The community for anyone interested in bodybuilding!
Share your bodybuilding tips or ask for advice on anything from muscle development to dieting & supplements.
A selection of the latest bodybuilding news and blog posts.
Meet Report: Morganton Misfits at The IPA World Championships As for me, I had a respectable meet. As far too often happens, I did not do all I came to do. Do we ever? Powerlifters never seem to be satisfied. Rather than talking about results, however, I had rather discuss what I learned. Is that an excuse for not achieving all your results, old man?
Opportunity Over Money We played at Alabama, we won a conference championship, I had the best bowl game experience of my career, I got the opportunity to step up when my boss left for Purdue before the bowl game, I learned a ton, and grew a ton as a person.
Metabolism Mayhem Ones metabolism is given much clout in the world of bodybuilding and strength. Metabolism is spoken of in a manner which implies it is solely responsible for one's ease or difficulty in gaining lean body mass and/or fat mass. It isn't so much that this notion is wrong, just that it oversimplifies the process to a point of confusion.
Everyone's Rooting for FLEX WHEELER, Get Well Soon! Much in the vein of Kevin Levrone, Wheeler silenced the critics and gave the fans exactly what they'd been asking for, when he announced a return to the stage in 2015. Unlike other legends, Wheeler didn't transform his legendary look to be competitive to the day's standards.
Dorian Yates Puts Industry on Blast, Did You Actually Listen? The bodybuilding community all of a sudden was in an uproar questioning how Dorian Yates, a legendary bodybuilder, could be so critical of current bodybuilders among other sensitive subjects. In this article, I want to break it all down and voice my own opinion.
Why I Bought From elitefts My first experience with elitefts equipment was from the days I was a Division I strength coach at the University of New York at Buffalo. Let's just say the price was not the only factor in why I decided we should go with elitefts equipment.
LISTEN: The Iron Life Podcast #16 with Bedros Keuilian We all love a good rags-to-riches story. Especially when that story involves a young immigrant boy from Armenia coming to the U.S., who is unable to speak English and so poor that his family had to eat out of dumpsters to survive. RECENT: 6 Business Lessons No One Talks About.
Lacey Dunn on the Pros and Cons of Organic Versus Conventional Foods 5:42 - What is organic food and how does it differ from conventional farming? 8:10 - Are there any downsides to organic farming? 13:17 - What is the nutritional quality in organic food compared to non-organic? 17:15 - Is it important to have a variety of fruit and vegetables in our diet?
This Is the Mindset You Need to Get in Shape You'll also learn what the science says about growth mindsets and your long-term results, and how to cultivate a growth mindset in all areas of your life. Let's get started. Before we break down what a growth mindset is-it's best to get a handle on what mindsets are as a whole.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Gives Travel Workout Advice Arnold Schwarzenegger says to skip the nap and hit the gym after a long flight! "Go Straight To The Gym For a Pump" Arnold Schwarzenegger is no doubt an overachiever in every aspect of life, especially when it comes to fitness.
WATCH: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Metal Canvas Squat Suit When I visited the elitefts S5 Compound this summer, I knew I had to come back home to Cyprus with a souvenir from there. I ended up going with a new squat suit: the Metal Canvas Squat Suit, to be specific. For those of you who haven't worn a squat suit or just want to know more about the Metal Canvas Squat Suit, this is the Q&A for you.
Don't Make These 10 Mistakes After a Bodybuilding Contest I have always felt that a big part of my writing for elitefts.com should be to save as many people as I can from making the mistakes I have made or witnessed others make in my 3.5 decades of bodybuilding. RECENT: How to Get Huge in Less Than 1,000 Words.
Fake Meats - How Do Beyond and Impossible Burgers Stack Up From a Health Perspective? Meat alternatives like the Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger are taking restaurants around the world by storm.
A Doctor's Guide to Testosterone, Body Composition, and Sex When you think of testosterone, libido, and erections, it's helpful to have a framework: brain, biochemistry and blood flow. 1 - Brain: The sexual brain can be thought of as containing sexual stimulators and sexual repressors.
How Alison Used Thinner Leaner Stronger to Lose 30 Pounds and 9.4% Body Fat How Alison lost 30 pounds of fat on my Thinner Leaner Stronger program!
LISTEN: Table Talk Podcast Clip - The Yellow Brick Road of Powerlifting Don't pay attention to the man behind the curtain; instead, keep your eye on the goal through your training journey.
How Research Can Help You Manage Detraining and Retraining There is not a lot of research about detraining and retraining. A Pubmed search with the title search term "detraining" resulted in 390 items. The same search with the term "retraining" resulted in 915 items. Most "retraining" titled articles are not related to sports.
LISTEN: Table Talk Podcast #32 with Nick Showman It's showtime — and why wouldn't it be since this week's guest is Nick Showman, owner of Showtime Strength and Performance?
Dorian Yates: The Original Mass Monster - Official Trailer The official trailer and release date have been revealed for the upcoming documentary - Dorian Yates: The Original Mass Monster. Releasing November 15, 2019 on digital and DVD, the film chronicles the life story of Dorian Yates. A six time Mr.
Franco, Sartre, and The Gym Olympia, Doctor Franco Columbu. As you are a reader of elitefts, I hardly need to go into the impact Doctor Columbu had on bodybuilding. His fingerprints are all over the sport, like chalk marks on your favorite deadlift bar.
Shawn Ray Takes Command of Digital Muscle One of the things I love to write about is industry news. It's so important to stay up to date with all the things going on in our industry and when it comes to bodybuilding, the name Digital Muscle commands a world of respect. Other names that command similar respect include Dan Solomon, Jake Wood, and Sugar Shawn Ray!
How Maariana Used Bigger Leaner Stronger to Fit Into Her College Clothes Again Oh and if you like this episode want to be notified when new episodes go live, then head on over to iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, YouTube, Soundcloud, or Google Play and subscribe. Lastly, if you want to support the show, please drop a quick review of it over on iTunes.
WATCH: I am Clint Darden Though he lives in Cyprus, Clint Darden is originally from Murray, Kentucky, a place most people haven't heard of. When he was around 24, he met his now-wife, Nefi, and followed her out to her home country of Cyprus for a new life and opportunities, and never looked back.
Nature's Super-stimulant: How Caffeine Can Enhance Your Lifestyle In 2015 a systematic review and meta-analysis of 36 studies involving more than 1,270,000 people found that those who consumed between 3-5 cups of coffee a day were significantly less likely to experience cardiovascular problems. Many other such studies have presented similar findings.
Get support and bodybuilding advice from our community forums, blogs, videos, podcasts and more!
Watch the latest videos from YouTubers who provide advice and share their bodybuilding experiences.
A great selection of podcasts where the hosts discuss a wide range of bodybuilding topics.
Keep up to date with the latest bodybuilding news and blogs to help you develop and maintain those gains!