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E-Muscle Gate

Staying at home shouldn’t stop you from keeping fit. Despite gyms and other exercise facilities being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bodybuilders all over Japan still have a chance to show off their impressive physiques via the Muscle Gate competition, which will be going digital for the first time.

To enter the online event, all you have to do is post unedited photos or videos of your front and back poses to Instagram by May 20. Men and women who are interested in bodybuilding are encouraged to apply whether they’re veterans or novices. Don't forget to mention @muscle_gate in the comments section with some designated hashtags depending on your category.

The winners of the competition will be announced May 31. The victors will be awarded protein packs, no doubt to help further their fitness journey. (Yuki Yamauchi)

In line with the nationwide state of emergency declared on April 16, the government is strongly requesting that residents stay at home whenever possible and refrain from visiting bars, restaurants, music venues and other public spaces.