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May 6 Keiser University - 2600 Military Trail West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Organizer: Serge Saric Phone: 561-460-6000 Website: FloridaSportFestival.com Email: FloridagrandPrix2016@gmail.com Event: IFBB
The 2017 IFBB NPC Florida Grand Prix was held on Saturday and Sunday, May 6 & 7, 2017 at Keiser University in West Palm Beach, FL with amazing set up for competition including full gym backstage, with cable crosses, bench presses, leg curls, dumb bells up to 120 lbs, and many many more great amenities for athletes to make this facility one of the greatest facilities for competitions in the world. Last year, more than 600 athletes competed, drawing a sold out crowd of 10,000 spectators and over 80 Sponsors with free entrance to Expo. In addition to pro bikini, the 2017 IFBB NPC Florida Grand Prix feature contests for NPC bikini, bodybuilding, men's and women's physique, classic physique, figure, powerlifting, max rep competition arm wrestling, soccer, CrossFit. There was free entry to all members, current or former, of the Armed Forces for men's physique class which is dedicated only for current or former Armed Forces. HGH.com, a leader in natural HgH, health, and bodybuilding supplements, congratulates all the participants.
BIKINI 1. ROMINA BASUALDO 2. CATHERINE RADULIC 3. JULIANA HALLORAN 4. ANGIE GARCIA 5. ARIA ADAMY 6. JESSICA RENEE 7. STEPHANIE MAHOE 8. JOANN NORWOOD 9. KERRYNE HENICH 10. ALY VENENO 11. PAIGE MCCOY 12. KARINA SKOWRONSKA 13. COEURLIDA ASHBY 14. STEFANIE ANTORCHA 15. YOLY HAWLEY 16. CHARINA BAKER 16. DEIDRE GARCIA-BONDARI 16. DIANA SALAMON 16. DIANET PEREDA 16. KAMILAH POWELL 16. NATALIA REVAJOVA LENARTOVA 16. SHELLIE EDWARD
MASTERS 1. JULIANA HALLORAN 2. ANGIE GARCIA 3. CATHERINE RADULIC 4. ARIA ADAMY 5. KERRYNE HENICH 6. JOANN NORWOOD 7. COEURLIDA ASHBY 8. SHELLIE EDWARD 9. NATALIA REVAJOVA LENARTOVA 10. CHARINA BAKER 11. DIANET PEREDA 12. DEIDRE GARCIA-BONDARI
Congratulations to all of the competitors who participated in the 2017 IFBB Florida Grand Prix. Official Final Results Scorecard listed at NPC Online To see all results and photos visit NPC Online Contest.
Be sure to visit the HGH.com blog regularly for the results of other upcoming bodybuilding and fitness competitions.
2015 San Jose Championships June 27 Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95110 United States Organizer: Steve O'Brien & George Jackson Phone: 408-384-9039 Website: www.musclesportproductions.com Event: NPC
Congratulations to all participants of the 2015 NPC San Jose Championships held in Santa Clara, California. The championships were hosted by Muscle Sport Productions and included events such as bodybuilding, physique, bikini, and figure. This national qualifier show hosted many great looking competitors from many places. HGH.com, leading manufacturer of natural HGH and bodybuilding supplements, is proud to present the winners from each event.
