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

  • Written by Doug Schneider

There’s a trend in Canada with regards to the organizations that put on drug-tested competitions – their men’s bodybuilding 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’s dying.

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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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Future Star – Virginie Roy's Stunning Debut at the 2016 Physique Canada National Classic

  • Written by Doug Schneider

Each year, thousands of competitors step onto the physique stage, many for the very first time; however, of those thousands, few have the genetics to really go far and make a lasting impact. When I’m talking about genetics, I’m talking about the inherent makeup of their bodies; in other words, what they’re born with. If I had to guess, it’s one person in 100 who has the kind of genetic potential to become truly great in physique sports. In my opinion, 20-year-old Virginie Roy, a university student from Sherbrooke, Québec, is one of the few who has what it takes.

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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)

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