes of this weekend-long festival.”

As lead sponsor of the Mountain Games, GoPro will outfit athletes and music headliners with cameras to capture unique POV footage of all aspects of the festival experience. GoPro, best known for its ties to the action and adventure sports communities, has recently expanded its presence in music with the launch of the HERO3+ Black Edition/Music, which includes specially designed mounts and accessories to capture professional quality photos and video of any musical moment. Musicians including Tokyo Police Club, Cold War Kids and Xavier Rudd can easily mount the camera to instruments, microphone stands, turntables and other stage equipment to capture immersive GoPro style footage of any performance, including those at the GoPro Mountain Games.

Xavier Rudd, who performed at the 2011 Mountain Games, returns to Vail with his multi-instrumental act on Thursday, June 5, following the Bud Light Lime Steep Creek Kayak Championships on class V Homestake Creek. Rudd is a favorite on the Colorado mountain music scene, playing a high-energy show that features didgeridoos, drums, banjos, harmonicas and guitars.

The Canadian indie rock band Tokyo Police Club was formed in 2005 and are scheduled to release their third record, Forcefield, later this month. The quirky, high-energy rockers’ new album includes the tracks “Argentina (Parts I, II and II),” “Hot Tonight” and “Toy Guns” showcasing climactic drum builds, thundering bass lines and driving guitar riffs. Tokyo Police Club is slated to perform on Friday, June 6 following the GoPro Mountain Game’s marquee GoPro Slopestyle competition.

Formed in 2004, the Cold War Kids released their breakthrough album Robbers & Cowards to considerable acclaim in 2006. The Long Beach, California-based band released its fourth studio album, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, last year and has been on an aggressive touring schedule ever since, playing some of the country’s biggest music festivals. With dramatic vocals from lead singer Nathan Willet and plenty of drum heavy, foot-stomping instrumentals, the Cold War Kids free street concert in Vail is sure to be a crowd pleaser Saturday night, immediately following the IFSC Bouldering World Cup finals, the only World Cup bouldering event in the United States.

Registration for the 2014 GoPro Mountain Games is available at www.gopromountaingames.com. Spectating at the GoPro Mountain Games, and all concerts are free and open to the public.

About the Vail Valley Foundation

Founded in 1981, The Vail Valley Foundation is charged with enriching the Vail Valley and sustaining its unique spirit through the delivery of unparalleled arts, world class athletics and inspiring education programs throughout the community. In addition to the GoPro Mountain Games, other examples of upcoming athletics-based Vail Valley Foundation projects include the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships (Feb 2-15, 2015), The Audi Birds of Prey World Cup (Dec 2-7, 2014) and the Korbel American Ski Classic (Mar 19-23, 2014). For additional information on the Foundation, visit www.vvf.org, or follow us socially on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

About GoPro
GoPro’s versatile cameras and accessories enable people to self-capture immersive and engaging footage of themselves enjoying their favorite activities. From extreme to mainstream, GoPro’s HERO® line of wearable and gear-mountable capture devices are transforming the way consumers, professional athletes, and video production professionals capture, manage and share meaningful photo and video content. Based in San Mateo, California, GoPro’s products are sold through more than 25,000 stores in over 100 countries worldwide and direct via GoPro.com. GoPro branded content is shared and enjoyed by millions of people on popular media channels such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo and YouTube.

GOPRO® and HERO® are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro, Inc. in the United States and other countries



Top 10 Hardbody Running Songs – Volume 1


Looking to mix things up on your run? We’re here to help with new playlists you can subscribe to on spotify. If you’re not familiar with the music program, check it out. You can listen for free or become a premium member. We can’t get enough music so of course we’re premium members.

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Check out our Top 10 Hardbody Running Songs Volume 1 for your next cardio session. Do you have songs that help you get through a run? Let us know in the comments or on our facbeook page. Tweet us @hardbodynews and let us know what you think.

