Monday, September 26, 2011


More Musclemania Heavyweight natural phenom ADRAIN CHILDERS. 6'3", 265 lbs. Speechless! He just keeps teasing everyone. So, when will Adrain appear back on stage for the world to see?

David Hicks Competes

Former NFL Kansas City Chiefs player DAVID HICKS is training for MM Texas next month. The 6'2", 238 lbs. former linebacker lost over 40 lbs. in his first competition diet and already is looking contest lean. David says he excited about hitting the stage and showing that big gridiron players can make it in natural bodybuilding.

Morris Mendez

Did someone say "traps"? Check out this new shot of AMIN SHAHRY, another natural sensation who's training for MM Texas on Oct 22. The 26 year old former powerlifter is packed at 5'6", 195 lbs. Amin still trains heavy all year round and maintains muscle density through the season. He wants to win the Texas title but he explains, "I want to get that MM Pro card and destroy the Vegas show!"

Traps for Himself

Did someone say "traps"? Check out this new shot of AMIN SHAHRY, another natural sensation who's training for MM Texas on Oct 22. The 26 year old former powerlifter is packed at 5'6", 195 lbs. Amin still trains heavy all year round and maintains muscle density through the season. He wants to win the Texas title but he explains, "I want to get that MM Pro card and destroy the Vegas show!"

Junior Champ aiming higher

Honduran Junior National Champion JOSUE GARCIA is training for MM Latino. The 21 year old student has won all of the junior level competitions in his country and is not ready for a move onto the Musclemania World stage. At 5'4", 160 lbs., Josue has symmetry and muscle shape beyond his years. And, as a natural bodybuilder has impressive definition and condition for the off season. More news about Josue as he prepares for his show.

Chilean Eduardo Navarette

Chilean lifetime natural bodybuilder EDUARDO NAVARETTE is ripping up for competition. The 25 year old university student hasn't been on stage for two years but is now aiming for the 2012 MM Universe in Miami. At 5'9", 215 lbs., Eduardo says, "I want to represent Chile. There are so many great bodybuilders here." More photos from Eduardo as he gets leaner.

New Mexico HW Champion

MM New Mexico HW Champion BOBBY HINOJOS is looking leaner by the day. The 5'7", 195 lbs. bodybuilder is lifetime natural says he's changed his diet this year consuming more protein, less carbs and upped his cardio. Bobby will go to battle at MM America in Las Vegas.


Hiding out in London, MM Pro ULISSES JR. is starting to look insane! At 215 lbs., he's training twice a day, 30 minutes of cardio once a day and eating a clean diet. Ulisses says, "It was the right thing to hang out and skip the Universe. I was able to really lift heavy for a whole year and let my body grow."

Thursday, September 22, 2011

MM Arizona Champion

Last weekend's MM Arizona had a lot of surprise competitors including MM Champion CHRIS MORRISON (center). The 42 year old, lifetime natural bodybuilder competed in the first MM held in 1991. Chris is a fomer collegiate sprinter and currently works as a personal trainer. Joining him stage were '09 Fitness America Pageant Champion TIFFANI BACHUS (left), MM Pros LOGAN MICHAELS (second left) and ANTWAUN SMITH (right). Both Logan and Antwaun are in heavy duty mode training for MM World in Las Vegas.

Sniping his Goal

After earning his MM Pro status at the recent MM Britain, ROGER SNIPES is passing on MM World and is training for next year's MM Universe in Miami. The 5'10", 195 lbs. trainer said, "After seeing MORRIS MENDEZ and ULISSES JR. at the show, I know I need some work before stepping on stage against them." Roger is sponsored by PhD Nutrition, so no doubt he'll be asking for a big off-season supply.

Top Hats

With those top hats, its obvious that MM Pros ULISSES JR. & MORRIS MENDEZ were in London, England following their guest appearances at MM Britain. Despite in their off-season training, both looked in great shape. Ulisses & Morris are starting their contest prepping for MM World in Las Vegas where they will compete against one another for the first time in 7 years. It will be the Natural Battle Royale!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Going back on Stage?

MM HW star ADRAIN CHILDERS keeps growing but still hasn't decided whether to compete or not this year. The 6'3", 265 lbs. nutrition store manager is working 6 days, 65 hours per week, plus training everyday, so he says it's tough to kick-up the intensity for competition regimen. This guy belongs on stage!

Returning Pinoy Champ

Expatriate Pinoy bodybuilder PAUL DE OCAMPO immigrated with his family to Australia when he was just 20 years old. Now the Western Australia gym owner will be returning to the Philippines to compete at Musclemania on October 1. The 41 year old, 5'11", 210 lbs. bodybuilder won the 1997 Mr. Philippines National Games and numerous Australian competitions.

