Annie Rivieccio poses down against James Cook

Annie Rivieccio poses down against James Cook
At the Embassy Suites in Las Vegas the Sunday after the 2006 NPC USAs there were two videographers shooting women and an impromptu posedown happened. Here we see IFBB Pro Annie Rivieccio out-muscle-ing James Cook of FTV.

Ms Fitness in Newsweek

It's nice to see advertisements using fit women. The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress is using Ms. Fitness USA champ Sarah Harding in their latest ad which ran nationally in Newsweek magazine! Who says muscular women aren't marketable?

Gay Games features women's bodybuilding

Chicago hosts the Gay Games of which bodybuilding is a part of. There are

many recognizable athletes competing and the Games are getting

International coverage. More at the Gay Games website


Sandy Grant on the radio today!

Hey Everyone!
Today I will be a phone guest on KJAG Radio Station to talk about my training, diet and latest column on!
They will be showcasing the interview on their network of syndicated stations after the interview is done. Also they will be airing the broadcast as a pod cast via I will send you a link to the program at your request so you can download it and listen to at your convience.
In recent weeks KJAG has interviewed IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Flex Wheeler, UFC Ref, John McCarthy and TNA Wrestling Star Lance Hoyt amoung other Bodybuilders as well as Ms. Olympia Dayana Cadeau .
KJAG will also have the interviews on as well. I will keep you posted.
Here's some information on the Radio Station:
James Lowe
*PD of KJAG The Attitude Radio Networks
*Host/Producer of The Jiggy Jaguar Show
*Owner and
Managing Editor of The Mic

New figure competitor - Irish Marie McCarthy

Hi there - I am fairly new to the competition scene and wanted to get in touch - here are my accomplishments so far!

2005 NABBA Ms Figure Championships, 2nd Place

2006 NPC Lehigh Valley Figure Championships, 2nd place Tall class


Irish Marie McCarthy

Behind the shot...

A photo by Thomas Oed ( of a shoot with Darla Benfield from last week.

Trading Spouses looking for bodybuilder moms!

"My name is Hedy Melamed and I am a casting director at FOX. I am currently looking for a dynamic body building mom for Fox's hit show "Trading Spouses." Couples need to be legally married and all children need to be above the age of six years old.

If you are not familiar with the show, it's a family oriented show that highlights various cultures and lifestyles of families across America.It's been compared to a "foreign exchange student program" for parents. It's aonce in a lifetime experience that is fun, educational and profitable. At the end of the seven-day shoot, each family will receive $50,000!

I am on a deadline, so if you know of one, can you please have them call me right away, they can ask for "Hedy" at (323) 802-0609 or they can email me

Also check out and click on the Trading Spouses icon for more information.

Hedy Melamed

Leigh Keess

Check out Leigh Keess from Canada who sent us this photo and info:

"Hi...I am a competitive bodybuilder from Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada. My most recent competition was the Saskatchewan 2006 Provincial Championships, where I placed 1st in Women's Grand Masters, 1st in Women's Middleweight, won Women's Overall, and also Best Female Poser."

Abbye Stockton - Los Angeles Times Obituary

We got a tip from Steve Wennestrom about an article in the LA Times about Muscle Beach legend Abbye Stockton aka Pudgy:

Wedding bells for Anne Sheehan

originally uploaded by hansk01.
Congratulations to national-level heavyweight bodybuilder Anne Sheehan, who got married to Darin Dudash, who also competes at the national level, on May 6th. She tells us after the ceremony they headed straight to the gym in their wedding gear and had their first kiss at the squat rack!

Anne is getting ready for the North Americans in Cleveland on September 15.

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