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Bodyweight training is oftentimes overlooked and underrated. What's amazing is the body transforming results that bodyweight exercises can help you achieve. It's not like your body can distinguish between a barbell, dumbbell, kettlebell or your own bodyweight. All it really knows is how hard it needs to work to move the resistance. For example, if you're bench pressing, you use your pectorals, deltoids and triceps, but don't really work any other muscle groups, unless you make a conscious effort to do so. By performing bodyweight exercises, like one-arm push-ups, you're not only working your pecs, delts and triceps, but you're also incidentally working your lats, abs, glutes, quads and hamstrings. Another great thing about bodyweight training is that you can workout anytime wherever you are. You don't need any extra equipment and you don't even have to go to the gym.
We found a few videos that show numerous bodyweight exercises, including five of Coach Kozak's favorites, 44 of the best bodyweight exercises from Tee Major Fitness and a 30-minute bodyweight boot camp. Plus, we've added a special Pinterest board filled with bodyweight training tips, exercises and workouts.
As a constant fixture in the health and fitness world for more than 15 years, Coach Kozak shares his innovative scientific method to training and nutrition. From professional athletes to soccer moms and even a Heisman trophy winner, Coach Kozak has brought extraordinary results to thousands of clients.
In this video, Coach Kozak with HASfit provides step-by-step video instruction for a full-body workout using bodyweight exercises alone. Take a glimpse at the training regimen he has in store for you:
When it comes to using bodyweight training to build strength and muscle, there are three fundamental movements: push-ups, pull ups and squats. We've discovered that there are numerous variations of these essentials, as well as a variety of other bodyweight exercises you can incorporate into your workout schedule. Tee Major Fitness presents the 44 Best Bodyweight Exercises Ever:
1. Mountain Climbers2. Dragon Walks3. Jumping Lunges4. Pike Roll out5. Burpees6. Hanging Knee to Elbow7. Frozen V-Sit8. Spiderman Push-up9. Single Leg Burpee10. Hindu Push-ups11. Diamond Push-ups12. Lawnmower Extension13. Archer Push-up14. Fingertip Push-up15. Hanging Leg Raise16. Clapping Push-up17. Single Leg Box Jump18. Chest Tap Push-up19. Archer Pull-up20. Clapping Pull-ups21. Crucifix Push-ups22. Hanging Wipers23. Hanging Leg Raise over Lever24. One-Arm Hanging Leg Lifts25. Pistol Squat26. L Seat27. Muay Thai Push-ups28. Dragon Flags29. Ab Crunch Shredder Dips30. Triple Clap Push-ups31. Lalanne Push-ups32. Muscle Ups33. Standing Ab Wheel Roll outs34. Bodyweight Tricep Extension35. One-Arm Push-ups36. One-Arm, One-Leg Push-ups37. Thigh Slap Push-ups38. Aztec Push-ups39. Superman Push-ups40. Hannibal for King Leg Flutters for Men41. One-Handed Clap Push-ups42. Back Flip Burpees43. 360 Push-ups
If you’re ready to intensify your bodyweight training, then you’ll love this 30-Minute Bodyweight Boot Camp Workout You Can Do Anywhere video. Adam Rosante, a celebrity trainer based out of New York City, leads the way in this half-hour of muscle pumping, sweat dripping full-body workout. He makes a wonderful point with this no excuses workout, “You’re going to use the body you have to create the body you want.”
This video includes a warm up, full workout and cool down, as well as lots of motivation from Adam along the way. Another nice thing about this workout is that if you don’t have enough time, the warm up nicely gets your blood flowing and is better than not working out at all.
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Who better to get bodybuilding tips and tricks from than the IFBB Pros? For this month’s edition of HGH.com’s Tips from IFBB Pros, we’ve gathered a few video clips and added more to the corresponding Pinterest board. We begin with training exercises from Alice Matos, move onto an amazing back and chest workout with Brandon Curry, then round it out with the top three winners of the 2015 IFBB Pro Western Cup.
Get an inside look at some of the exercises IFBB Bikini Pro Alice Matos does. This Brazilian bombshell demonstrates some unique training methods and even has her workout partners help her out.
We found some other interesting tidbits from an interview Alice did for SimplyShredded.com. When asked if she could only pick three exercises what would the would be and why, she chose
Her reasoning is that they're all compound movements, so they use multiple major muscle groups simultaneously. She finds these types of exercises are ideal when building muscle mass.
With only three-and-a-half weeks left until the Arnold Classic, IFBB Pro Brandon Curry hits the Bev Francis Powerhouse Gym. He's been training his heart out while focusing on quality mass gains and improvements. In this video, we take a look at his back and chest workout as he trains both areas at the same time. His workout includes:
In Jon Lindsay's Muscle Contest, the 2015 IFBB Pro Western Cup, these three buff gentlemen placed for the men's physique competition:
After the show, they were interviewed by Tamer El Guindy, VP of Operations for Muscle Contest. When asked how long it took him to prepare for this competition, Patrick Fulgham says he did a 12-week prep. What's next for Joseph Lee? He will be back for the Muscle Grand Prix in April and is working toward going to the men's physique Olympia competition.
Last, but not least, we hear from, first place winner, Frank Ortega who had to make some sacrifices during the holiday and completed a 15 to 16-week prep for this competition. After recently suffering an injury, he just focused on making his pro debut and wants 2015 to be the year he brings his best.
Make sure to check out our dedicated IFBB Pros & Tips Pinterest board for even more motivation and helpful tidbits from the IFBB Pros. Whether you're looking for inspiration, workout tips or nutrition-related pins, this Pinterest board has it all from IFBB pros. Follow us on Pinterest for all sorts of bodybuilding boards. We'll continue to update this board and we frequently create new bodybuilding-related boards as well:
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2015 NPC Gold Coast Muscle Classic held on February 14 Veterans Auditorium,4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230 United StatesOrganizer: Jon LindsayWebsite: www.musclecontest.com
Unlimited Men's Bodybuilding Winners
1. Siavash Fashi - 1st Unlimited Bodybuilding Middleweight (1st Overall) 2. Jai Johnson -1st Unlimited Bodybuilding Heavyweight (2nd Overall) 3. Nate Liebermann -1st Place Unlimited Bodybuilding Lightweight (3rd Overall)
Masters Bikini 35+ Overall Winners
1. Janelle Farnsworth - 1st Masters Bikini 35+ B (1st Overall) 2. Heather Mcallister - 1st Masters Bikini 35+ C (2nd Overall) 3. Jackie Peacock - 1st Masters Bikini 35+ A (3rd Overall)
Novice Bikini Overall Winners
1. Savannah Crayon - 1st Novice Bikini B over 5'4" to 5'6" (1st Overall) 2. Alex Frias - 1st Novice Bikini A up to 5'4" (2nd Overall)3. Joy Snider - 1st Novice Bikini C over 5'6" (3rd Overall)
Open Bikini Overall Winners
1. Alexandria Babbitt - 1st Open Bikini C over 5'2.5" to 5'4 (1st Overall Bikini Winner) - Adrienne Ochoa - 1st Open Bikini A up to 5'1" - Alexis Frias - 1st Open Bikini B over 5'1" to 5'2.5" - Savannah Crayon - 1st Open Bikini D over 5'4" to 5'5.5 - Heather Mcallister - 1st Open Bikini E over 5'5.5" to 5'7" - Alice Carter - 1st Open Bikini F over 5'7"
Woman's Physique Overall Winners
1. Tanya Mah - 1st Womans Physique A (1st Overall Winner)2. Katie Foster - 1st Womans Physique B (2nd Overall Winner)
Novice Men's Physique Overall Winners
1. Roman Miranda - 1st Novice Mens Physique B (1st Overall)2. Jacob Kamine - 1st Novice Mens Physique A (2nd Overall)3. Michael Bruggink - 1st Novice Mens Physique C (3rd Overall
Unlimited Men's Physique Overall Winners
1. Jason Churan - 1st Mens Physique E (1st Overall Winner)2. Ronald Thoompson - 1st Mens Physique F (2nd Overall Winner)3. Gilberto Ramirez - 1st Mens Physique D (3rd Overall Winner)4. Levi Wohl - 1st Mens Physique B (4th Overall Winner)5. Charles Giron - 1st Mens Physique C (5th Overall Winner)6. Jacob Kamine - 1st Mens Physique A (6th Overall Winner)
Unlimited Figure Overall Winners
1. Betzy Baldger - 1st Unlimited Figure B (1st Overall Winner)2. Christine Ajisafe - 1st Unlimited Figure D (2nd Overall Winner)3. Jessica Piraro - 1st Unlimited Figure A (3rd Overall Winner)4. Dakeisha Glenn - 1st Unlimited Figure C (4th Overall Winner)
Congratulations to all of the competitors who participated in the 2015 NPC Gold Coast Muscle Classic. For the complete list of results, visit http://lindsayproductions.com/results.html. Be sure to visit the HGH.com blog regularly for the results of other upcoming bodybuilding and fitness competitions.- See more at: http://www.hgh.com/blogger/.
