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    Press Release: Joe Weider Memorial To Be Broadcast Live Exclusively On

    By: Press Releases will provide a free, live webcast stream from Joe Weider's memorial service in Santa Monica, CA on April 14, 2013.

    Date Added: Apr 4, 2013

  • 14 Lessons I Learned After 34 Years Of Lifting

    By: Bill Geiger

    Here's what a 55-year-old still-trying-to-be-a-bodybuilder can teach you.

    Date Added: Jun 26, 2015

  • 2015 No Limits Transformation Challenge

    By: Contributing Writer

    When your routine stays the same, you stay the same.

    Date Added: Jun 1, 2015

  • Krystal Cantu: One Arm, No Excuses

    By: Cassie Smith

    CrossFit athlete Krystal Cantu may have one arm, but it doesn't stop her from lifting heavy and breaking PRs. This is her inspiring story!

    Date Added: Apr 2, 2015

  • Fitness, Family, And Faith: Kim Dolan Leto's Inspiring Story

    By: Cassie Smith

    Kim Dolan Leto began her fitness career at age 30. Sixteen years later, she's become one of the most recognizable faces and well-known voices in the industry. Read her inspiring story!

    Date Added: Jan 15, 2015

  • New Years Resolutions: Changing The Focus.

    By: Shannon Clark

    The problem with most resolutions however is that many times they're based on superficial reasons that don't truly affect the individual and mean something to them. Learn why...

    Date Added: Aug 20, 2014

  • One Lifter's Long Road To The Cage

    By: Contributing Writer

    You may have found yourself thinking one day, 'My whole life has been leading to this lift.' Strongman P Diesel knows this feeling far better than most. It took him 11 years of sweat, surgery, and rehab to make it to the Animal's Cage at the Arnold expo.

    Date Added: Jul 8, 2014

  • Figure Athlete To Powerlifter: My First Powerlifting Meet

    By: Kellie Davis

    Earlier this year, I signed up for my first powerlifting meet. Here's how I trained to put on 10 pounds of muscle, an inch on my quads, and hundreds of pounds on the bar.

    Date Added: Jun 30, 2014

  • 2 Stories Of Survival: How Fitness Saved Morgan Wehmer And Elizabeth Aguilera

    By: Dustin Lapray

    The body breaks down for many reasons. Sometimes it's a genetic, sometimes it's self-inflicted through lifestyle. Sisters Morgan Wehmer and Elizabeth Aguilera endured both kinds of breakdown before fitness lifted them up.

    Date Added: Mar 10, 2014

  • 2014 $100,000 Transformation Challenge

    By: Contributing Writer

    2014 $100,000 Transformation Challenge Presented by Dymatize Nutrition.

    Date Added: Dec 16, 2013

  • Fitness Beyond The Numbers: Macaile Hutt's Self-Awakening

    By: Contributing Writer

    A former fitness competitor on how she went from being consumed with calorie counting to reframing her perspective to see the bigger picture.

    Date Added: Aug 6, 2013

  • The Shape Of Your Life: Training For More Than Competition

    By: Contributing Writer

    While pursuing her pro bikini card, one woman learned that her personal health and fitness mission is bigger than competing.

    Date Added: Jul 24, 2013

  • Mother's Day 2013: Mom Taught Team To Live Fit

    By: Contributing Writer

    Mother knows best! Members of Team thank their moms for inspiring a life of health and fitness.

    Date Added: May 10, 2013

  • Ric's Corner: Jerry Brainum & Old School Bodybuilding Part 2.

    By: Ric Drasin

    Ric asks Jerry about his stance on the supplement industry, and as expected he has much to say. To support healthy aging, Jerry has moved beyond the bodybuilding realm into wellness items like resveratrol, but in the same breath denounces current industry practices of ingredient stuffing and proprietary labeling. Flashback to the supplement scene in the 70's, and one was limited to Blair's and the occasionally unsavory Bob Hoffman line.

    Date Added: Mar 28, 2012

  • Ric's Corner: "Time Of My Life" Book Promo.

    By: Ric Drasin

    A decade in the making, Ric is releasing his new book covering his "3 lifetimes" worth of experience in bodybuilding, rock & roll, wrestling, acting, business and more. Jam packed with all the wild stories of the Golden Era, rare pictures, and plenty of humor, you'll also learn about the success mindset that's been fueling this renaissance man for 6 decades (with no signs of slowing down)!

    Date Added: Mar 20, 2012

  • Ric's Corner: Jerry Brainum & Old School Bodybuilding Part 1.

    By: Ric Drasin

    Down at Venice, Jerry returns to Ric's Corner to help answer the question, "Is Bodybuilding Dead?" The short answer - the public has become disillusioned by the quest for more and more size. Bodybuilding began as a way to stay healthy, but has gradually shifted to a culture believing that the right drug combo can get them into the Mr. Olympia. Both recall the old familiar platitudes - diets of protein and heavy cream, gyms sans cardio machines, and all-you-can-eat buffets with Lurch from the Addams Family (maybe not so familiar). Jerry was even called out by Arnold for looking like a wrestler which led him to the first cutting phase of his career.

    Date Added: Mar 14, 2012

  • Ric's Corner: The Silver Era Continues.

    By: Ric Drasin

    Ric digs back in to his own personal history and it's relationship to the Silver Era of Bodybuilding - the 50's and 60's. Ric regales vintage accounts of jealous ex-girlfriends, Bob Hoffman's Proteen, the built Brunet Bros. twins, and a mythical time before drugs where bodies were only built with sweat and iron; resurfacing these important historical roots.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2012

  • Trading Booze For A Barbell: How Ben Booker Set Down His Glass And Lifted Weights Instead

    By: Contributing Writer

    Ben Booker isn’t your typical fitness model. He’s a blue-collar tech who suffered from alcoholism. Learn how bodybuilding saved his physique, his marriage and his life.

    Date Added: Oct 26, 2011

  • Ten Years Later, The Fitness Industry Pauses To Reflect On 9/11

    By: Contributing Writer

    Every American has 20/20 vision regarding their whereabouts on 9/11/01. Here are the stories of selected fitness and bodybuilding personalities.

    Date Added: Sep 9, 2011

  • Let's Roll: The Warriors Protecting Us Are Our Brothers And Sisters In Iron

    By: Dan John

    From the World Trade Center twin towers to the Pamir Mountains of Afghanistan, a decade of sacrifices made our neighbors heroes.

    Date Added: Sep 9, 2011

  • 2011 MusclePharm Live Shredded Stories

    By: Contributing Writer

    ''I was on and off in college with visiting the gym, but seeing myself almost two years ago in the worst shape of my life is what really motivated me to change my ENTIRE lifestyle.''

    Date Added: Aug 5, 2011

  • Ric's Corner: Leroy Colbert Part 2.

    By: Ric Drasin

    Recipe for entertaining interviews (Ric's à la carte): Start by combining larger than life stories involving a confident young Arnold, walnut shells, and motor oil, slowly fold in car analogies and ex-wives, and finally sprinkle generously with Joe Weider anecdotes to taste. Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes, 20 seconds.

    Date Added: Apr 12, 2011

  • Ric's Corner: Leroy Colbert Part 1.

    By: Ric Drasin

    No one secures interviews with eccentric old-school characters like Ric, and this week's guest is a treat. Vintage cover model, bodybuilder, and long time nutrition store owner Leroy Colbert was a ground-breaking African American athlete. A promising career was unexpectedly cut short with a life altering accident in the late '50s. Like previous guests before him, Leroy covers the basics of now and then: how drugs have changed the sport, the level of knowledge in nutrition, and the homogeneity of modern physiques compared to the old days where you could tell a man from his silhouette.

    Date Added: Apr 5, 2011

  • A Bodybuilder Is Born: Episode 53 - Judgement Day Cometh.

    By: Ron Harris

    It had been nearly a year since I had sat down with Randy and drawn up a plan for him to compete at his next contest a full eight pounds heavier than his debut, in all the right places, and nab his first win.

    Date Added: Mar 29, 2011

  • Ric's Corner: Relationships Between The Sexes Part 1.