Men's Bodybuilding Overall Winner 1. Kenyatta Booth Super Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall 1. Mike Rabbiosi 2. Austen Asbury 3. Marcus McCoy
Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall 1. Kenyatta Booth 2. Shem Swerkes 3. Alex Ransone
Light Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall 1. Nigel Sher 2. Joseph Rapisura 3. Danny Seibert 4. Rudy Ramirez 5. Nick Sampayan
Middleweight Bodybuilding Overall 1. Antonio Gonzalez 2. Taylor Mahrer 3. Alceu Vieira 4. Alejandro Padilla 5. William Slater
Lightweight Bodybuilding Overall 1. Chace Bolosan 2. Josiah Qunitana
Novice Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall 1. Mike Rabbiosi 2. Austen Asbury 3. Ryan Taylor 4. Marcus McCoy 5. Steven DiMaggio
Novice Light Heavyweight Bodybuilding Overall 1. Nigel Sher 2. Frankie Fehl 3. Jason Brown 4. Rhameses Aviles
Novice Lightweight Bodybuilding Overall 1. Chace Bolosan 2. Josiah Qunitana 3. Miguel Escamilla 4. Jorge Chavez
True Novice Middleweight Bodybuilding Overall 1. Antonio Gonzalez 2. Mehdi Kabbadj 3. Alceu Vieira 4. Taylor Mahrer 5. Dante Guzman
Bantamweight Bodybuilding Overall 1. John Manoogian
Masters Over 40 Bodybuilding Overall 1. Kenyatta Booth 2. Joseph Rapisura 3. Danny Seibert 4. Mike Rabbiosi 5. Tony Gil
Masters Over 60 Bodybuilding Overall 1. William Heylin 2. Joseph Guerrero 3. John Manoogian 4. Barkley Robinson
Figure Overall Winner 1. Jessie Nguyen
Figure Class A Overall 1. Jessie Nguyen 2. Chloe Barr-Cabanban 3. Brenna Rodriguez 4. Monique Robinson-Reyes 5. Dioni Solorio
Figure Class B Overall 1. Aimee Pourroy Figure Class C Overall 1. Andrea Morris 2. Jessica Murray 3. Kimberly Dunham 4. Danielle Duffy 5. Elizabeth Chavez-Rodriguez Figure Class D Overalll 1. Paula Gonzales 2. Annette Garcia 3. Jennifer Stephens 4. Tracy Falkenthal 5. Stephani Kittling
Figure Masters Over 35 Class A Overalll 1. Milay Melsheimer 2. Gilda Defaii 3. Aimee Pourroy 4. Melody Bragg 5. Lucy Medrano
Figure Masters Over 35 Class B Overalll 1. Jennifer Stephens 2. Jessica Murray 3. Kimberly Dunham 4. Elizabeth Chavez-Rodriguez 5. Nicki Jarvis
Figure Masters Over 45 Class A Overalll 1. Kelly O'Brien 2. Melody Bragg 3. Tina Shimizu 4. Cynthia Lynn Johnson
Figure Masters Over 45 Class B Overalll 1. Tracy Falkenthal 2. Elizabeth Chavez-Rodriguez 3. Stephani Kittling 4. Colette Kuhnsman
Bikini Overall Winnerl 1. Stephanie Johnson
Bikini Class A Overall 1. Izzy Bustos 2. Sinde Torres 3. Sharon Macaraeg-Acheta 4. Natalie Heald 5. Ashley Olin
Bikini Class B Overall 1. Violeta Macedo 2. Alexandra Aviles 3. Delilah Nguyen 4. Jennifer Star Santos 5. Devin Shaver
Bikini Class C Overall 1. Elizabeth Ruvalcaba 2. Leah Whyte 3. Steffani Hieb 4. Soraya LeBrun 5. Susan Ackerman
Bikini Class D Overall 1. Stephanie Johnson 2. Elena Herrera 3. Brittney Lohr 4. Chelsea Smith 5. Nicole Laureano
Bikini Class E Overall 1. Jordan Stovall 2. Cammie Beck 3. Nicole Partin 4. Rebecca Cummins 5. Carol Hoang
Bikini Class F Overall 1. Cecily Lewis 2. Amanda Larsson 3. Kayla Ianquinto 4. Stephanie Lam 5. Lauren Taylor
Bikini Novice Class A Overall 1. Izzy Bustos 2. Sinde Torres 3. Yvette Arriola 4. Victoria Panaligan 5. Christina Keller
Bikini Novice Class B Overall 1. Violeta Macedo 2. Alexandra Aviles 3. Vanessa Hurtado 4. Jennifer Star Santos 5. Melissa Salazar
