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How Matthew Used Bigger Leaner Stronger to Lose 15 Pounds and 5% Body FatMatthew lost 15 pounds of lean muscle in 5 months and got stronger on my Bigger Leaner Stronger program!

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The Dangers of Confirmation Bias in FitnessRecently, I've been thinking a lot about confirmation bias in fitness—how people tend to believe what they already think is true.

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WARNING: The US Obesity Rate Now Exceeds 40% of the PopulationIf nothing else, this article should be a wake-up call to all Americans that something needs to be done regarding their health and weight before it’s too late.

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Theresa Ivancik: From Cardio Freak to Champion Pro BodybuilderWe are in an era of "mass monsters," for both men and women. The size of many top pro bodybuilding competitors can be amazing.

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The Definitive Guide to Reverse DietingReverse dieting is an extremely effective way to make weight loss and weight maintenance as easy and painless as possible.

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4 Ways to Get Your Lower Abs to ShowCrafting a killer six-pack takes weeks, sometimes months, of hard work and dedication to your training, eating, and sleep.

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8 Foods to Cut Out of Your Diet Right NowIf you want to hit your training and physique goals, you need to fuel your body with the right foods.

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Tony HugeThe fitness industry is quite possibly the most competitive, insulated, and cutthroat business in the world.

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5 Tricep Exercises for Size and Lockout StrengthThe basics build strong and big triceps, BUT it all depends on how you execute them.

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Jonathan Goodman on How to Succeed as an Online CoachWhat does it take to get started with online coaching? How can you build a successful fitness business?

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Ditch the Meal Plan, Follow These Eating HabitsAs far as nutrition goes, you're probably have your fair share of bad eating habits.

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10 Arnold-Approved Tips For Growing Your ArmsArnold's arm training can be broken down and discussed in terms of macro principles and micro principles.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's Arms Training PhilosophyOver the past five decades, the question has been asked: "How can I get my arms to look like Arnold's?"

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's Ultimate Arms Workout RoutinesSure, Arnold Schwarzenegger's arms routine helped create the physique that is still considered by many to be bodybuilding's greatest ever, but knocking it out three days a week for the majority of us is a bit, well, excessive.

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Hydroxycut Launches Cut Energy Drink… In Dollar General Locations?I remember back in the day, when if you wanted to lose weight, you went to your local supplement store and picked up a bottle of Hydroxycut – it was THE go-to weight loss supplement.

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The Importance of Lenda Murray: 'The Shape of Things to Come'A photographer friend of mine told me about Lenda Murray and when I met her at a contest I was impressed and invited her to Los Angeles for a photoshoot for the Weider magazines.

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Twenty Ways Technology Enhances SportsSome tech has morphed into a must-have to survive in the current world. With the ever-increasing popularity and need for sports as a form of entertainment, what role does technology play in enhancing the standing of different sports world over?

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Sponsored: Three Common Hydration Myths, DebunkedNearly every bodily function, from sleep to exercise performance, is directly affected by your hydration levels.

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Shipping Time Will Be the Next Big Consumer DemandI like to sit here and gaze into my crystal ball every now and then to see what the future holds for the fitness and supplement industries.

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Sticking Point Breakdown for a Bigger Bench PressThere's no way to put up impressive numbers if you can't get the bar off your chest or you're stalling halfway.

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The Ultimate Arnold Schwarzenegger Training GuideIt's been more than four decades since Arnold Schwarzenegger won the last of his seven Mr.

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How to Build Good Habits and Break Bad OnesLearn the science of building better habits and breaking bad ones, how habits can help or hurt your health and fitness goals, and more.

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12 Easy Eating and Exercise Habits for Keeping Weight OffDo you have trouble keeping weight off? These 12 science-based eating and exercise habits will help you stay lean for the rest of your life.

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5 Proven Hacks to Accelerate Muscle GrowthHere are some proven muscle building hacks you can rely on. Set your approach, progress your workout, refine your diet, and supplement smart.

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Top 20 Reasons to Skip the Halloween CandyWhile we're staunch advocates for the occasional treat, eating tons of Halloween candy can play tricks on your metabolism, your physique, and your health.

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Arnold's Successful Heart SurgeryArnold's Successful Heart Surgery, Keone Pearson Withdraws from Olympia 2020, Big Ramy Invite and much, much more&.

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13 Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes for Jacked GuysThe time has finally come: the week when you realize that Halloween is upon us, but you've been too busy making gains in the gym to even think about putting effort into a costume.

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Ronnie Coleman's 6 Rules for Getting ShreddedYou can't have striations without a proper diet, but don't think for a moment that training is less important.

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The 15 Most Important Exercises For MenEvery guy who's into fitness has some methodology, piece of equipment, or program they like over anything else.

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Tyrosine: Nutritional Support for Anxiety, Depression and Mood DisordersTyrosine is an amino acid found in chicken, turkey, fish, milk, yogurt, cheeses, peanuts, almonds, sesame seeds, soy, bananas, and avocados.

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Push a€“ PullA Training: Tried and True ResultsOne of the most common strategies for muscle grouping is known as "Push / Pull".

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Overcoming Challenges and WinningWe all face challenges in life. Sometimes we can't control the challenges we are given; but we can always control our response.

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Eat and Exercise on the GoWe’ve all been there. On the go, and ready to stuff our face with the next food we see – health and fitness goals be damned.

