How Many Hours in the GYM? ~
It varies depending on the day and what muscles you’re working out (but usually 5-6 days a week for a competition
). All of the people I met competing had professional trainers and hit the weights at a top gym called Iron Addiction
in Roseville, CA. My cousin’s personal trainer, Miles
, above created a program called ‘Persistant Lifestyles
.’ If you’re in the Sacramento area interested in personal training programs he customizes for every client, contact him HERE
The Before & After (Is It Really Natural?)
Yo-vana Know the Truth? ~
The photo on the left is my cuz Yovana
a year ago when I featured her in one of my 1st posts in a retro make-over
. You may wonder if these people are really all natural
or if they’re using steroids or supplements? The answer is there’s NO
Barry Bonds shenanigans going on in a natural competition. They were all given a lie detector test the night before the competition, and winners receive a trophy and
a urine test following the show.
The Women’s Competition
Are You Ready?
The Ladies (There were different classes from novice, body building & figure, based on experience and height)
My cousin’s class ~ Figure Competition
They lined up and then judges would have them switch places (the closer toward the center, the better chance of winning)
Up Next ~ The Men
As this final class of men emerged I realized I recognized one of them….
I grew up going to school with Nick Harrison (#86) and I’m so glad he wasn’t a body builder in Jr. High or I might not have survived Dodge Ball in P.E But for real
, congrats to him for winning 1st!!! ‘Like’
Nick’s fitness fanpage for tips & his body building adventures HERE
I think I’ll do some squats at the gym this week…
to my cousin (#68) on coming in 3rd in her class and to all of her friends I met throughout the day who took home trophies as well. I’m sure later that night they had the best cheeseburgers they’ve ever tasted
From Arnold Schwarzenegger to the semi-pro’s at your local gym, have you ever been curious about what body builders go through for a competition? I know I have and that as a candy addict, I could never get into Extreme dieting/muscles so I think it’s fascinating. What do you think?
Hope you had a great weekend. Coming Wednesday…’Jellies & Vintage Trousers at the Beach’
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