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Erik Alstrup – 2015 Canadian Men’s Bodybuilding Champion (and More!)

  • Written by Doug Schneider

Last month,  I wrote this: “Mark my words: This year’s lineup will be the most competitive group of Tier 1 Pro men’s bodybuilders to ever grace the Physique Canada stage.” That was written in reference to the upcoming 2015 Physique Canada Canadian Championships event, which was held on October 17. All I can say now is this: Wow, what an understatement that was! It didn’t only end up being the most competitive Physique Canada Tier 1 Pro men’s bodybuilding stage ever, but the most competitive stage any Canadian organization has displayed in years!

Read more: Erik Alstrup – 2015 Canadian Men’s Bodybuilding Champion (and More!)

The Canadians Are Coming on October 17

  • Written by Doug Schneider

Mathieu Roy is featured on our cover this month, as well as in the photos above and below – he was the first runner-up in Tier 1 Pro men’s bodybuilding at the 2014 Physique Canada Canadian Championships, held last October. As of today, Mathieu is two weeks and three days away from stepping onto the Physique Canada stage at the 2015 Canadian Championships (October 17), more than likely with the goal of taking the first-place spot this time.

Read more: The Canadians Are Coming on October 17

Physique Canada Star Alexandre Villeneuve Interviewed

  • Written by Doug Schneider

Recently, I made a comment on social media that there are very few bodybuilders whom I respect. One of the reasons is that most bodybuilders use drugs, and I have no time or use for drugs in sport. Another is that too many bodybuilders I’ve met have little to say once they leave the stage or gym. They’re not well-rounded whatsoever, let alone interesting to talk to; instead, their whole world seems to revolve around what their next workout and meal will be. That’s probably a controversial thing for the editor of a physique publication to say, but it’s also the truth.

Read more: Physique Canada Star Alexandre Villeneuve Interviewed

What Is Women's Athletic Physique?

  • Written by Doug Schneider

Stunning Julie-Christine Cotton is featured on our cover this month. She was the Tier 3 (novice) women’s athletic physique winner at the 2015 Physique Canada National Classic, held June 13 in Gatineau, Québec. Despite being in a novice category, Julie-Christine looked incredible, and the potential she showed practically guaranteed that she can go far within the discipline if she sticks to it. But what you might be asking yourself right now is: What is women’s athletic physique? After all, Physique Canada is the only organization in the nation that offers the category, so you might never have heard of it – or of women’s muscular physique, another Physique Canada category.

Read more: What Is Women's Athletic Physique?

Kanstrup Conquers – Plus Four Future Physique Canada Stars

  • Written by Doug Schneider

More than once in the last six months, I wrote that it was not Jess Kanstrup’s physique that kept her out of the top three in Tier 1 Pro women’s athletic physique at last year’s Physique Canada Canadian Championships; instead, it was her posing that caused her placing to slip. It’s not that posing counts directly at these competitions, but it was counting against Jess last year because she wasn’t showing her outstanding physique as well as she could. It was as if she was hiding what was there. 

Read more: Kanstrup Conquers – Plus Four Future Physique Canada Stars
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2015 Canadian Competitions

June 12-13 - SAF Summer Spectacular (women's categories only)

June 13 - Physique Canada National Classic (drug-tested, men's and women's categories)

Sept. 13 - SAF Toronto Spectacular (women's categories only)

October 17 - Physique Canada Canadian Championships (drug-tested, men's and women's categories)

October 18 - SAF Fall Spectacular (women's categories only)

Note: Competitions and dates subject to change without notice.

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Art director: Karen Fanas

Contributors: Denis Pedneault, Dave Paul, Steve Duperre, Francois Beauregard, Erik Alstrup, Al Kabia

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