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Lean Body Mass: A #1 Biomarker of Health and AgingWhen most people think of muscle, they think of the functional and/or appearance. But the fact of the matter is that decades of research are highlighting more clearly than ever that muscle tissue is one of the most important indicators of aging and longevity, one of the strongest indicators of overall health, and one of the...

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Keone Pearson Out Of The 2020 OlympiaI first met Keone Pearson aka The Prodigy at my friend PJ Braun’s Braun Army meetup at Flex Appeal Gym in Miami, FL.

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Birth Control and the Female AthleteWomen's health is being ignored! Birth control is handed out like candy for trivial conditions such as acne.

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How Steve Used Bigger Leaner Stronger to Lose 17 Pounds and 8% Body Fat"I feel MUCH better than I did a decade ago when I was 20!"

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The Best Way to Train All 6 Major Muscle GroupsLearn what major muscle groups you should train together, how to train each of them for maximum muscle gain, and get a free 12-week total-body training program.

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Rachel Daniels: Overnight Physique ChampionThat flash in the sky, what could it be? A comet? A meteor? No, it's the meteoric rise of the career of pro physique champion Rachel Daniels!

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Big Ramy Gets Special InviteThe Egyptian Phenom, Big Ramy has been given a special invite to compete at the 2020 Mr.

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How Can I Safely Visit a Gym During COVID-19?In this later stage of the coronavirus pandemic, some gyms have reopened their doors with some of these extra safety precautions.

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Angelica Teixeira's Diet and Training TipsAngelica Teixeira is a two-time Bikini Olympia champion, and a look at her training and diet regimen offers a brief explanation as to why she's been at the top of this division over the past few years.

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How Angelica Teixeira Exercised Perseverance Throughout Her Entire CareerIt's easy to appreciate how beautiful this Bikini champion is and her great body. What is difficult is knowing how to pronounce her last name: it's tea-shera.

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9 Ways To Start and Stay On Your Fitness GoalsMaking the decision to improve your fitness levels requires serious motivation. In fact, it's often said that starting any new training regime is the hardest part of all, but in reality staying the course is more complicated than that.

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Q&A: Pre-Exhaustion, Best Grip for Engaging the Lats, and Mask WearingIs pre-exhaustion a useful muscle building technique? What type of grip is best for growing the lats?

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Seasonal Flavors and Launches Are a Hit for Supplement BrandsHolidays bring many people together. It also opens up the opportunity for supplement brands to launch seasonal flavors.

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Frank Grillo is Staying Ripped After 50There's a 50-year-old man sitting across from me who looks like he could take my head off with one clean shot.

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5 Exercises To Build Your Oblique MusclesThe oblique muscles are one of the most overlooked and difficult muscle groups to grow.

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An Example to All Professional AthletesThe decision to pull out of a contest is a very tough one. There’s a lot on the line, from pleasing the fans, to doing right by your sponsors, to increasing your wealth and padding your resume.

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Supplement Advent Calendar a€“ Whoa€™s Up for a Christmas Holiday Project?Yes, I’m early to the party, but those who know me, I never like to be late.

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If It Makes You Strong, It Makes You StrongThe only way I know how to explain this concept is by retelling the familiar story of Priorities and a Jar.

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Should You Lift Weights Fast or Slow? The Quick and Dirty GuideWhat's better for building muscle and gaining strength: fast or slow reps? Learn what science says in this article.

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Stipe Miocic is Conditioned To Outlast All OpponentsStipe Miocic earned a break from the Octagon. The UFC heavyweight champion was exhausted following his five-round epic victory over rival Daniel Cormier.

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5 Things to Know About Yin YogaYin yoga may not be the first thing an average lifter thinks of when it comes to recovery.

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Wired Energy Drinks: What the F@#k Did I Just Drink?I’d like to think I’m an energy drink connoisseur as I have tried just about everything that is out on the market these days.

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Project Kratos-Harder to Kill: Bodyweight and Static HIT CourseToday is the first day of the Project Kratos – Harder To Kill: Bodyweight and Static High Intensity Training Online Course.

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Frank Zane: The Thinking Man's BodybuilderFrank Zane began competing in 1961 and continued for more than 20 years, most of the time highly successful, so toward the end of his competitive career he was one of the most experienced bodybuilders out there.

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The New Normal for Gyms and Fitness CentersA few months back, I had a long talk with a close buddy about how I planned for every obstacle in business—except for the one we were facing.

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Sal Di Stefano on Why You Shouldn't VoteAround election time, everyone is encouraged to vote. Is it really your responsibility to vote, though?

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Get Jacked Arms Without Wrecking Your JointsBig arms and achy joints don't go well together. With achy joints, you'll soon be struggling to grip a pencil, let alone a dumbbell.

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Flex Lewis Out of 2020 Mr. OlympiaHe's an exemplary Pro #Bodybuilder who was able to make a very tough decision. As opposed to competing just to compete, he did the right thing by his health.

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Probiotics Primer: What They Are, What They Do, and Why Theyre So ImportantProbiotics are live bacteria and yeast found naturally in your body that are good for your health, especially your digestive system.

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Progress Not PerfectionInstead of focusing on achieving perfection from our workouts and nutrition program, we should focus on our progress.

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Is Warming Up Really Worth It?Many see their warm-up routine as a waste of time, don't take is seriously, or fake it all together.

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Caloric Density: A Game-Changer in Fat LossWhen it comes to weight loss, you've heard it all, right? From this diet to that diet, and from this food to that food.

