Friday, July 11, 2014

’13 Musclemania® Mid America HW Champion Donte Franklin is tightening up for his guest appearance at the same show in Kansas City this season. The 6′, 210 lbs., 23 year old car salesman is packed with muscle and will compete at MM Superbody in Atlantic City on August 30. “I’ve been working on symmetry – calves and abs especially,” Donte says. “This year has really been a learning experience for me, especially on diet and conditioning.”
Not missing a beat, Musclemania® Pro Julian King Navarro was already crunching curls having decided to train for MM World Pro in Las Vegas in November. “I am back at it and not letting anything stopping me,” he says. “Third place is not for me. I am out to win it. So, I messed up my carb loading, who cares! None of it’s going to happen again.” The 5’7″, 180 lbs., 23 year old powerhouse said he was 10-15 lbs lighter than planed for MM Universe last weekend in Ft. Lauderdale, but expects to be at least 190 lbs. on stage in November. “Those boys better be ready!”
Back into true training form, Musclemania® Pro Syed Fazli is hitting twice a day preparing for MM World Pro in Las Vegas. The 5’10″, 200 lbs. Malaysian star is looking better at any time in his career. “I promise to bring a new physique to the stage in November,” Syed says. We’ll get a preview of his new physique when Syed makes a special guest appearance at MM Asia on September 6 in Singapore.
Musclemania® Universe 2nd Place Salman Ahmad says his super lean condition came from a 6 month diet, solid nutrition, 2x day training and a serious, year round focus on conditioning. “I knew MM bodybuilders are always in shape,” he explains. “Here in Pakistan, diet doesn’t matter as much – its all about size on stage. But at MM, its the complete body and super lean. Illusion shadows sheer size!” At 5’8″, 172 lbs., Salman says he was shape 2 months before the show. His next competition will be MM World in Las Vegas.
With soaring wings, Musclemania Pro Joe Parsee hit this shot today after a killer back workout. He says, “I hit different angles with varying grips which is an important training tool for back size and sculpting. I did vertical & horizontal pulls hitting almost every angle inbetween. Always beginning and ending with pullups.” The 5’8″, 210 lbs., ’12 MM California Champion has been training all season for MM World Pro in November. Joe nearly won the ’13 MM Universe Pro Short Class which was his MM Pro debut, so he is a threat to take it all in Las Vegas.
He’s done a bunch of untested shows and always a Top 3 Finalist. But, now Daniel Babcock says he’s had enough. “I’ve always been natural, 100% clean,” he professes. “I can’t compete with those guys unless I use stuff. Hey, that’s not me!” So, the 6’2″, 197 lbs., 26 year old, computer network infrastructure engineer has decided to train for his first Musclemania® show. “I’ve talked with some of the competitors and I’m pretty pumped for the show. I got a month or two more of clean bulking to bring up some body parts before I start to dial down hard for the show. I’m keeping my power hypertrophy program going. I do my own approach to stay lean and continue to gain. I plan on bringing my a game.”
Musclemania Pros (L-R) Chul Soon Soon (Medium), Ulisses (Tall) and Bernard Issogola Amaya (Short) were winners at MM Universe last month in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Ulisses was the first person to have won both MM World and MM Universe back-to-back.  Chul has risen from being the Model Korea Champion into one of the best natural bodybuilders in the world.  And, Bernard has one of the most classic physique on the scene and always wins with chiseled, lean muscle maturity.