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Arnold Classic Bodybuilding Results (2017)

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The Arnold Sports Festival has finished and we have a NEW Arnold Classic Champion.

Men’s Bodybuilding Open Results:

6. Fouad Abaid: Fouad looked really good. He tore his quad in prep and it hurt his symmetry. Great showing.

5. Juan Morel: Top half great, bottom half disappeared a bit.

4. Lionel Beyeke: Needed about 3-4 more weeks of dieting to come in hard as nails and could have won this whole thing. He is always just a hair off. Great structure.

3. Maxx Charles: He was my dark horse if you read my Arnold Predictions. He looked amazing. Great job Maxx!

2. Dallas McCarver: Dallas started working with Chad Nichols during prep, the same Chad Nicholas that pushed Ronnie Coleman to 7 Olympia titles. Dallas looked good but at 26 years old, he needs more time to get that muscle maturity that wins major championships.

1. Cedric McMillan: Cedric deserved the night. Cedric looked amazing. Tight waist, great conditioning, and bigger than ever. I couldn’t be happier for Cedric!

If you haven’t watched his speech after his win, you need to. He is inspiring.

 

 

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Other winners:

Ahmad Ashkanani won the 212 Championship although I would have gave the edge to David Henry, who’s back was an anatomy chart for muscles, tendons, and other freaky things. Ahmad is the future of the 212. I don’t know how he makes weight.

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Oksana Grishina competes in her final Arnold Classic Fitness and mesmerizes the crowd with win.

Angelica Teixeira wins Bikini International!

Ryan Terry – 2017 Arnold Classic Men’s Physique Champion

Candice Lewis – 2017 Figure International Champion

Daniely Castilho – 2017 Arnold Classic Women’s Physique Champion

Brian Shaw conquers The Mountain for the Arnold Strongman Title!

 

Thank you for reading!

 

Dustin Holston

Sports Nutritionist/Personal Trainer

 

 

 

Arnold Classic 2017 Predictions

 

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Pro Bodybuilding Invite List:



Fouad Abiad
Lionel Beyeke
Maxx Charles
Vitaly Fateev
Will Harris
Michael Lockett
Dallas McCarver
Cedric McMillan
Juan Morel
Luke Sandoe

Predictions:

My Top 5

5. Juan Morel: Juan is looking insane a few days before the Arnold. Definitely could be anywhere in the top 5! 

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4. Fouad Abiad: Fouad is in excellent conditioning but did tear his quad. He works with John Meadows so you know he will be ready. 

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3. Lionel Beyeke: I think Lionel has better genetics and look than Dallas and Cedric but hasn’t peaked conditioning yet (other than the Arnold Brazil where he got screwed a few years ago). If he peaks, he wins. Hands down. However, if he is soft, he could finish last. 

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2. Dallas McCarver: Dallas works with Chad Nicholls. Do you know the name, you should. He worked with Flex Wheeler and a guy named Ronnie Coleman in the 90’s and 2000’s. Dallas will weigh 295 when he stands on stage on Saturday. Dallas could easily win the whole thing. 

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Champion: Cedric McMillan. I am predicting Cedric Mcmillan as the champion as long as he nails his conditioning. I am a bit nervous with this prediction because Cedric recently stated that he is 25 pounds heavier this year than last year. Cedric doesn’t need to play the size game. If he is too big, he will get crushed by Dallas and some of the others. 

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Dark horse: Maxx Charles has the death face at the Arnold expo which normally means that the conditioning will be insane. He could easily slide into the top 3 if people are off.

 

Thank you for reading,

 

Dustin Holston

Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

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2017 Arnold Classic Invite List

Who’s Competing at the 2017 Arnold Classic?

Cardio and Weights knows!

IFBB Men’s Open Bodybuilding

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2017 COMPETITORS

Fouad Abiad
Lionel Beyeke
Maxx Charles
Vitaly Fateev
Will Harris
Michael Lockett
Dallas McCarver
Cedric McMillan
Juan Morel
Luke Sandoe

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Cedric McMillan can win this if he keeps everything tight

Summary: Look for a tightly contested race between Dallas McCarver, Cedric McMillan, and Lionel Beyeke. Fouad Abiad and Juan Morel are my dark horses. 

Men’s 212 Bodybuilding

2017 COMPETITORS

Ahmad Ashkanani
Guy Cisternino
Charles Dixon
David Henry
Manual Manchado
Jose Raymond
Mitchell Staats
Zane Watson
Quincy Winklaar
Kyong Won Kang
Hidetada Yamagishi

Summary: Look at Hidetada Yamagishi to repeat, however Jose Raymond, Guy, and David will be up there. Dark horse is Zane Watson and Ahmad Ashkanani. 

Commander Go Pack Log- Final

Updated 10/17/2016

Final update. the results were amazing. I ended up losing 12 pounds with the Commander Go Pack.