Congratulations to all of the competitors who participated in the 2015 NPC Legends Classic. For the complete list of results, visit http://lindsayproductions.com/results.html. To view more photos visit http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2015/npc_legends_classic.
Be sure to visit the HGH.com blog regularly for the results of other upcoming bodybuilding and fitness competitions.
NPC Legends ClassicBodybuilding, Figure, Physique, and Bikini ChampionshipsJanuary 31, 2015Las Vegas, Nevada
MEN'S BODYBUILDINGMen's Bodybuilding Heavyweight1. Stephen Young2. Jason Johnson3. Royale Jones4. Corey Lay
Men's Bodybuilding Middleweight1. Pius Agyemang2. Albert Castillo
Men's Bodybuilding Lightweight1. Cesar VazquezMen's Novice Heavyweight1. Francisco Roa2. Brady StevensMen's Novice Lightweight1. Bryon Gomez2. Noah SperlingMen's Masters Over 401. Jimmie Wilson2. Bruce Hamption FIGUREWomen's Figure Class A1. Jessica Piraro2. Jennifer Hennessey3. Meagan Redlinger4. Kimberly Miller5. Cameshia Johnson
Women's Figure Class B1. Tracy Allen2. Chris Price3. Traci Saba4. Niluofar Rafsanjani5. Sara LeeWomen's Figure Class C1. Jeanine Taddeo2. Amy Blue3. Elizabeth Potter4. Carmen Bourseau5. Jamie WhitmoreWomen's Figure Class D1. Christine Ajisafe2. Christina Cardenas3. Alissa Johnson4. Kylie SmithWomen's Masters Figure Over 35 Class A1. Tracy Allen2. Jennifer Hennessey3. Niluofar Rafsanjani4. Tanisha TownsendWomen's Masters Figure Over 35 Class B1. Jeanine Taddeo2. Jamie WhitmoreWomen's Masters Figure Over 451. Tracy Allen2. Chris Price3. Traci Saba4. Sherry Turner BIKINIWomen's Bikini Class A1. Jennifer Caluya2. Luna Beasley3. Maggie Garcia4. Rebeca Orozco5. Jennifer Olarra
Women's Bikini Class B1. Nicole Grant (1st Overall Bikini Winner)2. Jean Ezell3. Janine Curiel4. Robie Ro5. Christina Torres
Congratulations to Nicole Grant, NPC Legends Classic1st Overall Bikini Winner
Women's Bikini Class C1. Anna Daltro2. Samantha Villagomez3. Alexandria Babbitt4. Ellie Sadeghi5. Liubov BratunovaWomen's Bikini Class D1. Ashley Ladd2. Danielle Eells3. DeLani Williams4. Natalie Pao5. Marian KingWomen's Bikini Class E1. Alethea Inns2. Darla Hoffman3. Carissa Capeloto4. Julie Johnson5. Megan GranucciWomen's Bikini Class F1. Angela Palumbo2. Heidi Carlsen3. Traisha Martin4. Taylor Mortensen5. Areania HewingWomen's Bikini Novice Class A1. Alexandria Babbitt2. Ellie Sadeghi3. Liubov Bratunova4. Glenelle Stultz5. Katelyn StrangeWomen's Bikini Novice Class B1. Ashley Ladd2. Darla Hoffman3. Danielle Eells4. Krisztina Negyesi5. Sara ZavalaWomen's Bikini Novice Class C1. Megan Granucci2. Raygan Whallon3. Nina Fox4. Erin Glover5. Maria Campos Durette
Women's Bikini Masters Over 35 Class A1. Ellie Sadeghi2. Maggie Garcia3. Jennifer Olarra4. Janine Curiel5. Angie SadeghiWomen's Bikini Masters Over 35 Class B1. Alethea Inns2. Darla Hoffman3. Natalie Pao4. Krisztina Negyesi5. Dana LyonsWomen's Bikini Masters Over 35 Class C1. Kimberlee Greenough2. Ginger Graham3. Carlie Young4. Elaine Codilla5. Amy RussWomen's Bikini Masters Over 45 Class A1. Sandy Roberts2. Kimberly KingWomen's Bikini Masters Over 45 Class B1. Kimberlee Greenough2. Roya TehranchiMEN'S PHYSIQUEMen's Physique Class A1. Clayton Dollente2. Julius Acoba3. Ian Omalza4. Mitchell Irussi5. Alex VerdugoMen's Physique Class B1. Ryan Baranek2. Ryan Bonzato3. Dusty Anfuso4. Julio Del Rio5. Perry CrooksMen's Physique Class C1. Dedric Moore2. Fabio Toscano3. Chezz Bruce4. Richard Coronado5. Daniel BumagatMen's Physique Class D1. Anthony Kurup2. C.Montrel Miller3. Luis Francisco Toledo4. Jared Goodrich5. Brandon FicklinMen's Physique Class E1. Ari Rosenberg2. Troy ScheiberMen's Physique Class F1. Jasen Johnston2. Larry Crawford3. Daniel MinarskyMen's Physique Novice Class A1. Julius Acoba2. Josue Castro3. Rodolfo Chavez4. Joshua Villar5. Marlon MalicdemMen's Physique Novice Class B1. Ryan Baranek2. Kelly Myers3. Nadim Ibrahim4. Bryant Johnston5. Dylan HarveyMen's Physique Novice Class C1. Luis Francisco Toledo2. Omar Foster3. Richard Craven4. Hayden Smith5. Daniel MinarskyMen's Physique Masters Over 35 Class A1. Preston Allen2. Justin Mcbride3. John VasquezMen's Physique Masters Over 35 Class B1. Fabio Toscano2. Chezz Bruce3. Ramon Goudeau4. Sean Stevenson5. Darren HemmenMen's Physique Masters Over 451. Sean Stevenson2. Darren Hemmen3. Richard DiFilippo4. Norbert Lukowski WOMEN'S PHYSIQUEClass A1. Leslie Gurr2. Minde Geiger3. Sonja Johnson
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Jan - Mar 2015
Muscle Evolution Championships January 24 Santa Clara Convention Center , 2690 Ryan Road Concord Legends Classic - See Results January 31 Riviera Hotel & Casino, South Las Vegas, NV United States Dre Dillard Classic January 31 Ridglea Theater February 2015
Ironman Magazine Naturally Championships February 7 Los Angeles Convention Center , 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA United States Gold Coast Muscle Classic February 14 Veterans Auditorium,4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230 United StatesOrganizer: Jon LindsayPhone: 310-796-9181Website: www.musclecontest.com Event: NPC - See Results Jon Lindsay’s California Night of Champions February 21 Scottish Rite Event Center,San Diego, CA United StatesOrganizer: Jon LindsayPhone: 310-796-9181Website: www.musclecontest.comEvent: NPC - See Results March 2015
