Issue #29


by Juan Carlos Lope

2007 Colorado Pro - AM

2007 Colorado Pro - AM Review

2007 California Pro and NPC Cal State

2007 California Pro and NPC Cal State Review

2007 NPC Contra Costa

2007 NPC Contra Costa Review

2007 FAME West Review
by JP Erickson

20 Questions with Cover Model and Tri-Fitness Competitor Darla Benfield

Pictorials Darla Benfield, Danyell Leavitt,
Juliana Malacarne, Tammy Jackson and Shina Mitchell

Pocket-size Buff Beauty Interview with figure competitor Anniina Krökki
by Kaisa Piippo

Video Interview with IFBB Figure Pro Liane Seiwald

Road to 2007 Jr. Nationals
by Brandie Gardner

Final Testing
by Jean Jitomir

Video Interview with NPC Figure Kelley Greene

Ask Misty Green
by Misty Green

Importance of Sleep
by Rebecca Slatt

Video Interview with NPC Bodybuilding Roseanne Desmarais



Editorial By Juan Carlos Lopez

Once more another editorial, this one is longer due to the number of activity in the industry. This is just the beginning of a long stream of shows that will last until mid August. We are covering perhaps a few more shows this year in an effort to bring you better information and more competitors to give exposure to.

Lesson Learned?

This is perhaps a great topic for those of you that train/diet competitors or that are personal trainers. Even people in general can relate to the sentences herein. Achieving a goal consists of many steps, first is posing it as a problem and seeing what needs to happen for that goal to be accomplished. For me as a hardware engineer I write down an algorithm of what I need to do, break down the problem into pieces and solve each individually, then put everything together and make sure it works. For someone who is prepping someone for a show, diet, training, last week contest, mental preparation and other details have to happen. The coach outlines from having seen the physique what needs to be done. There are competitors that will not follow the diet or not do what they are told, once on stage they will not look good because they didn't complete all the necessary steps to achieve that goal. Now recently a female bodybuilder was prepared by a power lifter for a show and the result was far from a female bodybuilder or even a figure competitor. Lets just say a sailor can't teach you to pilot an F-15 Eagle or any aircraft. So once the main source, the coach does not know the area the person is training for that is a major problem. This person's fear was not looking good at the show and that fear became true. Lesson Learned? Once in a while we all learn something so next time you don't do something well or fail to achieve a goal take that as an important lesson specially in this industry which is very demanding.


Back to Issues


© 2004 HardFitness Design All right reserved.