Physique Bodyware Athlete Dominick Mutascio to Compete in NPC USA Championships

NPC USA Championships_Dominick Mutascio

Physique Bodyware would like to wish good luck to one of our hardest working athletes, NPC Competitor, Dominick Mutascio, in his upcoming show, the NPC USA Championships!!

A New York native, Dominick Mutascio, has spent the past five years making a name for himself in the bodybuilding world as an extreme fitness and nutrition guru and fierce NPC competitor. Competing as a middleweight bodybuilder in such shows as, the Junior Nationals, Metropolitan, and Excalibur; Dominick has yet to place below second in any of his competitions. His motto of “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” is apparent in his training methods and stage presentation.

Most recently, Dominick took first place at the NPC North Eastern Summer Classic in Westchester, NY. Currently, he is only one week out from the NPC USA Championships, in Las Vegas, NV where he is set to take the stage once more, in his quest for his IFBB Pro Card.

We asked Dominick, what’s your favorite piece of Physique Bodyware clothing??

Dominick replied, “I love all of their stuff, but I would have to say one of favorite pieces is definitely the Y-Back Stringer tank. It’s got a classic bodybuilding look that really showcases my physique in a way that not many other tanks like this can. Plus the material is really nice and they’ve got a ton of cool colors. Their Workout Shorts are also awesome; they make my legs look really defined. It’s hard for me to find a pair of fitted shorts that are actually comfortable enough for me to train in.”

Meet Dominick and grab some Physique Bodyware gear tomorrow afternoon at RXMuscle’s Bros Vs Pros 24 event at Extreme Fitness Xtreme in Shirley, NY.

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Written by Lina G. DeForca

Jay Cutler To Meet and Greet Competitors at Bros Vs Pros 24

Bros Vs Pros 24

Four-time Mr. Olympia champion, Jay Cutler, is undoubtedly one of the most recognized bodybuilders of all time, and this Saturday, July 18th is your chance to meet him in person!

IFBB Pro Jay Cutler is teaming up with to present the Bros Vs Pros 24, which will be held at Unique Fitness Xtreme during their grand opening in Shirley, NY.

Are you passionate about extreme fitness? Do you feel like you have what it takes to beat an IFBB Pro? Well here’s your chance! Go pound for pound in the bench press and deadlift competitions against the pros! See details below.

It’s free to attend and compete, and winners will receive over $2000 in cash prizes!

Physique Bodyware will be handing out free workout tanks and tee-shirts!

Plus tons of giveaways from Species Nutrition and free demos by Pretty Lashes by Stephanie!

The event will be live streamed by and will be hosted by Dave Palumbo!

Be sure to come down Saturday, July 18th to meet Jay Culter and all of the IFBB Pros, including Akim Williams, Tracy Hess, and Jeff Beckham. Plus UFC No.1 Title Contender, Luke Rockhold, and many more!


Men: 315 for reps (UNDER 200lbs class & OVER 200lbs class)

Women: 165lbs for reps


Men: 225lbs for reps (UNDER 200lbs class & OVER 200lbs class)

Women: 60% of bodyweight for reps

Written by Lina G. DeForca


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Mr. Olympia Sandow Championship Trophy Listed for Sale on eBay


Each year, the world’s top qualifying Olympian bodybuilders take to the stage to compete for the chance to become the next Mr. Olympia Champion. So what is the prize for winning such a competition? The Sandow Championship Trophy, which has only been awarded to 13 legendary men.

Earlier this week, a Mr. Olympia Sandow Championship Trophy was listed for sale on eBay for a cool $9,999.99. The post garnered media attention from online bodybuilding publications, all wondering if the statue was authentic, and if so, which original owner had decided to place his very own piece of history up for sale?

The seller, who remains anonymous, has a bevy of high-price collectors items for sale, including a 1983 NFL Washington Redskins Championship Super Bowl Ring (on sale for $11,999.99) plus several Antique Monogram Luis Vuitton Trunk Suitcases (twelve pieces for a whopping $115,000.00). Whoever the seller is, they were able to sell his/her Sandow for the full asking price in under 24 hours.

Over the past several years, there have been very few Sandow Championship Trophies for sale… and Physique Bodyware happens to be one of the proud owners of one! For rental availability and historic details please visit our webpage.

Created by Joe Weider, the Mr. Olympia competition made its debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1965, and since it’s inception, the names listed below are the only champions to date to be awarded a Sandow.

  1.  Larry Scott, aka The Golden Boy – 1965, 1966
  2.  Sergio Oliva, aka The Myth – 1967, 1968, 1969
  3.   Arnold Schwarzenegger, aka The Austrian Oak – 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1980
  4.  Franco Calumbu, aka The Sardinian Strongman – 1976, 1981
  5.  Frank Zane, aka The Chemist – 1977, 1978, 1979
  6.  Chris Dickerson, aka Mr. Symmetry – 1982
  7. Samir Bannout, aka The Lion of Lebanon – 1983
  8. Lee Haney, aka Total-Lee Awesome – 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
  9. Dorian Yates, aka The Shadow – 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
  10. Ronnie Coleman – 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
  11. Jay Cutler – 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010
  12. Dexter Jackson, aka The Blade – 2008
  13. Phil Heath, aka The Gift – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Which legendary bodybuilder do you think put their iconic piece of history up for sale?

Your guess is as good as ours…

For more information on the history of the Sandow, please visit

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Written by Lina G. DeForca

5 Essential Leg Day Workouts


In bodybuilding, possessing hard, muscular legs will quickly draw the eye of any judge, but as any hardcore competitor will tell you, building great legs takes time, endurance and proper technique.

