What - Iron Ore Classic
When - Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
Where - Vanier Hall, Prince George, B.C.
Guest Poser - IFBB Pro Johnnie O Jackson
Website - https://www.facebook.com/IronOreClassic
"The BC Amateur Bodybuilding Association’s Iron Ore classic is putting Prince George’s best on the stage.
This Saturday will see 58 competitors (roughly 40 of them from the area), striking a pose at Vanier Hall.
Gold’s Gym Manager Ryan Vardy says strict diets, water cuts, and consistent workouts make for a difficult competition prep.
“In my opinion, the most difficult thing about going through prep is probably consistency, and consistency in diet. A lot of people get away with a 2 or 3 month cut where they slowly decrease their calories, but most of the people do a 4-month prep.”
Vardy added a careful diet is just as important after the competition to prevent a fast weight gain.
“You have to be really careful after you start introducing more calories again because you’re coming off such a deficit. Your body can gain the weight much more easily than you lost it.”
Competitors will often cut their water intake in the days before the competition in an effort to look more lean.
“You look amazing, but you feel like crap!” added Vardy, “You’re seeing competitors at their weakest point.”
The competitors celebrate each event as the ultimate hallmark of commitment, and use competitions like the Iron Ore Classic to move on to higher levels… And it’s a sport with many ties to Prince George.
Despite being home to nationally ranked competitors from all walks of life, BC Amateur Bodybuilding Association Director Jeni Brisco says she got her start competing after seeing her very first show in PG.
The competition runs all Saturday at Vanier Hall."