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Muscular Development Features Dana Linn Bailey on Cover


dana linn bailey magazine
Dana Linn Bailey is without question the most fascinating female in the IFBB Pro League. She’s gone from missing the top five in an amateur Figure competition (6th place in 2006, her first show) to making history by winning the inaugural Women’s Physique Olympia in 2013. She also notched her name in history by becoming the first ever Women’s Physique Pro at the 2011 NPC JR USA.

She’s had success competing but it’s her hustle away from stage that is making waves in the industry. Dana Linn has built a fan base that’s unlike any you’ve seen. She boasts over 1.4 million fans on Facebook and over 743,000 followers on instagram. At any given event you’ll see fans wait hours to meet and take a selfie with her. You have to admire the hustle it took to get that level of stardom in the bodybuilding world. It’s something few have ever achieved, especially as a female with muscle.

Dana (DLB as she’s known by her thousands of fans) is making history once again by gracing the cover of Muscular Development magazine. The magazine is known for being the “hardcore bodybuilding” publication. The magazine typically features a professional male bodybuilder that looks larger than life on the cover. Occasionally there will be a female featured on the cover but she’s typically in a swimsuit and paired with some bro cheese’n from ear to ear.

DLB MD Cover

Muscular Development Features Dana Linn Bailey on Cover

For the June 2015 issue the publishers of MD rolled the dice on putting DLB, a woman with muscle on the cover. They didn’t put her in a bikini, photoshop off her muscle or outer her next to an oiled up dude. It’s something that hasn’t been seen since the 90s when women’s bodybuilding was in its heyday. They were smart for featuring her on the cover and the only thing smarter would have been doing it before last year’s Olympia or before this year’s Arnold. Had they done that you can bet your high-priced food cooler that every person in her line would have a copy of the mag. No doubt DLB fans will still have a copy in their hands for her to sign. Will the cover sell? No question about it, at least in my opinion.


Dana is currently preparing for an appearance on American Ninja Warrior documenting it on her Youtube Channel.

Lead image & cover via MD



Quest Nutrition Announces New Flavored Bar


enjoymint
The most popular protein bar on the market will be adding a new member to their family on Tuesday, April 21st. Quest Nutrition has been teasing fans over the past few days about a new flavor and today they announced the new flavor. On their social media outlets Quest Nutrition asked, “Are you excited for this double dose of deliciousness?! ‪#‎Enjoymint‬”

While we haven’t tried the new bar yet but if it tastes half as good as they make it looking in their new marketing materials. Sign us up! The bars will only be available on questnutrition.com, at least for the first 30 or so days.

new quest bar

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Can a Fitness & Wellness Regimen Empower Women?


Can a Fitness & Wellness Regimen Empower Women?
Celebrity Trainer Holly Perkins Explains 3 Reasons Why It Can

From an early age, women have foisted on them images of the “ideal” female body, and self-esteem can plummet when they fail to measure up.

But celebrity trainer Holly Perkins says it’s time women stop buying into those societal pressures.

“There’s this perception that all women need to look like perfect runway models,” says Perkins. “They can feel the anxiety building when they are trying to meet someone else’s expectations. That’s when the effort to lose weight or get fit can add to the stresses of life instead of relieving them.”

Certainly, women should want to improve their health, get fit and look gorgeous all at the same time, says Perkins, who recently released a home-exercise system designed specifically for women called baladea (www.baladea.com), with regimens she developed to fuse fitness and wellness exercises.

But getting in shape needs to be something women want for themselves, and not an effort to mimic some airbrushed image on a magazine cover at the supermarket, she says.

Perkins realized several years ago that her clients met their weight-loss goals faster when she created programs that addressed both their fitness and wellness needs at the same time.

They also felt happier about themselves. So she incorporated yoga and other stress-relieving and relaxation techniques into the baladea program.

Perkins offers three reasons why the right fitness and wellness regimen can empower women and emancipate them from society’s image pressures:

• Because looking good makes you feel good. That’s especially true when you’re trying to look good to please yourself and not others, Perkins says. “There’s this sense of empowerment when you exercise, eat a healthier diet and lose weight because it’s what you want and not because of peer pressure or societal pressures,” she says.

Self-esteem rises when you improve your image on your terms, she says, and as a result “looking gorgeous never felt better.”

• Because the science says so. Research shows that stress can keep you from losing weight and might even cause you to add pounds. Even if you eat well and exercise, an excessive amount of stress can counteract all your efforts. That’s why meshing fitness and wellness works so well, Perkins says.

“Stress reduction and relaxation can significantly improve weight loss,” she says. “That allows you to look and feel your absolute best.”

• Because while improving your look, you also become healthier. You will feel amazing not just because of elevated self-esteem, but because your body really is functioning better because of the diet and exercise, Perkins says. Your energy level will rise and “you will feel ready for anything,” she says.

“You can look awesome and you can feel happy at the same time,” Perkins says. “It’s all about letting your true self shine.”

About Holly Perkins
Holly Perkins is a national fitness expert and developer of baladea (www.baladea.com), a customizable fitness and wellness system for women. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), one of the most prestigious certifications in the industry. She believes that making fitness a fun lifestyle is the best way to achieve true change. As one of the nation’s leading weight-loss experts and a highly sought-after celebrity trainer, she has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and on national TV shows.



P!nk Responds to Weight Criticism


P!nk is a Hardbody. Why? If it wasn’t obvious from her lyrics perhaps her response via twitter will clear things up. Being a HARDBODY is more than looking like a fitness competitor or a cover model. A Hardbody is strong on the inside. A Hardbody is confident and comfortable with themselves. A Hardbody isn’t afraid to speak their mind. P!nk is a Hardbody.

P!nk recently attended a cancer benefit and the online community became fixated on her looks. Her response to the critics was nothing short of awesome and it’s a great reminder to be happy with yourself. A little time off from being in tip top shape isn’t a bad thing. You don’t NEED to be ripped to feel pretty. You don’t need to have six pack abs to feel beautiful.

“I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off.” – Pink

“I can see that some of you are concerned about me from your comments about my weight. You’re referring to the pictures of me from last night’s cancer benefit that I attended to support my dear friend Dr. Maggie DiNome. She was given the Duke Award for her tireless efforts and stellar contributions to the eradication of cancer. But unfortunately, my weight seems much more important to some of you. While I admit that that dress didn’t photograph as well as it did in my kitchen, I will also admit that I felt very pretty. In fact, I feel beautiful. So, my good and concerned peoples, please don’t worry about me. I’m not worried about me. And I’m not worried about you either:)… I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off. Thanks for your concern. Love, cheesecake.”



Nike Women: Don’t let you stop you.


Nike Better for it
Nike has a new ad that encourages women to push through their inner voice and any doubts. The result? You’ll be be better for it. It’s a fun, lighthearted and real approach that will will resonate with anyone who has tried yoga, spinning running or even lifting weights. Nike Women - “Don’t let you stop you.”

Better For It – Inner Thoughts

IF YOU’VE GOT THE DRIVE TO GET BETTER, WE’VE GOT THE TOOLS AND GEAR TO HELP YOU DO IT. – NIKE

via youtube.



2015 GoPro Mountain Games Info


Go Pro Mountain Games

Registration Opens for the 2015 GoPro Mountain Games
The country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, music and mountain lifestyle welcomes its 14th edition, officially kicking off summer in less than 100 days. The 2015 GoPro Mountain Games, scheduled for June 4-7 in Vail, Colo., announced today that registration is now on sale.

Professional and amateur outdoor adventure athletes (both human and canine) are invited back to the mountains and rivers of Vail by registering now at GoProMountainGames.com and selecting from nine different sports and 25 disciplines including: x-country and road cyclingfreestyle8-Ballsprint and extreme kayakingraft crossWorld Cup Bouldering, stand up paddle sprint and surf cross, as well as trail and road running, dog comps, the Ultimate Mountain Challenge and the ever popular mud run.

“2014 represented our largest and most successful Mountain Games yet, with record attendance during the event window, says Mike Imhof, Senior Vice President of Sales & Operations for the Vail Valley Foundation, organizers of the annual event. “We’re very pleased with the significant and continued growth of the project each year alongside our title sponsor GoPro, and come June 2015, we will be excited to share new events, partners, concerts and more.

As in past years, participants are encouraged to enter early and online to save some money and ensure receipt of the highly coveted athlete swag bag, of which there is a limited quantity awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

The 2015 GoPro Mountain Games will feature more than $110,000 in prize money and some new additions and changes, including the Mountain Mud Run which will include a Kids-only wave, acting as a qualifier for the growing Kids Adventure Games race series, mud pit and multiple obstacles. The Mountain Games will shift away from the Slopestyle competition this June and plans to add a new event to the athletic line up. More details on the Mountain Mud Run, new competition(s) and the Mountains of Music free concert lineup will be announced soon. Athlete and spectator numbers are anticipated to break 60,000 during the weekend.

The GoPro Mountain Games is one of the most family-friendly events in Colorado and nearly a quarter of the event’s 2014 attendees were families. Throughout the four-day festival, kids can try kayaking, rock climbing, rafting, stand-up paddling, yoga, slacklining and ziplining all for free, and roam Gerber Gear Town to grab all sorts of swag from more than 80 exhibitors. Attendees are also encouraged to check out free concerts in Vail Village each night, the outdoor reel film series, GoPro training sessions, contests, giveaways and more.

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About the GoPro Mountain Games/Vail Valley Foundation
The GoPro Mountain Games is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. The Vail Valley Foundation is a Colorado 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to 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. For additional information on the Vail Valley Foundation, please visit www.vvf.org.

About GoPro
GoPro makes the world’s most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture immersive and engaging footage of themselves during their favorite activities. GoPro’s HERO line of wearable and gear mountable cameras are used collectively by more consumers, professional athletes, and video production professionals than any other camera in the world. Based in San Mateo, California, GoPro’s products are available in more than 30,000 stores in over 100 countries worldwide and direct via GoPro.com.

GOPRO®, HERO®, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Woodman Labs, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other company, product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their rightful owners.

News Release via gopromountaingames.com Photo from the 2014 GO PRO Mountain Games.



2015 Olympia Tickets on Sale Now


2015 Olympia
The Olympia is the show of shows in the world of bodybuilding and fitness. Only the best of the best can compete in the Olympia. In order to step on “The O” stage an IFBB Pro had to win a show, place top five at the previous year’s Olympia or finish in the top five of the Point Series. While the pro competitions anchor the weekend it’s become much more than that. It’s a weekend (in Las Vegas which is always fun) loaded with a monster expo, a variety of competitions, seminars and more. The 2015 Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Performance Weekend will be held on September 17-20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tickets to the big show are on sale now. If you’re an active member of the United State military there are tickets available specific for you! The Olympia website reads, “IFBB Professional League and Mr. Olympia, LLC are honored to have our Active Duty men and women in the military join us at the 2015 Olympia Weekend.”

EXPO TICKETS
Expo tickets are available ONLINE for a limited time only. EXPO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 & 19. Please note all Expo Tickets ordered online are kept at will call. Please make sure to print out your receipt and bring it to the Las Vegas Convention Center to be able to redeem your tickets NO EXCEPTIONS. You may pick up your tickets on Friday and Saturday starting at 9:00 AM. Although you’re able to pick up your tickets at 9:00 AM, entrance to the hall starts at 10:00 AM.

Each Expo Daily Pass purchased will receive one magazine subscription and each Weekend Pass purchased will receive two magazine subscriptions for a year. Magazines available: FLEX, Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness HERS and Men’s Fitness.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. NO EXCEPTIONS.

The Gold VIP package is already sold out however the Silver VIP package is still available. Get early access and up-close seating with the VIP package.

IFBB PRO EVENTS
2016 Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness & Bikini Olympia Finals, Mr. Olympia Prejudging
Friday, September 18, 2015
7:00 PM – Orleans Arena
ORDER ONLINE HERE
By Phone: (888) 234-2334

2015 Joe Weider’s Olympia Figure, 212 & Mr. Olympia Finals
Saturday, September 18, 2015
7:00 PM – Orleans Arena
ORDER ONLINE HERE
By Phone: (888) 234-2334

Note: Friday Prejudging is held on the Expo Stage for the Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Women’s Physique Showdown. Saturday’s expo stage will feature the Men’s Physique Showdown Prejudging & Final, Women’s Physique Finals and the Men’s Bodybuilding 212 Showdown prejudging.

