Belts and bandages, as a remedy for injury in bodybuilding

Today you can buy a huge number of devices that reduce the injury and increase efficiency of training. Among them – the various types of belts, straps, cuffs, bandages, knee wrap, special types of sportswear.

10 – 15 cm Weight Lifting leather belt can support the bodybuilders’ spine when lifting big weights. Belt helps maintain spine and raise the pressure inside the abdominal cavity itself, which does not depend on how strong bodybuilders abdominal muscles are. So when belt or bandage are used to strengthen the abdominal cavity, bodybuilder gets a sort of “puffed up ball” that takes over approximately 50% of the load on the spine and relieves back muscles in the same percentage.

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The Arnold Classic 2012 Results – and again Branch Warren champ!

The second biggest bodybuilding competition in the world after the Olympia contest – Arnold Classic 2012 held this weekend in Columbus, OH. For the second year consecutively Branch Warren took main prize, a check in amount of $130,000 that was presented by Gerard Dente of MHP, a trophy presented by Tim Bentley of GNC, and a Tony Nowak Original jacket and congratulations from Arnold Schwarzenegger. Branch was also awarded as the Most Muscular Man Trophy and takes the $10,000 check for the Most Entertaining Posing.

As many judge noticed his size was fantastic that is why just few competitors can compete with him. These are Dennis Wolf – he placed second receiving $75,000 check presented by Rich Gaspari of Gaspari Nutrition and an Arnold Classic medallion presented by Jay Jacobson of Optimum Nutrition and Evan Centopani – he was third awarded  with $50,000 presented by Eric Schwartz of Animal Universal Nutrition and a medallion by Dean Donlon of Bodybuilding.com.

The next three places were taken respectively: Ben Pakulski (Canada) – $30,000, Dexter Jackson (USA) – $15,000, Lionel Beyeke (France) – $10,000.

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Jay Cutler has bicep surgery

A multiple Mr. Olympia – Jay Cutler – just had biceps surgery.  Few weeks before the 2011 Olympia he tore his upper biceps. This thing caused Jay Cutler during this contest some issue. As is said on his Facebook page he is feeling good: “Back home from surgery, everything went great first thing on the … Read moreJay Cutler has bicep surgery

Arnold and Stallone in hospital!

It promised to be hot! Two super stars of American action movies “The Expendables 2” get in hospital. Schwarzenegger posted on his site picture showing him and Sylvester Stallone in a hospital. Arnold declared he was surprised meeting his partner in the hospital. Both of them came to recovery from shoulder injury. Famous 64 years … Read moreArnold and Stallone in hospital!

2012 IFBB Australian Pro Mens, Figure & Amateur GP

17TH – 18TH MARCH 2012 MELBOURNE CONVENTION CENTRE. (BAYS 15, 16, 17 & 18) Daily entry $22.50, 2nd day half price, family & concession available. Tickets available now: www.foxtix.com.au Day one includes, Amateur bodybuilding & IFBB Pro Figure Day two includes, Pro guest posing, strongman challenge. Both days include meet and great with world class … Read more2012 IFBB Australian Pro Mens, Figure & Amateur GP

2012 Flex Pro Bodybuilding and Fitness Contest

The greatest event for those in love in bodybuilding will start 2012. The first IFBB pro bodybuilding & fitness championship will be held in Santa Monica on February 18th. It promised to be one of the highlights of the 2012 IFBB Pro League season! Competitor lists have just come out and some of the favorites … Read more2012 Flex Pro Bodybuilding and Fitness Contest