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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.

Victor Martinez Guest Posing at 2008 NPC Lone Star Classic PDF Print E-mail
Written by Millard Baker   
Sunday, 08 June 2008 12:01
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Victor Martinez made a guest posing appearance at Prince Harrison's 2008 NPC Lone Star Classic Bodybuilding, Fitness, & Figure Championships in Plano, Texas on June 7, 2008. The guest posing followed rampant speculation about whether Victor Martinez will return to the stage at the 2008 Mr. Olympia to challenge Jay Cutler after surgery for a torn left patellar tendon in January this year.

The rumors began last month on internet forums and were given credence when Flex Online reported that Victor had mailed in his signed Olympia contract and that Martinez purportedly told Flex Senior Writer Julian Schmidt that he planned to challenge Jay Cutler at the 2008 Mr. Olympia. The following week, Victor Martinez denied haven spoken to Julian Schmidt on MD's No Bull Radio reiterating that he has yet to make a decision on the matter.

Muscletime spoke with Victor Martinez at the NPC Lone Star Classic. He told Muscletime that he has only been training legs for about four weeks and will not make his final decision on competing in the Mr. Olympia until July. He decided to guest pose in shorts rather than posing trunks since he did not feel his legs were 100%. He pulled up his shorts to allow us a quick evaluation of his progress but asked us not to take photos just yet.

Victor Martinez Guest Posing Routine
at the 2008 NPC Lone Star Classic

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So, how did his legs look?

For someone who has trained legs only four weeks this year, they looked unbelievable. His leg size still overmatches most pros who have been training legs hard and heavy all year long. The size that he was able to maintain in his legs given his injury and extensive rehabilitation was simply amazing. We did not detect any asymmetry in leg size either. While I suspect most pros would envy the wheels Victor is currently sporting, Victor understandably expects to be no less than 100% when he competes.

Based on what we've seen, if Victor decides to compete at the 2008 Mr. Olympia, he will definitely be a threat to win it all. Olympia contenders have been forewarned.

Victor was a fan favorite at the wonderfully run Lone Star Classic promoted by Prince Harrison and sponsored and supported by many wonderful sponsors including Posedown Magazine, Rockhard Formulations, Labrada Nutrition and Europa Sports. He was busy signing photographs and DVDs along with top national level amateurs Stephen Frazier (guest posing routine below), Armon Adibi and Chris Jalali.

Muscletime streamed live video of Victor Martinez this weekend at Qik. We have now posted those videos on Youtube and can be seen below.

Muscletime Exclusive: On Set with Lou Ferrigno in New Movie "I Love You, Man" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Millard Baker   
Friday, 30 May 2008 12:35
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Muscletime was on location for the filming of Lou Ferrigno's scene in the movie "I Love You, Man" starring Jason Segal, Paul Rudd and Jaime Pressly. The movie is directed by John Hamburg whose recent directorial efforts include Along Came Polly (2004) and Safe Men (1998). Ferrigno has a small role in the $45 million production in which he stars as himself. Jason Segal's character repeatedly taunts him ("I'm not afraid of the Incredible Hulk!") and finally throws a punch at Big Lou only to be promptly taken down and neutralized by Lou Ferrigno. The obscenity-laden scene takes place at the Delizia Cafe on Ocean Front Walk at Venice Beach; the scene was filmed again and again all day long.

Muscletime Report: 2008 New York Pro PDF Print E-mail
Written by Raymond Cassar with Millard Baker   
Saturday, 24 May 2008 20:29
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New York City welcomed the arrival of dozens of professional bodybuilders from around the world to the Tribeca Performing Arts center for the 2008 IFBB New York Pro Bodybuilding contest on May 10, 2008. New York has a long history of memorable pro bodybuilding shows. The trend continues with this year’s New York pro show.

The great bodybuilders in the history of our sport have often made their first big impressions in New York. Anyone who’s anyone has won in New York. A New York victory is practically a prerequisite to making it big in the sport.

New York’s fascination with bodybuilding began in 1965 with the first Mr. Olympia at the Brooklyn Academy of Music where Larry Scott became the first Olympia champion. Then Sergio Oliva made his mark in the Big Apple at the Olympia followed by Arnold Schwarzenegger who won it twice in NYC.

New York subsequently became a breeding ground for bodybuilding champions, amateur and professional. Lee Haney won the NPC Nationals in NY in 1992; Victor Martinez earned his pro card at the 2000 NPC Nationals.

Dorian Yates won the 1991 Night of Champions at the Beacon Theatre foreshadowing a great string of Olympia victories. Ronnie Coleman wowed the crowd with a completely transformed physique at the 1998 Night of Champions returning to Madison Square Garden in the fall to claim the first of eight Sandow trophies!

So, did the 2008 IFBB New York Pro live up the storied history of New York contests? Yes and no.

Kai Greene Wins 2008 New York Pro PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 10 May 2008 21:45
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Kai Greene Wins 2008 New York Pro!

1st place - Kai Greene

2nd place - Kevin English

3rd place - Ronny Rockel

4th place - David Henry

5th place - Craig Richardson


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