Friday, November 28, 2014

Hard to believe this kid’s just 21 years old, but Daniel Roman has been training for 6 years. He’s preparing for his first Musclemania® show next season. The 5’7″, 180 lb., lifetime natural says, “I want to wait until I am ready. I’ve been at this for a long time and when I get to the show, I want to bring the perfect physique.” Daniel is a popular Colombian sports model and personal trainer.
Musclemania Pro Dewayne Malone is in probably the shape and size of his life. The 5’7″, 185 lbs., Texan is heavier and leaner than last season. “I ate more calories and didn’t sacrifice mass this time,” Dewayne says. He will be at MM World next weekend and bring to the stage his new physique. Dewayne appears weekly on Houston television shows and newspapers and built an impressive training service.
Congratulations to Julian Tanaka who will graduate next week with an MBA in Nuro Business! The 5’8″, 195 lbs., 27 year old bodybuilder mixed his training with school while also working for his family businesses. Julian will make his Musclemania® debut next season. “I keep a super lean 5% physique all season, so contest prep won’t be more than loosing a bit of water,” he explains.
’13 Musclemania® Paris Physique Champion Julien Quaglierini keeps transforming his physique and promises to bring a new package to the stage next week. The 5’11″, 185 lbs., sports model has also developed a popular on-line training program for both competitors and recreational trainers. “I came from a martial arts background, so bodybuilding was something new for me,” Julien explains. “I help the new guys coming on the scene with personal experience about how to get into serious training and develop a serious physique.”
In his first show, Model Britain Champion Ashley Lewis was an easy choice for the judges. The 5’7″, 175 lbs., London trainer was a life long martial artist, so bodybuilding was sharp contrast. “It was a something new for me, but I wanted to take my body to new levels,” Ash says. “I was always in shape, had to be for fighting. But, adding muscle and conditioning continues to a learning process for me.” Ash says he wants to try MM Physique next season. “I am gaining too much muscle for modeling. My body is going to be a bigger version next year.”
Still just 19 years old, Onome Egger is holding out for his first Musclemania® until next year. The 6’2″, 230 lbs., high school senior says, “I know I got some work to do on my legs and I really don’t want to get on stage until everything’s ready.” Ono trains everyday after school during the week and before work on the weekends. “My parents help me out with the stuff and stuff, so I am ready thankful. I will shock everyone next year that all this hard work is worth it.”
To say that Musclemania® Paris Pro Champion Fred Mompo is a French legend is an understatement. As a celebrity Parisian personal trainer, the 5’8″, 180 lbs., 42 year old trains many of the country’s top television and movie stars, appears on a daily television show and is a Reebok Ambassador. As a seasoned, 20 year natural bodybuilder, Fred has learned and applied exactly what it takes create a world class natural physique. So, when in 2008 he experienced a near death motorcycle accident, he did not let is bring him down. “The doctor and my physical therapist said it was doubtful I would walk again,” Fred says. “But, I was not going to let it stop me. I put the same discipline I always used into my training into my rehabilitation.” A few years later, Fred achieve his dream and returned to the competition stage. Fred’s next challenge will be next weekend at MM World Pro in Las Vegas. He will be part of a 12 member strong Team France.
French Musclemania® star Greg Vong is seemingly always in shape. Just off his appearance at MM Paris last month, the 5’8″, 175 lbs. trainer looked like he’s contest ready this morning. “I’m staying shape all year,” Greg says. “This dieting and training is so part of my everyday life. My family knows what to expect, so as long as I’m disciplined, its no problem.”

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.
Reggie Valera says he’ll will be competing in this first Musclemania® show next season. The 5’11″, 190 lbs., 21 year old former soccer player has been bodybuilding for four years. “I got into this because my friend started lifting and would go to the gym with him,” Reggie says. “I guess it just got me and I haven’t stopped. I hit the gym every day, now.” Reggie will be on stage at MM Universe next June in Ft. Lauderdale.