Arnold Classic Australia March 13 - 15 Unnamed Venue,Memphis, 38138ORGANIZER: Tony DohertyPHONE: 613-9388-0866Event: IFBB - See Results Muscle Contest.com Championships March 14 Veterans Auditorium,4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230 United StatesOrganizer: Jon LindsayPhone: 310-796-9181Website: www.musclecontest.comEvent: NPC Buffalo Championship March 14Website: www.mrmsbuffalocontest.com Complete Nutrition Championships March 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Cottonwood High SchoolOrganizer: Steve SchmallPhone: 801-687-6409Website: http://www.npcutah.comEvent: NPC Natural Western USA Championship March 20 @ 8:00 am - March 21 @ 5:00 pm Mesa Center for the Arts,Mesa, AZ United StatesOrganizer: Miles NuesslePhone: 602-326-3473Website: www.npcmilesproductions.comEvent: NPC San Diego Championships - See Results March 21 Scottish Rite Event Center,San Diego, CA United StatesOrganizer: Jon LindsayPhone: 310-796-9181Website: www.musclecontest.com Event: NPC Wheelchair National March 21 Organizer: Frank DaltoPhone: 561-627-9638Website: wheelchairbodybuilding.comEvent: NPC Atlantic USA Championship March 21 Organizer: Frank DaltoPhone: 561-627-9638Website: georgiabodybuilding.comEvent: NPC Baltimore Gladiator Classic March 21 France-Merrick Hippodrome Theatre,Baltimore, MD United StatesOrganizer: Richard SiegelmanPhone: 410-241-5841Website: https://kutzpromotions.comEvent: NPC Denver Open Championship March 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Infinity Park Event CenterOrganizer: Jeff TaylorPhone: 303-282-9999Website: www.coloradonpc.comEvent: NPC Southern Indiana Muscle Championships March 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Bosse High School,Evansville, IN United StatesOrganizer: Eric SchmidtPhone: 812-402-9900Website: www.npcindiana.org Natural Outlaw Championships Organizer: Dave Liberman & Todd PemberPhone: 440-942-5634Website: www.daveliberman.comEvent: NPC Upper Midwest Championship March 28 Festival Concert Hall,Fargo, ND United StatesOrganizer: Thomas KemperPhone: 701-367-7597Website: www.npcuppermidwest.comEvent: NPC Natural Ohio Championships March 28 Lakewood Civic Auditorium,Lakewood, OHOrganizer: Dave Liberman & Todd PemberPhone: 440-942-5634Website: www.daveliberman.comEvent: NPCs Phil Heath Classic March 28 Bayou Music Center,Houston, TX United StatesOrganizer: Lee ThompsonPhone: 281-435-8804Website: www.npctexas.orgEvent: NPC
Metropolitan Championship April 4 Organizer: Steve WeinbergerPhone: 516-933-1111Website: www.BevFrancis.comEvent: NPC Jay Cutler Desert Classic - See Results April 4 Palms Hotel & Casino,Las Vegas, NV United StatesOrganizer: Dana Ross, Rami Bruyninga & Jay CutlerPhone: 702-285-1921Website: www.jaycutlerdesertclassic.comEvent: NPC Mid Illinois Championship April 4 Ottawa Township High School, Ottawa, IL United StatesWebsite: http://flexgymonline.com Event: NPC Midwest Championships April 4 St. Charles Convention Center,St. Charles, MO United StatesOrganizer: Ann & Jack TitonePhone: 314-686-3828Website: www.npcmidwest.comEvent: NPC Cincinnati Natural Championship April 4 Harrison High School Performing Arts Center,Harrison, OH United StatesOrganizer: Rick RuetherPhone: 513-825-3604Event: NPC Jon Lindsay Grand Prix April 11Veterans Auditorium,4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230Organizer: Jon LindsayPhone: 310-796-9181Website: www.musclecontest.comEvent: NPC Northern Colorado Championship April 11CO School of Mines/Green Hall Bunker AuditoriumOrganizer: Jeff TaylorPhone: 303-282-9999Website: www.coloradonpc.comEvent: NPC Fox Cities Showdown April 11Alberta Kimball Auditorium,OshKosh, WI United StatesOrganizer: Demetrius AlecosPhone: 920-203-4275Website: www.foxcitiesshowdown.comEvent: NPC Natural Indiana Championship April 11Beech Grove High School,Beech Grove, IN United StatesOrganizer: Jesse Dale Phone: 317-538-9662Website: www.npcindiana.org Vancouver USA Natural Championship April 11Skyview High School,Vancourver, WA, United StatesOrganizer: Wade Lowery Website: npcvancouverusa.com The 2015 2OHN KEMPER CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIPS April 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmWebsite: http://bevfrancis.com/npcnortheast/npc-john-kemper-classic Philadelphia/Tracey Greenwood Classic April 12Gershman Hall,Philadelphia, PA United StatesOrganizer: Todd How/Tracey GreenwoodPhone: 215-680-2894Website: http://www.traceygreenwood.comEvent: NPC Thunderdome Championships April 17 - 18 Mesa Center for the Arts,Mesa, AZ United StateWebsite: http://npcnewsonline.comEvent: NPC Bayou Muscle Championship April 18Recurring Event (See all)Best Western Landmark,Metairie, LA United StatesOrganizer: Luke TesvichPhone: 504-439-6224Website: http://www.bayoumuscle.comEvent: NPC Gopher State Classic Gopher State ClassicApril 18Minneapolis Convention Center,Minneapolis, MN United StatesOrganizer: Christine BongiovanniPhone: 952-945-9090Event: NPC Miami Muscle Beach Championship April 18the Loews Hotel,Miami Beach, FL, United StatesOrganizer: Fit Line ProductionsWebsite: http://npcnewsonline.comEvent: NPC Big Sky April 18Dennison Theatre,Missoula, MT, United StatesOrganizer: Ivan RibicPhone: 509-990-3771Organizer: NPC Edmonton Pro April 18Organizer: Rick KnightWebsite: www.edmontonproshow.com Fresno Classic April 25Fresno Convention Center,Fresno, CA United StatesOrganizer: Steve O’Brien & George JacksonPhone: 408-384-9039Website: www.musclesportproductions.com Event: NPC Better Bodies Championship April 25Irving Convention Center,Irving, TX, United StatesOrganizer: Lee ThompsonPhone: 281-435-8804Website: www.npctexas.orgEvent: NPC Kentucky Derby Festival April 25Kentucky Derby FestivalKentucky International Convention Center,Louisville, KY United StatesOrganizer: L. Brent JonesWebsite: www.KentuckyMuscle.comOrganization: NPC
