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Muscles on show

Male and female contestants take stage this weekend

Muscularity and fitness take the spotlight this Saturday when the ALLMAX Nutrition National Championships are staged at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre

Some of Barbados’ best female and male exponents will go toe to toe in what is anticipated will be a highly charged and close competition in most, if not all, of the categories.

For the first time in Barbados women’s physique will be exhibited. This category represents the evolution of female bodybuilding via the use of four graceful compulsory poses and a thirty second routine. Amanda Browne of Kracken’s Gym, Julia Davis of Brute Force Gym and Deidre Archer of J&S Fitness will be the first competitors in this category.

There are six entrants in the women’s body fitness and Ramona Morgan will have a chance to defend her crown, but look out for Miss Bridgetown Kathy-Ann Greenidge from Strike Force Gym who should be in top shape.

Ramona Morgan

Ramona Morgan

Sixteen women will display graceful beauty in the bikini fitness category. The standard of competition will be very high as champions like Melissa Burrowes, Domini Alleyne, Natalie Webb-Howell, Janesia Pitt and Shakira Douglin will be hitting the stage.

Men’s bodybuilding will be well represented as over 20 men show why Barbados has dominated the sport for decades. Some of the champions on stage include Mr Barbados Stevenson Belle, Hoskyn Worrell, Laron Gibson, Joe Bourne, Shaquille Lavine, Dario Bryan and Mike Worrell. Not discounting the other entrants, the showdown between Worrell and Belle should provide for riveting stuff. Both have been training very hard and are looking in excellent shape. The veteran Bourne is also one that should attract plenty of attention.

Stevenson Belle

Stevenson Belle

The largest category will undoubtedly be the men’s physique. Those to watch include Evy Bentham of Surfside Gym, James Sheppard, Marlon Dottin, Omar Benn, Jamil Jones and Ramon Dodson just to name a few.

At the end of the night MrM and Miss Barbados Champions will be crowned and the selection panel given the job to determine the composition of the Barbados team to compete at the CAC Championships in St Maarten in October.

In addition to the viewing of over seventy quality athletes, special awards will be presented. The main award will be the Winfield Bascombe Memorial Award, which was given to Loftus Roach in 2013. Audience prizes of gym memberships, fine wine and a Smartphone will also be available. Displays and samples by ALLMAX Nutrition, Barbados Yellow Pages and Green World Products will be on show as well.

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