lunes, 20 de septiembre de 2010

Roseanne Desmarais (R.I.P.)

Hi again Female Muscle Fans. Unfortunately, today we have to give a cruel news in this sport.
The last Thursday at 3:45 a.m. there was a car crash accident at Highway 1 outside of Hope in British Columbia, Canada, and in the vehicle was a female bodybuilder. Her name was Roseanne Desmarais (also known as Roseanne Blackburn) and she was a girl with a lot of talent and potential in sports world because besides of bodybuilding, she was a boxer and she had a good future as a high performance competitor. And now we going to mention her semblance.

Name: Roseanne Desmarais
Nationality: Canadian
Age: 35 years old
Date of Birth: June 4, 1975
City: Kamloops
Province: British Columbia

Contest History

2009 Canadian Championships - CBBF, LightWeight, 8th
2008 North American Bodybuilding Championships - 4th Middleweight
2008 Canadian Championships - CBBF, MiddleWeight, 3rd
2007 BC Provincials - 1st middleweight
2006 Emerald Cup - NPC, LightWeight, 3rd, Figure C, 15th
2006 BC Provincials – 3rd Lightweight
2006 Western Canadians – 1st Middleweight
2005 BC Provincials – 1st middleweight
2004 Canadian Championships - CBBF, MiddleWeight, 8th
2004 BC Provincials – 1st middleweight
2003 BC Provincials – 3rd middleweight
2003 WNSO – 5th (fitness short class)
2002 Body Rush Classics – 2nd middleweight
2002 WNSO – 3rd in middleweight
2002 ANBC West Coast Naturals – 2nd in couples, and 5th in short class

Other Competitions
2002 Bench press competition –2nd with a 145 pound bench press ( LOL.. can now do 195 for 2 reps!!! LOL)
2003 Bench press competition –1st with a 155 pound bench press ( LOL.. can now do 195 for 2 reps!!! LOL and do 155 for 3 sets of 12!!!)
Boxing (amateur) 10 fights: 6 wins, 4 loses, and 3 wins by KO
Toughman (boxing) 2004. won by a 2nd round KO! (Nov/04)
Toughman (boxing) 2006. 1st place. (3 wins, 2 KO)
Toughman (boxing) Oct 13/2007. won by KO in 15 seconds.
NFC II (MMA)– (0-1) loss to Lisa Ward (3 –3 min rounds) (Feb 18/04)
Wrestling – 6 gold, 1 silver. (2007 Western Canadians 1st)(2008-2nd)

She was born in a small town in British Columbia, raising pigs and chickens, and she gave many signals of her athletic background with boxing practices, and when she was growing, she had been a tomboy, due to her lack of female clothes and her rude attitude. Later, in 1995 she had begun her journey as a boxer woman, with Wayne Henderson as her trainer. She had her first bodybuilding contest in 2002 and since then she get hooked with this sport. After she met Dave Palumbo in Olympia 2006, she had trained very hard to improve her physique form. Little by little, she won an impressive reputation as one of the best Canadian female athletes and she had a good level to compete in the best Canadian stages in order to get a Pro Card and enter to the most defying competitions. Unfortunately, all her dreams were broken when suddenly she died in a car crash, she was the driver of a 2008 Pontiac car. All her legacy will be remembered for all her fans, friends and family.

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This is a small but at the same time a sincere homeage for this Canadian athlete, who gave everything for this sport. Wherever you are Roseanne, all Female Muscle Fans, as well as all your dear beings will miss you so much. From here, we wish you a better life towards your new journey.

That's all for this sensitive demise and for respect to her, we won't say good bye as always. See you next time Female Muscle Fans.

martes, 7 de septiembre de 2010

Sports And Impact Against Violence

Hi again Female Muscle Fans. In this time, we going to talk about Sports and how these physical disciplines can make difference against delinquence and their negative enviroments. As you can know, the importance of practicing a sport has many things like health, physical condition, leisure time with family members and friends and instilling positive values as a human being to the society. And this last point is important because it has been proven that sports away the individuals from bad habits like drug abuse, smoking, alcohol and criminality. 
Criminality and violence are a cancer in many countries and is a worrying trouble among all young people, no matter the nations, cultures and religions.

