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Thread: Masters Competition Thread
02-11-2009, 02:08 PM #1
Masters Competition Thread
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
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02-11-2009, 04:19 PM #2
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
02-12-2009, 12:51 AM #3
Starting w/ the USAs in July. See what happens after that.
02-12-2009, 12:56 AM #4
02-12-2009, 01:11 AM #5
NPC USA Bodybuilding, Figure & Bikini Championships (IFBB Pro Qualifier)
July 24-25, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada
02-27-2009, 07:21 AM #6
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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).
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:
On the same day, a San Diego show will have masters men over 40 & masters figure & bikini over 35.
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.
If you guys want me to continue to track contests for this string, let me know.
03-16-2009, 03:05 PM #7
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?
03-16-2009, 03:47 PM #8
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.
03-16-2009, 03:48 PM #9
Masters is already the toughest division without adding those guys. I am a protectionist in this regard! lol
03-16-2009, 03:56 PM #10
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.
03-19-2009, 05:04 PM #11
thats the place i was born.
05-04-2009, 08:18 AM #12
Pics: INBA Sydney 2009 Masters Men 40+
Me in the pump up room and on stage.....
05-04-2009, 10:00 AM #13
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!!!
05-04-2009, 07:26 PM #14
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.
05-04-2009, 08:29 PM #15
05-04-2009, 09:06 PM #16
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Way to go, with a little work you will keep getting better and better.
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05-05-2009, 09:23 PM #20
Much better. I'd throw your shoulders back a little more on the front pose...lifting the chest more.
05-05-2009, 10:36 PM #21
05-06-2009, 02:09 AM #22
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.
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05-20-2009, 01:53 AM #26
ANB South Coast 2009
See threads from 17 May, cheers
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06-14-2009, 05:05 PM #27
OCB Bay State Natural, BB & Fig. - July 11, Northampton, MA
show's website: http://naturalbodybuildingcompetitio...%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://naturalbodybuildingcompetitio...%20Classic.htm
10-10-2009, 10:16 PM #28
October 17, 2009, Knoxville, TN
East Tennessee Bodybuilding, Figure, Fitness & Bikini Competition and Sports Expo
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
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
Show includes NPC Bodybuilding, Figure, & Bikini and IFBB Pro-Figure
10-21-2009, 02:48 AM #29
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