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1  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Anyone Been to Mexico City Lately? on: July 14, 2014, 10:19:01 PM
The question was about Mexico City, not the beach cities or resorts.  Mexico City is very much like New York City and Los Angeles, very rich areas, very poor areas, skyscrapers and suburbs.  Mexico City and New York are pretty much the same size too. There are many places in Mexico City that would be best to avoid, but that is true for LA and NYC too. I've traveled throughout Mexico City via subway and bus, and have walked through the central city even late at night without any fear.  Use common sense, don't wear overly expensive clothes, and you'll be fine.
2  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Anyone Been to Mexico City Lately? on: July 14, 2014, 04:12:05 AM
Mexico City is just as safe as New York or Los Angeles
3  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Who is this dude? on: July 01, 2014, 07:14:08 PM
Well, he sure is into Barbra Streisand
4  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Old School Bodybuilder Larry Samuels on: June 30, 2014, 07:08:05 PM
helps to spell the name correctly: Lawrence Samuel

http://musclememory.com/show.php?a=Samuel,+Lawrence

1974

Mr America - AAU, 9th
Mr Apollo - AAU, Overall Winner
Mr East Coast - AAU, Medium, 3rd
Junior Mr America - AAU, Did not place
Mr North America - AAU, Winner
Mr World - AAU, Medium, 2nd

1975

Mr East Coast - AAU, Medium, 1st
Mr USA - AAU, 7th


two articles

Muscular Development   January 1975, page 20   Larry Samuel's Arm Routine   by Larry Samuel
Muscular Development   March 1975, page 24   Larry Samuel, Mr Hercules   by Bob Goodfellow

Note my table of contents database only goes up to 1975.  never got around to typing in the rest
5  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Flex magazine is dying. on: June 28, 2014, 02:31:42 AM
I was surprised at how many covers Arnold has been on!

http://musclememory.com/mags.php
6  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lorenzo Becker - 16 year old bodybuilder on: June 27, 2014, 01:54:43 PM
http://www.metronews.fr/toulouse/toulouse-le-culturiste-violent-condamne-a-du-sursis/mnfz!zOjJaGuUBA/

google translate

Toulouse: violent bodybuilder sentenced to the suspension

TRIAL - The sports fan of body building was considered immediate appearance before the criminal court of Toulouse. He justified his outbursts against his ex-girlfriend by the fear of feeling abandoned.

The "violent" bodybuilder was sentenced to ten months in prison and measures tested. Photo: AFP

The suspension for the recalcitrant body builder. man of 21 who had mobilized twenty policemen and injured three of them Tuesday night after a bout of domestic violence was eventually sentenced to ten months imprisonment. In the box, Lorenzo Becker presents with a gray shirt tight T biceps impressive. "Despite my appearance I am not violent, I'm surprised to have arrived there for a matter of domestic dispute," he said in an attempt to justify his conduct Tuesday night.

Anabolic products

His ex-girlfriend in tears at the bar says that the link beat the wing since August 2012. Arguments succession, beating well. "On Tuesday evening I received slaps and a blow to the knee," she says adding have already filed a complaint against his companion.
question of the absorption of anabolic products to sculpt his body is involved in the discussions. "I take every day, that I may have made ​​up pressure when I saw the police," ventured Lorenzo Becker. The police intervened in the violent arrest Tuesday night confirmed the young man was in a daze and barely felt the first two taser discharges.  

A bar, displays a bodybuilder "emotional deprivation" he justifies his personal journey: son of a prostitute and addict mother and an alcoholic father, he was placed in foster care at the age of seven months. After trying to become a professional footballer, he discovered bodybuilding there seven years. "Today I am" banckable "YouTube channel pays me for my videos, I have a contract with a major brand of products but my weak point is the feeling of abandonment. "

While the verdict prohibited including approaching his victim or his apartment, two officers who approached the bodybuilder can not help letting go: "He is doing well."


