The Item: Career Updates, Special Appearances, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup

The Scoop:
Recently Reported: IFBB Pro League athletes had career updates or made recent guest appearances at various bodybuilding, physique and fitness events. The "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report" latest roundup includes a string of 2013 Olympia contenders.

The "So What?":
Over the weekend, following a somewhat disappointing showing at the 2013 Olympia Weekend (won by now 3-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath) , where he took 6th place, 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Jay Cutler was the featured guest-poser at the NPC Mid-Atlantic Classic Bodybuilding Championships in Charlotte, NC. The 12th place finisher at the Olympia contest, IFBB Pro Cedric McMillan performed guest-posing duties at an event in Budapest, Hungary.

Continuing down the 2013 Olympia lineup, the 13th place finisher, IFBB Pro Evan Centopani (the 2013 Tampa Pro Champ) guest-posed at the NPC All Star Championships in Overland Park, Kansas. IFBB Pro Guy Cisternino (who placed 7th at the 212 Olympia Showdown, won by IFBB Pro Flex Lewis) guest-posed at the NPC Gold's Classic Championships in New Jersey.

Andrew Oye's Verdict:  Canadian IFBB Pro Fouad Abiad announced he will work with contest-prep coach IFBB Pro Dennis James, whose roster has included IFBB Pro Lionel Beyeke, IFBB Pro Toney Freeman and IFBB Pro Johnnie Jackson. James ushered the debut of rookie phenomenon IFBB Pro Mamdouh Elssbiay (a.k.a. "Big Ramy") to a 1st place victory at the 2013 New Pro Championships and right into the Olympia Qualification Series after his first professional bodybuilding contest. New guidance might benefit Abiad, whose career has been up and down for the past three years without a contest victory- 10th place at the 2013 IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic followed by 2nd place at 2013 Toronto Pro Championships; and 3rd place at the 2012 Flex Pro followed by 11th place at the 2012 Arnold Classic; and 3rd place at the 2011 Flex Pro followed by 12th place at the 2011 Arnold Classic.

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