For more information on the event schedule or how to become a sponsor of the 2015 Olympia visit mrolympia.com. Follow the Olympia on Facebook and Twitter for on-going updates. Use #olympia in all your social media posts to help organize the conversation.



2015 IFBB Edmonton Pro Show Cancelled


edmonton pro show
Yesterday it was announced that the FIBO Power Pro show was cancelled and today we learn there’s yet another show removed from the IFBB Pro League schedule. The IFBB Edmonton Pro was slated to feature Men’s Open Bodybuilding, Men’s 212 Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique, Women’s Physique, Figure and Bikini on April 17-19, 2015. A hefty undertaking to put on a show that big on top of an expo. It appears the promoter, Rick Knight bit off more than he could chew. The show has been removed from the IFBB Pro League schedule without notice or warning. Kind of a kick in the arse to competitors who were prepping and fans who were planning on attending the competition.


The show was being promoted on social media up until a couple of months ago. IFBB Pro bodybuilder Justin Compton his experience related to the show on MuscularDevelopment.com‘s forum, “I think the Edmonton show is cancelled as well. I reached out to the promoter several times before even doing the arnolds and he didn’t even respond to my emails. After Australia I even asked for a contract since it says to inquiry on the website and I still never got a response.” Others have noted they asked for contracts (required in order to compete in a pro show) but did not hear back.

When visiting the official site for the event (edmontonproshow.com) you’ll find nothing but the message below.

no go for pro show

We’ve reached out to the promoter for an official word but have yet to hear back.



2015 FIBO POWER – IFBB Pro Show Canceled


2015 FIBO POWER

The 2015 IFBB FIBO POWER Pro show has been canceled. On March 30th the promotion posted on Facebook that SCITEC Nutrition would be the new sponsor for the show and confirmed that three of their (the title sponsor) athletes would be competing. Yesterday, the promotion provided an update  that read (translated via Bing), “Not good news, many of you will be disappointed. We must unfortunately cancel the FIBO POWER night session. The reason: Some athletes can not start. Therefore the planned field not coming together. Since we make no half measures, we have decided to cancel the FIBO POWER night session completely. Because we think: where FIBO POWER is on it, should be in there also, FIBO POWER. Those who have already bought a ticket, refunded the entry of tickets.de of course. With the purchased ticket for the evening event you will receive free access to FIBO POWER continue to 2015.”

While a refunded ticket is great what about the competitors who trained weeks/months for the show? I’m not quite sure what “some athletes can not start” means but it’s horrible news for those who dieted their asses off to compete. It doesn’t matter if it was one or a hundred. If a show is on the schedule a competitor shouldn’t have to stress over if it is going to get canceled or not due to not enough people showing up. Is it the competitors’ fault that only a few people decided to compete? Not so much. Competitors should be pissed and so should fans.

The FIBO POWER Night session was slated to qualify one person for the Olympia in the Men’s Bodybuilding division. While this event didn’t feature any of the women’s pro events it is of concern when a pro show is canceled. It’s even more troubling when it’s canceled one week out from the competition.

The expo and other events will still take place.

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED IN FEBRUARY
FIBO POWER 2015 – Europe’s Biggest Meeting Point for the Bodybuilding, Weight Training and Martial Arts Community
2 February 2015

Comeback: the FIBO POWER Night Session returns
It’s back! The FIBO POWER Night Session will be the highlight of FIBO POWER 2015. Once FIBO had struck a deal with main sponsor Liftag late in 2014, a decision was made rapidly. Professional, competitive bodybuilding would come back to FIBO POWER. This year’s Night Session will focus on IFBB Pro Men’s Bodybuilding and the DBFV Amateur Bikini Cup sponsored by Olimp. The Night Session powered by Liftag will be staged on FIBO’s Saturday, 11 April 2015. Athletes interested in participating in the IFBB Pro competition should contact the IFBB Professional League to register, while female athletes interested in the Bikini Cup should get in touch directly with the DBFV.

Prejudging in the morning
IFBB Pro Men’s BB prejudging event will take place during the trade fair, on the new “Liftag Stage” in Hall 4.2 at 9:30 am on Saturday. Directly afterwards, all fans are invited to watch the Bikini women’s qualifying rounds in Hall 10.2 at 11:45 am.

Feminine aesthetics and defined muscles: see the finalists at the Kristallsaal
Starting at 6:00 pm, those who prevailed in prejudging will get a chance to triumph as the winners of the Night Session. Dennis “The Menace” James and Markus Rühl will serve as the hosts of the show at the Kristallsaal at the Exhibition Centre Cologne. During the first round of the IFBB Pro Men’s BB competition at 7:00 pm, all finalists will perform the compulsory poses and the group posedown. Starting at 7:45 pm, the victor of the DBFV Bikini Cup will be determined through individual performances and the T-walk. The evening’s highlight will follow at 8:15 pm: the final round of the IFBB Pro Men’s Bodybuilding competition. The champion of this event will qualify for Mr. Olympia in Las Vegas.

Tickets
All visitors are welcome to watch prejudging free of charge. Tickets for the finals during the Night Session are available in a range of price categories. For those who want more, the VIP Ticket adds the option of attending the Meet the Champs autograph signing session, plus free admission to FIBO/FIBO POWER on all four days and the 30 Years of FIBO Party (after the Night Session on FIBO’s Saturday).

All tickets can be booked by visiting http://fibopower.tickets.de/de/events/5818-FIBO_POWER_Night_Session_Liftag

 



2015 Arnold Classic Brasil Competitors Announced


2015 Arnold Classic Brasil Competitors
The third-annual Arnold Classic Brasil will be held May 29-31, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro and today we learned who has been invited to compete in the IFBB Pro portion of the weekend. The event features a large expo, amateur bodybuilding, strongman and many other events. The IFBB Pro League Men’s Bodybuilding and Women’s Fitness will be the center-piece of the event.

The inaugural Arnold Brasil Pro Fitness event was won by Ryall Graber in 2013 and last year Bethany Cisternino took home top honors. Both will be back again this year. Leading fitness pro Tanji Johnson is also on the list along with top contenders Regiane Da Silva and Myriam Capes. Rising stars Fiona Harris and Michelle Blank will be ones to watch a well.

Brandon Curry was the first-ever Arnold Classic Brasil champion and will look to add another trophy to his collection. He’ll have his work cut out for him as the men’s line up is a stacked one. Lionel Beyeke, Big Ramy, Victor Martinez, Juan Morel and Cedric McMillan have all shown they can win a show on any give day.

2015 Arnold Classic Brasil Pro Fitness(9)
Marta Aguiar
Michelle Blank
Myriam Capes
Regiane Da Silva
Ryall Graber
Fiona Harris
Tanji Johnson
Ashley Sebera
Bethany Wagner Cisternino

2015 Arnold Classic Brasil Pro Men (10)
Lionel Beyeke
Brandon Curry
Marius Dohne
Mamdouh Elssbiay (Big Ramy)
Toney Freeman
Victor Martinez
Cedric McMillan
Juan Morel
Ronny Rockel
Fred Smalls

NEWS RELEASE – ARNOLD CLASSIC BRASIL
Arnold Classic Brasil To Return In 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Arnold Sports Festival will return to Rio de Janeiro, Brasil in 2015.

The third-annual Arnold Classic Brasil will be held May 29-31, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro and will feature IFBB Pro League men’s bodybuilding and women’s fitness, a complete lineup of amateur bodybuilding events, other sports and a fitness expo.

Arnold Classic Brasil is a venture between Gov. Schwarzenegger, Arnold Sports Festival co-promoter Jim Lorimer, International Federation of Body Building president Rafael Santonja, and Savaget Promotions of Sáo Paulo, Brazil.

“We are very excited to return the Arnold Sports Festival to South America again in 2015,” Lorimer said. “The creation of the first Arnold Classic Europe in Madrid in October 2012 proved that there was great demand worldwide for the Arnold Sports Festival concept, and we have enjoyed similar great success in Rio de Janeiro the past two years.”

The Arnold Classic Brasil features professional men’s bodybuilding and women’s fitness sanctioned by the IFBB Pro League and amateur contests sanctioned by the International Federation of Body Building. Additional sports are also featured.

The Arnold Classic Brasil builds on the success of the Arnold Sports Festival, which began as the Arnold Classic professional men’s bodybuilding competition in 1989 and has grown to include more than 18,000 athletes competing in more than 45 sports and events each year. The Arnold Classic Europe debuted in October 2011 and will return in October 2012.

More Information
www.arnoldclassicbrasil.com.br

Arnold Classic Brasil Champions
Pro Bodybuilding
2013: Brandon Curry
2014: Steve Kuclo

Pro Fitness
2013: Ryall Vasani
2014: Bethany Cisternino

Visit Arnoldsportsfestival.com for more information on all the Arnold events and be sure to follow them on twitter @arnoldsports for the latest updates.



Michelle Rodriguez VS Ronda Rousey in Furious 7


Fast & Furious 7 women
The latest installment of the Fast & Furious movie franchise will be released this Friday, April 3rd. Furious 7 will have all the familiar characters and a few new ones. One of the more notable is rising sensation in Hollywood, Ronda Rousey. Rousey has been dominate inside the UFC octagon but her credentials outside of it are beginning to add up. She had a role in The Expendables 3, will appear in the upcoming Entourage movie and kicks some ass in Furious 7. The trailers and Behind-The-Scenes clips show Ronda throwing down against Michelle Rodriquez. “Ronda Rousey is a game changer. She’s so cool,” says Michelle Rodriguez. Michelle’s character in the movie is Leticia “Letty” Ortiz who is a no BS type of woman. Michelle genuinely seems excited to work with the UFC champ when talking about their fight scene.

Follow the movie online at:
WEBSITE: furious7.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/FastandFurious
TWITTER: twitter.com/FastFurious
INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/fastandfuriousmovie

Michelle Rodriguez:
WEBSITE: michellerodriguez.com/
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/MRodOfficial
TWITTER:twitter.com/MRodOfficial
INSTAGRAM:instagram.com/MRodOfficial

Ronda Rousey:
WEBSITE: rondarousey.net
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/ronda.cips
TWITTER:twitter.com/RondaRousey
INSTAGRAM:instagram.com/rondarousey/

Michelle Rodriguez VS Ronda Rousey in Furious 7

Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Fast & Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.

Listen to the Fast & Furious 7 Soundtrack on Spotify:

Lead image via FAST & FURIOUS 7 ©2015 – Universal Pictures



Lofty Goals with WWE’s Relaunch of TapouT


WWE & TapouT
Today Authentic Brands Group (ABG) and the WWE announced they will be relaunching the once popular MMA clothing brand, TapouT. The new partnerships has plans to reposition the clothing line as a “fitness lifestyle brand”.  Which is pretty much what every clothing company in fitness claims to do but only a few are successful at it. Given the platform the WWE has the clothing will certainly get noticed but I’ll be taking a “wait and see” approach to their fitness lifestyle claims, especially with the female audience.

“This is a powerhouse pairing given the synergy between TapouT’s brand promise to be the premier hard-body fitness brand, and WWE’s commitment to training and fitness,” says Nick Woodhouse, President and Chief Marketing Officer of ABG. Anyone who uses the word “synergy” raises a huge red flag and then to claim TapouT’s brand promise is to be the premier “hard-body fitness brand”. Thanks for the chuckle!

There was no mention of what will be the key differentiators in the new TapouT line other than a new logo. The release is mostly fluff and does little to speak to specifics.

The press release stated, “The next generation of TapouT preserves the original brand essence and drives a hard-body, fitness-centric message positioned around motivation, discipline and determination. An all new line of men’s and women’s performance apparel and accessories will launch at retail in Spring 2016. New TapouT branding and packaging will roll out in key categories throughout 2015 starting with beverages, supplements and fitness centers.”

Promoting fitness is great but simply slapping your logo on clothing and aligning with the WWE doesn’t make you a “premier hard-body fitness brand”. TapouT has attempted to be more than a clothing line before. In 2009, TapouT partnered with Champion Nutrition on a supplement line. It failed miserably.  Currently TapouT is schilling a “Lose Weight and Get Ripped in 90 Days. Extreme Home Fitness Program.” on www.tapoutxt.com. A look at the biggest online supplement retailer, Bodybuilding.com and the line no longer is for sale.

