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esplendido
02-11-2009, 02:08 PM
Please post competitions with Masters classes here. Local, regional, and national shows acceptable.

Here are 2 national level shows....

Masters Nationals, Pittsburgh, PA, July 18, Gary Udit, promoter

North American Championships, Cleveland, OH, Aug 29, Gary Udit promoter

Asmolenski
02-11-2009, 04:19 PM
APRIL 4th, 2009 NPC NATURAL OHIO (open) DRUG TESTED BODYBUILDING, FIGURE & BIKINI CHAMPIONSHIPS. Lakewood, Ohio. Masters over 40 and over 50, 2 weight classes each. Dave Liberman and Todd Pember Promoters

October 3rd, 2009 NPC NATURAL Northern USA DRUG TESTED BODYBUILDING and FIGURE. Lakewood, Ohio. Masters over 40 and over 50, 2 weight classes each. Dave Liberman and Todd Pember Promoters

sassy69
02-12-2009, 12:51 AM
Starting w/ the USAs in July. See what happens after that.

esplendido
02-12-2009, 12:56 AM
Starting w/ the USAs in July. See what happens after that.
Sas....can you list the contest's info (location, promoter, etc) and any other shows with masters classes you're aware of? That's the purpose of this thread :)

sassy69
02-12-2009, 01:11 AM
Sas....can you list the contest's info (location, promoter, etc) and any other shows with masters classes you're aware of? That's the purpose of this thread :)

You may as well delete my post then - USAs doesn't have a masters class.

NPC USA Bodybuilding, Figure & Bikini Championships (IFBB Pro Qualifier)
July 24-25, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada
www.musclecontest.com (http://www.musclecontest.com)

hifrommike65
02-27-2009, 07:21 AM
There were no NPC shows listed for January or February on the NPC website.

On March 14, in Covington, Kentucky, the Northern Kentucky show will have masters men (over 40) & masters figure (over 35).

http://www.bodybuildingworld.com/Contest/2009npc/

On March 21, a show in Aurora, Colorado, will have an over-40 bodybuilding division for both women & men. (Mountain Peaks Performance show). Info here:

http://www.eathans.com/mtnstates_comp.htm

On the same day, a San Diego show will have masters men over 40 & masters figure & bikini over 35.

http://lindsayproductions.com/2009SD.htm

There's a contest in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, on March 21 that also has a national wheelchair contest. I couldn't locate a website w/ info about the Sunshine Classic, but it should have a masters division. There will also be a masters wheelchair class for the Wheelchair Nationals.

http://www.wheelchair-bodybuilding.com/3_21_2009___wheelchair_nationals

If you guys want me to continue to track contests for this string, let me know.

Mike Gelsei
03-16-2009, 03:05 PM
How about an international Masters at something like the Arnold? We have some excellent masters competitors in the UK who have done well at the IFBB European and World's but you guys from the USA are never there.

We would love a chance to compete in the USA - it is the home of bodybuilding afterall. Any thoughts?

esplendido
03-16-2009, 03:47 PM
That's a very good idea, Mike. I'm not certain how that would be accomplished, since Gary Udit has THE premier Masters show sanctioned by the NPC, and I can tell you that they (NPC) do NOT want to add a show that competes with that.

I would think that the winner of an International event like that would want a pro card, and the NPC/IFBB is not handing those out without a lot of political clout.

The Arnold does not hand out pro cards, but an international event there would be well received and published, so it might benefit a Masters winner more than a pro card.

I'm thinking out loud here, but adding to the Masters population through an international event would also add to the competitors in Masters pro shows, which could be good for the promoters and sponsors.

Let me contact the AC staff and run it up their flagpole and see what they say. I'll get back to everyone on this thread.

gman
03-16-2009, 03:48 PM
Masters is already the toughest division without adding those guys. I am a protectionist in this regard! lol

Mike Gelsei
03-16-2009, 03:56 PM
Whilst a pro card would be good that is not my reason for getting this going. In the UK we have had some real success in the past few European and World champs but getting to compete in the US would be the major attraction for us.

thepump
03-19-2009, 05:04 PM
thats the place i was born.

