Dexter Simon: Arnold Classic South Africa toughest challenge yet

By May 24, 2019

Dexter Simon says last weekend’s bodybuilding competition in South Africa was his toughest yet.

Simon, who turns 50 this year, finished 17th in a field of 32 at the Arnold Classic South Africa Invitational and said he is proud of what he was able to accomplish given the challenges he faced.

The tournament was by invitation only, 32 of the best bodybuilders in the world assembling in South Africa and Dexter held his own as the only competitor from the Caribbean.

“It turned out good at the end of the day and I was able to give excellent representation for the rest of the Caribbean,” Simon told Sportsmax.TV, revealing that he has other competitions coming up in Barbados on July 6, Miami on July 17 and St. Maarten at the end of July.

Simon said he got into South Africa last week Thursday, after travelling for 48 hours.

“I had to go straight to the gym and train because of water retention. It was really tough, I had to do like four training sessions before the show and also change my diet to get back fully lean. That was a really tough challenge,” he said.

 

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