DECEMBER 2011: Quebec's Denis Pedneault is a lifetime drug-free competitor. He has been competing successfully for so long that he's now considered to be one of the legends of the Canadian bodybuilding scene. This shot was taken by Doug Schneider on October 23, 2011, just two weeks before Denis competed in the 2011 IFBB World Men's Bodybuilding Championships.
NOVEMBER 2011: This shot of Al Kabia was taken by Doug Schneider on July 22, 2011, at the IDFA International Championships in Toronto, Canada, which is when he won his IDFA Pro Card. This month Al will compete in the IDFA's Pro Universe competition in Toronto, Canada, and his brand-new feature column, "Kabia's Korner," will debut on SeriousAboutMuscle.com.
OCTOBER 2011: This shot was taken by Doug Schneider during a training session at "The Saint" in Ottawa, Canada, on August 13, 2011. This photo features Steve Duperre, who is a regular contributor for SeriousAboutMuscle.com, a professional natural bodybuilder, and the head judge for the IDFA.
SEPTEMBER 2011: This shot was taken by Doug Schneider at the 2011 IDFA International Championships on July23 in Toronto, Canada. Oge Robin (left), Winston Johnson (middle), and Erik Alstrup (right) placed 3rd, 2nd, and 1st, respectively. You can find a video featuring IDFA pro division highlights from this competition in our "Videos
AUGUST 2011: This pump-room shot of Al Kabia was taken on July 22, 2011, at the IDFA International Championships in Toronto, Canada. Al was competing in the middlweight class in the amateur division. Al not only won his class, but the overall title as well, which earned him an IDFA Pro Card.
JULY 2011: This behind-the-stage shot was taken by Doug Schneider at the IDFA Novice Classic held on May 28, 2011. The photo features Matthew Trudeau (left) and Winston Johnson as they prepare for the back-double-biceps pose during the judging for the overall title. Winston Johnson was declared the overall winner at the Novice Classic and is featured in a "Publisher's Page" article this month by Doug Schneider called "New Faces: Winston Johnson
JUNE 2011: Shaun Campbell is the president of International Drug Free Athletics (IDFA), Canada's fastest-growing physique organization, and is obviously a leader who walks the talk. Shaun is a former natural competitor who still trains despite being retired for several years. For Shaun, training isn't something one does just for competitions; instead, it's a lifelong pursuit.
MAY 2011: Steve Duperre was the over-40 masters, lightweight, and overall men's bodybuilding winner at the 2011 IDFA Montreal Classic held April 9. This photo of Steve was taken by Doug Schneider about two weeks prior to the contest when Steve was still training extremely hard. Steve's workouts involve a number of unique exercises, including this TRX-based exercise for the triceps.
APRIL 2011: This photo of Brian Robitaille was taken by Doug Schneider in March 2011 in Ottawa, Canada. Brian is a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder and a two-time Canadian champion who represented Canada at the 2000 IFBB World Championships. Brian has retired from bodybuilding competition but still trains and is actively involved; currently, Brian is the Chief Doping Control Officer for the IDFA.
MARCH 2011: This photo of Francois Beauregard was taken by Doug Schneider in October 2010 when Francois was guest posing at the IDFA Eastern Canada Classic. This month marks the debut of Francois's new column on SeriousAboutMuscle.com called "Beauregard Blasts."
FEBRUARY 2011: This photo of Denis Pedneault was taken by Doug Schneider in October 2010, just weeks before he competed in the 2010 IFBB Men's World Bodybuilding Championships and placed 4th. Denis is a lifetime natural competitor and a member of the SeriousAboutMuscle.com writing team.
JANUARY 2011: This photo of Dickens Lambert was taken by Doug Schneider on November 6, 2010, in Toronto, Canada. Dickens was pumping up and preparing to defend his title at the 2010 IDFA Pro Universe competition. He was successful in his attempt, which is one of many reasons that he was selected as one of SeriousAboutMuscle.com's Bodybuilders of the Year for 2010.
DECEMBER 2010: This photo of Erik Alstrup was taken by Doug Schneider on July 9, 2010, in Montreal, Canada, one day before he guest-posed at the IDFA Montreal Classic competition. Erik has won more natural-bodybuilding titles in 2010 than any other Canadian competitor.
NOVEMBER 2010: This shot of Francois Beauregard training was taken on October 17, 2010, at Gym Max in Ottawa, Canada. Francois is a lifetime natural competitor who is an IDFA pro bodybuilder. When this photo was taken, Francois was preparing for the IDFA Pro Universe Championships on November 6, 2010. The IDFA is Canada's leading natural physique organization.
AUGUST 2010: This photo taken by Doug Schneider features IDFA pro bodybuilders Rob DeLuca (left), Tony Muto (right), and Dickens Lambert (behind), who were all competing in the pro division at the 2010 IDFA International Championships held July 17, 2010, in Toronto, Canada. This shot was taken just prior to the evening finals where Dickens Lambert emerged as the winner.
JULY 2010: This photo of Erik Alstrup was taken by Doug Schneider on July 9, 2010, in Montreal, Canada. Erik was in Montreal to guest-pose a the 2010 IDFA Montreal Classic, the same place where he made his comeback to the bodybuilding stage one year prior.
JUNE 2010. This photo of Dickens Lambert and Mymuna Nasrin was taken by Doug Schneider on March 28, 2010, in Montreal, Canada. Dickens is the reigning IDFA Pro Universe winner and Mymuna is a top bikini, figure, and fitness-modeling competitor. Both stay in great shape year-round.
MAY 2010. This shot of Michael Kwao (left) and Tony Muto was taken as they were helping each other pump up just moments before they both stepped onstage to compete in the pro division of the IDFA's 2009 Toronto Classic. Kwao won the competition.
APRIL 2010. This photo of Dickens Lambert and Mymuna Nasrin was taken on March 28, 2010, in Montreal, Canada. Dickens is the reigning IDFA Pro Universe Champion and Mymuna recently placed in the top 3 at the 2010 IFBB Arnold Amateur Bikini Championships.
MARCH 2010. This shot of Dickens Lambert was taken in June 2009 when he was guest posing at the 2009 IDFA Montreal Classic. Dickens won the IDFA Pro Universe title in November 2009.
FEBRUARY 2010. This photo of Denis Pedneault was taken backstage at the 2009 Arnold Amateur IFBB International Championships held in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Denis is currently one of Canada's top natural bodybuilder and is a regular contributor to SeriousAboutMuscle.com. He placed 2nd in the bantamweight class at this competition.
JANUARY 2010. This photo of Ben Pakulski with his training partner, Victor Wojtkiewicz, was taken on July 27, 2009, just 12 days before made his pro debut at the IFBB Tampa Pro Championships and placed 3rd.