 

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Final Results:

  • Weight down 12 pounds (6.3%)
  • Energy Up
  • Appetite Down
  • Sleep Good
  • Mood Good
  • No Negative Side Effects
  • Strength stayed the same even though I lost 12 pounds
  • Pants are way too loose, however went to a 44 in suit coats (from 42).
  • Final BMI 26.9 (Down from 28.6)

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September 23rd 2016 Update

Wow, I am kicking ass with Commander Go Pack. I’ve been keeping calories around 1800 and protein between 150-200 per day. 1 or 2 cheat meals a week.

Earlier this week I weighed in at 177.0! That’s 10.8 pounds down in less than a month!

Energy has been through the roof. Although I’m cutting calories and doing extra cardio, I don’t feel exhausted mentally or physically.

The quality of sleep has been better than before.

Cravings have been eliminated, which is my biggest issue with dieting.

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Cheeks down, I’ll show the rest at the end of the log!

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Start: 8/26/2016

Hey Guys!

I have decided to get shredded, or at least attempt to. I have wrote countless articles on Commander Go Pack and Bliss Go Pack, but I am going to be a guinea pig and keep a journal of my progress cutting. I am currently 187.8 pounds and 5’8 (28.6 BMI).

Perimeters: Goal is to keep calories around 1800 and then taper them down as I see how my body responds to dieting. I will eat between 150-200 grams of protein, leaving the rest of my calories to carbs and fats. I am hoping to lose between 7-10 pounds in 30 days.

Morning: 1 Commander, 2 Thyro-Drive

Before Dinner: 1 Commander

Bed: 2 Thyro-Drive, 3 Opti-Core

I will do the recommended 5 days on, 2 days off for these supplements.

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I’ve been on for two days now. Energy is great even though I’m in a calorie deficient state. I slept like a baby last night also. More to come next week.

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2016 Mr. Olympia Results and Reactions

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Results:

  1. Phil Heath
  2. Shawn Rhoden
  3. Dexter Jackson
  4. “Big Ramy” Mamdouh Elssbiay
  5. William Bonac
  6. Roelly Winklaar
  7. Cedric McMillan
  8. Dallas McCarver
  9. Josh Lenartowicz
  10. Justin Compton
  11. Victor Martinez
  12. Nathan DeAsha
  13. Steve Kuclo
  14. Ben Pakulski
  15. Akim Williams
  16. Kevin Levrone, Michael Lockett, Brandon Curry, Lukas Osladil

Scorecard:

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Top 5:

1 .Phil Heath: Phil was Phil. Best back on stage, great muscle bellies. Still not the Phil we saw earlier this decade. Waist keeps getting wider. Back is lights out. Friday night I had Dexter winning, although Saturday I think they made the right decision.

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2. Shawn Rhoden: Shawn looked great. I would have had him third behind Dexter but not extremely upset with the decision.

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3. Dexter Jackson: Dexter is the man. 47 years old. Looked amazing. Hard to imagine that this is the “third” best bodybuilder in the world.

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4. “Big Ramy”: What a difference 24 hours makes. Big Ramy was “small” by his standards on Friday. I’m assuming Chris Aceto tried keeping him small to show conditioning. Didn’t work. Came back Saturday and pushed to move up to the top 3. Insane size.

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5. William Bonac: The new Giant Killer. William Bonac has more muscle per square inch as anyone. Small waist, huge legs, great muscle bellies. If he was 5’9 he’d be your champion.

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The rest:

Roelly Winklaar (6th) showed us a physique straight out of Dr. Frankenstein. Look I know that many of you all will think he should win. He doesn’t get lean enough, he isn’t aesthetic, but damn is he huge. Markus Ruhl 2.0.

Cedric (7th) showed us that he just doesn’t nail it. Maybe he can’t, maybe his body won’t let him get leaner. He has an ideal physique to some.

McCarver (8th) is 25 years old. Yes only 25 years old and stood close to 285-290 pounds. If he would have been able to lean out another 5-10 pounds, he may have been top 5.

Josh Lenartowicz (9th) had a hell of a debut. He was shredded. Still needs to add some mass to his chest, but looked amazing.

Justin Compton (10th) has the muscle, just needs to dial his conditioning. He is young, he will continue to get better.

Victor Martinez (11th) would have been top 8 in any other Mr. Olympia the last 10 years. Unfortunately this year was stacked.

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Everyone else:

Nathan DeAsha (12th) could have been anywhere between 8-12. He looked insane. See if he does damage at the Arnold next year.

Steve Kuclo (13th) needs to go back to the drawing board. Looked okay. Not his best.

Ben Pakulski (14th) nailed his conditioning but everyone knows that his legs are world class, and everything else isn’t.

Akim Williams, Michael Lockett, Lukas Osladil, and Brandon Curry weren’t ready.

