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."
Model Britain Champions Ashley Lewis & Daisy Ward who won the show last weekend in London. At just 17 years old, Daisy surprised everyone with her fresh look and was Top 5 Finalist at Model Universe in Miami in the summer. Ashley is a black belt in karate and level 2-3 personal trainer. The 5'7", 180 lbs. was all new to the competitive fitness scene. He explains, "I have never been to a competition and i have never tried to cut weight and have always been single digit body fat." Complete results and photo gallery will be posted soon.
Musclemania® Pro Ty Ogedegbe says he just made a guest appearance at an all women's show. "Its was a very good way to practice my stage presence and posing skills in preparation for MM World in November," Ty explains. "The symmetry is coming together, but I'm still fine tuning a few parts. I've been loading up on Whey protein all week round and then carbohydrates only twice a week. It's all helping me maintain a lean physique all year round and heavier weights for my weak areas." Ty will soon announce his new MM Britain Prep Camps in London, England, for beginner and novice competitors.
British natural bodybuilder David Nemnhard says he never gets out of shape and doesn't have to do any cardio to achieve it. "Yeah, I watch my diet like everyone else, but my metabolism is crazy!," he explains. The towering 6'4", 200 lbs. security specialist competed for the first time at the '13 Musclemania® Physique Britain and is planning to return to the stage again. "I am coming back to MM because I want to win it, man! I am going to be at least 20 lbs. bigger and am stuffing my face to make it happen." Those guys with the sky rocketing metabolism are the lucky ones. We will see David at MM Britain, Sep 13 in London.
Like Leonardo Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man sketch, '10 Model Britain Champion Mehmet Edip displays a static structure but dynamic in its presentation of a moving, living man. The photo by famed fitness cameraman Robert Reiff was shot in his Venice, California, studio and published in Box Magazine this month. The London based Mehmet is currently working the Hollywood media scene and will soon appear in some new advertisements, marketing campaigns and a couple of commercials.
Musclemania® Pro Benjamin Radič meet his new fan Patrik Novak at a local Slovenian nutrition store yesterday. After an exciting season including winning MM Britain in London, Ben is training for his MM Pro debut at MM Universe in Miami in June. At 5'9", 225 lbs. he says, "I am not fat or in contest shape. I just keep good condition through the holidays and then I will really tighten up next month."