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2011/03/26 17:08:58 (permalink)
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John Hodgson has Retired !!!!!!!!!!

Hey guys after a great second place showing at the BGP John Hodgson has announced his retirement.
 
I think at 42 years old and the condition he was in at the BGP was immense and looking at it he must have been most conditioned guy on that stage.
 
I do not know John but I would like to wish him luck and happiness in whatever he decides to do, as in the short period I have followed BB he has inspired me and also has always seemed a model pro who kept things simple and in perspective
 
Happy Retirement fella, lets hope Flex or James L smashes it at the Mr O this year for the Brits :)
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    Papa Lazarou
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    Re:John Hodgson has Retired !!!!!!!!!! 2011/03/26 17:34:37 (permalink)
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    Having seen him last week at the GP I'd say he gave Flex a great run for his money and 20 years Flex senior.  An amazing man and hopefully he'll stay in the BBing arena even if not competing because he brought an amazing package to the stage.
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    Re:John Hodgson has Retired !!!!!!!!!! 2011/03/26 17:39:52 (permalink)
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    he looked the best he ever has last weekend at the BGP.
     
    i honestly thought it was very close between him and flex.
     
    such a shame if he has choosen to retire, but im sure he has his reasons, so i wish him all the best.
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    Re:John Hodgson has Retired !!!!!!!!!! 2011/03/26 17:47:04 (permalink)
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    Dazc - In his statement he said wanted to quit at the top, as many said its best he has looked and placing 2nd to an immense Flex is like winning anyways. 
     
    It says something about supplements and prepping so he will still be around
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    Re:John Hodgson has Retired !!!!!!!!!! 2011/03/26 17:48:13 (permalink)
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    Looked Great.
    I have his DVD- good watch.
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    Re:John Hodgson has Retired !!!!!!!!!! 2011/03/26 18:24:03 (permalink)
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    John is a great chap! I've never seen him grin so wide after his second place. I think it's a fab time to bow out on such a high even though it's sad for his followers. Even though I've seen him plenty times it was the first time I saw him on stage last weekend and he certainly wasn't a disappointment! He's only retiring from competing but will be helping prep others and as already said, he has a supplement project. If ever you're in Rochdale, you must pop into his gym co-owned with Paul Booth. It's a hammer strength delight!

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    Re:John Hodgson has Retired !!!!!!!!!! 2011/03/26 22:15:08 (permalink)
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    John is a great chap and a great laugh.  I'm sure he has good reason and full respect.
    IMO he's made is mark as one of the UK's bodybuilding greats
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    Re:John Hodgson has Retired !!!!!!!!!! 2011/03/26 23:49:36 (permalink)
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    Blimey - I'd hoped he was starting a come back...! Real shame that he won't hit the stage any more, I'd always respected his physique and conditioning, but seeing him in the flesh the other week, looking the absolute nuts, really hammered home to me just how good he is.
     
    Massive respect to his efforts over the years, as above, there wasn't a 20 year gap in quality... in fact, thinking that... jebus, makes his showing all the more impressive
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    Re:John Hodgson has Retired !!!!!!!!!! 2011/03/27 00:10:49 (permalink)
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    Papa Lazarou 
    he brought an amazing package to the stage.


    His trunks didnt leave much to the imagination then?

    "I believe in taking care of myself" - Patrick Bateman
      
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    Re:John Hodgson has Retired !!!!!!!!!! 2011/03/27 11:39:22 (permalink)
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    I've read John's reasons and I can understand...
     
    Bodybuilding is a solitary pursuit from the aspect of you produce your own results, you diet, you train, you prep, you compete....
    But.... for anyone who has prepped and competed you will know how much of a tornado a contest prep can be, it draws in everything and everyone around you and can hinder or even destroy personal relationships.
    Multiply this by many years of competing, riding the rollercoaster of highs followed by sudden plummets, anyone that is there for the ride can sometimes want to jump off.
     
    Only when you look back can you see the damage done.
     
    I wish John all the best for the future, being selfish on my part i'd love to see him on the Olympia stage but i can understand his reasons
     
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    Re:John Hodgson has Retired !!!!!!!!!! 2011/03/27 12:01:32 (permalink)
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    such a true statement from john h
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    Re:John Hodgson has Retired !!!!!!!!!! 2011/03/31 21:05:31 (permalink)
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    Thank you for such kind words. I have had compliments galore from my fellow peers, fans and it has been really moving on my showing at the BGP and how I am regarded as a BB.
    It is the perfect time to call it a day after 18yrs competing and if you saw my facebook profile you would have seen the events unfold fully.
     
    James what can I say.....one of UK BB greats wow!! If you want to do an interview with me on film or whatever just ask no punches pulled, just me being me!!
     
    Thank you all so much.
    Respect
    John Hodgson
    post edited by John Hodgson - 2011/03/31 21:06:58

    The truth will always be the truth!
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    Re:John Hodgson has Retired !!!!!!!!!! 2011/04/01 13:45:37 (permalink)
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    John Hodgson
    James what can I say.....one of UK BB greats wow!! If you want to do an interview with me on film or whatever just ask no punches pulled, just me being me!!

    If there's an opportunity for me to take the p!ss out of Mr Hodgson on film; then yes, we'll sort something!!
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    Re:John Hodgson has Retired !!!!!!!!!! 2011/04/01 14:01:49 (permalink)
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    James you know me I am always up for laugh, especially now I've retired and we can do a very honest, candid interview with no punches pulled. Please come and take a trip upto my gym www.evogym.co.uk have a workout and we can then do the interview. Get your questions together but don't let me see them and film. It will be from the heart and honest!!
     
    Cheers
    John

    The truth will always be the truth!
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    Re:John Hodgson has Retired !!!!!!!!!! 2011/04/01 14:23:11 (permalink)
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    Very humble chap..congrats on your placing and good luck with all your ventures....

    It's hard to be humble when I'm so great...

    If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize...Muhammad Ali
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    Re:John Hodgson has Retired !!!!!!!!!! 2011/04/01 17:29:42 (permalink)
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    We'll sort something out.  Got a few business things we can discuss anyway, John!
     
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    Re:John Hodgson has Retired !!!!!!!!!! 2011/04/01 17:46:20 (permalink)
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    John Hodgson

    James you know me I am always up for laugh, especially now I've retired and we can do a very honest, candid interview with no punches pulled. Please come and take a trip upto my gym www.evogym.co.uk have a workout and we can then do the interview. Get your questions together but don't let me see them and film. It will be from the heart and honest!!

    Cheers
    John

     
    cant wait to see that interview, and its not even been flimed yet!

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