(Edited – you can now listen to the interviews via this link) I’m at 00:27:01, 00:47:11, 01:14:35, 02:18:07 (<— with added thefitdog-barking sounds!) and 02:44:00 (<–featuring the word "she-hulk"!)
Did you grow up in the 1980s? If you did, chances are you remember watching “Tomorrow’s World” with a curious mixture of fascination and fear (or maybe that was just me), and kind of loving presenter Maggie Philbin.
Well, today I got to pump iron with Maggie Philbin. Isn’t life strange? I just go with it.
After my bodybuilding comp, I sent a press release out to local papers. The Wokingham Times ran the story, and a researcher at our local BBC radio station picked up on it. During the breakfast show, there are six slots (two every hour) during which time the studio talks to their roving reporter (Maggie) to see which local
freak weirdo interesting individual she’s with that day. Today, Maggie’s “interesting individual” was me. 😉
I hope I was interesting! It’s a bit hard to tell whether or not you’re answering questions lucidly at 7am particularly when it’s a live broadcast.
Regardless of how the interviews turned out, I had a great time. Maggie, soundman Adam (probably not his official title but he was the techy dude who did all the audio and signal stuff) and I started off at the gym, where we ran through some of my back session (I had Maggie doing pull ups and bent-over rows).
Then we came back to my house where we chatted nutrition, tanning and routines. I even showed her a lat-spread pose and her reaction was classic! “You just seem to….grow!” she said – which is exactly the reaction we want, of course!
Nicola Joyce – the Fit Writer – is a freelance copywriter and journalist who writes for the sport and fitness industry. Her main website is here.