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Physique Canada's Focus On Men’s Bodybuilding

  • Written by Doug Schneider

Early in 2016, Physique Canada made the bold decision to eliminate the discipline of men’s sport physique (aka as men’s physique in other organizations) from their competitions. That’s the category where men wear boardshorts, not posing trunks, and don’t do any formal poses. Instead, physiques are judged from the waist in four quarter-turn positions, and, depending on the organization, it’s also possible that they are also judged on how “confidently” they present themselves on the stage.

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Great Canadians

  • Written by Doug Schneider

For the people at Physique Canada, October is the most important month of the year. That’s because for five years straight, it’s been the month when the annual Canadian Championships event is held. Given the past successes that the organization has enjoyed at this time of year, I suspect that Physique Canada will continue to host the Canadian Championships in October for many more years to come.

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Bigger and Better – Bodybuilding at the 2016 Physique Canada Canadian Championships

  • Written by Doug Schneider

There’s a trend in most of the Canadian organizations that put on supposed drug-tested bodybuilding competitions – their men’s lineups are shrinking at a rapid rate. Over the last two years, I’ve looked at the lineups at many shows and there are often only one or two competitors in them – or sometimes none at all. If you judged the sport of bodybuilding by those organizations, you’d think it was dying.

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Physique Canada's First-Class Females

  • Written by Doug Schneider

Last month, I focused this space on Physique Canada future-star Virginie Roy, an up-and-coming female competitor who competed for the first time at the 2016 Physique Canada National Classic, which was held June 11, and garnered unanimous first-place votes in the Short category of Tier 3 women’s athletic physique. Virginie stunned everyone there with the potential she displayed.

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2016 Canadian Competitions

April 2 – SAF Spring Spectacular (women’s categories only)

June 10-11 - SAF Summer Spectacular (women's categories only)

June 11 - Physique Canada National Classic (men's and women's categories)

October 21-22 - SAF Fall Spectacular (women's categories only)

October 22 - Physique Canada Canadian Championships (men's and women's categories)

Note: Competitions and dates subject to change without notice

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