Conversations about the competition with Rich Lurow and Carrie Walend, plus some views of heavy weight women's posing.
In this podcast (Quicktime ipod compatible, 52MB; Google streaming flash video) Jim and I continue footage from the Northern Kentucky Bodybuilding Competition. We begin with video in front of the Ohio River. I am checking out the show this year and may decide to compete here in 2008. While attending the prejudging I was able to interview some competitors and get their thoughts on the show. There is also video of the women's heavyweight division. This would be the weight class that I would be competing in so I was quite interested in this division.
The first interview is with Rich Lurow. He is from Columbus, Ohio and competed in the Men's Open Welterweight Division. At the time of this interview Rich was still waiting to get on stage for the prejudging. He was kind enough to share his thoughts about the show and give a bit of background on himself. He had competed in two shows approximately a year and a half ago. After those shows he felt that he wanted to put on more muscle so he could move up a weight class. During his time off he was able to make gains in the gym and decided that he would compete in the Northern this year.
The next interview is with Carrie Walend. Carrie has competed many times but never in the Northern Kentucky show. Carrie and I actually competed against one another in the Flint Mid Michingan in 2006. She won her weight class and the overall title (beating me in the posedown!) at that show. Carrie states that she changed a couple of things preparing for this show. First of all she made an adjustment to her diet. She changed her last meal from chicken to beef and really felt that this helped her come in leaner for the show. She also kept her training heavy through her entire prep phase. Although she was tired from the heavy training she believes this also contributed to her being leaner for this show.
This video concludes with commentary from both Jim and I about the prejudging and if he thinks I would do well here next year. We both thought the judging was quite thorough. Evidenced by the fact that the women were asked to perform a most muscular pose. This is usually a pose only the men are asked to perform. We also noted that the judges were asking for side triceps and side chest from both sides rather than having the competitors chose their best side. Jim's final thought was that I could compete with the women that were at this show. Something to think about!!
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