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dumb-bodybuilders-2

by Geoff Roberts

The false assumption that bodybuilders are “dumb” more than likely stems from two different places. These two places being insecurity and jealousy. It is easy to see how a five foot eleven inch 250 pound man with single digit body fat levels and a 30 inch waist could make a “normal” man feel insecure about himself. Jealousy, coming from either a man or woman, tends to elicit similar responses as insecurity, being that insecurity is often times the cause of these bouts of jealousy.

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mr.olympia-2014

by Cade Thomas

Phil vs. Kai, Kai vs. Phil. Blah blah, we hear the same battles and cliches daily. Kai won’t win because of his past, Phil can only beat himself…at this point everything that can possibly be said about this match up has been said (and said…and said). Let’s explore a few of the other match ups and athletes and talk about what people aren’t talking about.

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by Craig Titus
Craig Titus

Q: Is the use of AAS (Anabolic Androgenic Steroids) equally as important as training, nutrition, supplements and proper rest in bodybuilding?

This question has been presented to me more times than I can remember. In fact, this particular question seemed to be a hot topic discussion at all of my seminars. I think I was asked the importance or significance of AAS use more so then any other question because of the transparency I’ve always maintained through my body building career.

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supplements

by Geoff Roberts

The question, “Why do all the good supplements get taken off the shelf?” is one that I and anyone else who works in the supplement industry hears on a weekly basis. The answer to this question, for anyone heavily invested in this industry, should be easy to come by. However, for the average person who, devastatingly enough, gets their information from the media or any other “mainstream” source, the answer is not so clear.

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Sport and Fitness Supplement
by Cade Thomas

The bodybuilding industry is not exactly robust with breaking news. Aside from the occasional motorbike accident or mysterious arm wrestling tragedy, the only gossip that makes the major media outlets is usually tied into the supplement industry. We see the major players drop athletes, decide to not renew contracts, and throw money at new prospects on a regular basis and it’s basically a world of “what have you done for me lately”. While we tend to hype up these roaster changes like they are equal to an NFL team throwing millions of dollars to swallow up a new star, the fact is supplement companies are not teams in any functional sense and which Olympia competitor is signed to which company has very little effect on us as spectators and fans.

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phil-heath

by Cade Thomas

Building significant amounts of muscle is a selfish endeavor no matter how you slice it, and there are certain sacrifices that must be made on a social and financial level if progress is something you value. Genetics are always a factor that can either afford you a certain leeway to live a little or shackle you to a micro managed existence, and most of us fall somewhere nearing the second one.

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kai greene

by Geoff Roberts

One of my favorite quotes goes as follows, “Idle hands are the devil’s playground”. What this quote is attempting to get across is that when a person is complacent or bored, they tend to make bad decisions resulting in negative outcomes. The quote reminds me of top level bodybuilders who decide to take an entire year or more off from competing between shows. This may in some ways sound like a good idea, but it rarely works out for the best unless you are Mr Olympia.

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drugs

by Cade Thomas

Modern bodybuilding would not be what it is without drugs. We all know that. The extended laundry list of substances that can (and are often) utilized by competitors and gym rats alike sound more and more like the ingredient list on a pack of Marlboro’s every year. Just check the main page of any steroid based forum or chemical enhancement sub-section and you will see people fishing for results from the latest super drug. The bag of magic tricks gets deeper and bigger constantly, but do the physiques?

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bodybuilder

by Mike Arnold

Previously, in Part #1 of this article, we addressed several preventative measures one can employ in order to restore/maintain a healthy appetite, especially in regards to supplementation, diet, and knowing one’s body. However, before we move onto the topic of curative therapies, there are a few more preventative measures we should touch on. Colonics are one of these. Commonly referred to as colonic irrigation or colon hydrotherapy, colonics require the assistance of a trained professional and involve the infusion of water into the rectum for the purpose of cleansing and flushing out the colon. Due to the nature of the procedure, it is much more thorough and rapid-acting than conventional home treatments involving OTC laxatives.

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bodybuilder

by Mike Arnold

As a BB’r or any other weight training enthusiast looking to put on size, eating enough food to sustain one’s mass-building efforts over the long-term can prove to be a real challenge. What might initially be perceived as a relatively simple task often turns into a tremendous test of willpower, as the growing metabolic demands of one’s ever-expanding muscle tissue combined with the realization that there is no off-time, begin to take a toll on the BBr’s resolve. In truth, most BB’rs will end up failing this test long before achieving their ultimate physique goals.

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bodybuilder

by Mike Arnold

Amongst the old-school BB’rs it was common practice to “bulk-up” when attempting to gain muscle. This went on for decades, with everyone from beginners to professionals ascribing to this method of mass-gaining. It was well understood that in order to get big, one needed to eat big…and eat big they did. Despite the relative lack of knowledge available in those days, this approach allowed many to pack on muscle at an astounding rate, often with minimal and in some cases no chemical enhancement.

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ar

by Anthony Roberts

If you’ve bought protein powder in the past few years, you’ve probably been ripped off. So that’s the bad news…but the good news is that you might be eligible to get some of that money back.

If you’re unfamiliar with the term, protein spiking (aka amino spiking or nitrogen spiking) is what we (people who work in the supplement industry) call it when a company adds cheap aminos to a protein powder to drive down the manufacturing costs.

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