Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Champion of the Day: Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir

CrossFit Games
Fittest on Earth

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Nope - still can't believe it. WHAT an incredible week - Fittest on EARTH.
Best moment of my life. It truly means the world to me.


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After the first few events Australia's Kara Webb held the lead, and thereafter Katrin's compatriot Sara Sigmundsdottir led until late on the final day. As Sigmundsdottir faltered, Katrin stepped up to take the lead going into the last event. She won it, and with it the title of "Fittest on Earth" at her third Games.

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Sigmundsdottir had to be content with 3rd, and with Australia's Tia-Clair Toomey a surprise second, it means the top three women this year are all aged 22. Maybe a changing of the guard? suggests Aiden, our CrossFit oracle. Athletes coming into the sport younger and maybe focusing purely on CrossFit from a young age?

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And why wouldn't they? Along with her trophy, the former gymnast and Olympic weightlifter pocketed a cheque for $275,000, although I doubt very much that was what drove her on as she sprinted towards the finish line in the final event.

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Find out what Katrin does next on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

All the Games you'll ever want are on the Games website and YouTube channel.

Enjoy! And thanks to Aiden, as always, for his expertise.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Champion of the Day: Carla Rossi-Roan

NPC Masters National Bodybuilding Championships
Masters Over 35 Light-Heavyweight Bodybuilding

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Remember this back? This was Carla Rossi (now going by the slightly longer name Carla Rossi-Roan) three years ago as she prepared for the 2012 NPC USAs. She competed as a Middleweight at that show. Given the state of her back, you won't be surprised to learn that she won her class. However, her class win did not guarantee a pro card - out of the four class winners at the show, Tierany Chertein (Light-Heavyweight & Overall) and Denise Dinger (Lightweight) did receive one, but both Carla and Jennifer Kennedy (Heavyweight) missed out.

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A couple of weeks ago at the NPC Masters Nationals, it was a case of history repeating itself for Carla. She won her class, but once again, sadly, not her pro card. So, including the USAs win in 2012 and the Masters win most recently, Carla has now finished either first or second in her last four national level shows.

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Now I don't know how important that pro card is to Carla, but she does keep trying - her appearance in Pittsburgh this month was her first for two years - so it seems a shame that she hasn't got the reward and the chance to compete as a pro yet.

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Still, she doesn't seem to be under any illusions about what to expect from her chosen sport. Bodybuilding doesn’t pay you, she told Gene X Hwang in 2014, you pay bodybuilding – with your time, your money, and your soul. There is no other sport (that I’m aware of) that demands so much and gives so little in return.

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So little to some more than others, it seems, and wouldn't Carla know. Maybe today's little tribute (or lamentation would perhaps be a better word!) can remind her that bodybuilding has given her fans, if nothing else, and I'm pretty sure there are many among you readers who feel the same about her pouting muscular sex appeal as I do.

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I'd like to be able to tell you where you could connect with Carla and show her a bit of love, but I haven't found any personal pages she has, so unfortunately I can't even do that. Best idea so far is that we all just concentrate really hard and send Carla positive vibes through the power of our universal female muscle lovin' consciousness...

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Or perhaps not. But despite all the bad news, I really thought Carla was looking as good at the Masters Nationals as she has done since her peak around the 2012 USAs, and so I really hope this isn't going to be the last time we'll be seeing her on stage.

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Enjoy!

More pictures of Carla at the show here.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Champion of the Day: Cinara Polido

NABBA Worlds
Overall Figure

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We've become rather enamoured by Cinara Polido over the last couple of years here at FMS, particularly by those twitching glutes of hers, so we were very pleased to see her take the NABBA Ms Figure World title on 20th June. She was 3rd at the 2013 NABBA Universe and 2014 NABBA Worlds, and runner-up at last year's Universe, so this is, as far as I know, her first international title - and very well-deserved it is too.

Here's her (brief, but thongtastic) routine from the show in Malta.



And you can explore the FMS archive for more of Cinara, and follow her on Instagram and Facebook - where she's got quite a transformation photo to welcome you with.

Enjoy!

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Champion of the Day: Eleonora Dobrinina

CBBF Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships
Women's Physique Class B

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One way or another we've ended up following Ella's first season as a Physique competitor here at FMS - from her first show in Toronto in May, via wins in two more shows, and now through to her class win at the Canadian Nationals on July 18th.

