Hey I know this is a bit off topic, but I heard that Phil isn't doing the Arnold this year. Can anyone confirm this?
December 07, 2010
Dude, Ive been thinking the same thing for a while! I keep seeing white rice in a lot of IFBB pros diets, and I just scratch my head. I've seen it in a lot of offseason diets, but I think thats because so many of these guys need such a large amount of carbs to say full/fuel their workouts that they turn to a very easily digestible carb source.Quote
It's crazy that pros dieting for a show still turn to such a high GI carb. I realize the rate of absorbtion is slower having eaten the white rice with a protein and fat source (fish and avacado in this case), but whatever happened to good old fiber?? There's just about NONE there!
I wish I had a crazy amount of muscle that I could eat copious amount of white rice and still get shredded! lol
Update from Ben Pakulski:
No recent pictures. :(Quote
5 Questions with Ben White
FLEX: What are your predictions for the Flex Pro?
Ben: My prediction is that I am going to win the Flex Pro. I?ve improved my legs, shoulders, chest, calves?actually my whole physique is new and improved! I expect to be between 245 and 250, bigger and harder than ever before.
FLEX: What has powerlifting done for you as a bodybuilder?
Ben: Power lifting gives me the size and strength I need to be a great bodybuilder.
FLEX: Why are you the ?Showstopper??
Ben: In power lifting meets I was always the last to lift and close the show?just like I will do at the Flex Pro in February.
FLEX: I?ve seen you as big as 280 and still showing some nice cuts?what does the Showstopper eat to put on that size?
Ben: A lot of steak. Steak, more steak and rice along with tons of sleep. I also can?t forget my golden tea.
FLEX: Can Ben White be Mr. Olympia?
Ben: HELL YES! Why not?
5 More Questions with Ben White (the uncensored version)
FLEX: Boxers, briefs, or commando and why?
Ben: Boxers, so my buds can breath
FLEX: Figure, fitness, bikini, or female bodybuilding?.whats your taste?
Ben: Any one of them?I like ?;em all.
FLEX: Is it true you can?t read?
Ben: I can read, just not to good with Canadian contracts
FLEX: What is the craziest offseason meal you?ve had recently?
Ben: 16 patties,32 slices of cheese on a bun with a lunch bag of fries
FLEX: What do you have to say to all the internet haters that have been riding you since you turned pro?
Ben: Make sure they keep saying BEN WHITE, I am always on their minds!
I onestly don't see Dexter really joining this one. He's already qualified for the Olympia, and will probably also do the Arnold as usual, it has no point for him to do this show, Kai on the other hand might want to qualify early and sits out from the Arnold to nail it at the O, considering he's not able to peak more than once a year as he showed in both 2009 and 2010, but considering the progress Fouad is making, and how he's looking atm, I believe Kai would need to be in shape to take it home. Fouad has been very overlooked, and got robbed in both tampa and europa shows in 2009 at the behest of Dennis "pregnant gut" James, while he was the clear winner, full and conditioned. Hopefully the judges now will not blow him out now that he's a weider athlete, even tough the sponsorship you have shouldn't count, unfortunately it does, especially in this sport. Pakulski here is a wildcard, NY Pro 2010 he looked great, improved a lot in less than a year, but he has issues controlling the gut, and can't pose well, and still has to fix a bit his weak spots, wile Fouad's more balanced and complete.