Lucky it didn't occur in the USofA.  The police would have shot him dead.  Or he would have been sentenced to 40 years.
7  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Flex magazine is dying. on: June 27, 2014, 01:48:34 PM
LOL.

They weren't "Weider Boys"  I get that.... but still.

Probably the best 2 bodybuilders of the "Weider era" and Flex was the Bible of bodybuilding ......

WWooooSSHHHHHHH

They had been "Weider Boys", and then crossed him.   Flex was an IFBB only mag.
8  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Flex magazine is dying. on: June 26, 2014, 10:16:08 PM
1- Arnold was at his peak before Flex started publishing yet he's been on the cover more than twice....

2- Lou Ferrigno was in the 1992 and 1993 Mr.Olympia despite coming in 12th and 10th he was featured in the cover more than twice also.

you missed the part about Nubret and Oliva being on Wieder's shit list
9  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lee Priest talks about his Lifetime IFBB Suspension on: June 26, 2014, 04:35:15 PM
Lee winning the NABBA amateur Universe



and this year if he enters, he'll win the NABBA Pro Universe
10  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Flex magazine is dying. on: June 26, 2014, 04:24:05 PM
Sergio oliva and Serge nubret (both dead) never made the cover of Flex magazine

Both Oliva and Nubret were at their peaks way before Flex started publishing.

The first issue of Flex was April 1983.  Flex was a Weider mag and therefore IFBB only.  Nubret was persona non grata with the Weiders back in 1976, having entered NABBA and WBBG contests, and later forming WABBA.  The last Weider mag cover he was on was June 1972



Oliva had a more complicated relationship.  He was disqualified from the 1973 Mr International for entering Dan Lurie's Mr Galaxy a few months before.  But being the second Mr Olympia, Weider couldn't completely ignore him.  Oliva was on the cover of Muscle Builder in May of 1978.  After Flex began, Oliva was in the 1984 and 1985 Olympia, but coming in 8th was not going to get you on the cover.

11  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Flex magazine is dying. on: June 26, 2014, 04:11:03 PM
Men's Health magazine sells more magazines than all the bodybuilding magazines combined. No one is interested in drug bodybuilding anymore. Most people realize when they see a juiced bodybuilder how they got there even when they deny it because they want the credit.

but they don't realize all the fitness models got their muscles the same way, just different doses.
12  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Craig Golias, the next Kovacs? on: June 21, 2014, 11:06:11 PM
there are some pics of him working at a male strip club (for women) but I can't find them at the moment. he actually looked pretty good way back then, but GH has a way of changing your face.

ok, found one, but not the one I was thinking of.  would have fit right in with today's Men's Physique division
13  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Natural Brad Castleberry , Videos/ Pics of him Shattering Records in the Gym on: June 20, 2014, 06:45:18 PM
Looks athletic, too! Maybe he'll get drafted. He's got a lot going for him!
Obviously better money than bbing, and even if he destroys every joint in his body he can live off the millions till he keels over.

Drafted?  Isn't he 28 now?

started entering bodybuilding contests in 2004 http://musclememory.com/show.php?a=Castleberry,+Bradly
14  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Nabba Worlds - 3 Days out picture on: June 17, 2014, 11:26:21 PM
Just in case this thread still has anything to do with its title, here are the results of the 2014 NABBA Worlds


Overall Winner Mark Getty

Tall
1     Mark Getty   (United Kingdom)
2     Lee Harding   (United Kingdom)
3     Darrius Manktinkus   (Ireland)
4     Josh Maley   (United Kingdom)
5     Loughlin Gannon   (Ireland)
6     Jongmook Yoon   (Korea)

Medium-Tall
1     Alistair Smyth   (United Kingdom)
2     David Cutler   (Australia)
3     Ondrej Mlaka   (Czech Republic)
4     David Fox   (United Kingdom)
5     Stephane Pelloquin   (France)
6     Gerald Lopez   (France)

