Local Bodybuilder Wins Provincial Class

Article written by Matthew Hermiz of The Portage Daily Graphic. Portage la Prairie bodybuilder Bailey Green, 19, won the Manitoba Amateur Body Building Association (MABBA) Men's Physique B Class championship at provincials Saturday in Winnipeg. Green had been training for months for the event, including an intensive regimen the past 16 weeks which featured a low carbohydrate food intake plan and exercise up to three times per day. Considering all the work he put into it, topping the podium in his class was gratifying for the teenager. “It was actually insane for me (to process),” Green said. “It probably took a day for it all to sink in for me.” After all the carbohydrate-cutting, water-restriction and exercise, the 19-year-old bodybuilder who is a noted fan of baked goods celebrated as you'd expect: A food binge! “I had about half a dozen donuts, then we went to Pizza Hut and had breadsticks and salad,” he said. “I also had some cupcakes and my step mom baked cookies.” “I definitely wasn't feeling the best the next day,” Green continued. “But now I'm back on my diet and already back at the gym getting back to work to keep my body ready.” In winning his class, Green was of four finalists to be named “Mr. Manitoba” for the Men's Physique category. Galvin Friesen, who had a perfect score in his class competition, wound up winning the overall title and right to use the moniker. That served to motivate Green more moving forward. “I'm definitely happy with first-place (in my class) but disappointed that I didn't get the overall title,” he said. “But it definitely went to the right guy. He came in better, more shredded and he deserved it.” Green's first-place finish in-class also secured him a spot in the Canadian Body Building Federation nationals over the next two years. He said he plans on attending in 2017. mhermiz@postmedia.com Twitter:@PDGhermiz

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