Top 10 Hardbody Running Songs – Volume 1
1. SUMMER – Calvin Harris
2. MORE – RedOne Jimmy Joker Remix
3. FEEL SO CLOSE – Calvin Harris
4. DON’T WAKE ME UP – Chris Brown
5. INTERNATIONAL LOVE – Pitbull, Christ Brown
6. YEAH 3x – Chris Brown
7. CLUB CAN’T HANDLE ME – Feat. Guetta – Flo Rida
8. HERE WE GO – Hard Rock Sofa, Swanky Tunes
9. SANDSTORM – Darude
10. ONE DAY / RECKONING SONG (Wanklemut Remix) – Asaf Avidan, The Mojos



Arnold Schwarzenegger on The Tonight Show – “Get to the Chopper!”


Jimmy Fallon continues to light up late night. This time Arnold stops by to promote his new movie and does a skit with Jimmy. Hilarious.

arnold the chopper

Jimmy shows a clip from one of Arnold’s recent QVC appearances where he’s discussing two of his favorite kitchen products. via youtube

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Kylie Minogue’s New Music Video – Sexercize


Kylie Minogue is back with a hardbody and a workout err new music video. We’re not quite sure how comfortable it would be to wear these outfits working out but hey that’s not really the point. The video lives up to the song’s namesake but is it sexy or raunchy?

sexercize

Take a look and you decide.

Kylie Minogue – Sexercize Lyrics
Flexin’, we’re uptight
Keep on moving too nice
Move it for me tonight
Let me see you sexercize
It’s not just your body
Gotta keep it up with me
My mind is seven sea
Let me see you sexercize
I wanna see you beat all your best times
And if you’re lucky I’mma teach you
Let’s just turn you blind

Let me see you sexercize
Come on, baby (bounce, bounce)
Sexercize
Feel the burn
Sexercize
Let me see you take it down, take it down
Let me see you take it up
Let me see you bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce

Let me see you sexercize
Come on, baby (bounce, bounce)
Sexercize
Feel the burn
Sexercize
Let me see you take it down, take it down
Let me see you take it up
Let me see you bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce
Let me see you…

Strech it up baby
You take your time though
I’m burning, push in me
Let me see you sexercize
I’ll make you wait for more
Make you beat to the core
Tomorrow you’ll be sore
Let me see you sexercize

I wanna see you beat all your best times
And if you’re lucky I’mma teach you
Let’s just turn you blind

Let me see you sexercize
Come on, baby (bounce, bounce)
Sexercize
Feel the burn
Sexercize
Let me see you take it down, take it down
Let me see you take it up
Let me see you bounce bounce, bounce, bounce

Let me see you sexercize
Come on, baby (bounce, bounce)
Sexercize
Feel the burn
Sexercize
Let me see you take it down, take it down
Let me see you take it up
Let me see you bounce bounce, bounce, bounce
Let me see you…

Get it, get it, Sexercize
Put your hands in the sky if you feel alright
Get it, get it, Sexercize
Don’t move it, don’t quit
If you wanna sit tight
Get it, get it, Sexercize
Sexercize, Sexercize
Get it, get it, Sexercize
Sexercize, Sexercize

Let me see you sexercize
Come on, baby (bounce, bounce)
Sexercize
Feel the burn
Sexercize
Let me see you take it down, take it down
Let me see you take it up
Let me see you bounce bounce, bounce, bounce

Read more: Kylie Minogue – Sexercize Lyrics | MetroLyrics



First Female Little Person Competes in NPC Figure


You’ve probably met someone who says the’d like to compete in a show but how many of them have followed through with it? It takes dedication to compete. Just ask Arizona resident Amanda Loy. Amanda took the stage over the weekend in her first NPC Figure competition but she’s not your average competitor. The 22-year old nursing student was born with hypochondroplasia, a form of short-limbed dwarfism. At four feet tall and weighing just 72 pounds she became the smallest woman to ever compete in the NPC.

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The upbeat and positive competitor explained her condition to KPHO CBS 5 as “pretty much like an average height body, shrunk down into a smaller package.” Amanda finished fourth at the NPC Natural Western USA Figure competition and we’re told was a fan favorite at the show. Check out her story in the video below.


