Thursday, June 24, 2010

Another great FUSION BODYBUILDING transformation.

Duncan Milloy was able to take his already very lean conditioning and build a beyond ripped, super vascular physique that took the overall honours in his most recent show. Congratulations Duncan!

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cardio, Resistance and Molecules...

Have you ever wondered what, exactly, happens to your muscles during your workout? And do you know that cardio and resistance training affect your muscles in fundamentally different ways? It’s true. In fact, how you train – cardio or lifting weights – determines if you grow.

A new study sought to test the effects of repeated sprinting and repeated resistance exercise on how muscle tissue adapts in people. Researchers had a small group of men do a one-repetition maximum (1RM) leg extension. Participants were randomly assigned to groups that either performed resistance exercise followed by sprints or vice versa. Researchers took various measurements 15 minutes and three hours after each workout session.

The results showed that repeated sprinting before weightlifting can interfere with the signals generated by weight training. Put simply, the signals generated from doing too much cardio can interfere with the signaling generated by lifting heavy weights. In this way, cardio can stop you from growing muscle.

So here’s your FUSION FACTOID: You need cardio – make no mistake – but doing too much too soon can kill your muscle gains. The solution? Try to do your cardio and weight sessions as far apart as possible to avoid signal interference. If you can’t do that, taper down the intensity near the end of your cardio session in anticipation of your heavy lifting session. Doing this well before the two-minute cooldown period will help ensure minimal signal interference.

Source: Coffey VG, Jemiolo B, Edge J, et al. Effect of consecutive repeated sprint and resistance exercise bouts on acute adaptive responses in human skeletal muscle. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2009 Nov;297(5):R1441-51. Epub 2009 Aug 19.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Arnold Sports Film Festival to Debut at the 2011 Arnold Sports Festival

Courtesy of: Inside Bodybuilding

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Arnold Sports Festival and Ideas United today announced that the first Arnold Sports Film Festival will be held March 4-6, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio, in conjunction with the Arnold Sports Festival.

The Arnold Sports Film Festival (ASFF) will be committed to the discovery, nurture and presentation of the best short-form international filmmaking focused on personal athletic endeavor. The ASFF will complement and extend the largest multi-sport event in the world, which was founded in 1989 by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The ASFF will build on the Arnold Sports Festival’s decades-long commitment to highlighting achievement in individual sport and athletic competition.

Produced in partnership with Ideas United – the creators of Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world’s largest student film festival – the ASFF will seek films and filmmakers who explore the journey, perseverance, and triumphs of individuals who participate in athletic expression and competition.

“We couldn’t be more excited to combine the power of film with the passion of athletics for this one-of-a-kind showcase,” said David Roemer, CEO of Ideas United and Co-founder of Campus MovieFest. “We feel honored and privileged to partner with the Arnold Sports Festival while leveraging our experience of providing filmmakers with unforgettable opportunities.”

Filmmakers of all ages will be invited to submit films less than 15 minutes in length to the ASFF in a variety of categories including narrative, documentary, animated, and broadcast films. The films should explore the lives, efforts, inspirations, and hopes of people striving for achievement in individual athletic pursuits ranging from bodybuilding to boxing, gymnastics to judo, table tennis to weightlifting, grappling to skateboarding.

“Arnold and I welcome this opportunity to join in partnership with the long-established and highly successful Campus MovieFest team,” said Jim Lorimer, co-promoter of the Arnold Sports Festival. “The CMF program focus has been on affording students throughout the nation the chance to compete as film producers and directors. This goal fits perfectly with our youth-oriented Arnold Sports Festival program. Short film submissions will also be encouraged from film production artists of all ages throughout the nation and the world.

“The film focus will be on the athletic endeavors and motivations of the individual athlete. Why does the athlete do it and what does it mean in his or her life? The stories will be of great human interest and the ASFF winner will be invited to spend a day on a Hollywood movie set with Arnold in addition to other prizes.”

The Arnold Sports Film Festival encourages both traditional and alternative storytelling, combining creativity and excellence in cinema with the drama of athletes determined to be the very best. In addition, Ideas United will bring the ASFF to more than 50 colleges, universities and high schools as part of Campus MovieFest. CMF provides students with everything they need to create short movies for free and will extend the ASFF reach to more than 100,000 college students.

