With us today is Peter Jameson. Congrats on a great showing! What made you decide to compete in Men’s Physique Division?
After competing in bodybuilding and placing well – just not with a win or top 2 – I decided to talk with the judges. They informed me that I had a good look for Men’s Physique. Decided to compete in the Dennis James Classic in Arizona last weekend, May 31st and was able to place first in the novice class and 4th in the open class giving me the opportunity to compete in Junior Nationals. I have a new hunger with Men’s Physique and I believe an aesthetically appealing body for the sport and potential sponsorships.
Attorney John Rushford, age 50, hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He’s been weight training nearly two decades, earned his B.A. from Boston College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh.
Jason Hawley: Firefighter, Police Officer, Men’s Physique Competitor!
32-year-old Jason Hawley, originally of Hebron, Connecticut, currently resides in South Windsor, Connecticut. He has been training for 16 years and has a bachelor’s degree in Communication with a double minor in Sociology and Criminology. He is a full-time firefighter in Hartford and on his days off he serves as a police officer in Burlington.
With us today is Yanik Joseph, leading by example. Congrats on a great showing! What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
I’ve always been a very athletic guy during my high school and college year’s where I played soccer, track and field and cricket. After attending a local NPC show, a guy by the name of Chad Nicholls came up to me and said, “I saw you at the gym every day; I thought you were prepping for the show.” I told him I wanted to attend a show first to see what it’s like before making my decision. He said, “You got a really good look; we got another show coming in Kanas City, you should do it.” So, I did a 6 weeks prep for my first show in Kansas City where I came in second in open class C. After that, I was hooked. After the show, came to find out, Chad Nicholls is one of the top coaches in the fitness industry. Getting advice from him was life changing.
With us today is the Stanimal. He's a new IFBB MPD Pro. Stanislas DeLongeaux aka Stanimal is 26 years old (born January 12, 1988) and currently calls Venice, California his home – by way of Paris, Lausanne, and Lagos!
Stanimal has been training eight years and has his bachelor’s degree in hospitality management with a specialization in entrepreneurship. DeLongeaux recently placed 2nd in Men’s Physique Division Class C at the 2014 IFBB Arnold Amateur competition.
Congrats on a great showing and earning that pro card! What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
I've always loved bodybuilding, but I never wanted to get huge like today's bodybuilders even though I admire them. I wouldn't like to play the size game with all that it implies. I aim more for a classic physique, well-proportioned and full of muscular details.
Josh Bryan – Always Hungry, Never Satisfied!
With us today is Josh Bryan, a 19-year-old NPC Men’s Physique competitor from Union, Ohio who currently resides in West Milton. Congrats Josh on a great showing! What made you decide to compete in the Men's Physique Division?
I have always been told by my peers that I have "The Look" that people are looking for in this division, so I found a show and gave it my best shot. Now I am addicted and can't wait to step on stage again.
Can you tell us a little about the show in which you most recently competed?
The most recent show I competed in was Kentucky Muscle. It was an amazing show and was put on by some amazing people. My competition was stacked, everyone brought their A game and I was going to be thankful for whatever place I was given.
With us today is Men’s Physique competitor, 28-year-old Chris Freeman originally from Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He currently calls San Antonio, Texas, his home.
Congrats Chris on a great showing! What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
I’m always looking for new ways to challenge myself and I’ve always loved sports and working out. At the time, I had just started CrossFit and my coach was pushing me to do a Physique show. I was hesitant because I wasn’t sure I had the right physique for competing. I had always eaten whatever I wanted and maintained relatively fit, but I had never looked like the guys in the competition pictures. I decided to commit to a competition diet, and soon after, I discovered a physique I never thought possible.
"Never let anything stop you!"
Congrats on a great showing! What made you decide to compete in the Men’s Physique Division?
I used to compete as a bodybuilder and still do sometimes, but I saw myself more in Men’s Physique since I am not so huge compared to bodybuilders these days. And my first coach in the UK told me you will have more chances if you compete in Men’s Physique because I have a better overall look as a fitness model...