This is an article based in a sport discipline that has nothing to do with the issue of female muscle, however is necessary to know all scopes of a well-planned sports program and it is an investigation conducted by Alexia Krause, a journalist woman specialized in Mixed Martial Arts. So let's begin with this article.

Teens Involved in MMA Training Less Likely to get in Trouble

By: Alexia Krause


Teens growing up in troubled neighborhoods often find themselves drawn into seedy situations against their will. Whether it is peer pressure, or a feeling of despair for the future, many of today's youth fall prey to the allures of gangs, violence, and drugs. One of the most effective ways to circumvent this calamity is by making sure these kids stay active in after-school programs.


One of the best activities for children and teens to participate in are the fitness programs held in their schools or local gyms. There are neighborhood fitness centers like these all across the nation. Their success stories never cease to inspire.  Whether it is boxing, basketball, or badminton, studies have shown that after-school activities dramatically lower incidence rates of violence and crime amongst teens.


Chicago, as an example, has been infamously battling youth violence over the past few years. There have even been appeals to President Obama to intervene for the safety of his home-town. Thankfully, these after-school programs are fighting youth violence, while at the same time improving students' grades in school; giving them the edge they need to succeed in life.


Programs like ones organized by Tony DiVittorio at the MMA Club at Clemente Achievement Academy High-School in Chicago are perfect examples of the preventative power of these clubs. DiVittorio saw the trouble that teens in his neighborhood were getting in to, and wanted to make a difference. He had tried contacting the schools about such a program 10 years ago, but school officials argued that it would only promote more violence. Fortunately- since those ten years have passed- teachers and parents have changed their stance after seeing the benefits of these programs first-hand.


Take a look at the case of a young man named Bryan Gomez. Bryan was constantly getting in trouble with teachers, failing his classes, and hanging out in the streets. His parents were pressuring him to find a positive direction in life. Bryan received the guidance he needed from a chance meeting with Tony during one of his Youth Guidance visits to the school.


"Mixed [martial arts] gave me a type of discipline that added to my life. Like, my family, my cousins and brothers... one of my brothers did real bad in life, ended up in jail. My other cousin is in gangs. The discipline MMA brought me made me look at my surroundings and people differently."DiVittorio not only helped Gomez with his training, but also helped him get a job. Bryan is now thinking of becoming a police officer someday, and hopes to inspire kids the way that DiVittorio inspired him and saved him from the streets.


Gyms and stories like this exist all over the nation. It is incredibly important to support programs like these. These organizations improve the lives of the children enrolled in it, while at the same time decreasing rates of crime and violence in their surrounding neighborhoods. Unfortunately, due to the recent recession, much of the funding to these programs via state and federal grants has been slashed. Often times these gyms depend on donations to purchase MMA gloves to help them prepare for matches. That is why it is so vital to recognize how crucial these programs are to our communities around the nation, and the world.


Alexia is a self-described sports-nut. She particularly enjoys martial arts. As a result, she joined up with MMA Industries- retailers of highly popular MMA clothing and gear. Alexia has been blogging about the latest trends in MMA equipment for the past few years, and continues to provide you with the latest news in the MMA universe.

As you can see, these cases explained by Alexia Krause are an example about the importance of sports in the present society and how it can make difference between good citizens and the bad guys. A sport discipline has a deep meaning beyond the glory of the competitions and a good planning can help to increase new talents and at the same time delivering to the society a new generation of people with values.

That's all with this interesting and reflexive article and remember that the female muscle is a great passion that deserves to be followed so close. Any idea, comments and suggestions related with this fascinating subject, you can write to the next e-mail address: See you next time Female Muscle Fans.

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