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A Swedish Pumping Iron – ‘The Life of the Iron Thug’

Zone Capone together with Vincent Media Production put his film ‘The Life of the Iron Thug’ online at thelifeoftheironthug.com, payment able via Paypal or SMS. Running time: 176 minutes. Most spoken word is in English.

The Life Of The Iron Thug

Also starring: Per Juhl, Peter Forsberg, Homan Meshkat, Fredrik Jäder, Lil’T, Crazy Jojje, Kari Risberg & Mac, Göran & Anna Rosén, Jesper Kvarnhammar, Roddy & Cicci Benjaminson, Palle & Frida.

Trailer for the DVD version of the film:

Zone Capone, a street thug and former rock-star turning businessman & bodybuilding, competing on the national level in Sweden, Europe. Zone started hus website zonecapone.com back in 2001 and instantly went from an underground local oddball to a well known household name within the iron-game!

With tons of attitude and millions & millions of hits zonecapone.com spread it’s tentacles worldwide & has since then become a concept in the modern day bodybuilding world both on the net & beyond.

Despite maby not having the best competitive physique Zone himself has reached star status all over Scandinavia with his kick-ass attitude & his odd outlook on the iron game & life as a whole! Today Zone is constantly in the news both on the net & in the magazines…

More about Zone Capone in his journal on BODY Magazine forum, he also has a thread about the filming of the movie on the same forum.

February 16, 2009 Posted by | Bodybuilding, Fun, Internet, Male Nordic Athletes | | 2 Comments

This weekend in Gothenburg: The Swedish Fitness Festival!

The Swedish Fitness Festival!Scandinavia’s No 1 meeting point for the Scandinavian market!

  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Date: December 8-9

The Fitness Festival was first held in its original form in 1986. The festival has grown to become Scandinavia’s natural meeting point for the fitness and wellbeing trends of today and tomorrow. In 2007 the festival is set to be the best ever. Hopefully both where marketing and the number of visitors are concerned. visitor statistics show an ever rising number of visitors and we reckon on welcoming at least 10.000 high quality visitors this year.

The Fitness Festival represents an opportunity for club owners, personal trainers and active people from all over Scandinavia to meet under one roof. And over the course of the festival there will be activities going on all the time to attract visitors from the growing Scandinavian fitness market.

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The Swedish Fitness Festival!

The Swedish Fitness Festival!

The amateur competitors marching in and disrobing for Luciapokalen Bodybuilding:
The World’s Biggest Beginner Bodybuilding Competition!

December 3, 2007 Posted by | Bodybuilding, Competitions, Female Nordic Athletes, Figure, Fitness, Fitness Trends, Fun, Male Nordic Athletes, Personal Training, Seminar, Strongman | 6 Comments

Wanted ad: Person to apply posing oil on fitness & bodybuilding competitors

Person to smear posing oil on fitness athletesThis job ad was posted to Arbetsförmedlingen, a Swedish employment agency with over 325 local offices, on Monday:

Wanted: Posing oil smearer for the Swedish Championships in Bodybuilding/Fitness (1 Position)

We at eSunLess are looking for a nice, energetic person for helping us at the Swedish Championships in Bodybuilding/Fitness, October 13-14 (Saturday-Sunday).

Your duty will be to take care of all the bodybuilding and fitness competitors need for posing oil, right before they step onto stage.

It is important that you are comfortable taking responsibility. Send a photo of yourself.

Salary: 500 Swedish Kroner per day (about US$75).

Best job ever? Wanted: Person to smear posing oil on athletes
In comments to the Swedish media (who naturally picked up on the story after it began to be e-mailed, blogged about and discussed in forums) the companys owner, Luke Ray, said:

The posing oil is extremely important, the amount has to be just right. Too much and the muscles are obscured, and the competitor can place last instead of winning.

Over 70 people have answered the ad – so far. Mostly female applicants in their twenties…

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Update: Now Sweden’s largest tabloid has a report on it’s web-tv channel. Click on the image below to view how the pro explains to the person not familiar with bodybuilding how and why the posing oil is applied:

Person to apply posing oil on fitness & bodybuilding competitors

September 12, 2007 Posted by | Bodybuilding, Fitness, Fun | 1 Comment

NBC Holds Open Casting Calls For New ‘American Gladiators’

NBC Holds Open Casting Calls For New ‘American Gladiators’Open casting calls for American Gladiators to take place in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Miami and Dallis starting Saturday, September 8 according to an NBC press release from September 6, 2007:

NBC is bringing back the classic competition series “American Gladiators” and will be auditioning both contenders and gladiators for the upcoming season beginning Saturday, Sept. 8 in Los Angeles before moving onto four additional cities around the U.S including New York, Chicago, Miami and Dallas.

The show’s contenders are “weekend warriors” who have excelled and take pride in their level of fitness and want to test their physical ability in the Gladiator Arena. The “gladiators” are a charismatic and eclectic group of warriors who are ready to take down our everyday challengers with hard knocks and explosive attitudes.

