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eric-bodybuilder

by Cade Thomas

Bodybuilding is the ultimate pursuit of learning your body and maximizing your potential. Or at least it was. Now it seems that it’s really about researching and questioning things for hours and hours every day and being afraid of trying it for yourself. Terms like “bro-science” have been coined to explain pretty much anything resembling anecdotal evidence, and following this dark magic is one of the gravest errors you can make in bodybuilding (according to the internet crowds).

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muscle

by Cade Thomas

It’s been relatively common place for bodybuilders to be made fun of for a long time now. Terms like “meathead” and other non endearing descriptions somehow slid under the radar of political correctness while other stereotypes were taken off the acceptable list. The general consensus in the minds of the uneducated public is that anyone who has big muscles is probably dumb with not a whole lot going on upstairs. Movies, TV shows, and commercials have perpetuated the stereotype for decades now as seemingly every muscular character who makes an appearance in mainstream entertainment is portrayed as missing some brain cells or at the very least being simple minded and narcissistic.

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charles-glass-gunther

by Cade Thomas

The bodybuilding coach has taken on many forms over the years. Whether you call them a coach, prep coach, trainer, mentor, guru, master, or any other strange nickname one cannot deny that they have become ingrained into the sport as one of the most talked about and interesting aspects of the whole industry. Chris Aceto really took off as the first “guru” when he was doing diets for many competitors out of his office in Gold’s Gym Venice back through the 90’s but even he credits Bob Grushkin as the one who showed him the ropes.

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by Craig Titus
Craig Titus

Anavar
This anabolic androgenic steroid report is in regard to a drug I consider to be classified as a additional steroid, as a secondary anabolic in that it’s not what I would consider to be a primary steroid when being implemented in your AAS cycle. Unless of course you’re a female athlete. Anavar is the AAS I’m referring to. Before I get into Anavar’s applications, as well as my personal experiences with the drug, let me first explain what this AAS is and give you some brief history.

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Ronnie_Coleman_Bodybuilding

by Geoff Roberts

The average power lifter will laugh like an intoxicated Will Ferrell fan watching Step Brothers if asked whether or not bodybuilders are as strong as power lifters. The answer to this question seems obvious at first glance. Of course power lifters are far stronger than bodybuilders! Their sole purpose in the gym is strength, whereas bodybuilders only care about the cosmetic effects of training. However, this fails to paint the entire picture.

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bodybuilder-taking-anabolic-steroids

by Cade Thomas

Some bodybuilders (using the term loosely) want to grow, some bodybuilders want to get lean, some bodybuilders want to maintain, and some bodybuilders just want to take drugs. You could definitely say that all enhanced bodybuilders choose to take drugs, and that is correct. The reason I separated taking drugs from the actual goals related to their body, is that some seem really focused on how many mg’s of drugs they can take regardless if it will benefit their physique.

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Mr-Olympia-Where-Legends-are-made

by Cade Thomas

Foreign tours were a staple of 1990’s bodybuilding. The “Grand Prix” events would take place in various countries across Europe and beyond, usually taking place after a big domestic contest in which most of the main competitors would pack their bags and all endure a grueling schedule of competitions over a several week period. Many classic rumors and stories were spawned from these tours, as the bodybuilders would all travel together and be forced to spend entire days side by side while also trying to hold their peak and still look close to their best.

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arnold-and-franco

by Cade Thomas

It is not uncommon to hear people say that bodybuilding is a selfish sport. If ones desires to be successful at it, you truly do have to put your needs in first priority before managing a lot of other daily life struggles. While this can be counteracted to a degree with proper planning and preparation, there is no denying that a bodybuilders brain is focused inward and one must truly find what works best for their body on an individual basis.

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bodybuilder

by Geoff Roberts

The list of misused or exaggerated terms in bodybuilding and fitness stretches far out of sight. Of the hundreds of misused terms in our industry, two interesting terms that are often incorrectly used, but seem to fly under the radar are “metabolism” and “appetite”. It seems that every athlete in our sport claims to have either a rapid fire metabolism, or the metabolic rate of a three toed sloth.

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b_letro

by Mike Arnold

With most of the focus on Aromasin these days, I wanted to bring some of the attention back to our other AI’s. While Aromasin has rightly earned its place on the most popular list, each AI has its own unique set of characteristics which makes it ideal under various circumstances, but before we start discussing these differences, let’s begin with a brief history of letrozole in medicine. Brought to market by Novartis in 1997, Letrozole’s original indication was for the treatment of receptor-positive or unknown advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women. A few years later, fertility specialists began employing letrozole for the purpose of ovarian stimulation after clinical studies demonstrated several advantages over Clomid, such as an improved side effect profile, a reduced risk of multiple gestation (twins, triplets, etc), and increased rates of conception.

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by Craig Titus
Craig Titus

“Random Thoughts”
Just because you qualify to compete in the Mr. Olympia doesn’t necessarily mean you should compete and it surly doesn’t mean you’re ready for the Olympia stage…. That’s if you plan on placing in the money. Truth is, the greatest bodybuilding show on earth isn’t the Mr. Olympia, and it’s the show you win! I’m pretty sure I speak for most bodybuilders when I say ‘it’s far more rewarding to win bodybuilding competitions then to just compete in the Olympia and not place in the top ten.” As a professional bodybuilder nothing is more disappointing then not hearing you’re named called out amongst the ten best bodybuilders in the world. Besides the empty and dishearten feeling that consumes you when your name isn’t announced, you’re now placed into the class of bodybuilders considered to be not elite.

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Intra-workout-nutrition

by Mike Arnold

The concept of a training window, during which recovery and growth could be enhanced through the timed consumption of particular nutrients, is nothing new, having first been mentioned in bodybuilding publications over 50 years ago. Since that time, our understanding of the science of muscle growth has increased exponentially, revealing to us newer and more effective ways of utilizing workout-based nutrition to enhance our progress.

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steroids-cycles

by Mike Arnold

Every now and then I like to depart from the typically science laden teaching style which characterizes my writings just talk about something fun. This is one of those times. Even 25 years later, I still find myself feeling a pinch of excitement when statements such as “world’s most potent steroid”, “best strength drug”, or other similar attention grabbing headlines catch my eye. In fact, it was just a few hours ago, after accidentally coming across an old Thomas O’Connor article on this very subject, that I was inspired to pen my own version.

As interesting as it can be to contemplate this subject, the reality is that any answer one might provide/receive is based on a subjective reality, in which one’s own experience and knowledge combine in order to form an opinion. Variances in personal response, as well as the inability to identify and measure those factors within AAS which are responsible for stimulating strength gains, preclude the possibility of developing a set ranking system.

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Bob_Paris_Mr_Universe

by Cade Thomas

IFBB professional bodybuilding shows still feature a “night show” where competitors are re-compared and also get to perform a posing routine set to music of their choice. If you were an outsider, you would probably assume that this section of the show (especially if you didn’t see prejudging) was of high importance contributed greatly to the outcome of the event. It would make sense; the routines are long, it requires the most amount of skill and preparation, and is brutally obvious when someone neglects to put any work into it.

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