Olympia Weekend is the highlight of the year for the bodybuilding community. It was a lot of fun for me again this year. Here’s a very quick recap of my weekend.
I saw Joel Stubbs at the VersaGripps booth. He’s really hard to miss at six-feet-three or four and about 300 pounds. His overwhelming size is unreal. Mike Parker, the vice-president, was on hand at his booth again. I met him in 2004 at the Olympia Expo when I first tried out his VersaGripps. I was instantly “hooked” on his straps. I’ve had the same pair since then and even though that pair is still holding up just fine, I have been sweating in them a couple times per week, so it was time for a new pair. Mike’s a great guy with a great product. Many of my training buddies have purchased these straps and love them too. And if their straps are good enough for big Joel Stubbs, they’re good enough for me!
Incidentally, even though I was very tired from the drive back from Las Vegas on Sunday and the entire weekend’s schedule, I couldn’t wait to get to the gym and train. I got home at about 2:00 p.m. and I was training in the gym by 4:00 p.m. I mean, come on, it was back day and I had new straps to try out. I wasn’t going to wait. No way!