    By: Ric Drasin

    In exploring the "tuff n' tender" sides of human nature, hear two different perspectives on why it seems more and more relationships today are headed for trouble. Noella warns men not to try to outdo their female counterparts with the whole hair, skins, and nails bit, but to focus more on the balance with personality. Realistic expectations along with a willingness to compromise when entering a relationship might help too. Opinions on how men and women handle change (not the jingle-in-the-pocket type) might be as varied as how they actually do. Fitness lifestyles can be a good compatibility factor, but watch for potential conflicts. Ric illustrates honesty as an admirable quality in a partner with a light-hearted anecdote of a would-be wife.

    Date Added: Mar 22, 2011

  • Big Muscles And The Big Screen: Bodybuilders In Film.

    By: Ric Drasin

    Years before I started training, I would watch movies and see people like Steve Reeves and wonder how they got that way and got into movies. Here's more as I step back so you can see where many got their start.

    Date Added: Jan 28, 2011

  • From Fan To Famous – My Bodybuilding Journey.

    By: Ric Drasin

    When I was around 12 and saw my first issue of Muscle Builder Magazine. I read articles to see how guys built muscle... Former professional wrestler Ric Drasin describes what led to his incredible success.

    Date Added: Jan 27, 2011

  • Define Your Body, Redefine Yourself. Life-Changing—And Jaw-Dropping—Transformation.

    By: Video Articles

    Errol N. Hannigan's downward slide began with a slip, the kind of nuisance that could happen to any of us at any random moment. Only, this slip happened to injure his knee, requiring arthroscopic surgery.

    Date Added: Jan 26, 2011

  • Video Article: Becoming OldSuperman: How Ed Cook Saved His Life By Transforming His Body.

    By: Video Articles

    Ed Cook shed 52 pounds in 7 months, and saved his own life. presents how he did it, and how you can too.

    Date Added: Jan 11, 2011

  • Ric's Corner: Relationships In Bodybuilding, Part 2.

    By: Ric Drasin

    What compromises are you willing to make between your fitness and personal life? Does your significant other understand your lifestyle, accept it, or share it? How about your family? These important questions and more are hashed out between popular guest Noella Downs and Ric, who draws comparisons between the 70's and today.

    Date Added: Jan 11, 2011

  • A Bodybuilder Is Born: Episode 50 - Make The Most Of What You're Given!

    By: Ron Harris

    Right now Randy was six weeks out from his contest, at the point where so many generally start crying out to the heavens with pained questions... Learn more.

    Date Added: Oct 1, 2010

  • Ric's Corner: How I Got Into Bodybuilding Part 1.

    By: Ric Drasin

    Ric's interviewed many famous celebrities and athletes about how they started they careers - now it's his turn. After being accused of being "lumpy" by and old girlfriend, Ric's interest in bodybuilding only grew as he went from bad old YMCA gyms, to the Army, to Babe's and beyond.

    Date Added: Aug 24, 2010

  • Ric's Corner: Charlie's Angels.

    By: Ric Drasin

    Take a journey back in television history to the 1970's where a young Ric Drasin and Roger Callard made their marks in the entertainment industry, and made a living, on a very popular series.

    Date Added: Aug 10, 2010

  • Singing On Steroids: What The Doctor Failed To Tell Her!

    By: Lena Boone

    The 'S' word. It's a touchy subject, and people aren't really allowed to talk about it. But Lena Boone, a successful female bodybuilder has a story to share about the 's' on to find out more.

    Date Added: Aug 10, 2010

  • Ric's Corner: Roger Callard, Part 3.

    By: Ric Drasin

    The anecdotes become more and more colorful with stories of Mae West, Dom DeLuise, Charlie's Angels, Kal Szkalak, directors, A-list celebrities, and other characters from days gone by.

    Date Added: Jul 20, 2010

  • Ric's Corner: Jobs For Bodybuilders In The 70's.

    By: Ric Drasin

    While everything seemed like all fun and sun at Muscle Beach, people still had to make a living and the perfect fit seemed to be the movie and entertainment industry. Ric discusses one of his early careers as a Kelloggs salesman until corporate restriction forced a change. Other interesting gigs for meat heads included bouncers, brick layers, and surprisingly enough teachers.

    Date Added: Jun 29, 2010

  • A Bodybuilder Is Born: Episode 36 - Self-Improvement In Bodybuilding Will Lead You To Victory!

    By: Ron Harris

    It has been over six weeks now since the contest Randy and I competed in together, and now you shall hear the tale of his debut and victory. The result is not quite what you would expect. Learn more.

    Date Added: Jun 25, 2010

  • Ric's Corner: Relationships In Bodybuilding.

    By: Ric Drasin

    Ric rattles off a near 10 minute rant addressing all the rumors, mumblings, accusations, assumptions, and insecurities he's heard over the years.

    Date Added: Jun 22, 2010

  • Inspiration Through Tragedy: Dan Cox's Inspiring Interview!

    By: Matt Weik

    Dan Cox explains how tragedy changed his life... forever. Find out what happened and how hard work has paid off in this very inspiring interview.

    Date Added: May 17, 2010

  • Ric's Corner: Venice Bodybuilder Ed Giuliani, Part 3.

    By: Ric Drasin

    The interview wraps up with Dave Draper's home made furniture, Ed's early training schedule, and living the good life.

    Date Added: Apr 6, 2010

  • Ric's Corner: Venice Bodybuilder Ed Giuliani, Part 1.

    By: Ric Drasin

    Ric loves combing through the legendary streets of Venice in search of friends from a bygone era, and this week he happens upon old guard crewmember Eddy. Times have changed, and gone are the days of the camaraderie between bodybuilders and cardio-free gyms. The duo recollects the prankster side of Arnold, too-friendly waiters, and eating whole eggs shell included.

    Date Added: Mar 25, 2010

  • Learn How A Single Mother Conquered Breast Cancer With Her Passion For Fitness!

    By: Peter Czerwinski

    Gordana is a single mother of 3 and a breast cancer survivor. She used her passion for fitness to help her get through treatment and recover... Learn more.

    Date Added: Mar 19, 2010

  • Ric's Corner: Venice Gold's Of The 1970's Revisited, Part 2.

    By: Ric Drasin

    The reminiscing continues at the Original Muscle Beach. Ric highlights important period landmarks like Honest John's, Muscle House, and the rowdy Donkin's Inn.

    Date Added: Mar 18, 2010

  • Ric's Corner: Venice Gold's Of The 1970's Revisited, Part 1.

    By: Ric Drasin

    Ric hits the street and visits the Ground Zero of bodybuilding history. Check out the original Gold's Gym, the outdoor Pit, and the famous Zucky's Deli.

    Date Added: Mar 9, 2010

  • Bodybuilding, The Early Years: 'The Equalizer' Reveals Rise To Success!

    By: Ric Drasin

    It all started when I was about 12 and saw my first issue of Muscle Builder Magazine. I kept reading these articles... Former professional wrestler Ric Drasin shares accounts of what led to his incredible success. Learn more.

    Date Added: Nov 2, 2009

  • Brian Boyle Beats All Odds: Dramatic Recovery Continues With Ironman Training!

    By: Brian Boyle

    Brian's dramatic recovery after being hit by a dump truck is phenomenal to say the least. Find out what he is doing now... Also included are the training and nutrition programs he uses to prepare for Ironman events. Learn more!

    Date Added: Aug 20, 2009

  • How Supplements & Diet Have Changed To Help A Bodybuilder Grow!

    By: Ric Drasin

    When I began training in 1957 very little was known about taking food supplements for bodybuilding. At best was the overall vitamin and 'load up with Vitamin C...' Here's a look at the progression I saw.

    Date Added: Aug 14, 2009

  • How Can Propel Your Career Like It Did Mine!

    By: Matt Weik

    I found while in college and found it to be like my second family. Everyone on the forums was helpful and knowledgeable and I learned a lot. Find out what this led to and what you can do for similar success!

    Date Added: May 11, 2009

  • John Hansen's Natural Bodybuilding Radio: Why Natural Body Building? Meet John Hansen!

    By: John Hansen

    John tells his story of how it all began; about his temptations to use steroids; his training routine and diet; and why, at age 45, he still looks every bit the natural champion who captured so many titles.

    Date Added: Nov 7, 2008

  • A Mind & Body Transformation Series For Extraordinary Results (Part 1)!

    By: Eyad H. Yehyawi

    The following is the beginning of a series of articles that will allow all of you to reach your health, fitness and appearance goals. Don't quit reading. This isn't a spelling lesson. It's the first lesson of many in achieving a better body.

