Thursday, April 30, 2009

Another Way to Compete

I have the utmost respect and admiration for anyone who decides to step on the competitive bodybuilding stage. It really is one of the hardest things to do. Just the thought of my family and friends seeing m in a Speedo-like suite is a little un-nerving. Well, there’s another way to compete. The OBF is a federation that now allows people to show their stuff in a competitive environment, but this stage is virtual. Check it out:


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

FUSION's Barry Antoniow continued his winning streak with his 5th Canadian Bench Press Title

OTTAWA, Canada -- Ontario's Barry Antoniow continued his winning streak with his 5th Canadian Bench Press Title. This year Barry decided to go up a weight class for more competition. Weighing in at 86kg for the 90 kg weight class, Barry ate well and ensured that he peaked his supplement intake the night before to make sure that his body was not missing anything.

Barry was defending his championship title and opened his lifting with a easy 205kgs (451 lbs), jumped to 227.5kg (501 lbs) and went for the Canadian record of 253 kg (556.6 lbs), “I had benched this on more than 20 separate occasions in the gym. But not today!”

None of Barry's competitors in Canada have really pushed him in competition. Barry, who has been involved in three International competitions in the past, knows that bigger competitions draw bigger lifts out of him. So he plans on a good battle in Europe, with his future plans including going to the World Bench Press Championship in Hamm Luxemburg May 2009.

Barry has noticed a difference with this year's training and has contributed many of his gains on a strict diet, focused periodized training and FUSION BODYBUILDING supplements. With the generous supplement sponsorship from FUSION he did not ration or skimp on the supplements this year and it has definitely paid off.

"My recovery, strength increase and maintaining my peak was very noticeable and I attribute this to hard work and smart supplement choices. Last year I did not maximize the full potential of the combination of training and timed supplements, often skimping on servings.” observed Antoniow. "That can happen with a lot of new lifters. Things are fine in the first year but if you have poor training and nutrition, over training can result in diminished gains."

"FUSION BODYBUILDING supplements…. you know when you are taking them because you can feel them at work! Having a company like FUSION stand beside you, support you and believe in your convictions is a positive influence on my gold medals." said Antoniow.

The 2009 World Bench Press Championship is the qualifying opportunity for Antoniow to secure a berth at the 2010 Arnold Classic Pro Bench Press Competition.

For more information:
Barry Antoniow
Canadian Bench Press
Mobile: +1 613 222 6374

This is Barry on the right, at the Arnold Classic having a little fun.


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dave Naugler - 17 weeks out

This pic is of FUSION athlete Dave Naugler, 17 weeks away from hitting the national stage in Vancouver, BC. Be sure to check back often as we'll be updating his progression.


Great Testimonial

This is an email we recieved this morning, I thought I'd share it:

"hey im emailing because i just purchased your fubar/subq/purple k. i have used purple k 3 times now, going on 4 and so far its the best creatine ive ever used. fubar and subq r both new products to me. since purple k was so beneficial to me i decided to try some of your other products. today i used fubar for the first time and i absolutely loved it, better than any other pre workout shake or pill ive used." - Andrew Mueller

Monday, April 27, 2009


It's always cool when we get pix like this. Here is long time FUSION athlete Paul Lazenby with 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin. Paul's a trooper....FUSION hat and all.

We've been sponsoring Paul for 10 years now, I met him in Vancouver and he immediately made and impression on me. Since that time he's really gotten into the acting and stunt game. Everytime I chat with him he's talking about partying with Vin Diesel or throwing Ashton Kutcher around. If you've ever seen 'The Butterfly Effect', Paul is one of the inmates with the blond hair.....we laughed about his part in this movie. If you've seen it you'll know what I mean :-) Here's his site:

Paul and Stone Cold


I’ve been in this bodybuilding game for a while now - thirteen years or so. I’ve had a chance to meet a lot of very cool people. From the world’s top –level bodybuilders to the entry level single moms who are looking to make a change in their life…every one has their own unique story. Well, 3 years ago FUSION had the chance to sponsor Dave Naugler and his story is a great one. I encourage you to have a look at his site and really get to learn about one of Canada’s best bodybuilders. Send him a message; let him know what you think.



Friday, April 24, 2009


Wow, it seems like only a short time ago I was sitting with Paul Dillett while he told me about his plans. A grand vision to build a federation that would take bodybuilding competitions down a different road. Enter the WBFF. Two years and several shows later the WBFF has risen to host the best produced bodybuilding shows in the world. The first time you walk into the WBFF arena you know you're about to witness something special. The next show is on July 4th in Calgary, Alberta...I suggest you go.



Thursday, April 23, 2009

The case for limiting soy: You simply don't use it

We’ve heard for years that soy protein isn’t ideal for male bodybuilders – not only that it’s often “incomplete” but also that it may have potent hormonal effects similar to estrogen, and that soy consumption may lead to lower testosterone levels and estrogenic effects. While the scientific evidence has shown that ingested soy protein does in fact not produce these effects, the debate still rages in some circles, with some experts recommending that male bodybuilders avoid ingesting soy protein altogether.

A new study on soy protein derived from wheat gives us another reason to limit our soy intake: Your body simply might not use it.

The study examined the retention of consumed wheat-derived soy protein, both before ingesting other forms of protein and afterward, in order to measure the effects of a high-protein diet on soy protein retention and utilization. The researchers found that when protein from other sources was eaten prior to ingesting soy protein, soy protein utilization and nitrogen retention was reduced dramatically.

So here’s your FUSION FACTOID: Although you shouldn’t avoid soy protein on the basis of possible hormonal issues, you should limit its consumption if you’re already eating a lot of protein from other sources. In the presence of these other types of protein, your body shies away from using soy protein in favor of the other kinds, so it becomes of limited benefit for muscle building.

- The Educated Bodybuilder

Source: Am J Clin Nutr. 2008;87:666–78.