Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

ID Anyone?

Here's someone who appeared in Muscle & Fitness and I finally got around to working on his pics. He wasn't identified in these photos by Ian Logan. Does anyone know who he is?

Monday, December 29, 2008

More Con Demetriou

Some more images of Con (photos by Robert Reiff).
In a previous post a reader commented that Con was short and losing his hair; Many bodybuilders are under 6' tall and many men lose their hair. What I like about Con (and the other bodybuilders posted here) is that he doesn't let things like that prevent him from developing what nature gave him into something more. And that's what this blog is about.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Andy Haman - he's new to me

So I must be the only one in the world who didn't know about Andy.

This 5'11", 260 lb bodybuilder was born in 1966.

Here's a pretty good video:

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Saturday Trio

Dennis Wolf in a photo by Raymond Caesar.
The rear side of Mark Dugdale by Robert Reiff.
Ah, the younger days of Mike Matarazzo. Photo by Chris Lund.

Friday, December 26, 2008

One More Con

Only 1 pic today; yesterday was Christmas and I was too busy to work on more scans.
So enjoy this image of Con Demetriou by Robert Reiff.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Con Demetriou in the Gym (Again)

Well, this is my sixth posting of Con. Enjoy these images from photos by Robert Reiff.
And I wish everyone a happy Christmas, holiday, whatever is appropriate.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Arms - Three for Wednesday

First up is Dennis Wolf in a photo by Kevin Horton.
Next is what must be an older photo of Lee Priest by Chris Lund.
And finishing up is Trey Brewer.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Some More Evan Centopani

Evan in photos by Per Bernal.
Born April 7, 1982 in Bridgeport, CT he turned pro in 2007. He now resides in Trumbull, CT and works as a title searcher. I've posted a lot of pics of Evan; he's been a favorite of mine for some time.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Victor Martinez (2)

A couple of nice images of Victor by Per Bernal.
According to Wikipedia Victor was born San Francisco de Macoris in the Dominican Republic on July 29, 1973. Sidelined by a knee injury in 2008, he is scheduled to compete in the 2009 Arnold Classic (where in 2007 he took first place).

Sunday, December 21, 2008

David Henry & Lee Priest Workout

David Henry:
Height 5'5"
Contest weight 200 lbs.
Off season weight 220 lbs.
Olympia Showdown winner in the under 202 class, David took twelfth overall
Lee Priest:
Height 5'4"
Contest weight 203 lbs.
Off season weight 230 lbs.
Images scanned from photos by Per Bernal.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Three for Saturday

Dennis Wolf by Per Bernal

Kevin Levrone by Chris Lund

Shawn Ray by Chris Lund

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Real X Man

The real X Man is, of course, Toney Freeman, here scanned from images by Per Bernal.
I especially like the first image. Just imagine seeing that in the gym.
Toney's 6'2" and competes at 295 lbs.
Here's a video of Toney from 1993 when he was a bit younger and lighter in 1993:

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Stan McQuay

Let's take a break from the really big boys.
Here's Stan McQuay (first pic by Kevin Horton, second pic from an ad).
Born in 1973, Stan is 5'7" (170 cm) tall and his competition weight is around 185 lbs (84 kg).
He lives in Canoga Park, CA and is a personal trainer, fitness model and bodybuilder.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dennis Wolf and the 2008 Mr. Olympia (3)

Yet more images by Per Bernal from the Muscular Development interview with Dennis.

"Bodybuilding is, always has been, and always will be about the personal preferences of whoever is looking at the physiques. Some people like my type of physique: taller, big and with good symmetry. Other people care more about size and don't really care about the shape and proportions so much. " Dennis Wolf

Monday, December 15, 2008

Dennis Wolf and the 2008 Mr. Olympia (2)

Dennis Wolf at the 2008 Mr. Olympia.
I didn't alter the background in these photos by Per Bernal, this is how they were published. It would have been nicer if the article had included some comparisons and they hadn't messed with the background.
From the article mentioned yesterday:
Ron Harris: Last year you were never compared to Jay Cutler, and this time you were, several times. Was it satisfying to finally be allowed to be compared to the two-time Mr. Olympia?
Dennis Wolf: It was a good feeling. I think everybody could see that even as flat as I was, once again Jay was not better than me. The scores didn't reflect that, but I think the pictures from the contest will bear it out pretty good.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dennis Wolf and the 2008 Mr. Olympia

These are some pics by Per Bernal from Muscular Development (January 2009) where Ron Harris interviews Dennis on his fourth place showing at the 2009 Mr. Olympia. Many had expected him to win this year. Dennis says:
"... I can tell you in all honesty and without even exaggerating that if I had stepped onstage two weeks before the show, I probably would have won. My condition was the same, but I was so much fuller at 285 pounds: shredded to the max."
I'll be posting some pics of Dennis from the Mr. Olympia tomorrow.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Nice Pic of Branch Warren

I came across this pic of Branch in the November issue (I think) of Flex magazine. He takes such a good photograph.