Musclemania® Pro Burkley Goss reflects on achieving a physique, physically and mentally. He says, "A lot of bodybuilders who have been in the game a while can concur that the sport is a marathon not a sprint. It's taken me 15 years of training to achieve this physique not 6 months of training. Sacrifices have to be made, mentally you need to be willing to push yourself not just in the gym but disciple outside as well. Discipline is key, eating processed foods like doughnuts doesn't equate to eating oatmeal. You're only cheating yourself. It's that very discipline that separates success from mediocrity" Burkley will be making a special guest appearance at MM Asia in Singapore next month.
Malaysian college student Shaun Eu won '14 Musclemania® Asia Junior Class, but the 5'7", 185 lbs. 21 year old is coming into the show next month with an entirely new physique. He says, "I'm officially 8 weeks out! I got my waist so small it should be illegal - 23"! Soon I'll be able to eat again! I miss 'nasi lemak ayam goreng berempah'."
Model Universe™ Champion Carolina Cotter (L) with Musclemania® Physique Champion Terrence Teo backstage after last weekend's show in Ft. Lauderdale. Carolina is a 24 year old esthetic salon owner who played sports throughout her school years including college. The 5'5", 112 lbs., Boston native and won the recent Model New England Championships. Terrence came all the way from Malaysia to compete at Model Universe. At 6', 205 lbs., the 32 year old trainer and commercial model won MM Asia Physique last year and added over 10 lbs. on stage.
Musclemania® Asia Physique Terrence Teo is two months from his MM Universe appearance. Looking lean, he keeps a tight diet all season and yet has added 10 lbs. of muscle since last season. At 6', 210 lbs., it will be Terrence's heaviest stage weight.
Adnan Ali continues to grow and maintaining his shape. The 6', 220 lbs., 24 year old Pakistani is training for Musclemania® Asia in Singapore in September. "I work full time and take care of my family," Adnan says. "Since we moved to Islamabad a few years ago, its been tough, but I am making it work for everyone. I train before and after work and recently got a supplement sponsor, so everything's fitting together."
Musclemania® Asia Physique Tall Champion Terrence Teo says he's added 10 lbs. of muscle since the show. The 6', 215 lbs., Malaysian commercial and sports model and trainer is training for MM Universe in June which will be his first show in the US. "I've been training for over 10 years and my dream has always been to compete in America," Terrence says. "I want to have a physique which will make the trip worthwhile and bring home national honor."
Musclemania® Asia Physique Champion Adrian Tan training for his MM Pro debut at MM Universe in June. The 5'8", 185 lbs., 35 year old is a seasoned veteran and won virtually every bodybuilding show in Singapore and SW Asia. Adrian also just signed an endorsement deal with Under Armour® and will doing appearances throughout Asia.
From a superstar to a new one, Musclemania® Pro Chul Soon (L) was on hand to congratulate MM Asia Physique Tall Class Champion Terrence Teo. He has been training for 8 years and competing in Malaysian shows until moving up to his appearance at MM Asia last month in Singapore. The 6'1", 195 lbs., 27 year old trainer says he's already planning for next season. "I am training to improve my symmetry - that means, calves, hamstrings and lats," Terrance explains. "Getting size is easy for me, but I just have to make this physique perfect. I am changing my training with lots more isolation movements." Terrance will compete next season again at MM Asia and MM Universe in Florida.
Korean superstar Chul Soon took a splash after Musclemania® Universe in Florida in June. The 5'9", 200 lbs., MM Pro followed-up show with 3 days of media shoots with magazine photographers. Chul returned to Korea a few days later and appeared on a nationally televised fitness entertainment show in which he acted the DJ throughout the 1-hour program. Next month, he will travel to Singapore as a special guest at MM Asia along with fellow MM Pro legend Ade Rai of Indonesia.
Musclemania® Pro Chul Soon did a lot of shooting during his trip to MM Universe in Ft, Lauderdale last month. The Korea superstar then appeared on a nationally television fitness show in which he was the celebrity host. Chul will be making a special guest appearance at MM Asia in Singapore in October and back on stage at MM World Pro in Las Vegas in November. His new website will be launched soon.