FLEXR6
05-04-2009, 08:18 AM
Me in the pump up room and on stage.....

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=703661476&v=feed&story_fbid=87783091476#/album.php?aid=2022433&id=1027987271&ref=nf

esplendido
05-04-2009, 10:00 AM
How'd you do?

BTW, you're overposing on the relaxed shots. Try holding your arms in a little and bend them at the elbow. Unless you have incredibly huge lats, your arms are in an unnatural position, which works to reveal that you don't have incredibly huge lats. It's a very common rookie problem. Show what you have and don't show what you don't have.
The same goes for your side relaxed shot. Why hold your arms almost straight out in front of you and straight behind you? Again, bring the arms in, bend at the elbow to make it look like a relaxed pose.
Otherwise, good conditioning. I assume you're natural and therefore have a great physique, especially for over 40!!!

FLEXR6
05-04-2009, 07:26 PM
How'd you do?

BTW, you're overposing on the relaxed shots. Try holding your arms in a little and bend them at the elbow. Unless you have incredibly huge lats, your arms are in an unnatural position, which works to reveal that you don't have incredibly huge lats. It's a very common rookie problem. Show what you have and don't show what you don't have.
The same goes for your side relaxed shot. Why hold your arms almost straight out in front of you and straight behind you? Again, bring the arms in, bend at the elbow to make it look like a relaxed pose.
Otherwise, good conditioning. I assume you're natural and therefore have a great physique, especially for over 40!!!

Thanks for the advice Esplendido. Constructive advice like this is what has got me this far.
My lats are fairly wide, but you're right I do struggle with the front relaxed symmetry pose. My chest needs thickness and I think I am self conscious of that which throws me into the position you see.
In the off season I'm going to work on my delts (side/front) -rears are ok, mid chest thickness, calves and abs - only started training abs 4 months ago, so I should be able to add some thickness there.
Will practice your advice on the front/side poses.
Will work further on my conditioning to get more quad separation, chest striations and to lose further lower back fat.
Yep, I am natural and am very happy with the progress I have made in the last 2 years. I placed 2nd in this one.
Next show is on May 17.

esplendido
05-04-2009, 08:29 PM
Thanks for the advice Esplendido. Constructive advice like this is what has got me this far.
My lats are fairly wide, but you're right I do struggle with the front relaxed symmetry pose. My chest needs thickness and I think I am self conscious of that which throws me into the position you see.
In the off season I'm going to work on my delts (side/front) -rears are ok, mid chest thickness, calves and abs - only started training abs 4 months ago, so I should be able to add some thickness there.
Will practice your advice on the front/side poses.
Will work further on my conditioning to get more quad separation, chest striations and to lose further lower back fat.
Yep, I am natural and am very happy with the progress I have made in the last 2 years. I placed 2nd in this one.
Next show is on May 17.

Good luck at the show! Knock 'em dead for us. And post pics!

rodneyl
05-04-2009, 09:06 PM
Way to go, with a little work you will keep getting better and better.

FLEXR6
05-04-2009, 09:10 PM
Good luck at the show! Knock 'em dead for us. And post pics!
Guaranteed!!

FLEXR6
05-04-2009, 09:11 PM
Way to go, with a little work you will keep getting better and better.
Thanks Rodney. You're right, it is all about hard work and consistency.

FLEXR6
05-05-2009, 08:09 PM
How'd you do?

BTW, you're overposing on the relaxed shots. Try holding your arms in a little and bend them at the elbow. Unless you have incredibly huge lats, your arms are in an unnatural position, which works to reveal that you don't have incredibly huge lats. It's a very common rookie problem. Show what you have and don't show what you don't have.
The same goes for your side relaxed shot. Why hold your arms almost straight out in front of you and straight behind you? Again, bring the arms in, bend at the elbow to make it look like a relaxed pose.
Otherwise, good conditioning. I assume you're natural and therefore have a great physique, especially for over 40!!!

Esplendido, a couple of shots from front and side, is this what you mean?

esplendido
05-05-2009, 09:23 PM
Much better. I'd throw your shoulders back a little more on the front pose...lifting the chest more.

