"Within the sport of bodybuilding, there is dedicated time to grow and dedicated time to cut," says Musclemania® America Junior Champion Brandon Flihan. "I tell all of the people that ask me how I've done what I've done, and all of my clients that you have to stick to the plan. Understand that you may have many goals in life. You have to first plan for them, and then act upon them. If you don't achieve these goals by the day you set, you failed. I don't know about you but I absolutely hate failure. I think this really stands for anything in life. Stick to the plan, and you will achieve your goals. Don't sway off track. One of [...]
Musclemania Physique Pro Champion Terrence Teo says he's continuing to develop and moving his physique to another level. He says, "Two years ago, I enjoyed just maintaining and conditioning. But, since I got serious developing to larger muscle size and symmetrym I like what I see and, more important, that there are so many fans coming up to tell me how much they like what I am doing." At 5'11", 220 lbs., Terrence is committed staying lean all season and will make guest appearances this season at MM India, Asia, China and compete at MM Universe in Miamii Beach in June.
Musclemania America Junior Champion Brandon Flihan is making symmetry a grand venture. The 6'1", 195 lbs., 21 year old, lifetime natural bodybuilder says, "I train simply for the love of it, firstly. Secondly, for the aesthetic old school look of bodybuilding. I've always been a fan of the old school physiques. I'm not trying to be an mass monster. More so a old school look."
Colorado's Desi Carlo swept into Las Vegas and won the Musclemania® America LHW Class. The 5'10", 195 lbs., husband, father and former Army Ranger says he's training now for his MM Pro debut next season in Miami. "Moving up to the natural pro ranks will require a whole different training regimen for me."
New Musclemania® Canada Physique Champion Giancarlo Castaldo swept the competition. The 5'8", 185 lbs., 21 year old says, "I'm back on my diet and ready to show the world my excellence in fitness, calisthenics as well as modelling!" Giancarlo confirms he will bring a new package to MM Universe in Miami Beach in June. "I am so motivated since the Canada show and am going to look complete different next season."
Musclemania® Paris Champion Loic Zine is training for his appearance at MM Arabia next week in Cairo. At 5'10", 218 lbs., he says, "The goal is to gain some lean weight and stay shredded. My training is composed of deadlifts, squat and bench press for maximum gains of strengh and gneral muscle mass. The other part of my training is really simple, dumbells and barbells (curls, skull cruchers, lunges and shrugs). I take almost 100g of dextrose and some bcaa to get focused and strength. To keep my system in an anabolic state time I eat every 3 hours including lean animal protein, rice and healthy fats." Loic's next show will be MM Universe in Miami.
Musclemania® Universe Junior Champion Daniel Roman says he's quitting bodybuilding competitions! Really. But, the 5'7", 21 year old says its because, "I don't like it! I don't like all the posing. It makes me uncomfortable." But Daniel explains its only so that he can jumped in to the MM Physique Division. "I have 6 weeks for MM America in Las Vegas and I am in 89 kg (195 lbs), but I need to have more extreme definition because I have to be much better that all the great natural athletes."
Onomemania! The 6'3", 225 lbs., 19 year old Onome Egger is just 3 weeks away from his show debut at Musclemania® UK. The former Austrian high school football player says he's only been serious bodybuilding for 3 years. "This is my first diet and its a killer!," Onome claims. "But I am so into turning this body into something crazy. I am sticking with all of the low carbs which whip me out every day." After London, Onome will move on to MM Paris a week later.
Model Latino™ Champion Fernando Valdez continues his transformation from sports model to muscle model. He says, "It has been the product of my love for training heavy. There's nothing I like more in this sport, so I have been focusing since last year and learning about training methods and I think I have already found what works best for me. It's something really gratifying for me and I feel comfortable with my new look."
Musclemania® Pro Henry Adell says it can't just be about the moment. "Every move is to set up the next, and the end game can't always lead to immediate gratification. A strong structure is built from the ground up and, when built to spec, that structure can be nearly unbreakable! All the glitz, all the glamour, all that is visible isn't what makes the finished product great. It's the foundation that leads to greatness, the parts that you don't see. Take the time to plan, be open to new ideas and techniques and continue to be your own biggest critic. Chase perfection with the understanding that it will always elude you and 'Own The Room'!"