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6376  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Paul Dillet: Wayne DeMillia is Weasel!!!! on: September 10, 2006, 12:14:09 AM

You know - since you guys don't know him - stop the bull. For 25+ years, Wayne helped and ran the IFBB and helped to build it to a major bodybuilding federation in the US, plus worked up the Olympia to the Mandalay Bay with its huge expo. While some didn't like him, others did, and he never did anything wrong to me.

Wayne is promoting the PDI's NOC and let it be.

As for Paul claiming that stuff on the radio show, he forgets how many times Wayne has helped him in various problems that he has had. Nice to say that about someone who is no longer with the IFBB.  Shall Wayne now come out, and say all the stuff that Paul Dillett did also.

And stop with the crap on Wayne. He is married with a 13 year old son.
6377  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Backlash: Straight to Video on: September 07, 2006, 09:06:09 PM
Kevin is working very hard in getting movie roles, helping out EST Nutrition, and being a father of a newborn.
6378  Getbig Womens Area / Womens Training / Womens Physique / Bodybuilding / Re: Female Bodybuilder Appreciation on: September 07, 2006, 09:03:02 PM

Laura Creavalle was on of the most intriguing female bodybuilders in the mid 1990's, and she always looked great. She was married at one time to Chris Aceto, and her presence on stage was one that many desired to have, and one that many photographers, writers and fans enjoyed about women's bodybuilding.

And she was always pretty cool to all of her fans. She was a Weider athlete, and had fun, lived sometimes in Maine, and did various bodybuilding camps. She had the look that many liked, and I often wished that she didn't have to compete against Lenda Murray, or she could of been a reigning Ms. Olympia.

As for now, I can't wait to see Cathy LeFrancois back on stage, for in 2003, at the Ms. International in Columbus, she looked great in receiving 1st place in the Lightweight division.  Cathy plans on competing again at the Atlantic Pro, if I remember correctly, then qualifying for the Olympia, and perhaps even winning it Smiley
6379  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Re: Goat-Whey Based Protein!!! Oryx by Vyo-tech on: September 07, 2006, 06:51:15 PM
No joke - since cow protein causes excess gas and bloating, as they claim - imagine how nice and rosy backstage at various contests could be! Imagine how the bathroom at your place of work would be if everyone was on goat protein!

But is this really true? Does goat protein cause less gas and bloating than cow based protein?

6380  Getbig Bodybuilding Boards / Nutrition, Products & Supplements / Goat-Whey Based Protein!!! Oryx by Vyo-tech on: September 07, 2006, 06:18:13 PM

13-Time Mr. Olympia Competitor Shawn Ray to Put Powder to the Test

Beverly Hills, Calif. (September 7, 2006) – Vyotech Nutritionals, a pioneer in the world of vitamin and protein supplements, announces their newest and most ground-breaking addition yet.  Oryx Goat Whey Protein, debuting at the 2006 Olympia Expo Sept. 29-30 in Las Vegas, will hit GNC stores in October at a suggested retail price of $44.95 for 30 servings.  World class body builder, Hall of Fame candidate and 13-time Mr. Olympia competitor Shawn Ray has signed on as spokesperson, stepping out of retirement to put the protein powder to the test.

Ray, who left competitive bodybuilding five years ago, turned 40 this year.  “It was time to get up off the couch and do something about my fitness,” he says.  “Like a lot of guys my age, I wanted to reduce my overall fat content and bring out my lean muscle mass.”

He joined Vyotech’s efforts when he learned about Oryx.  Ray had used cow-based products throughout his career, but had never tried goat-whey protein.  Oryx, available in chocolate and vanilla flavors, provides 140 calories, one gram of fat, two grams of carbohydrates and a hearty 30 grams of protein per serving.  Ingredients include goat milk whey isolates and peptides, coca, lecithin and prosucro.

But the key, according to Ray, is the ease in digesting it.  Cow-based protein powders typically cause excess gas and bloating.  Not true of Oryx, says Ray.  “If it’s that easy on the stomach, I thought it was worth a try,” he says.   