Maybe with the focus shifting away from MMA the brand will do better in their attempt to capture the beverage and supplement market but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Image and quotes Via WWE.com



UFC Champ Ronda Rousey on The View


ronda rousey the view
The Women’s UFC Bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey stopped by ABC’s The View. We learn Rosie Perez is a huge Rousey fan and the rest of the hosts are pretty clueless when it comes to Ronda’s accomplishments. Thankfully they had note cards to help them out. When asked about her next fight Ronda channels her inner Jay-Z and shared, “I have 99 problems but a Bethe ain’t one” referring to her opponent Bethe Correia.

The champ then has some fun with the show’s warm-up comedian, Tom Kelly. It goes about as well as you might expect.

After going on the show Ronda shared a couple clips with her fans.


lead photo via The View video.



Don’t F with Ronda Rousey – UFC 190 Confirmed


The UFC made it official. The UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey will defend her title against Bethe Correia on August 1, 2015. The champ quickly posted a message on social media, “This chick is gunna learn why I’m the last woman on earth you should fuck with on August 1st”. After the two squared off at a press promotion, Ronda told her Facebook fans… “Don’t get me wrong, I love fighting at home, but the passion for the sport here is unparalleled – whether I’m hated or loved I appreciate every ounce of passion the Brazilian fans give me looking forward to putting my heart and life on the line again in Brazil.”


Ronda enters the fight undefeated with an 11-0 record. Her opponent, Bethe “Pitbull” Correia is also undefeated with a 9-0 record. Bethe won her first two UFC fights by decision and the last one via TKO. The bad blood between Rousey and Correia began to boil when Bethe said, “I already proved to the world that the Four Horsewomen are a big joke. I just need to conclude my work getting the number one, the leader.” Now she’ll have her chance on August 1st. The “Four Horsewomen” are made up of Marina Shafir, Jessamyn Duke, Shayna Baszler and Ronda Rousey. Bethe has successfully defeated Shayna and Jessamyn en route to her fight against their fearless leader, Ronda Rousey.


First staredown for #ufc190 😈 Video via @cageofbones Styled by @alejandroperazastyle

A video posted by rondarousey (@rondarousey) on

The fight is set to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the HSNC Area. Also on the card is Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.



Janet Layug Wins 2015 IFBB New Zealand Pro


Janet Layug continued her winning ways in the IFBB Pro Bikini division. Janet was coming off a win at the first-ever Arnold Australia and followed it up with a win at the 2015 IFBB New Zealand Pro Bikini competition. The event took place in Aukland, New Zealand. The win puts Janet in the driver’s seat heading into the 2015 Bikini Olympia where she’ll undoubtedly be the one to watch and have the best chance at dethroning Ashley Kaltwasser.




Four Ads Worth Watching


Four Ads To Watch

The movement to encourage and empower women to be strong has never been stronger. Yes, lame pun intended. Check out these for spots that focus and highlight women in a positive, encouraging way. Nike’s Training Club has kicked things up a notch and gone global. Their group workouts look more like a rave that a dreadful gym class and it’s pretty awesome. Under Armour focuses on the team aspect in their new “Women of Will” spot. Everlast isn’t known for their marketing to women but in their newest spot they take a shot at it. Last but certainly not least, ALWAYS shares a follow up video to their hugely successful “Like A Girl” campaign. In this video they show how women are changing the meaning of “Like A Girl” with their actions.

Good stuff.

Nike Training Club
“Push your limits with a full-day training challenge featuring the world’s best fitness experiences led by Nike Master Trainers.”
Join the movement at http://www.nike.com/women/events.

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EARN YOUR ARMOUR | Women of Will
“It’s not just you out there. Team amplifies WILL. Five Women of WILL tell us how. #EARNYOURARMOUR”

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“Don’t call me a female boxer. I’m a boxer.”

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Always #LikeAGirl – Stronger Together
As part of International Women’s Day, Procter & Gamble released a follow-up “LIKE video showing how women are changing the meaning of “LIKE A GIRL.”

Alone you’re awesome. Together we rock.

This year, for International Women’s Day, let’s all join forces to make sure that girls everywhere keep their confidence through puberty and beyond by showing them that doing things #LikeAGirl is an awesome thing.

Using the phrase “like a girl” is an insult to any adolescent girl, and a tough blow to her confidence. We started a conversation to help change all that with our #LikeAGirl social experiment and film. And millions of girls from around the world responded big time. In fact, many of you started a movement: you shared your videos and personal stories, and showed the world that doing things #LikeAGirl really is downright amazing.

Together, we’re changing what it means to do things #LikeAGirl. And our movement’s growing bigger and stronger everyday. Thanks for sharing. Keep doing things #LikeAGirl. It’s working.

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Must See Monday: Hardbody Headlines, Photos & Videos


Check out these “Must See Monday” stories, photos and videos that caught our attention over the weekend.

STORIES TO CHECK OUT:
No More Barbie Gear
“Hey, outdoor-equipment companies: Please stop ignoring women who rip”
OUTSIDE ONLINE

Saudi Girls Can Now Take Gym Class, But Not Everyone Is Happy
“Saudi Arabia has decided to introduce something new in its gender-segregated public schools – physical education for girls.” – NPR
NPR.org

VIDEOS
UFC Fighters Ronda Rousey and Jessica Eye at SXSW
“UFC’s Ronda Rousey and Jessica Eye speak candidly to USA Today about what it’s like for women to be breaking grounds in and out of the Octagon.” – USATODAY

Cindy Whitehead’s “GIRL IS NOT A 4 LETTER WORD” new skatebboard
Check out the video from Dusters California and Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word. The new board is pretty sweet!

Jedrzejczyk Dominates Esparza in UFC 185 for the Strawweight Title
Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeated Carla Esparza by second-round TKO to win the UFC strawweight title at UFC 185.

Tori Kelly covers SEAL’s “CRAZY” on Hot 99.5.
THIS IS AWESOME!

PHOTOS

DLB in Australia
Dana Linn Bailey shows the incredible turnout she had her seminar in Australia. Dana is reaching rockstar status.


Today's seminar @arnoldclassicau #wefilledthatbitchup

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GIRLS WITH GUNS DOWN UNDER
IFBB Pros Candice Keene, Narmin Assria, Heather Dees, India Paulino and Janet Layug show off they are armed and dangerous.


MORE FUN FLEX’N
Fitness Champ, Oksana Grishina and Figure standout Candice Lewis got in the action with their own display of arms.


With @icandylewis @sannation at the #xtremeSupplements store in #Australia 💪

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Join Lolo Jones’ March Madness Bracket Challenge.
Those of you looking to get into the bracket madness can join U.S. Track star, Lolo Jones’ bracket madness.



UFC Signs Multi-Year Deal with Monster Energy®


UFC® SIGNS ENERGY DRINK PARTNERSHIP WITH MONSTER ENERGY®
Las Vegas, Nev. – The UFC® today confirmed a new partnership with Monster Energy®, to be the official energy drink of the UFC. This new exclusive deal – which excludes Brazil – continues UFC’s approach of partnering with industry-leading companies that share the same values and vision to further maximize and expand branding opportunities worldwide.

“The UFC® is excited to partner with a category leader like Monster Energy and introduce them to our fans who embody the same enthusiasm and passion synonymous with their brand,” UFC Executive Vice President of Global Marketing Partnerships Michael Mossholder said. “This new multi-year deal will bring new and exciting experiential opportunities and unique in-market retail promotions.”

“We are excited to partner with the world’s leading mixed martial arts organization as the official energy drink of UFC as we expand our commitment into the MMA category,” said Sam Pontrelli, Monster Energy Senior Vice President of Marketing. “Through this partnership we will build a stronger brand position and expand our reach globally, thereby gaining exposure to a new audience while supporting the sport’s premiere athletes. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”

Monster Energy will also be sponsoring select athletes including UFC women’s bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, as well as UFC® lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis and former UFC welterweight champion and current No.1 welterweight contender Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks, both of whom are competing at UFC® 185 in Dallas this coming Saturday.

Additional UFC athletes will be announced at a later date.

As part of this partnership, the Monster Energy logo has center placement on the canvas, as first witnessed at UFC® 184: Rousey vs. Zingano in Los Angeles. Monster Energy will also be promoted on various UFC® entities inside and outside the Octagon® and together with UFC they will execute distinctive retail promotions and contest opportunities such as:

• “Belt the Champ”: a promotion to give one lucky fan the opportunity to attend a title fight and step inside the Octagon to present the championship belt.
• The “Monster Experience”: an opportunity for fans to gain unparalleled access during a UFC fight week, including access to open workouts, the weigh-in, press conferences, and the chance to sit with UFC President Dana White at the live event.

For more information on UFC or current fight news, visit ufc.com. For more information on Monster Energy visit monsterenergy.com.



2015 Arnold Australia Results


2015 Arnold Australia
2015 Arnold Australia Pro Results: Camala Rodriquez continued her winning ways with the Arnold Australia Figure title and Janey Layug won the first-ever Pro Bikini at the 2015 Arnold Australia Pro. This event was previously called the Australian Pro but switched to the Arnold Australia. Dexter Jackson won the men’s open and nearly didn’t make the trip down under due to VISA issues.

FIGURE 411:
Camala Rodriquez was coming off a win at the Figure International in Columbus, Ohio and with this victory puts her in a top contender spot heading into the Olympia later this year. The only other leading lady in Figure who was absent from this lineup was Nicole Wilkins. Candice Keene improved by one placing from her Columbus showing and Candice Lewis dropped to third. Keene hasn’t been 100% on the money yet this year and it’s kept her out of the winner’s circle. Camala has improved and while her conditioning is there she could continue to bring up her quads a bit. Candice Lewis has cartoon like features with a tiny waist and boulder shoulders. She’s improved the conditioning in her legs and arguably looked her best ever at this contest. Just two points separated Keene and Lewis. Strobo moved up into the fourth place spot with Watts slipping to fifth. Latoyra continues to be a consistent contender for the top five in every show she enters. Rounding out the top six was Dana Ambrose who also continues to bring an improved look to the stage. Ann Titone did not make the trip to Australia.

Figure Prejudging:


We just can't 'figure' out who's gonna take this one home, what do you think?! #arnoldclassic #arnoldclassicau

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2015 Arnold Australia Pro Figure Results:
PLACING – NAME – SCORE
1. Camala Rodriquez – 5
2. Candice Keene – 11
3. Candice Lewis – 13
4. Genn Strobo – 22
5. Latoyra Watts – 24
6. Dana Ambrose – 29
7. Heather Dees – 36
8. Myra Rogers – 40
9. Amanda Doherty – 44
10. Larissa Reis – 51
11. Eliyan Lobez – 56
12. Asher Prior – 59
13. Rinnah Schmid – 64
14. Maria Garcia – 70
15. Tara Ramos – 75

BIKINI BREAKDOWN:
Many thought it would happen in Columbus but it took one more week for Janet Layug to upset Ashley Kaltwasser for the win. Janet took the top spot at the Arnold Australia and you’ll have a tough time finding anyone arguing with that call. Don’t be surprised if you see Janet run the table from here on out this year in every show she wins. She has the body, presentation and looks to win every show she enters. Ashley brought what Ashley always brings to the stage. Ashley needs to improve her stage presence, namely walking in heels. If you watch Janet and then watch Ashley it’s like night and day. Just one point separated the two for first and second though. Rounding out the top spots were India Paulino, Stephanie Mahoe and Narmin Assria.

2015 Arnold Australia Pro Bikini Results:
PLACING – NAME – SCORE
1. Janet Layug – 7
2. Ashley Kaltwasser – 8
3. India Paulino – 16
4. Stephanie Mahoe – 19
5. Narmin Assria – 24
6. Summer Bernard – 32
7. Pollianna Moss – 33
8. Sheena Anderton – 42
9. Barbie Heng – 45
10. Jade MacKinnon – 49
11. Whitney Wiser – 56
12. Ebony Quince – 61
13. Amy Wright – 63
DNC – Jessica Arevalo

Arnold with the winner, Janet Layug…


The results from the men’s show were pretty much like we saw in Columbus. Brandon Curry moved up into the top five and Roelly Winklaar ended up in sixth where it could have gone either way in the earlier comparisons. Dexter continues to defy the odds at age 45 and shows the young bucks how being smart with your training can lead to a long-term, profitable career.

2015 Arnold Australia Pro Men’s Bodybuilding Results:
1. Dexter Jackson – 10
2. Branch Warren – 20
3. Justin Compton – 30
4. Evan Centopani – 43
5. Brandon Curry – 52
6. Roelly Winklaar – 56
7. Ben Pakulski – 69
8. Toney Freeman – 84
9. Josh Lenartowicz – 87
10. Cory Mathews – 104
11. Luke Schembri – 110
12. Saman Mohammad – 117

See more from the Arnold Australia show on https://instagram.com/arnoldclassicau.



