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Oct 8, 2014

Bodybuilding Championships Set for Next Week

The Belize Body Building and Fitness Championships is set for next Friday, October seventeenth. For months, the federation and athletes, both male and female, have been putting the necessary preparations in place for the event that will be held at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts. While the competition will deter mine who has the fittest males and females bodies, the competition, for the most part, is a qualifier for the athletes to represent the jewel in regional and international bodybuilding contests. Tonight, an important meeting is being held with judges and participants in the 2014 championships. President of the Belize Body Building and Fitness Federation, Stanley Moody spoke to News 5 about the categories in which the athletes will be competing and what the judges will be looking for.

 

Stanley Moody, President, Belize Body Building & Fitness Federation

Stanley Moody

“It’s gonna entail having two female categories which will be female bikini and female body figure. Fir the bikini, we are looking for females with a typical beach body—well-balanced body; upper body matches the lower body—not that much muscularity but just a beach body that you gentlemen like on the beach. Now for the body figure, the level has been upped a little. We expect to see not only the balance body, but also some muscularity—muscles that are well defined and usually the females work quite hard to obtain that type of figure. It takes a lot more dedication and not only working out but dedicated working out cause you could work out and not develop your body in the proper way. And for the men, we’ve got several different categories. You’ve got the masters which is forty years of age and older. We’ve got the novice for the first time bodybuilders. So any of the gentlemen who wish to enter for the first time, we suggest that they go into the novice, which is actually bodybuilding but for beginners. We got the men’s physique which is the men in cargo shorts—not your normal bodybuilding trunks—because the emphasis is placed on the upper body. There has to be a level of muscularity but again you are looking for a beach body; so not necessarily anything below the waist of the knee. So you don’t get to see the thigh muscles and the hamstring. Following that, we got the welterweight which is the lower class weight limit that goes up to one hundred and fifty-five pounds and again that’s body building. You are looking for symmetry, muscularity, density for the men. The next level up is the middleweight category which is from a hundred and fifty-six pounds to a hundred and sixty-five pounds. And following that you’ve got the light heavy weight which is a hundred and eight-eight pounds and above. I like to backtrack, the middle weight goes up to a hundred and eighty-seven pounds. And again, same thing you are looking for density, muscularity and that balance body. That covers the men’s category. And the final one is the overall Mister Belize where you take the winner from each category and they compete for the overall Mister Belize Championship which for the last two years has been won by Mister Rigo Vellos. We promise that it will be very competitive.”

 

Tickets for the competition are available from President Moody and at the various Gyms in Belize City.

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