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I was supposed to go to the Sheru Classic Asian Grand Prix in India last week, but once again fatherhood prevails, and I had to cancel mere days before the event. I would have liked to be there with my friends from Muscular Development; and to shake hands with my exclusive partner in India, Harish, from Nutrishop. (IndiaSupplement.com)
As dad’s, we have one chance to make an impression and it’s an impression I personally didn’t have the chance to get with my dad, who passed when I was seven. When your kid is sick or undergoing new transitions, you don’t want him to remember Daddy being on a plane or in front of the computer. Or outsourcing his support to (himself in) India.
Phil won in India, but word has it Kai might have been deserving of this one. What do you think?
I’m GUEST HOSTING on MD Radio tonight. I’m filling in for Shawn and it would mean a lot to me if you listened. My first loyalties are to the brothers of TLR. I volunteer my time over there because it’s a way to stay close to the sport I love.
The guests tonight include Gregg Valentino, Ronnie Coleman and Sheru Aangrish. 4pm PST/7pm EST. We’ll be taking calls, and I hope l get some TLR callers – that would be awesome.
Yeah, Norweigian and Michel R, I know I need to get back in the gym. But, you know the drill. Fits and starts is the Levrone way. I’m just wired that way. Hibernate and then DESTROY, then hibernate again. Always looking for that fire, and you putting the pressure on me helps.
Way to go Phil. The new Mr. Olympia combines a lot of what worked with my physique, Shawn’s physique and Flex’s physique, all in one package. That’s my initial read on it. Well-deserved victory. Nothing but respect.
I’m first and foremost happy for Phil. But it reminds me why I got into the sport in the first place – to win Mr. O. It makes me think about timing and what could’ve been. But only for a second, and then, time to move on. A champion lives in the moment.
The moment always requires a soldier, not one who looks back. If we look back for more than a second, we are pulled away from present challenges and opportunities that are right in front of us.
There’s some debate about Phil vs. me in my prime, out there on the boards. If you’re going to draw comparisons, do it now below and get it over with.
And speaking of champions, remember TLR champion Cindy? Here’s an article I was very happy to see. Way to go Cindy. Check this out! That’s what’s up. CINDY.
In the gym today with Mr. Swinney, gonna ‘phil’ my need for some pain, you best believe…
Been doing my thing around the world the past week or so, flights, hotels, seminars and shows. It’s great to be back home in MD, back in the United States of TLR, and that means back in the gym tomorrow. I hope you’ve been training and pushing the limit because I’m gonna come out of the gates roarin’.
There’s a lot of good stuff to come as the summer winds down, and we go into the Fall season as better men and women than we were last year.
Speaking of that, Norweigian has a new video up outlining his summer transformation.
Norweigian began posting on TLR from the beginning. Always outspoken and quick to criticize others, he crossed the line a few times and I had to call him out on it. He was banned until he had the guts to step up and post a pic or video.
Norweigian stepped up and posted pics. He put himself out there and earned our respect. Also, he’s managed to maintain his same rebellious voice without pissing me off or getting banned again, and that takes some skill.
A bodybuilder builds more than bodies. At our core, we are builders for life, we build our identity, our goals, or values. In a world full of pain and suffering, we visualize, we grow, we build. That’s what’s up.
Great job Norweigian – monster of mass. You can check Norweigian’s video out