Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Hard to believe that this guy's never competed, but Floridian Reggie Miles will be making his stage debut at MM Universe in June. The competitive powerlifter is lifetime natural and says he's beenm focused on the show since watching it last year. "I am so motivated to get on stage," Reggie says. "I am already training twice and day plus cardio. My family thinks I am but!" At 5'10", 198 lbs., with less than 5% bodyfat, he hopes to compete over 200 lbs.a
Just in from MM Pro Griffin Datcher III who dominates a show when he walks in. At 6'3", he commands attention, but that doesn't mean anything if his physique isn't ready on the day. Apparently he knows it, too, as he prepares for MM Universe.
"I'm not playing this time around", Griffin asserts. "I'm coming for the top spot come June. I have new ideas and plans for my pro debut. I'm eating, sleeping and more eating for the Miami show. With my weight holding steady at 265 lbs., I am on target for my goal. The hardest part of course is feeding this big body what it needs to maintain and gain. On top of getting other competitors ready for shows and training over 20 clients for various goals, I keep my #1 goal - the Universe title!! Get ready because here I come! You can't build the house if you don't put in the labor. Special thanks to my fellow competitor Dewayne Malone for helping me through the process."
Surely we'll be hearing more from Griffin again, soon.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The New England Sports Network will broadcast '11 Fitness New England this Sunday, January 29, 6 PM ET. The repeat telecast features all divisions including Musclemania, Model, Fitness, Ms. Bikini and Figure. NESN is available in CT, ME, MA, NH, VT and RI.
The '12 Musclemania New England will be held on April 28 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. Because of the popularity of the show, competitor entries will be cut-off at 200. Tickets go on-sale February 1. In each of the past two years, tickets have sold-out weeks before the show, so get yours early.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
MM Philippines Junior Finalist Kenneth Cayat impressed a lot of people at the show. The 5'6', 160 lbs. trainer needed better condition and work on some symmetry issues, but is loaded with potential. Kenneth will soon be working with some veteran Pinoy bodybuilders whom will help with his training regimen and nutrition. The 21 year old college student is aiming for MM Philippines again on December 1.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
CALF IMPLANT JURY VERDICT
A Frackville, Pennsylvania man has received a $1.5 million verdict from a Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania jury that accepted his claim that a Pottsville doctor improperly performed a calf implant operation in October 2002.
The jury deliberated four hours before deciding on Friday night, at the end of a five-day trial, that Brian W. Gaverick suffered permanent scarring and other damage from the operation by Dr. Robert M. Kimmel.
"Both Mr. Gaverick and I are very pleased and grateful that the jury was as attentive as it was. There was a lot of information and medical terminology for the jury to process over the course of a five-day trial," Sudhir R. Patel, Pottsville, Gaverick's lawyer, said Monday.
Gaverick filed the lawsuit on Oct. 13, 2004, alleging that Kimmel had improperly performed the operation on Oct. 18, 2002, and had not obtained his informed consent before performing it.
In its verdict, the jury ruled that Kimmel had obtained Gaverick's consent for the operation but did not timely diagnose and treat the compartment syndrome that resulted from it.
The jury awarded Gaverick, a former personal trainer who had participated in bodybuilding competitions, $550,000 for past and future lost earnings, $550,000 for past and future noneconomic losses and $400,000 for permanent scarring and disfigurement.
Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin presided over the trial.
Gaverick testified that he wanted the calf implants in order to improve his business and bodybuilding competition prospects.
"Genetically, I did not really have muscular calves," he said. "I was well aware that I was lacking in calf development. You want to look your best in order to attract customers."
However, he said he began experiencing severe pain within an hour of leaving the hospital after the operation.
Gaverick said he has permanent scars on his left leg, doesn't work, never wears shorts and seldom leaves the house due to embarrassment.
"I'm just not comfortable," he said.
Kimmel said he told Gaverick of all the possible risks of the operation, and that Gaverick did not complain of pain immediately after the surgery.
"I feel it was in keeping with the high standards of my profession in all respects," Kimmel said of his care of Gaverick.
Patel said the verdict was a good one but did not alter his client's future.
"Even with the jury's verdict, nothing changes the fact that Mr. Gaverick has suffered horribly and will endure a lifetime of permanent scarring, disfigurement and permanent nerve injury," he said.
Monday, January 23, 2012
'10 MM Universe Junior Champion Kevin Blandon says he loves training and competitive bodybuilding. But, he explains, "I like fishing, skiing, going to movies, hanging out with friends and just screwing around, too." Kevin is also a full time college student and works two jobs. The 5'11", 210 lbs. trainer will compete at MM Universe Junior Division.
