Gary Strydom will not be competing again (this year)
IFBB Pro bodybuilding legend Gary Strydom met with Kris Gethin two days ago, and informed him that he will not be competing again this year (Gary made his comeback after a ten year hiatus at Colorado Pro Championships 2006, where he took 7th place on May 13):
“I have decided that due to work commitments I will take the rest of the year off and come back early next year hopefully gaining an invite to the Arnold Classic. […] I want to utilize the amount of publicity that I have had recently to launch my supplement line and promote my new DVD, Ageless.”
The news was released on FLEXOnline.com’s messageboard, a resource I recommend. There you can meet and interact with the makers of the best bodybuilding magazine; FLEX. Gary Phillips, Shawn Perine, Gregg Merrit, Peter McGough, Mike Berg and others in the FLEX family has the inside scoop…
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