BEYOND DRIVEN – MARK DUGDALE
This video is a continuation of the original DRIVEN.
For IFBB Pro bodybuilder Mark Dugdale, ascending the ranks to the highest level of professional bodybuilding demanded a delicate twelve-year balance of family life and the drive for a flawless physique.
Join Mark in his quest to qualify for the Super Bowl of bodybuilding, the Mr. Olympia contest, where not only is the level of competition higher but so is the price of perfection. It’s a journey of iron, sweat, and sacrifice – family, faith, and friends that’s beyond bodybuilding. It’s BEYOND DRIVEN.
BEYOND DRIVEN features IFBB Pro – Mark Dugdale, wife Christina Dugdale and their three daughters Madison “Maddie”, Lauren and Julia Dugdale; A 3G Enterprises Presentation in association with BD Productions; A Joel Barham and Nick De Palo Film; Music by: Nathan Burke, Legends of Rodeo and various Mars Hill Church artists; Executive Producer: Mark Dugdale.
BEYOND DRIVEN – Review
This is a video I highly recommend. Mark Dugdale is a top IFBB professional bodybuilder and athlete who has competed in the Mr. Olympia event. He is also a dedicated husband, father, and business owner whose top priority is family — first, last, and always. This video is very well filmed and capsulizes the life Mark leads at work, in the gym, and at home.
The juxtaposition of events is what makes the film so compelling. Mark’s hardcore training is shown in contrast to his daughter’s loose baby tooth and the acquisition of a family pet. Mark is blessed with his beautiful wife, Christina — a loving mother, dietician and cook for the whole family — as well as an indomitable support system for Mark. She is one amazing lady. The special feature which shows how Christina cooks all the meals (the evening dinner and Mark’s next day’s meals) is inspirational to watch.
This film has a documentary feel to it, as it shows Mark and Christina as human beings. After Mark had not placed top 10 in a show in Tampa, Christina is visibly and justifiably upset to the point of questioning what they are doing. The film has a “warts and all” look at two amazing people.
The video includes Mark’s road from the 2006 Ironman to the 2008 Tampa Pro. It captures all facets of the sport and its effect on family life. Well done on every level. Highly recommended. Gerry Triano, 2009