    Date Added: Jul 1, 2008

  • Meeting The Family: Captain Ahab Shares His Experience!

    By: Other Writer

    My wife and I had planned on attending the Fit Expo in Boise, Idaho in early April of ‘08 but were unable to. What happened next is absolutely amazing. See what happened as we looked into visiting Here is my story!

    Date Added: Jun 27, 2008

  • Peter's Introduction Into Competitive Eating Competition!

    By: Peter Czerwinski

    You may have heard about me before through various articles and threads on the forums related to Eating Disorders and my successful recovery... What you may have not known... is that I am now a competitive eater. Learn more.

    Date Added: May 22, 2008

  • How Fitness Saved My Life: The Remarkable Comeback Of Adam Kirby!

    By: David Gluhareff

    An unforgettable journey - Adam Kirby is a man with the heart and physique of a true bodybuilder and has persevered through some real hard times this past year... Learn more!

    Date Added: May 14, 2008

  • Trials & Tribulations: Be A Positive Role Model To Your Children!

    By: Guy Grundy

    Health and fitness is a huge part of my child's life and I can see how it provides her with confidence and stability in other areas of her life. Here's a glimpse into my life and how I am being a positive role model for my own!

    Date Added: Apr 21, 2008

  • A Comeback Story: Big Red & Anthony Break Through The Haze!

    By: Anthony P. Church

    One slowly rose to his feet, helping his partner before brushing away the nuclear dust… - Jay & Anthony had reached rock bottom. Can they turn it around? Jay & Anthony account for their mistakes with dreams of redemption!

    Date Added: Mar 24, 2008

  • Big Red & Anthony Break Through The Haze - A Comeback Story!

    By: Jay 'Big Red' Cholewa

    One slowly rose to his feet, helping his partner before brushing away the nuclear dust... - Jay & Anthony had reached rock bottom. Can they turn it around? Jay & Anthony account for their mistakes with dreams of redemption!

    Date Added: Mar 24, 2008

  • An Interview With Inspiring 1992 NPC Junior USA Winner, Joe Carrero.

    By: David Robson

    In the following interview, Joe Carrero tells us how he built his physique to become one of the best amateur bodybuilding champions in the world and discusses his philosophy on bodybuilding and life.

    Date Added: Feb 12, 2008

  • Your 12-Week Transformation Guide: Tips From The Top - (Section 6)

    By: David Robson

    In compiling my research for this feature I also figured it could use the input of a larger number of respected professionals from within the bodybuilding and fitness industry offering their additional pearls of wisdom.

    Date Added: Feb 5, 2008

  • My Journey Back To Life: Strength Training For The Mind And Body!

    By: Brian Boyle

    The Brian Boyle Story: Learn about a normal very athletic person and how, in just a split second, his life would never be the same. Learn about this story about a comeback after being hit by a dump truck.

    Date Added: Jan 3, 2008

  • Wheelchair Bodybuilder Of The Month Leon Bostik - June 2007.

    By: David Robson

    Although technically a quadriplegic, Leon, who professes to be an 'undercover quadriplegic' has to overcome far more than your average gym-goer. Learn more about his accident and what he has done to turn his life around.

    Date Added: Jul 3, 2007

  • Lenda Murray Podcast Interview: 8-Time Ms. Olympia!

    By: Daniel Gastelu

    Dan Gastelu interviews IFBB Pro Female Bodybuilder Lenda Murray! In this audio interview, listen in as Dan and Lenda talk shop about the Ms. Olympia title and career bodybuilding for women!

    Date Added: Jun 29, 2007

  • Fitness Cure Podcast By Maria Kang: Episode #2 - Sandra Augustin.

    By: Maria Kang

    The Fitness Cure Podcast features's favorite fitness expert, Maria Kang. Listen in as she interviews friends and industry leaders. This episode: Fitness Champion Sandra Augustin and the 2007 Hero Challenge!

    Date Added: Jun 20, 2007

  • Benefits Of Living A Healthy Lifestyle.

    By: Francis Benfatto

    Today my interest is how we can live a long and healthy life by using a specific lifestyle while having to deal with our daily lives like work, family, relationships, etc. Read on and learn why training can be beneficial.

    Date Added: Jun 11, 2007

  • Fitness & Nutrition Radio Podcast: Jack La Lanne Interview.

    By: Dave DePew

    Hear this exclusive Legends Interview with the Godfather of Fitness himself, Jack La Lanne! Hear him speak with radio host, Dave DePew in this unique podcast interview!

    Date Added: Apr 27, 2007

  • Episode 55: How Carrot Top Got Ripped! Hilarious Interview From His House.

    By: The Fit Show

    See how the totally hilarious and totally ripped Carrot Top got his physique, and how he manages to stay fit with his busy schedule.

    Date Added: Mar 27, 2007

  • Fitness & Nutrition Radio Podcast: Dr. Christopher Mah Interview.

    By: Dave DePew

    Christopher Mah is one of Greenwich Sports Medicine's treating physicians, Chiropractor, and Personal Trainer. Chris shares a history of his success in the fitness industry. Listen in to this powerful podcast interview with radio host Dave DePew!

    Date Added: Mar 19, 2007

  • Fitness & Nutrition Radio Podcast: Mark Verstegen Interview.

    By: Dave DePew

    Mark Verstegen shares his experiences in his long time career in the fitness industry. Listen in to this powerful podcast interview with radio host Dave DePew!

    Date Added: Mar 19, 2007

  • My Experience On The ABC Television Show, 'Wife Swap.'

    By: Melissa Johnson

    Miss Natural Northern Figure 2006, Melissa Johnson, shares her experiences on being picked to live a sedentary lifestyle for a week on the ABC television program, 'Wife Swap.' Hear about her frustrations and trials. Could you handle it?

    Date Added: Jan 23, 2007

  • Episode 49: Victor Konovalov Shares His Journey From Tragedy To Success!

    By: The Fit Show

    Inspirational IFBB Pro Victor Konovalov shares his journey from tragedy to success.

    Date Added: Jan 17, 2007

  • Uncensored Secrets Podcast: Nino Savona, The 'No Excuse' Natural Bodybuilder.

    By: Marc David

    Nino Savona is an inspirational natural bodybuilder who has overcome a physical handicap requiring him to permanently use crutches. Despite the odds, Nino trains, competes, & wins bodybuilding contests! Tune into this podcast to hear his amazing story!

    Date Added: Nov 17, 2006

  • Weekend Special: Joe And Ben Weider Highlight!

    By: Contributing Writer

    Joe Weider, the Father of Modern Bodybuilding, and his brother, Ben Weider, former IFBB President and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee are honored in this tribute to their tireless service to the Bodybuilding community for over 60 years!

    Date Added: Nov 3, 2006

  • Preparing For The Police Academy - A Success Story!

    By: Other Writer

    Just graduated from York College of Pennsylvania, Josh Pedalino put aside all the excuses, bad habits and poor judgment and embarked on a serious training, nutrition and supplementation program. After 10 months he has lost over 100 Lbs. Learn more...

    Date Added: Jun 19, 2006

  • Awesome Musclesâ„¢ Podcast Special Topic Series

    By: Daniel Gastelu

    Welcome to the Awesome Musclesâ„¢ Podcast Series, where you learn about the best training and nutrition scientific breakthroughs, and approaches, directly from your favorite fitness expert, Daniel Gastelu.

    Date Added: Jun 13, 2006

  • Avoiding Five Common Mistakes At The Gym!

    By: Myron Mielke

    I've seen many people performing ineffective exercises with sloppy form when executing movements... Hopefully you can avoid some of these common mistakes if you're made aware of them. Learn more...

    Date Added: Jan 24, 2006

  • What Is The Most Important Aspect Of Bodybuilding?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    What is the most important aspect of bodybuilding? Find out what other people from the message boards think...

    Date Added: Jan 13, 2006

  • 5 Mistakes - The Not-To-Do List To Achieve A Great Physique!

    By: Pauline Nordin

    Diet and exercise are great if you are not making mistakes in the process. Here is a quick list of common mistakes and some suggestions to prevent them from taking over your goals and results.

    Date Added: Dec 30, 2005

  • How Can We Educate Others About Bodybuilding?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    How can we educate others about bodybuilding? Find out what other people from the message boards think...

