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G Diesel
06-10-10, 5:14 pm
ABC Advocates and Animals Around the Globe,

As the mercury has risen, so has the Animal Barbell Club movement.

May was a stellar month locally and abroad. In Jersey we had a tremendous event at Maz Aliís Bodyworks Hardcore Gym in rugged Paterson, NJ. In the house were Vinny G, treetrunklegs, Aggression, The Giant Killer aka S. Clarida, Travis ďThe TruthĒ Rogers, Joey D, naturalguy, Danny and the Philly Fit Gym crew, as well as IFBB pros Tim Martin and Rodney Roller. Also making an appearance was newly signed Universal athlete Brad Rowe, known as B. Rowe here on the FORVM. Pics can be found here: http://forum.animalpak.com/showthread.php?t=11090&page=48

A week later, I had the pleasure of a truly once in a lifetime experience that was an ABC event. Wrath, Vinny G and I got the call to represent Animal at the BodyPower expo in Birmingham, UK and we jumped at the chance. This gave us the opportunity to train in the hallowed, musty halls of Dorian Yatesí legendary Temple Gym. A true dungeon, we went in there and threw down, doing our best to leave our mark on a very special place. Good UK blokes from the FORVM like SDR, Singh, tdubs and Marcus Leong came out to represent and then showed us around, taking us for a big postworkout chicken meal at Nandoís. It was a phenomenal ABC and I absolutely canít wait to get back to the UK. Photographic evidence contained here: http://forum.animalpak.com/showthread.php?t=30824&page=9

May also saw ABC gatherings take place in Southern California and the Animal country of Ohio Valley.

June has a several events on tap across the map. Locally, in conjunction with the INBF Hercules on June 26th, S. Clarida, treetrunklegs, and naturalguy will lead a crew of ABC loyalists through the streets of Gotham to an ABC favorite spot, Steel Gym in Manhattan. The event will take place at 3pm. For further info, check the event listing in ď24/7/365Ē and the official NY Animals thread here: http://forum.animalpak.com/showthread.php?t=11090&page=48

On that same day, Iím taking the show on the road, heading to the Midwest to bang the steel with one of the best chapters going, the hardcore Motown brothers in Detroit. On that same Saturday, June 26th at 1pm, Iíll be training with ghost and the boys at the Detroit Bodybuilding Company. My first time in Detroit, Iím looking forward to hanging with the fellas, shooting the shit, grabbing some grub and pushing some iron in what promises to be a badass gym. Thatís how the roll, and thatís what the ABCs are all about. Will we make our way out to your hood? Better step up your ABC game. For further details, check out the big Detroit ABC thread: http://forum.animalpak.com/showthread.php?t=10852&page=66

June also promises ABC events in Southern Cali (once again), Northwest Indiana and Kentucky.

My co-chair treetrunklegs also eagerly looks forward to the summer months and the ABCs that awaitÖ ďThe summer is getting closer and closer, and the taste of good burgers after an iron filled session with the fellas, is something I look forward to. The ABCs are more than just training. Itís a chance to meet some new dudes, train differently and bullshit while youíre at it. Itís different than your normal monotonous schedule of training, with the same people, the same time, and the same food afterwards. If you havenít been to an ABC yet, the summer months are the ones I wouldnít miss. NYC is on the stove for this month. Iíll be there, will you?Ē

The heat is on my brothers, will you shine or will you wither like a raisin in the sun?

Until next time, stay cool.

Peace, G

Wanna Be a Part of the Animal Barbell Club?

Itís easy. Find an event in your area, show up wearing your favorite Animal shirt and be ready to train, hard. If you canít find a chapter close to you, find an interested gym, some motivated brothers and represent--take the initiative and step right up to start your own chapter by posting your details right here in a new thread on The Board http://forum.animalpak.com/forumdisplay.php?f=71 For a complete and current list of ABC chapters, click this link http://forum.animalpak.com/showthread.php?t=13075

C.Coronato
06-14-10, 1:50 pm
Great read as usual G, thanks!

Mr. Dead
06-14-10, 1:53 pm
Great read as usual G, thanks!

x2!!! Definitely lookin' forward to getting my Washington brethren together, soon!!!

FITGYM
06-14-10, 2:38 pm
Great words G. I have a great time at the ABC's. Can't wait for the next one. I will have to miss the Manhatten one cause that big freaky dude I had with me at World's in Dunellin NJ is competing that day.

Have a Great TIme in the Motor City
See you at the next one. Always ready to ride for the ABC

Bob
07-07-10, 3:54 pm
Great read here. These ABC's are exciting and something for us to really look forward to.