Category Archives: Strength sports

NBC casting new TV series S.T.R.O.N.G in Austin!

BURBANK, CA, May 08, 2015 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — From the Network that brought you THE VOICE & AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR and from the creator of THE BIGGEST LOSER, comes a new transformational competition series.

NBC’s newest fitness-focused reality series, S.T.R.O.N.G. is casting nationwide, looking for contestants that are ready to take on the challenge of becoming the strongest version of themselves.

12 contestants and 12 of the world’s best fitness trainers will pair up, compete and train together in this physical and mental competition. One team will take home the LARGE CASH PRIZE, but all teams will have a transformational experience that will not only change their bodies and lives, but inspire America along the way.


Are you ready to undergo a mind-blowing physical transformation? Are you ready to stop making excuses and start making changes? Looking for people from all different walks of life with a range of different stories and reasons they haven’t taken that next step in life, but are ready! If you’re trying to overcome a personal struggle and you want to become your best self, APPLY TODAY – CASTING NATIONWIDE!

Come and meet the S.T.R.O.N.G. Casting Team in person!

Open Calls will be held in the following cities:

Saturday May 16th, 2015
11601 Domain Dr.
Austin, Tx 78758

Saturday May 16th, 2015
Lucky Strike
322 E. Illinois Street
Chicago , IL 60611

Saturday May 30th, 2015
NBC Experience/Rockefeller Center
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112

Saturday June 6th, 2015

Press Contact:
Cara Chandler
Casting Producer
818.569.4052 ext 6916

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A Bold Move: 79-year old champion bodybuilder competes against 40-, 50-, 60-year olds!

Amador County, CA, May 08, 2015 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — A career spanning nearly 50 years isn’t over yet for Amador County veteran bodybuilder and one of the original Mr. Venice Beach competitors, Arthur Peacock. Peacock, who is turning 80 this year, takes the stage with 40-, 50-, and 60-year olds this Saturday, May 9 at the Contra Costa Bodybuilding Championship, to be held in the Chabot College Performing Arts Theatre.

“There is no doubt that this is a career turning point for me. It’s what I’ve been training for my entire life, but especially the last three years. I’ll have 60-seconds to prove myself—my physique and my poses—with competitors between 40 and 69. That’s potentially almost 40 years younger than me.”

Peacock chose to compete in three classes for a couple of reasons—no 70s bracket existed, and he has every intention of continuing his legacy to inspire others who want to follow their bodybuilding dreams.

“I want people to see me and say, ‘I can do that. Look at that guy up there at 80.’ I want to inspire to the end; I’ve done it all my life. I’ve had world champions come up to me and say, ‘I remember when you stopped and spoke to me as a teenager, and now, 20 years later, I’m the number one guy. Thank you.’”

It was in 1965, as an already athletic young man in his early 30s, an avid swimmer, surfer cyclist, and hiker, that Peacock went as a spectator with his friends to his first bodybuilding competition. “I knew I wanted to do that—that I could do that.” And that he did, taking home his first trophy in the 1968 Mr. Venice Beach competition, which gave rise to a half-century career with more than 50 major titles earned.


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Larisa Curtis

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New StrongFirst Kettlebell 1-Day Course Available

Warwick, RI, January 28, 2015 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — Russian Hard Style Kettlebell Training will teach you the precise ways in which kettlebells should be used for developing, maximizing, and maintaining strength! The kettlebell can also be utilized as in incredible corrective exercise tool as well.

This is for anyone looking to improve his or her skills as a kettlebell instructor, avid kettlebell student or a beginner.

You will learn how to get the most out of your extreme hand-held gym:

  • “Strength stretching” to take the brakes off your strength, spare your joints, and always be ready to go
  • Kettlebell training safety
  • Essential joint mobility exercises
  • State of the art breathing techniques for strength, endurance, back safety, and stress reduction
  • Tension skills for instant strength gains
  • “Hip-centric” (McGill) movement, a must for strength and back health.
  • “Lat-centric” shoulder mechanics which protect the shoulder while significantly increasing strength
  • Single Bell techniques and progressions:
    • The Deadlift—the most “functional” exercise
    • Single Leg Dead Lift – A powerful drill for strengthening the feet and the ankles and injury proofing the hamstrings
    • The Goblet Squat—the squat for the people
    • The Swing—the “fat-burning athlete builder”
    • The Get-Up—a lesson in moving strong
    • The Military Press—a classic test of strength
    • A number of foolproof program design tools and sample programs for a variety of training goals

No previous kettlebell experience is required.

Cost: $299 for 8 hours of instruction

Instructor: StrongFirst Level II Instructor Todd M. Cambio, CSCS will teach you the fundamental movements of kettlebell training.