    Date Added: Dec 9, 2005

  • The Lighter Side Of Pro Sport With Guy Grundy. Installment One.

    By: David Robson

    Guy Grundy's insightful commentary and entertaining experiences... Now, on a monthly basis at, we can look forward to outrageous experiences of his 'never a dull moment' life.

    Date Added: Dec 2, 2005

  • What Would You Change If You Could Go Back In Time?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    What would you change if you could go back in time? Find out what other people from the message boards think...

    Date Added: Nov 4, 2005

  • Driven From Within - Living With Cerebral Palsy!

    By: Jordan Frantz

    The struggle to adapt and push through my shortcomings has been a life long process, one that continues today. Learn to be driven within. Learn more about this inspirational story!

    Date Added: Nov 1, 2005

  • The War In Iraq: A Bodybuilder's Story.

    By: David Robson

    Hostilities are still alive and well in Iraq. Today we are going to get a bodybuilders perspective on the action and live's of those in Iraq. Get Damion Ricketts story right here.

    Date Added: Sep 27, 2005

  • A Fatal Crash That Changed Many Lives Forever.

    By: Other Writer

    The story of how John Leonard's life was shaped as well as the reason he has dedicated his life to helping people become fit, healthy, and most importantly, happy.

    Date Added: Mar 14, 2005

  • Winning The Dating Scene!

    By: Jeffrey Kippel & Mindy Blackstien - WNSO/FAME

    This article goes beyond the skills of the gym and the actual components of making your body and your muscles stand out in a crowd. This piece is geared towards the fellas that think they have a handle on their game...

    Date Added: Nov 4, 2004

  • The Large Professor - You Are An Abnormal Eater!

    By: John Berardi

    In this month's Large Professor, one of my closest friends, Lori Hill, gives us some insight into her experiences as a newbie abnormal eater.

    Date Added: Oct 14, 2004

  • 10 Things Fitness Teaches You About Life!

    By: Maria Kang

    Not only does my article capture the beauty and passion that underlines fitness, but it also teaches how you can apply the lessons you've learned when challenging your body and challenging yourself in everyday life situations.

    Date Added: Aug 27, 2004

  • Pursue Your Passion: Are You Following Your Dreams?

    By: Alissa Carpio

    Do you have a dream that seems so far away, so impossible and out of reach? Find out how Alissa got through the army and overcame the obstacles that were presented in her journey to become a successful fitness competitor.

    Date Added: May 20, 2004

  • 39 Year Old Bodybuilder Goes Back To His Roots To Overcome Adversity - Part 1.

    By: Jeff Behar

    This is a one man's personal account about overcoming a series of particually challanging events using an uniue approach; through bodybuilding. I am about to tell one mans story. The following is a personal account of a three-month period in my life.

    Date Added: May 17, 2004

  • The Shadowy Valley Of Death: My Journey And Re-Birth.

    By: Simon Forsyth

    I woke up early this morning, just before dawn. I hadn't been sleeping well for the last few nights, almost endless nights being lost in an abyss of emotions and uncertainty...

    Date Added: May 11, 2004

  • Lying To Myself: Discovering Health & Fitness...

    By: Tisha Rodrigues

    If there is one thing I can say about myself, to those who do not know me, is that I am honest. I am far from phony or catty and I am not going to lie to you... We all have skeleton's in our closet. Mine could have killed me.

    Date Added: Apr 12, 2004

  • You Win, You Lose, You Crawl!

    By: Dave Draper

    Seldom do I drag myself to the gym unwillingly. That's all behind me and has been for a long, long time. Today, I roll out the ole Harley, run a cloth over the chrome, crack the pipes and let'er rip.

    Date Added: Apr 7, 2004

  • Transformation Of The Month - Dan Boylan.

    By: Male Transformation Of The Week

    See how he went from 225lbs to 148lbs!

    Date Added: Mar 1, 2004

  • A Thirteen-Year, Overnight Sensation To Becoming A Pro!

    By: Bob Cicherillo

    Since I was 12 I wanted to become a bodybuilder. By the time I was 13 I was competing. It took over 13 years to become a pro, find out how I did it!

    Date Added: Feb 2, 2004

  • What Bodybuilding Means To Me!

    By: Other Writer

    Finding a niche in life is hard enough in itself. I think that people who find their niche in bodybuilding and other related lifestyles are special. It takes a special person to live this lifestyle...

    Date Added: Jan 14, 2004

  • Married With Children... And Still Working Out!

    By: Other Writer

    Bodybuilding is a full time job. Try doing it with a wife and two kids. Find out how Joe made the transition from working out whenever to being on a time fixed scheduale.

    Date Added: Dec 23, 2003

  • The Golden Path Is Not Easy...

    By: Mike Mahler

    Regardless, if you want to lead a fulfilling life you have to be the master of your own destiny. You don't want to have major regrets on your deathbed as many people do. Starting the Golden Path is always hard. Learn how I did it!

    Date Added: Aug 25, 2003

  • Dealing With The Critics!

    By: Zach Marcy

    People can be completely insensitive and nonunderstanding. Bluntly, i'd say SCREW EM! Not one single person knows what it's like to be in anothers shoes. Learn how to deal with the people who try to put you down!

    Date Added: Aug 18, 2003

  • A Day In The Life Of A Hardcore Bodybuilder!

    By: AnimalPak

    Find out what a typical day is like for a hardcore bodybuilder. Good luck to who ever attempts this training regimen. You will need it!

    Date Added: Aug 18, 2003

  • Old Time Gyms.

    By: AnimalPak

    Some things have changed over the years, some things haven't. Take gyms for instance. Gyms are for training, not for feeling or looking good. What happened to the old hardcore gyms?

    Date Added: Aug 14, 2003

  • Carmen's Success Story.

    By: Carmen Garcia

    My name is Carmen Garcia and I have been a successful International fitness model for almost 3 years. Receiving countless e-mail requests on how to gain/lose weight has prompted me to share my own true story on how I gained weight, fought an eating disorder and became a successful working fit model in my later years.

    Date Added: Aug 7, 2003

  • How I Changed My Life!

    By: Dean Goudie

    There are many things different people believe in, so it is very hard to give general advice that could apply to everyone, but those things seem to be agreed upon by a large number of people. Find out what I did and what worked for me!

    Date Added: Aug 5, 2003

  • My Teachers Are Sometimes My Clients!

    By: Christine Hardy

    Every now and again, I will have the privilege of training people that inadvertently teach me a lesson or two about my own training, about myself, really...

    Date Added: Aug 4, 2003

  • Be The Hero That You Need To Save You!

    By: Mike Mahler

    If you are following a self-destructive path now, just ask yourself one question: Is your life better due to your actions? There is no in between, the answer is yes or no. If the answer is no, you need to get the help that is necessary to carry forward. Not everything can be dealt with alone and some burdens are too big to carry.

    Date Added: Jul 29, 2003

  • Old Glory Days: Vince Galanti And John Hnatyschak.

    By: AnimalPak

    For many hardcore bodybuilders, the name John Hnatyschak should be a familiar one. He was truly an inspiration for when I thought about competing. Learn how we meet and motivated each other as training partners.

    Date Added: Jul 7, 2003

  • How Bodybuilding Can Heal The Soul!

    By: Reform Mag

    Can countless hours of gym time ever prepare you for life's great adversities? Does the ability to toy with heavy weights strengthen you to handle the burden of a real crisis? Do the full muscle bellies and deep striations of a well-chiseled body suggest a character that is equally defined and unwavering? Tragedy visits us all. How each of us faces those desperate situations tells the story of who we are on the inside. Written by Rich Wynn.

    Date Added: Jul 3, 2003

  • Looking For The Buff Chick Within.

    By: Par Deus

    By: Icequeen. In my teens, I was all "knees and elbows". In my 20's I was obsessively thin. At 30, after giving birth to my second child, I felt my metabolism lurch. Suddenly I couldn't eat all that I wanted and stay perfectly thin. Find out how what I did to get the lean muscular phisique that I have today!

    Date Added: Jul 1, 2003

  • Is Someone Jealous Of Your Progress?

    By: John DeFendis

    These are typical situations that you will come across when you follow a successful weight loss program. Find out why many people have a natural tendency to be jealous when you are successful at something that they have consistently failed at.

    Date Added: Jun 24, 2003

  • In The Trenches: Uncensored, Unedited, And Hardcore!