Whether you’re getting ready to step on stage or just want to increase your strength, these five lower body workouts will have your legs looking bigger and more defined.

Always be ready for leg day with Physique Bodyware’s Men’s Workout Shorts and Men’s Workout Pants.

1.  Squats

A compound, full body exercise, squatting is a fan favorite. One of the most popular exercises, it’s known for building muscle, as well as toning secondary muscle groups such as abs, obliques and the lower back muscles.

Click HERE for Squat Workout video.

2.  Hamstring Curls

The hamstring curl (or lying leg curl) allows for isolation of the hamstring muscle, delivering a very concentrated contraction. Focus on your muscle’s contraction and get a good squeeze out of the hamstring.

Click HERE for hamstring curl workout video.

3.  Dead Lifts

Dead lifting works more muscles than any other exercise. It will strengthen your entire back and it’s surrounding muscles, while being extremely effective for building core strength that supports all major muscle groups.

Click HERE for dead lift workout video.


4.  Leg Extensions

Leg extensions target strengthen the quadriceps and key attachments for the knee joint. Improve your upper sweep and isolate your quads by pointing your toes out when you come up.

Click HERE for leg extension workout video.

5.  Seated Calf Raises

When performing a seated calf raise, it is better to use less weight and higher reps, due to the fact that you are putting greater emphasis on the soleus, as opposed gastroc, which consists of more slow twitch muscle fibers.

Click HERE for seated calf raise workout video.

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Written by Lina G. DeForca

Blueberry & Almond Butter Protein Pancakes

Protein Pancakes

Let’s face it; everyone loves a big batch of pancakes in the morning. What we don’t love? The fact that when we are dieting, we really can’t go near them. Well, that’s where protein pancakes come in!

With a whopping 46g of protein, and plenty of fiber, these protein packed blueberry and almond butter pancakes will satisfy your cravings in a much healthier way and will leave you feeling fuller longer. They’re also gluten-free!


½ cup almond flour

2 scoops vanilla protein powder

1 mashed banana (very ripe)

2 eggs

3 egg whites

1 cup blueberries

2 tbsp almond butter

2 tbsp coconut oil

½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp cinnamon


  1. Combine almond flour, protein powder, baking powder and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  1. Beat eggs and mix into dry ingredients.
  1. Toss in banana, almond butter and blueberries.
  1. Place large pan over high heat and add coconut oil.
  1. Spoon batter onto griddle into silver dollar sized pancakes.
  1. Flip when bubbles start to appear on the surface.
  1. Serve hot and devour.

46g protein, 26g fat, 45g carbs, 490 calories

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Written by Lina G. DeForca

The 2015 Arnold Classic Brazil Kicks-off This Weekend in Rio de Janeiro

2015 Arnold Classic Brazil

Everyone at Physique Bodyware would like to wish good luck to all of the competitors taking the stage this weekend during the third-annual Arnold Classic Brazil!

The stakes are huge and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is busting at the seams with fitness competitors from around the world. The event features the IFBB Pro League men’s bodybuilding and women’s fitness competitions, armature competitions and a large fitness expo.

The Arnold Classic Brazil is a derivative of the Arnold Sports Festival, which began in 1989 as the Arnold Classic professional men’s bodybuilding competition. Today, over 18,000 athletes compete in more than 45 sports and events each year.

During last year’s competition, Steve Kuclo claimed his place as the men’s bodybuilding champion and Bethany Cisternino took first place in women’s fitness. Brandon Curry was the premier champion winning the first ever Arnold Classic Brazil in 2013, and Ryall Vasani came in for the win in women’s fitness.

Since the release of the 2015 Arnold Classic Brazil competitors’ lineup in early April, social media has been stirring with predictions of who will take the number one spot in this year’s competition. Bodybuilding fans are forecasting Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay (left) will duke out it out with Cedric McMillan (right) for the 2015 Arnold Classic Brazil men’s open bodybuilding title.

  Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay Cedric McMillan

2015 Arnold Classic Brazil Lineup

Men’s Open Bodybuilding

Lionel Beyeke

Brandon Curry

Marius Dohne

Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay

Toney Freeman

Victor Martinez

Cedric McMillan

Juan Morel

Jose Liuz Rodriguez

Fred Smalls

Women’s Fitness

Marta Aguiar

Michelle Blank

Myriam Capes

Regiane Da Silva

Ryall Graber

Tanji Johnson

Ashley Sebera

Bethany Wagner Cisternino


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MDW Exclusive: Physique Bodyware Gives Back To Our Troops

Physique Bodyware Camouflage

Memorial Day Weekend is nearly upon us and Physique Bodyware would like to thank all of the men and women who serve and protect our country every day!!

A New York based company, Physique Bodyware has been producing custom workout clothing and gym apparel since 1990. In addition to dressing the nations’ top IFBB Pro bodybuilders, the WWE, professional athletes and fitness celebrities, Physique Bodyware has also been donating their clothing to soldiers and military personal since September 11, 2001. The WWE has even joined forces with Physique Bodyware and together they continue to ship free care packages to our men and women in the armed forces.

Manufacturing all of our products in the USA, Physique Bodyware was one of the very first companies to send care packages to soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as to the wounded Men & Women at Walter Reed Medical Center.

We want to celebrate the unofficial start to summer by honoring those who risk their lives to serve our country. If you are military personnel, please visit our Military Muscle page for your discount!

If you would like to make a donation to our armed forces, please visit The Purple Heart Foundation.

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