Bodybuilder Yamagishi Breaks Boundaries, Delivers Big Win for Japan and Glico Cluster Dextrin®!

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ClusterDextrin–In 2007, renowned bodybuilder Hidetada Yamagishi became the first
Japanese athlete to compete in the prestigious Mr. Olympia competition.
His winning ways brought continued success, and this year he proved his
mettle once again by becoming the first Japanese competitor to take the
212 weight division of the Arnold Classic, the International
Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB) annual event begun in 1989, named for
longtime champion Arnold Schwarzenegger, that defines the leading edge
in this exciting sport. Yamagishi credits his breakthrough achievements
to hard work, determination, and to Cluster Dextrin®, the highly
branched cyclic dextrin, produced exclusively by Glico Nutrition Co.,
of Japan.

Cluster Dextrin’s outstanding advantage is in being an excellent source
of quick and sustainable energy. Popular in Japan for
generations, Glico’s proprietary formulation has taken its place as the
go-to nutritional ingredient in hypotonic sports drinks for runners,
swimmers, and athletes in all fields worldwide, owing to its benefits in
supporting endurance, reducing fatigue, and for its low gastrointestinal
impact and fast gastric emptying.

Along with aiding recovery during the grueling pre-contest training
regimen, most important to Yamagishi is Cluster Dextrin’s aid in
developing sarcoplasm, the cytoplasm of striated muscle fiber. “Off
season, when my main goal is quality muscle mass, I use 50g of Cluster
Dextrin twice, before and after training; pre-contest, it’s 25g after.
It helps me increase muscle size and density during the off season, and
pre-contest, I can hold muscle fullness by using cluster dextrin, even
on a low-calorie diet.”

Notably, Yamagishi is part of Team Gaspari, led by Rich Gaspari, one of
the highest-achieving bodybuilders in the field, winner of the 2013 Arnold
Classic Lifetime Achievement Award
. It was Hide (as global fans know
him) who learned about Glico Cluster Dextrin’s advantages in Japan, and
introduced it to Gaspari, who in turn made it the foundation of his own
best-selling formulation, Gaspari Nutrition’s Glycofuse®. Now
Yamagishi is looking to next fall’s Mr. Olympia contest, and to
“becoming world champion, of course!” And he’ll go for his goal, along
with everyday athletes everywhere, riding the Glico Cluster Dextrin® wave!


Sara Akine, 212-334-6600