    By: AnimalPak

    True, no-holds-barred stories about life in the trenches. Uncensored, unedited, and hardcore. Covering topics from Most Memorable Moments In The Gym, Best Competition Moments, What Defines Hardcore, and many others.

    Date Added: Jun 23, 2003

  • Inspiration To Help Defeat Depression!

    By: John DeFendis

    Learn to be happy and then set goals. If you want to lose weight and be healthier than start your program immediately. Do not wait for Monday to come around. Don't even wait for tommorow. Start NOW!

    Date Added: Jun 20, 2003

  • Revisiting Treasures From The Past!

    By: Intensity Magazine

    The road I took was educating myself through exhaustive research for the very best in training material. I would literally tear into anything that offered the possibility of elevating my natural abilities. It wasn't all that uncommon for me to spend a Friday or Saturday night reading training literature.

    Date Added: May 20, 2003

  • Moving To The Mecca?

    By: Matt Danielsson

    Raise a hand every one who have been to Gold's in Venice, CA. Yes, the famous one by Muscle Beach. All the pros are stacked thick, and if you ever wanted to live the bodybuilding lifestyle, this is the place to be. Learn what it is all about!

    Date Added: Apr 24, 2003

  • Bulking: What I've Learned!

    By: Russ Warren

    Reading this article will change your life and the way you think about bulking. Bulking is the bodybuilders term to putting on muscle mass. Thats right MUSCLE MASS, not FAT ! The amount of misinformation out there is what caused me to waste almost 2 years of my bodybuilding life.

    Date Added: Mar 10, 2003

  • Another Week Older, Again!

    By: Dave Draper

    The training plan is not only the routine of exercises practiced in the gym, but the time allotted for the workout, the timing of the workout, your eating and nutritional habits and your rest and sleep. Of course, your devotion and attitude are major players in your training scheme.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2003

  • My First Arnold Classic Experience.

    By: Russell Yeager

    This article takes a different view and discusses my inaugural experience at the biggest bodybuilding and fitness exposition in the world.

    Date Added: Mar 5, 2003

  • How Well Do You Know Your Body?

    By: Ryan Mackie

    Trying various training methods really motivates me and fires me up to know that at the end of the year I will have a much better understanding of how my body responds to differing training and nutrition strategies.

    Date Added: Feb 26, 2003

  • Old School, New School: The Quest For Victory!

    By: AnimalPak

    In the 80's, when bodybuilders would train for a show, cardio was taboo. Today it is part of a normal routine. Find out what happened when we traied with John for the 2001 Master's Olympia!

    Date Added: Feb 24, 2003

  • Random Thoughts On Bodybuilding

    By: Merry Christine

    I have been in this industry, pumping iron, and creating clothing specifically for bodybuilding and fitness athletes since around 1984. I notice there are two sides. The Lifetime Naturals, and the Steroid Users. Read what I think!

    Date Added: Feb 15, 2003

  • Relaxation: The Key To Success!

    By: Jonathan Stehlik

    Do we truly understand the stress we place upon all our varying joints and muscle from strenuous physical activity? Learn why relaxing is so important!

    Date Added: Jan 27, 2003

  • Changing Your Workout Routines!

    By: Mike Murphy

    Learn how changing your workout routine can help break a plateau and get huge gains!

    Date Added: Jan 21, 2003

  • Stand & Be Strong!

    By: Dave Draper

    Learn that no one is perfect and why some choose to quit rather than train to succeed!

    Date Added: Jan 20, 2003

  • Brenda Kelly's Tools & Rules: Part 2

    By: Brenda Kelly

    How do the fitness models I see keep their arms small and lean? I notice some models and competitors have drastically different arm sizes in different pictures. How do they do this?

    Date Added: Jan 16, 2003

  • The 4 Concepts Of New Year's Resolutions!

    By: Zach G.

    Learn the four concepts so many people are looking for. Learn the secrets on how to keep your New Year's Resolutions!

    Date Added: Dec 31, 2002

  • Learning From Dave Draper's Mistakes!

    By: Dave Draper

    Dave Draped teamed up with to create a great article on how to not make the mistakes that Dave did!

    Date Added: Dec 20, 2002

  • Brenda Kelly's Tools & Rules

    By: Brenda Kelly

    The question I've been asked the most often over the years are: What is your diet program? What exactly do you eat? How often, how much, how come? Learn what I eat and how I keep in shape!

    Date Added: Dec 5, 2002

  • Bodybuilding: The Mental Game!

    By: Anthony Monetti Jr

    Learn what bodybuilding is all about for me & why I took a 3 year break!

    Date Added: Dec 5, 2002

  • Lindsay Mulinazzi Interview

    By: Curtis Schultz

    In today's confusion between women's bodybuilding and fitness, one beauty has found her niche after a long battle with judges, and life's unexpected roadblocks. Some of you know her as the Fitness Inferno girl, others, like myself just know Lindsay Mulinazzi through her name...

    Date Added: Dec 3, 2002

  • Dave Draper On Tour

    By: Diane Fields

    Find out what Dave is up to these days when Diane visited Dave when he was on one of his latest book tours! Also, find out why so many young bodybuilders are admiring Draper.

    Date Added: Dec 2, 2002

  • My Journey To Become An IFBB Pro

    By: Rosemary Jennings

    My name is Rosemary Jennings and I would like to share with the avid readers of my journey leading up to my Pro status.

    Date Added: Nov 29, 2002

  • Fistful Of Time: An Inside Look At Dave Draper

    By: Dave Draper

    See what Dave Draper is up to these days and also find out what is going on that is new and anything else that is going on in his life!

    Date Added: Nov 25, 2002

  • Sam Bakhtier: Winning It All

    By: Will Duggan

    You heard me right, Bakhtier is the 2002 light-heavyweight class winner of the Border States Classic and middleweight class winner of the Tournament of Champions.

    Date Added: Nov 18, 2002

  • How To Become A Better Bodybuilder!

    By: Shawn LeBrun

    In fact, I could end this article with that said (some of you probably wish that I would.

    Date Added: Nov 14, 2002

  • Keeping Score: A Look At The IFBB Judging System

    By: Bill Dobbins

    Many early bodybuilding contests also involved evaluating the personalities and public speaking abilities of the contestants, who would talk briefly on stage in addition to showing off their physiques. Learn what the difference is between NPC judges and IFBB!

    Date Added: Nov 7, 2002

  • How To Stay Safe & Have Pain Free Workouts

    By: Traci Shoop

    Research has shown that people who were very active athletically as a kid will be more prone to injuries then others who start out at an older age. Learn how to prevent it!

    Date Added: Nov 4, 2002

  • Your Personal Preferences Hurt Your Fitness Success

    By: Randy Herring

    While most individuals know exercise is important, many people still don't engage in physical activity on a regular basis.

    Date Added: Oct 29, 2002

  • Prepping For The NGA Pro Western America

    By: Lance Sganzini

    It's show time once again. One week to go and my good friend Mark Tilden and I are heading to Salt Lake City to compete in the NGA Pro Western America on November 2nd.

    Date Added: Oct 29, 2002

  • The Final Week

    By: Tony LeBlanc

    This week has been another tough week, but things are progressing. I am pretty much always tired and ALWAYS hungry, I expected this.

    Date Added: Oct 26, 2002

  • Contest Day: A Breakdown Of What Happens

    By: James Sadek

    Learn the secrets on how I won the 2002 teenage Mr. Australia! Find out what I did to kick so much ass!

    Date Added: Oct 23, 2002

  • Supplements In the Real World

    By: Dean Goudie

    There are many supplements out there, and there are tons of questions being asked constantly about all them.

    Date Added: Oct 23, 2002

  • Free-Hand Your Way To Fitness!

    By: Randy Herring

    Freehand exercises have a tonic effect on the muscles and internal organs. They tone up the circulatory system and are beneficial in safeguarding the general health of the body. Advanced freehand exercises shape and muscularize the body.

    Date Added: Oct 15, 2002

  • The Mind Muscle Connection

    By: Zach G.

    Something is missing, but how could it be? The answer may simply be in your mindset while working out, the mind-muscle connection, or lack thereof.

    Date Added: Oct 14, 2002

  • Competing At 74? Oh Yes!

