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Archive for February 1st, 2013

by Craig Titus
Craig Titus

This column does not represent the opinions or views of IronMagazine, it’s advertisers or affiliates. Craig’s column is unedited and for entertainment purposes only, read at your own risk.

Out of all the Pros from the 90’s who do you think could still make a success comeback and why?

Instantly, four names come to mind and one name I know for sure could beat most of the Pro’s currently competing today. Chris Cormier, Shawn Ray, Flex Wheeler, and Dennis Newman…And as much as I hate to give Shawn any accolades, he’d be right back at home on the Olympia stage pissin off the 202’s…not to mention he’d more then likely be placing in the top four of the Olympia.
Here’s the thing, Shawn has always maintained over the course of his long bodybuilding career, that his steroids and HGH use was consistently at a very low level, just using athletic enhancing drugs as a finishing touch. What that means is, Shawn Ray was a champion based on his God given genetics with little or no steroid use.
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You're a bodybuilder, but you can only train with minimal weights because of an injury, and you're worried about your muscle mass. Is that your problem? Then sports scientists at the University of Copenhagen have good news for you. Even if you can only train with minimal weights that'll help you to retain some of your muscle mass, the Danes write in an article that will soon be published in Clinical Nutrition. At least, it will if you consume enough protein.

In 2008 the Danes made a discovery that strength athletes would probably react to by saying 'but we already knew that'. [J Appl Physiol. 2008 Nov; 105(5): 1454-61.] The researchers got their subjects to train their quads on a leg-extension machine for 12 weeks. The men trained their one leg with sets using 70 percent of their 1RM [Heavy] and the other with 16 percent of that weight [Light].
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