Bikini Novice Class C Overall 1. Elizabeth Ruvalcaba 2. Gaudi Stazi 3. Aspen Rae 4. Laurel Keiffer 5. Soraya Lebrun
Bikini Novice Class D Overall 1. Brittney Lohr 2. Elena Herrera 3. Kalin Eshelman 4. Brieana Tomasetti 5. Fiona Mackenzie
Bikini Novice Class E Overall 1. Jordan Stovall 2. Cammie Beck 3. Jennifer Bassett 4. Rebecca Cummins 5. Carol Hoang
Bikini Novice Class F Overall 1. Dejna James 2. Kayla Iaquinto 3. Amanda Larsson 4. Stephanie Lam 5. Amanda Maldonado
Bikini Masters Over 35 Class A Overall 1. Sharon Macaraeg-Acheta 2. Susan Ackerman 3. Debra Miller 4. Remonta Khangaldy 5. Jennifer Star Santos
Bikini Masters Over 35 Class B Overall 1. Monica Sanders 2. Karrie Alexander 3. Anne Marie Block
Bikini Masters Over 35 Class C Overall 1. Gwen Sedler 2. Tahmina Anderson 3. Amanda Maldonado
Bikini Masters Over 45 Class A Overall 1. Debra Miller 2. Masako Amano 3. Renee Anaya 4. Blanca Granda-Mendoza 5. Julie Greer
Bikini Masters Over 45 Class B Overall 1. Karrie Alexander 2. Kellene Ruffoni
Mens Physique Masters Overall Winner 1. Ahmad Deguzman
Mens Physique Class A Overall 1. Sambol Him 2. Josiah Qunitana 3. Jason DeLeon 4. Mike Aguon 5. Christopher Gil
Mens Physique Class B Overall 1. Ahmad Deguzman 2. Juliano Quimson 3. Paul Mateoc 4. Marlon James 5. Ernie Escanio Mens Physique Class C Overall 1. Juan Avila 2. Nimal Delgado 3. Omari Sealey 4. Osa Aigbuza 5. Jacquecar Robinson Mens Physique Class D Overall 1. Warren Anderson 2. Jesse Walls 3. Broderick Shemansky 4. Jeremy Dutra 5. William Santillian Jr. Mens Physique Class E Overall 1. Miguel Mendoza 2. Hadi Jrab 3. Charbel Mawad Mens Physique Class F Overall 1. Casey Meister 2. Joseph Vinatieri 3. Hassan Trotter 4. Herbert Hudec 5. Brett Billingsley Mens Physique Novice Class A Overall 1. Sambol Him 2. Josiah Qunitana 3. Jason DeLeon 4. Christopher Gil 5. Mike Aguon Mens Physique Novice Class B Overall 1. Paul Mateoc 2. Mehdi Kabbadj 3. Ernie Escanio 4. Emir Basakinci 5. Christopher Rasec Rivera Mens Physique Novice Class C Overall 1. Juan Avila 2. Dominic Calderon 3. Ricardo Medina 4. Jose Vega 5. Ralph Brooks Mens Physique Novice Class D Overall 1. William Santillian Jr. 2. Alaa Madi 3. Christopher Cedros 4. Kenneth Peoples 5. Trevor Nathan Mens Physique Novice Class F Overall 1. Joseph Vinatieri 2. Tyler Rose 3. Brett Billingsley 4. Ryan Baker Mens Physique Masters Over 35 Class A Overall 1. Ryk Magbanua 2. Antonio Solinas 3. Michael Deguzman 4. Jon Larue 5. Clint Van Dyke Mens Physique Masters Over 35 Class B Overall 1. Andrew Loper 2. Shawn Tousaint 3. Paul Rush 4. Chris Piveronas 5. Dan Wyrick Mens Physique Masters Over 45 Overall 1. Loren Middag 2. Dave Dixon 3. David Luvisi 4. Joe Martin 5. Ferdinand Zumel Womens Bodybuilding Overall 1. Mason Giovanna Womens Physique Class A Overall 1. Erika Kikuchi 2. Tina Mauer Guadarrama 3. Robbye Nelson 4. Danika Erlano 5. Linda Mederos Womens Physique Class B Overall 1. Bridgette Dean 2. Kimberly Packer 3. Patricia Johnson 4. Monique Rubalcaba
Congratulations to all of the competitors who participated in the 2015 NPC San Jose Championships. Official Final Results Scorecard - http://npcmusclesportproductions.com/2015-san-jose-championship-results/. To see all results and photos visit - http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2015/npc_san_jose_championships/
