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« on: April 02, 2019, 08:29:27 AM »

Hello everybody,
I am new on this forum and place this post to introduce myself.
I'm an illustrator from Belgium with a passion for the gym.
My illustrations are mostly comics, but I also have done realistic drawing and speedpaintings / wall drawings of a few athlete's with video's.
I'm following a bodybuilding lifestyle (food- and trainingplan).
My goal for 2019 is being capable to do the monkey bar.

Pascal
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 02:29:21 PM »

Welcome I look foward to following your journal
with interest
We need new members to liven things up again
All the best eggy
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2019, 07:40:39 PM »

Thanks.
I can already tell that my dips need improvement, but I am pretty good in making motivation drawings -> see video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRySvp9uIHA
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2019, 10:54:49 AM »

Hello, did anyone went to the FIBO?
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2019, 04:50:10 PM »

It was the first time I visited the FIBO.
It's THE fitness event everybody with interest for fitness must visit. Even if you have to travel 20 000 km.it's worth the effort.
From regular fitness gym member to a top athlete. For everybody there's something interesting.
I would advice a two days visit, because there's so much to see.
... and an earmuff for hearing protection   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2019, 08:37:30 AM »

Day 1.

The Les Mills demo was really entertaining. Superfit atlethes doing superintensive grit and average gym members who joined the demo.
Some could follow. Others were swimming in their own sweat. Grit is very intense. I have done it a few times in my gym. I was good at it, but had to quit because it was too loud for me.

At the FIBO there were pretty ladies and big bodybuilders. Also a few times people with their little kids and even a baby. At some places there were too many people. Sometimes you had to squeeze yourself through the crowd.
There was a not so succesfull booth where they sold shakers cups. No wonder since another booth gave them for free.

Some places were extremely loud. But I did expected that and weaponed myself with cotton wool - or what's the name for that in English ? - to put into my ears, but an earmuff for hearing protection would be better.
Why has it to be so loud? Seriously.Is it really necessary?
When you feel the bass in the hard floor, the noise is too loud.

People from brands are friendly and prepared to help you and you get all kind of goodies and samples

There were many places to eat something. The chicken was really good.
I went a few times to a booth named Trec to see a friend, but didn't found her.
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2019, 12:14:41 PM »

It's quiet here. Should I continue with the Fibo story?  Huh
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2019, 05:35:04 PM »

Yes mate keep posting
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2019, 06:52:17 PM »

Day 1 - part 2

On the FIBO there were some famous bodybuilders like Ronny Coleman and Phil Heath, but that actually don't interest me. There were too many people anyway.
I didn't saw them, but the Ronny- and Phil booths were probably the ones that were surrounded by a big crowd.
You had to squeeze yourself between the people at some places.

There were a lot of well known people. Or at least I think they were famous if you looked at the big crowd.
At some booths were bodybuilders who put in lots of efforts to flex their muscles.
One of them was doing a most muscular pose like he would bring all his veins to the surface and his eyes popping out of his head.
He was flexing his pose so hard that I started thinking he wanted to explode  Grin
It looked funny. But I don't think looking funny was his intention  Cheesy

Something very funny I saw was a kind of fitness equipment that looked like a gigantic vacuum cleaner.
I think it was something where you could go in because it had an opening on the top.
They had also washing machine versions  Grin

There also was a booth named 'Wings of Strength' where I found two athlete's I knew and had a portrait illustration from: Alna and Oana.
At the moment I arrived, they just walked away.
Many people were waiting to be on a picture with them. But I went to another woman there and wanted to tell about the artwork I made. And maybe she could speed up the waiting process.

I had the impression I had seen the woman that I approached somewhere before. Before I could ask something she started talking and signing a picture. That means she must be one of the athlete's of the booth.
It turned out to be Lenda Murray. A 8 x Olympia winner. She was very nice.

And the drawings worked. From the moment she saw my pencil drawings she was very impressed and immediately called in Oana and Alina who were also surprised by the artwork.
The were very friendly too.

Since the illustrations were such a succes I'm thinking to make more like that... if I have the time for it.

I didn't found my friend.

You can see a video of my drawing on this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7ss9xqCP9I
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2019, 10:28:32 AM »

Day 2.

I did something superfun on the FIBO. On one of the booths named iWall they had a pressure sensitive carpet where you had to run, jump,wave with your arms, squat and so on... At the same time an avatar on a big screen did the same thing. This way you could run a track with obstaclesten, ski jumping, balancing things and so on...
It's always nice when you know you will not die after jumping from a building Smiley

There were lots of booths with all kind of prote´n products. Prote´n seems to be a magical word to sell unnecessary products.
You had the traditional protein powders (which still make some sense), but there isn't an end to all the variants: prote´n pancakes, prote´n pudding, prote´n chocolate spread, protein ice cream, prote´n sausage, prote´n chewing gum, ...

This day I found my friend. Victory Smiley

And that was FIBO 2019
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2019, 08:49:34 AM »

My goal for 2019: being capable to do the monkey bar.
I am still exercising chin ups, pull ups, parallel bar chin ups, wide grip pull ups.
There's a long path to go.  Sad
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2019, 11:21:06 AM »

Bummer. Shoulder injury. Sad
Now I can forget the monkey bar for a while.

I need a new plan.
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