Ray uses Oryx three times a day as part of his overall workout regimen.  After four weeks on the program, he has already seen progress.  “My pants are baggy and my wife has noticed a change.”  He will showcase the results of the full 12-week program at the Mr. Olympia Expo in Las Vegas.  “In some ways, this will be my biggest showing yet at Mr. Olympia,” he says.  He is aiming for a 30-pound weight reduction.

Vyotech Nutritionals is a division of Spectrum Distribution Group.  Established in 1994, Spectrum provides cutting-edge nutritional supplements within bodybuilding and weight loss categories.  The Vyotech line of sports supplements debuted in 2004.  With 17-HD, Viraloid and Nitrobolic Extreme product lines, Vyotech is the fastest-selling brand sold in GNC stores.
6381  Getbig Misc Too Board / Pro Bodybuilding Weekly - Radio Board / PBW Radio Presents "Magazine Wars" 09-11-06 --> Reply is now available... on: September 07, 2006, 02:02:17 PM
Subject:  PBW Presents "Magazine Wars" (Monday)
Bodybuilding talk radio returns on Monday as Team MuscleTech presents Pro Bodybuilding Weekly.  The one-hour broadcast will feature a closer look at the war of words currently taking place on newsstands between rival magazines.  Dan & Bob will also check in with Shawn Ray as PBW looks ahead toward Olympia Weekend.  The voice of pro bodybuilding broadcasts LIVE on Monday, September 11th at 8pm EST (5pm pst) for a worldwide audience.  Broadcasting at www.ProBodybuildingWeekl
"Big Ron" Up Next!  PBW will celebrate its 50th broadcast with 8-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman on Monday, September 18th…just days before he attempts to shatter Haney’s record! 
6382  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: WHO WILL PUT ON THE OLYMPIA NEXT YEAR? on: September 07, 2006, 01:49:53 PM

Next year?? Are we so worried about next year when we have 3 weeks left to go for this year? Let's first have a blast this year at the Olympia Weekend - at the press conference hosted by Bob Cicherillo and Dan Solomon where the press can actually ask questions, at the Meet the Olympias where you can get your favorite picture with the competitors, at the expo where you can go up to King Kamali and tell him to kiss my ass (if you dare), and of course, the shows, where we can see Ronnie Coleman try to make history . Try is the key word, as with the Olympia one month earlier, will Ronnie be ready?

And of course, the most important thing, is the cafe at the Orlenas where they serve great Orange Chicken!
6383  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Kevin Horton: Team Flex Pix?? on: September 06, 2006, 10:00:37 AM

You know, as we have went over again and again, writing about bodybuilding, events, contest reports does not mean you need to be a hardcore trainer and bodybuilder. As for Peter McGough, yes, in earlier days, he worked out quite a bit, and there have been pictures on the boards to show just how great of shape he was. As for Shawn Perrine, he works out very regularly, and at the Muscle Beach Venice, he looked in very good shape. There are pictures in the Picture section here of most of them, and you can meet almost all of them at various events and contests. But again, the arguement is so lame. Do football reporters play pro football. Do movie critics produce movies. Does decided if Chinese Orange Chicken is good or really good mean that you need to be a chef and make it yourself. Come on already.

If I want to write a good article regarding training, I would sit down with various competitors, and learn all about their training methods. Smae with writing a bio about someone, or learning about various things. Experience is one factor, getting knowledge is another. And if I want to learn about other things, ask Milos or others. Their experience is great.

As for photographers, it is the ability to take and get a good shot that matters, not if you train your biceps while taking that shot.

As for Kevin just taking thong pictures, perhaps there are some pics of his 'hot' wif, as we learned from John Romano.
6384  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Crongrats to Bob Chick & his little lady on: September 06, 2006, 09:39:10 AM
More on the happy couple...
6385  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Chik should be replaced with Shawn or Larry on PBW on: September 05, 2006, 11:03:05 PM

Chick is good on the radio show, and Dan and Chick do well together. Each has their strengths and weaknesses.  As for Chick needing to be replaced, no way. Chick has the information and knowledge that is needed for the show, and Dan does a lot of the research and asks the more balanced questions. It is a good pairing, and it should stay that way.  And if they have guests that come on and speak or ask questions, the more the better.

