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May 25, 2012

Blog Post By Scott Goble, 4 x IFBB Super Heavyweight Mr Australia. These days I find myself quickly identified as a bodybuilder, occasionally a little kid will ask me if I’m a wrestler and one once asked me if I was the hulk, but as a whole I walk around with a sign above me that says bodybuilder. Now I love my sport and I’m happy to represent it. I’m not ashamed to say I’m a bodybuilder, I’m happy to tell people why I do it and what it involves. I do however get a little put off by some of the stereotypes attached to the sport…no matter how much they are deserved. So this blog is all about how you can represent the sport and help break down these stereotypes. Acceptance: It’s really not hard to accept others, it takes very little energy and your tolerance of others different from yourself will make it easier for them to accept you. There seems to be an anti crossfit ground swell in the bodybuilding community. Why? Is it because you have seen some of them use terrible form? Please you can’t tell me you haven’t seen bodybuilders use terrible form, I see it daily. Is it because the training is only good for one thing? Crossfit competitions. What is bodybuilding training good for? Posing on stage. Sure we come in handy when people want to move house, but I’m betting those good crossfit guys would still be going strong after a couple of trips upstairs with furniture, while I would be huffing and...

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May 4, 2012

Blog post by Scott Goble – 4 x  IFBB Mr Australia – Super Heavyweight. Ever wonder why Buddy Franklin gets caught holding the ball every match? Why Michael Jordan took and missed more shots in the fourth quarter than any other? It’s obvious really, they think they’re better than their opposition and their very own team mates. Buddy hasn’t seen a tackle he didn’t think he could break. Jordan believed he’d be better off taking an off balance fall away jump shot than passing to Scottie Pippen who was in a better position. Call it confidence if you want, the truth is their arrogance is a component of what makes them great. I see it with my PT clients on a regular basis. When I load up the bar, some tell me they can’t lift it, even though I know they can, often they bail on the lift half way through. Some of my other clients are willing to attempt anything and if I tell them they can lift it they invariably do. So who do you think carries the most muscle, those that think they can lift anything or those that look at the bar and think ‘that’s too heavy’? I don’t really need to give you the answer to that one do I?! I’ve gone through a phase in my training where the priority has been recovery and healing, work’s got in the way of eating and sleeping at times. I’ve got no excuses now. The switch has been flicked and I’m a prick of a bloke in the gym again. The smiling has stopped and the angry face is on and I’m having more fun than...

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March 27, 2012

Blog Post by Scott Goble – Multiple IFBB Super Heavyweight National Title Holder After last months efforts where I shared the joys of achieving a modicum of success in the niche sport of amateur Australian bodybuilding, or as I like to refer to it, becoming a gold fish sized fish in a puddle sized pond. I would like to provide you with my insight into those that desperately want to make it in our little world and the lengths they will go to in order to convince people that they are in fact someone. Fabricated Accomplishments: There is nothing better than a little bit of embellishment to help create the illusion that you are more successful. I’ve lost count of the amount of guys that have come fourth in a contest. They only announce the top three anyway, so I think 80% of the guys that come between fourth and tenth are claiming that fourth place. When you are winning, why not upgrade that title, a Mr International or Mr Australasia title so easily becomes an Australian title, after all you’re doing it to save yourself the hassle of explaining the hierarchy of the contest calender. It is open to competitors nationally, the nation is called Australia and therefore it, sorta, kinda, must be an Australian title, right? Pro Status: This is a personal favorite of mine, nothing better than finding out one of your contemporaries is now a pro bodybuilder. Hell I won some prize money once, screw it I’m changing my facebook profile page to...

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February 8, 2012

Blog Post by Scott Goble: 4 x IFBB Superheavy Weight National Title Holder Many cool things happen when you start to achieve a level of success in bodybuilding. Sponsorships like my one here with Activewear Online. People coming up to you and telling you they are a fan (My reaction to that is still laughter, even though I am a fan of many Australian bodybuilders myself). Getting free entry to hardcore gyms (I love this one so much sometimes I stand at reception and yell at the top of my voice “DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!”  just to ensure my admission is free). But there are a few other lesser known indicators of success in this somewhat unusual sport of ours, it is these I wish to focus on. The Rumour Mill. If you have made it in bodybuilding expect to be involved in some rumours. The best of which have absolutely no basis in fact whatsoever. I was involved in a fairly recent one (I’d like to give a little shout out to the boys down at Evelyn Faye for circulating it so efficiently via the supplement reps). Apparently myself along with Lucky Hatzipantelis were involved in a major recreational drug bust. Neither one of us were aware of it, but it turns out we were two of biggest dealers of GHB in Melbourne. I was happy to discover that Lucky was the king pin and it was due to his downfall that I got caught up in it all. Absolutely no basis in fact! Neither one of us had been so much as issued with a traffic violation and you would be...

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January 18, 2012

Blog Post By Scott Goble: 4 x IFBB Superheavy Weight National Title Holder. I’ve heard a lot of people say they are glad 2011 is over and that they hope 2012 is a lot better. Me personally I had a great year, in almost every regard. But whether you would classify your year as a good or bad I’m sure you would have learned some lessons, at least I hope you have. I’ve had bad years, in 2005 I quit my job, tore my transverse ab and ended a tumultuous relationship all in a short space of time. I found myself alone, unable to train and without a source of income. I learned a lot that year about my resilience. I learned that I have the ability to pick myself up when things are looking bleak and I learned a lot about how much I love bodybuilding when it was taken away from me. Hopefully those of you that had it rough in the last 12 months will look back on 2011 in the years to come and see that you are in a better position because of the adversity you have overcome. Nothing beats a little life experience. We all know it’s true because if we’re in our thirties we look at eighteen year olds and think “man you really don’t have a clue!” In much the same way eighteen year olds look down on fourteen year olds. When you walk on a bodybuilding stage and I hope those of you that haven’t already consider this goal (It’s a life changing moment for many) nothing beats experience. Ok maybe Flex Wheeler genetics trump experience but nothing short of that! What you take...

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