Graduate Debut

Baylor University graduate WILLIAM ERVIN will be making his natural bodybuilding contest debut at MM Texas on October 22. At 5'11", 190 lbs., he is genetically ripped and strong beyond even his own belief. William has competed in numerous strong man events but physique training is his passion. He will face an incredible line-up of other great natural bodybuilders in stage in Ft. Worth.

Aussie Junior Natural Champ

They raise 'em big "down under". Take a look at Aussie Junior Natural Champion DENVER STYEN who will be with Team Australia at MM World in Las Vegas. The 22 year old, 5'10", 220 lbs. personal trainer has bodybuilding heredity too. His father is a former Mr. South African Champion and will join Denver's entourage to Las Vegas.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Photo Ready

The week before MM Universe, MM Pros Syed Fazli and Larry Camacho shot with renown fitness photographer Natalie Lihn at Metro Flex Gym in Long Beach, California. Syed had just flown in from his home in Malaysia and was weighing 210 lbs.   Larry who had to drive just a mile to the gym was at his best at 185 lbs. and  went on to win the LHW Class and MM Pro status.  But Syed left the show after Prejudging leaving the judges, audience and other competitors bewildered.  Both bodybuilders have incredible symmetry, size and condition.
The week before MM Universe, MM Pros Syed Fazli and Larry Camacho shot with renown fitness photographer Natalie Lihn at Metro Flex Gym in Long Beach, California. Syed had just flown in from his home in Malaysia and was weighing 210 lbs. Larry who had to drive just a mile to the gym was at his best at 185 lbs. and  went on to win the LHW Class and MM Pro status.  But Syed left the show after Prejudging leaving the judges, audience and other competitors bewildered.  Both bodybuilders have incredible symmetry, size and condition.

Cardio Killer

Mexico's #1 natural bodybuilder and MM Pro Genaro Alvarado just sent this cell phone shot following his work-out tonight. He say's he still hanging at 170 lbs. despite getting leaner as he prepares for MM World.  Genaro admits being a bit lazy with cardio in the past but is doing two sessions of 20 minutes everyday to get ripped for the show.  He explained, "Bodybuilding comes so easy for me, I guess I never took the dieting part of seriously.  But, if I am going to compete with these big guys, I know I need to get into better shape."  Genaro will be competing in the MM Pro LW Division.  More news and photos soon.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

MM Arizona

Last Saturday, MM Arizona LW Champion OSCAR FAJARDO brought an amazing 5'9", 165 lbs. physique to the stage but looked thicker, bigger and more impressive than the numbers indicate. The 28 year old personal trainer says he's now training for MM World in Las Vegas

Britain Powerhouse

MM Britain was rocking last weekend which included the wild guys of Team Abadom - RABE ABADOM, MATT DUNFORD & JERRY ABADOM! As some of London's most exclusive personal trainers, Team Abadom counts among it's clients many of Britain's most popular television stars

Aussie Denver Styen

Australian DENVER STYEN is rocking the natural junior scene "down under". The 5'10", 200 lbs. personal trainer has won all of the country's major natural shows and will be part of an immense Aussie delegation at MM World in Las Vegas. Denver will soon be featured in a weekly video series at as he prepares for the biggest show of his career so far.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

MM Philippines

At the 2004 MM World, MM Pros ADE RAI (Indonesia), RONALD MIRANDA (Philippines), MORRIS MENDEZ (USA) & TAAT PRIBATI (Indonesia) all enjoyed the exciting 4 day event. A new MM Pro will be announced at MM Philippines on October 1 in Manila. He will travel to MM World in Las Vegas to make his MM Pro debut! — with Ulisses, Ulisses Williams Jr, Morris Mendez, Gerald Alexander Pangan, Ade Rai and Taat Pribadi.

Crazy Looking!

This guy is crazy looking! Brooklyn, New York bodybuilder JOHNNIE JACKSON has lats that are nothing less than freaky. And, he's never even seen a bodybuilding competition. The 5'10", 215 lbs. personal trainer gets crazier looking everyday as he prepares for MM New York on Oct 29. More photos of Johnnie as he sends them. — with Ulisses Williams Jr, Ulisses, bodybuilder, Gerald Alexander Pangan, SSugar Shaun and Sasho Ognenovski.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New British Kingdom

With nearly 10 competitors, MM Britain was an amazing event with the best natural bodybuilders competing.  Newcomer Roger Snipes (center) won and is now the newest member of the exclusive MM Pro Division.  Welcoming Roger to the fold was MM Universe Pro Champion Morris Mendez (left) who traveled from America for the festivities.