Wings of Strength Goes Big with New Pro Show


Phoenix Pro show
Wings of Strength has been a a strong supporter of women’s bodybuilding since their inception. Wings of Strength was founded by Jake and Kristal Wood in in 2011. They describe their mission as wanting to ensure there are “meaningful stage opportunities for women to compete in bodybuilding pro shows.” Wings of Strength is a membership website that reinvests “100% of the website proceeds” back into sponsoring pro shows.

The group started by sponsoring the Tampa Pro and Chicago Pro. Last year they added their name to the Omaha Pro. They’re also a sponsor of the Toronto Pro show. Essentially any show outside of the Olympia they’re the title sponsor. The Ms. Olympia was not part of the 2015 IFBB schedule and based on the recent announcement from Wings of Strength it doesn’t appear to be coming back.

Wings of Strength announced they would be adding their sponsorship to another pro show and this one will offer big prize money for the female bodybuilders. The new pro show will be called the “IFBB Wings of Strength Rising Phoenix World Championships”. Yes, a bit of a mouthful. The winner will receive $50,000 and a new vehicle. The type of vehicle has yet to be determined but a car on top of fiddy grand is pretty legit. Second place is solid too with a $25,000 payout. The Rising Phoenix pro show will use the same point series as the IFBB Pro League uses for the Olympia.

Along with the new show announcement, Wings of Strength announced legendary bodybuilding Lenda Murray will be their official spokesperson. “We think Lenda Murray is the perfect representative for women’s bodybuilding,” says Jake Wood, co-owner of Wings of Strength.

NEWS RELEASE – ANNOUNCING THE 2015 IFBB WINGS OF STRENGTH RISING PHOENIX WOLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Wings of Strength is honored to announce the “2015 IFBB Wings of Strength Rising Phoenix World Championships” as the main stage women’s professional bodybuilding event this year. The championship show is to take place in conjunction with the Texas Pro in San Antonio on August 22, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

Qualification
We will be following the IFBB Professional League qualification point system formerly used for the Ms. Olympia.
• Top 5 IFBB female bodybuilders of the 2014 Ms. Olympia.
• 1st place IFBB female bodybuilder at the Toronto Pro, Omaha Pro, Chicago Pro and Tampa Pro.
• Top 7 IFBB bodybuilder’s accumulative points implementing the IFBB Tier 4 point system.
• IFBB Tier 4 point system: 2nd – 4 points, 3rd – 3 points, 4th – 2 points and 5t – 1 point.
• These points will be earned at the 2015 IFBB Omaha Pro, Toronto Pro, Chicago Pro and Tampa Pro.
• Up to three invites from Wings of Strength as approved by the IFBB Professional League.

Prizes and Awards
• First place of the Rising Phoenix will win $50,000 plus a new vehicle (tbd).
• Second place winner: $25,000
• Third place winner: $12,500
• Fourth place winner: $7,000
• Fifth place winner: $5,000

For information on the Chicago Pro, Tampa Pro and Texas Pro visit www.timgardnerproductions.com.
For information on the Omaha Pro visit npcmidwest.com.
For information on the Rising Phoenix Pro visit wingsofastrength.net or email wingsofstrength.net@gmail.com.



2015 Arnold Amateur Results


2015 Arnold Amateur
The ninth annual Arnold Amateur took place during the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbu, Ohio. This was the largest Arnold Amateur to date with over 800 competitors in the event from across the world. Congratulations to all the competitors who to the stage!

9th Arnold Amateur IFBB International Bodybuilding, Fitness, Bodyfitness/Figure,
Bikini & Physique Championships

March 4-8 2015, Columbus, Ohio

International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness

Men’s Physique up to 170 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 494 Caio Pannain Brazil – 5
2 493 Bóas Viera Oliveira Brazil – 10
3 475 Benjamin Chimoski USA / Walled Lake – 15
4 497 Ismael Martinez Rodriguez Mexico – 20
5 479 Dustin Rhoads USA / Fort Worth – 25
6 470 Vinicius Soares Brazil – 22
7 490 Alireza Rasa USA – 41
8 498 Jimmy Norius Bahamas – 44
9 465 Sabej Mohamed Egypt – 47
10 495 Cesar Rodriguez Rosabal Costa Rica – 47
11 485 Jonathan Harvey USA / Mississauga – 67
12 474 Anthony Roberto USA / Sunbury – 78
13 484 John Kmetz USA / University Heights – 86
14 487 Josh Daien USA / West Bloomfield – 90
14 491 Abed Jamaleddine Lebanon – 90
16 481 German Rojas USA / Corona – 113
17 483 James Harris USA / Clarksville – 113
18 477 Charles Cohen III USA / Westerville – 170
19 466 Jorge Guerra Cerda Chile – 170
19 467 Kenlexis Mackey Bahamas – 170
19 468 Ragyth Gomez Fuentes Mexico – 170
19 469 Sérvulo Júnior Brazil – 170
19 471 Zac Willis USA / Dallas – 170
19 472 Adam Hawryliw Canada / Edmonton – 170
19 473 Allan Campos USA / Whitby – 170
19 476 Brian Duaqui Canada / Winnipeg – 170
19 478 Cosimo Agostino Canada / Concord – 170
19 480 Eugene Ambler USA / Mount Gilead – 170
19 482 Hasan Banks USA / Clearwater – 170
19 486 Jordan Moore USA / Alburquerque – 170
19 488 Taras Derzhko USA / Park Ridge – 170
19 489 Saber Mohamed Saberatia Egypt – 170
19 492 Antonino Leone Italy – 170
19 496 Daniel Kielgast Denmark – 170

Men’s Physique up to 172 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 504 Miguel Gallegos Mexico – 6
2 505 Renato Barbosa Brazil – 15
3 506 Alexey Turchenko USA / Las Vegas – 16
4 500 Nathanial Werner USA / Abbotsford – 20
5 501 Ryan Curtis USA / Geismar – 26
6 515 Dennis Johansen Norway – 31
7 517 Hussin Almutawa Kuwait – 37
8 510 Jonathan Scribner USA / Pflugerville – 42
9 512 Kevin Haramis USA / Norton – 44
10 514 Carrara Gabriele Italy – 48
11 507 Collin Mayne USA / Barrie – 58
12 503 Luiz Kokufu Brazil – 65
13 499 Luis Labra USA / Hilliard – 68
14 502 Tyler Johnson Canada / St. Catherines – 70
15 513 Maurice Belec USA / Timmins – 78
16 508 Curtis Haney USA / Goodyear – 87
17 509 Frank Balsamo USA / Macomb – 100
17 511 Janie Fowler USA – 100
17 518 Chris Cavallini USA – 100
20 516 Gregory Mondor France – 100

Men’s Physique up to 175 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 537 Abel Sousa Spain – 8
2 527 Omar Alkhalaf Kuwait – 10
3 536 Marco Fuso Italy – 17
4 521 Raphael Luca Tavares USA / Miami – 18
5 523 Ryan Mears USA / Pocomoke – 22
6 535 Bernard Opoku Bermuda – 31
7 Marco Antônio Nascimento de Carvalho Brazil – 40
8 528 Aaron Schnepp USA / Royal Oak – 43
9 532 Jacob Chapman USA / Lennon – 45
10 525 Thad Tragen USA / Altoona – 49
11 524 Terrence DuPree USA / Westland – 52
12 531 Danniel Hernandez USA / Mesquite – 67
13 529 Barrie Mayers USA / Delta – 71
14 520 Josh Ruano USA / Wyoming – 72
15 522 Robert Quinn USA / Crown Point – 75
16 534 Justin Flynn Ireland – 76
17 533 Jacob White USA / Rio Grande – 80
18 526 Tremel Guilkay USA / Corapolis – 84

Men’s Physique up to 180 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 548 Julio Gamez Venezuela – 8
2 582 Andrea Mosti Italy – 14
3 590 George Luis Estrella Dominican Republic – 15
4 551 Marwan Alkandery Kuwait – 23
5 558 Chris McGowan USA / Elmira – 26
6 547 Felipe Kokudai Brazil – 28
7 570 Steven Todd Germany – 33
8 544 Stanleigh Mitchell Canada / Ajax – 44
9 552 Petter Gronningsaether Norway – 47
10 546 Trevor Opalewski USA / St. Clair Shores – 51
11 563 Elliott Samartano USA / Naperville – 52
12 553 Soufian Ahankour Morocco – 55
13 549 Kim Falk Norway – 62
14 566 Gunnar Mikula USA / Strongsivlle – 70
15 577 Gabriel Sey United Kingdom – 195
16 556 Wilfredo Lopez Venezuela – 228
17 587 Eduardo Monteiro Brazil – 231
18 585 Daniel Mazzola New Zealand – 232
19 584 Dániel Dengi Hungary – 233
20 572 Jorge Mojica USA / Perthambox – 270
21 554 Stanislas Delongeaux Nigeria – 270
22 561 David Key USA / Columbus – 270
22 574 Josh Bryan USA / Fairborn – 270
22 576 Zachary Davis USA / Graceton – 270
22 578 Kurt Dell New Zealand – 270
26 539 Michael Grayer USA / Burlington – 270
26 540 Michael Stokes USA / Mount Pleasant – 270
26 541 Oreste Leone USA / Sanrnia – 270
26 542 Patrick Jones USA / Pleasant Prairie – 270
26 543 Reginald Weaver USA / Miamisburg – 270
26 545 Tim Moreland USA / Crown City – 270
26 550 Luis Orlando Panama – 270
26 555 Vladimir Korsunskii Russia – 270
26 557 Adam Nagy Hungary – 270
26 559 Chris Papasauuas USA / Astoria – 270
26 560 Daniel Stevenson USA / Delaware – 270
26 562 Donell Hawkins USA / New York – 270
26 564 Evan Storts USA / Columbus – 270
26 565 Garret McCarty USA / Chesterfield – 270
26 567 Ivory Wilcox USA / Terre Haute – 270
26 568 James Frith USA / Concord – 270
26 569 Jeff Davis USA / Moraine – 270
26 571 John Quinlan USA / Peabody – 270
26 573 Joseph Fradelakis USA / Manasses – 270
26 575 Tyler Sandell USA / Republic – 270
26 579 Aleksander Prikhodko Russia – 270
26 580 Alexandru Ceobanu Romania – 270
26 581 Ali Omar Salman Iraq – 270
26 583 Anthomy Amar France – 270
26 586 Domenico Graziuso Italy – 270
26 588 Emil Empacher Denmark – 270
26 589 Filip Šteflovic Czech Republic – 270
26 591 Jelani Ask Norway – 270
26 592 John Albert Estrella Dominican Republic – 270

Men’s Physique up to 182 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 608 Benyamin Jahrami USA – 7
2 601 Darnell Willliams Canada / Ajax – 15
3 609 Mahmoud Alnajjar Kuwait – 17
4 610 David Kolo France – 18
5 604 Ivan Voineac USA / Penfield – 25
6 602 Erique Dozier USA / Akron – 29
7 597 Lucas Malta Ferrara Brazil – 40
8 603 Hong Kim USA / Elkton – 46
9 612 47
10 606 Josh Miller USA / Lexington – 53
11 592 John Albert Estrella Dominican Republic – 65
12 595 Kosta Velissariou USA / Durham – 66
13 591 – 81
13 600 Connery Wheaton USA / Penfield – 81
15 607 Benji Kil USA – 90
16 605 Joe Arena USA / Columbia Station – 95
17 573 – 111
18 611 Jiyue Fei China – 114
19 639 – 117
20 599 Byron Moody USA / Takoma Park – 120
21 594 Ken Harleyken-Alcocet USA / Alburquerque – 120
22 402 – 120
23 596 Nathan Loden USA / Columbus – 120
23 598 Bradley Walker USA / Stone Mountain – 120

