One of the most dominant forces in the bodybuilding industry over the last decade took a jarring hit this weekend at the New York Pro, and potentially provided us with a glimpse into the future landscape of bodybuilding. In the run-up to this year’s New York Pro many had heard the hype or ‘myth’ surrounding big Ramey, the beast from the Middle East, but few expected him to live up to the high expectations placed upon him by those in his camp and over at Flex for his pro debut. Not only did Ramy live up to these expectations, but he shattered them, and no one was more decimated by this than the former New York champ Victor Martinez.
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (May 29, 2013) - The National Physique Committee and Gaspari Nutrition have chosen seven competitors - Daniel McDonald, Jeremy Buendia, Jennifer Childs, Grace Ripslinger, Edith Waggoner, , Samantha Sage and Lisa LaBrie - as NPC Athletes of the Month for the month of April.
Typically when I think aboot Canada my first thoughts are freezing cold temperatures, hockey, legal weed, and free health care. But in bodybuilding, O Canada has delivered some of the most charismatic and polarizing bodybuilders the IFBB has ever seen. Ben Pakulski, Frank McGrath, Fouad Abiad, and Antoine Vaillant have all become international bodybuilding superstars hailing from a country whose amateurs receive little exposure compared to their American counterparts. These men aren’t just excellent bodybuilders, but great marketers too.
Is Bodybuilding Ready For An Openly Gay Athlete?
I'm writing this operating under the assumption that everyone has heard the story of NBA player Jason Collins. Just in case you're a caveman and haven't heard, Collins recently made headlines when he came out to Sports Illustrated as the first openly gay athlete in a major American professional sport. What many bodybuilding fans, especially those under thirty, may not be aware of is that in the July 1989 edition of Ironman former NPC National champion and former Mr. Universe Bob Paris became the first male professional athlete in any sport to come out as openly gay while still actively competing.
If I Knew Then What I Know Now
By: Matt Meinrod
How many times have we all said the line, “If I knew then what I know now?” These are the famous last words of everyone at least 1 year removed from high school. Truth is, I’ve been saying that my entire life. If I had only trained the way I do now back then, maybe I wouldn’t have a torn pec. If I had learned what carbs I should have eaten, maybe I wouldn’t have gotten so fat in the off season.
Today marks a new day in Fitness Management Group history. For the first time in the 18 year existence of the company FMG has added their first male athlete, IFBB Professional League Men’s Physique athlete Mark Anthony.