Bodybuilding around the World

No matter what part of the globe you may find yourself visiting, the odds are good there are some sort of bodybuilding, strength or endurance competitions you could see firsthand. Chiseled abs, defined pectorals and muscles are appreciated pretty much everywhere and men and women are always looking to prove they’re the strongest in a crowd, so it really isn’t too hard to find a competition. The real difficulty is being in the right place at the right time and that’s what we want to help you with today. Here are a few notable competitions and organizations from around the world.

The International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness, or IFBB, is pretty much the main go-to for bodybuilding competitions. It draws in competitors from every corner of the world and is essentially the greatest bodybuilding event on Earth. With events hosted in the USA, Australia, Spain, Kuwait and even Brazil, the IFBB has its hands in bodybuilding almost anywhere you might go. In fact, if you see any competition at all, the odds are good that the IFBB has something to do with it. The organization is huge and its reach is far, making the IFBB website a great first stop for bodybuilding contests.

Because 2014 is coming to a close, many enthusiasts are looking to 2015 for events coming up in the next year. The Arnold Classic Columbia starts on March 5, 2015 and between that and the Joe Weider Legacy Cup event, the time for which has yet to be determined, IFBB will be hosting over two dozen different competitions – and that’s just all the bodybuilding from this one, single organization. If you’re looking for something on a smaller scale, there are plenty of lesser known events to find as well, but to do this you will probably be better off performing an independent search of whatever area you’re in, currently.

If you’re looking to get in on a bodybuilding competition rather than go and be an audience member, then you’re going to need to get buff – seriously buff. If you haven’t seen the guys and girls who compete in these things before, you have no idea how buff you’ll need to be, just to have a chance at taking a prize back home with you. There are different weight classes just like in boxing, so if you’re naturally a smaller person, that won’t automatically disqualify you from competing. With the help of something like a GARAGE GYM PRO, you could get the body you need for this.

There are supplements that go along with exercise and can help you to build muscle, too. I’m not talking about steroids or anything illegal like that, but you might consider picking up some whey protein, creatine, casein and other supplements to bulk up and get ripped. Using these supplements before and after workouts, and even when you wake up in the morning, can help you exponentially boost your results by giving your body more of the fuel it needs to get into the shape you want for it.

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The Worlds Best Boxing

If you hopped on a plane to go and see the World Cup Finals earlier this year, then you might also be interested in visiting other locations to get a glimpse of sporting events there as well. Boxing is one of the oldest sports in the world and also one of the most popular – regardless of where you go, the majority of people love to see a good fight. It’s not just boxing either; kickboxing, MMA, jiu-jitsu, muay thai and other combat sports all bring in big crowds too. If boxing is something you enjoy watching, you might want to consider taking a trip to one or more of the following places.

Macau might not ring as the kind of place one would go for good boxing, but with the discovery of talents like Manny Pacquiao, it’s definitely one of the hottest spots for boxing in the world today. It’s a great place to see good fights, even if you probably won’t get to see any of the heavier weight classes being represented. Pacquiao might not ring any bells here, but he’s pretty much a star in The People’s Republic of China, where his fights are regular sellouts. You might even get to see him fighting, if you happen to be in town at the right time.

The Irish Amateur Boxing Association essentially handles every aspect of amateur fighting in Ireland, where boxing could be considered a little less of a sport and a little more of just watching two guys climb into a ring and beat each other senseless. Some boxing fans think amateur fights are even better than the professionals; both because there’s far less hype surrounding them and the actual fighters are hungrier for a win than their better-paid counterparts. Admittedly, you could probably find good amateur boxing anywhere, but Ireland does have some of the best in the world, gloves down.

The United States of America is a country famous for pooling talented people from around the world – scientists, engineers, philosophers and yes, even boxers. It could very well be the best place in the world to go to see a good bout, but this too depends on when (and where) you visit. Professional boxing is a highly competitive, highly profitable sport there, where fighters are often aiming to win endorsements and cash purses in addition to their fights. The States are famous for fights with press and exposure all over the world.

These are just a few of the best places to go if you’re looking to see a good old knockdown, drag out fight. It’s a fact that boxing is popular in other parts of the world as well, but if you’re looking for the biggest and best fights, China, Ireland and the USA all offer better prospects than most of the rest of the world, making them stand out quite well. These three places also offer plenty of other sports entertainment too, but be sure to do some research before making your trip so you’ll be guaranteed something to do once you get there.

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Health and Fitness Travel

Fitness travel that holiday whereby you r aim is to exercise and reduce your lipids and coming back home when your pants have shrunk. A healthy eating, participating in traditional dances of the places you visit, bicycle rides and some other fun activities not forgetting the gym in the resort that you’re staying while on holiday are some of the activities that you have to participate for you to have that proportional body size and shape that you’re looking forward to have .