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Customer Engagement: Out of Sight Out of Mind Supplement BrandsBeing in the supplement industry for more than a decade has exposed me to a lot of things involving business and how brands interact with their retailers, vendors, and customers.

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Mesomorph Pre WorkoutMesomorph Pre Workout has held the crown for being one of the top pre workouts since it was first introduced to the fitness world back around 2013.

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7 Protein-Packed and Carb-Rich FoodsProtein isn't the only thing you need to gain muscle mass; carbs are a necessity, too.

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Training Considerations for the Over-the-Hill AthleteDon't create a mental tug-of-war between the person you were, the person you are now, and the person you think you should be.

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Flex Lewis Out of the 2020 Mr. OlympiaFlex Lewis, the 7-time 212 Olympia champion who was preparing to make the jump to the Open division at this year's Mr.

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Helpful Exercise Performance and Recovery TipsTwo things are often overlooked when planning a workout rouinte - pre-workout performance supplements and post-workout recovery.

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Methyldrene Elite 25 by Cloma Pharma Review Fat BurnerIn this post, we're going over Methyldrene VS Methyldrene Elite; what's the same, different, which is stronger?

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What's The Secret to Success in Kuwait?For many years, countless writers in the fitness press have discounted the hard work that’s done in Kuwait, by the athletes and their coaches, focusing instead on what many believe has got to be the driving force behind the many successes from Big Ramy to Roelly Winklaar to reigning Mr.

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Are KIND Bars the Kind of Thing You Should Be Eating?When someone shows me a product and the term “plant-based” comes out of their mouth, I don’t exactly get all excited and thrilled.

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Conjuphasic Progression for Max Effort and AccessoriesHow many sets and reps do you do with max effort work and accessories? Here's what I prescribe for my conjuphasic clients.

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Don't Ask Don't TellWith the elections less than a month away, social media is buzzing with conversations - and all out wars - over who should fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacant seat the U.S. Supreme Court, which party should and will win both houses of the legislature, and of course, who should be the next President of the United States, the incumbent Donald...

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Freddie Flintoff Wants Us All on the Road to RecoveryAndrew Flintoff MBE, more affectionately known as "Freddie" Flintoff, shot to global fame as one of England's leading all-round cricket players.

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Train the Olympia Way: Trap MusclesWhen someone thinks about bodybuilding, biceps are normally what comes to mind. When they think about being lean, the popular muscle group associated with that is abs.

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Kamal Elgargni Talks Olympia Prep, Bodybuilding in Libya, and Cheat MealsKamal Elgargni hasn't been in the 212 bodybuilding scene for too long, but he's already managed to make quite an impact on the division.

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The TOUGH LOVE Diet Podcast!Allow me to explain a little more clearly for the ones that don't get it!

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How To Gain Healthy Weight in One Month with Wise Food ChoicesMajor muscle growth isn't achieved solely by training, but even beginner trainees know that. The gym is where the muscles are sculpted, but the marble that will eventually be your Adonis is made in your fridge and on your stovetop.

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Are Fitness Celebs Buying Their Followers?We don’t hold back at Iron Magazine. This isn’t that type of publication. And what I’m about to talk about is going to make a lot of people uncomfortable - but the only ones who it will, are those that with a dirty little secret.

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Is CrossFit Helping or Hurting the Bodybuilding Industry?There is so much back and forth about CrossFit even to this day on whether it is good or bad, that I wanted to take a few minutes and discuss what CrossFit is doing to not only the fitness industry, but also the bodybuilding.

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10-Week Program Jumpstart—Old to AthleteThis program is for those of us who love to train but don't compete, want to look better, maintain strength, and be able to show our kids who's boss.

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Big Ramy Tests Postive for COVID-19Just when you think this horrible virus is starting to go away, just when contests seem to be back on track, and the Olympia serves as the beacon of light, that light at the end of the tunnel, this virus rears its ugly head back out.

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12 Weeks Left in 2020How Do You Want To Finish Off The Year? 2020 is going to go down in history as one weird and messed up year for a lot of people.

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Vitamins and Mineral Supplements: The Key Metabolic Spark PlugIf I could help you liven up your diet while reducing your chances of chronic disease and acute illness, would you give my recommendations a try?

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Three Changes in Your training Program to Boost ImmunityWith the world consumed with the COVID situation, immune system strength is a hot topic.

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Being In The MomentThis past weekend we had a break in the heat and humidity of our Houston summer.

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5 Foods that Sabotage Fat LossWe all want to win the war on body fat. But what is beginning to be more apparent, regardless of the strategy we use, is that success in the end comes down to CICO.

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Glute TrainingEveryone, both men and women, want nice, round, well-developed and lean, Glutes. However, most people do not train their Glutes “ spending too much time on exercises that are mostly unproductive, and the also exposing themselves to injury risk.

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Why Big Frank Quit? Was Gregg Valentino Fired?Be sure not to miss this NO HOLD BARRED finale to last week's edition.

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SmartSweets Gummy Worms: Guilt-Free Halloween Candy?Even as messed up as 2020 has been, there have been some pretty cool product launches that have taken place.

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God help us all, Grandpa is on Trenbolone! Chapter 2This is the second installment of this story. If you missed the first part click here to read it.

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Why Do Supplement Brands Forget About Customers After Age 35?The supplement industry is a booming market with steady growth each year. New supplements are being added to portfolios in hopes of stealing customers away from competition as well as increasing revenue by introducing something exciting that can help customers achieve their goals.

