Haiti bodybuilders competition as athletes flexed their pecs, lats, biceps and triceps

AthlHaiti, the poorest country in western hemisphere is barely known for its bodybuilders. The country only has a handful of gyms of which only a few are air conditioned. The air conditioned gyms are reserved for workers of foreign aid and the elite class of Haiti while those Haitians who live on modest means only have access to outdoor gyms, none of which are air conditioned.


In a very rare competition, these handful of bodybuilders from the country managed to get a chance to show off their muscles and cuts. 10 bodybuilders managed to get into the competition among which, 5 were in heavyweight category and rest in medium-weight category. The competition was held in Carrefour district's athletic center. Carrefour district is located just outside Port-au-Prince. The athletes were cheered by a few dozen of supporters. On the tunes of American pop music, these athletes danced like robots and they flexed their triceps, biceps, lats and pecs.

Bodybuilding requires vitamins and protein shakes which are brought to the country by relatives and friends of those who go to gyms to build their muscles. The membership fee they pay for these gyms could be used for child education and food. However, the sport is quite appealing and this is what keeps these bodybuilders focused on the sport. Peter Anis, the coach for Bazile Gordon (one of the contestants) said that cardio exercises supplies oxygen to mind which allow the bodybuilders to face everything. Gordon, who is a security guard, entered weightlifting 9 years ago and says that bodybuilding allows him to show the beauty of the body.

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