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She now has four wins out of four as a Physique competitor, and, though she didn't win the overall title at the Nationals, she was awarded her pro card. Looks like I'm making history, she wrote on her Instagram right after the show. I've won all my shows, and the very first time competing at national level became an IFBB pro - which does not happen very often! I am honoured and proud! 2015 is my year!!!

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The next goal/step is the OLYMPIA. I'M UNSTOPPABLE !!

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On the evidence we have so far, it's hard to disagree.

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Follow the unstoppable Ella on Instagram and Facebook.

Champions all week on FMS this week. Enjoy!

Friday, 24 July 2015

Hot and Hard: Truly, Disgustingly Peeled

World-class powerlifter and UKBFF Physique competitor Corinne Ingman is currently preparing for the Scottish Grand Prix at the end of August.

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A week into dieting and shifting out of powerlifting mode...

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Sunday morning post HIIT bum pump pic :) Been trying to improve my sweep and hip development, heavy squats have definitely been the main exercise in my pursuit.

We've seen Corinne on FMS before, when we noted - with delight - her penchant for dropping her trousers and giving those former gymnast and kickboxer legs and glutes a good airing. Thankfully, it's a habit she hasn't lost. And it's gained her all sorts of admirers from all over the world on her Instagram and Facebook pages.

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Off season leggies, still plenty of time to improve. Still want that hamstring drop.

OFF season?!

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Yes, I know I need a tan... but I have 6 weeks and 6 days to get one!

While others might struggle to gain the kind of conditioning necessary to compete and win at national level, Corinne almost seems to have the opposite problem. She was an incredible NINE weeks out when she dropped 'em for the pic below last year.

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My body changed a lot last year, she noted more recently. When striving for max condition I lost thickness and aesthetics. This was the best balance I achieved in hindsight. So am hoping to bring an improved version of this balance for 2015.

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Corinne: Quick trouser drop pic the toilets!

Fan: Those jeans don't look they are capable of coming up again!

Corinne: Size 10 I'll have u know, and fit like a glove!

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Corinne finished 4th the last time there was a Women's Bodybuilding class at the UKBFF British Championships in 2013. Last year she was runner-up at the NABBA Britain finals (Trained Figure, ie. Physique). And she's in a hurry now. After the Scottish Grand Prix, it will be the IFBB Worlds in November. The stepping stones to her ultimate aim. My goal is to attain IFBB professional status this year, she says.

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Pet hate. I get irrationally annoyed by the inappropriate use of phrases such as (but not exclusive to) 'shredded' and 'shredz', especially when someone is describing themselves... Unless of course you are truly, disgustingly peeled.

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True 100% or nothing ends up looking like something that resembles a walnut.

A peeled walnut?

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Enjoy!

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Hot and Hard: MN!!!

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When a Bodybuilder moves down to Physique then generally speaking most of us female muscle heads feel a tad disappointed, but in the case of Miava Nelson - last seen on FMS winning her pro card at last year's NPC Nationals - that ain't necessarily so. She was, after all, a light-heavyweight bodybuilder as an amateur. Physique fits me well because I do not need to add any more size to my frame, she points out.

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Miava made her pro debut in New York in May but finished way down in the placings, but then in Chicago at the beginning of this month she fared considerably better and the judges gave her highly-conditioned and very muscle sexy package 10th place, much to her delight. Top 10? I'll take it. Yeah!!!! she told her Instagram followers.

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And the even better news is that she announced recently that we'll get to drool over Miava's glootacular back double biceps, and her wondrous abs and thigh once more this year in her hometown of Atlantic City at the end of August. Yeah!!!!

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But better than that, and what really makes me go MN! about Miava, is that when she's looking good, she's feeling good. That confidence tho, she wrote about the picture below after Chicago, Sorry not sorry, I look damn good! I'm so sexy it hurts.

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And she's "not cocky" as she puts it, and certainly not wrong about looking head to toe the confident sexy muscular athlete that she is. And what's more you wouldn't believe her age if I told you so I won't. And I really do know. And I can still hardly believe it.

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It may be that Miava's own fat to fit journey has something to do with how she, unlike say Tina Nguyen, is so excitingly candid about feeling so damn muscle sexy "it hurts". I don't know how long ago the before portion of her transformation photo was taken, but I do know it was in on a whole different planet of sexiness.

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[I'm] always somewhere gettin' my sexy on, says Miava. And that's undeniable. But I reckon she's not always "gettin' it on" like she gets it on in top shape, when she feels "so sexy it hurts". MN! I'm really looking forward to the Atlantic City Pro.

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And here's Miava radiating "that confidence" in her Fit Vids preview.



DaMN!

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Enjoy!