HeavyDutyGuy
05-05-2009, 10:36 PM
Esplendido, a couple of shots from front and side, is this what you mean?

Definulately pull the shoulders back some Also at least in the shows I've done, they tend to call you on holding the back arm in front like you're doing. Just some thoughts. You look great by the way!

sassy69
05-06-2009, 02:09 AM
Definulately pull the shoulders back some Also at least in the shows I've done, they tend to call you on holding the back arm in front like you're doing. Just some thoughts. You look great by the way!

Definitely be prepared for "Please put your arms to your sides." You'll figure out as soon as you see the group before you go, or they'll tell you straight up at the competitors' meeting before pre-judge.

What you can do with this is do your pose (w/ the arms front / back), hold it for a second or two while setting up for your quarter turns, and then settle into the arms-at-the-sides pose.

FLEXR6
05-06-2009, 06:10 AM
Much better. I'd throw your shoulders back a little more on the front pose...lifting the chest more.

Will try that, Cheers:D

FLEXR6
05-06-2009, 06:11 AM
Definulately pull the shoulders back some Also at least in the shows I've done, they tend to call you on holding the back arm in front like you're doing. Just some thoughts. You look great by the way!

Hey thanks!!
I appreciate the support.

FLEXR6
05-06-2009, 06:14 AM
Definitely be prepared for "Please put your arms to your sides." You'll figure out as soon as you see the group before you go, or they'll tell you straight up at the competitors' meeting before pre-judge.

What you can do with this is do your pose (w/ the arms front / back), hold it for a second or two while setting up for your quarter turns, and then settle into the arms-at-the-sides pose.

Hey Sassy69

The bizarre part is my arms were far more extended (back and front) for all my comps and the judges didn't say anything.
Will take your advice though as the judges may be giving me additional default points and I wasn't even aware of it!!:beerbang:

FLEXR6
05-20-2009, 01:53 AM
See threads from 17 May, cheers:D

Goal: 2009 INBA Natural Olympia - RX Muscle Forums

serratus
06-14-2009, 05:05 PM
OCB Bay State Natural, BB & Fig. - July 11, Northampton, MA
show's website: http://naturalbodybuildingcompetitionforum.com/bay%20state%20natural.htm

(PQ) OCB Natural Yankee Classic, BB and Fig. - July 25, Newburyport, MA
One of the oldest running natty shows in the area, from back in the ANBC days.
Beginning this year it's a pro qualifier. Overall winner receives IFPA pro card.
show's website: http://naturalbodybuildingcompetitionforum.com/2009%20Natural%20Yankee%20Classic.htm

Rick Prince
10-10-2009, 10:16 PM
October 17, 2009, Knoxville, TN
East Tennessee Bodybuilding, Figure, Fitness & Bikini Competition and Sports Expo (http://www.easttnsportsexpo.com/)
Special Guest Poser: IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Flex Lewis

The events that will take place will be NPC Bodybuilding, Figure, Fitness and Bikini, “Nemesis” Cage Fights (fights on Friday Nite all other events on Saturday), Southern Powerlifting Federation Meet, 2nd annual North American Strongman”Tennessee Terror” Competition, AAA Arm Wrestling, various Dance Competitions by Academy Ballroom,Smoky Mountain Fencing, Gracie Barra Grappling Competition with 7 time World Champion Samuel Braga, along with numerous exhibitions and also vendor booths offering free samples and demos throughout the weekend.

October 24, 2009, Lexington, KY
Bluegrass Bodybuilding, Figure, & Bikini Championships (http://www.trickyjackson.com/npc-bluegrass-bodybuilding/index.html)
Special Guest Poser: IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Mike Liberatore
(Only one Masters class- Masters 40 and over)

November 14, 2009, Louisville, KY
Kentucky Muscle Car & Muscle Expo (http://www.kentuckymuscle.com/)
Show includes NPC Bodybuilding, Figure, & Bikini and IFBB Pro-Figure

duridscri
10-21-2009, 02:48 AM
I accept: The Arnold does not hand out pro cards, but an international event there would be well received and published, so it might benefit a Masters winner more than a pro card.
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