Medium
1     James Flemming   (United Kingdom)
2     Steve Sinton   (United Kingdom)
3     Steve Cart   (United Kingdom)
4     Luiz Bliujus   (Brazil)
5     Fabrice Radkowski   (France)
6     Carl Jolley   (United Kingdom)

Short
1     Jose Luis Camilo   (Brazil)
2     Ricky Moore   (United Kingdom)
3     Matthew Seddon   (United Kingdom)
4     Darren Poole   (United Kingdom)
5     Antonio Garofalo   (Italy)
6     Michael Schneider   (Austria)

Junior
1     Jason Winer   (United Kingdom)
2     Kuba Cielen   (United Kingdom)
3     Filipe Tavares   (Brazil)
4     Ross Kerr   (United Kingdom)
5     Adam Hickey   (United Kingdom)

Masters 40+
1     Mark Reed   (Australia)
2     Paul Sutton   (United Kingdom)
3     Daniel Montalvao   (Brazil)
4     Carl Ruston   (United Kingdom)
5     Paul Dillon   (United Kingdom)
6     Fabrice Rinaldi   (France)

Masters 50+
1     Gary Lister   (United Kingdom)
2     Hugh Ross   (United States)
3     Martin Holroyd   (United Kingdom)
4     Herbie Chang   (United Kingdom)
5     Bernie Cooper   (United Kingdom)
6     Ian Laughlin   (United Kingdom)

Professional
1     Mark Getty
2     Alistair Smyth
3     Slavoj Bednar



Figure Overall Winner Auren Malvestiti

Figure Tall
1     Regiane Moreira   (Brazil)
2     Pamela Higgins   (United Kingdom)
3     Tereza Augusta   (Brazil)
4     Carolina Bittencourt   (Brazil)
5     Nina Stahre   (Sweden)
6     Anita Roberts   (United Kingdom)

Figure Short
1     Auren Malvestiti   (Brazil)
2     Dora Rodrigues   (Brazil)
3     Cinara Polido   (Brazil)
4     Kay Goodwin   (Brazil)
5     Silvia Matta   (Italy)
6     Cheryl Steele   (United Kingdom)
15  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: PHYSIQUE - Success or Failure? on: June 16, 2014, 10:17:29 PM
In the old days we promoted some form of lifting contest followed by a bodybuilding event. But as bodybuilding competitions grew by the numbers, it was necessary to ‘break away’ and run the bodybuilding events as a solitary unit.

exactly.  Olympic style weightlifting was the main event, and bodybuilding was a side show. Many weightlifters hated having the bodybuilding part of their competition, but then bodybuilding became the thing that brought in the paying audience.  Finally bodybuilding spun off from weight lifting, and oh look local olympic style weightlifting disappeared.  

If local physique contests were to 'break away', there would simply be fewer and fewer bodybuilding contests.  Promoters are no longer willing to hold contests where there are 12 bodybuilding contestants and 24 people in the audience.  In someplace like soCal, there would be 8 or 9 physique contests and maybe 2 or 3 bodybuilding contests in a year.  But there is no need for it to break away, as fewer and fewer bodybuilding contestants are entering local contests.  Breaking away wouldn't make the physique events any shorter.

Already most amateur contests no longer have women's bodybuilding.  The number of women entering Figure seems to be down too.  They're all entering women's Physique.  (Which makes sense as women's physique is still bodybuilding, with flexing and posing.)

In the pro IFBB, there are already many contests that are Physique only, many are bikini only.  Women's pro bodybuilding is almost extinct.  There may always be freaky men's pro bodybuilding, but like with the women, there may be fewer and fewer events.

16  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: PHYSIQUE - Success or Failure? on: June 15, 2014, 12:38:53 PM
why is women's Physique really just bodybuilding light, with flexing and posing routines, but men's Physique is stand and model, no different than women's bikini?.  Men's physique is great for the promoters but not really competition bodybuilding.  

Outside the US, "Classical bodybuilding" divisions, where there were weight/height limitations, were becoming popular, but not so much now with Physique taking over.