IFBB Greater Gulf States Championships June 19-20 Best Western Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Avenue, Metairie, LA 70002 United States Organizer: Luke Tesvich Phone: 504-439-6224 Website: www.npcggs.com/index.html Event: IFBB
The 2015 IFBB Greater Gulf States Championships took place in Metairie, LA on June 19 & 20. HGH and bodybuilding supplement company, HGH.com is proud to post the winners from each category of the championship. Congratulations to everyone who participated!
Bikini Overall 1. Angela Marquez 2. Sarah Leblanc 3. Brittany Taylor 4. Kate Abate 5. Adrienne Crenshaw
Men's Physique Overall 1. Ryan Hinton 2. Eric Heidelberg 3. Charles Chester 4. Stephen Mass 5. Patrick Fulgham
Women's Physique Overall 1. Danielle Reardon 2. Venus Nguyen 3. Jill Dearmin 4. Caroline Gaume 5. Alisa Lamay
Congratulations to all of the competitors who participated in the 2015 IFBB Greater Gulf States Championships. You can find the Official Final Results Scorecard here - <http://npcnewsonline.com/2015-ifbb-greater-gulf-states-official-score-cards/197198/>. To see all results and photos visit - <http://contests.npcnewsonline.com/contests/2015/ifbb_greater_gulf_states/>.
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By Dan Smith of HGH.com
In recent years, I’ve seen a growing level of interest in how to increase HGH levels naturally, particularly among bodybuilders and athletes. Given the controversy and issues associated with synthetic HGH injections, many people are seeking out natural ways to increase their body’s own production of HGH. This is something that I do myself, and it’s a topic I’ve often discussed with our HGH.com-sponsored athletes – IFBB pros Tricky Jackson, Ben White and Tara Silzer. So I decided to compile our top tips in one blog post, which highlights seven effective ways to naturally boost HGH levels.
Before I get into our recommendations, let’s start with a quick review of the basics. Human growth hormone, also known as HGH, is a type of polypeptide hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. As the name implies, HGH triggers growth and repair of bone, cartilage, tissue and muscle. It also helps to improve body composition by increasing muscle mass and metabolizing fat. The pituitary gland produces its highest quantities of HGH during childhood and puberty to support the body’s growth and development. Once a child has reached full adult height, HGH production decreases substantially. In adulthood, HGH tends to be secreted in smaller bursts at specific times – during sleep, after exercise and in response to bodily stress or trauma.
While the body generally follows its own set patterns for HGH secretion after puberty, there are a number of proven methods for boosting production on an ongoing basis:
1. Seek alternatives to synthetic HGH injections. While injectable growth hormones have been shown to increase HGH levels, there are a number of issues associated with this practice – including the high cost of injections as well as the fact that they are illegal without a prescription. Another lesser-known caveat is that pumping the body with high levels of artificial growth hormones may actually cause the body to decrease production of its own natural HGH. So, in the long run, it’s better to find natural ways to stimulate increased HGH secretion.