Thank you Amanda for reminding us all that “if you want to be fit and be the best you can be, it just takes dedication.”

Lead image via CBS 5



FDA Proposes Updates to Nutrition Facts Labels


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The proposed label also would replace out-of-date serving sizes to better align with how much people really eat, and it would feature a fresh design to highlight key parts of the label such as calories and serving sizes.

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“Our guiding principle here is very simple: that you as a parent and a consumer should be able to walk into your local grocery store, pick up an item off the shelf, and be able to tell whether it’s good for your family,” said First Lady Michelle Obama. “So this is a big deal, and it’s going to make a big difference for families all across this country.”

“For 20 years consumers have come to rely on the iconic nutrition label to help them make healthier food choices,” said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. “To remain relevant, the FDA’s newly proposed Nutrition Facts label incorporates the latest in nutrition science as more has been learned about the connection between what we eat and the development of serious chronic diseases impacting millions of Americans.”

Some of the changes to the label the FDA proposed today would:

Require information about the amount of “added sugars” in a food product. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans states that intake of added sugar is too high in the U.S. population and should be reduced. The FDA proposes to include “added sugars” on the label to help consumers know how much sugar has been added to the product.

Update serving size requirements to reflect the amounts people currently eat. What and how much people eat and drink has changed since the serving sizes were first put in place in 1994. By law, serving sizes must be based on what people actually eat, not on what people “should” be eating. Present calorie and nutrition information for the whole package of certain food products that could be consumed in one sitting.

Present “dual column” labels to indicate both “per serving” and “per package” calorie and nutrition information for larger packages that could be consumed in one sitting or multiple sittings.

Require the declaration of potassium and vitamin D, nutrients that some in the U.S. population are not getting enough of, which puts them at higher risk for chronic disease. Vitamin D is important for its role in bone health. Potassium is beneficial in lowering blood pressure. Vitamins A and C would no longer be required on the label, though manufacturers could declare them voluntarily.

Revise the Daily Values for a variety of nutrients such as sodium, dietary fiber and Vitamin D. Daily Values are used to calculate the Percent Daily Value on the label, which helps consumers understand the nutrition information in the context of a total daily diet.

While continuing to require “Total Fat,” “Saturated Fat,” and “Trans Fat” on the label, “Calories from Fat” would be removed because research shows the type of fat is more important than the amount.

Refresh the format to emphasize certain elements, such as calories, serving sizes and Percent Daily Value, which are important in addressing current public health problems like obesity and heart disease.

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The proposed updates reflect new dietary recommendations, consensus reports, and national survey data, such as the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, nutrient intake recommendations from the Institute of Medicine, and intake data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The FDA also considered extensive input and comments from a wide range of stakeholders.

“By revamping the Nutrition Facts label, FDA wants to make it easier than ever for consumers to make better informed food choices that will support a healthy diet.” said Michael R. Taylor, the FDA’s deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine. “To help address obesity, one of the most important public health problems facing our country, the proposed label would drive attention to calories and serving sizes.”

The Nutrition Facts label has been required on food packages for 20 years, helping consumers better understand the nutritional value of foods so they can make healthy choices for themselves and their families. The label has not changed significantly since 2006 when information on trans fat had to be declared on the label, prompting manufacturers to reduce partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of trans fat, in many of their products.

The changes proposed today affect all packaged foods except certain meat, poultry and processed egg products, which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The FDA is also proposing to make corresponding updates to the Supplement Facts label on dietary supplements where applicable.

The agency is accepting public comment on the proposed changes for 90 days.

The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.

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RESULTS: Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Physique Championships


Winners Announced for the Eighth-Annual Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Physique Championships
COLUMBUS, OHIO – About 700 of the top amateur competitors from around the world competed in the Arnold Amateur IFBB International Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Physique Championships at Veterans Memorial Auditorium and the Greater Columbus Convention Center February 28 – March 1, 2014 as a part of the Arnold Sports Festival.