In this article, we’re going to look at the places that you’ve to spend your holiday as well as you exercise to have a healthy stay and body giving you that urge to explore the area you’re touring. These places got different activities which are worthy to try and quite healthy to your body immune. It is just what your body is lacking. Let us look at each place and what activities you’ve to participate.

Green Mountain at FoxRun – Ludlow, Vermont

A visit to Vermont is the one that will remain in your mind for a long period of time. This green mountain got activities that you ought not to miss to participate not just for fun but to improve your lifestyle as well. Various activities like Back exercises, managing food craving and fitness for women. These workshops are organized for the purposes of the visitors who tour this green mountain. Yoga classes are also available to visitors. After all these, relax with your protein powder as you enjoy your stay. This is one of the places you have to be if you have to enjoy that fitness travel. The rates for a week go for $2,200 for a single head.

Bikini Boot Camp, Amansala, Mexico

Start your holiday day with yoga exercises, body sculpting and jungle power walk that are just offered to those who spend their holiday in this resort. The program offered here runs for 6 days. Jicima salads, grilled fish and mangoes are some of the local dishes that visitors can eat. Swimming and snorkeling are other activities that you do while in this camp. For you to enjoy this program, you’ll pay $2,135 per person for the six days.

The Hills Health Spa – British Columbia, Canada

Return home from British Columbia after participating in the yoga exercises, aerobics, aqua fit and Pilates. Biking, canoeing and hiking are available to the visitors. Several packages are offered to tourists and different packages vary in rates. Currently you can enjoy the “Hike n Spa”. This package will enable you to enjoy morning walk, mountain biking and trekking by lakes.  The ranch is affordable as you pay $896 for six days.

Wildfitness – Kenya and Greece

These two countries are some of the places that you can spend your holiday. You can choose either to visit the Kenyan coast or the Greece Mountains swimming, diving, windsurfing, canoeing, deep sea fishing, yoga, tai chi are some of the activities depending on the place you have visited. Massages are also given to the participants and healthy diet is given to participants by Nutritional guidance. In Kenya, for a week you will pay $2,725 and in Greece you will pay $2,924 for nine days.

This article has enabled you and has shed light to the places where you can stay healthy and have that healthy stay. The exercises that are offered are worthy spending your holiday.

photo credit: Monash University

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Kamalaya in Thailand is one of the places you have to spend your holiday if you’re looking forward to have a fitness holiday. This sanctuary is located in the valley that faces coast of Koh Samui. The lily ponds and the tropical jungle will turn your holiday into a wild adventure.

However, adventure is not the only attraction in this sanctuary but the crossfit training that is offered to those who tour this sanctuary.

There are different packages of fitness that you have to choose from. In this article, we’re going to narrow down and look at the four best packages that you have to choose form to exercise while on holiday in Thailand. You can choose form either of the following:

Kamalaya Fusion Fitness and Crossfit training

Are you on holiday in Thailand and you’re looking for a place to enjoy a wide range of exercises? You don’t have to worry. Welcome to Kamalaya Fusion fitness and enjoy wide range of exercises that will leave your body rejuvenated.

Enjoy mind and body exercises like the Yoga, Pilates, Reiki, Personal mentoring and Pranayama. Cardio exercises available are Beach run, Circuit training, Power walk, cardio combat, Personal fitness training and Crossfit.

Crossfit is a program whereby you have a mix of exercises ranging from gymnastics, weight loss exercises, muscular strength and weightlifting exercises. For more information on crossfit training, crossfit cloth and best crossfit shoes please visit this website.

Adventure sports training like kayaking, Stretching not forgetting the Indian head massage, Traditional Asian foot and hand massage.

Kamalaya Yoga Synergy

Enjoy the kamalaya cuisine meals and beverages as you attend fitness activities. Private Yoga exercises, Wellness Consultation, Essential Oil massage are some of the fitness activities offered. If you’re new to Yoga exercises, Yoga Synergy is where you can start to train. These exercises will enable you to fulfill your fitness expectations.

Kamalaya Detox

You can enjoy this 7 day Programme where you’ll be treated from Lymphatic massage, Asian foot massage, traditional Thai massage, and use of steam cavern, plunge pools, swimming pool and Shakti fitness centre. These therapies for cleansing your body will enable your body to combine your detox. It’s one of the places that you have to enjoy their activities for the well being of your body.

Kamalaya Ideal Weight

Kamalaya Ideal Weight is the place where you can exercise and maintain optimal weight of your body. The fitness activities, the Yoga and the Tai Chi have attracted many tourists who want to exercise and maintain their body weight.  After enjoying these programmes enjoys the kamalaya cuisine and drinks as you rejuvenate your body as you enjoy your holiday.

We believe this article has highlighted and narrowed to the specific package that you are looking for. Kamalaya is one pf the spots that you don’t have to miss. It’s one of the places where you will return home form holiday and still plan your summer holiday to go and spend at the sanctuary.

photo credit: Rick Tew’s NinjaGym™ Martial Arts

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