Career Updates, Special Appearances, Andrew Oye's PGA Pro Athletes Roundup, NFL Pro Athletes Roundup, IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup
Recently Reported: PGA, NFL, and IFBB Pro League athletes had career
updates or made recent guest appearances at various sports,
bodybuilding, physique and fitness events. The latest "Andrew Oye's
Pro-Muscle Report" Pro Athletes Roundup includes athletic stars who
swing iron clubs and lift and iron weights.
The "So What?":
Over the weekend, 2-time Olympia 212 Showdown Champion and winner of the
Arnold Sports Festival's first 212 Division IFBB Pro Arnold
Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships, IFBB Pro Flex Lewis
was the featured guest-poser at the NPC/IFBB Greater Gulf States
Bodybuilding Championships in New Orleans, Louisiana. The NPC Atlantic
States Bodybuilding Championships in New York featured 4-time Mr.
Olympia IFBB Pro Jay Cutler. IFBB Pro Brian Yersky was the guest
performer at the NPC Minnesota State Bodybuilding Championships in
Minneapolis. IFBB Pro Michal Mensik and IFBB Pro Joe DeRousie appeared
at the NPC Gladiator Classic in Lynnwood, Washington.
last leg of the IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series contest season
ensues, athletes (whether Vegas-bound or not) are posting more training
videos. Recent clips include IFBB Pro Derik Farnsworth in San Diego,
IFBB Pro Justin Compton in Chicago, and -- prepping for 3-time Mr.
Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend in their
separate corners of Texas -- 2-time Arnold Classic Champion IFBB Pro
Branch Warren and 2014 Arnold Classic Brasil winner IFBB Pro Steve
It's also the time of year that pro-promoted shows
proliferate. IFBB Pro Bill Wilmore hosted and posed at the first NPC
Bill Wilmore Ultimate Classic Championships in Hollywood, Florida;
meanwhile, 8-time Ms. Fitness Olympia IFBB Pro Adela Garcia Classic
hosted the NPC Adela Garcia Classic in Texas, where retired IFBB Pro
Shawn Ray emceed and the guest-poser was Mike O'Hearn (formerly Titan of
TV's "American Gladiators"). Lewis will soon stage the NPC Flex Lewis
Classic in Tennessee, while Warren has the upcoming NPC Branch Warren
Classic. TV's "Incredible Hulk," 2-time Mr. Universe and retired IFBB Pro Lou Ferrigno launches the Ferrigno Legacy Championships later this year.
Andrew Oye's Verdict:
Regular readers know I dig sports mash-ups. In pro-sports demo-merging
news, putters on the green are sharing space with pumpers in the gym.
Fit superstar PGA Pro Golfer Tiger Woods just signed a multi-year
endorsement deal with the sports nutrition company that manufactures
retired bodybuilding legend and 7-time Mr. Olympia Arnold
Schwarzenegger's line of products. The Professional Golfers' Association
athlete -- who will soon return to the golf course following recovery
from surgery for a pinched nerve in his back -- joins a roster that
includes the UFC Ultimate Fighting Championship League of MMA fighters,
as well as physique-conscious NFL Pro Football Quarterback Colin
Kaepernick, Wide Receiver Eric Decker, and Safety LaRon Landry.
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