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Can You Gain Muscle and Lose Fat at the Same Time?The idea that you can maximize muscle growth while minimizing fat mass is an approach that most people dream of.

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What is the Purpose of Personalities Using Fake Weights?For some odd reason, personalities in the industry are using fake weights. And I’m not here to discriminate, it goes both ways – men and women.

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The Reality of Dieting and TrainingIn this podcast, I explain the reality of diet and training and simplify processes that people make extremely over complicated.

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Could There Ever Be Another Muscle Beach?This is a very interesting question, indeed, especially with the unexpected passing of our good friend Ric Drasin.

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Will Hadi Choopan Repeat 2019 Success?Last year, one of the most talked about guys competing at the Olympia, was none other than Iran’s Hadi Choopan.

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Pepsi Is Trying Their Hand at Functional Beverages with DriftwellI’m a huge fan of functional beverages and snacks, and it appears that Pepsi is jumping into the mix with a new relaxation beverage.

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Scoobys YouTube Live Halloween Costume PartyCOVID sucks but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun.  Please don’t turn Halloween into a superspreader event by doing stupid things like trick or treating or going to parties.

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Gym Programming Variation Across a TeamHere are several programs that were used during our last rugby season. Take special notice of the variety that you can achieve but also the range and breadth of programming in a team sport.

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Scooby's Live YouTube Halloween Contest!COVID sucks but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun.  Please don’t turn Halloween into a superspreader event by doing stupid things like trick or treating or going to parties.

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The Best Weapon Against Covid: Staying LeanI don’t know about you, but I’m tired of hearing about COVID. Let’s forget all that mess for now though and focus on the single, most important factor in determining COVID outcomes if someone were to get COVID and if you were to develop symptoms.

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Making Good Use of Your LifeIt's not that we are short on time, but that we waste much of it.

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Should Rookies Compete Immediately?This is a very interesting question. It’s a query that could be answered with Bob Cicherillo’s, now, coin phrase “it’s all about apples and oranges.” When you stop and think about it, that phrase sums up everything in bodybuilding, from judging to - if and when a rookie should compete.

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Why You're NOT Losing Fat& And How To Fix It!If you're frustrated by your lack of progress and have hit a fat loss plateau - your "Cheat Meals" or worse, your "Cheat Days" - maybe sabotaging your progress!

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Calming the Storm Between AttemptsLosing precious bits of energy from the beginning sets in a training routine will add up, and they just might cost you a rep at the end of the session.

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A Holistic View of AutoregulationTaylor Gohn is a Kabuki athlete, competitive strongman and former collegiate wrestler. He has coached professional athletes, strongmen, Olympic weightlifters, powerlifters and is coaching me now for my pro card in bodybuilding.

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Transitioning from Raw to Gear and Back AgainAfter 10+ years and a lot of success in just knee wraps, one might ask, "Why even bother switching?"

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Did Gymshark Bite Off More Than They Could Chew with Distasteful Comments?Where do I even begin with this article? To say I’m disappointed in Gymshark is an understatement.

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CoQ10: We can't live without it!CoQ10 is naturally produced and found in all human cells. It is mostly concentrated in the part of the cell that produces energy , called the mitochondria.

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Training on a BudgetThis year has seen some of the largest shifts in the fitness industry ever recorded.

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Low Carb Diets: What Dr. Atkins Got RightRobert Atkins was right. The upset the nutrition and health world in 1972 with his ground-breaking book, Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution.

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What Happened to the Old IronMag TVNot a day goes by that I don't get asked about the old IronMag TV days, backed when we had #GreggValentino, Big Frank, The Goon and others.

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Employee Uproar: Joe Rogan Is Trying to Be Censored by Spotify?As a content creator, I’m not a fan of censorship, and it’s something I’ve discussed previously in various articles that have been published.

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What Multivitamin is best for you? Opti-Men VS Animal PakWith tons of multivitamins available, which is best for you? In this post, we're going over two of the most popular multivitamins Opti-Men VS Animal Pak.

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What If Nick Walker Upsets Big Ramy in Chicago?For this article to even have a shred of a chance of happening, a few things needs to take place.

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Tampa Bay Lightning are Stanley Cup ChampsTampa Bay beat Dallas 2-0 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup last night—a victorious end to a tumultuous storm of a season.

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Amazon Found to Be Selling Illegal Injectables? Denies WrongdoingI’ve always been one to say that if you can’t find it on Amazon, then it doesn’t exist.

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12 Exercises to Build Massive Triceps for Your Bench PressIf you're looking to have massive arms, a respectable bench press, and just fill out that elitefts T-shirt, these should get you well on your way.

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Best of Tips from Ric DrasinDon't miss these prime cuts from Ric Drasin's hit series TIPS FROM RIC on IronMag TV.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Intuitive EatingIf you've ‘been there, done that' in terms of every diet imaginable under the sun, you might be thinking, "Can't I just eat like a ‘normal' person for a change?"

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Taking Response-ability for Greater ResultsIt's a common thing these days to hear people complaining about how out of control their life feels.

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How your genetics influence your gainsSteve Hall from the Revive Stronger podcast interviewed me on genetics. As usual, Steve did a great job asking the questions that matter for serious strength trainees.

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Training Smart: 5 Ways to Increase IntensityIt doesn't take years of training to realize that growth occurs when you are able to perform a movement with more weight.

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The Overall Structure of ConjuphasicMany mistakes were made over the first one and a half years of this program that was implemented on Julia and myself, and I made sure to pay the price prior to clients.

