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2008 IFBB Houston Pro Contest Results PDF Print E-mail
Written by Millard Baker   
Saturday, 05 July 2008 19:15
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ALR Industries presented the 2008 IFBB Houston Pro Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Championships in Stafford, Texas on July 4-5, 2008. This is the second year for the Houston Pro Show but the first year for pro men's bodybuilding. NPC Chairman and IFBB Judge Lee Thompson was the promoter with a first class venue, athletes dressing rooms, and hotel accomodations for athletes and fans. {mos_fb_discuss:2}

 
2008 Pro Bodybuilding Weekly IFBB Tampa Pro in August PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wolfgang Koellerer with Millard Baker   
Friday, 04 July 2008 00:58
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We've been excited all year long to have a pro men's bodybuilding show in the sunny state of Florida! But we have even more reason to celebrate now that the 2008 IFBB Tampa Pro Show lineup is close to being finalized. It looks like we'll finally have a very strong and interesting field of competitors on stage. This is something we haven't had since the Arnold Classic early this year. It will clearly make up for the weak lineups we've seen in New York and Houston.

The contest brings major excitement for us with the debut of two IFBB pro newcomers. James "Flex" Lewis from England and Clarence DeVis won their pro cards within hours of each other last October. We've been impressed with Flex Lewis in his amateur competitions and we were able to celebrate Clarence DeVis' victory with him at the 2007 Belgium Nationals where he earned his pro card.

 
Muscletime Exclusive: Johnnie Jackson at the 2008 USPF National Powerlifting Championships PDF Print E-mail
Written by Millard Baker   
Sunday, 29 June 2008 05:36
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IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Johnnie Jackson competed in the 2008 United States Powerlifting Federation (USPF) National Powerlifting Championships in Warwick, Rhode Island on June 29, 2009. Johnnie entered the meet with goals of 900 lbs in the deadlift and 600 lbs in the bench press.

During the early morning weigh-in, there was a minor crisis as the Inzer-designed bench press shirt did not meet USPF regulations due to an open back. Johnnie was able to find an alternate shirt for the meet and the crisis was averted.

Johnnie opened the bench press competition with a first attempt of 468 lbs unaided by a bench shirt. His next two lifts were disqualified although he was clearly able to handle the heavy weight, including a 600 lb third attempt that was not allowed due to a slight dip in his right elbow toward the end of the lockout during which he strained his arm at the elbow.

Johnnie set a USPF World Record on his first attempt at deadlift with a pull of 345 kgs (760 lbs). His second deadlift attempt for 372.5 kg (821 lbs) was not allowed because he did not push his hips forward at the  top of the lift. His third and final attempt at 345 kgs was abandoned in mid-lift by Johnnie after he pulled his left hamstring. The injuries were initially a major concern for Johnnie since he is scheduled to compete in the 2008 IFBB Europa Pro show in seven weeks; but after further assessment, the injuries were relatively minor. Johnnie will still compete at the Europa.

Muscletime made the decision to cover this event a few days ago after learning that none of the major bodybuilding news magazines was going to commit sending anyone to meet. We felt that this meet was not only a big deal for Johnnie Jackson but also for the crediblity of the sport of bodybuilding. Johnnie definitely gained respect (on behalf of bodybuilding) from the powerlifting community.

We were able to take a limited number of photographs as well as live streaming and web video post today. There were many restrictions on photo and video, but Muscletime worked hard to obtain permissions to video Johnnie's lifts at the powerlifting meet for his many fans worldwide. The official photographs and DVD from the meet can be obtained from Santilli Photo & Video at 978-970-5316.

Muscletime's complete report on Johnnie Jackson and his bench press and deadlift competition at the 2008 USPF Nationals will be posted here shortly. Keep checking back. See streaming video of Johnnie's lifts below (after the photo(s)).

Johnnie Jackson warms up for deadlift competition during 2008 USPF National Powerlifting Championships in Rhode Island on June 2 

 
Kevin Levrone Seminar at 2008 NPC South Texas Bodybuilding Classic PDF Print E-mail
Written by Millard Baker   
Saturday, 14 June 2008 23:42
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Muscletime provided a live broadcast of the Kevin Levrone Athlete Motivational Seminar from San Antonio. Levrone spoke to NPC amateur bodybuilders who competed at the 2008 NPC South Texas Bodybuilding Classic. Special thanks to promoters Prince and Debbie Fontenot, Bob and Laura Johnson of Posedown Magazine and Engineered Sports Technology Nutrition for making this special seminar possible.

The Kevin Levrone Motivational Seminar was originally filmed on Sunday, June 15, 2008 at the Best Western on Commerce Street in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Replays are available below.

 
IFBB Pro Trish Warren Guest Posing Routine at 2008 NPC South Texas Bodybuilding Classic PDF Print E-mail
Written by Millard Baker   
Saturday, 14 June 2008 18:19
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IFBB Fitness Pro Trish Warren guest posed at the Posedown Magazine 2008 NPC South Texas Bodybuilding Classic promoted by Prince Fontenot in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday night, June 14, 2008. She is fine tuning preparations for the 2008 IFBB Houston Pro Show on July 4-5, 2008. Posedown Magazine (Bob and Laura Johnson) were the title sponsors of the event.

 


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