Musclemania® Northern California Physique Champion Sean Hamlin is a towering 6'1", 210 lbs., and a lifetime jock. Even his 3 kids are into sports including high school varsity basketball. Says Sean, "Training or "clangin and bangin", as I like to call it, is my passion. There's no other place I'd rather be than under the iron, 7 days a week, year round. Even on Xmas and Easter." Sean's next show date is Fitness Hollywood in August.
California bodybuilder Brian Androas is dieting for his first show next month. The 5'11", 200 lbs., says he's been training for Musclemania® Universe for over a year. "This is what has kept me motivated," Brian explains. "I actually want to become a muscle model and think I got the physique for it all now. The show will tell all."
Musclemania® Pro Larry Camacho took a hiatus over that past season and has graduated as a California Corrections Officer. Now, the California star is in the gym and training again. Larry says, "I'm back! New job, new home, new Camacho! Is obvious I lost some size and weight - down to 174 lbs., but I'm back in the trenches one more time!" Larry has incredible shape, symmetry thickness and with top condition will be a favorite on stage, again, soon.
Best buddies Simeon Panda (L) and Ulisses just wrapped up their 5 day California video shoot following their appearance at Musclemania® in Las Vegas. Both will soon post a new video feature about the trip on their respective Youtube pages.
Kansas City phenom Donte Franklin is prepping for the Musclemania® California and America shows next month. The 6', 214 lbs., 23 year old heavyweight has been training since he was 11 years old! Donte won the '13 MM Mid America HW Class last year. "I have focused on my legs and overall condition this year," he explains. "I saw what it would take to be MM Pro and I'm been on it."
Musclemania Pro Larry Camacho hasn't said when he's competing again, but the 5'7", 185 lbs., former MM California Champion looks like he could complete soon. "I just like lifting and take every workout to the max," says Larry. "I've been competing for 8 years and, yeah, I like it. But it's the lifting that keeps me motivated." Larry was a Top 5 Finalist at his MM Pro debut in Las Vegas last year.
He may be just 17 years old, but Mexican student Angel Gallegos has been lifting for 3 years and uses his budding development on a weekly Telemundo Tijuana dance show performances. "Its kind of cool to have muscles on TV," Angel says. The 5'8", 180 lbs. high school student is an honor student and trains daily in the gym. Angel will be competing at Musclemania® California in San Diego and MM America in Las Vegas, both in November.
Musclemania® California star Bradly Castleberry may be one of the strongest bodybuilders on the scene, but the 5'10", 235 lbs., 29 year old Champion is equally impressive on stage. He says, "You gotta be relentless in the gym and in your everyday life to be a better you. Stop worrying about competing with others. True competition comes from within! Your only competition is yourself. Everyday I workout and try to become a better ME today. I always focus on taking myself to the next LEVEL!" Brad is training to return to the stage this season.
Former Musclemania® World Junior Champion Bradly Castleberry is coming back! The 5'10", 230 lbs., California sensation is among the strongest trainers in the sport and develop incredible muscle size and density. Bradly will be taking the stage again this season and says, "I'll be ready for anybody."
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.