Who Are You at Showtime?

I’m actually on the plane home from LA as I write this and I have this overwhelming feeling of accomplishment. Its not just because I qualified for the O at my first showing this year. Something else happened this time around; I have been doing a lot of mental work and mental preparation for this show and for life in general. I didn’t want to admit this to anyone at the time but a couple weeks out from this show I felt like I didn’t want to do this anymore, I don’t know if it was the starvation talking or if it was really a feeling of fear and nervousness about the outcome.

Regardless, I broke through my roadblock and it only took me a couple days and I was back on top mentally. It was weird, as I got closer to the show instead of becoming more nervous, anxious or stressed out, I actually became more and more calm as the big day approached. My girlfriend, trainer, brothers all noticed this change in me, they all kept saying, “you’re so calm!”

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Liothyronine Sodium

Liothyronine sodium represents a synthetic version of thyroidal hormone that helps in increasing metabolic rate in the cells.
It is known in medicine for treating such diseases as hypothyroidism,  myxedema coma, thyroid insufficiency, obesity, fatigue and others.
Liothyronine sodium is considered to be the most potent form of thyroid hormone. In adults this hormones help to maintain the function of the brain, the use of food by the body, and body temperature. Liothyronine sodium also control protein, fat, and carbohydrate metabolism.
Even it is not anabolic or androgenic steroid Liothyronine sodium is well known by bodybuilders/athletes.

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Letrozole represent type-II Aromatase Inhibitor.
For the beginning it was developed to be used in medicine and till our time it is used for treating women in their postmenstrual period and against breast cancer.
Letrozole is considered to be one of the most powerful aromatase inhibitor. It attaches to the aromatase enzyme and prevents it from converting androgens to estrogen or in other word this drug blocks the estrogen production.
Because of its proprieties Letrozole became well known in bodybuilding. This supplement help to decrease or eliminate excess of estrogen that often exceed the norm after using aromatizing steroids. It was established that Letrozole reduce level of estrogen for about 98%, in some cases even to undetectable level.

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Insulin represents a hormone that control level of glucose and is regulating fat metabolism in the body. In natural form this hormone is secreted from the pancreas.
It is widely used in medicine for treating different forms of diabetes mellitus. This disease appears at time when control of insulin in human body fails.  Insulin is administered by injection under the skin (subcutaneously).
Insulin is considered to be the most anabolic hormone produced by the body. Bodybuilders and athletes consider this drug good choose in case the goal is to gain mass. For some years insulin became very popular in bodybuilding because of its anabolic effects.

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Interview with Evan Centopani Post-FLEX Pro Win

Animal: So Ox, what was the first thought that ran through your mind when you heard your name announced as the 2011 Flex Pro champion?
Evan “Ox” Centopani: “Holy shit, I did it.” Right after that thought, I asked myself, “How do I keep doing this?”

Animal: Because of the Arnold, you have to keep doing this. Did you give yourself a break and have a cheat meal at all? What was the first thing you ate after the show?
Evan : The first thing I ate after the show? Two bowls of fresh fruit. Three of my friends — two guys from my gym and P.J. — came out to support me so after the show, I bought them all dinner. We went to a diner on the main drag. They all hit it up big on my dime. Me, knowing better from mistakes I’ve made in the past, I rehydrated. So the very first thing I had was half a gallon of water and some fruit — watermelon, melon, grapes. You wanna hear something crazy? When I’m dieting, I crave fruit. The next morning, I went over to the Firehouse and I had two steaks smothered in ketchup, a stack of pancakes (with syrup), and a tall glass of orange juice. That’s it. Then I had a photo shoot, and during that shoot, one of the assistants got me some food from In-N-Out Burger — two double-doubles with lettuce, tomatoes, and a side of fries. Oh, with lots and lots of ketchup. I love ketchup.

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Bodybuilding.com To Air Free, Exclusive, Worldwide 2011 Arnold Classic Webcast

Boise, ID – February 21, 2011 – When Dexter Jackson, Branch Warren, and Victor Martinez arrive in Columbus, Ohio, for their annual “spring showdown,” Bodybuilding.com will once again be going along for the ride–and we’re bringing YOU with us! As part of our ongoing commitment to the fans of professional bodybuilding, fitness and figure, Bodybuilding.com … Read moreBodybuilding.com To Air Free, Exclusive, Worldwide 2011 Arnold Classic Webcast

2011 FLEX PRO Finals Report

Evan Centopani wins the inaugural FLEX Pro Bodybuilding Championships

Evan Centopani upset veteran Dexter Jackson to walk away from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium as the first-ever FLEX Pro Bodybuilding Championships winner. Presented by Body Fortress, the FLEX Pro is Centopani’s first contest since 2009, when he won his pro debut at the New York Pro. With added thickness to his torso and legs, Centopani’s grainy condition and superior size could not be denied.

Jackson, slightly off from his signature sliced and diced physique, settled into the second spot. Though improved from this afternoon’s prejudging, it wasn’t enough to overtake the Centopani steam roller.

Fouad Abiad, who sat out last season, came out strong with loads of dense, striated muscle to take the third spot. Abiad had great detail in his back double-biceps and both side-chest and side-triceps shots.

At 275 pounds, you don’t get any bigger than Dennis Wolf. But The Big Bad needed to be a bit drier to show the requisite lines in his hamstrings and lower back.

Ben Pakulski, who had improved balance thanks to added muscle to his upper body, finished in the fifth spot.

Centopani and Abiad qualify for the 2011 Mr. Olympia this September (Jackson qualified via his fourth place finish at the 2010 Olympia).

1st – Winner: Evan Centopani-$15,000

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