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Send in the B-Team: All About Vitamin BThere's just no way around it. Essential vitamins are essential for health fitness and longevity, and none more so than the B vitamins.

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Sitting is the New SmokingWe're sitting too much, too long, and too often these days! And the cost, in terms of healthcare dollars, as well as in how we feel and what it is doing to our level of fitness, is staggering.

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Is Iain Valliere Being Disrespected or Are Critics Telling the Truth?Canadian bodybuilder, Iain Valliere has been searching for his first IFBB pro win of the year and finally got it at the 2020 NY Pro that took place in Tampa, Florida due to coronavirus concerns.

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Dynamic Training: Should You Be Doing It?It is no secret that I have always used dynamic training and that I have my clients do it as well.

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Can Nick Walker Beat Big Ramy in Chicago?The The big question now isn't if Nick Walker can win Chicago, it's more so about if Big Ramy competes in Chicago, can Nick Walker beat him?

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Is There Loyalty in the Supplement Industry Anymore?When it comes to loyalty, a conversation can go south very quickly. I’m sure this article isn’t going to make some people happy, but I think the discussion needs to be had.

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Can Anyone Knock Down Chris Bumstead at the 2020 Olympia?While I wouldn’t say I’m the biggest fan of the Classic Physique division , it’s hard to not appreciate the physique they are bringing to the stage.

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Workout Hell Versus False ValidationI think that the standards for what is deemed ACTUAL HARD WORK are much different for women versus men lately.

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A Place of Our OwnWe finished the place in under three weeks, the last 30 days of prep for USPA Nationals taking place there, christening the horse stall mats with personal bests.

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God help us all, Grandpa is on Trenbolone!The following story is part fiction, with non-fictional events included. This story is strictly for entertainment purposes only.

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Calling Out Lee Priest Using Fake WeightsIt appears that they were 2.5lb plates, not 25lb plates.

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Bodybuilding Needs Another Markus RuhlIf you loved bodybuilding in the early 2000’s and you loved to pysch yourself out before, during, and after lifting, then chances are you loved Das Freak, the German Beast, Markus Ruhl.

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Live advanced nutrition interview by Astrid NaranjoAstrid Naranjo asked me some great questions in this interview. It was done live on her Instagram recently, but she now made the recording available on Youtube.

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Rule 1 Easy Protein Omelet: You Should Be Egg-Static About ThisI “crack” myself up sometimes. Alright, I promise I’ll put the jokes on the “back burner” for now.

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Ditch the Dumbbells for Delt TrainingI'm not going to say that dumbbell laterals don't "work," but at some point, you might want to consider spicing up your delt training with a little variety—ditch the dumbbells and opt for cables.

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Yaxeni OriquenIt’s a scene that plays out daily, weekly, yearly. You walk into Rypt Gym Miami and you see a world class facility, top of the line equipment, and a vibe unlike any other.

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8 Non-Bench Exercises for a Bigger ChestJust because it's chest day doesn't mean you're relegated to park your backside on a bench for your session.

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Take the Effort Out of Meal PrepREAL WHOLE FOOD, we crave it, it fuels us, helps us heal and repair, and powers us through strenuous activity.

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Common Pitfalls in Choosing SupplementsThere are a lot of nutritional supplements on the market today that don't work very well, and others that are downright deceptive in terms of what they promise you and what they actually deliver.

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Smart Training For TricepsYou've been training for a while now and expect to see results in the mirror.

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Will We See More Enhanced Protein Formulas?When you look at the industry today, protein makes up a huge part of the overall sales.

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What Happens if Phil Heath Tanks at The 2020 Olympia?This article isn’t asking what if Phil Heath fails, it’s asking what if he tanks?

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6 Common Exercises You Can SkipEveryone wants to stand out, and gym-goers are no exception. We want to have the right training gear, drink the right post-workout shake and follow the right training etiquette.

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A Plan in PlaceIf you watch games, particularly college football games in the 80s, everyone looked strong. I know they had big pads and all, but so many players just looked the part.

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How Rory MacDonald Stayed Fight Fit During the PandemicNearly a year since he announced his signing with the Professional Fighters League, Rory MacDonald expected he'd be spending the fall getting ready for the MMA league's semifinal round before advancing to New Year's Eve's PFL Championships.

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Social Media Wars in Bodybuilding! !In the latest round of online beefs # had a brief war of words with #BreonAnsley over handicapping the 2020 #MrOlympia / Where do you stand?

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Champions Anthony Joshua and Israel Adesanya Play 'Truth or Dab'Is boxing fixed? What's UFC President Dana White‘s most negative trait? And what's the last movie that made two-time and reigning unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua cry?

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Ready-to-Drink Convenience is Now More Important than PriceIt’s interesting to watch trends shift over the years. I remember back when I worked for MET-Rx that our ready-to-drink game was one of the strongest out there.

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Overcoming Dieting's Biggest HurdleBack in the day when I was competing as a professional bodybuilder in the Mr.

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A Pesco-Mediterranean Diet May Be the Key to a Healthy HeartOf all the trendy diets out there, the Mediterranean diet is one of the most proven.

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5 Exercises to Never Take Out of Your ProgramThe five exercises I have chosen will not cause these overuse injuries as the heavy compound movements can.

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Can't Maxx Charles Catch A Break?It seems that The Destroyer has really paid his dues over the years, competing at multiple contests - nationally and internationally - and taking respectable placings.