In the NPC, fewer and fewer contestants are entering the men's bodybuilding classes.  Just like women's Bodybuilding before it, real soon there will be local NPC contests with no men's bodybuilding.  But while the women have bodybulding-lite in women's Physique, there is no corresponding division for the men.

The orgs could have easily created a division for more aesthetically pleasing that still contained flexing and posing routines. Why they went with the board shorts and stand and model, I don't understand.

But whether it is Bodybuilding, Classical Bodybuilding, or Physique, the type of physiques that win is solely up to the judges.  And just like bodybuilding before it, the judges in men's Physique keep rewarding mass and conditioning over symmetry and proportionality.  Look at the changes over the last few years in the winners of the national and pro men's Physique contests.  The judges are rewarding who ever is bigger, drier,  and has lower bodyfat.  In other words the contestants are having to do more and more drugs to be able to compete.  So while today the fans can relate more to the guys in the Physique classes, with more guys at the gym saying "hey I can do that" and then go enter a contest, the judges continue to reward the more extreme physiques, making the fans relate less, and making most of the contestants think "why should I enter? I can't compete with the guys doing all those drugs." And then we'll be right back where we started.
17  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: NBA BALLERS....NO NEW CASES OF HIV SINCE MAGIC on: May 20, 2014, 07:31:12 PM
why would you think it would be public knowledge if someone where?  Boxing has mandatory testing, but I don't think the NBA does.
18  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Magic Johnson - what happened? on: May 14, 2014, 07:33:50 PM
My daughter is a doctor with a lot of knowledge on AIDS/HIV drugs. She said in effect that the drugs have a lot of side effects. It's a myth that you pop a couple of pills like you are taking aspirins and suddenly you are healthy with no worries.  

so why is the CDC now recommending more and more people who are still negative to take PrEP ?  Pre-Exposure Prophylactic.  One Truvada pill daily to prevent HIV infection.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/2014/PrEP-Guidelines-Press-Release.html


Yes, some people have side effects from some of the HIV meds.  But there are enough different types of meds now that you simple find a combination that works for you.

in the late 90s many people were developing lipodystrophy from some HIV meds.  those meds are simply not used regularly any more.  HIV meds generally don't put any significant stress on your liver.  They can cause increases in triglycerides and cholesterol.  So, you monitor those and deal with it.
19  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Magic Johnson - what happened? on: May 13, 2014, 08:50:25 PM
HIV has been easily managed with meds since the late 90s.  When on meds, very rarely does it develop into full blown AIDS.  When it does, it is usually because of something else, like crystal meth.  (Hard to remember to take your pills on schedule when you're on a 3-5 day binge.)  I have many friends who have been positive since the 80s and are doing fine today.

Magic Johnson is worth about a half a billion dollars.  He currently is one of the owners of the LA Dodgers.  http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-athletes/nba/magic-johnson-net-worth/

20  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Michael Sam....Drafted to the St Louis Rams on: May 12, 2014, 12:05:54 PM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_MLi2wAfdM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_MLi2wAfdM</a>
21  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: michael sam, is he going to get drafted? on: May 11, 2014, 10:37:25 PM
In case you were wondering

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tonymerevick/michael-sam-is-dating
22  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: That's not a BB from the 70s! on: May 11, 2014, 02:57:36 PM
Wonder what got him more pussy, boy or man-look?

He's only 34 now, and probably only 10 years between those two pics.  Competition bodybuilding ages you quickly
23  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Michael Sam....Drafted to the St Louis Rams on: May 11, 2014, 02:54:45 PM
Interesting side note:  The first NFL team to sign a black player was the Los Angeles Rams.  Kenny Washington, March 21, 1946.
24  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: That's not a BB from the 70s! on: May 11, 2014, 12:09:12 PM
this is what he looked like a few years back. I'd be content with that.
25  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Michael Sam....Drafted to the St Louis Rams on: May 11, 2014, 01:47:39 AM
Whatever it was that they did prior to the 1960's.

Hide in fear?  Sorry.  Ain't going to happen
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