You don't like it, listen to another show. 
6386  Getbig Womens Area / Figure, Bikini and Fitness Discussions / Re: IFBB Montreal Pro Figure - list/prejudging/FINAL RESULTS on: September 05, 2006, 10:31:38 PM
Scorecard Results...

1 Michelle Adams USA 6 5 11 
2 Inga Neverauskaite England 10 10 20 
3 Nina Luchka Canada 14 15 29 
4 Debbie Leung Canada 20 20 40 
5 Alejandra Abdala Venezuela 29 29 58 
6 Martha Lombardo Canada 38 32 70 
7 Lucie Bergeron Canada 44 32 76 
8 Elvimar Sanchez Venezuela 32 45 77 
9 Lisa Taylor Canada 34 45 79 
10 Christina Mehling Canada 48 52 100 

6387  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: King Kamali: What did Chick & Disgusted do? on: September 05, 2006, 10:11:09 PM
Disgusted took over from Joe, and brought him in much better shape than he has been for a while, and we all saw that.  I give Disgusted major props for that, and King realizes it, and so do many of us. Do you realize that Disgusted drove 10+ hours one way to make this happen.  Face it, Disgusted is a wanted man now by many people who have seen what he did with King in a week.

Chick talks to King a lot - friendship in this matters. Of course Chick gives advice to King, because after the Europa show, King was down, and that is where friendship matters.

6388  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Peter McGough banning MD from the O! on: September 05, 2006, 10:05:52 PM

If AMI didnt run the Olympia like amatures and make so many screw ups then there would be nothing to complain about

Then go ahead, and bid on the Olympia next year, become the promoter, run it the way you want, and see if you can make money for everyone while making sure that it is the best contest. Many of tried on other shows, and it is much harder than it sounds (Mike M and Shawn R will attest to that). You have budgets, hidden costs, promotions, people, etc).

I go to a contest, and try and see what the best way to make it a good contest and build it up. All the way from smaller NPC shows (NPC Jr. Cal) to large NPC shows (NPC Tournament of Champions) that also have a IFBB pro figure show, to larger shows, and so on. Each has lots of situations, that you need to take care of.

Now as for the Olympia, personally, it is the best and most fun show I go to. The biggest competitors are there, both at the expo and at the contest, and yes, of course, there were problems, but Robin has listened to them, and is trying to make the best Olympia out there. And I fully support him on that.

Last year, I had a great time. Yes, the buses were an issue - some stage problems were an issue, people complained about the hotel, but all in all, most of the people said they had a good time, and that was what was important.

This year, Ronnie is going to try to break the record, and if he does, it will be a great moment in bodybuilding history. And stop complaining, come to the Olympia, and lets have fun. And let me take a picture of you..
6389  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: FLEX vs MD: The battle gets dirty on: September 05, 2006, 09:58:10 PM

I think, as in many magazines, the person says what he wants to say, and someone else records it, and writes it down for them, perhaps fixing grammitcal errors, etc. Does that mean they have a ghost writer, or does that mean that they are editorialized a lot? For instance, if someone wants to write an article, and I help them get it down correctly, am I a ghost writer, or am I just helping out.  Most of the articles are done with the same way. Ask questions, get the answers, until the article is done the way they feel is good.

6390  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: 2006 Muscle Beach Venice - Joe Weider / Arnold S on: September 05, 2006, 09:50:39 PM
did anyone see ben weider talking about napoleon on the histrory channel? it was weird to see him so out of context

Regarding Ben Weider, while not in focus of this thread, he is an expert on Napolean, having written a few books, including one called 'The Murder of Napolean'. Ben is also the president of the International Napoleonic Society, who founded it.

From the IFBB website...

Ben Weider is currently President of the International Napoleonic Society , which has branches in 39 countries. His knowledge about the Emperor Napoleon is legendary, and he is a widely sought lecturer on the subject to history students, including those at Moscow University in 1991, and McGill University in 1994. In June 1995, Ben Weider was invited to give a lecture to the officers of SHAPE/NATO at Mons , Belgium . He also lectured at the Sandhurst Military Academy in London , England , and at the Borodino Military Museum in Borodino , Russia .

In 1975, Ben Weider traveled to the island of St. Hélène to visit where Napoleon lived the last years of his life.