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Overall winners in each division include: (competitor’s number)
Men’s Bodybuilding – Kyung Won Kang of Korea (475)
Men’s Classic Bodybuilding – Sergii Gorenkov of Ukraine (60)
Men’s Masters Bodybuilding – Eduardo Zoega de Oliviera of Brasil (17)
Fitness – Aurika Tyrgale of Russia (70)
Figure – Andressa Ribeiro of Brasil (168)
Figure Masters – Jessica MacMillan of Canada (87)
Bikini – Kenea Yancey of USA/Atlanta, GA (117)
Men’s Physique – Felipe Murakami of Brasil (267)
Women’s Physique – Bruna Miyagui of Brasil (336)

“Athletes represented 65 different countries this year making it one of the biggest international events of its kind,” said Bob Lorimer, owner of MetroFitness Gyms and the events co-producer with the Fitness Factory’s Mike Davies. “We are fortunate to collaborate with such fantastic partners like Rafael Santonja, President of the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Jim Manion, President of the Nation Physique Committee who help us bring together so many talented competitors,” Lorimer added.

Arnold Amateur winners in men’s bodybuilding, fitness, figure and bikini who earn Pro-cards will be invited to compete in a future Arnold Classic, Fitness International, Figure International or Bikini International.

Matthias Botthof, Essa Obaid, Roelly Winklaar, Tarek Ellsetorhi, Diana Monteiro, Elena Shportun, Marie Garmen Gomez, Sylvia Tremblay and Noemi Olah are among previous Arnold Amateur winners who have competed as professionals in their respective divisions.

Overall winners received tickets to the Arnold Classic finals and were recognized on stage and photographed with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The winners of each weight or height class received a Tony Nowak Arnold Classic jacket. The top five competitors in each weight or height class received trophies.

Click here for complete scoresheets/results. (PDF)

WOMEN’s PHYSIQUE

OVERALL: Bruna da Costa Miyagui (Brasil)

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1. Bruna Miyagui (Brasil)
2. Rosanna Harte (United Kingdom)
3. Giudittta Magazzino (Italy)
4. Margaret Negrete (USA)
5. Federica Gastaldi (Italy)
6. Luciane Vieira (Brasil)
7. April Dumouchel (Czech Republic)
8. Karolina Holubcová
9. Marisol Solis (Mexico)
10. Toni Wheeler (USA)
11. Teresa Heron (Canada)
12. Brewer Eklund (USA)
13. Carina Espinoza (Argentina)
14. Jeante Argandoã
15. Marea Warde (United Kingdom)
16. Amy Mendez (USA)
17. Gwen Fuerte (USA)
T18. All Other Competitors

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1. Joan Liew (Singapore)
2. Ester Parisi (Italy)
3. Paola Sanchez (Dominican Republic)
4. Katie Lee (USA)
5. Lorena Inarra (Spain)
6. Camila Mendes de Campos (Brasil)
7. Lucy Cerantula (Canada)
8. Dr. Alexandra Heberger (Canada)
9. Evy Rustad (Norway)
10. Toni Hill (USA)
11. Robin Eve (Canada)
12. Julia Foery (Switzerland)
13. Hayley Brylewski (United Kingdom)
14. Iris Swatuk (Canada)
15. Bianca Antunes Nobrega (Brasil)
16. Reshanna Boswell (USA)
T17. All Other Competitors

FITNESS

OVERALL: Aurika Tyrgale (Russia)

Short
1. Aurika Tyrgale (Russia)
2. Kristine Duba (USA)
3. Tanina Terragni (Argentina)
4. Cicely Kyle (USA)
5. Anna-Elise Bowman (USA)
6. Christine Ray (Australia)
7. Amber Parsley (USA)
8. Donnice Christian (USA)
9. Toni Wheeler (USA)
10. Monica Vargas (USA)
11. Kendra Stiffler (USA)
12. Sydney Gilpin (USA)

Tall
1. Oksana Orobets (Ukraine)
2. Marta Aguiar (Uruguay)
3. Brittany Kanne (Canada)
4. Giorgia Foroni (Italy)
5. Samantha Sage (USA)
6. Alyssa Gualtieri (USA)