The 2012 Fitness New England will be held April 28 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in CT. Entries are available now and tickets on-sale beginning February 1
www.musclemania.com yesterday. The 5'10", 220 lbs. law student is training for MM Universe in Miami in June and he does not intend to make his MM Pro debut just a showing. He explains below.
Time to Define My Goals
I recently took a course on leadership & achievement that had a series of guest speakers. Despite their different backgrounds and areas of expertise, there was one common theme: you must have defined goals. Heeding this advice, I shall not only define my goals, but make them very public.
Goal #1: Top Five Finish at MM Pro Universe
I'm certainly not dieting for 25 weeks to travel to Miami and get a "participation" award. I know that with the improvements I have made to my physique I'm capable of finishing in the top five. Also, although I certainly don't know the show's format at this time, there is a chance that only the top five will get to perform their posing routines. Getting to perform an individual routine on a pro stage is something I've dreamed about for a long time, and would mean a lot. Keep in mind that there could be 5 guys in the heavyweight pro division that have won pro shows before...I'm planning to step on some toes to accomplish this one.
Goal #2: Be The Most Conditioned Guy On Stage
For the most part, how big you are is out of your control (genetics mostly define this). However, your level of conditioning is completely in your control. My 25 week diet serves only to accomplish this purpose. If I am not the most conditioned man in the pro division (regardless of final placing), I will consider the entire journey a total failure.
Goal #3: Establish Myself As A Top Musclemania Pro
Largely, this will be done by accomplishing goals 1 and 2. If I finish in the top 5 and am the most conditioned on stage, that will establish me among the top in the sport. The caveat: this cannot be a one-time good performance...
There it is in black and white. Now there are no questions, and everyone will be able to know if I accomplish my goals this June.
As the '11 MM Texas LHW Champion, Sam Laurent took the audience by surprise with his classically symmetrical physique and marketable looks. The 32 year old salesman has competed at earlier MM Delta shows, but took a sabbatical from competition to focus on his career. At 5'10", 195 lbs., Sam is training heavy for the 2012 season and is a big favorite at MM Universe in Miami.
Since competing in his first bodybuilding show last October, James Smith teamed up with MM Pro Dewayne Malone. "I've been training like an animal and really got my diet down," asserted James. The 5'11", 200 lbs. Louisiana native is transforming his physique by the day. "At the Musclemania show in Ft. Worth, I really was more excited than prepared for the show. Now, I got a much better concept of how to train in the off-season, growing, staying in shape. Malone knows what he's doing. I am going to be a new man on stage next time."
"The first month of the 2012 year is almost over. I have gradually started to increase the intensity of my workouts. My goal is to try to bring the same kind of package I brought last November. It will be a difficult task this second time around because I’m currently working countless hours trying to improve and expand my health and fitness business named BIO3. I have turned my passion into a business and I now find myself focusing more on the business and on my athletes than on myself. Nonetheless, I love to give back to an industry that has been good to me. However, my goal is not lose track of my ultimate objective: redefining my level of excellence. That being said, I have taken time to analyze my 2011 plan. I’m happy to say that my plan to improve my physique worked extremely well but I have decided to try to fine tune my strategy for the 2012 contest season. As a matter a fact, I have structured the same kind of plan for my bio3fitness athletes for the competition season to come. I can’t wait to see us all in action!"
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
MM Pro Dewayne Malone just sent a message hoping to remind everyone who he is. "Hey, in case you forgot, I beat Gerald (MM Pro Pangan) and already beat Genaro (MM Pro Alvarado) twice! I am the top MM Pro LW to beat in Miami!" OK. Thanks, Dewayne.
As one of New Zealand's finest, Sanjeev Narajav carries a symmetrical and aesthetic physique. At 5'10", 200 lbs., he made a big impression at the '07 MM World and is training for the show again in November. Last fall, Sanjeev opened a new sports nutrition store, so he obviously has plentiful access to all the supplements needed for his training.
Friday, January 13, 2012
MM Pro Morris Mendez (L) and sports apparel designer Aaron Ash (R) ran into each other at the '11 MM New York in Queens. Aaron owns Intimate Wear which designs and manufacturers athletic wear for active fitness customers. He will be exhibiting at MM New England at Foxwoods on April 28.
Driven to win MM Universe, MM Pro Dewayne Malone says he's pounding the weights more and heavier than ever before because he knows that beating Gerald Pangan, Genaro Alvarado and other LW stars will not be easy. Still five months before the show, he exclaims, "Hell, man. I am already doing twice a days !" In off-season shape, Dewayne is weighing 195 lbs. at 5'7".