    By: John Pasco

    Now I will discuss rising from the level of working out for reasons of exercise for well-being to the level of being a competitor in bodybuilding contests.

    Date Added: Oct 8, 2002

  • My Mike Mentzer Training Experience

    By: Paul Becker

    He won the 1978 Mr. Universe and became the first bodybuilder in history to get a perfect score from the judges, the next year he placed second to Frank Zane at the Mr. Olympia, some felt Mike should have won that contest.

    Date Added: Oct 7, 2002

  • Making The Change!

    By: Other Writer

    I knew I had to do something so I thought why not weights? I can remember going into the gym for the first time, my mother took me and sat while I worked-out (the first of many).

    Date Added: Oct 4, 2002

  • My Story: 6 Months & 60lbs Lighter

    By: Yunier C.

    I was on my way to lose 60lb of fat and forever change my life!

    Date Added: Oct 2, 2002

  • Stop The Madness: A Meal Plan That Works!

    By: Maribel Sanders

    In regards to the abundance of information concerning dieting and exercise, do what works and feels good to you. You need to stick to the diet.

    Date Added: Oct 2, 2002

  • Basic Instinct: Harnessing Your Powers of Intuition for Explosive Growth!

    By: Ron Harris

    We have all been conditioned to look to the "experts" to guide us through this often confusing maze of bodybuilding. After all, few of us have all the relevant information in terms of physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, biochemistry, and applied chemistry that we would optimally desire.

    Date Added: Oct 1, 2002

  • The Devil Is In The Details

    By: Matt Danielsson

    There are many details you want to make sure to get right in order to get the diet as effective as possible.

    Date Added: Oct 1, 2002

  • A Guide To Effective Weekly Training Analysis

    By: Ryan Mackie

    I like to look at everything I do with my training very closely. Knowing exactly why I'm doing certain routines, training methods and why I'm following a certain type of diet strategy.

    Date Added: Sep 19, 2002

  • Top 10 Bodybuilding Habits

    By: Matt Danielsson

    Find out the top ten bodybuilding habits that we acquire over time and see if they compare to yours!

    Date Added: Sep 19, 2002

  • My Bodybuilding Journey

    By: John Pasco

    Some of these began working out at an early age and have continued on to their present vibrant seniority.

    Date Added: Sep 15, 2002

  • Kevin DeHaven's 10-Week Transformation!

    By: Kevin DeHaven

    Over the past 3 years I have taken 3 "Before" pictures always intending to have an "After" to follow up with. Well, finally I have one! Learn how I did it!

    Date Added: Sep 14, 2002

  • The Evolution Of A Bodybuilder

    By: Lisa Sutton

    Without fail, I arrived armed with my meticulously planned workout etched in stone. Once I committed my routine to paper, absolutely nothing could alter my charted course.

    Date Added: Sep 13, 2002

  • James Sadek's Q & A

    By: James Sadek

    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has emailed me wishing me their support and luck for my show, also thank you to those who's questions I have used for this article.

    Date Added: Sep 13, 2002

  • Training Past 40!

    By: Dave Draper

    If you've been training since your teens or twenties and you're now over 40 you know, of course, you're hooked. You can't let go. But then conventional wisdom slaps you in the face and tells you you're in for a change in your training and expectations.

    Date Added: Sep 12, 2002

  • My Journey To Get Big

    By: Ron White

    The bulk of the time in between was spent dreaming of muscles, lifting and bodybuilding. Why the delay? Sheer timidity and embarrassment!

    Date Added: Sep 11, 2002

  • Supplementing For Size

    By: David Knowles

    So, you're looking to gain some weight, but don't know what to buy. Well, search no further; you have come to the right place for the information of which you are seeking.

    Date Added: Sep 10, 2002

  • Suggestion Boxes Loom Large

    By: Lisa Sutton

    They lurk in the dark shadows of every single gym. They lay in wait, fixated upon you and the exercise that you are performing. They let you get into an excellent training groove and then... out of nowhere... they POUNCE!

    Date Added: Sep 9, 2002

  • Positive Lifting

    By: David Knowles

    Have you ever heard someone say to his training partner "get your mind right" before a set? That's what I mean by having a certain mind-set.

    Date Added: Sep 9, 2002

  • Power/Bodybuilding - (Before Steroids) - My Own Story

    By: Paul Becker

    The initial flame that would change my physical being for the rest of my life was ignited three times. Written with Dennis B. Weis.

    Date Added: Sep 8, 2002

  • What Competition Means To Me!

    By: Merry Christine

    I made my first bathing suit when I was 9 years old. As long ago as that is, I still remember being frustrated because it didn't quite fit the way I wanted it to.

    Date Added: Sep 8, 2002

  • Never Stop Growing!

    By: Ron Harris

    Ask yourself, is this exactly the way you wanted to look? I didn't think so. Don't worry. I'm not going to leave you hanging.

    Date Added: Sep 7, 2002

  • Static Reps

    By: Paul Becker

    Static reps are done by holding a weight in a fixed position, usually fully contracted, for an extended period of time.

    Date Added: Sep 5, 2002

  • Microburst Chest Workout

    By: Paul Becker

    Always try to do more each workout! Don't settle for less than one additional rep per workout. Rest two to three minutes between these sets.

    Date Added: Sep 5, 2002

  • The Low Down On Creatine

    By: Eric Satterwhite

    This is the one sport that that has never made it into mainstream media and probably never will. Simply put, bodybuilding is a sub-culture. That alone makes being a bodybuilder all than much harder.

    Date Added: Sep 4, 2002

  • Results From The Mid-America Muscle Classic

    By: Layne Norton

    At one week out I'm holding steady at about 191 lbs. By the end of the week after I carb deplete I should be around 187.

    Date Added: Sep 3, 2002

  • Learning About Stars

    By: James Sadek

    The questions and there answers are posted below in what I believe to be a pretty decent way to somehow get to know these guys a little better in regards to there bodybuilding.

    Date Added: Sep 3, 2002

  • Exercise & Rest Principle Formula

    By: Paul Becker

    Using the 1-legged squat as an example, begin by performing this exercise for as many ultra-strict repetitions as possible within a 10 second time frame.

    Date Added: Sep 1, 2002

  • Bodybuilding for Babyboomers!

    By: Diane Fields

    From the babyboomers in your 40s and 50s and beyond, this new section of will focus on improving your physique through nutrition, cardiovascular exercise and resistance training.

    Date Added: Aug 27, 2002

  • Record Breakers!

    By: Curtis Dennis Jr.

    I hope to increase the involvement of powerlifting by delivering news from the powerlifting world every other month or so.

    Date Added: Aug 26, 2002

  • Watching Dave Draper

    By: Dave Draper

    This year I was able to see Dave Draper go through a workout and I would like to tell you about it.

    Date Added: Aug 24, 2002

  • Herculean Champions!

    By: Curtis Dennis Jr.

    Everyone has a person who motivated them into lifting. Many of us would say Arnold because his physique is something we all wanted.

    Date Added: Aug 22, 2002

  • My Experiences At The Arizona Open

    By: Will Duggan

    Will's class got up on stage for prejudging; I sat within the first couple rows video camera in hand, as usual!

    Date Added: Aug 22, 2002

  • Iron Game: Insights And Expressions

    By: Paul Becker

    By the time he completes his schooling, the average American has learned of weight training.

    Date Added: Aug 22, 2002

  • Balancing Act

    By: Delbert Hickman

    What you decide to do in the 24 hours is based on your individual priority. That priority is defined by your attempt at self-actualization or the need to feel a sense of being. As each day comes and goes, those priorities can and will change.

    Date Added: Aug 21, 2002

  • The Way I Do It!

    By: Brian Lane

    Before I go on, I want to let everyone know that I do train in high volume, so if you don't like that, don't bother reading the article.

    Date Added: Aug 19, 2002

  • The Business Of Brawn!

    By: Dave Draper

    Dave Draper's body is his business. His physique, once familiar in the movies, has flexed all over the world. Yet his name is not a household word.

    Date Added: Aug 18, 2002

  • Tom Molnar

    By: How I Mix Training and Trucking

    I read these articles in the magazines about guys who do split routines - part in the morning, part in the afternoon. Must be nice.

    Date Added: Aug 16, 2002

  • Ron Harris

    By: The Tortoise and the Hare

    You wonder why you bother training and eating seven meals a day for years, when someone else can look bigger and better in months.