Men’s Physique over 182 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 613 Joshua Self USA / Las Vegas – 9
2 626 Juan Herrera Ramirez Mexico – 13
3 625 Shawn Phillips USA / San Antonio – 19
4 623 Ryan G. Rosengren Canada / Edmonton – 21
5 798 Ethan Arendt USA / Peotone – 24
6 630 Aaron Harvey USA / Brooklyn – 28
7 624 Scott Oros USA / West Sacramento – 31
8 621 Robert Timms USA / Goodyear – 46
9 616 Matt Froese USA / Abbotsford – 47
10 618 Neal Cash USA / Miamisburg – 52
11 632 Alireza Azarbus Canada / Vancouver – 53
12 649 Jirí Procházka Czech Republic – 55
13 642 Jeff Chmielewski Canada / Calgary – 62
14 614 Justin Turner USA / Sterling Heights – 63
15 645 Deon Brangman Bermuda – 101
16 634 Anthony Clyde Gibson USA / Queens – 127
17 647 Anthony Rufus Australia – 151
18 628 Maximiliano Ferres Chile – 180
19 615 Marcus Raney USA / Gahanna – 205
20 638 Dalton Goetz USA / Riga – 205
20 643 John Piedrahita Canada / Toronto – 205
22 428 Konur Denli Switzerland – 205
22 455 – 205
22 488 – 205
22 617 Matthew Coyne USA / Columbus – 205
22 619 Nicholas Thomas USA / Austin – 205
22 620 Peter Stepkowski USA / Harwood Heights – 205
22 622 Ryan Brooks USA / Vanlue – 205
22 629 Vadim Kazeyko Russia – 205
22 631 Aaron Robey USA / Jonesboro – 205
22 633 Andy Just USA / Grand Forks – 205
22 635 Artiom Skvorcov USA / Las Vegas – 205
22 636 Benjamin Humphrey USA / West Chester – 205
22 637 Braxton Wright USA / Mansfield – 205
22 639 Donnie Anderson USA / Federal Way – 205
22 640 Felix Adeye USA / Gahanna – 205
22 641 Jason Spencer USA / Lewis Center – 205
22 644 Arnbor Sverrir Sigurdarson Iceland – 205
22 646 Ethan Quant Bahamas – 205
22 648 Daniel Minarský Czech Republic – 205
22 799 Elliott Allen USA / Channahon – 205

Men’s Physique OVERALL
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 608 Benyamin Jahrami USA – 10
2 548 Julio Gamez Venezuela – 16
3 504 Miguel Gallegos Mexico – 17
4 537 Abel Sousa Spain – 19
5 494 Caio Pannain Brazil – 22
6 613 Joshua Self USA – 27

Women’s Physique up to 163 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 669 Claudia de Leon Pardo Mexico – 27
2 657 Petra Urbánková Czech Republic – 35
3 658 Priscila Cavilha Brazil – 37
4 670 Daniele Oazen Brazil – 55
5 654 Mara Fino Italy – 72
6 664 Jenaya Hofer Canada / Winnipeg – 25
7 655 Nicky Foord Australia – 32
8 665 Jenna Reid Canada / Belleville – 42
9 656 Patricia Rocha Grou Italy – 49
10 668 Loredana De Franciscis Italy – 52
11 660 Brianna Smith USA / San Antonio – 55
12 659 Roberta Gomes Brazil – 58
13 652 Teresa Heron USA / Etobicoke – 59
14 663 Indrell Thomas USA / Greenacres – 70
15 651 Tammy Wallace USA / El Paso – 86
16 661 Saundra Griffin Germany – 88
17 666 Julia Axford Canada / Ottawa – 93
18 667 Susan Rebello Bermuda – 95
19 653 Lada Plíhalová Czech Republic – 105
20 662 Georgianna Spybey USA / Pataskala – 107
21 671 Indira Dominguez Lopez Mexico – 110
22 57 – 110
22 672 Jennifer Amari Dominican Republic – 110

Women’s Physique over 163 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 680 Susan Ormiston Canada / Winnipeg – 21
2 686 Paola Sanchez Dominican Republic – 37
3 694 Joan Liew Singapore – 44
4 677 Nicole Berube Canada / Edmonton – 61
5 683 Marjorie Beck Brazil – 62
6 675 Kathy Hornbuckle USA / Copake – 36
7 691 Meghan Taylor USA – 39
8 681 Tina Chinchic USA / Warren – 39
9 687 Ariel Gail Humphrey USA / Idledale – 43
10 690 Debbie Marcy USA / Rochester – 48
11 676 Lydia Fernandes USA / Albuquerque – 55
12 682 Julia Föry Switzerland – 63
13 684 Melania Calo’ Italy – 66
14 695 Linda Rambo Norway – 68
15 679 Stacy Always USA / El Dorado – 72
16 688 Carrie Grissinger USA / Ozark – 85
17 678 Robin Eve Canada / Windsor – 88
18 693 Claire McGee United Kingdom – 103
19 685 Oksana Piari Russia – 104
20 692 Alessandra Grimaldi Brazil – 106
21 689 Dana Shemesh USA / Fort Lauderdale – 109
22 674 Karma Schopp USA / Calgary – 110

Women’s Physique OVERALL
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 669 Claudia de Leon Pardo Mexico – 6
2 680 Susan Ormiston Canada – 9

Men’s Classic Bodybuilding up to 170 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 5 Manoj Majumder India – 23
2 4 Gianluca Fiorenti Italy – 26
3 2 Stefano Paniccia’ Italy – 44
4 1 Sengee Otgontsend Mongolia – 62
5 3 Dwight Buckles USA / Hagerstown – 73

Men’s Classic Bodybuilding up to 180 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 8 Aleksei Shaev Russia – 26
2 7 Rodrigo Coelho Brazil – 30
3 18 Gergely Arnold Hungary – 37
4 16 Igor Rashoiants Ukraine – 63
5 14 Gabor Mitja Slovenia – 73
6 11 Marcello Rafaeli Brazil – 27
7 17 Austin Williams United Kingdom – 36
8 9 Eduardo Biolchi Brazil – 39
9 12 Alberto Maiorana Italy – 45
10 10 Wayne Sutherland USA / Brantford – 50
DNC 13 Darin Johnson USA / Chattanooga
DQ* 15 Mahdi Zatparvar USA
Disqualification

Men’s Classic Bodybuilding over 180 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 25 Svetozar Milenkovic Serbia – 17
2 23 Majid Ghamari USA / Reseda – 34
3 24 Renko Bostjan Slovenia – 51
4 26 Michael O’Connor USA / Pembroke – 53
5 28 Jan Toušek Czech Republic – 69
6 29 Robin A. Johnson Jr. USA / Round Rock – 30
7 27 Ning Wang China – 33

Men’s Classic Bodybuilding OVERALL
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 8 Aleksei Shaev Russia – 7
2 25 Svetozar Milenkovic Serbia – 8

Men’s Masters Bodybuilding over 40
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 33 Luis Ricardo Plata Colombia – 23
2 39 Jicheng Qian China – 33
3 42 Mikhail Iusev Russia – 52
4 34 Ashraf Mohamad Hussein Egypt – 72
5 36 Didier Espinosa Panama – 74
6 43 Carlos Alamilla Mexico – 32
7 31 Issa Krinbe Lebanon – 68
8 37 Flavio Passerini Italy – 76
9 44 Michael Nelson USA / Battle Creek – 79
10 32 Larry Ray Jr. USA / Randallstown – 80
11 38 Omar Holt USA / Richland – 81
12 45 Sergei Udalev Russia – 81
13 40 Jeff Bolton USA / Battle Creek – 82
14 41 Rick Lindsey USA / Marion – 83
15 46 Zak Pallikaros United Kingdom – 84
16 35 Larry Schwandt USA / Cleveland – 85
17 47 – 85
DNC 30 Amir Amin Ismail Meabed Egypt

Men’s Masters Bodybuilding over 50
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 64 Nortom James Murayama Brazil 82.7 – 5
2 55 Geronimo Risso Peru 89.9 – 11
3 61 José Carlos Rebolo Portugal 92.5 – 19
4 59 Xinmin Yang China 74.9 – 21
5 63 Allan Graham USA / Whitby – 24
6 62 Eduardo da Motta Brazil – 25
7 53 Lee Kirkwood USA / Michigan City – 58
8 54 John Carr USA / Palm Desert – 58
9 56 Rinze F. Bustra USA / Cape May Court House – 59
10 58 Scott Canatsey USA / Union – 60
11 60 Terry Walker USA / Adrian – 60
DNC 57 Luiz Carlos Sarmento Brazil

Men’s Masters Bodybuilding OVERALL
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 64 Nortom James Murayama Brazil – 7
2 33 Luis Ricardo Plata Colombia – 8

Women’s Masters Bodyfitness (Figure) up to 163 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 422 Melanie Noel Canada / Bois-des-filion – 6
2 438 Cristina Menini Italy – 10
3 444 Roberta Visintainer Italy – 16
4 435 Julia Luz Sanchez Mexico – 20
5 423 Milly Cowan USA / Miami – 23
6 436 Josefina Monsivais USA – 27
7 429 Ann-Marie Flinn USA / Dartmouth – 38
8 441 Claudinea Gentil Brazil – 41
9 419 Judy Doughty USA / Selwyn – 49
10 427 Yi-Ming Li Chinese Taipei – 56
11 425 Shrell Krawczyk USA / Williamsvillle – 59
12 442 Edna Piu Brazil – 59
13 421 Mel Warrington USA / Guelph – 62
14 433 Jeannette Post USA / Delray Beach – 64
15 440 Beatriz Vazquez Mexico – 109
16 443 Elva Gonzalez Mexico – 110
17 437 Yulia Shumakova-Catron USA / North Las Vegas – 116
18 431 Chie Terui USA / Homewood – 118
19 434 Jennifer Hill USA / Sumter – 119
20 426 Roseli Perfoll Brazil – 123
21 420 Liese Scott USA / Round Rock – 125
22 430 Britney Gonzalez USA / Birmingham – 126
23 424 Nicole Walters USA / Findlay – 127
24 428 Aimee Welu USA / Winnetka – 128
25 439 Samantha Barnes USA – 128
26 432 Dusty Smith USA / Palm Beach Gardens – 129
27 445 – 130

Women’s Masters Bodyfitness (Figure) up to 168 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 452 Donya Jackson USA – 12
2 453 Zuleica Rezende USA / Deerfield Beach – 12
3 446 Mende Todd USA / Secsetasy – 13
4 454 Giusy Dezio Italy – 13
5 456 Hege Mathisen Norway – 25
6 447 Oksana Balanyuk USA / Lakewood – 29
7 450 Carol Grayer USA / Burlington – 37
8 449 Brenda Whitehead USA / Langley – 38
9 448 Marsela Ilic Serbia – 47
10 451 Catherine O’Guin USA / Bloomfield Hills – 47
11 455 Esmeralda Higareda Mexico – 55

Women’s Masters Bodyfitness (Figure) over 168 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 461 Barbara Molyneaux Canada / Ottawa – 5
2 458 Marcia Olsen USA / Dartmouth – 12
3 821 Jennifer Ozari USA / Carlsbad – 15
4 463 Denean Arntson USA / Fort St. John – 21
5 459 Teri Donald Canada / Fredericton – 27
6 819 Monika Kaczmarski Canada – 31
7 464 Donna Boyd Australia – 32
8 462 Dana Connell USA / Clarence Center – 36
9 460 Rosemarie Roodenburg Netherlands – 45

Women’s Masters Bodyfitness (Figure) Overall
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 422 Melanie Noel Canada – 7
2 461 Barbara Molyneaux Canada – 10
3 452 Donya Jackson USA – 13

Women’s Fitness up to 163 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 68 Dominika Multanova Slovakia – 16
2 70 Emma Paveley United Kingdom – 23
3 67 Kim Scoffins USA / Mission – 36
4 72 Brittany White USA / Louisville – 36
5 69 Shelby Maynard USA / Bargersville – 46
6 71 Toni Wheeler USA / Morehead – 54

Women’s Fitness over 163 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 76 Giorgia Foroni Italy – 12
2 75 Svetlana Shesterikova Russia – 18
3 74 Kelley Durbin-Williams USA / Missoula – 30

Women’s Fitness OVERALL
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 76 Giorgia Foroni Italy – 7
2 68 Dominika Multanova Slovakia – 8

Women’s Bikini up to 155 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 87 Sherry Junsay Espera Philippines – 6
2 91 Mary Carriedo Canada – 13
3 94 Stephania Andrade Mexico – 21
4 81 Karen Pham USA / Winnepeg – 22
5 92 Jessica Suarez USA / Miami – 22
6 85 Oxana Kozlova Russia – 24
7 93 Svetlana Berman-Majeau USA / Edmonton – 38
8 83 Larissa Evidente Francisco Philippines – 42
9 89 Itzel Marquez Pineda Mexico – 46
10 88 Renee Freeman USA / London – 50
11 90 Sierra Roach USA / Sylvania – 53
12 84 Karolina Fierlej USA / Boynton Beach – 56
13 82 Heather Krause USA / Columbus – 66
14 86 Ninoshka Cano USA / Hamburg – 68