FIGURE

OVERALL: Andressa Ribieko (Brasil)

Figure A Class
1. Jessica MacMillan (Canada)
2. Angela Derzapf (Germany)
3. Jessica Coate (New Zealand)
4. Janaína Ferreira da Silva (Brasil)
5. Stina Telhammer (Sweden)
6. Nora Martinez (Paraguay)
7. Valentina Mazzola (Italy)
8. Ekaterina Grima (Ukraine)
9. Cristina Romano (Italy)
10. Marjan Washington (USA)
11. Allessandra Tantari (Italy)
12. Katrina Kocielska (Canada)
13. Olesia Plikus (Russia)
14. Kristine Duba (USA)
15. Loreto Del Carmen Soto (Chile)

Figure B Class
1. Rosimar Lopes (Brasil)
2. Macha Douard (Canada)
3. Yaroslava Nikolaeva (Russia)
4. Ania Anvaryfar (Canada)
5. Susse Hougaard (Denmark)
6. Shay Diggs (USA)
7. Karolina Botkova (United Kingdom)
8. Nicole Schepp (Canada)
9. Sabrina Burgess (Bermuda)
10. Julia Emanuele (Canada)
11. Sarah Parks (USA)
12. Reem Al-Bareeq (United KIngdom)
13. Cecilie Lind (Denmark)
14. Karla Plott (USA)
15. Alicia McDowell (USA)
16. Laura Marenco (El Salvador)
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18. Mandy Hill (USA)
19. Jaimy Maktari (USA)
20. Jheaneale Bahadosingh (Bahamas)

Figure C Class
1. Andressa Ribeiro (Brasil)
2. Maria Scotland (United Kingdom)
3. Solveig Wilhelms (Norway)
4. Eszter Patti (United Kingdom)
5. Sarah Gacsy (USA)
6. Vanesa Burke (USA)
7. Carli Terepka (USA)
8. Brandy Red Smith (USA)
9. Haidy Cruz (Dominican Republic)
10. Samantha Sage (USA)
11. Canan Yavas (Netherlands)
12. Renee Black (USA)
13. Jennifer Salinas (USA)

Figure D Class
1. Renata Guaraciaba (Brasil)
2. Lucrecia Tolkachier (Argentina)
3. Nury Perez (Mexico)
4. Samantha Smith (USA)
5. Oksana Blanyuk (USA)
6. Eliyan Lobez (Austalia)
7. Zuleica Rezende (USA)
8. Carri Woodgerd (USA)
9. Elena Cuzuioc (Italy)
10. Ranae Cann (Bermuda)
11. Sonia Lopez (Honduras)
12. Charlene Gilbert (Canada)
13. Lesley Barents (Netherlands)
14. Laura Stevenson (Canada)
15. Maria Lepe (USA)
16. Katherine Glen (Canada)
17. Beata Antoninas (Canada)
18. Amanda Graham (USA)
19. L. Dawn Charlton (Bahamas)
20. Shameella Simons (Bermuda)

Figure E Class
1. Rachel Killam (Canada)
2. Andy Forbes (Australia)
3. Katalin Jasztrab (Hungary)
4. Emillie-Jean Bisgrove-Cole (Australia)
5. Kristin Russell (USA)
6. Virginia Kinkel (USA)
7. Marcelle Collisson (South Africa)
8. Viaura Centeno (U.S. Virgin Island)
9. Melissa Moen (USA)
10. Shirley van den Bos (Netherlands)
11. Rosemarie Roodenburg (Netherlands)

FIGURE MASTERS

OVERALL: Jessica McMillan (Canada)

