WATCH: IFBB Pro Juan Morel’s 20K Calorie Cheat Day


juan morel eatingNow this guy has a appetite!! GEAR TV presents IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Juan DIESEL Morel, showing us a full day of eating during one of his infamous 20,000 carlorie cheat day! If you had any doubts about Diesel’s claims before, sit back and watch as he displays his eating prowess: From early morning until bed!

Source: Muscular Development



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Team VIP Bikini & Figure Competition Workshop AUGUST 2014


1924320_722555117817016_7140341370212097298_nDO YOU WANT TO COMPETE or JUST LOOK LIKE YOU DO?

This workshop is for the avid competitor or anyone who wants to learn more about competing in Bikini or Figure competition. Workout along side 2013 IFBB Olympia & 2014 Arnold Classic Bikini Champion, Ashley Kaltwasser, and her staff of trainers and teammates. No experience necessary, all fitness levels welcome.

If you have attended our workshops in the past, you know they are a blast! We offer something NEW and different every time!



Workshop Agenda: (Please arrive at 8:45am to check in.)

9:00am- Glute & Hamstring Workout

10:00am- Shoulder, Tricep, & Ab Workout

11:00am- Bootcamp Workout

12:15pm- Informational sessions for Bikini & Figure athletes (Attendees can pack a lunch and eat during this session.)

- NPC Judging critera for Bikini & Figure

- Weight training & Cardio information for Bikini & Figure

- Nutrition Guidelines

- Suit selection & Overall look

* Each attendee will receive a sample week of Nutrition & Weight training plan, as well as, additional handouts & information

1:00pm- Posing & Presentation: Attendees are to bring high heels. Swim suit is not required, but tank top or sports bra & shorts recommended.

-Basic Mandatory Poses for Bikini & Figure (Bikini & Figure will be divided into desired category.)

1:45- Q&A with the Pros

IFBB Bikini Olympia Champion, Ashley Kaltwasser and IFBB Pro, Summer Montabone will take your questions!

6:00PM- TBD – Optional Dinner Gathering (Attendees will be responsible for purchasing their own meals.)


9:00am-10:30am Back & Bicep Training & HIIT cardio demos

* PRIVATE POSING & TRAINING AVAILABLE Friday & Sunday. Contact or Call 330-497-2474 to schedule additional private sessions.

If you are just interested in learning what goes into competing this is the workshop for you! If you have competed and want to learn how to take it to the next level this worksh...

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2014 EVLS Prague Pro competitor profiles: Jon Delarosa


Jonathan DelarosaNew York-based professional bodybuilder, Jon Delarosa (30), confirmed he would compete in EVLS Prague Pro on October 4, 2014, making his premiere European pro outing. Delarosa brought some impressive improvements into 2014 season and pleased many by taking 3rd in the New York Pro and the same in Arnold Classic Brazil earlier this year, where many experts saw him as the champion.

“I am truly excited about coming to Prague in October to battle it out against the world’s best! I am currently focused on the 50th Olympia in Las Vegas where I would like to come in the best condition ever, so I should have great basis for Prague ,” Jon commented during Saturday while working in his NutritionLocker store in New York near his private residence.

Jon Delarosa is likely to contest Spain and Dubai prior to arriving in Prague on Thursday, October 2, two days before what will be Europe’s biggest pro bodybuilding showdown in history of the sport.


Date of Birth: 29nd May 1984
Place od Birth: New York, New York, USA
Height: 5’7 / 174 cm
Off Season Weight: 270 lbs. / 122 kg
Competition Weight: 230 lbs. / 104 kg
Important achievments:
  • 2014 IFBB Toronto Pro Supershow – 3rd place
  • 2014 IFBB New York Pro – 3rd place
  • 2014 IFBB Arnold Classic Brazil – 3rd place
  • 2014 IFBB Europa Show of Champions Orlando – 2nd place
  • 2013 IFBB Toronto Pro Supershow – 3rd place
  • 2013 IFBB New York Pro – 4th place
  • 2012 IFBB Toronto Pro Supershow – 2nd place
  • 2012 IFBB New York Pro – 5th place
  • 2011 NPC USA Championships – 1st place
  • 2010 NPC USA Championships – 2nd place
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2014 EVLS Prague Pro competitor profiles: Juan Morel


Juan_Morel1Juan ‘Diesel’ Morel is in for EVLS Prague Pro 2014 to battle against the sport’s stars like Kai Greene, Shawn Rhoden, Dennis Wolf, Dexter Jackson and others during the first October weekend in Czech Republic’s capital.

Morel was very excited to confirm. “This will be my first European pro bodybuilding show ever. It will be an incredibly tough event, but I will be focused the same way I am now when training for my first Olympia in Las Vegas,” he quoted in Bev’s Powerhouse Gym of Syosset, New York.

