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:
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.
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.)
- FLEX Magazine has blogged the Olympia Weekend fbesides their regular updates on FLEXOnline.com.
- Bodybuilding.com has 450 photos from the finals online and a blog.
- The German site BBSszene.de has 333 photos from the finals online.
- GraphicMuscle.com has good coverage from the Olympia Weekend.
- MuscleTime.com promises updates online on Monday.
- Ronnie.cz has made a cool application, where you can compare all Mr. Olympia contestants with each other, pose for pose (based on photos from the prejudging):
Results 2006 Mr Olympia
September 30, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
|Name||Country||Round 1+2||Round 3||Round 4||Total|
|3.||Victor MARTINEZ*||Dominican Republic||34||16||16||66|
|6.||Gustavo BADELL*||Puerto Rico||62||30||29||121|
|14.||Darrem CHARLES||Trinidad & Tobago||148||62||–||210|
|16.||Rodney ST. CLOUD||USA||160||–||–||–|
|* Qualified for Mr. Olympia 2007|