Short
1. Jessica MacMillan (USA)
2. Ania Anvaryfar (Candada)
3. Brigitte Subrin (France)
4. Viviana Gimenez (Paraguay)
5. Heidi Jentes (USA)
6. Sônia Tavares (Brasil)
7. Cristina Romano (Italy)
8. Nicole Schepp (Canada)
9. Joesfina Monsivais (USA)
10. Jaimy Maktari (USA)
11. Patrizia Garnero (Italy)
12. Melitta Simmons (USA)
13. Laura Lee Bater (Canada)
14. Beth Marie Siracuse (USA)
15. Deb Seyler (USA)
T16. All Other Competitors

Medium
1. Maria Scotland (United Kingdom)
2. Zuleica Rezende (USA)
3. Brandy Red Smith (USA)
4. Yolanda Tillman (USA)
5. Jodie Parker (Australia)
6.
7. Sharon Fillyaw (USA)
8. Haidy Cruz (Dominican Republic)
9. Ursula Domingues (Brasil)
10. Katherine Glen (Canada)
11. Mayra Baez (Mexico)
12. Canan Yavas (Netherlands)
13. Sophie Haddad (USA)
14. Heidi Giffin (USA)
15. Sandy Wilkerson (USA)
16. Federica Ghezzi (Italy)

Tall
1. Paola Sanchez (Dominican Republic)
2. Tina Glass (USA)
3. Martha Lope
4. Rosalind Alexander (Singapore)
5. Rosemarie Roodenburg (Netherlands)

BIKINI
OVERALL: Kenea Yancey (United States)

Bikini A Class
1. Romina Basualdo (Argentina)
2. Anya Ells (Canada)
3. Virág Kiss (Hungary)
4. Angie Mellon (USA)
5. Ashley Sisko (USA)
6. Nikki Jenkins Robinsons (United Kingdom)
7. Veronica Zamora (Mexico)
8. Maddie Abrams (USA)
9. Julenoy Dias Vieira (Brasil)
10. Arlena Oliva (USA)
11. Amanda Fils-Aime (USA)
12. Clarissa Campos de Oliveira (Brasil)
13. Katalin Egervári
14. Amanda Fantell (USA)
15. Farncesca Biondi (Italy)
16. Laura Huddleston (USA)
T17. All Other Competitors

Bikini B Class
1. Shalagh Paton (Canada)
2. Oksana Artemova (Russia)
3. Yana Kashcheeva (Russia)
4. Julie Royer (Canada)
5. Maidê Salles Nogueira (Brasil)
6. Giannina Lujan-Ripoli (Peru)
7. Heather Hayes (USA)
8. Samantha Hastings (USA)
9. Naiara Schubert (Brasil)
10. Tiffany Ranalli (USA)
11. Anita Bekus (United Kingdom)
12. Heather Rickard (USA)
13. Andrea Secara (USA)
14. Ágnes Sebestyén (Hungary)
15. ANtonella Trantaki (German)
T16. All Other Competitors

Bikini C Class
1. Kenea Yancey (USA)
2. Sheena Martin (New Zealand)
3. Tiffany Inboden (USA)
4. Lisa Marie Tydings (USA)
5. Cara Dukes (USA)
6. Britainie DeGarbott (USA)
7. Ekaterina Usmanova (Russia)
8. Nina Ross (United Kingdom)
9. Keishawna Griffin (USA)
10. Beth Hall (USA)
11. Sarah Allen (Australia)
12. Vladyslava Selitbovska (Ukraine)
13. Chantelle Harvey-Houghton
14. Olga Olafsdóttir (Iceland)
15. Alane Ayet Adapt (USA)
T16. All Other Competitors

Bikini D Class
1. Kerri Keller (USA)
2. Aimee Chitty (New Zealand)
3. Marina Diaz (France)
4. Mimi Macias (USA)
5. Sophie Guidolin (Australia)
6. Olga Viazmetinova (Ukraine)
7. Alzira Rodriguez (Dominican Republic)
8. Irina Vasilyeva (Russia)
9. Alaina Ravens (USA)
10. Olivia McIntire (USA)
11. Ashley Nelson (USA)
12. Olivia London (Canada)
13. Alesia Chuchkevich (USA)
14. Egle Eller-Nabi (Estonia)
15. Lisa Netherly (USA)
16. Diana Delgado (Ecuador)
T17. All Other Competitors