Pittsburgh Championship May 1 - 2 Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall ,Pittsburgh, PA United StatesOrganizer: Jim ManionPhone: 412-276-5027Website: www.garyudit.comOrganization: NPC Empire Classic Championship May 1 - 2 Northern Quest Resort & Casion,Airway Heights, WA, United StatesOrganizer: Ivan RibicPhone: 509-990-3771Event: NPC EUROPA ORLANDO May 1 - 2Organizer: Betty & Ed Pariso Phone: 817-498-3631 Website: http://www.europaexpo.comEvent: NPC Europa Championship May 1 - 2 Orange County Convention Center,Orlando, FL United StatesOrganizer: Betty & Ed Pariso Phone: 817-498-3631 Website: http://www.europaexpo.comEvent: NPC Spartan Championship May 2 Scottish Rite Event Center,San Diego, CA United StatesOrganizer: Jon LindsayPhone: 310-796-9181Website: www.musclecontest.com Event: NPC Emerald Cup Championship May 8 - 9 Meydenbauer Center,Bellevue, WA United StatesOrganizer: Brad & Elaine CraigPhone: 425-949-7320Website: www.craigproductions.comEvent: NPC Atlantis Championships May 9 Riviera Hotel & Casino,South Las Vegas, NV United StatesOrganizer: Jon LindsayPhone: 310-796-9181Website: www.musclecontest.com Event: NPC Battle of the Bodies May 9 Thoreau Demonstration Academy,Tulsa, OK United StatesOrganizer: Michael EliasPhone: 918-691-2766Website: http://npcoklahoma.comEvent: NPC Atlantis Championship May 9 Riviera Hotel & Casino,South Las Vegas, NV United StatesOrganizer: Jon LindsayPhone: 310-796-9181Website: www.musclecontest.com Event: NPC Contra Costa Championship May 9 Chabot College Performing Arts Center,Hayward, CA United StatesOrganizer: Steve O’Brien & George JacksonPhone: 408-384-9039Website: www.musclesportproductions.comEvent: NPC Optimum Classic Championship May 9 Shreveport Convention Center,Shreveport, LA United StatesOrganizer: Robert BlountPhone: 318-347-2208Website: www.optimumclassic.comEvent: NPC Iron Viking Championship May 9 DECC,Duluth, MN United States Organizer: Sherri IrvingPhone: 218-591-6407Website: http://ironvikingofthenorth.comEvent: NPC Mike Francois Classic May 9 Westerville Central High School,Westerville, OH United StatesOrganizer: Mike FrancoisPhone: 614-806-3834Website: www.mikefrancois.comEvent: NPC NEW YORK PRO May 10 BODYPOWER PRO WHEELCHAIR May 15 - 16 Unnamed Venue, Brimingham, United Kingdom Southern Colorado Natural /Armed Forces Championship May 10Organizer: Jeff TaylorPhone: 303-282-9999Website: www.coloradonpc.comEvent: NPC Naples Classic May 16Seminole Casino Immokalee,Immokalee, FL United States Organizer: Golden Lion ProductionsPhone: 925-548-1882Website: www.npcnaplesbonitaclassic.comEvent: NPC Grand Prix Natural Championship May 16Organizer: Kevin NoblePhone: 815-670-8008Website: www.kevinnoble.comEvent: NPC Pinebelt Showdown Organizer: Amanda MickaPhone: 601-255-7581Website: www.revfit247.comEvent: NPC California State Championship May 23Veterans Auditorium,4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230 United StatesOrganizer: Jon LindsayPhone: 310-796-9181Website: www.musclecontest.comEvent: NPC Dennis James Classic May 23Mesa Center for the Arts,Mesa, AZ United StatesOrganizer: Dennis JamesPhone: 602-363-0149Website: http://npcdennisjamesclassic.comEvent: NPC Milwaukee Muscle Mayhem Championship May 23West Bend High School,West Bent, WI United StatesOrganizer: Kevin & Stacey TomasiniPhone: 262-707-5618Website: www.npcbadgerstate.comEvent: NPC Red Stick Classic May 23Crowne Plaza Hotel,Baton Rouge, LA United StatesOrganizer: John LupoWebsite: http://redstickclassic.com/homeEvent: NPC Cascadian Classic Championship May 23 Mountain View High School, Bend, OR, United States North Coast Championship May 23Kent State University Mac Center,Kent, OH United StatesOrganizer: Dean Caputo & Gregg KrausePhone: 330-697-5678Website: www.northcoastchampionships.comEvent: NPC Rock Solid Championships May 23 West High School, Sioux City, IA United States Progress & Pride Classic May 23 Lehigh Valley Championships May 23Scottish Rite Cathedral,Allentown, PA United StatesOrganizer: Craig JohnsonPhone: 484-239-4117Website: http://www.npceasternpa.comEvent: NPC ARNOLD CLASSIC BRASIL May 29 - 31 Website: http://www.arnoldclassicbrasil.com.br/pt/Website: http://www.arnoldconference.com.br/2015/ Mile High Natural Championships May 30Colorado School of Mines,Golden, CO United StatesOrganizer: Jeff TaylorPhone: 303-282-9999Website: www.coloradonpc.comEvent: NPC Northern California Championships May 30Sheraton Grand Sacramento,Sacramento, CA United StateOrganizer: Ted Williamson, Hany Rambod & John TumanPhone: 209-480-1798Website: http://musclemania.com/northerncaliforniaEvent: NPC Indianapolis Championship May 30Warren Performing Arts,Indianapolis, IN United StatesOrganizer: Tim MobleyPhone: 317-867-4993Website: http://www.npcindianapolis.comEvent: NPC Duel of Champions May 30Century Link Convention Center,Omaha, NE United StatesOrganizer: Ann & Jack TitonePhone: 314-686-3828Website: www.npcmidwest.comEvent: NPC
June- July 2015
Titan Open ChampionshipsJune 6 Rita Tallene Community Arts Building ,Kenosha, WI United States 32nd NPC Southern ClassicJune 6 Thalia Maria Hall,Jackson, MS United States TORONTO PRO SUPERSHOWJune 6 - 7 Unnamed Venue,Toronto, Canada Oklahoma State ChampionshipJune 6 Union High School,Tulsa, OK United States Idaho Muscle ClassicJune 6 Boise State University Velma Morrison Performing Arts Center,Boise, ID United StatesBev Francis Atlantic States ChampionshipJune 6 Unnamed Venue,Pittsburgh, PA United States Julie Palmer’s Ultimate ChampionshipJune 6 Dayton Convention Center,Dayton, OH United States Southern California ChampionshipsJune 13 Scottish Rite Event Center,San Diego, CA United States Nevada State ChampionshipJune 13 Silver Legacy Resort & CasinoEUROPA DALLASJune 19 - 20 Unnamed Venue,Dallas, TX United States Greater Gulf States ChampionshipsJune 19 - 20 Best Western Landmark,Metairie, LA United States Minnesota State ChampionshipJune 20 Zogo Sports ChampionshipJune 20 UCCU,Orem, UT United States San Jose ChampionshipJune 27 Santa Clara Convention Center ,2690 Ryan Road Concord West Coast ClassicJune 27 East Los Angeles College - Ingalls Auditorium,Montery Park, CA United States Northern Indiana Bodybuiling ChampionshipJune 27 Century Center,South Bend, IN United States Brew City ChampionshipsJune 27 West Allis Central High School,West Allis, WI United States July 2015
