The beginner bodybuilding competition Luciapokalen takes place at The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg on December 11-12th, at the same time and place as The Fitness Festival fair. The competition celebrates it’s 30th anniversary this year (1980-2010) and has booked several professional bodybuilders for guest posing, foremost Mr. Olympia himself, Jay Cutler!
Jay Cutler is presented by The Fitness Festival in cooperation with Gymgrossisten.com.
- Sweden’s oldest and biggest beginners competition
- A special atmosphere
- Talented competitors
- New stars are made
- World class guest posers
- Room for 1.500 people in the audience
In December the amateur competitors will traditionally march in and disrobe for Luciapokalen Bodybuilding: The World’s Biggest Beginner Bodybuilding Competition!
Other professional bodybuilders that are coming to The Fitness Festival and Luciapokalen: Dennis “The Menace” James, Dorian Yates, James “Flex” Lewis, and Marcus Chacon.
Last year Ronnie.cz made a cool application where you could compare all Mr. Olympia contestants with each other, pose for pose (based on photos from FLEX Online from the prejudging). This year the application is hosted on www.mr-olympia.eu:
Amidst a whirlwind of speculation, Internet message board gossip, hearsay, conjecture and bodybuilding industry rumors for the last year, 8-Time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman and arguably the greatest bodybuilder of all time has just shocked the world by announcing that he will be officially retiring from Olympia competition after this upcoming Mr. Olympia contest on September 29th.
Ronnie, knee-deep in contest prep and in all-out training camp mode, was just quoted moments ago as saying, “This is it for me at the Olympia, and September 29th will be the last time I step on a Mr. Olympia stage. I want to thank God, my family, my friends, all the great fans who have supported me over the years, Weider and especially BSN. I don’t take anything for granted and appreciate all the support from the bottom of my heart. I’ll see you all at the Olympia!”
Coleman, however, stopped short of saying he was retiring from the sport entirely. “I like a lot of the European stuff, so maybe the European stuff or the Arnold Classic if I can get my nerves up for that,” Coleman said of where he would compete next, if not at the Olympia. “But definitely, I would like to do the European Stuff if they can have it any more over there, because the tour has already been cancelled for this year.”
When pressed by hosts Dan Solomon and Bob Cicherillo on why he would become the first Olympia winner to lose the O, then go on to compete in other competitions, Coleman answered, “The Olympia is no small task, that’s a big task. There’s a lot of pressure going into it, a lot of work you gotta put your body through and stuff. Just the Olympia atmosphere itself is so, so big. And I’ve done that for so many years now. It comes to a point where you have to move on and do some other things.”
In the latest installment of Bodybuilding.coms pre-Olympia video series Bob Cicherillo travels to Las Vegas, Nevada, to meet Jay Cutler for an interview in Jay’s home, and a back workout in “Jay’s” Gold’s Gym in Vegas. Five weeks out from Mr. Olympia, what are Cutler’s thoughts?
Watch Mr. Olympia himself, Jay Cutler, get ready for the 2007 Mr. Olympia rematch. Can he beat Ronnie Coleman and Victor Martinez again this year and successfully defend his crown?
Complete Olympia: The Series Listing with links:
- Introduction: Series Trailer – Date: 6/29/2007
- Episode #1: Marcus Haley – Date: 7/09/2007
- Episode #2: Annie Rivieccio – Date: 7/17/2007
- Episode #3: Silvio Samuel Saviour – Date: 7/20/2007
- Episode #4: Toney Freeman – Date: 7/24/2007
- Episode #5: Darrem Charles – Date: 7/27/2007
- Episode #6: Dayana Cadeau – Date: 7/31/2007
- Episode #7: Melvin Anthony – Date: 8/3/2007
- Episode #8: Quincy Taylor – Date: 8/7/2007
- Episode #9: Ronnie Coleman – Date: 8/14/2007
- Episode #10: Johnnie O. Jackson – Date: 8/17/2007
- Episode #11: Monica Brant-Peckham – Date: 8/21/2007
- Episode #12: Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler – Date: 9/04/2007
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The new September issue of Muscletime Magazine has just been posted online. From the Content:
- News & Gossip! New Pro – Erik Fankhouser; PLUS – Eddie Abbew 4 weeks out!