When and where: March 1, 2015 9 am – 5:30 pm in Warwick, RI at Unleashed Functional Fitness or March 14, 20115 at EFX Fitness in Manchester, NH.

Upon completion of this course, you may use a $250 credit towards the 3-day SFG Level 1 Certification (you must use the credit within 90 days from this course date).

If you have any questions, please contact Todd M. Cambio at 860-287-3768

Please note this is NOT a certification. This is a one day users course, that will help you prepare for the certification. The SFG Certifications are 3 days long and have numerous strength and technique standards that must be passed. Please contact me if you would like more information on the certifications.


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0800 Repair Sponsors Future Martial Art Star

Leading Home Appliance repair firm, 0800 Repair have pledged £1,000 to sponsor rising Martial Arts star and Karate Black belt Aaron Swales ahead of the European Karate Championships in Greece where the competition will be held this May.

Aaron has been put forward to represent England as a part of the England Karate Team after a serious of tough bouts against fierce competition and a careful selection process to impress his coaches. The sponsorship comes as a welcome relief for Aaron as the costs for travelling to training sessions throughout the UK and competitions throughout Europe brings serious financial demands.

0800 Repair franchisee, Kevin Burnett became aware of Aaron’s case and contributed £250 f r o m his own pocket which was then matched by other 0800 Repair Franchise holders and management.

Kevin had the following to say, “0800-REPAIR helped me achieve my dream to be my own boss and have my own business. And with their support, I can now go some way to doing the same for Aaron. Hopefully he can now go on to great things”

Kevin’s generosity had a great effect on his peers and owners of 0800 Repair with Franchise development manager Brian Jackson saying “As much as we are committed to growth, we are also committed to the local community and championing good causes and individuals who are trying to better themselves – which is what our business is all about.”

0800 Repair are a leading service in the field of Home Appliance repair, with 100 members of staff currently working for the Franchise network’s call centre and an army of 400 engineers in the field for the company (previously known as JTM Contracts) they already enjoy promising growth as they create 60 more jobs in the next two years in the North East.

Covering a wide range of home appliances such as washing machine repair and cooker repairs 0800 Repair has saved thousands of pounds in replacement appliances by being able to repair customer’s current models.

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Enjoy Lunch with the World’s Heaviest Professional Athlete, World Sumo Champion Emanuel “Tiny” Yarbrough

The Rotary Club of Amherst East will host Emanuel “Tiny” Yarbrough as its guest lunch speaker on Thursday, August 27. Anybody can attend the lunch meeting. Attendees must RSVP so that the club can reserve space.

Mr. Yarbrough is in Western New York to support a free children’s event in Buffalo the following day, hosted by Buffalo’s Belle Center. That event will feature Sumo wrestling demonstrations by the SumoKids Foundation and children from the Belle Center’s summer athletic program, as well as a presentation by Mr. Yarbrough.

Mr. Yarbrough is the Guinness Book of World Records’ “World’s Heaviest Professional Athlete” and a world champion Sumo wrestler. He also is an ambassador for the SumoKids Foundation, a Buffalo-based 501 (c)(3) non-profit that teaches children valuable life skills and morals through the tenets of Sumo wrestling. Sumo wrestling is a Japanese form of wrestling in which a fighter loses if forced from the ring or if any part of his body except the soles of his feet touches the ground.

The president of the Rotary Club of Amherst East, Robert Klingensmith, and the club’s president elect, Paul McAfee, both are on the Board of Directors of the SumoKids Foundation and provide pro bono support.

Mr. Yarbrough will talk about his life as an athlete, and his devotion to helping children lead healthy, active, lives.

Lunch on August 27, which starts at noon at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 2402 North Forest Road, Amherst, NY, costs only $12.00 per person. Attendees should RSVP by August 25 at by clicking on the “Join the Amherst East Rotary Club for Lunch with Emanuel” link, or by calling (716) 689-8886.

About Emanuel Yarbrough
For more than two decades, Emanuel “Tiny” Yarbrough has taken on challenges that most would think impossible and consistently proven that he has the focus and determination to master any endeavor. At 6 feet 8 inches and more than 679 pounds, Tiny is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the heaviest professional athlete in the world. This former World Sumo Champion and World Super-Heavyweight Judo Champion, has built an impressive track record of success in several sports, toppling champion caliber athletes along the way.

Despite his size, which many regard as an advantage, Tiny has battled fiercely with both external and internal opponents during his entire career. Throughout his journey, he has learned tough lessons including how defeat can lead to victory and that the greatest benefit of fame is its ability to bring attention to important issues affecting the lives of millions.

Perhaps Tiny’s greatest achievement has been his record of inspiring and motivating others. For millions seeking confidence, better health or a better life, Tiny represents a living example of success. He proudly welcomes being a role model, delivering his message loudly and consistently, “You Are All Winners!”