Also joining the show was MM World Pro Champion Ulisses Jr. (right) who lives and owns a high-end training studio in London.  He said following the show last night, "I had a great time guest posing with Morris yesterday. I didn't think the stage was big enough for both of us but we made it work, lol. It was a preview for the fans so i hope everyone liked it. Me & the legendary Mo Mendez will battle for the MM World Championships in Vegas. It was a pleasure meeting so many cool fans.

Morris had a more mystical take to the whole weekend at MM Britain.  "Yes, Great Brain was the first to see the long awaited Clash of the Titans.  I was Perseus and Ulisses was Medusa, lol. Just an inside joke with me and Ulisses because of the length of his dread loxs lol. Much respect to this man for his accomplishments. He will be a formidable presence to compete against in Vegas."

Roger will now bump up against both Morris and Ulisses in Las Vegas where it will be a "Battle Royale!".

Philippine Classic

As one of the Philippines top bodybuilders, Jonathan Pateno is classic among greats. Along with other Pinoy legends like Rey Pancho and reigning MM World Champion Gerald Pangan, Jonathan is destine to be a MM sensation. At 5'6", 200 lbs., he has a powerful physique with symmetrical lines. The very best Pinoys will be competing at MM Philippines on Oct 1 in Manila. The winner will be sponsored to compete at MM World in Las Vegas or MM Universe in Miami. Television highlight coverage will be featured on ESPN International with magazine coverage throughout Asia.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Coach Dickens

MM Pro Dickens Lambert is the new editor of Fitness Quebec, a popular French Canadian magazine. The '09 MM World Pro Champion travels to various competitions for editorial coverage. Also, Dickens coaches a team of natural bodybuilders, sports models and fitness competitors whom compete in Canada and US. Considered a nutrition guru and training expert, he's in high demand in Canada among both competitive bodybuilders and the sports media.  Hopefully he will bring his own amazing physique back to the stage, soon.

Gulf Muscle

One of the most recent entries to MM World in Las Vegas is Waleed Albloshi, a Kuwaiti with an avid background in soccer, kick boxing and, of course, bodybuilding. The 27 year old, 5'6", 175 lbs. sports jock says he has been training for years but just recently got serious about bodybuilding.  He hired the one of the best bodybuilding trainers in the Middle East which, he says, has really helped him understand his body. Waleed is married with 3 sons and works as a mechanic. This will be his first time traveling to America.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Southern Talent

From the hills of Southern Carolina is one of the top potential bodybuilders seen in years. Malcolm Simmons is a 24 year old PT who has competed locally but is bumping up his game and training for MM America in Las Vegas. At 5'10", 200 lbs., this guy's got an incredible physique- symmetrical, thick and lean. Malcolm played high school football and other sports, but only got into bodybuilding over the past couple of years.

Get Into Shape, Please!

Just a new back shot of MM HW Adrain Childers is enough to give pause why this guy has not won before. At 6'3", 265 lbs., he is in amazing shape and just a few weeks from competing condition . . . that's IF he decides to compete. Every time he gets ready for competition, Adrain looks big, thick, ripped and crazy a couple of weeks out.  Then, when he gets to the show, he looses his mass and looks like he never trained for the show. Really, if this guy ever gets that diet down, there no one who's going to stop him.  Adrain needs to step on stage again and show everyone why he is a dominating force among natural bodybuilders.

Carbs for Competition

Bodybuilders continually strive to "eat clean" during pre-contest dieting to have a lean physique. Each athlete's body is different, so the dietary needs will vary. Some athletes can get away with eating a Fiber One bar or banana each day. On the other hand, others won't eat as much as an apple for fear of not being lean, or because of carbohydrate sensitivities and dietary restrictions.

Pre-contest diets are restrictive, but there are several complex carbohydrates such as brown rice and oats which are staples. Each is easy to prepare in advance, and also low on the Glycemic Index (GI). Although there is some skepticism about the use of low GI foods to lean out, the majority of bodybuilders choose these foods over high glycemic carbohydrates.

Brown Rice

Unlike white rice, the nutritional value of brown rice is not reduced from the milling process. Only the hull is removed, which is the outer most layer. Brown rice is full of vitamins such as manganese, selenium and magnesium, and low in cholesterol and sodium. Oats, Oats, Oats

Oats are a complex carbohydrate that bodybuilders often eat. There are different forms of oats, with the most common as oat meal, oat bran and oat bran cereals such as Cheerios. Do be careful when eating oats though. Specific brands dictate if the oats are gluten free or not. This is dangerous if you have gluten allergies or gluten sensitivities.


