Friday, July 24, 2009
Bodybuilding in Asia.
You all know by now that I like to keep an eye on bodybuilding around the world, so in that spirit, I want to give a shout-out to our Thai brothers. The Multi Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships will be jointly hosted by the Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (ABBF) and the ThailandBodybuilding Association (TBBA). What makes this interesting for us Westerners is the scale of the competition. This competition is going to be much bigger than ever, with competitors from all over Asia competing in 38 categories. What makes it such a large event is that they’re combining the men’s and women’s categories, which were originally supposed to be divided between Iran and Thailand. Plus, they’re folding in the South East Asian Bodybuilding Championships, which were supposed to happen in October. (Ouch – that will cut some training schedules short.) It’s all happening in Pattaya, Thailand, on August 11 to 17. And if you’re thinking “skinny little Asian guys,” don’t. These guys represent. Check out some pictures, and I’ll post a link to the competition when it happens. And good luck to everyone competing, especially for those whose competition dates have jumped from October to August.