Women’s Bikini up to 159 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 103 Anya Ellis USA / Toronto – 6
2 109 Danitza Espino Mexico – 12
3 117 Julenoy Dias Brazil – 12
4 129 Renee Mazza USA / Toms River – 26
5 137 Flor Maria Romero El Salvador – 27
6 132 Thais Urbam Jorge Brazil – 28
7 111 Elisangela Angell USA / Allex – 43
8 115 Jaana Malytcheva Finland – 43
9 110 Diane Chazelle France – 49
10 105 Brittaney Weyand USA / New Albany – 55
11 102 Ana Doliveira USA / Redmond – 75
12 136 Virág Kiss Hungary – 109
13 134 Tumeko Allen USA / Snellville – 119
14 135 Vanessa Kurtzman USA / Beachwood – 137
15 116 Jenna Parente USA / Olmsted Twp. – 160
16 128 Oemil Rodriguez USA / San Antonio – 165
17 133 Tizana Temple Canada / Toronto – 166
18 125 Maria Ferrari USA / Boca Raton – 166
19 127 Nancy Rodriguez Mexico – 167
20 123 Lisa Traugott USA / Pflugerville – 190
21 113 Heather Cobb USA / Grand Rapids – 190
21 120 Lauren Hardaway USA / Coppell – 190
23 104 Bishop Green USA / Laurel – 190
23 107 Chandelle Lombard South Africa – 190
23 118 Karen De Beer South Africa – 190
23 124 Mandi Ashley USA / Effingham – 190
27 100 Alena Kaufman Russia – 190
27 101 Alyx Fleshman USA – 190
27 106 Caroline Aspenskog Sweden – 190
27 108 Danika Johnson USA / Fairfax – 190
27 112 Ericka Morales Guatemala – 190
27 114 Hyacinthe Tamayo USA / St. Albert – 190
27 119 Lauren Elizabeth David USA / Montreal – 190
27 121 Lauren Wheeler USA / Mount Morris – 190
27 122 Lindsay Honaker USA / Grove City – 190
27 126 Melissa Lefebvre USA / Sudbury – 190
27 130 Sabine van Pelt Netherlands – 190
27 131 Stefania Finessi Italy – 190

Women’s Bikini up to 163 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 165 Sabina Plevakova Slovakia – 6
2 179 Katrina Freds USA / Hamilton – 11
3 178 Julie Royek USA / St Jerome – 15
4 168 Alexi Rae Irvine USA / Las Vegas – 22
5 152 Phananya Powell USA / Lorton – 23
6 154 Sandee Estes USA / Reynoldsburg – 26
7 172 Cassidy Shell USA / Winfield – 46
8 156 Shelbi Neumann USA / Clinton Township – 46
9 181 Jessica Stefanini Italy – 47
10 174 Chelsea Louik Peterson USA / Davison – 49
11 166 Sayuri Paula Torres Brazil – 49
12 157 Tamika Bullock USA / Fishers – 60
13 176 Emily DeSalle USA / Springfield – 73
14 147 Lucy Kim USA / Richmond Hill – 82
15 171 Carly Byron USA / Chicago – 97
16 162 Maide Salles Nogueira Brazil – 118
17 175 Crystal Rutherford USA / Westerville – 121
18 163 Marina Gatica Argentina – 168
19 160 Julia Pudovikova Russia – 171
20 148 Marina Borodyanskiy USA / Columbus – 190
20 177 Erin Joanna Augis USA / New York – 190
22 145 Kelly Shamrock USA / Warren – 190
22 146 Krystal Ricci USA / Lincoln – 190
22 149 Naomi Sonnek USA / St. Louis – 190
22 150 Natalie Saul USA / Columbus – 190
22 151 Paige Lodge USA / Abbotsford – 190
22 155 Shelagh Paton USA / Edmonton – 190
22 158 Tasha Star USA / Woodbridge – 190
22 159 Livia Serpo Melo Brazil – 190
22 161 Kin Gutierrez Kuruz Chile – 190
22 164 Nicolene Booysen South Africa – 190
22 167 Silvie Beránková Czech Republic – 190
22 169 Alyssa Vance USA / London – 190
22 170 Ashley Lemos USA / Hurricane – 190
22 173 Chantelle Harvey-Houghton USA / Winnipeg – 190
22 180 Giovana Guido Brazil – 190
22 182 Natasha Simpson USA – 190

Women’s Bikini up to 167 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 199 Katya Nosova New Zealand – 8
2 204 Vanessa Hill Trinidad & Tobago – 14
3 200 Márcia Gonçalves Brazil – 18
4 203 Olivia Cambalova Slovakia – 23
5 217 Diana Salamon Hungary – 28
6 211 Desma Triplett USA / Columbus – 29
7 216 Celia Guadarrama Soto Mexico – 30
8 228 Madeleine Conti USA / Atlanta – 44
9 196 Siliana Chanel Gaspard USA / Houston – 45
10 230 Melissa Allen USA / Tampa – 46
11 213 Jennifer Weintz USA / Vancouver – 53
12 210 Deanna Demay Lee USA / Tononto – 55
13 218 Ekaterina Rozemborskaya Ukraine – 64
14 224 Joanna Wolosz United Kingdom – 148
15 222 Irina Vasilyeva Russia – 150
15 231 Nicole Hubertu USA / West Bend – 150
17 197 Tiffany Inboden USA / Logan – 174
17 202 Nora Prado Mexico – 174
19 221 Galia Iordanova Italy – 200
20 215 Olivia Caldareri Canada / Montreal – 200
20 220 Federica Gobbetti Italy – 200
20 225 Yin Chuhui China – 200
23 193 Shaila McCarthy USA / Eugene – 200
23 194 Sheila Tague USA / Pollock Pines – 200
23 195 Sierra Steinback USA / Calagary – 200
23 198 Tiffany Roy USA / Kelowna – 200
23 201 Marina Shumakova Kazakhstan – 200
23 205 Anessa Norman Canada / Calgary – 200
23 206 Brandie Sharp USA / Columbus – 200
23 207 Briana Neumann USA / Clinton Township – 200
23 208 Cara Dukes USA / Milford – 200
23 209 Christy Float USA / Pickerington – 200
23 212 Diem Nguyen USA / Montreal – 200
23 214 Jill Smeltz-Klinker USA / Attica – 200
23 219 Elizabeth Perez Spain – 200
23 223 Jamie-Lee Phillips Trinidad & Tobago – 200
23 226 Kaori Matsumoto USA / Lafayette – 200
23 227 Laura Prerost USA / Downers Grove – 200
23 229 Mana Noda USA / Los Angeles – 200
23 232 Raquel Long USA / Birmingham – 200

Women’s Bikini up to 170 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 269 Mimi Macias USA / Las Vegas – 8
2 255 Heather Stump USA / Adrian – 12
3 247 Sarah Reis Brazil – 17
4 244 Mariella Pellegrino Italy – 19
5 243 Mariana Pereira De Oliveira Brazil – 27
6 246 Nataly Castanheira Da Silva Brazil – 37
7 254 Elma Adanalic USA / Sterling Heights – 38
8 252 Danielle H. Vaughan USA / Edmonton – 41
9 238 Kate Linehan USA / Dublin – 45
10 265 Anna Zubkova Russia – 46
11 242 Karina Skowronska United Kingdom – 47
12 248 Abby Pollock USA / Mississauga – 56
13 268 Gabriella Rákóczi Hungary – 67
14 263 Helga Stibi Ireland – 108
15 253 Darlene Lizotte USA / Oakland – 115
16 261 Nicole Tovey Bermuda – 126
17 262 Whitney Matthews USA / Mount Pearl – 127
18 256 Jade Atkinson Canada / London – 147
19 258 Jennifer Lee USA / Columbus – 147
20 260 Lisa Netherly USA / Columbus – 165
20 264 Anna Jaworska Poland – 165
20 267 Frida Paulsen Stern Sweden – 165
23 237 Julie Johnson USA / Fairhope – 165
23 239 Kerri Keller USA / Edmonton – 165
23 240 Lauren Henley USA / Groveport – 165
23 241 Susanne Zavelle USA / Florence – 165
23 245 Nataliya Kalugina Russia – 165
23 249 Anne Everett USA / Hampstead – 165
23 250 Ayazhan Seitkazina USA / Mountain View – 165
23 251 Brittany Fendikevich USA / Rochester – 165
23 257 Jaime Kurgan USA / Lowell – 165
23 259 Jessica Maxon USA / Chandler – 165
23 266 Diana Alvarez Mexico – 165

Women’s Bikini over 170 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 292 Jill Bunny USA / Oakville – 8
2 294 Olya Lomakina New Zealand – 9
3 287 Brittany Brinkman USA / Columbus – 19
4 285 Luciana Del Giudice United Kingdom – 21
5 275 Nadia Kovacova USA / Alexandria – 22
6 301 Alina Alexeahu USA / Thornhill – 28
7 277 Rebecca Zirkle USA / Noblesville – 42
8 295 Rebecca Burger France – 51
9 279 Shellie Andrews USA / Miami – 54
10 282 Josiane Weber Brazil – 65
11 290 Courtney Wicks USA / Cincinnati – 72
12 286 Maria Meyer Martins Brazil – 76
13 300 Jasmi Qvick Finland – 81
14 293 Oksana Davydova Ukraine – 85
15 278 Sarah Harrison Canada / Toronto – 108
16 299 Denise Trindade Real Portugal – 123
17 272 Maggie Resztak Canada / Vancouver – 146
18 297 Angela Howden South Africa – 147
19 284 Lotten Danemo Denmark – 147
20 298 Camila Zaror Guereau Chile – 147
21 296 Lindsay Maynard USA – 147
22 283 Karina Sherstneva Kazakhstan – 165
23 273 Melissa Hardesty USA / Ashland – 165
24 302 Amanda Insalas USA / Jackson – 165
25 288 Brooke Tabor USA / Alburquerque – 165
26 271 Leanne McFarland Canada / Fort St. John – 165
27 274 Mileane Silva USA / Danbury – 165
28 276 Olga Svyrdova USA / Wayne – 165
28 280 Stephanie Blackburn USA / Waukesha – 165
28 281 Traisha Martin USA / Garland – 165
28 289 Cherise Taylor USA / Chicago – 165
28 291 Haley Young USA / Ames – 165
28 303 Jennifer Pena Dominican Republic – 165

Women’s Bikini OVERALL
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 103 Anya Ellis USA – 6
2 165 Sabina Plevakova Slovakia – 15
3 292 Jill Bunny USA – 15
4 199 Katya Nosova New Zealand – 20
5 87 Sherry Junsay Espera Philippines – 24
6 269 Mimi Macias USA – 27

Women’s Bodyfitness (Figure) up to 155 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 319 Sandra Grajales Mexico – 8
2 318 Stephanie Onorato USA / Kingwood – 9
3 317 Sara Huxter Canada / Bowmanville – 14
4 315 Krista Easto Johnson USA / Peterborough – 24
5 316 Milly Cowan USA / Miami – 24
6 320 Brenley Rosenblatt Canada / Surrey – 27
7 321 Chie Terui USA / Homewood – 40
8 322 Josefina Monsivais USA – 40

Women’s Bodyfitness (Figure) up to 159 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 336 Janaina Ferreira Brazil – 13
2 337 Melanie Noel Canada / Bois-des-filion – 16
3 339 Susana Alegre Argentina – 17
4 326 Roberta Visintainer Italy – 18
5 335 Cristina Menini Italy – 20
6 331 Jeannette Post USA / Delray Beach – 27
7 325 Patrícia Spezia Brazil – 41
8 333 Hafdis Bjorg Kristjansdottir Iceland – 43
9 330 Ihona Gonzalez USA / Riviera Beach – 47
10 340 Leidy Hernandez Spain – 54
11 338 Pam Leather USA / Courtice – 54
12 329 Francesca Hartman USA / Buckeye – 54
13 332 Yi-Ming Li Chinese Taipei – 70
14 327 Angela Robinson USA / Stoney Plain – 73
15 324 Michelle Bailey Trinidad & Tobago – 74
16 328 Dusty Smith USA / Palm Beach Gardens – 79

