In a recent interview, 10x Ms. Olympia winner Iris Kyle announced that she would be making a comeback! After taking the 2015 season off (which was understandable given that there was no women's bodybuilding at the Arnold or Olympia), Iris said she'd be back with a vengence in 2016!
2016 Arnold Sports Festival
Presents 50 Sports & Events, SportsWorld EXPO
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2016 Arnold Sports Festival and the world-renowned Arnold Classic bodybuilding championships will celebrate its 28th Anniversary in 2016 when the four-day health and fitness celebration presents more than 50 sports and events March 3-6, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.
In 2012, the prize money was $900,000 - Not too shabby, right? In 2013, it went up to a cool $950,000, thanks to increases in the 212 showdown and bikini divisions, in addition to the actual Men's bodybuilding winner getting more. Last year, we saw the biggest cash purse to date, which was 1.1 million dollars, divided up between the 8 categories.
This year, the 51st anniversary of the Sandow, the 2015 Olympia has outdone itself once again, as the total prize money for all divisions is $1.115 million dollars!
Performance nutrition innovator MHP is proud to announce that fitness icon and IFBB Bikini pro Christina Vargas has joined Team MHP. The Las Vegas native is hugely popular on social media and is highly sought after by women around the world for her personal training programs and expertise.
“I am so excited to join forces with MHP,” said Vargas. “I have wanted to work with this company for quite some time now. They have really innovative products and work with many of the top athletes in the world.”
The 2015 NPC USAs, held this past weekend in Las Vegas, NV, was one of the largest to date! There were 800 competitors, and the fields in all of the categories were deep. In one particular category however, there was a favorite going in to the prestigious event. Cody Montgomery was the teen phenom that everyone's been talking about since he burst on to the scene in 2012 as the NPC Teen Nationals winner. He went on to win in the same event in 2013 and 2014 as well, opting not to go for his pro card in 2014 because he didn't feel he was ready for a pro qualifier.
BCABBA Sends 51 Athletes To The Canadian Nationals In Halifax
Carnegie Stadium in Leeds, England proved to be an epic battleground this past weekend, as it played host to the 2015 World's Strongest Deadlift competition. There were two favourites leading up to the competition. The first was Englishman Eddie Hall. If the name is familiar to you, it's probably because he was the previous record holder for the deadlift, after pulling 1018lbs at the Arnold Classic Australia. Arnold himself was there to witness the insane event! Evidently, 1018 wasn't good enough for this beast - He had to break his own record.
A new feature film from the producers of Generation Iron
"Generation Iron Fitness Network is proud to announce a new original feature film – ‘CT Fletcher: My Magnificent Obsession’ hitting select theaters and VOD on September 18th, 2015. Most of you have probably already heard of CT Fletcher – one of the most intense, bad ass, and motivational lifters out there today. And if you haven’t heard of CT Fletcher, now is the perfect time to get blown away by his passion, hard work, and no nonsense intensity.
B.C. Sends 28 Athletes to the CBBF Nationals
This weekend in Edmonton, the British Columbia Amateur Bodybuilding Association (BCABBA) is sending their top bodybuilders to the Canadian National Championships to battle it out on stage with all other provinces. The overall winners will earn IFBB Pro Cards and a chance to compete in the IFBB Pro League. Below are the names of the athletes competing on behalf of B.C. this weekend.