2. Get enough sleep. Since the majority of HGH production in adults occurs overnight during slow-wave sleep (or “deep” sleep), it is essential to get sufficient high-quality sleep – ideally, 7 to 8 hours per night. To help elevate HGH levels, try to adhere to a regular sleep routine: go to bed at the same time every evening and wake up at the same time each morning. It’s also important to have uninterrupted sleep, so avoid consuming alcohol or caffeine before bedtime, as they can interfere with normal sleep patterns. Try to minimize light and noise to avoid interruptions to your sleep schedule, and keep your bedroom at a comfortable temperature so that you don’t awake in the middle of the night shivering or sweating.
3. Adhere to a healthy diet. There is an inverse relationship between insulin and HGH – higher levels of insulin suppress HGH production. Therefore, it is critical to consume the right foods at the right time to regulate insulin levels and promote HGH release. Many experts recommend eating multiple small meals over the course of the day, and the majority agree that it is best to limit your intake of highly processed, complex carbohydrates (like white bread and white rice) as well as sugary food and beverages (including soda and sports drinks made with high-fructose corn syrup), as these can trigger a spike in insulin.
Your best bet is to build your diet around high-fiber, protein-rich foods, such as vegetables, fruits, nuts and beans/legumes. Opt for low-glycemic, slow-digesting carbohydrates like oatmeal, pears, apples, sweet potatoes and brown rice. To help minimize insulin secretion, try eating a low-carb, high-protein snack a few hours before bedtime – think nuts like almonds, pistachios and walnuts; pumpkin or sunflower seeds; edamame; hummus; yogurt; or cottage cheese.
4. Engage in high-intensity interval training. While proper sleep and nutrition are both effective ways to support a natural increase in HGH levels, exercise also plays a critical role. Many different types of exercise can help maintain a healthy body and regulate insulin levels, but high-intensity interval training in particular has the potential to naturally boost HGH levels. This occurs in direct response to the stress on your muscles, signaling the pituitary gland to secrete more HGH to repair the tissue. Several studies have examined the effects of this exercise-induced growth hormone response (EIGR) and determined the associated benefits.
5. Consume whey protein before and after exercise. Research has shown that consuming a rapidly absorbed protein, such as whey protein, may help promote optimal muscle building after resistance exercise. Another study found that consuming whey protein half an hour before resistance training can accelerate metabolism not only during exercise, but up to 24 hours after a workout. HGH.com offers several high-quality whey protein mixes designed to enhance muscularity and stimulate HGH production, including CytoSport Vanilla Whey Protein, Elite Chocolate Mint Whey Protein, Elite Butter Toffee Whey Protein, IsoBolic Vanilla Whey Protein and Multi-Pro Chocolate Whey Protein.
6. Practice occasional fasting. A healthy diet is vital to provide the energy you need to complete intense workouts. However, some studies have suggested that intermittent fasting may be an effective way to balance blood-sugar levels and trigger HGH release. If your workout schedule allows for it, you might want to try periodic fasting on any off days in your training.
7. Add natural HGH releasers to your dietary supplements. Unlike injectable HGH, which introduces synthetic chemicals into your system, natural HGH releasers stimulate your body to produce more of its own HGH. Look for HGH supplements that contain proven natural ingredients, such as L-arginine, L-glutamine, L-leucine, L-tyrosine, bovine colostrum and others. You’ll find many of these naturally derived ingredients in Purity Select health and bodybuilding supplements from HGH.com, including HGH 30,000 Pills, HGH 30,000 Spray, Somatropinne HGH, DBol-GH, Ana-GH and HGH Testosterone Plus.
Following these recommendations will help you increase HGH levels naturally and in a healthy way while also enabling you to attain peak physical condition. Are there any other tips and best practices you implement to boost your HGH production? We invite you to join the conversation and post your comments below!