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Phil Heath Is Looking Huge and Chiseled on Day 1 of PrepPhil Heath's upcoming return at the 2020 Olympia has been some of the biggest news in the bodybuilding world this year.

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The Gateway to Optimal HealthHere's a hint: It's a three-letter word that begins with the letter g.

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The One-Month, Machine-Only Chest PlanWe use machines to build things every day. Machines build cars; they build roads; they build computers; they build robots.

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Muscular Development Is the Last Standing Magazine: Do They Have an Advantage?I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed reading bodybuilding and fitness magazines back in the day.

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Northern Chill Gives Back to America's HeroesNorthern Chill CEO Curt Kufner had no interest in using his company's slogan — "America's Water" — as a sales gimmick.

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A Healthy Diet and Exercise While Pregnant May Mean Healthier ChildrenPregnancy is a time when most moms-to-be are given a pass to forget about tracking food and nutrient intake, and even to "eat for two." But new research from King's College in London might make some rethink that.

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Breon Ansley, Nick Miller Feud?First of all, I don’t think there’s a “feud” at all, most definitely not from 2x Classic Physique Olympia Breon Ansley’s side.

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Check out Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Ultimate Workout PlaylistAlmost everyone who's touched a barbell or dumbbell in recent years has looked at Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and yearned for muscles even half the size of his.

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Five Tips for the Early DeadlifterIs the bar even with your shoulders to optimize the pulling distance? Or is the bar pulling you forward?

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Bench press vs. flys: which is better for the pecs?A new study by Solstad et al. compared muscle activity of the pecs, front delts and triceps in the barbell bench press vs. dumbbell flys.

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Fine-Tune Your Biceps in 4 WeeksOf all the adjectives that describe your biceps, neglected probably isn't one of them. Seriously, asking you to avoid training arms this week would be like asking the planet to stop spinning.

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4 Reasons Why Protein Powder Trumps Chicken BreastIt's no secret that protein needs to be a major component of any athlete's diet.

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Olive Oil: When Great Taste and Health Come TogetherYou work hard in your quest to be leaner and stronger, but as time goes by you see that there is a healthy way to fitness - and an unhealthy way.

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Body Recomposition: How To Lose Weight And Gain MuscleYou CAN lose fat and gain muscle at the same time, it's possible through a process known as body recomposition.

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Stop Muscle Soreness by Taking Baking Soda, New Study SaysWhile pre-workouts may be the best thing to get you amped up for a training session, your best bet for offsetting muscle soreness doesn't lie in the supplement aisle — but in your kitchen pantry.

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Tom Platz's Legs Look Ridiculous at 65 Years OldOver the course of his professional bodybuilding career throughout the '70s and '80s, Tom Platz became known for his leg development, and one look at his physique in that time frame will tell you why.

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Was It RedemptionTaking second place does something to a competitor. Being Top 6 is great, Top 5 is even better, and being 3rd means you’re on the verge of greatness.

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The 10 Best Mood-Boosting FoodsAlthough Hippocrates once said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food," it was once thought that food had no affect on the brain or feelings of well-being.

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Spouses More Likely to Hit Weight-Loss Goals TogetherIf you have a goal that you're looking to achieve, especially one that requires lifestyle changes, it stands to reason that having your significant other or spouse on board would make it easier.

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Reasons Why You Don'tI have a box of old family pictures sitting in my garage. It's been sitting there for two months, waiting for me to sort through them.

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Tracking Macros and MicrosIf you've ever talked to your gym's resident meathead, you've probably heard them drone on and on about hitting their "macros" and getting their "micronutrients" in.

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Gen-Z Not Ready to Eat Lab-Grown Meat, New Study SuggestsGen-Z, defined as the generation born between 1995 to 2012, will undoubtedly be one of the more environmental and health-conscious generations ever, and their values will have an impact on the market.

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Suicide and LiftingIt is my mission with this project to delve into the most relevant scientific disciplines where suicide was studied, the ’ movements of mental suffering people, and try to bridge the gaps between them.

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The Ghost Energy Drink Is Coming in HotNews is circulating the industry that the brand is going to be launching a Ghost energy drink.

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The Magic of ElectrolytesIt happened during a workplace team building activity a few years ago. As part of a “get to know your co-workers” session, our Vice President asked me, “If you were on a deserted island and could bring just one supplement, what would it be?

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The 3-Month Total-Body Transformation Workout PlanReady to jumpstart your own body transformation? Try this sample workout from Shannon Dey, M.S., founder and CEO of Bombshell Fitness, a competitive training and coaching group for female athletes.

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How to Get Bigger Arms With 7 StrategiesA big, strong upper body has always been the baseline for bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts.

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5 Must-Have Workout Accessories to Improve Your Exercise RoutineHere are a few must-have fitness accessories that are virtually guaranteed to make your workouts more fun and effective.

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7 Reasons Why Bobby Lashley Is Still a ‘Maniac' in the GymWhen Bobby Lashley defeated Apollo Crews at Payback to lift the United States title for the second time, it was a major milestone bookending a fourteen-year gap between each of his US championship reigns.

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Self-Massage Reduces Stress and Helps Muscle RecoveryWho couldn’t use a massage? That being said, not everyone has the coin to drop on weekly massages.

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I Tried It: Atkins' Budget-Friendly Low-Carb Diet PlanChances are you've at least heard of the Atkins Diet, which has been around since the ‘50s and gained mainstream recognition in the ‘70s.

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Here's Why Obese Covid-19 Patients Should Be WorriedThere's still a lot we don't know about Covid-19, sometimes known as the coronavirus, including the best way to treat and prevent it.

