Friday, February 02, 2007

Rif the bodybuilder

Will on Dragon Door asked for some pictures of me as a bodybuilder, here are some from my last contest in 1987, The San Jose Open.









10 comments:

Kettlebell Trainer 0311 said...

I remeber not long ago when Bodybuilding mags litterd my apartment, 6 lb. jugs of Whey were all over the kitchen, and I dreamed of big pecs and hangin' hams. now, I respect that trade, but know that it is not for me. Nice mustahce!

Franz Snideman said...

Buffed out and ripped for sure! I must you give you props Mark, when you get into something, YOU DO IT 100%!

Randy said...

You were such a good looking guy. What the hell happened? (just kidding)
Really nice proportions...I always thought Frank Zane (back in the day) had the ideal build. Tommy Kono in the earlier generation also. Your results were along those same lines...still athletic.
Bodybuilding seems to have lost its aesthetic bearings in favor of freakazoid size and vascularity.
RH

Royce said...

Randy you are totally right and appearantly there is a backlash from it too as the Mr O is loosing sponsers and America is having a functional fitness resurgance.

Ya' know what pisses me off Ronnie Coleman is a cop, yet he uses more illegal drugs than a comune of hippies.

Rif I still like the photos man, I know BB is, as you said, so none functional. But it does look cool!!

Tracy said...

Will, the mustache was the first to go when I met tracy, she hated it!LOL!I also repsect all that work but it is a weird lifestyle, I'll say that.

Tracy said...

thanks franz, and that is true, I have an on and off switch; nothing in the middle. that's why my current state of decrepitude is so hard to deal with.

Tracy said...

thanks randy,its nothing that 20 years younger and long hari wouldnt fix,lol. I trained for symmetry as I knew I would never be a big guy. I did want to get as big as possible though.
the freakazoid size is a direct result of all the freaky drugs tey take now, as well as so much reliance on machine training.

Mark Reifkind said...

damn, forgot to sign in again,lol.

Pete Diaz, RKC said...

One word....."stud"

LOL

You have defintely been there and done that Rif.

Jim said...

Did you use steroids when you were a bodybuilder?