The 2013 LA Bodybuilding Championships and the Crown Jewel of the NPC, the USAs.
NPC Texas Chairman Lee Thompson talks about the upcoming 2013 NPC Texas State & IFBB Houston Pro show and the how, what, & when of registering to compete. Don't wait until the last minute! Register now at http://thompsonmusclecontest.com/
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Why are people so hypocritical? These days you would think the average bodybuilder is as guilty as a black guy walking through a Korean liquor store in Southern California. I remember when people were embarrassed to be out of shape and now it seems like it’s a rite of passage to be a sweaty fat slob. Since when did it become so strange and out of this world to see someone in public that actually takes care of themselves? It doesn’t matter if I’m at the grocery store, getting my oil changed, or even at the gym, somebody is in the background snickering, “that dude’s on shit!” Can you believe it? It’s so out of the norm nowadays to see a young or middle-aged man with a vein running down his bicep that he clearly must be on something. I’ve been getting accused of taking gear well before I ever heard the words Sustenon or Anadrol. And then there are the real ignorant folks who still believe creatine and protein drinks are steroids. It’s amazing to think these people are still allowed to vote, bear children, or get behind a steering wheel.
Earlier today Robert Kennedy Publishing, which is responsible for Musclemag, Oxygen, and Reps magazines, shut its doors and sent its employees home. Musclemag was established by in 1974, but as of today, the magazine, along with the other titles are done. You won’t be receiving any more copies in the mail, and you won’t be able to buy the magazine in the grocery store. And Robert Kennedy Publishing is in the process of declaring bankruptcy.
Hobbies of a bodybuilder. Choice or Circumstance?
"My Hobbies just sort of gradually became my vocation." - Al Yankovic
I like this quote by Al Yankovic because if you ask most people in the bodybuilding community what they do for a vocation… an overwhelming consensus is personal training, contest prep, nutrition, etc. Invariably, there came a time when many people switched their vocation to something that would suit this lifestyle. I'm a prime example… an attorney switching to personal trainer and fitness consultant. Now, I work in marketing for an elite supplement company (SPECIES NUTRITION). In effect, this was all possible because I got into bodybuilding and the vocation suited the lifestyle.
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.