The ASFF – through a renowned entertainment and sports industry jury that will include Gov. Schwarzenegger – will award significant prize packages to winning filmmakers during the Arnold Sports Festival. The ASFF will be held at the Arena Grand Movie Theater in downtown Columbus.

Filmmakers, partners, and media may learn more at before submissions open in July 2010.

The Arnold Sports Festival

The Arnold Sports Festival is the largest multi-sport festival in the nation featuring 18,000 athletes competing in 45 sports and events, including 11 Olympic sports. The Arnold Sports Festival was founded in 1989 by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer of Worthington, Ohio. The Arnold Sports Festival attracted a record 175,000 attendees to Columbus over four days in 2010. The 2011 Arnold Sports Festival will be held March 3-6, 2011. For more, visit

Ideas United
Ideas United creates immersive, experienced-based events — including Campus MovieFest and College Battle of the Bands – for premier brands and organizations around the world. Since 2000, IU has provided over 300,000 students with everything they need to create incredible short films and music thanks to corporate partners including AT&T, Apple, Panasonic, and more. Winners have walked away with over $2 million in prizes and seen their creations at Cannes, Paramount, in-flight on Virgin America, and on AT&T phones. For more information, visit and

Brent LaLonde
Arnold Sports Festival

Ajay Pillarisetti
deas United

Monday, June 14, 2010

Darnell Collins: Road To The Nationals - 9 Weeks Out.

Bodybuilder Frederick Smith Dies at 67

SIXTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD Frederick Smith, president of the Jamaica Bodybuilding and Fitness Association (JBBFA), died at the University Hospital on Thursday at 11:00 pm after a three-year battle with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood.
Son Kenrick said Smith was unresponive since Wednesday and was not reacting to touch and sound.

Smith served the sport for some 40 years, as a competitor in the 1970s and 1980s, building the Grecian ideal of the human physique, and as national coach and president.

He has been unofficial national coach since he stopped competing in 1987, and first became president from 1983 to 1985, and again for the past four years.

"Last week my father asked me if I was alright and not to worry," said 47-year-old Kenrick, the only son and one of two children for his father.

The inquiry, the younger Smith said, was an indication his father would not have been around much longer.

With a chemotherapy bill of some $100,000 a month, which neither he nor nor his family could afford, Smith said a few months ago the Sports Development Foundation (SDF) came to his rescue.

Smith was able to leave and returned to the University Hospital last week Wednesday.
He leaves wife Doreth, two years his senior, and daughter Sophia.

After three years of training, Smith started competing in bodybuilding in 1969 at the age of 27.

Courtesy of Jamaica Observer

Friday, June 11, 2010

Can you guess?

In the next several weeks, we will be launching a new product that should be part of every bodybuilders supplement regime. Can you guess what it is?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

B Good to Your Heart

As a hard-training bodybuilder, you bust it out consistently in the gym, set after set, rep after rep, because you want outstanding health and, most importantly, muscle. New muscle. Lots of new muscle.

But while training stresses your muscles and makes them grow, it also stresses your heart. While bodybuilders have taken B vitamins for years because of their known anabolic properties and muscle-building effects, a recently concluded 14-year-long Japanese study of 23,119 men and 35,611 women found that taking a combination of folate and B6 can significantly prevent heart disease. Scientists found that the higher the folate and B6, the lower the risk that men had of dying from heart failure, and the lower the risk that women had of stroke, heart disease and all cardiovascular system diseases. The study didn’t establish precise dosages and measured intake from food sources.

So here’s your FUSION FACTOID: This study is the first of its kind to show that, taken in combination, B6 and folate work to keep your heart healthy and strong. While coenzyme Q10 has traditionally been used to keep the cardiovascular system healthy, we bodybuilders now have another weapon in our arsenal to keep our cardiovascular systems strong and healthy for years to come, not to mention another reason to buy the prime AAA beef that fuels insane muscle growth!

Source: Cui R, Iso H, Date C, Kikuchi S, Tamakoshi A; Japan Collaborative Cohort Study Group. Dietary folate and vitamin b6 and B12 intake in relation to mortality from cardiovascular diseases: Japan collaborative cohort study. Stroke. 2010 Jun;41(6):1285-9. Epub 2010 Apr 15.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Duncan Takes Overall!

FUSION athlete Duncan Milloy managed to snag the overall title at the UFE Showdown this past weekend in London, Ontario. Duncan is ripped year-round, so it's quite amazing that he was able to take it to the next level. I think this photo says it all. Congrats Duncan!