    Date Added: Aug 16, 2002

  • How I Am Training To Win The 2002 Australian Teenage Nationals

    By: James Sadek

    I thought I might give you a bit of an insight into how I prepare myself for training each morning.

    Date Added: Aug 15, 2002

  • The Fitness Divas - Lea and Sara Waide

    By: Curtis Schultz

    These Fitness Divas combine their sisterly rivalry, seductively good looks, and passion for dance to blow the lid off the glamorous world of Las Vegas and put a lid on all fitness competitions. Sara and Lea Waide are getting bigger in the fitness realm. Both possess stage presence from two girls living in the town of Vegas...

    Date Added: Aug 13, 2002

  • Living with Perfection

    By: Eric Satterwhite

    Simply put, bodybuilding is a sub-culture. That alone makes being a bodybuilder all than much harder.

    Date Added: Aug 12, 2002

  • Shara Vigeant!

    By: Transformations

    Shara Vigeant has always battled with her weight until she met Erin Winters and Jay Hutton. These two helped Shara transform her into a chissled hard body.

    Date Added: Aug 12, 2002

  • The High Cost Of Inactivity

    By: Randy Herring

    Statistics show that it costs much less to stay fit than it does to heal health ailments or complications brought on by not living a healthy lifestyle.

    Date Added: Aug 9, 2002

  • Dare To Dream

    By: Sherry Gideons

    How many missed opportunities for joy and fulfillment are waiting for you, right now as you read this?

    Date Added: Aug 8, 2002

  • The Choices We Make Dictate The Life We Live

    By: Maribel Sanders

    This piece of writing will not be your typical bodybuilding article. The article you will begin to read could be a life changing experience.

    Date Added: Aug 8, 2002

  • My Experiences At The NPC California Collegiate!

    By: Will Duggan

    From the 4:00 AM cardio training, the all protein diet to the after work extreme training and the posing practice, Will's focus was on the "win" was apparent to the end.

    Date Added: Aug 7, 2002

  • Stretch And Flex

    By: Lisa Sutton

    Typically, it is these individuals that cannot help disrespecting the equipment not to mention fellow gym members by literally dropping the weight from unbelievable heights.

    Date Added: Aug 6, 2002

  • A Bodybuilding Revelation

    By: Derek Charlebois

    My will power and motivation have been weak. But that all changed that night.

    Date Added: Aug 4, 2002

  • On Target With Dave Draper

    By: Dave Draper

    How come it was Dave Draper achieving such an unusual feat? Because he's recognized as a major figure in the sport of bodybuilding and he's now firmly back in action in the iron scene after a prolonged absence of almost 15 years.

    Date Added: Aug 4, 2002

  • Peary Rader's One Day Program Of Specialization

    By: Paul Becker

    In The Rader Master Bodybuilding and Weight Gaining System, Peary told us about a program he developed that could add up to 3/4 of an inch to a trainees arms in one day.

    Date Added: Aug 1, 2002

  • Bodybuilding With Cystic Fibrosis - My Story.

    By: Contributing Writer

    What the hell does Cystic Fibrosis have to do with bodybuilding? Well for me it has everything to do with bodybuilding. I'm 23, live in Melbourne, Australia and was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 18 months of age. Here is my story about how I got big to save my life.

    Date Added: Jul 31, 2002

  • James Mace's Q & A

    By: James Mace

    James Mace is back with his own questions and answers section on Because of all the great e-mails he has been receiving regarding fitness and bodybuilding, here is a small portain, look for more in the future.

    Date Added: Jul 31, 2002

  • Draper's Dungeon

    By: Dave Draper

    It was a legendary time of bodybuilding history, and eight-week period in 1970, when, at Joe Gold's original gym in Santa Monica, these men shared their training energy.

    Date Added: Jul 31, 2002

  • Eric's Q & A

    By: Eric Satterwhite

    I have been so flooded with e-mails, I decided to put a handful of them together to further help everyone at

    Date Added: Jul 30, 2002

  • How To Make Your Supplements WORK!

    By: Eric Satterwhite

    For the past few years I have taken upon my self to learn as much as possible about the human body, both from a structural and a bio-chemical stand point.

    Date Added: Jul 29, 2002

  • Randy's Advanced 6-day Routine

    By: Randy Herring

    If you are an advanced trainee, want to lose fat or get into contest shape quickly and wish to gain more muscle due to a greater blood flow to the working muscles though larger capillaries owing to higher rep range/cardiovascular type training than normal this routine is for you.

    Date Added: Jul 26, 2002

  • A Freestyle Success Story of Geri Centonze

    By: Sherry Gideons

    Like many women who have dreams. Our biggest competitor is ourselves. What is the barrier to realizing your dreams? Most of the time, improper information and not enough time to focus on thing own self.

    Date Added: Jul 26, 2002

  • Gaining Weight With A 'Fast' Metabolism!

    By: Randy Herring

    When I first began training, I was 15 years old and weighed a mere 115 pounds. I trained every day, three times a day in the garage with a barbell and dumbbell set doing basic exercises and with no nutritional guidance.

    Date Added: Jul 26, 2002

  • Interview With Josh Henkin, Famous Sports Coach

    By: Josh Henkin

    He tells us his ideas on sports training, his personal history and his advice for youg athletes.

    Date Added: Jul 23, 2002

  • Iron Rules - Gym-etiquette

    By: Dave Draper

    To make a muscle look good, you need only train it in isolation, but to make it work efficiently in useful, everyday activities, it must work synergistically with other muscle groups.

    Date Added: Jul 19, 2002

  • How Bodybuilders Are Born

    By: Mike Murphy

    Remember the first time that you saw a bodybuilding competition or an arnold flick as a kid? It was incredible! Those huge bulging biceps, those big, round things on the back of his arms, his massive chest, and finally his small, defined waist and abs, and then you can't forget those huge 'frog-legs.'

    Date Added: Jul 18, 2002

  • Tunnel Vision And Myths: The Education STOPS Here!

    By: Curtis Schultz

    Certain individuals are swept away in their own tunnel vision, their own way of thinking and if anyone's ways are different or someone challenges their philosophy they attack. Read about it and learn the truth.

    Date Added: Jul 18, 2002

  • The Will To Win: My Story

    By: John Gray

    The story begins just over a year and a half ago, and it chronicles my transition from avid weightlifter to Champion Bodybuilder. Oh yeah, and the bumps and bruises and obstacles that I encountered along the way.

    Date Added: Jul 15, 2002

  • Learning From a Legend

    By: Diane Fields

    Lessons learned from training with legendary bodybuilder, Richard Baldwin!

    Date Added: Jul 15, 2002

  • The Professional Muscle Building Diet - Part 2

    By: Mike Murphy

    Many times you find yourself on the run or you have to go to class or work all day. This is okay, just tell your teacher/boss what your bodybuilding goals are and usually they will be glad to allow you to eat and drink in class/at work.

    Date Added: Jul 15, 2002

  • Interview with Reem Khashou - Mediterranean Splendor!

    By: Curtis Schultz

    They say the place to see out of this world Mediterranean babes is the French Rivera, well you don't have to book a flight to see what the Med has to offer just look right hear in the States and you'll see exactly what I'm talking about. Reem Khashou is not your typical fitness competitor, she is what I would refer to as a fitness enthusiast.

    Date Added: Jul 5, 2002

  • John Lemare Q & A

    By: John Lemare

    Got questions? Get the straight answers on working out, nutrition and more right here!

    Date Added: Jul 3, 2002

  • Fastest, Easiest, Guaranteed Method of…

    By: John Gray

    Last night I awoke from an incredible dream; at least I thought I did. It was one of those metaphysical, out-of-body, New Age kind of things. I was in a state of such cognitive lucidity, and the gods were bestowing upon me their collective knowledge on bodybuilding.

    Date Added: Jul 2, 2002

  • My First Powerlifting Meet!

    By: Curtis Dennis Jr.

    I loved the workouts my coach put me through, I was hurting when I left the gym which was great for me.

    Date Added: Jul 1, 2002

  • Legalization of Anabolic Steroids

    By: Other Writer

    This article has been removed.

    Date Added: Jun 28, 2002

  • Ryan McLane's Latest Article Reviewed!

