There are specific individuals within the bodybuilding trade whose phrases and actions carry plenty of weight. A type of individuals is famend photographer J.M. Manion. The son of IFBB Professional League President Jim Manion was a visitor on the Match Rockstar Present, and he shared his opinions about a wide range of matters which have made headlines lately, together with the looks of Derek Lunsford on the Pittsburgh Professional in early Might 2022.
“He weighed 257 kilos on that day,” Manion informed host Isabelle Turell. When requested if Lunsford ought to take into account competing within the open, Manion didn’t hesitate together with his reply.
“I feel he might. You noticed him standing toe to toe with Nick (Walker) and Hunter (Labrada),” Manion mentioned. “To see him standing subsequent to these different ‘children’ as we’ll say. As enormous as they’re, he held his personal.”
Manion is most well-known as a photographer, however he does excess of that behind the scenes and up entrance. As he informed Turell, he’s not bored fairly often. One instance is his function with NPC Information On-line.
“Consider it or not, I began the NPC Information On-line web site again in 2001. It was nothing like it’s now. It was within the very early levels of the web,” he defined. “This 12 months, we lastly redesigned your complete web site from the bottom up.”
Manion additionally runs the social media for each the NPC and IFBB Professional League. Counting all accounts and pages, Manion oversees 27 totally different platforms on a day-to-day foundation. That’s on high of all of the journeys he makes to numerous exhibits for images and protection.
“I’ve been doing that now for 36 or 37 years,” Manion mentioned. He and Turell went rather a lot deeper within the visitor’s life from childhood up till right this moment. They cowl plenty of floor on this can’t miss episode of The Match Rockstar Present. You possibly can see all episodes of their entirety over at www.wingsofstrength.net, and you may observe @fitrockstarshow on Instagram for previews of upcoming exhibits.