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Progressive Training for Progressive ResultsEveryone enters the gym the same way, through the door. Essentially, we all have the same body, are capable of the same movements, and if we put in the effort, we will all progress toward our training goals.

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Steroids, Injuries, and UNDISCIPLINED GEAR USERS!In this podcast I discuss some basics that are often overlooked about gear use as it pertains to staying in one piece over the long haul.

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The 7-Day Detox Meal Plan to Clean Up Your DietYou can't perform at your peak if your body is not properly fueled. And the best way to make sure you're getting the nutrients you need is to step back and look at your overall diet habits.

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Don't Focus On Your Results! Focus On Your Habits and The Results Will Take Care Of Themselves.One of the biggest mindset shifts that can literally make or break your fat loss success is to stop obsessing about your short term results - and just focus on mastering your daily habits.

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Apparently, Content Creators Can't Have an Opinion These DaysIt's become apparent over the last few years that content creators aren't allowed to have an opinion anymore.

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Iain Valliere Wins 2020 NY ProIn this week's edition, we discuss the 2020 IFBB Pro League New York Pro. #IainValliere won big, with Bo Lewis winning the 212.

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Thoughts on Exercise Effectiveness, Safety, and EfficiencyOn September 2, 2020, I did a live video sharing some thoughts on why it isnt enough for an exercise program to be effective, but that is must also be safe, efficient, and practical.

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How to Master The Calorie-Torching V-Sit PressIf you'd rather slam a 25-pound dumbbell on your foot than do another freaking crunch to train your abs, we have the perfect move for you: the V-sit single-arm press.

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IFBB NY Pro 2020 ResultsFor more content photos from the 2020 IFBB NY Pro, head to the Wings of Strength Instagram page.

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6 Foundational Movement Pattern VariationsIf you're not spending time with each of these patterns weekly, you're leaving gains on the table.

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Should you implement refeeds or diet breaks?Abel Csabai from the Sustainable Self-Development Podcast interviewed me on refeeds and diet breaks, along with general dieting psychology.

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How James Conner Stayed in Shape During the NFL OffseasonThe only way James Conner wouldn't play this NFL season is if there wasn't an NFL season.

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Speed Pull Cycle for AthletesWhile it's not quite as simple as, "Get set up and pull fast," it's close. The point is, don't get too caught up in exact percentages because 90 percent of the kids you can implement these with probably don't have a deadlift max.

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2 Critical Things That Are Hurting Big Ramy's PlacingsAfter his poor showing at the 2018 Mr. Olympia, where he placed outside the top five, Big Ramy vowed to come back better.

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The Total-Body Workout to Get Spartan Fit at HomeThe definition of adrenaline rush for more than five million endurance athletes is rope climbing, Atlas stone carrying, and pumping out burpees over long and rough terrain.

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How Gymnast Sam Mikulak Is Getting Ready for Tokyo 2021Samuel Mikulak seemingly came out of nowhere in 2012 when, at 19 years of age, he placed fifth overall at the Olympic Games in London.

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Why Do You Train With Weights?The question I have for you is, "Why? " This question can apply to absolutely everything, but for the sake of argument, let's contain it better by asking, "Why do you train with weights?"

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Age is a NumberDo you have something in your life that you're really passionate about? For me, it's working out.

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Glycemic Index: Knowing Good Carbs from BadA quick crash course on carbs: - Carbs are the primary source of fuel for your muscles in the gym.

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Iain Valliere Vents About Tampa ProThe rivalry between Hunter Labrada and Iain Valliere was set the moment the placings were announced at the 2020 IFBB Pro League Tampa Pro.

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The Rock and His Family Tested Positive for Covid-19Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a surprising update on his personal life.

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5 Lat Exercises for Explosive Back DevelopmentA wide, sculpted, V-shaped back is something that most lifters strive for. A monstrous back is not just aesthetically pleasing, it also helps prevent injury and is vitally important to overall strength.

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Comparisons: The Basis of Bodybuilding JudgingWhen you are at an elite bodybuilding competition where the competitors are all in outstanding shape, they typically all look wonderful when they are first introduced individually on stage.

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Goodbye Brother, Ric Drasin Passes AwayBodybuilding, Wrestling legend RIC DRASIN passed away this past weekend. Drasin was Arnold's former training partner, a bodybuilder, wrestler and movie star.

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Hunter Labrada's 2020 Savannah Pro Guest Posing RoutineHunter Labrada's name has drummed up excitement in the bodybuilding world from the very start of his career.

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Going Micro for Macro GainsYour main bodybuilding mission is a simple one: train smart and build muscle. You do all that you believe to be necessary to ensure lean muscle gains continue on an upward trajectory.

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Snoring: The Death of IntimacyGiven that more than 90 million people are affected by snoring, the odds are better than even money that they live in your house, and sleep in your bed!

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Training Splits: The Key to Workout SuccessOur bodies are designed to adapt to stress. There are numerous ways in which we can apply and manipulate this "stress" to control the results of our training programs.

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Do Blue Light Blocking Glasses Work or Do These Brands Only See Green?Far too many people who live an active lifestyle only focus on their healthy from a physical or even mental standpoint but neglect things such as eye health.

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Bodybuilding and Self-ReflectionIn this podcast I talk about a couple of my personal flaws. It's important to work on your weak points in all aspects of your life, not just in the gym.

John Doe Bodybuilding Shared .