Hall of Famer Kevin Levrone:

I cannot talk bad about a champion like Kevin. Kevin is 52 years old, and had only been training for a few months when he jumped into the Mr. Olympia on a special invite. I hope I look half that good at 52!

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Summary:

Phil wins #6. This ties him with the great Dorian Yates. He is now one behind Arnold Schwarzenegger and two behind Ronnie Coleman and Lee Haney. I do think that talent is slowly catching up to Phil, but the judges like what Phil brings each year.

Kai Greene was on Jimmy Fallon and not at the Mr. Olympia. Hard to believe that is true. He may have missed two opportunities the past two years to beat Phil.

Can Shawn win next year? Will Dexter continue to compete? Can Big Ramy, Bonac, Compton, Cedric, and McCarver make the gains necessary to win? Will Phil continue his dominance? We will know in 12 short months.

 

 

Thank you,

 

Dustin Holston

1st Phorm Brand Ambassador

Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

 

Who is Competing at the Mr. Olympia?

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Who is competing in the 2016 Mr. Olympia?

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Note: Dennis Wolf (Injury), Kai Greene (Personal), and Branch Warren (Personal) are not competing at the Mr. Olympia.

Who will win? Phil Heath will win #5 unless he is way off. Then it is up to Kevin Levrone, Dexter Jackson, or possibly Big Ramy!

Who is competing in the 212 Mr. Olympia?

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Who will win? Flex “James” Lewis will win. Outside chance for David Henry, Hidetada Yamagishi and Jose Raymond.

Who is competing in Women’s Physique?

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Who will win? Juliana Malacarne should win. Look out for Rosanna Harte.

Who is competing in Men’s Classic Physique?

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Who will win? It will come down to Darrem Charles, Danny Hester, and Sadik Hadzovic. Watch out for Robert Timms.

Who is competing in Men’s Physique?

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Who will win? With 40 competitors it is going to be tough. Jeremy Buendia looks great, but has grown so much that he doesn’t look like a physique competitor. Poston and others could threat.

Who is competing in Figure?

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Who will win? Latorya Watts is my pick. Nicole Wilkins will do well.

Who is competing in Fitness?

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Who will win? Oksana Grishina all day…

Who is competing in Bikini?

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Who will win Bikini? So many competitors. Ashley Kaltwasser is favorite. Lacey Deluca and Janet Layug could upset.

2016 Mr. Olympia Preview w/ Predictions

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The Mr. Olympia sponsored by Amazon is fast approaching. With one more event prior to the Mr. Olympia (the Arnold Asia), we have almost finalized who has/hasn’t qualified.

Here is my list of qualifiers and estimate of who has qualified based on points:

Qualifiers: Justin Compton, Victor Martinez, Ben Pakulski, Dallas McCarver, William Bonac, Nathan DeAsha, Mamdouh (Big Ramy) Elssbiay, Kai Greene, Phil Heath, Dexter Jackson, Steve Kuclo, Josh Lenartowicz, Kevin Levrone, Cedric McMillan, Lukas Osladil, Shawn Rhoden, Roelly Winklaar, Dennis Wolf, Akim Williams.

Point Standings: Ronny Rockel-16,  Michael Lockett-12, Maxx Charles-11, Lionel Beyeke- 8,  Branch Warren-8,  Brandon Curry-7, Alexis Rivera-6,

Note: If you don’t accept invitation it can be offered to the qualifier on points. Ronny Rockel may compete in the 212. Branch Warren is not competing this year.

Stories:

Kevin Levrone is back: Kevin received a special invitation to the Mr. Olympia and from pictures we have seen, he has taken advantage of it!

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No Kai Greene: Kai Greene is not going to compete at the 2016 Mr. Olympia for the second consecutive year. I think this is a mistake, but Kai does his own thing.

No Branch Warren, No Dennis Wolf: Branch is taking the year off to focus on business. Dennis Wolf is recovering from surgery.

Other Stories: Can Cedric nail conditioning? Can Justin Compton and Dallas McCarver steal a top 6 position? Can Dexter “the ageless one” Jackson overthrow Phil? Can Big Ramy come in shredded? Can Rhoden bring back the conditioning of 2014?

My Top 10:

10. Roelly Winklaar

9. Victor Martinez

8. William Bonac

7. Cedric McMillian

6. Dallas McCarver

5. Justin Compton

4. Shawn Rhoden

3. Big Ramy

2. Dexter Jackson

1. Phil Heath

Dark Horses:

Josh Lenartowicz has the size and conditioning to be in the top 6-8.

Kevin Levrone is the ultimate dark horse. I just don’t know if he will have the size to compete with this stacked lineup.

Steve Kuclo looked amazing earlier in the year. He has a chance to surprise people.

Ben Pakulski is the Tom Platz of this generation. He came in diced a few months ago and he could steal a top 10.

Nathan DeAsha has the genetics to steal a top 6 in this show. He will need to come in better than ever.

Thank you for reading,

 

Dustin Holston

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