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Reason for absence of blog posts

I’ve written few blog posts the last month(s), there’s many projects going on at the same time now. I’ve been working on another blog (in Swedish) called Kost & Kropp, which last week went public at www.kostkropp.se. The designer of the blog is none other than Andreas Viklund, famous for his website and wordpress templates. Thanks for a job well done, Andreas!

On kostkropp.se I’ll share the posts with another blogger, Micke,  a personal trainer, group training instructor and freelance writer. The blog will feature posts about health, fitness, motivation, exercise and current events. Exciting! Have a look at the blog here:

Kost & Kropp

October 25, 2006 Posted by | Blogroll | Leave a comment

Phil Pfister, World’s Strongest Man, appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman

This Thursday, firefighter and 2006 World’s Strongest Man, Phil Pfister, 35, appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman. Phil got to show his strength by flipping a car in front of Letterman’s studio. Phil is the first American to win this competition since Bill Kazmaier in 1982, ending a 24 year drought:

“Bill Kazmaier, a Wisconsin native who now lives in Alabama, was the last American to own the title, winning from 1980 to 1982. Kazmaier watched Pfister’s performance and called Saturday “one of the greatest days of my life, without a doubt.”

“I’ve watched him 10 years now develop and gain strength, both in body, mind and spirit,” Kazmaier said Tuesday. “It couldn’t have happened to a better man.”

In an interview prior to the Late Show event with Charleston Daily Mail Pfister was unsure if he was to be interviewed inside the studio (he wasn’t) by Letterman:

“In one sense it’s very exciting, but in another it’s potentially disappointing that I may or may not sit in the studio,” he said. “I’d prefer to sit down and have a reasonable conversation with whoever’s show I am on. I’d rather be a person than a spectacle.”

Pfister plans on competing at the Arnold Classic Strongman during Arnold Sports Festival, during Arnold Fitness Weekend in February in Columbus, Ohio. Next year he also hopes to defend his World’s Strongest Man title. The 6-foot-6, 325-pound Charleston firefighter was back at work three days after winning the 10-day competition in Sanya, China…

The contest will be broadcast on ESPN2 on Dec. 23, in a six-hour marathon from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. American Strongman Corporation has more recent updates about Phil Pfister.

Phil Pfister, World’s Strongest Man, flips car on The Late Show With David Letterman

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October 6, 2006 Posted by | Arnold Sports Festival, Strongman, TV | 38 Comments

Jay Cutler is Mr Olympia 2006 – Ronnie Coleman is defeated

Jay Cutler quote after the historic victory:

– They said the champ can’t be taken out. Well you know what? The new champ’s in town. And the Sandow is staying in Las Vegas. And I get to keep my hair. (Jay had promised to shave of his hair if he didn’t win.)

Compare all the Mr. Olympia contestants with each other!

Results 2006 Mr Olympia
September 30, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

  Name Country Round 1+2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
1. Jay CUTLER* USA 12 5 5 22
2. Ronnie COLEMAN* USA 18 10 10 38
3. Victor MARTINEZ* Dominican Republic 34 16 16 66
4. Dexter JACKSON* USA 36 20 19 75
5. Melvin ANTHONY* USA 50 25 26 101
6. Gustavo BADELL* Puerto Rico 62 30 29 121
7. Toney FREEMAN USA 68 35 103
8. Markus RÜHL Germany 84 41 125
9. Dennis JAMES USA 96 47 143
10. Günter SCHLIERKAMP Germany 102 54 156
11. Vince TAYLOR USA 120 50 170
12. Branch WARREN USA 114 61 175
13. Johnnie JACKSON USA 130 67 197
14. Darrem CHARLES Trinidad & Tobago 148 62 210
15. Troy ALVES USA 142 75 217
16. Paco BAUTISTA Spain 160
16. Dennis WOLF Germany 160
16. Rodney ST. CLOUD USA 160
16. Ronny ROCKEL Germany 160
16. Mustafa MOHAMMAD Austria 160
16. David HENRY USA 160
16. Bill WILMORE USA 160
* Qualified for Mr. Olympia 2007
             

October 1, 2006 Posted by | Bodybuilding, Competitions, Contest Results, IFBB, Mr. Olympia, Olympia Weekend | 95 Comments