At the age of 26, Tyler Manion is already committed to transforming bodybuilding. Or at least add a tweak or two. The IFBB and NPC Vice President, who called on Zoom from Pittsburgh, was a guest on Monday Night Muscle this week. Manion gave hosts Bob Cicherillo and Shawn Ray a look back at a crazy 2020 bodybuilding season and the new changes it has in store for 2021.
Looking back on its second year in a row at IFBB
It's been a crazy, crazy year. When the Tampa Pro kicked off in August, we rocked and rolled with a ton of shows every weekend. The bodybuilding community, the competitors, they came out and grabbed the shows. Everything was amazing.
To implement a new universal rating system for 2021[It will be] an amazing addition for everyone – the organizers of the show, for the athletes, because they will be able to do it all in one place. There should be no more confusion with posing music, confusion with numbers, with anything. Shows should now run seamlessly. This will help the organizers make their shows much more efficient.
On future changes within the IFBB
As for the department, we won't be adding any new ones anytime soon – Wellness was the newest. It will be for the foreseeable future. [As far as] Changes to shows and show formats, I don't know if there will be too much of them for the coming year, but I always want to say that when someone has an idea, my management is always open.
When bringing back the Masters Olympia
We have to make sure we have the support and that the athletes come out and compete. When we build that, we want the quality to be there.