In 1995, two books by Ben Weider were included in a two-volume set of Napoleonic history published by the Russian Historical Society . These books, The Murder of Napoleon and La Sagesse de Napoleon, were included along with highlights from Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace and a book about Napoleon by Alexandre Dumas. Over 500,000 copies were sold.

In September 1995, the Florida State University created the Ben Weider Eminent Scholar Chair in Napoleonic History . The Florida State University now has the ability to promote Napoleonic history and to encourage students to travel in the context of their Napoleonic research.

6391  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Caption This Pic: Gregg Valentino on: September 05, 2006, 09:42:55 PM
Ha - that pictured was put in one of MD's issues, in Gregg's column. Who know that one day, that Kim Klein might become the reigning Fitness Olympia. She may have a legitimate chance this year at the title.
6392  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Muscle Radio: John Romano / Lonnie Teper 09-06-06 - REPLAY AVAILABLE on: September 05, 2006, 04:04:48 PM
Well - this should be interesting as the Swami Lonnie Teper tries to make his picks on the Olympia live, where we can dissect them later on. Also, John Romano, the outspoken, outrageous writer that has put out a lot of stuff that perhaps even, made MD lose their press passes for the Olympia, will be on, giving his take on things plus his predictions.

And no - he is not Crusher...
6393  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Santa Susanna 2006: Last pro show on webcast on: September 05, 2006, 03:33:43 PM
Competitor list looks interesting... three to qualify...

Marcos Chacon – Spain –
Paco Bautista – Spain –
Silvio Samuel – Spain –
Armando Alcazar – Spain –
Dennis James – Germany –
Mustafa Mohammad – Austria –
Markus Ruhl – Germany –
Harold Marillier – United Kingdon –
Tomas Benagli – Italia –
Manfred Petautsching – Austria – www.manfredpetautschnig. com
Christian Lobarede – Chile –
Tommi Thorvildsen – Norway –
Dennis Wolf – Germany –
John Barry Hodgson – United Kingdom –
Shehab Eldin – Netherlands –
Alison María – Netherlands –
José Alves-Jorge – France – 
Yamagishi Hidetada – Japón –
Paul Dillett – Canada –
Shelestov Sergey – Rusia –
Ogorodnikov Sergey – Rusia – 
Daniele Seccarecci – Italy –
Eddie Abbew – United Kingdom –
Fabricio Zittuero– Italy –
Jon Morten Thomassen – Norway –
Jaroslav Horváth – Slovakia –
Sergey Tsikunkov – Russia
Chuck Sanow – Usa –
Faour Aiman – Libano –
6394  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Santa Susanna 2006: Webcast & Competitor List on: September 05, 2006, 01:38:41 PM
The last qualifying pro show of the year, in Spain, on September 24th, will be webcast for the audience here.
6395  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Peter McGough banning MD from the O! on: September 05, 2006, 09:54:12 AM
are you suggesting that Romano doesn't respect "Pecker" because he's a middle aged skinny pencilneck who's never touched a weight in his life, Lift Studios?

You know - hence lies the problem of people who think your way. Again, not everyone is likes, writes and works in the industry of bodybuilding has to be a bodybuilder. A movie critic doesnt have to make moves to critic them. A football writer and photographer doesnt have to play football. Writing about horseracing doesnt mean you need to train horses. Get over it already. If you ever go to expos, there are various people of all shapes and sizes. Haven't you ever been to a baseball game.

But this does send a message that enough is enough on malicious bashing.
6396  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Peter McGough banning MD from the O! on: September 04, 2006, 10:40:54 PM
MD is considered the second biggest magazine for pro bodybuilding today, despite whether or not the numbers are auditing. Page by page, they give more exposure than all other magazines, with the exception of Flex.  But this is an arguement with AMI, who is the promoter of the Olympia, and MD. It is not with the IFBB and MD.  And the promoters can choose who they give press passes too, although I wonder if the IFBB can interject in this type of disagreement.

However, the problem does not occur with the attack on the Olympia or by even commenting on a bodybuilder's physique. The problem lies with the constant and malicious attacks on the people who are running it. There is a difference between calling someone's articles and picture taking not good, and calling someone a fat ass. Come on already, even I get irritated with people who do that, aka malicious bashing, even on the boards, and you get warned. Romano went too far here with the malicious stuff...

