Local wins in bodybuilding contest

Published 3:00 am Thursday, June 2, 2016


Lacorey Teague recently won second place in the NPC Vulcan Classic contest.

Troy native Lacorey Teague took second place in a division of the NPC Vulcan Classic, a bodybuilding competition held in Birmingham.

Teague competed in the “True Novice Class A” division of the competition hosted by the National Physique Committee (NPC).

He is a 2005 graduate of Goshen High School and currently works with Ricoh Graphics and Printing on the Troy University main campus.

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Teague said friends helped convince him to compete.

“I have some friends that were already bodybuilding,” he said. “They told me I had the body to compete if I wanted to, so I figured I’d try it out. I had nothing to lose and everything to gain.”

Teague said he was already in good shape after spending two years playing college football at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, as well as some time playing arena football with the Springfield WolfPack in Springfield, Missouri.

His workout regimen consists of two hours at the gym every weekday and a healthy dietary plan, he said, with weekend gym sessions coming into the mix when he’s closer to competition.

He even prepares backstage as he’s waiting for his turn to present.

“They have bands in the back room to really get the veins popping,” he said. “So I’ll be back there doing that, and then I’ll use some glaze which is like a baby oil that highlights the contours of the muscles.”

Teague said the judges make their decisions based on things such as muscle symmetry, posing and smiling

Competing gives him free publicity, he said, and sometimes even money. But he said the real reward is in the feeling he gets from being healthy.

“I feel good because I’m eating healthy,” he said. “I have a natural body-high; I’m always full of energy.”

Although there was no drug testing for this competition, Teague clarified that he is “all-natural” and had previously been competing in “natural shows” which do test for drugs.

Teague said he’s been bodybuilding for about four years, and normally does two shows a year. He plans to compete in the NPC Riverfront Classic at the Davis Theatre in Montgomery, which is scheduled for Sept. 10.