Bikini E Class
1. Liana Moroz (Russia)
2. Magnea Gunnarsdoóttir (Iceland)
3. Cassandra Marshall (USA)
4. Alexis Young (USA)
5. Alexis Nicole (USA)
6. Gabriella Rákóczi (Hungary)
7. Jessica Bish (USA)
8. Tressia Murphy (Canada)
9. Deavin Bowser (USA)
10. Ekaterina Timofeeva (Russia)
11.
12. Shawna McClosky (USA)
13. Sandra Tavarez (USA)
14. Stephanie Gemmer (USA)
15. Tiffany Morice (USA)
16. Leslie Lewis (USA)
17. Katalin Jasztrab (Hungary)

Bikini F Class
1. Anna Kiseleva (Russia)
2. Nini Gøthler (Denmark)
3. Brittany Brinkman (USA)
4. Amy Bella (USA)
5. Jill Bunny (Canada)
6. Kathrin Hollmann (Germany)
7. Vanessa Albarran (USA)
8. Traisha Martin (USA)
9. Carley Wissner (USA)
10. Aoalheiour Yr Ólafsdóttir (Iceland)
11. Jenni Aaskov (Denmark)
12. Alexandra Roane (USA)
13. Andrea DeOrio (USA)
14. Brittany Gill (USA)
15. Helen Fritsch (USA)



Alison Overholt Hired as Editor-In-Chief of espnW


Alison Overholt Hired as Editor-In-Chief of espnW; Added Focus on Editorial Strategy
espnW has realigned its structure to more strongly focus its efforts on editorial strategy, drive espnW’s multimedia business and create TV integration opportunities. The espnW team will continue to be led by Laura Gentile, vice president, who is taking on the added responsibility for all espnW content. In addition to the restructuring efforts, espnW has hired Alison Overholt as editor-in-chief of espnW. Overholt will report to Gentile as well as Patrick Stiegman, vice president digital/print media, ESPN.
“We are proud of espnW’s growth, its content and the innovative initiatives we have pursued as we have established our brand,” said Gentile. “As we continue to strengthen our voice and new ways to connect with fans, we’ve identified the need to further align the espnW business vision with its editorial strategy. Creating one unified team, across business and content, will help ensure espnW’s future success serving women who love sports.”

Alison Overholt

Alison Overholt, former deputy editor, ESPN Publishing, will work on developing comprehensive content strategies through digital, mobile, social, print, and video. Most recently, she developed content strategies and editorial mission and direction as part of her own business, 183Ink, LLC, for Hearst Publishing and Seventeen Magazine, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and NASDAQ OMX, among others. Overholt spent five years at ESPN in a variety of roles including senior editor, ESPN The Magazine and founding editor, espnW (2009 – 2010); senior editor, special projects, ESPN The Magazine (2007 – 2009); and general editor, sports business and lifestyle, ESPN The Magazine, (2005 – 2007). She has also served as a contributor to Fast Company, Fortune, O: The Oprah Magazine, Cosmo and The Wall Street Journal. Overholt has also served as an adjunct professor at New York University’s Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management since 2012. Reporting to Overholt will be espnW’s editors, and writers and contributors, and espnW’s social media director, Katie Richman. Overholt, whose first day is Monday, April 14, will be based at ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Conn.

“Alison rejoins ESPN bringing her passion and creativity, a keen intellect and an understanding of the ESPN culture,” added Gentile. “Her experience will help drive espnW’s mission of serving women who love sports and inspiring and engaging them every day.”

Overholt said, “I am thrilled to be rejoining the company. The espnW team has tremendous momentum, and I’m looking forward to working with this talented group to unify our voice across all our platforms.”

Carol Stiff, who in 20-plus years at ESPN has become one of the most influential people in women’s college sports, will take on new expanded responsibilities focused on driving espnW’s multimedia business and creating TV integration opportunities across ESPN networks, within studio and live event programming and across The Walt Disney Company. Stiff, who will assume the new role of vice president, multimedia strategy and integration, will also work closely with ESPN on-air talent and drive opportunities for espnW across ESPN3, WatchESPN, the SEC Network and ESPNU. Stiff who joined the espnW team in February 2013 as vice president, content program and integration, will now report directly to Gentile.

