Dunedin bodybuilders (front, from left) Gregory Scott (49),
Barbara Olah (35), Lisa Williams (45), (rear, from left)
Simon Pointer (32), Debbie Nicolson (49) and Brent McKenzie
(56) flex their muscles at the Wall Street mall in Dunedin
yesterday. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
As you tuck into your orange juice, cereal, toast and/or
full English breakfast this morning, spare a thought for
All the Dunedin 35-year-old will be eating for breakfast
today is a couple of dry rice cakes, a very strong shot of
coffee, some protein paste and banana, and some herbal
''That will be breakfast. It doesn't sound very appetising,
but when you're hungry, you'll eat anything.''
She is one of more than 60 bodybuilders who will be competing
in the South Island Body Building Championships in Dunedin
today, and for the past 16 weeks, her diet has consisted of
low carbohydrate food.
''Carbs are a luxury at the moment. It's pretty gruelling.
You crave things like cake, and mince and cheese pies really
bad,'' she said.
''On Monday, I'm looking forward to having toast with butter
and jam or honey for breakfast,'' she said.
Bodybuilders from around the South Island will be gathering
at the University of Otago College of Education auditorium
today, hoping to qualify for the National Amateur Body
Builders' Association national bodybuilding competition in
Auckland on October 13.
The South Island competition consists of five different
classes - fitness model, shape, figure, athletic, and
Among those registered to compete in the South Island
competition is former 2012 association national championship
Ms Shape New Zealand award winner Susan Baxter, of
Association New Zealand executive member Suzie Patrick said
this was the third year in a row the South Island event had
been held in Dunedin, and given the success and growing
popularity of the event, the venue had been moved this year
from the King's and Queen's High School Performing Arts
Centre to the College of Education auditorium.