Issue #24


by Juan Carlos Lopez

20 Questions with IFBB Figure Pro and Cover Model Michelle Adams

Video Interview with IFBB Figure Pro Michelle Adams

Leg Circuit Training Routine
by Kristin Gomes

Mindi O'Brien
"All About Mindi Part 1" DVD Review

by Juan Carlos Lopez

Video Interview with IFBB Figure Pro Gina Aliotti

Michelle Adams, Kat Taylor, Traci Redding, Melody Clere, Jody Wald

Video Interview with IFBB Fitness Pro Deana Lee

Ask Misty Green
by Misty Green

Video Interview with IFBB Figure Pro Andrea Dumon


Editorial by Juan Carlos Lopez

Its a new year, 2007 and competitions will be starting very soon. We hope 2007 will bring better and better competitors to the stage. 2006 brought out many top competitors, great shows in general. This year will bring some surprises as well in general and perhaps even more shows will be around.

How to get Invited to the Arnold

Many people ask how to get invited to the Arnold? For those who think its a simple game of politics you could be half way right but for those who look at the current list of competitors will notice there is a simple formula.

-Winners of the Olympia or Arnold
-Top 5 at the Arnold or Olympia
-Competitors that qualified to the Olympia
-Top 3 competitors at certain pro shows
-Overall winners of shows such as Team U, Nationals or North Americans

There are of course exceptions given that the choices are man-made which in turn might render one or two competitors which don't fit the criteria above. Below is the list from the www.arnoldclassic.com it shows a few competitors who managed to creep in such as Zhanna Rotar, Christine Wan, Debbie Leung and Bethany Gainey. There are many competitors that should be on that list specially those that are international, Juliana Malacarne with her outstanding physique comes to mind for example. Some of these competitors are the ones that need to be considered, luckily Inga Neverauskaite was accepted given her great placing at the Montreal show. So chances are that if you do very well at certain shows you will get invited to the Arnold. The other reality is that you have to have the look judges are looking for in order to even place well at shows. This indeed becomes a vicious circle that at times repeats the same competitors and only adds a few here and there.

Arnold Classic Ms. International Fitness International Figure International

Gustavo Badell
Mark Dugdale
Tony Freeman
Marcus Haley
Phillip Heath
David Henry
Dexter Jackson
Johnnie Jackson
Dennis James
Victor Martinez
Ronny Rockel
Markus Ruehl
Sergey Shelestov
Vince Taylor
Branch Warren
Luke Wood

Lisa Aukland
Dayana Cadeau
Rosemary Jennings
Iris Kyle-Floyd
Cathy LeFrancois
Denise Masino
Colette Nelson
Susanne Niederhauser
Antoinette Norman
Yaxeni Oriquen-Garcia
Lora Ottenad
Betty Pariso
Kim Perez
Heather Policky
Bonny Priest
Annie Rivieccio

Debra Czempinski
Heidi Fletcher
Bethany Gainey
Adela Garcia
Tracey Greenwood
Amy Haddad
Jennifer Hendershott
Tanji Johnson
Kimberly Klein
Angela Monteleone-Semsch
Mindi O’Brien
Julie Palmer
Julie Shipley-Childs
Hollie Stewart
Amy Villa-Nelson

Sonia Adcock
Gina Aliotti
Jane Awad
Gina Camacho
Zena Collins
Mary Elizabeth Lado
Deborah Leung
Corry Mathews
Inga Neverauskaite
Zhanna Rotar
Amanda Savell
Chastity Slone
Briana Tindell
Julie Wallis
Christine Wan
Valerie Waugaman
Latisha Wilder


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