I was born July 12th in Brooklyn, NY. At the age of six, I became a ward of the state of New York due to a problematic home environment. For the next ten years, I would be in transitional placement moving from several foster homes to institutional placements. It was within this environment I found weight training as my refuge.
Deep inside of my soul, there resided many talents that few people were aware of most importantly my burning desire to be a visual artist. My two worlds would eventually meet and interconnect as my own body became my subject of study. I became my own living model. I utilized my own physique to gain a greater understanding of space and movement, creating works of art that became increasingly detailed and complex over time.
Another huge workout for Jay Cutler January 15 th 2011 on the come back for this years 2011 Mr Olympia title. Hungry as ever and ready to improve and get better than the year prior . What is amazing is he is able to change his physique and grow and become tighter and better every year.
Evan looks awesome!!! Good luck at the Flex Pro
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A couple little birdies are chirp’n that the first Figure Olympia champ, Davana Medina is returning to the IFBB stage but this time in the bikini division. Davana won the Figure Olympia in 2003, 2004 and 2005. She stepped away from the stage and has since become a proud mother. Stay tuned for more info on Davana’s return to competition and if/when it might be…
Did I tell you about the time I looked Stan McQuay directly in the eye at Gold’s Gym, Venice, and suggested, “Let’s take it outside”?
Yesiree, the same Stan McQuay who earned pro status with a victory in his class at the ’06 Nationals. The dude who added a pro title to his résumé in 2009. The former high school football star, martial arts standout—and gangbanger—who was once escorted out of a college classroom by police officers.
The celebrity trainer who lists rapper Dr. Dre, actor Gerard Butler and mixed martial arts champion Georges St-Pierre among his clients. The fella who wheels around in several luxury rides, including an Audi R8 and a Porsche 911.
Believe what you will, but that’s exactly what I said to Stan the Man on a cool, windy day in early February. I’d wanted to conduct our interview in the conference room on the second floor at the Mecca, but after waiting several minutes for confirmation, we decided he could talk into my tape recorder on the bench in the parking lot.
Deadlifts – 805lbs – 4 sets – 6-12 reps
Barbell rows – 585lbs – 3 sets – 10-12 reps
T-bar rows – 585lbs – 3 sets – 10 – 12 reps
One-arm dumbbell rows – 200lbs – 3 sets 10-12 reps
Barbell curls – 200lbs – 4 sets -12 reps
Seated alternate dumbbell curls – 90lbs – 12 reps
Cambered-bar preacher curls – 150lbs – 12 reps
Standing cable curls – 200lbs
Military presses – 315lbs – 4 sets – 10-12 reps
Seated dumbbell presses – 170lbs – 4 sets – 12 reps
Front dumbbell presses – 60lbs – 4 sets – 12 reps
Hack squat, 5 sets, 10-15 reps
Leg press, 10-20 reps, 4-5 sets
Romanian deadlifts 4-5 sets 8-12 reps
Leg extensions 10-20 reps, 4 sets
Leg curl, 4 sets, 12-20 reps
Standing calf raise, 15-25 reps, 5 sets
Seated calf raise, 3 sets, 15-25 reps
Right after the pre-judging was completed at the 2010 Arnold Classic, Hidetada Yamagishi was not satisfied. “I tried my best but I want to win this show so I [hoped] to be in the first call-out,” he said backstage. The six-year pro made the second call-out and eventually placed eighth in a very deep line-up.
But that all changed six weeks later when Yamagishi stood in the winner’s circle at the second annual Europa Show of Champions in Orlando, Florida. The native of Japan was looking much sharper than he did in Ohio and was rewarded by the judges. Marcus Haley and Evgeny “Eugene” Mishin – two bodybuilders that needed a strong show at this point in their careers – finished second and third, respectively.
Eduardo Correa Da Silva won the 202 class and was followed by Roc Shabazz and Jose Raymond. Erin Stern prevailed in the figure category, with Marcy Porter and Cheryl Brown next. In fitness, a few surprises occurred with Erin Riley and Nicole Duncan not even placing, while Camala Rodriguez was named the winner. Regiane Da Silva was the runner-up while Myriam Capes finished third. Nathalia Melo Moreira won the bikini division and Jamie Baird (second) and Missy Coles (third) right behind her.