WINGS OF STRENGTH IFBB CHICAGO PROJuly 2 - 4 Unnamed Venue,Chicago, IL United States Independence Day Battle of ChampionsJuly 4 Irving Convention Center,Irving, TX, United States Patriots ChampionshipJuly 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Riviera Hotel & Casino,South Las Vegas, NV United States Southern States ChampionshipsJuly 10 - 11 War Memorial Auditorium,Fort Lauderdale, FL United States Southern States ChampionshipJuly 10 - 11 War Memorial Auditorium,Fort Lauderdale, FL United States Terminator ChampionshipsJuly 11 Fox Theater,Tucson, AZ United States Louisana State ChampionshipJuly 11 Heyman Performing Arts CenterUltimate Physique/PA ChampionshipsJuly 11 Scottish Rite Cathedral,Allentown, PA United States Arizona Open ChampionshipsJuly 17 - 18 Los Angeles ChampionshipJuly 18 Veterans Auditorium,4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230 United States Mississippi State ChampionshipJuly 18 Madison Central Performing Arts Center,Madison, MS United States VANCOUVER PROJuly 25 Unnamed Venue,Vancouver, BC Canada Sooner Classic ChampionshipJuly 25 University of Central Oklahoma
Aug - Sep 2015
WINGS OF STRENGTH PBW TAMPA PROAugust 6 - 8 Unnamed Venue,Tampa, FL United States Cajun ShowdownAugust 8 Hilton Lafayette,Lafayette, LA United States Golden StateAugust 8 Memorial Auditorium Delaware State/Delmarva ClassicAugust 8 Delaware Theatre Company,Wilmington, DE United States GOLDEN STATE GRAND PRIXAugust 15 Unnamed Venue,Sacramento, CA United States Orange County Muscle ClassicAugust 15 Veterans Auditorium,4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230 United States Pacific USA ChampionshipAugust 15 Scottish Rite Event Center,San Diego, CA United States Golden State ChampionshipAugust 15 Memorial Auditorium Texas State ChampionshipAugust 15 Irving Convention Center,Irving, TX, United States Warrior Fuel ClassicAugust 15 Granger High School,West Valley City, UT United States Total Body ChampionshipAugust 15 Tupelo Performing Arts Center,Tupelo, MS United States WINGS OF STRENGTH HOUSTON PROAugust 20 - 22 Unnamed Venue, Camellia ChampionshipAugust 22 Slidell Municipal CenterShowdown of ChampionsAugust 22 TBA,Oklahoma City, OK, United States Warrior ClassicAugust 28 - 29 Embassy Suites,Loveland, CO United StatesEuropa Games Atlantic City ChampionshipAugust 28 - 29 Atlantic City Convention Center,Atlantic City, NJ United States Southwest Muscle ClassicAugust 29 Riviera Hotel & Casino,South Las Vegas, NV United States EUROPA ATLANTIC CITY MEN’S BODYBUILDINGAugust 29 - 30 Unnamed Venue,Atlantic City, NJ United States Greater Naples ChampionshipAugust 29 Ritz Carlton Golf Resort,Naples, FL, United States September 2015
PITTSBURGH MASTERS PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPSSeptember 3 Unnamed Venue,Pittsburgh, PA United States Fit World ChampionshipSeptember 5 Veterans Auditorium,4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230 United States Fort Wayne Flex ChampionshipSeptember 12 Rhinehart Music Center,Fort Wayne, IN United States MR. OLYMPIASeptember 17 - 20 Unnamed Venue,Las Vegas, NV United States Central California ChampionshipSeptember 19 William Saroyan Theater,Fresno, CA United States ARNOLD CLASSIC EUROPESeptember 25 - 26 Unnamed Venue,Madrid, Spain JTF True Strength Games ChampionshipSeptember 25 Irving Convention Center,Irving, TX, United States Ohio State ChampionshipsSeptember 26 Aladdin Shrine Temple,Columbus, OH United States Northern USA ChampionshipsSeptember 26 Harrisburg Capitol Forum,Harrisburg, PA United States
Oct - Dec 2015
Border States ClassicOctober 3 Scottish Rite Event Center,San Diego, CA United States Washington Ironman ChampionshipOctober 3 Gold Creek Community Church,Bothell, WA United States Big Cat ClassicOctober 3 Scottish Rite Cathedral,Allentown, PA United StatesMN North Star ChampionshipOctober 10 Ames Center,Burnsville, MN United States Natural Northern USA ChampionshipsOctober 10 Lakewood Civic Auditorium,Lakewood, OH United States San Francisco ChampionshipOctober 10 Chabot College Performing Arts Center,Hayward, CA United StatesColorado Natural ChampionshipOctober 10 Colorado Heights University Theater,Denver, CO United States NORDIC PROOctober 10 Unnamed Venue,Lahti, Finland EUROPA PHOENIX PROOctober 10 - 11 Unnamed Venue,Phoenix, AZ United States Northern ClassicOctober 10 Broadway Center for the Arts,Tacoma, WA United States Formulation One Classic ChampionshipOctober 17 Stafford Centre,Stafford, TX United States Tricky Jackson ClassicOctober 17 Thoroughbred Center,Lexington , KY United States Branch Warren ClassicOctober 17 Century Link Convention Center,Omaha, NE United StatesNight of ChampionsOctober 24 Northern Quest Resort & Casion,Airway Heights, WA, United States Monster Mash ChampionshipOctober 24 Harrison High School Performing Arts Center,Harrison, OH United States November 2015
Sacramento ChampionshipNovember 6 - 7 Sheraton Grand Sacramento,Sacramento, CA United States Eastern USA ChampionshipNovember 7 Southern Muscle ContestNovember 7 Crowne Plaza Hotel,Baton Rouge, LA United StatesOklahoma Grand Prix ChampionshipNovember 7 TBA,Oklahoma City, OK, United States Texas Fall Classic ChampionshipNovember 7 Irving Convention Center,Irving, TX, United States Pride of the Midwest Iron ChampionshipsNovember 13 Reuther AuditoriumRocky Mountain ChampionshipNovember 14 Green Center Bunker Auditorium,Golden, CO, United StatesEastern USA ChampionshipNovember 14 Unnamed Venue,Orlando, FL United States West Virginia State/Mid Atlantic Grand PrixNovember 14 Wheeling Island Casino & Racetrack,Wheeling, NV United States December 2015
World Class PhysiqueDecember 5 Scottish Rite Event Center,San Diego, CA United States Tournament of ChampionsDecember 5 Scottish Rite Event Center,San Diego, CA United States
While many regard December as a period of indulgence, year-end also marks the starting point for New Year’s resolutions. It’s a time to take stock of your personal goals, assess your progress and analyze prior pitfalls as you plan for the year ahead. If you’ve fulfilled your 2014 resolutions, how can you take them to the next level in 2015? If you’ve fallen short, what caused you to falter, and how can you achieve success in the coming year?