Your Bodybuilding Plug PodcastThere’s a new podcast on the bodybuilding scene that quite frankly is spreading like wildfire.

Iron Magazine Shared .

Proposed UK Law Seeks to Limit Edited Instagram Body Shots and SelfiesWe’ve all seen a celebrity or influencer’s Instagram post and knew almost immediately that it was edited in some way — either to improve their skin or hide some cellulite.

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A Peek Inside Minor League Baseball S&CThis is a typical morning for a professional baseball S&C, particularly one in 3A. If you’re not familiar with the way in which baseball is structured, you have your major league team at the top, with the minor leagues ranging in levels in the following order: 3A, 2A, 1A, rookie, GZL/AZL, and Dominican Academy.

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Arnold Shared a Favorite Exercise for Some Monday MotivationWe can always count on Arnold Schwarzenegger for some motivation, whether it's in the form of vintage photos and videos or his current fitness regimen at.

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Tweak Your Carb Timing to Optimize Your Health and PhysiqueEven the most casual bodybuilder knows a little something about "protein timing" — but if you're in need of a quick refresher, it refers to the distribution of protein throughout the day, and before / after training sessions, for optimal muscle protein synthesis.

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The Old School Legend and The Rising StarThings were different back in the day. Bodybuilding was a way of life in the golden era, then during the 80’s, and culminating the in 1990’s.

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Nick Strength vs Dexter Jackson, Plus Olympia TalkSweet Potato Nutrition - Six Amazing Facts You Need to Know.

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3x3 Performance Programming MatrixI believe that the individualization of programming in team sports is the real holy grail of strength and conditioning.

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8 Things Bodybuilders Need to Know About SodiumThese days its hard to tell whats healthy for you and what truly isn't. We analyze scientific studies and break down the truth about sodium and it's affets.

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What to Know About Colon Cancer, and Early Signs to Look Out forAcclaimed actor Chadwick Boseman's death at the age of 43 shocked Hollywood and the entire world.

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The Fitness Entrepreneur Podcast: How Ambitious Coaches Stay Focused During Uncertain TimesStaying focused, productive and maintaining your competitive edge can be challenging in these uncertain times.

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The 12-Week Diet Plan to Reveal Your AbsGo from flab to fab with this 12-week progressive diet and exercise plan.

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10 Training Mistakes That Kill ProgressThere are plenty of reasons why your fitness progress has hit the skids. Whether it has to do with poor nutritional choices, an ineffective workout strategy, not enough attention paid to recovery, or just a poor state of mind—your fitness goals can be sabotaged by mistakes you have no idea you’re even making.

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What Women Need To Know About Losing Body FatFind out what you need to know about creating a successful strategy for losing body fat and losing weight based on professional female bodybuilders.

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How Bob Cicherillo Became the Voice of BodybuildingBob Cicherillo started off his career in competitive bodybuilding in 1981. Since then he's grown to become the voice of bodybuilding for The Olympia.

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Jeremy Smith is the World's Strongest DwarfWhen you think of a "powerlifter," we're willing to bet a 4'5″, 132-pound dwarf isn't the first thing that comes to mind — but Jeremy Smith doesn't care what you think, and he can probably lift a hell of a lot more than you.

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The 2020 NPC North Americans a€“ A Model Bodybuilding ContestThe NPC North American Championships has always been my favorite NPC pro qualifier. Out of the NPC USA Championships, the NPC Nationals, the NPC Universe, the NPC Masters Nationals and the new NPC Masters USA’s, the North Americans are truly an international event.

Iron Magazine Shared .

Bacteria That Makes You StrongerI think we can all agree that inflammations and diseases impact your muscle development and that you can use your body's resources in a better way when you're healthy.

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Top Tips When Choosing a TreadmillThere are easily 100's of types of treadmills. Today, we're just going to focus on choosing the right model and feature set for your workout needs.

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The Best Tricep Workout for BeginnersLooking for the best tricep workout to boost your arms? Check out these triceps exercises that will increase the size and strength of your triceps muscles.

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How Lou Ferrigno Changed the Shape of 'The Hulk'When it came to playing The Hulk in the 1977 TV series Lou Ferrigno was torn between training for The Olympia and taking the once in a lifetime role.

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Should the Bodybuilding Industry Put More Focus into Marketing?I was listening to a video put out by Gary Vaynerchuk the other day and he said something that immediately made me think about the bodybuilding industry.

Iron Magazine Shared .

Getting Comfortable with DiscomfortI was training at a gym in Florida recently when I was approached by a fan who told me "Lee I've been working my abs religiously for months now, and I'm not seeing any change!"

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Blue Zones: What They Are and What They Tell UsIn November 2005, writer Dan Buettner published groundbreaking research highlighting five specific areas of the world where people live significantly longer than in other parts of the world.

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Build a Great Nutritional Plan on a BudgetFor those of you who do not have an issue with the financial cost that accompanies healthy eating, this article may not be for you.

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Goal Specific TrainingIf you were to ask me, "What's the best training program? " I would answer with a simple "it all depends." The answer puts the question back on you.

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How Female Bodybuilding World Champ Alina Popa TrainsRising Phoenix World Champion Alina Popa shares her expert training tips on how to build a muscular physique that put her at the top of female bodybuilders.

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Here's What Happened the Last Time Flex Lewis Took a Year OffSeven-time 212 Olympia champ Flex Lewis took a break from competition last year to improve and get bigger for his full-blown assault on the Open Olympia title this December.

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