Thursday, December 12, 2019

Bodybuilders Prepare For Annual Saint Lucia Championship

Press Release:– Mark your calendars for August as the St. Lucia Amateur Bodybuilding and Body fitness Association (SLABBFA) prepares for their annual National Championship. 

It’s determined to be a sizzling show as athletes have been training rigorously over the past year and are eager to show off their aesthetic-appealing physiques. 

All are invited to come out and show your support on Saturday, August 24th, at the National Cultural Center from 7:00 PM. 

Come cheer for your favorite physiques competing in Bikini, Men’s Physique, Figure, and Bodybuilding. Many new competitors and transformations to be seen from athletes hailing from the various gyms across island. 

It promises to be a new era in local bodybuilding. Tickets are only $30 in advance and are available at Steve’s Barber Shop and gyms throughout the island. 

Door prizes to be won. Awards for most represented gym and audience prizes. Food and refreshments will be on sale. Follow SLABBFA on Instagram and Facebook (@SLABBFA / @SLABFA) for a preview of our athletes. 

On June 8th, athletes attended a very important Anti-doping workshop to further assist their training process. The workshop was geared towards improving the athletes’ awareness of banned substances and methods used in the sporting world.

The attendees were presented with a presentation explaining doping and prohibited methods, a brief psychology behind why athletes turn to doping, the responsibility of athletes and coaches, how and why certain substances make it to the banned list, controls in place in the sporting industry, and testing procedures.

Athletes learnt that not only does the use of these prohibited substances and practices go against the policies of the authoritative body (WADA), but they also learnt of the many health risks involved that can be detrimental to their health.

The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Kenneth Louisy who enthusiastically engaged the athletes with real-world scenarios surrounding doping and athlete screening processes. 

The athletes left the workshop with newfound knowledge and a general consensus that they felt better equipped to approach their training and supplementing in a safer and more educated way.  


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