Juan ‘Diesel’ Morel came second to Big Ramy in New York Pro in mid-May, to then win 2014 Toronto Pro to qualify for the 50th Anniversary of Mr. Olympia.


Date of Birth: 2nd April 1982
Place od Birth: New York, New York, USA
Height: 5’11 / 180 cm
Off Season Weight: 300 lbs. / 136 kg
Competition Weight: 260 lbs. / 118 kg
Important achievments:
  • 2014 IFBB Toronto Pro Supershow – 1st place
  • 2014 IFBB New York Pro – 2nd place
  • 2014 IFBB Arnold Classic Brazil – 2nd place
  • 2013 IFBB PBW Tampa Pro – 2nd place
  • 2013 IFBB New York Pro – 3rd place
  • 2012 IFBB Europa Battle of Champions Hartford – 1st place
  • 2012 IFBB New York Pro – 4th place
  • 2011 IFBB North American Championships – 1st place
  • 2011 NPC USA Championships – 2nd place
  • 2011 NPC Gulf Coast Championships – 1st place
  • 2010 NPC National Bodybuilding, Figure & Bikini Championships – 2nd place
  • 2010 IFBB North American Championships – 2nd place

About sport: “I been a fan of the sport since I can remember. I used to draw comic books when I was younger and I actually used to use Flex and Muscle & Fitness to help me with drawing the muscles for my super-heroes in my comic book. I have a picture that my Godmother gave me a few years ago of me when I was 5 years old doing a lunging double bi pose, and I didn’t even remember taking that picture but her and my momma said “all I used to do is talk about muscles.”

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WATCH: Phil Heath Trains Legs at Bev Francis Powerhouse Gym


phil heath bev francisThe Gift Phil Heath trains at Bev Francis Powerhouse Gym as he preps for the 2014 Olympia.

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Pecs Deflated?


eric broser7 Bench-Pressing-Parameters For Maximum Pec-Pounding!

By Eric Broser

Take a look inside almost any gym on a Monday night and it is likely that you will see at least 80% of the guys training chest, with most of them hitting set after set on the BB Bench Press. For most, chest seems to act as the weekly “lead off” muscle group, usually paired up with a smaller body part like biceps or triceps. Without a doubt most iron warriors desire a big pair of pecs because they carry with them a look of raw power and the mark of a “bodybuilder.” However, while the Bench Press can certainly be your ticket to a Schwarzenegger-like chest, what many trainees fail to realize is that it is not a simple as lying on a bench, unracking the bar, and pushing it from point A to B. In order to properly and forcefully engage the pec-fibers, proper body positioning, range of motion, and performance technique must be meticulously adhered to. With that in mind, here are 7 bench-pressing-parameters for maximum pec-pounding!

  1. Too Much Weight: Too many people are concerned with how much weight they can bench press for a single rep rather than for sets of 7-12, which is where muscle growth tends to be best stimulated. Unless you are a powerlifter, stop maxing out every time you bench, and rather focus on exhausting the muscle.
  2. Feet in the Wrong Place: For some reason some lifters think that putting their feet up on the bench is more effective for building the chest than placing them flat on the floor. While this technique does have its uses, it is best to keep a solid base when pressing so that the majority of “neural drive” can be centered on pec-fiber recruitment.
  3. Improper Torso Positioning: One of the most vital aspects of bench pressing to increase pec mass is proper positioning of the torso from the beginning to the end of each set...
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Branch and Trish Warren to guest pose at the NPC Battle of The Bay


battle of the BayBranch and Trish Warren will be guest posing at the 2014 NPC Battle of the Bay that will be taking place on 26 July, 2014.

It is a great opportunity to see Branch and Trish Warren before they make their appearance at the 50th Olympia Weekend.

Fans will have the chance to see various categories such as Bodybuilding, Fitness,  Figure, Bikini and Physique.

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NPC USA 2014 – Jon Ward Delt Workout with Chris Cormier


Jon Ward_july22Super-heavyweight Jon Ward shows us his progress as he trains Delts with the “Real Deal” Chris Cormier at Golds Venice just 2 weeks out from the 2014 NPC USA’s.

By Dave Bourlet of Muscular Development


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WATCH: IFBB Pro Abbas Khatami Trains Chest after the Chicago Pro 2014


abbas khatami)july22IFBB Pro Abbas Khatami and his coach Eric Broser take us through a different kind of chest workout – meant to bring up a weaker body part. Eric explains in much detail his philosophy on training and how it can help packing on muscle even in the pre-contest stage.

By Dave Bourlet of Muscular Development



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2014 NPC Teen, Collegiate & Masters National Championship: Figure Winner Interviews by NPC News Online


ashley npc interview July 22Figure Winner Interviews from the 2014 NPC Teen, Collegiate & Masters National Championship. Interviewed by MS. BIKINI OLYMPIA Ashley Kaltwasser IFBB Bikini PRO for NPC News Online.






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