The Item: Career Updates, Special Appearances, IFBB Pro Legends Update, 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 sports, bodybuilding, physique and fitness events. The latest "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report" Pro Athletes Roundup includes of top names within the International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness making their presence felt internationally, from Russia to Sweden to the USA to Australia to the Philippines.

The "So What?": Over the weekend, reigning 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath was the featured guest-poser and also helped present awards to winning athletes at the Power Pro Show in Moscow, Russia, where Abdelaziz Jellali from Morocco won the Moscow Amateur Olympia World Showdown title, which qualifies him for IFBB Pro status and automatic qualification to compete with Heath at the 2015 Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend. Spotted at the expo in Russia: IFBB Pro Zack Khan, IFBB Pro Nathalia Melo, and IFBB Pro Zsuzsanna Toldi.

IFBB Pro Guy Cisternino guest-posed and participated in a seminar at IFBB Pro Shawn Rhoden's 2nd Annual Shawn Rhoden Classic in Manila, Philippines, where IFBB Pro India Paulino was also in attendance. IFBB Pro Adela Garcia (8-time Ms. Fitness Olympia and 5-time Arnold Classic Ms. Fitness International) made an appearance in Gothenburg, Sweden, at the Fitnessfestivalen Norge (The Fitness Festival), which was established in 2004 and is Scandinavia's largest fitness, training and health expo.

In Santa Barbara, California, "Incredible Hulk" and current MUSCLE INK Magazine cover athlete, IFBB Pro Lou Ferrigno hosted the inaugural Ferrigno Legacy Pro Bodybuilding Championships (won by IFBB Pro Ronny Rockel), which was the last contest in 2014 awarding IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series points for the 2015 Olympia Weekend and featured a Legends Q&A with 8-time Ms. Olympia IFBB Pro Lenda Murray, 4-time winner of the Arnold Sports Festival's IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships IFBB Pro Flex Wheeler, IFBB Hall of Famer and "Pumping Iron" co-star IFBB Pro Ed Corney, and IFBB Pro Shawn Ray. Also spotted in Cali: 6-time Ms. Olympia IFBB Pro Cory Everson and 1983 Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Samir Bannout.

Andrew Oye's Verdict: Speaking of Lou Ferrigno, his good friend IFBB Pro Tom Platz (a.k.a. "The Golden Eagle" and "Quadfather") hosted his Hypertrophy Training Workshop and Seminar in Melbourne, Australia, at the gym of Tony Doherty, promoter of the upcoming inaugural Arnold Classic Australia. An AAU Powerlifting Champion, IFBB Mr. Universe Bodybuilding Champion, former Talent Director for WWE CEO Vince McMahon's short-lived WBF World Bodybuilding Federation, and a 7-time contender at the IFBB Mr. Olympia Championships, Platz passed on nearly four decades worth of strength-training knowledge at his Tom Platz Muscle Camp -- a three-day experience of training sessions, practical demos and in-depth lectures. 

Aussies were treated to the "Mr. Intensity" effect with which Americans and Europeans are already familiar. During the 1980s, Platz toured the United Kingdom and his popular seminars and autograph signings drew a loyal fan base. The Oklahoma native's intense training style even inspired the likes of UK's biggest bodybuilding export -- 6-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Dorian Yates, who once wrote, "When I started training in 1984, Tom Platz was the man. Prior to Platz, legs had never been a big deal in bodybuilding. Once 'The Golden Eagle' came on the scene with those incredible legs of his, all that changed. Tom was known for his brutal squat workouts."

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