Women’s Bodyfitness (Figure) up to 163 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 859 Wagna Vargas Savietto Brazil – 9
2 851 Amie Adcock USA / Woodbury Heights – 13
3 349 Michele da Silva Pinto Brazil – 16
4 861 Alejandra Diaz Mercado Chavez USA / Burlington – 19
5 348 Leticia Vecchi Brazil – 24
6 858 Yulia Shumakova Catron USA / North Las Vegas – 37
7 863 Daria Navarrskaya Russia – 37
8 852 Ann-Marie Flinn USA / Dartmouth – 46
9 865 Samantha Barnes USA / Galena – 47
10 864 Iaroslava Nikolaeva Russia – 47
11 856 Jenna Marie Wilcox Canada / Brooklin – 48
12 342 Kaitlyn Kollar USA / Canfield – 55
13 854 Jaclyn Lefebvre USA / Edmonton – 65
14 347 Julia Luz Sanchez Mexico – 74
15 350 Amber Forrest USA / Edmonton – 82
16 343 Kathleen Shreve USA / Erie – 113
17 346 Rachel O’Connor USA / Pembroke – 113
18 855 Jaime Coughlan USA / Marion – 114
19 345 Nicole Walters USA / Findlay – 114
20 344 Morgan Oiler USA / Elkhart – 115
21 857 Vanessa Rogers USA / Edmonton – 117
22 860 Aimee Welu USA / Winnetka – 119
23 853 Helen Petras USA / Toronto – 120
23 862 Ally Chargualaf USA / Redmond – 120

Women’s Bodyfitness (Figure) up to 167 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 879 Julie Peterson Canada / Durham Bridge – 9
2 886 Zuleica Rezende USA / Deerfield Beach – 12
3 889 Christelle Zarovska Saint Maarten – 15
4 875 Carli Terepka USA / Fayetteville – 20
5 883 Donya Jackson USA / Cleveland – 20
6 878 Chephirah Williams USA / Jamaica – 30
7 876 Carly Gregson USA / Los Angeles – 40
8 884 Giusy Dezio Italy – 42
9 885 Jena Weiss USA / Ardmore – 48
10 880 Oksana Balanyuk USA / Lakewood – 51
11 874 Ashley Garcia USA / Marshall – 59
12 882 Kristine Finsas Hong Kong – 64
13 881 Rachel Solano USA / Hewitt – 68
14 887 Ágnes Tüske Hungary – 72
15 872 Marsela Ilic Serbia – 80
16 888 Chantal Swart South Africa – 81
17 334 Carolina Solano Dominican Republic – 82
18 877 Catherine O’Guin USA / Bloomfield Hills – 89

Women’s Bodyfitness (Figure) up to 170 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 898 Barbara Molyneaux Canada / Ottawa – 9
2 900 Anna Kalugina Russia – 17
3 873 Amanda Schmidt USA / Barrie – 18
4 893 Sara Willis USA / Barbourville – 19
5 890 Marcia Olsen USA / Dartmouth – 20
6 896 Yvette Brown Australia – 22
7 891 Paula Miller USA / Rochester – 39
8 895 Morennah Nascimento Brazil – 39
9 892 Rachel Killam Canada / Surrey – 41
10 894 Shamaine McVay USA / Clinton Township – 49
11 897 Alisa Korn USA / Birmingham – 51
DNC 899 Charlene Gilbert Canada / Red Deer – 168

Women’s Bodyfitness (Figure) over 170 cm
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 417 Azusena Cardenas Mexico – 5
2 413 Denean Arntson USA / Fort St. John – 12
3 411 Teri Donald Canada / Fredericton – 13
4 415 Jennifer Ozari USA / Carlsbad – 22
5 22 Caroline Solano Dominican Republic – 26
6 409 Rebecca Broadwater USA / Owings Mills – 28
7 414 Jennifer Gordon USA / Shelby Township – 34
8 410 Robyn Askew Canada / Red Deer – 45
9 418 Ekaterina Egorova Russia – 47
10 408 Lauren Connell USA / Columbus – 48
11 416 Monika Kaczmarski Canada / Burlington – 52
12 412 Rosemarie Roodenburg Netherlands – 54

Women’s Bodyfitness (Figure) OVERALL
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 336 Janaina Ferreira Brazil – 10
2 319 Sandra Grajales Mexico – 14
3 898 Barbara Molyneaux Canada – 16
4 859 Wagna Vargas Savietto Brazi – 19
5 879 Julie Peterson USA – 20
6 417 Azusena Cardenas Mexico – 26

Men’s Bodybuilding up to 70 kg
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 703 Zhonghua Zhuo China – 5
2 705 Eduardo Corona Mexico – 10
3 706 Francisco de Assis Brazil – 19
4 702 Uelinton Aragao Brazil – 22
5 701 Makoto Tashiro Japan – 24
6 700 Lobo Daligdig Hong Kong – 25
7 707 Gordon Singh United Kingdom – 36
8 704 Nazer Al-Jassas Saudi Arabia – 40
9 699 Kelton Thomas Trinidad & Tobago – 46
10 698 Sonny Weiss USA / Ardmore – 50
DNC 697 Matthew Large USA / Marion – 69.4

Men’s Bodybuilding up to 75 kg
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 716 Jicheng Qian China – 8
2 719 Hamad Alshatti Kuwait – 11
3 711 Tien-Chin Lin Chinese Taipei – 18
4 714 Mauricio Velazquez Mexico – 19
5 718 Antonio Bellaroba Switzerland – 24
6 710 Peiqu Lin China – 26
7 717 Xinmin Yang China – 37
8 713 Leandro Chen Brazil – 41
9 712 Torre Washington USA / Odenville – 44
10 720 Jean Michel Bosch France – 51
11 709 Lance Porter USA / New Albany – 52
12 715 Duncan King USA / Leesburg – 58

Men’s Bodybuilding up to 80 kg
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 735 Adya Novali Singapore – 13
2 401 Yilberto Vázquez Dominican Republic – 14
3 738 Isaquiel Balbi Brazil – 15
4 729 Reynold Domalsin Philippines – 19
5 737 Harrinson Bermudez Venezuela – 19
6 734 Abdulla Boudastour Kuwait – 24
7 733 Aaron Polites Australia – 41
8 726 Masashi Suzuki Japan – 43
9 723 Florian Zankl Germany – 43
10 727 Mirco Caselli Italy – 47
11 724 Katsuaki Suzuki Philippines – 56
12 725 Luc Chabot Netherlands – 58
13 736 Aleksei Denisov Russia – 62
14 732 Flavio Passerini Italy – 72
15 730 William Ochoa El Salvador – 76
16 728 Pablo Eggle Argentina – 79
17 731 Larry Ray Jr. USA / Randallstown – 83
18 722 Joshua Leo USA / Toronto – 87

Men’s Bodybuilding up to 85 kg
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 742 Michael Adonis South Africa – 9
2 751 Ahmad Ashkanani Kuwait – 10
3 743 Mohammad Alhawaj Kuwait – 14
4 756 Luiz Carlos Sarmento Brazil – 17
5 741 Luis Perez Hernandez Mexico – 25
6 750 Ricardo Sotelo USA / Fort Lauderdale – 28
7 749 Darnell Griffin USA / Indianapolis – 42
8 745 Antonio Cummings USA / Meadville – 44
9 754 David Rosas Mexico – 46
10 755 David Ekpe Nigeria – 46
11 744 Anthony Marmon USA / Tracy – 49
12 752 Aneesh Raj India63
13 753 Cengizhan Igdir Greece – 67
14 748 Daniel Antonopoulous USA / Cranston – 70
15 746 Bobby Smith USA / Crowley – 72
16 747 Curtis L. Griffin USA / Tipp City – 79
17 740 Phil Williams USA / Marion – 85

Men’s Bodybuilding up to 90 kg
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 762 Ahmed Elzaiat USA / East Elmhurst – 11
2 767 Chakib Bouhlal Italy – 13
3 761 Redha Alqabandi Kuwait – 14
4 765 Luis Ricardo Plata Colombia – 17
5 758 Jorlan Nascimento Brazil – 20
6 760 Mario van Biljon South Africa – 30
7 759 Jose Luis Fernandez Colombia – 38
8 763 Joey Decaminada USA / Lewis Center – 40
9 766 Ashraf Mohamad Hussein Egypt – 43
10 764 Joseph Weiss USA / St. Michaels – 49
11 757 Nicholas Wagner USA / Harrisburg – 54

Men’s Bodybuilding up to 100 kg
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 776 Mustafa Naseem Egypt – 6
2 773 Anthony Searle Canada / Ottawa – 11
3 770 Ludovic Bogaert France – 17
4 774 Mohsen Ghorannevis USA – 20
5 780 Ivan Kochetkov Russia – 22
6 778 Camilo Diaz Colombia – 39
7 781 Carlos Alamilla Mexico – 41
8 777 Bernardo Heredia Mexico – 41
9 771 Roberto Neder Rocha Brazil – 45
10 779 Denis Maleev Russia – 46
11 769 Mehdi Larijani USA / Norfolk – 48
12 775 Isi Enaiko USA – 55
13 772 Simon Decubber Belgium – 57

Men’s Bodybuilding over 100 kg
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 784 Lukas Wyler Switzerland – 7
2 791 Sergey Kulaev Russia – 11
3 790 Sayed Alrefaei Kuwait – 15
4 788 Ossama Ashour Egypt – 19
5 787 Miroslav Kalich Czech Republic – 22
6 786 Mikhail Kornilov Russia – 29
7 792 Gerald L. Aikens Jr. USA / Wilmington – 38
8 785 Mikhail Iusev Russia – 38
9 795 Alexander Robles Dominican Republic – 46
10 793 Gui Annou USA – 48
11 783 Michael Symkoviak USA / Holladay – 60
12 796 Antti Halmo Finland – 61
13 794 Mustafa Jaber Khater – 62
14 789 Rodrigo Piriz Uruguay – 65

Men’s Bodybuilding OVERALL
PLACE – COMPETITOR NO. – NAME – COUNTRY – SCORE
1 784 Lukas Wyler Switzerland – 5
2 776 Mustafa Naseem Egypt – 10
3 762 Ahmed Elzaiat USA – 23
4 742 Michael Adonis South Africa – 23
5 703 Zhonghua Zhuo China – 24
6 735 Adya Novali Singapore – 24
7 716 Jicheng Qian China – 30

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Arnold 2015 Bikini International Results


Bikini International
Ashley Kaltwasser became the first back-to-back Bikini International Champion. “I’ve been building this body my whole life,” Ashley told Arnold when interviewed after her win. Many people, myself included, had Canada’s own Justine Munro winning the show. Justine brought her best physique and one that was balanced from head to toe. She has one of the best booties in the division and presents herself with class. Ashley has a great physique but doesn’t present it as well as some of the other women. The presentation should play a part in it but hey what can you say, she’s the champ for the second year in a row. Coming in third was a favorite to win it heading into the show, Janet Layug. Janet wasn’t quite as full and sharp as she was at the 2014 Olympia where she took second to Ashley. Rounding out the top 6 was India Paulino, Stephanie Mahoe and Narmin Assria. India ditched the yellow bikini and opted for the black suit again. Stephanie Mahoe established herself as a top contender and Narmin showed an improved physique to land her in the top 6.

Arnold 2015 Bikini International Results
Placing – Name – Score
1. Ashley Kaltwasser – 6
2. Justine Munro – 12
3. Janet Layug – 13
4. India Paulino – 21
5. Stephanie Mahoe – 24
6. Narmin Assria – 30
7. Noemi Olah – 35
8. Sarah LeBlanc – 41
9. Nicole Ankney – 46
10. Bianca Berry – 51
11 Anna Starodubtseva – 53
12. Sarah Back – 64
13. Noy Alexander – 68
14. Christina Strom Fjaere – 69
15. Kenea Yancey – 70

 



2015 Arnold Fitness International Results


Fitness International Results
The results in the Fitness International played out as most who follow the division thought they would go. Despite the somewhat expected results, that didn’t change the excitement of watching the routines.

The defending chap, Oksana Grishina brought another new performance to Columbus and demonstrated new ballet skills in her routine. She noted in a post-show interview that she was inspired by the movie Black Swann three years ago but held off on doing the routine. Adela Garcia, the all-time fitness winner, encouraged Oksana to perform the routine. She taught herself ballet and the hours of hard work paid off. Her routine wasn’t the biggest surprise. She moved all the way up to win the physique round and not just win but did so with a unanimous score. The pair of perfect scores earned her the title for the second year in a row.

