The 2009 NPC Steve Stone New York Metropolitan Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, and Bikini Championships help in conjunction with the IFBB New York City Pro Fitness Championships kick off the New York Metro District contest year on April 11 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in downtown Manhattan. You won't want to miss this highly anticipated start to a fantastic 2009 calendar year. Come down and meet the RX MUSCLE crew as we cover Steve Weinberger's tribute contest to his great friend and now-deceased vice chairman, Steve Stone!
A reunion of sorts took place at the 2009 Arnold classic when Dennis
Wolfe ran into his long lost brothers! Looking at the German giant
standing next to Rob Smalley, the resemblance is uncanny..... Could Mr.
G, Rob and Dennis be long lost brothers? I think it's time to get a DNA test!
When we think of iconic bodybuilders we seldom think of Ed Corney. I don't know why that is. While he was a shining star during the golden age of bodybuilding, (and even according to Arnold, one of the best posers of all time), his name is not spoken with the same reverence as Arnold, Franco and Louie.
Meet bodybuilding's "Incredibles" - Andy Haman, his wife of 26 years Michele, their 3 daughters Daisy, Ruby and Lucy, and their son, Sam, all sprayed by Jan Tana to look like the animated film stars, The Incredibles. Andy truly defines hardcore. He started life as a wrestler beginning in high school where he graduated with a record of 210-0-10. Then he went to the University of Iowa to wrestle for the Iowa Hawkeyes. While at UI Andy became a National freestyle champion, Olympic sport Festival Champion, and World runner-up in wrestling as a Varsity team member of 4 National Championship Wrestling Teams Coached by the infamous Dan Gable. Andy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education with a Health and Art minor. He went on to become a teacher and he taught in the public school system and coached wrestling and football with numerous League and State Champions during his 14-year career. He then retired from teaching to pursue his dream of becoming a pro bodybuilder. After only a year and half of training 5 hours per day (raw benching 615 for a double!), Andy won the Super Heavyweight class and overall at the 2007 NPC Masters Nationals and earned an IFBB pro card. Andy's living a dream that started in an average Iowa town, in an average Iowa basement. Just look at him now!
Not by this picture! In fact, Dave and I confronted Kevin about the idea that he might possibly be mad at us and he dismissed it in a second: "Come on; I love you guys!" Just to refresh your memory.... the first day we opened the RX Muscle website, a thread appeared in the celebrity Q&A section that was supposedly penned by Kevin Levrone. Later in the day it was brought to our attention that the thread was posted by an imposter (probably someone from MD). Kevin was upset over it, and we promptly removed it. Subsequently, a thread appeared on our main board indicating that Kevin was "pissed."