To help you get your New Year’s fitness resolutions off to promising start, we’ve solicited ideas from the HGH.com team and our sponsored athletes. Following are the top 10 tips from our resident fitness experts and IFBB pros:
1. Set SMART goals. In the business world, “SMART” stands for specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound. But SMART objectives apply equally well to fitness goals. Rather than making vague resolutions like “lose weight,” “bulk up” or “get fit,” take the time to identify and define exactly what you’re hoping to achieve. Then write down those objectives to hold yourself accountable, and set a series of incremental milestones throughout the year.
2. Do a reality check. When making New Year’s resolutions, it’s important to ensure your goals are realistic. People who set unreasonably high expectations for themselves – such as severe caloric restrictions or prolonged, intense daily workouts – may be more likely to give up if they backslide. By lowering the bar a bit at the outset and aiming for progressively higher goals over time, you can position yourself for success. Check out the video below and click here to watch a female personal trainer talking more about weight/endurance goals.
3. Choose your workout wisely. It’s not enough to make “get to the gym” your New Year’s resolution; you need to have a plan of action once you get there. A bodybuilder looking to increase upper body strength will follow a very different exercise program than a runner seeking to improve endurance or an overweight person aiming to reduce belly fat. If you’re a new gym member, request an equipment demonstration so you’ll know which exercises to incorporate into your routine. If you’re a gym regular interested in taking your workout to the next level, schedule a session or two with a personal trainer for professional advice on how to achieve your fitness goals.
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4. Tap into tips from bodybuilding and fitness pros. While personal trainers are a great resource for gym-goers, individuals who prefer a do-it-yourself approach will find a wealth of information just a click away. Many trainers and pro bodybuilders share their expert advice via blogs, YouTube videos, podcasts and other social media channels. Look up athletes whose physique you admire, and see what they share online. For example, IFBB pro Tricky Jackson airs a weekly Pro Muscle Radio broadcast that’s popular among bodybuilders. And be sure to check the HGH.com blog regularly for curated posts featuring videos, tips and advice from some of the country’s top bodybuilders, athletes and trainers. Check out the Tricky Jackson video below.
5. Change the scene. While some people perform best by following a regular routine, others get bored quickly and are more apt to give up their resolutions when they lose interest. If daily visits to the same gym seem like a tedious prospect, try varying your routine. Alternate gym days with home workouts or team sports; or visit a local park with fitness stations in lieu of exercising indoors.
6. Raise your nutrition IQ. Many people equate the word “diet” with counting calories or restricting carb or fat intake; but the reality is that proper diet and nutrition are as much about consuming the right foods, vitamins and minerals as avoiding the wrong ones. Consider making an appointment with a nutritionist or checking out a few books to learn how specific foods and dietary supplements can help you achieve your fitness goals, from building muscle or burning fat to increasing stamina or minimizing recovery time. And explore the HGH.com blog to discover the functions, benefits and evidence behind some of the key ingredients in popular health and bodybuilding supplements.
7. Track your progress. Hopping on the scale each morning or measuring your biceps every evening can create disappointment, as you’ll rarely see immediate results. It’s better to track your progress over time, with a weigh-in or measurement every week or on alternating weeks. Since fitness and bodybuilding goals tend to involve a gradual progression, you’re not likely to notice changes in yourself from day to day. But if you take weekly or semi-weekly photos of yourself, the results will be clearly visible as you work toward your goals.
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8. Find your motivation. Whether it’s a mantra or a mentor, find what (or who) inspires you and keep that front and center as you focus on fitness resolutions. Motivating messages and visual cues can have a powerful impact. Follow Twitter or Facebook pages that post inspirational quotes and practical advice, or create a Pinterest board with aspirational images that propel you to strive harder. To see what inspires us, click over to the HGH.com Pinterest boards.
Tips and Motivation From the Pros.
9. Register for an event. Even if you’re a long way from achieving your fitness goals, committing to a specific event will give you something tangible to work toward. If your objective is to run the Boston Marathon, sign up for a local half marathon a few months out. If you dream of competing in pro bodybuilding championships, register for some regional novice-level contests as you work your way toward a pro card.
10. Never give up! When all is said and done, succeeding at your New Year’s fitness resolutions doesn’t mean having a perfect track record every single day of the entire year. It’s only human to have an occasional lapse or to get sidetracked when work or personal obligations take precedence; the key is to look at these events as momentary hurdles rather than insurmountable obstacles. Remember that success is an ongoing journey, and you’re in it for the long haul!
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By following these 10 tips, you’ll be on your way to successfully achieving your New Year’s fitness resolutions. For information and inspiration to keep you going throughout 2015 (and beyond), visit the HGH.com blog and our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Do you have any advice or success stories of your own to share? We’d love to hear from you! Post your comments below or connect with other bodybuilding and fitness enthusiasts in our online community.
Ready to workout like the IFBB Pros? In this month’s edition of HGH.com’s Tips from IFBB Pros, we’ve got quite the video lineup ready for you and we’ve added more to the dedicated Pinterest board. We start out with an extreme chest workout with Kai Greene, move onto an incredible feature-length video with a full-body workout from Dennis James and round it out with top-notch training with our friend, Ben White.
Workout your chest like the pros. IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Kai Greene pumps iron with IFBB Pro Men's Physique competitors, Jeff Seid and Alon Gabbay. Not only do you get an incredible half-hour chest workout with these pros, but they also share some significant insight along the way. Watch their technique and form as they do these exercises
Prior to entering the Mr. Olympia contest in 2003, IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Dennis James filmed this total body workout. This is the first feature-length, two-hour movie in the Titans bodybuilding series. Go through this vein-popping, muscle-rippling workout with Dennis that includes shoulders, triceps, chest, biceps, legs and back, along with posing.
What makes Ben White one of the world's strongest IFBB Pro Bodybuilders? From eating the right foods to doing different types of muscle-building exercises to taking the right supplements, Ben puts his everything into preparing for competition. In this video, Ben shows us what it takes for an incredible workout. As you’ll see in the video below, Ben insists on using heavy weights even when he has to pause mid-range for pictures to be taken.
We're proud to say that Ben is also one of HGH.com's sponsors. After taking HGH.com supplements, Ben stated, "While taking HGH.com products, I have been consumed with complements on the way my physique has changed in the past few months." Get to know Ben better:
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We’ve added even more tips and tricks from the IFBB Pros on Pinterest. From inspiration to perspiration to nutrition-related pins, this Pinterest board has it all from IFBB pros. Make sure to follow us on Pinterest as we'll continue to update this board and we'll be creating other bodybuilding-related boards just for you as well.
While most of America was recovering from Thanksgiving indulgences over the past weekend, dozens of bodybuilding and fitness pros – and many more amateur bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts – showed off their impressive physiques at the first annual Ferrigno Legacy in Santa Barbara, California.
The 2014 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro event was held on Friday, November 28, and featured four competitions: bodybuilding, men’s physique, women’s physique and bikini. The 2014 NPC Ferrigno Legacy amateur competitions took place on Saturday, November 29, and consisted of more than 40 contests, including bodybuilding, figure, physique and bikini events in multiple classes and levels.