Tanji Johnson had a great showing and finished in second. She was in third going into the routine rounds and actually finished fourth in the routine round. Coming third, which was a bit higher than I thought she’d finish, was Regiane Da Silva. Regiane was fourth in the physique round and tied for second in the routine round. Bethany Cisternino struggled a bit with her routine and I think it cost her at least one spot. She was in second heading into the night show but had to settle for fourth. She was sixth in the routine round. Michelle Blank brought her best physique to the stage and nailed a solid routine to put her in fifth. An impressive comeback after she injured her foot last year at the Arnold. Myriam Capes moved up in the standings with her routine round but it was just enough to put her into 6th place.

2015 Oksana Wins

Oksana Grishina at the 2015 Arnold Fitness International. Photo by Michael Pronzato

2015 Arnold Fitness International Results
Place / Name / 2-Piece Score / Routine Score
1. Oksana Grishina – 5 – 5
2. Tanji Johnson – 15 – 21
3. Regiane Da Silva – 26 – 18
4. Bethany Cisternino – 13 – 30
5. Michelle Blank – 20 – 27
6. Myriam Capes – 39 – 18
7. Ryall Graber – 37 – 37
8. Fiona Harris – 47 – 45
9. Trish Warren – 47 – 50
10. Melinda Szabo – 55 – 50
11. Sara Kovach – 61 – 49
12. Auyrika Tyrgale – 68 – 48
13. Ashley Sebra – 66 – 64
DNF – Whitney Jones due to injury



2015 Arnold Figure International Results


Figure International
In a bit of a shock to those who follow the Figure division, we had a bit of an upset tonight. Candice Keene was going for her third title but instead finished in third place. Winning the 2015 Figure International was Colorado’s own Camala Rodriquez and not just win but did so with a perfect score. Candice Lewis, also from Colorado by way of Arizona, moved up into second. This was her best showing at a major show. Candice Keene wasn’t at her best and the judges dropped her into that third place spot because of it. Just on the outside of the top three was rising star Latoyra Watts. Ann Titone rounded out the top five. Tied for sixth was Heather Dees and Genn Strobo but ultimately Strobo won the tie-breaker.

Camala RodriquezCamala with Arnold. Photo by Michael Pronzato

2015 Arnold Figure International Results
Placing – Name – Score
1. Camala Rodriquez – 5
2. Candice Lewis – 10
3. Candice Keene – 14
4. Latoyra Watts – 20
5. Ann Titone – 25
6. Genn Strobo – 33
7. Heather Dees – 33
8. Dana Ambrose – 40
9. Cydney Gillon – 45
10. Julie Mayer – 56
11. Amanda Doherty – 57
12. Vera Mallet – 59
13. Andressa Ribeiro – 63
14. Myra Rogers – 65
15. Ava Cowan – 75



2015 ARNOLD: Women’s Physique International Results


women's Physique International
Congratulations Juliana Malacarne on winning the first ever Arnold Women’s Physique International title. Coming in second was Dana Linn Bailey with Tycie Coppett in third.

Women’s Physique International Results:
Placing – Name – Score
1. Juliana Malacarne – 5
2. Dana Linn Bailey – 10
3. Tycie Coppett – 15
4. Karina Nascimento – 20
5. La’Drissa Bonivel – 25
6. Sabrina Taylor – 26
7. Jillian Reville – 35
8. Mindi O’Brien – 41
9. Heather Grace – 44
10. Jennifer Robinson – 52
11. Nathalie Falk – 53



Arnold Fitness International Preview, Predictions & Poll


Fitness International
The 2015 Arnold Fitness International will take place this weekend in Columbus, Ohio. The Fitness International competitors will earn the most money out of all of the female divisions and rightfully so. The women of fitness are tasked with not only being in top shape for the two-piece round but also perform a routine. Their routines aren’t just dancing around and doing a few jumping-jacks. Oh no, the women of the Arnold are some of the elite fitness competitors in the world.

The defending champ, Oksana Grishina will be back and one thing you can always count on from her is a passion filled routine. Oksana doesn’t just go through the motions when it comes to performing her routine. Key word here is performing. The hours of routine practice show in her performances. She usually fairs well in her routines but its the two-piece round that could hold her back from another title. She’ll face another Fitness International champion this week, Tanji Johnson is back and looking to regain the top spot. If Tanji is in shape, and I have no reason to believe she won’t be, she’ll be in the driver’s seat heading into the routine round. Then it will come down to Tanji performing a clean routine whether she takes the top spot again or not.

Don’t sleep on Bethany Wagner-Cisternino. Bethany has the best physique in Fitness and look for her to take the top spot in the two-piece round. If she nails her routine she could also give the champ a run for her money. Of course you can’t rule out Regiane Da Silva who leaped into the third place spot at the 2014 Olympia. Regina’s routines will leave you exhausted just watching. Those are my top four competitors and then after that it gets dicey.

Read the full Fitness International preview on Bodybuilding.com. Cast your vote for who your think will take the top spot in the 2015 Fitness International. If you can’t make it to the finals to see these incredible routines you can watch it live and FREE on bodybuilding.com.

2015 Arnold Fitness International Predictions
1. Oksana Grishina
2. Tanji Johnson
3. Bethany Cisternino
4. Regiane DaSilva
5. Myriam Capes
6. Trish Warren

2015 Arnold Fitness International Payout:
1. $25,000
2. $13,000
3. $8,000
4. $5,000
5. $3,000
6. $2,000

SCHEDULE:
Friday, March 6, 2015

Prejudging – 11 am – Noon
COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER – Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage

Finals – 7 pm
COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER – Battelle Grand

Fitness International Champions
1994: Carol Semple
1995: Carol Semple
1996: Alexandra Beres
1997: Carol Semple
1998: Susie Curry
1999: Susie Curry
2000: Kelly Ryan
2001: Jenny Worth
2002: Susie Curry
2003: Susie Curry
2004: Adela Garcia
2005: Jen Hendershott
2006: Adela Garcia
2007: Kimberly Klein
2008: Kimberly Klein
2009: Jen Hendershott
2010: Adela Garcia
2011: Adela Garcia
2012: Adela Garcia
2013: Tanji Johnson
2014: Oksana Grishina



Myriam Capes’ Hardbody Gym Jams


Myriam Capes Music
Canadian Fitness Pro, Myriam “Mimi” Capes has been busting her butt in the gym getting ready for the 2015 Fitness International. As you can imagine she spends a fair amount of time getting hardbody in the gym. During the hours of sweating and building her best body, Mimi likes to listen to a variety of music.

Myriam Capes’ Hardbody Gym Jams
1. Innocence – Avril Lavigne
2. I Gotta Believe – Yolanda Adams
3. Magic Fortune – Highland
4. Hold Me Back – Rick Ross
5. Jump – Kris Kriss
6. You Can Do it – Ice Cube
7. (Rap) Superstar – Cypress Hill
8. Crank Dat – Souljia Boy
9. 4 My People – Missy Elliott
10. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor (Rocky IV Soundtrack)

Listen to Myriam Capes’ Hardbody Gym Jams on Spotify.



Arnold Figure International Preview, Predictions & Poll


2015 Arnold Figure International
The 2015 Arnold Figure International Preview, Predictions & Poll on hardbody. Will Candice Keene win the Figure International again or someone else dethrone the champ? Candice Keene will tie the Figure International record with three wins should she take top honors this week in Columbus, Ohio. Jenny Lynn and Nicole Wilkins both won the Figure International three times. She’s taken the top spot the last two years and is poised to collect a third title in just a few days.

It won’t be an easy win for her as she’ll have some tough competition with new-comers like Latorya Watts and Cydney Gillon. The usual suspects Camala Rodriquez, Candice Lewis and Ann Titone will look to give the champ a run for her money as well. Heather Dees took some time off at the end of last year and if I was a betting man, I’d say she’ll be back better than ever. My sleeper pick that many many not see coming is Latorya Watts. She has an incredible physique and if she looks anything like she did at the Olympia she could be standing in the first callout being compared for the top spot.

Read the preview on every competitor on Bodybuilding.com. Cast your vote for who you think will win the 2015 Figure International below. If you can’t make it to the Arnold you can catch the finals on the live webcast.

FIGURE INTERNATIONAL PREDICTIONS
1. Candice Keene
2. Candice Lewis
3. Camala Rodriquez-McClure
4. Latorya Watts
5. Ann Titone
6. Heather Dees

Schedule
Friday, March 6, 2015

Prejudging – 11am – Noon
COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER / Arnold Fitness EXPO Stage

Finals - 7pm
COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER – Battelle Grand

2015 ARNOLD FIGURE INTERNATIONAL PAYOUT
1st $16,000
2nd $10,000
3rd $8,000
4th $5,000
5th $3,000
6th $2,000
Total $44,000

PAST FIGURE INTERNATIONAL WINNERS
2003: Jenny Lynn
2004: Jenny Lynn
2005: Jenny Lynn
2006: Mary Elizabeth Lado
2007: Mary Elizabeth Lado
2008: Gina Aliotti
2009: Zivile Raudoniene
2010: Nicole Wilkins
2011: Nicole Wilkins
2012: Nicole Wilkins
2013: Candice Keene
2014: Candice Keene



Broken Escalators… Reebok to the Rescue


reebok broken subway
Reebok took to the streets or in this case the subway to lend a helping hand. When the escalators in a Stockholm subway broke down, Reebok was there to help. As part of their new campaign encouraging people to “be more human” Reebok enlisted the help from local Crossfit athletes to do some heavy lifting. The athletes helped carry pets, children and even people up the escalators.

While I’m not so sure I need some one hoisting me over their shoulder and carrying me up the stairs, it’s a feel good gesture which coincides with being more human.

Broken Escalators… Reebok to the Rescue

There’s an escalator meltdown in the Stockholm subway, forcing people to walk. Sometimes up to 180 steps. Which is easier said than done at 8:30 in the morning. On Friday the 20th of February we decided to help men and women up the escalators together with our friends from @f4lcrossfit. #BeMoreHuman

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Bodybuilding.com Opens New Corporate Office In Portland


bodybuilding.com logoThe Internet’s Most Visited Fitness Website is Coming to Portland
BOISE, Idaho, March 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bodybuilding.com is thrilled to announce the opening of its new corporate office in Portland’s chic Pearl District. Founded in Boise, ID, Bodybuilding.com‘s new corporate expansion will help the growing company hire top tech talent from the renowned Silicone Forest.

New talent, locally based in the Portland office, will be working on projects designed to help and improve the experience of the 30 million unique visitors who turn to Bodybuilding.com every month. As the Internet’s top destination for health and fitness information, Bodybuilding.com provides the tools people need to achieve their health, fitness, and appearance goals, all for free.

“Building a successful business from the ground up requires revolutionary ideas,” says Bodybuilding.com founder and CEO Ryan DeLuca. “We believe in taking an aggressive approach to bring these ideas to life. Innovative thinking has fueled our ability to grow from a simple website selling creatine to a complex online resource with thousands of products, a wealth of fitness information, and a thriving online community.”

With over 9.4 million registered users, Bodybuilding.com’s fitness social media platform and workout-tracking app, BodySpace, is the largest of its kind. The new team member additions from the Silicone Forrest will be working on projects to revolutionize how people get fit. Bodybuilding.com’s mantra, “we change lives,” is more than just a saying; it’s a mission.

Of course, the proof is in the high-protein, low-fat pudding, which takes form from the thousands of amazing transformations fueled by Bodybuilding.com’s comprehensive weight loss and muscle building plans. Check out some of these incredible stories in the Motivation section of the website.

In 2014 alone, BodySpace members tracked 6 million workouts, hoisted 94 billion pounds, and performed over 700 thousand hours of cardio, resulting in a total weight loss over 2 million pounds.

About Bodybuilding.com
Based in Boise, Idaho, Bodybuilding.com is the world’s largest online sports nutrition store. The site carries more than 13,500 health and fitness supplements and accessories, shipping to customers in more than 155 countries. Bodybuilding.com helps more than 29 million people every month achieve their health, fitness and appearance goals by offering over 35,000 pages of FREE information, including more than 25,000 articles and 10,000 videos, expert-designed online training programs, and new content added daily. For more information, please visit www.bodybuilding.com.



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