Jacobs says his ‘pretty tight’ condition gave him the edge

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The 2017 National bodybuilding champion, Kenny Jacobs, said he was in much better overall condition than his competitors on Saturday night and that may have put him ahead of his main rivals during the National Bodybuilding, Figure & Fitness Competition at the Multipurpose Cultural Centre at Perry Bay.
Jacobs took the heavyweight division over main rival Ollyn Martin before going on to beat middleweight winner Orson Martin and lightweight champion Elvis Bailey to take the overall title.
“I believe my condition was pretty tight. A lot of the stuff I do off the camera, off the scene that you guys don’t get to see as far as the preparation and getting the condition where it needs to be, I think that has a lot to do with it. I weighed in at 192 and I was on stage at 190. Usually, I am on stage at 198 but going up against Orson you have to come tight,” he said. 
According to Jacobs, his only fear came during the compulsory poses but said he was not too worried about them significantly hampering his chances.
“I was kind of late in some of the shots for the compulsory [poses], because from working with ‘Flashy’ [Dion Haywood], we were holding the shots a little longer [in training]. I forgot to remind myself that when I got on stage to hit them because Errol Williams [chief judge] was going to be calling them. For some of the shots I was a little behind so I just needed to relax and just take it easy,” the athlete said. 
Asked what now, Jacobs said believes he has earned a little rest and recreation.
“Relax, get some rest, a lot of rest. Eat a lot of pancakes and fry eggs and so forth and that little turkey sausage. It’s been over a year since I’ve eaten pancakes — it’s one of my favourites — but I would go like a year and a half without seeing it. It’s been a while so I had to get that in [Sunday] morning,” the bodybuilder said.
The Antigua & Barbuda Bodybuilding & Weightlifting Federation (ABBWF) is expected to name a team for this year’s Central American & Caribbean (CAC) Championships in the coming week.

Bodybuilder Kenny Jacobs captured the heavyweight and overall titles at this year’s Bodybuilding, Figure & Fitness Competition on Saturday night.


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