Reporter Tracy Lehr spotlights the inaugural Ferrigno Legacy event and interviews founder Lou Ferrigno for local news stations KEYT, KCOY and KKFX.
In addition to the physique, bikini and bodybuilding competitions, the 2014 Ferrigno Legacy featured a red-carpet event on Friday evening and a “Meet the Legends Q&A” on Saturday afternoon. Both were headlined by founder Lou Ferrigno and included numerous celebrities and bodybuilding legends.
2014 Ferrigno Legacy IFBB Pro Men’s Bodybuilding Champions1. Ronny Rockel, Germany2. Brad Rowe, Los Angeles, CA3. Robert Piotrkowicz, Poland4. Marius Dohne, South Africa5. Omar Deckard, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Ferrigno Legacy IFBB Pro Men’s Physique Champions1. Andre Adams, Kenosha, WI2. John Nguyen, San Jose, CA3. James Hurst, San Jose, CA4. Frank Griffin, Philadelphia, PA5. Damir Delic, Boise, ID
2014 Ferrigno Legacy IFBB Pro Women’s Physique Champions1. Jamie Postill, Alberta, Canada2. Candrea Judd Adams, Jonesboro, GA3. Leona Paula Muttoni, Brazil4. Jane Santos, Harrison, NY5. Marlene Koekemoer, South Africa
2014 Ferrigno Legacy IFBB Pro Bikini Champions1. Sarah LeBlanc, Houma, LA2. Jade Carroll, Destin, FL3. Lindsey Waters, Miami Beach, FL4. Tatiana Koshman, Spring, TX5. Breena Martinez, Concord, CA
See all photos here, taken by Ron Avidan
For the complete list of 2014 IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Pro rankings, visit http://contest.bodybuilding.com/results/28841. The 2014 NPC Ferrigno Legacy amateur rankings have not yet been posted online, but stay tuned and we’ll add a link here when those results are published.
Congratulations to all of the competitors who participated in the 2014 IFBB/NPC Ferrigno Legacy – your dedication and impressive form over the holiday weekend are certainly an inspiration to others!
Glycine – also known as L-glycine, aminoacetic acid or aminoethanoic acid – is the smallest of the 20 amino acids in the human body. It is considered a nonessential or conditionally essential amino acid, which means that it is normally produced by the body in sufficient amounts; however, dietary supplementation may be beneficial in times of illness or stress, or for the treatment of certain diseases. L-glycine is found in some food sources as well as in health and bodybuilding supplements such as HGF-MAX, HGH 30,000 Nanograms pills and spray, and whey protein mixes.
As an amino acid, glycine is involved in protein synthesis. It appears to work in concert with L-glutamine to improve brain function, and it is one of three amino acids – along with proline and hydroxyproline – that make up the triple-helical structure of collagen. Evidence also suggests that L-glycine may stimulate human growth hormone (HGH) production, acting as a natural HGH releaser.
The body manufactures glycine using another amino acid called serine. Dietary sources of l-glycine include protein-rich foods such as meat, fish, dairy and legumes. L-glycine may also be consumed as an ingredient within natural dietary supplements.
Therapeutic uses of L-glycine include the treatment of schizophrenia, stroke and leg ulcers. It also appears to enhance wound healing, and may help protect the liver and kidneys from the harmful effects of certain chemicals. Evidence suggests that L-glycine functions a natural HGH releaser, or HGH secretagogue; as a result, it may have a beneficial effect on athletic performance, such as helping to build muscle and increase endurance.
L-glycine supplements are generally considered safe for adults; no serious side effects have been reported, even at doses as high as 60 grams per day. A small number of people have experienced stomach upset, nausea or vomiting, which ceased as soon as L-glycine supplementation was discontinued.
While L-glycine appears to enhance the beneficial effects of most drugs used to treat schizophrenia, it has been shown to decrease the effectiveness of one particular antipsychotic drug known as clozapine (Clozaril). Patients taking clozapine should avoid L-glycine supplementation.
More detailed safety information on L-glycine side effects and interactions can be found on the NYU Langone Medical Center website. As with any medication or health supplement, it is best to consult your physician before taking dietary supplements containing L-glycine.
In addition to research on the use of glycine to treat medical conditions such as schizophrenia and strokes, a number of studies have explored the impact of L-glycine on HGH secretion. One such study published in Acta Endocrinologica found that intravenous glycine infusions produced a significant increase in serum HGH levels. Another study cited in Nutritional Neuroscience indicated that an oral supplement containing glycine, glutamine and niacin increased HGH secretion in healthy middle-aged and elderly subjects. In Nutrients as Ergogenic Aids for Sports and Exercise, the author conducted a research review and summarized his findings; he noted that a number of studies concur that glycine appears to stimulate HGH release and promote creatine synthesis, which can be beneficial for athletes undergoing progressive weight training.
Several other studies have examined the effects of L-glycine supplementation in relation to athletic performance and recovery. In Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, researchers found that an oral treatment of glycine and L-arginine salt of alpha-ketoisocaproic acid calcium (GAKIC) increased muscle torque and work sustained during intense acute anaerobic dynamic exercise, and enhanced overall muscle performance by delaying muscle fatigue during the early phases of anaerobic dynamic exercise. A recent animal study featured in Connective Tissue Research explored the effects of green tea and glycine on tendinitis, which commonly afflicts athletes, and determined that a green tea and glycine diet has beneficial effects that aid in the recovery process of the tendon after tendinitis.
For additional L-glycine research, refer to the PubMed site sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Athletes, bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts can experience the beneficial effects of L-glycine for themselves with natural HGH releasers and bodybuilding supplements from HGH.com:
HGH Pills and HGH Spray – Whether you prefer HGH pills or an oral spray, Purity Select’s 30,000 Nanogram products promote growth hormone production with a powerful combination of L-group amino acids, including L-glycine. They are designed to support muscle growth, fat-burning, increased energy and other health benefits.
HGF MAX – Scientifically formulated to naturally boost HGH production, these Purity Select capsules contain a proprietary blend of ingredients including L-glycine and other amino acids, which can help build muscle, improve muscle tone, increase stamina and boost metabolism.
Multi-Pro Chocolate Whey Protein – With over 450 milligrams of L-glycine and 24 grams of protein per serving, Multi-Pro is a complete protein supplement that is intended to help users build muscle, reduce body fat and support immune system health.
CytoSport Vanilla Whey Protein – A single serving of low-lactose, low-fat, CytoSport whey protein contains 2 grams of L-glycine and 18 grams of protein. This delicious drink mix is formulated to help athletes increase lean muscle mass and accelerate recovery from intense training.