For all who said that Peter McGough never worked out, there are a few pictures of him when he was younger in great shape, and pounding the muscle. So let it be.  And you don't have to be a great writer or good photographer in bodybuilding to actually be a bodybuilder (we have been through that arguement).

But perhaps the last straw was the MD September 2006 editorial that John Romano wrote.  Comments like "Pecker's ego is so overly inflated that he can only get his head through French doors, and thats if he turns sideways", "flat voice that wheezed like the voice of a man who had just won a hot dog eating contest", and more like that probably got their attention. Why give press passes to people who attack the people who run the show will such malicious bashing?

So AMI denies MD the press passes. Will it affect them? It depens on where and how MD chooses to react. There are two ways to do this.

1) The best way is for Peter McGough and Steve Blechman to finally talk out some issues, and work in ways to better the industry. An idea was presented a while back where Flex, MD, MuscleMag, Ironman, etc and various internet sites, Getbig, Musclemayhem, Muscletime, etc can work together, meet and find a way to get the bodybuilding industry in a good direction. It won't stifle free speech, criticism but the malicious bashing would be less there. Even on the boards, which we are trying to do, without hampering free speech.

2) The second way is to not work with MD, and they really start going off, no holds barred. Forget the press passes, we don't need them. We will pay for great seats for the main events, take our pictures needed, get the rest from others, and give AMI a hard time at the Olympia, for they can't stop us from being there, and talking to everyone.  There are so many people taking pictures at the events that we get offered pictures from 30 different people (it is the same way with websites).

So lets see if this can be worked out - for the good of the sport. Just my opinion.

6397  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: 2006 Muscle Beach Venice - Joe Weider / Arnold S on: September 04, 2006, 09:25:40 PM
It was pretty cool. I took the family down to Venice Beach (4 month old son, 2 3/4 year old daughter) and the wife. $12 for parking out there, and lots of traffic once you get to the beach. It started promptly at one (the presentation award to Joe Weider), and tons of television stations and cameras were there to cover the Governors stop. I saw at least three vans with their anttenas 20 feet up so they were going to broadcast there live, which they did, throughout the evening also.  

The girl on Arnold's lap is Franco's Grandaughter, I think. Next to Arnold is Rachel McClish, she was getting an award also, but sometime after the competition started and the television cameras and Arnold went away.

Joe Weider is an icon, and you truly feel a measure of respect when you see the guy, because after all, no matter what people think of him now, he truly helped to build up the sport, the magazines, and in some way, a lot of the supplements industry around him. But Joe walks with a cane, and he needed help to get on the state, but 83-85 years old, who had a seven hour operation 2 years ago, is still healing.  

Afterwards, I did the most important thing there. Played with my daughter in the children's play area, and watched my son being amazed by all the interesting folks in bikins and more...
6398  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / 2006 Muscle Beach Venice - Joe Weider / Arnold S on: September 04, 2006, 06:52:25 PM

Here are a number of pictures from Labor Day's Muscle Beach Venice, which honored Joe Weider, and brought Governor Arnold Schwarzenneger to introduce and honor Joe.
6399  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Montreal Pro: Claude Groulx on: September 03, 2006, 11:51:11 PM

For 44 years of age, Claude Groulx looks ok.
6400  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Montreal Pro: Call in the Mu$cletech Pro show on: September 03, 2006, 09:22:52 PM
Let's leave the US politics out of this board and discussion.

But lets bring the Muscletech politics into it. Here is the poster of the show. I think GNC is the main sponsor here.  And Muscletech is just one of 30 sponsors on the posters. So how is it their show. I seriously don't think they put a lot of money into the show at all.

If I remember correctly, Quincy Taylor is a Pinnacle/Cytodyne athlete. And Dennis Wolf is a Weider/AMI signed athlete along with Nutrex. So obviously, Weider would of love to see Dennis qualify for the Olympia here, since they put him on a cover a few months ago. Do you think the Weider camp will cry over this to the IFBB because King Kamali, a Muscletech athlete, beat Dennis Wolf, a Weider/AMI athlete. Hmm....

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