Right now Cedric McMillan sits in his hotel room here in Rio De Janeiro, shredded, covered in pro-tan, starving, and extremely confused. He’s confused because he knows instead of winning the inaugural Arnold Brazil, like just about everyone and their mama predicted, he’ll be somewhere stuffing his drawn-in and depleted face thinking, “Why me?”, all because he missed the Athletes Meeting today.
Today I received some very sad news from multiple sources regarding former IFBB professional bodybuilder Mat Duvall, who apparently was found dead in his bathroom. Matt was only 40 years old. At this point, the cause of his death is a mystery but, as the details come in, we’ll keep the site updated.
As I was leaving the inaugural Sheru Classic in Mumbai, India last year in September of 2011, I felt very sad to leave. With any first year professional bodybuilding show, no matter how successful it is, there are no guarantees the show will continue. The fact that I wasn't 100% sure I'd be returning to this magical country was upsetting in a strange way. I felt almost like an astronaut who has an opportunity to visit the moon or some distant planet and might never get to return. So you can imagine my joy when I received a phone call this year from promotor Sheru Aangrish. Not only did Sheru tell me that he would like me back in India (this time in New Delhi), but he was doing it bigger in 2013. Way bigger!
RxMuscle’s very own, Chris Aceto, has made a comeback from stage 3 melanoma to the leading contest prep coach in the business. This year, Chris has 2 guys making their Olympia debut, and two guys vying for the 212 Olympia title. I wanted to give you guys a little preview of Team Technician, and let Chris tell you a little bit about each of his guys.
How many times have you been driving down the highway are you feel your eyes slowly closing. . . unintentionally drifting off to sleep at the most inopportune moment. . . only to wake up with your wheels crossing over the white line; thumping out of control over safety speed bumps. It happened today to IFBB Pro Todd Jewell; only he didn’t wake up for the speed bumps. A collision with a huge 25-foot tall rock wall is what awakened Todd.