Going into the IFBB Pro ranks I knew exactly what I would be up against. Although I’ve competed in (and won) non drug-tested shows for 16 of the 29 years that I’ve been a competitive bodybuilder, up until the time I stepped up to the IFBB Pro division I usually wasn’t competing against the very best bodybuilders in the world. In the 202 and under weight class I’m giving up 20-30 lbs to many of the competitors…most of whom are shorter than me, and are among the very best bodybuilders in the world (otherwise they wouldn’t be IFBB Pros). When I heard the news that the IFBB was changing the weight class to 212 lbs and under, I realized that my chances to be competitive would be further diminished. Fortunately, starting in 2012 the IFBB is adding Pro Men’s Physique to the contest schedule.
So, I am officially announcing that in 2012 I will be competing as an IFBB Pro in the Men’s Physique Division. My move to Men’s Physique has been approved by the IFBB Pro League office.
I feel that on the Pro stage my body is much better suited to the look that is winning in Men’s Physique. Although I love bodybuilding and I love doing posing routines, I also like to have a chance to win….or at least be competitive. I believe that I will be very competitive in the Pro Men’s Physique Division! This is the look I plan to bring to the stage in 2012:
In other news, we have a great turnout for the NPC Texas State Natural Championships which will be held this Saturday. We have nearly 150 athletes registered and we’re looking forward to a fantastic show. Contest details can be found at www.TexasStateNaturals.com Entries will be accepted up through the weigh-in on Friday evening. We have online ticket sales and online registration on our website.
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