    By: Big Red

    This is a review of Ryan McLane's recent article titled 'A New Thought!'. The article below is by Big Red and Anthony Church, famous writers on

    Date Added: Jun 25, 2002

  • Bodybuilding Quest While Being Called To Duty!

    By: James Mace

    Parts of our military are on a body transformation quest when they are called to duty. Check back for updates!

    Date Added: Jun 19, 2002

  • The Attitude and Life Of a Bodybuilder

    By: Justin Ritter

    Every writer is always making suggestions about how to lift and what to eat. But in life there is so much more than just eating a lean cut steak and lifting a bar. These are only principals to abide by.

    Date Added: Jun 19, 2002

  • Daniel Przyojski's Inspirational Story!

    By: Daniel Przyojski

    This amazing journey of a bodybuilder that had a horrific accident and came back.

    Date Added: Jun 19, 2002

  • Bodybuilding Challenge Teaches Teen About Himself, Goals, And Achievement!

    By: Other Writer

    Sioux City Bandits wide receiver Erv Whitehead, explained what it is to go through a football tryout camp. 'There are pretenders, and then there are contenders,' he said.

    Date Added: Jun 6, 2002

  • Avoiding and Overcoming Burnout in Bodybuilding

    By: Ryan Mackie

    In the quest for survival in competitive bodybuilding, here's what you need to know about this burnout, a mental nightmare. Let me take you on a journey to help understand this psychological phenomenon, so that you are well equipped to face burnout head on and win!

    Date Added: May 22, 2002

  • Bodybuilding: My Story

    By: Sean Nalewanjy

    Sean Nalewanjy talks about how he got to where he is today and what it takes to become a bodybuilder when you are young.

    Date Added: May 18, 2002

  • My Megabol-X/Anabol-X Experience.

    By: Todd Blue

    I recommend the Anabol-X/Megabol-X stack to anyone looking to add some size and strength. Todd Blue is living proof that megabol-x works.

    Date Added: Apr 24, 2002

  • My History: The College Years

    By: Layne Norton

    The gym at my college sucks so my roommate and I decided that if we were serious about getting big that it would be a good investment to go to Gold's. The next week was spent adjusting to college life and then came the weekend.

    Date Added: Mar 29, 2002

  • The Importance of Bodybuilding in Our Lives!

    By: Jeff Galterio

    It's important to share experiences and really see and think about what bodybuilding was done for us. It's also fun to look back at what we used to look and act like before we found are great secret... BODYBUILDING!

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • How I Got Stuck (Literally) Into the World of Bodybuilding

    By: Russ Warren

    A kid came up to me and said you probably can't even bench the bar. I said yeah that's easy. He said, 'Fine, prove it At this point every person in the gym stopped doing their exercises and was staring at me...

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Bodybuilding: The Definition of Who I Am

    By: Ken Bragg

    To me, bodybuilding means primarily three things: it is an integral part of my profession, it keeps me healthy and strong, and it is a way of life. Listen to this 24 year of the bodybuilding world.

    Date Added: Mar 6, 2002

  • My History: The Elementary and High School Years

    By: Layne Norton

    I feel many people can relate to my story and may be inspired by it. So here it goes, here is how I came to be the person I am today.

    Date Added: Feb 28, 2002

  • How Far I Have Come

    By: Nathan Underhill

    You may have your training down but your still not gaining size, the problem probably is in your diet. If you aren't eating enough, you simply won't grow.

    Date Added: Feb 15, 2002

  • Tanji Johnson's Biography.

    By: Tanji Johnson

    2001 NPC National Fitness Champion Tanji Johnson helps YOU succeed in fitness!

    Date Added: Feb 11, 2002

  • Rebounding From Setbacks

    By: James Mace

    Keep up the tenacity, and never give up no matter what life throws your way, and your dreams will become reality! Learn how to bounce back from setbacks!

    Date Added: Feb 11, 2002

  • Where I Am, Where I'm Going: A Personal Look at Todd Opheim

    By: Todd Opheim

    Anyway, I, like most of you have set some new goals for myself for the new year. If you already have a monster chest and weak arms, don?t continue to try to impress people with how much you can bench.

    Date Added: Jan 9, 2002

  • Being The Wife Of A Bodybuilder

    By: Lance Sganzini

    Lance has been an avid bodybuilder and personal trainer for years! You can learn a lot from him! Stay tuned as he trains to become a Pro Natural Bodybuilder!

    Date Added: Dec 29, 2001

  • Finding Our Way

    By: Patsy Rabdau

    It's not just about strong muscles, or winning trophies. The real rewards come from having the strength to just get through the day, carry your own groceries, and play with your kids.

    Date Added: Dec 27, 2001

  • Year Of The Bodybuilder

    By: Delbert Hickman

    Another year has come and gone and, as I look back, I can remember how excited I was when it all began. I had high goals to achieve both professionally and personally and I was focused. Now that the year is almost at an end, I reflect back to all those times when I felt I was not going to reach that goal or that things were not going to turn out the way I had envisioned. Reflect with me.

    Date Added: Dec 27, 2001

  • Sherry Gideons' Motivation!

    By: Sherry Gideons

    Sherry Gideons explains her life and her motivation in bodybuilding. See how she got to be the superb bodybuilder she is today.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Year In Review

    By: Todd Blue

    One of's biggest physical change. Needless to say I am both very excited and pleased with my gains and progress I made in the past twelve months.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • The Struggle

    By: Fit for Life

    People say you will never succeed or will never get bigger than you are; they will poke fun of you, and laugh at you because that's all they know how to do; it is all good until someone like me proves them wrong, and it comes back and bites them later on in life.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Bodybuilding - The Good, Bad and the Ugly

    By: Todd Blue

    As with anything that you will do, there are both good things and bad things about it. Now some will experience these on a day-to-day basis. I never really experienced any of the bad things until I hit 220lbs and ever since it's almost a daily struggle with them.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Corey VS. The Dumbbell

    By: Corey St. Clair

    The Inch Dumbbell has a rich, interesting history that goes back as far as weights themselves. This is what would end up making them so popular and so difficult to lift.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • My Story

    By: Dorian

    I started at over 300 lbs and completely out of shape. I lost over 100 pounds in 1 year using the ideas I came up with. I kept it off and then I went on to gain 80 lbs of muscle. And you can too.

    Date Added: Dec 13, 2001

  • What I am Doing Right Now

    By: Jason Bennett

    My workouts were quicker paced and the reps were high. I took off about 30 pounds in three months slowly. That has been a big factor in my success, the expectations of other people.

    Date Added: Nov 22, 2001

  • Road to Final Destination II

    By: Delbert Hickman

    I knew in my mind that my next stop was the INBF Eastern U.S. Championships, a WNBF pro-qualifier, in only two weeks! No matter how long the journey, if your heart is committed to it, there is no road too long to travel.

    Date Added: Nov 9, 2001

  • A Little About Me...

    By: Phano Som

    I'm 21 years old and am currently attending Berry College in Rome, GA. I will be transferring to the University of GA in the fall though. See his strugles and how he got to where he is today.

    Date Added: Sep 22, 2001

  • My Life As A Fitness Competitor

    By: Tiffany Rae

    At work on my desk is a picture of me with medals draping around my neck. I was nine years old with French-braided hair, warm-ups and a huge smile. I had found a passion: gymnastics.

    Date Added: Sep 21, 2001

  • It's Been One Year! (The Story of Me)

    By: Derek Charlebois

    It takes time to develop the physique you want. If it was easy, everyone would be huge and ripped and in shape. I remember the very first time I lifted weights.

    Date Added: Aug 21, 2001

  • Life Of A Bodybuilder: The Story Of Me!

    By: Big Cat

    We all have a point in our lives where something has to change. We feel we can no longer live with the person we are, can no longer accept our shortcomings. Listen to what Big Cat has to say with some expert advise.

    Date Added: Jul 3, 2001

  • The Good, The Bad, The Bodybuilder

    By: Delbert Hickman

    During your quest for perfection, you many times feel lonely and isolated from the rest of the world. Learn how Delbert delt with his wife and going through competitions.

    Date Added: Jun 13, 2001

  • My Success Factors

    By: Delbert Hickman

    In this article, I am going to talk about what I perceive as necessary "Success Factors" that helped to guide me to achieving my ultimate goal, winning an overall championship! Learn my success factors so you can use them too!

    Date Added: Apr 2, 2001