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Capros® is a multi-patented, standardized extract of the Emblica officinalis (Phyllanthus emblica) plant, which is more commonly known as Indian gooseberry or amla. Indian gooseberry extract is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine and is associated with numerous benefits, from supporting cardiovascular health to treating diseases. It is also believed to have anti-aging properties, which is why Capros amla extract is used in health, beauty and skincare supplements such as Skin Perfect Anti-Aging With Collagen and Skin Perfect Hair, Skin and Nails.
The chemical constituents of amla fruit extract include several vitamins (ascorbic acid, thiamin, riboflavin and niacin), tannins (Emblican A and Emblican B), gallic acid, diterpenes, triterpene lupeol, flavonoids and polyphenols. These active constituents appear to contribute to the antioxidant activity, antidiabetic and antitumor properties, and cardioprotective effects of Indian gooseberry extract.
Amla extract is derived from the Emblica officinalis (or Phyllanthus emblica) plant, which is native to India and neighboring areas within Asia. While all parts of the plant may be used in traditional medicine, the Indian gooseberry extract found in dietary supplements is often derived from amla fruit.
The primary uses of Indian gooseberry are related to its antioxidant properties, meaning that it has the ability to protect cells from oxidation damage. This antioxidant effect contributes to other amla benefits, including Capros’ substantiated anti-aging, athletic performance and cardiovascular health claims. By inhibiting the oxidation reaction and preserving healthy cell function, Capros standardized amla extract has the potential to protect against the visible signs of aging, neutralize sweat-induced oxidative effects caused by the release of copper and iron, and maintain normal cardiovascular function.
Studies have also suggested that Indian gooseberry benefits may apply to the treatment of various medical conditions, such as diabetes, jaundice, headaches, inflammation, chronic ulcers and hyperlipidemia.
Supplements containing Indian gooseberry appear to be safe for most adults, and there are currently no known side effects of amla extract. NutraGenesis notes that Capros Indian gooseberry extract is GRAS-affirmed, which means it is “generally recognized as safe” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
No interactions have been reported between amla extract and other medications; however, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center cautions that the strong antioxidant effects of Indian gooseberry extract may interfere with chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Visit WebMD for the latest findings concerning amla extract side effects and interactions. As with any medication or health supplement, it is best to consult your physician before taking supplements containing Capros or Indian gooseberry extract.
A number of studies have been conducted concerning Indian gooseberry extract and its antioxidant effects. In the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers reported that Phyllanthus emblica extracts “have manifested protective effects on organs/tissues from damages induced by chemicals, stresses and aging in animal models” and “have potential in inhibiting the growth of cancer cells and reducing DNA damage induced by chemicals and radiation.”
An article in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine highlighted the anti-aging and skin-enhancing properties of amla extract. These claims have been corroborated by other research, including a study reported in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, which found that amla fruit extract “effectively inhibits UVB-induced photo-aging in human skin fibroblast.” A recent article published in Pharmacognosy Research highlighted the beneficial effects of Indian gooseberry extract in relation to cardiovascular health, while studies cited in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine and Phytotherapy Research demonstrated its effectiveness as an anti-inflammatory agent. For additional amla extract research findings, refer to the PubMed site sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
Consumers seeking anti-aging supplements with beneficial antioxidant effects may wish to consider products featuring Indian gooseberry extract. Capros standardized amla extract is featured in several health, beauty and skincare supplements from HGH.com’s sister company, Skin Perfect:
Skin Perfect Anti-Aging With Collagen – Capros amla fruit extract is featured among the proprietary blend of ingredients in Skin Perfect’s signature anti-aging supplement. Anti-Aging With Collagen harnesses the antioxidant properties of Indian gooseberry to help combat the visible signs of aging and strengthen the body’s resistance to negative stress.
Skin Perfect Hair, Skin and Nails – Featuring 30 active ingredients, this Skin Perfect supplement is formulated to improve the condition and appearance of hair, skin and nails. By leveraging the antioxidant activity of Capros amla extract, these powerful capsules are intended protect against cell and tissue damage caused by the sun’s rays, environmental factors and free radicals.
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