Although quinoa is a "new" grain, it was used many years ago by the Incas. There is some argument that quinoa is not a whole grain, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers it one. When cooked it has a full, fluffy texture with a contrast of crunchiness. Although it's a grain, it also serves as a complete protein because it has all nine essential amino acids.

Quinoa is also found in different colors. Golden is the most common, but red, black orange, pink and purple shades are found in specialty stores. There is a small difference between the taste and texture, as well as a small difference in the nutritional value.

Sweet potato

These bright orange to purple tubers are easy to cook and store. As a complex carbohydrate, sweet potatoes offer health benefits with beta-carotene, fiber, Vitamin C and other antioxidants. It is also a great natural anti-inflammatory. Bodybuilders commonly suffer from aching joints because of the dietary restrictions and heavy weightlifting, so this is one carbohydrate you should not exclude from your diet.


Black, kidney, peas and lentils are good sources of complex carbohydrates. When added to a carbohydrate such as brown rice, beans create a high protein, clean meal.

Lisa White is a Certified Personal Trainer with an emphasis in pre/post natal weight training, as well as a figure competitor and fitness consultant. She was previously a health club and sports nutrition store owner.

By Lisa White, Yahoo!

Jungle Gym

New Yorker Maik Wiedenbach was on vacation when by chance came upon what can only be described as a true Jungle Gym. Here's the story in his own words.

"My wife and I had the pleasure to spent the last 8 days in Costa Rica and I have to say the country is breathtaking. It offers every conceivable form of vegetation, landscapes from mountains to sandy beaches as well as a plethora of animals. So we spent 2 days hiking and five days on the beach. But as a true muscle head, I had to work out. Every morning I would use my resistance band for rows, deads, curls and military presses which was sufficient for a decent pump and to annoy my wife.

Then, during a jungle beach walk, I found this wooden contraption: a makeshift gym with a dip bar, pull ups and some barbells with wooden plates. I couldn't resist and simply had to use it (as everybody knows pull ups and dips are the original muscle beach workout). In short, it was great! Pumping outdoors with the Pacific Ocean as a background! It also goes to show that bodybuilding is truly a global sport and you can pursue it anywhere. So train hard."

Maik will be competing at MM New York on October 29, so come by and see him on stage and in action.

Big Mo Dot Com

Big Mo Mendez will be making a guest appearance at MM Britain, Sep 4 in London. The reigning MM Universe Pro Champion will also host a training seminar with fellow MM Pro Ulisses who already lives in London.  Back home in Connecticut, MM Pro Morris Mendez is hiding out and training 100% for his next show and guest appearances at MM Britain in London and MM New York. The 5'10", 215 lbs. just keeps improving his classic symmetry and incredible muscle quality.

Las Vegas Show Host

Model America Champion Kyle Clarke will host the ESPN Fitness America Weekend in November. The actor and cover model and former US Army Captain is based in Hollywood and appears in numerous commercials, ad campaigns, magazines and more. Kyle will also command next month's cover of Fitness Rx magazine.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Texas Training Camp

Former motor cross racer and surfer Aarin Moore is training for MM Texas in Ft. Worth. The 27 year old personal trainer won the '10 Model Texas but got hooked into bodybuilding after watching MM America last year. Since then, Aarin has been hitting the weights hard and heavy. At 6'1", 230 lbs., he's packed on 12 lbs. of lean muscle and will bring a much bigger physique to the stage.

Texas Training Camp

The MM Texas Training Camp will take place in Sep and Oct in Houston. Hosted by MM Pro and '09 MM World Champ DeWayne Malone, the two day series will cover contest training, dieting, posing and everything you need to prepare for show time! Other MM Training Camps in New York, California, Florida, Chicago and more will be announced soon.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ringside Trainer

MM Pro and TNA Pro Wrestler Rob Terry is bigger than ever. The 6'4", 280 lbs. Welsh bodybuilder has etch up his body weight but has maintained a lean, 5% body fat conditioned physique. Rob has not competed since the '09 MM World and before that the '06 MM World. So, maybe he will treat the sport to another amazing appearance in Las Vegas in November.

Ade Rai Video Release

Former MM Pro Ade Rai just released his new training video, the fifth edition inhis storied bodybuilding career. The 38 year old Indonesian fitness legend, seen here with brother-in-law and fellow MM Pro Ricky Syamsuri, also have a series of training manuals, books, sports apparel, chain of fitness centers, is a national newspaper columnist and many other business ventures. Ade has made natural bodybuilding a career beyond his dreams.