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Current News
10 August 2019

Dexter Jackson won the Men’s Bodybuilding competition at the 2019 IFBB Tampa Pro. Tim Gardner was contest promoter. For the competitors in all divisions, with pictures, see the NPC News Online report at http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2019/ifbb_tampa_pro/

Sheila Bleck won the Women’s Physique competition at the 2019 IFBB Tampa Pro. For a video of the entire contest, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-754-80Tf0&t=592s

Cedric McMillan has received a special invitation to compete at the 2019 Mr. Olympia Men’s Bodybuilding competition. He did not qualify on points, but petitioned for an invite due to conflicting schedules with his military obligations. For the controversy , see Nick’s Strength & Power report at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEt4lPwztas

Brandon Hatten won the Over 35 Masters Men’s Bodybuilding competition at the 2019 NPC Teen, Collegiate & Masters Nationals in Pittsburgh in July. Gary Udit was contest promoter. For the finals and awards for the masters men, see

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_nHgQ18OuI

For the competitors in all divisions, see the NPC News Online report at
http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2019/npc_teen_collegiate__masters_national_championships/

The 2019 IFBB North American Championships will start on 28 August in Pittsburgh. Gary Udit is contest promoter. For information, see https://garyudit.com/new/2019-north-american-championships/

The 2019 IFBB Pro Masters show will be held in conjunction with this contest. For information, see https://garyudit.com/new/2019-north-american-championships/

Joe Weider’s Olympia and Performance Weekend 2019 starts on 12 September in Las Vegas. For information about this event, see https://mrolympia.com.


Reviews

Videos:   Recent contests, backstage posing, pumproom footage, workouts: Repetrope Productions (13 reviews)
    Classic bodybuilders of the '70s, '80s, interviews, world contests: GMV  Productions pics (12 reviews).
Training, posing, interviews, tips:
Terry Photo Productions: IFBB Sacramento Pumproom, 2007
Raising the Bar Trilogy (The Story of Dave Pulcinella)
Reviews by Gerry Triano
King Kamali: Back with a Vengeance
Believe to Achieve: With John Hodgson
Beyond the Pain: The Vicki Nixon Story
(also reviewed by Mike Emery)

Steve Kuclo: Trail to the Teen Nationals
Beyond Driven: Mark Dugdale

Reviews by Steve Buccilli

1998 Finnish Grand Prix
Gustavo Badell: "Common Sense"
Jay Cutler: One Step Closer
Driven: A Real Life Documentary Examining the Life of a Pro Bodybuilder
The Rich Gaspari Seminar + Posing
Ryan Kennelly's road to the Arnold

Review by Mike Pulcinella
Layne Norton Unleashed

Book reviews:   Strongman: Vintage Photos of a Masculine Icon, by Robert Mainardi
Retro Stud: Muscle Movie Posters from Around the World, by David Chapman

Contests:   Masters Olympia 2000, Roanoke, VA pics
NPC Masters Nationals 2000: Page 1, Page 2, Pittsburgh, PA pics
NPC Teen / Collegiate 2000, Pittsburgh, PA pics
2001 Missouri State NPC Bodybuilding Championships pics
2002 Greater Knoxville Bodybuilding & Figure Classic pics
2003 Greater Knoxville Bodybuilding & Figure Classics pics
2002 Masters Mr. Olympia, Lynchburg pics
2003 Masters Mr. Olympia, Charlotte pics:
Prejudging P 1|. .|P 2|. .|Evening Show P 1|. .|P 2|
2004 NPC Masters Nationals, Pittsburgh pics:
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 (w/ teen-collegiate)
2005 NPC Teen, Collegiate, and Masters National Championships, Pittsburgh, PA
2006 NPC Masters Nationals
Greater Knox Bodybuilding and Figure Classic, 2006, Knoxville Page 1
Page 2, with "Flex" Lewis, guest poser
2006 NPC Collegiate Nationals P 1
2006 NPC Collegiate Nationals, P 2
2006 NPC Teen, Collegiate, and Masters Nationals,
Pittsburgh (Steve Buccilli)
2007 NPC Teen, Collegiate, and Masters Nationals,
Pittsburgh (Gerry Triano)

2007 Greater Knox Classic Page 1 | Page 2
2008 IFBB Pro Championships, New York (Gerry Triano)
2008 NPC Teen, Collegiate, and Masters Nationals, Pittsburgh (Gerry Triano)
2009 IFBB Pro Championships, New York (Gerry Triano)
2009 NPC Teen, Collegiate, and Masters Nationals, Pittsburgh (Gerry Triano)

Features:   Interviews: Mike Pulcinella and Vicki Nixon

Classically Built: Ancient and Post-Classical muscle
BBR Presents: Joe Ladnier
Posing and contest pointers, by Gerry Triano (Pix of Thomas Whorley)
More Posing Pointers by Gerry Triano

Bodybuilding Reviews' Masters Hall of Fame: Ed Corney, Dave Goodin, Tony Pandolfo, Robbie Robinson, Vince Taylor, Don Youngblood (1954-2005)

Men's Bodybuilding: A Short History pics

Bodybuilding Life (New article Feb. 2018) Views from the world of bodybuilding

"Above the fold" images from our home page

Tips from the webmaster excercise and diet for the muscularly challenged

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