As in the traditional “American Gladiators” franchise, the everyday athletes compete against the professionals in physically challenging contests. Classic events such as the joust, The Wall, Hang Tough and the Eliminator will be played in front of an arena filled with thousands of rabid spectators.

Open castings will be held at the following locations:

  • LOS ANGELES, CA Saturday, September 8
    9:00am 5:00pm
    Gold’s Gym
    360 Hampton Drive
    Venice, CA 90291
  • BROOKLYN, NY Saturday, September 15
    10:00am 3:00pm
    PAERDEGAT ATHLETIC CLUB
    Sports Field
    1510 Paerdegat Ave. N
    Brooklyn, NY 11236
  • CHICAGO, IL Sunday, September 16
    9:00am 5:00pm
    Windy City Fieldhouse
    2367 W. Logan Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60647
  • MIAMI, FL Saturday, September 22
    10:00am 3:00pm
    The Ice Palace Film Studios
    STAGE 1
    1400 North Miami Ave
    Miami, Florida 33136
  • DALLAS, TX Saturday, September 22
    10:00am 6:00pm
    ARLINGTON COURTS
    2500 E. Mayfield Rd.
    Arlington, TX 76014

All contestants must come dressed in workout attire and appropriate footwear to be considered. They will be tested on physical ability in areas such as strength, speed, balance and agility. We recommend bringing a workout towel and water with you to the audition. All contestants must be at least 18 years of age and a legal US resident.

  • Please bring a non-returnable photo of yourself along with a completed application to the open call.
  • Open Call Lines will begin forming 2 hours before the start time. Please do not line up prior to that.
  • Time is limited and there is no guarantee that everyone will be seen-so please arrive early.

Viewers unable to attend the casting call but still want to be considered can log onto www.nbc.com/casting, and click “American Gladiators” to apply.

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September 7, 2007 Posted by | American Gladiators, Fun, TV | 4 Comments

Video: Max Weinbergs’ unusual lockerroom behaviour at the gym

Saturday Night Live’s Will Forte visits Late Night with Conan O’Brien to talk about his new film, The Brothers Solomon. But first he tells us about one persons unusual behavior in the men’s locker room at the NBC gym. Band leader Max Weinberg blow dries his nuts!

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September 3, 2007 Posted by | Fun, Humor, TV, Video | Leave a comment

American Gladiators about to return to take names, kick asses

Gladiators Zone has all the info about American Gladiators and the local seriesVariety.com reports that NBC is about to bring back American Gladiators for a new generation of TV viewers. At least six episodes are expected, depending on the popularity:

NBC is getting into the ring with “American Gladiators,” which has been revived by the Peacock for mid season.

The competition skein — which featured players with names like Nitro, Turbo and Laser in its campy, early ’90s syndie incarnation — will be updated for the 21st century with new technology and twists.

Even more focus will be on the contenders, their back stories and their training:

Contestants, both male and female, will also be extremely fit but as an added bonus, will also have the chance to train for the match, displaying their physicality, coordination and cunning to viewers in advance of the competition.

Each challenger will also have a unique story to tell — and a compelling reason why they need to win. These unsung heroes combine brawn and heart in their effort to be worthy competitors, which the audience can cheer for against the villainous gladiators.

Interested in becoming a Contender or a Gladiator? NBC is accepting applications.

American Gladiators became a worldwide phenomenon and besides an international edition locally produced series became successes in Denmark, Finland, Nigeria, South Africa, Sweden and United Kingdom. In Sweden the series ran for five seasons in 2000-2004. The set used was actually the UK set, which was transported to Sweden…

Gladiatorerna - The Swedish version

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August 24, 2007 Posted by | Fun, TV | 4 Comments

Mr. Olympia is the real Jay Cutler

Not Mr. OlympiaThe Pueblo Chieftain Sports Editor Judy Hildner writes in the article And now, will real Jay Cutler please stand up? about the two Jay Cutlers in the news. There’s the one playing as quarterback for Denver Broncos (online profile):

Jay Cutler looks like just another nice, young guy. Pounding the weights hasn’t melted away the little double chin that softens his face and belies his status as the new Denver Broncos’ quarterback savior at the age of 24.

And there’s the Jay Cutler that is Mr. Olympia:

Then there’s the other Jay Cutler, a one-man operation, a 33-year-old professional bodybuilder who was born and raised in Massachusetts.

His job is bodybuilding. In his autobiography on the Web site, Cutler said he played football in high school but loved the competition of bodybuilding the first time he stepped on a stage wearing just a skimpy bathing suit.

Finishing the article, she writes:

The Broncos’ Cutler is a cottage industry connected to every Denver fan in the Rocky Mountain area. The spotlight will be unbearably bright for him at times.

Jay Cutler the bodybuilder has to create his own bright lights.

Things sure were easier when the names Ronnie Coleman or Dorian Yates currently was associated with the Mr. Olympia title…

Which Jay Cutler do you think is the more famous? World wide, which is the biggest celebrity?

Mr. Olympia is the real Jay Cutler

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July 16, 2007 Posted by | Bodybuilding, Fun, Mr. Olympia, Sports | 4 Comments