- 2007 Olympia predictions! heck out our photo preview of the 2007 Mr. Olympia – the Re-Match
- More Europa pics & clip! Check out some new awesome photos and a video from Dallas Europa comparisons
- NEW Europa Snapshots: Check out some more snapshots we took in Texas
- MT Poster & Muscle History: On the poster – Ronnie Coleman; MT history – Achim Albrecht
- MT Digitorial & Reps: News from the MT crew and MT Reps with Sami Al Haddad
- Transformer – new series! Quincy Taylor in 2000 and in 2007 !
- Coming up: A sneak peak into our 2nd September issue…
Click on the image below to go to the home page of the excellent online magazine from Austria:
The 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?
One of Sweden’s IFBB Pro bodybuilders, Martin Kjellström, is getting ready to start his diet. He will be competing in Santa Susanna Pro Grand Prix in Spain on September 23rd. The Grand Prix awards the top-3 placed athletes with qualifications to the Mr. Olympia 2007 competition, and Martin aims to climb onto the podium. First place is arguably Spain’s Francisco ‘Paco’ Bautista’s to loose – he won last year and it is his home turf…
At his last competition, Grand Prix Australia 2007, Martin took 4th place, after Dexter Jackson, Ronny Rockel, and Vince Taylor respectively. On 5th place, after Martin, was Hidetada Yamagishi from Japan, the perhaps fastest rising male IFBB star of 2007.
On Martins official web site (now with a new blog) recent photos of his off season shape has been published, and updates is promised. Fredrik Carlsson, a friend of Martins, is hosting a video of Martins shape eleven weeks out from St Susanna GP:
Frank Zane won Mr. Olympia 1977, -78 and -79. In December 2006 he peaked and shot some new photos. In his monthly newsletter Frank tells us that he’s found it harder and harder to get in really good shape the older he gets. The latest diet and training program he used is outlined in the Winter issue of Franks own Building the Body Quarterly Magazine/Newsletter:
I was able to get in my best shape in over a decade and this Winter issue describes all the details of my workouts, diet, and motivation along with photos of the condition I achieved by the middle of December 2006. You may want to subscribe if you don’t already.
Most of all I proved to myself that age is no barrier to physical improvement and I intend to be in even better shape in 2007. One thing I did learn is that as you get older you have to allow more time to get in shape. I did everything possible to reach peak condition, dieting, training two even three times a day, 1000 reps of abdominal work daily, and eventually 1 and a half hours of aerobics a day.
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|
The German Team-Andro has posted a best-of collection from Ronnie Coleman’s videos shot by Mitsuru Okabe. It’s not the usual collection of max lifts, but still pretty awesome thanks to the cutting and the soundtrack:
In an earlier post I asked “Will this years webcast from Olympia Weekend suck?“. Now Hard Body Entertainment, the company contracted to produce the television pay-per-view, post-event DVD:s, and live webcast, has released more information about the webcast:
The webcast will be able to be viewed at www.hardbodyentertainment.TV:
$24.95 will buy you an entire weekend (14 hours) of Olympia experience via the webcast. Things are certainly looking better…
Ronnie Coleman training with 2300lbs on the leg press at Metroflex Gym (the same gym you see in Ronnies amazing videos). Gymowner Brian Dobson seems to be a little worried that his equipment can’t match Ronnies strength:
In Flex Onlines forum Kris Gethin once again posts unique material from Team Flex. He had some guests over at his house, you know, the regular bunch, former Mr. and Ms. Olympia, Americas newest pro, etc…
“Last night I had the pleasure of entertaining some guests at my residence in celebration of my friends and USA athletes who put their heart and sole into competition to gain pro status.
USA competitors Dave Hughes, Jerome Ferguson and new pro Mike Ergas were very happy to see the carrot cake and fudge brownies whilst Lenda Murray and Dorian Yates caught up on old times over a couple of tequilas.”
Have a look at the pictures of a lean 250 lbs Yates (shoulder surgery has kept him from training for a couple of months, so he lost 5 lbs of muscle…) over at Flex Online’s forum. Dorian also answered questions from fans on the forum and will continue to do so from UK.
“On September 30th 2006 Mr. Olympia, the world’s greatest bodybuilding competition, takes place in America’s capital city of fun, Las Vegas, and you could be there too! Prize draw hosted by TrioNutrition, BSN and FLEX. The prize:
- 2 return flights to Las Vegas from a suitable airport nearest to the winners home address
- 1 twin/double room a the Orleans Hotel and Casino, Las vegas
- 2 tickets to the Mr. Olympia Competition
- 2 invitations to the BSN after show party plus autographed pictures of Ronnie Coleman, Triple H, and Monica Brant.”