Friday, November 14, 2014

Before his workout this afternoon, Musclemania® Pro Simeon Panda was primed and ready to attack arms. At 6’1″, 230 lbs., he is already in ripped shape for MM World Pro in Las Vegas in two weeks. “I don’t need to diet for the show,” Simeon says. “I’m just going to drop a little water and should be ready.” Watch Simeon and over 500 natural competitors from around the world LIVE from Las Vegas on – Saturday, November 22.
French natural star Greg Vong is still looking insanely shredded nearly a month after Musclemania® Paris. The 5’8″, 175 lbs., hospital orderly has remained lean all season. “I learned that staying in shape makes it easier for shows,” Greg says. “Besides, I like being in shape, eating clean and looking good all year. Why not? Its easier and looks better!”
Former Musclemania® Mexico Teenage Champion Jose Luis Montes says he’s training for next season. The 5’11″, 210 lbs., 21 year old has grown nearly 20 lbs. over the past couple of years and says he’s taken to lean bulk dieting. “I’ve been trying and its working great,” Jose Luis professes. “Here in Mexico, this kind of routine is new and most of the natural bodybuilders are beginning to try it, too.” Jose Luis has great thickness, especially for his age, so the new diet will help to transform the physique and get ready to win on the Junior stage.
Colombian physique star Julian Tanaka may work on his family’s ranch, but the 5’8″, 195 lbs., 27 year old makes it to the gym everyday without any excuses. “I live and breathe this stuff,” he says. Always lean and yet still growing, Julian has only competed once, but he will make his Musclemania® debut next season.
Egyptian Khaled Fathy says he’s training for the 2015 season after winning the Musclemania® Middle East Physique Championships (Tall Class). The 5’11″, 210 lbs., 27 year old trains in his father’s gym and has hitting the weights since he was 12 years old. “My father used to compete, so I was always about weights,” Khaled says. “The gym was and still is part of my life. And at home, my mother always cooked right for bodybuilding..” MM will begin monthly natural bodybuilding training camps in Egypt beginning in January.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

At just 20 years of age, Deelan won Musclemania® Paris with an incredible 5'9", 185 lbs., lean and classic physique. The personal trainer and college student beat out all of the veteran competitors. Deelan says he maintained a comfortable 10-12% bodyfat all season which he credits to helping to develop lean muscle. "Next year, I want to keep it around 8% and get bigger and leaner at the same time," Deeland explains. Although he earned MM Pro status, he says he will compete at MM Universe next June in the Open Class. "I know I won, but I am not ready for those guys like Ulisses. I need another year or two to challenge them."
As France’s #1 natural LW bodybuilder, Bertrand Lim amazed everyone at the recent Musclemania® Paris. The 5’6″, 165 lbs., Parisian brought incredible shape, symmetry and condition. “I didn’t plan on competing in Paris, but jumped in at the last minute to warm up for MM in Las Vegas,” explains Bertrand. The computer programmer and network manager promises to be in even better shape next month and is certain to be a major force at MM World.