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Arwert, Lucia I.; Deijen, Jan Berend; and Drent, Madeleine L. “Effects of An Oral Mixture Containing Glycine, Glutamine and Niacin on Memory, GH and IGF-I Secretion in Middle-aged and Elderly Subjects”; Nutritional Neuroscience; October 1, 2003. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14609312>Bucci, Luke R. “Micronutrient Supplementation and Ergogenesis — Amino Acids: Glycine”; Nutrients as Ergogenic Aids for Sports and Exercise; Boca Raton: CRC Press; 1993; chapter 6, section VI, pages 73-74. <http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9780849342233>Dannhardt, Gerd and Kohl, Beate K. “The Glycine Site on the NMDA Receptor: Structure-Activity Relationships and Possible Therapeutic Applications”; Current Medicinal Chemistry; August 1998. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9668194>Kasai, K.; Suzuki, H.; et al. “Glycine Stimulated Growth Hormone Release in Man”; Acta Endocrinologica; March 1980. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7376793>Stevens, Bruce R.; Godfrey, Michael D.; et al. “High-Intensity Dynamic Human Muscle Performance Enhanced by a Metabolic Intervention”; Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise; December 2000. <>Vieira, Cristiano P.; Da Ré Guerra, Flavia.; et al. “Green Tea and Glycine Aid in the Recovery of Tendinitis of the Achilles Tendon of Rats”; Connective Tissue Research; November 21, 2014. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25360832>
Sunny Miami recently hosted hundreds of the nation’s top bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts, who traveled to South Florida to compete in the 2014 NPC National Championships. Held November 21-22, the competition marked the last NPC pro-qualifying event of the season. The 2014 NPC National Bodybuilding, Physique, Figure and Bikini Championships comprised more than 30 contests, with overall winners announced for each of the six major categories.
The following listings feature the top 5 winners and overall winners for each of the 2014 NPC National Championship events:
Men’s Super Heavyweight Bodybuilding Winners:1. Alexis Rivera-Rolon2. Michael Lockett3. Blair Mone4. Russ Allen5. Audrius JegeleviciusMen’s Heavyweight Bodybuilding Winners:1. Dominick Cardone2. Allen Kuhl3. Jermaine Bell4. David Rienzi5. Shawn LindoMen’s Light Heavyweight Bodybuilding Winners:1. Arthur Reed2. Freddie McCray III3. Joseph Hubbard4. Bobby Church5. Cane Bishop
Men’s Middleweight Bodybuilding Winners:1. David Paterik2. Tank Moore3. Robert Zavala4. Fraijan Texidor5. Lloyd Herford IIIMen’s Welterweight Bodybuilding Winners:1. Santiago Aragon2. Denver Smith3. Armando Aman4. Larry Williams Jr.5. Rafael GonzalezMen’s Lightweight Bodybuilding Winners:1. Terrance Ruffin2. Jon Marc Frazssier3. Eric Hernandez4. Kelly Bautista5. Jeramy BuchananMen’s Bantamweight Bodybuilding Winners:1. James Shumpert2. Robert Freeman Jr.3. Jayson Rivera Perez4. Adam George5. Rafael Campuzano
Overall Men’s Bodybuilding Winner:Alexis Rivera-Rolon
Women’s Heavyweight Bodybuilding Winners:1. Susan Marie Smith2. Anne Sheehan3. Wendy Watson4. Melissa Fanning5. Jennifer GutierrezWomen’s Light Heavyweight Bodybuilding Winners:1. Miava Nelson2. Kristina Mele3. Nancy Porter4. Yahaira Agosto Vives5. Kristi McGrael
Women’s Middleweight Bodybuilding Winners:1. Tomefafa Ameka2. Cassie Bates3. Heather Osborne4. Erin Duggan5. Sophia SealsWomen’s Lightweight Bodybuilding Winners:1. Linda Smith2. Vanessa Adams3. Frauke DiazOverall Women’s Bodybuilding Winner:Susan Marie Smith
Men’s Physique Class A Winners:1. Jeremy Potvin2. Yi Peng3. Joshua Howard4. Shaun Gaiser5. Tony DuongMen’s Physique Class B Winners:1. Andre Ferguson2. Isaac Miranda3. Marco Rodriguez4. Jorge Bianchi5. Juliano QuimsonMen’s Physique Class C Winners:1. Chase Savoie2. Sly Hardy3. Jeph Gabriel4. Jarad Thompson5. Michael Parker
Men’s Physique Class D Winners:1. Logan Franklin2. Kenneth Jones3. David Bess4. Cameron James5. Rashaud WatsonMen’s Physique Class E Winners:1. Aarin Moore2. Justin Hassan3. Evan Shy4. Rahkil Edwards5. Sheriff TaiwoMen’s Physique Class F Winners:1. Darnell Ferguson2. Joseph Gass3. Javon Walker4. Khalfani Quartey5. Bronson Colbert
Overall Men’s Physique Winner:Logan Franklin
Women’s Physique Class A Winners:1. Dianne Brown2. Stacey Norris3. Kimberly Anthony4. Laveka Smith5. Tonya GriffinWomen’s Physique Class B Winners:1. Jaquita Person-Taylor2. Karen Yoakum3. Katie Chin4. Jodi Lyons5. Lori CoppolaWomen’s Physique Class C Winners:1. Marcie Simmons2. Valerie Giovanoli3. Sydni Wisniewski4. Jennifer Underwood-Kallas5. Alicia King
Women’s Physique Class D Winners:1. Erin Knecht2. April Cosimano3. Stephanie Sumiel4. Zandra Starr Thomas5. Jacqueline GarciaOverall Women’s Physique Winner:Marcie Simmons
Figure Class A Winners:1. Nadia Wyatt2. Rachelle Carter3. Christine Camacho4. Barbie Titus5. Rosa AlanisFigure Class B Winners:1. Samantha Smitchko2. Marlissa Jordan3. Amy Phillips4. Thona Gonzalez5. Carie Bradshaw-MaloneFigure Class C Winners:1. Tina Nguyen2. Patricia Babineaux3. Marianne Tomita4. Tiffany Garrett5. Kendyl SeawrightFigure Class D Winners:1. Kassie Kemmis2. Kelly Dominick3. Kialeen Hay4. Kristy Cisneroz5. Leah FryeFigure Class E Winners:1. Jessica Ann Vetter2. Shanique Grant3. Kaylee Rae Flanagan4. Holly Nelson5. Andrea PollardFigure Class F Winners:1. Paulina Mora2. Sarah Sweeney3. Allison Cote4. Bryana Turner5. Jaslyn AntoniniOverall Fitness Winner:Samantha Smitchko
Bikini Class A Winners:1. Brynn Gonzales2. Andreanna Calhoun3. Karene Gonzalez4. Heather Jimeniz5. Katherine AlcantaraBikini Class B Winners:1. Chrisstina Ortiz2. Kate Abate3. Arianna Gonzales4. Erin DeBlois5. Karie KelloggBikini Class C Winners:1. Jennifer Ronzitti2. Kristina Olson3. Angie Majeed4. Kris Michelle5. Michelle Sroda
Bikini Class D Winners:1. Jaclyn Strell2. Chassidy Smothers3. Amber Callahan4. Tana Walker5. Tifanny UrreaBikini Class E Winners:1. Laurin Conlin2. Angela Okon3. Vanessa Porter4. Trina Simone5. Jaclyn PolimeniBikini Class F Winners:1. Lea Beaumont2. Brianna Krause3. Lisa Smiling4. Meredith Freeman5. Cassandra MarshallOverall Bikini Winner:Laurin Conlin
Kudos to all of the competitors who participated in the 2014 NPC National Championships. All of us at HGH.com send our hearty congratulations to the winners – your hard work certainly paid off! For the complete list of 2014 NPC National Bodybuilding, Physique, Figure and Bikini contest rankings, visit http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2014/npc_national_championships/.
Stay tuned to HGH.com for announcements regarding the results of other upcoming bodybuilding and fitness competitions.