About espnW
espnW’s mission is to serve women as fans and athletes. 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.



Kaltwasser Wins New Zealand Pro – Complete Results


Ashley Kaltwasser has been virtually unstoppable in the IFBB Pro Bikini division. She won the Bikini International earlier this month and followed it up with a win in Australia. Last night she won the New Zealand Pro Bikini title. Will she slow down and take a break before the Olympia? Only time will tell but she’s positioned herself as the one to beat in the division.

ashley kaltwasser

Stacey Alexander finished in second and India Paulino was third. New Zealand’s Jade MacKinnon took home fourth and rounding out the top five was Sheena Martin.

2014 IFBB NEW ZEALAND PRO BIKINI RESULTS
1. Ashley Kaltwasser
2. Stacey Alexander
3 India Paulino
4. Jade MacKinnon
5. Sheena Martin
6. Aimee Wright
7. Leigh Brandt
8. Amy Van Den Broek
9. Anne-Marie Caravallho
10. Ebony Quince
11. Elyse Inglis

2014 IFBB NEW ZEALAND PRO MEN’s 212
1. Jose Raymond
2. Petr Vanis
3. Mike Debenham
4. Salah Ibarham
5. Sam Mohammad
6. Teina O’Malley
7. Joe Ulberg



2014 International Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


The 2014 International Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was co-hosted by Dr. Robert Goldman and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger March 1, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. More than 100 members of the international media covered the sport legend and star-studded event at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.

International Sports Hall of Fame

Inductees in the 2014 class included: action movie star and martial artist Jason Statham; 8-time Mr. Olympia bodybuilding champion Lee Haney; 5-time world champion in karate, weapons and movie star Cynthia Rothrock; greatest Olympic wrestler and collegiate coach in history Dan Gable; bodybuilding and fitness icons and leaders Joe Weider, Ben Weider and Betty Weider.

Videos from the event:
• Jim Lorimer Introduction

• Dr. Robert Goldman Welcome

• Lee Haney

• Jason Statham

• Cynthia Rothrock

• Dan Gable

• Betty Weider

• Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

The International Sports Hall of Fame is a 501(c) Non Profit foundation established to honor the world’s greatest sport legends. “This global organization believes that these remarkable athletes should endure and be recognized long after their careers have ended,” said Dr. Robert Goldman, founder and chairman of the International Sports Hall of Fame. “Just as important is what Hall of Fame candidates do later in life, in giving back to others and society, with charity work, and mentoring young people.”

The induction ceremonies are held annually at the Arnold Sports Festival, which is the largest multi-sport event in the nation. In 2014 the festival grew to a record 50 sports and events which attracted 175,000 sports and fitness fans to watch 18,000 athletes compete.

For more information including videos and photos of the event please visit:
www.SportsHOF.org and https://www.facebook.com/robert.goldman2.

Photo courtesy of ISHOF.For more information including videos and photos of the event please visit www.SportsHOF.org.



Noy Alexander Wins the 2014 MuscleContest Pro Bikini


The 2014 Musclecontest.com Pro Bikini field wasn’t the largest we’ve seen in the pro ranks but with three contests being held on the same day, one was bound to field fewer than the others. Despite the small turnout, the winner was no less deserving. Noy Alexander notched her first pro open win of her career in unanimous fashion. She was victorious last year in the inaugural Sacramento Pro Master’s division. Lissette Howard finished in second and Canada’s Jaclyn Wilson finished in third.

2014 MuscleContest Pro Bikini Results
1. Noy Alexander
2. Lisette Howard
3. Jaclyn Wilson
4. Tamara Haddad
5. Karey A Grabow
6. Ashley Pfaff
7. Lisa Roy

2014 MuscleContest Pro Bikini Masters Results
1. Lisa Roy



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