Tiny’s athletic and personal goals:
– Lose weight and maintain a level of fitness that is highly suitable for competition, but more importantly, build and maintain health in body and mind and continue to improve as a role model for young people.
– Work more with youth oriented organizations as a mentor and leader, providing education on obesity related issues and helping to promote the positive aspects of sports and fitness to the world.

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Reflex Nutrition Has Announced That Amateur Boxer Jake Towse Is The Latest Member Of It Sponsorship Scheme, Which Supports Talented Athletes F r o m A Number Of Sports

Jake, who has only been boxing since 2006, is being tipped by pundits as having a huge future in boxing. A member of Hastings West Hill Boxing Club, Towse is already a multi Southern Counties champion and has also enjoyed a year’s placement at the prestigious Hopwood Hall boxing Academy near Manchester. He now shares his time between his studies at Hastings College of Further Education and training. Jake’s goal is to become the first Senior Amateur Boxing Association champion the south coast club has produced in their 70 year history and ultimately force his way into the Great Britain Squad to compete at the Olympics.

Julian Wright, spokesperson for Reflex Nutrition commented: “Jake Towse approached us in a very professional manner with a very clear focus on his short term goal, which is to win gold in the 2012 Olympics.”

Speaking on the Reflex Nutrition sponsorship scheme Julian said: “We select people to provide us with a broad coverage across a diverse range of sports. So f r o m a strategic perspective, we will often support people where there is a necessary fit with a particular sport. We also favour people who reflect the Reflex brand values, with many of our high profile sports people combining unquestionable talent and success in their chosen field with modesty and complete professionalism.

“Jake not only presented himself particularly professionally but I felt very comfortable with how he talked about what he wanted to achieve and how he wanted to achieve it.”

Jake is presently enjoying a month’s complete rest and recuperation after a busy season that saw him box 14 times. He narrowly missed out on 3 potential national titles, one of which was the ABA Senior Novice championship. During this competition he beat a 25 year Royal Marine combined services champion – no small feat for a 17 year old.

About Reflex Nutrition:
Reflex Nutrition is Britain’s number one sports nutrition manufacturing brand and represents the logical choice for those people who want market leading quality at a competitive price.

Unlike many other top brands in the UK, Reflex Nutrition manufactures its own products and has done since the company began in 1996. Reflex Nutrition was the first nutrition company in the world to be awarded the ISO9001 accreditation (International Standards Organisation) for quality control. This means that exacting standards are met at every stage of the manufacturing process and all elements are included in that process.

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Information On the Safe Use Of Steroids Provided By Steroid Sources

Steroid Sources, a source for steroids online, provides comprehensive information for those interesting in purchasing steroids. It’s important to understand the different type of steroids before deciding what to purchase. First, topical steroids that usually come in ointment or cream form are most often applied to the outside of the body. Other steroids that are available for purchase will enter the bloodstream and can be given by IV, taken orally or injected.


What exactly is a steroid? Steroid Sources explains to its customer that they are naturally-occurring or man-made that are often use for medical purposes. Someone who is anemic (low red blood cell count), men who do not produce enough testosterone and individuals who consistent lose a lot of weight because of illness or major injury. Most importantly, the website dedicates itself to making those visiting the site understand that those steroids that are used for medicinal reasons should be prescribed by a health care professional.

One of the most popular steroids available for sale is anabolic steroids, a synthetic hormone variation of steroids. Anabolic steroids are used most often for increased athletic performance through the growth of muscle mass (which occurs extremely fast). Anabolic steroids remain the most popular variation for those looking to buy steroids from Steroid Sources.

While other websites hope to just sell to you, Steroid Sources provides you important information for your safety while using steroids as well as will answer any additional questions you may have before purchasing. Anabolic steroids will help you perform better by helping you to gain weight, to build muscle mass and to increase your strength as a result of this new muscle. Steroid Sources provides a safe and easy way to buy steroids online.

Ultimately, after choosing to use steroids, it’s important that you gain information about the proper and safe use of steroids from a trusted source. Websites such as Steroid Sources will provide you honest information to protect you after looking to buy steroids. No matter the type of steroid you purchase, whether natural or manmade, there are specific limitations on how much steroids is appropriate to take in a given time period. Additional use may cause great physical harm to your body. If additional information is needed other than that provided by Steroid Sources, contact a health care professional.

Another, DHEA, a natural steroid, is often used as a nutritional supplement and can be bought without a prescription. Much like anabolic steroids, these steroids can be purchased from Steroids Sources online. Their professionals can provide priceless information about steroids and help you find what you’re looking for.

For more information on anabolic steroids and to buy steroids, visit for comprehensive information on how to buy steroids and how to use them safely. This professional website is a trusted source among online steroid sellers. Trust in Steroid Sources today!

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