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Bodybuilding.com will provide a free, live webcast stream from Joe Weider's memorial service in Santa Monica, CA on April 14, 2013.
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!
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...
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.
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.
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.
2014 Bodybuilding.com $100,000 Transformation Challenge Presented by Dymatize Nutrition.
A former fitness competitor on how she went from being consumed with calorie counting to reframing her perspective to see the bigger picture.
While pursuing her pro bikini card, one woman learned that her personal health and fitness mission is bigger than competing.
Mother knows best! Members of Team Bodybuilding.com thank their moms for inspiring a life of health and fitness.
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.
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)!
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.
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.
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.
Every American has 20/20 vision regarding their whereabouts on 9/11/01. Here are the stories of selected fitness and bodybuilding personalities.
From the World Trade Center twin towers to the Pamir Mountains of Afghanistan, a decade of sacrifices made our neighbors heroes.
''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.''
Recipe for entertaining interviews (Ric's Ã 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ed Cook shed 52 pounds in 7 months, and saved his own life. Bodybuilding.com presents how he did it, and how you can too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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' word...read on to find out more.
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.
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.
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.
Ric rattles off a near 10 minute rant addressing all the rumors, mumblings, accusations, assumptions, and insecurities he's heard over the years.
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.
The interview wraps up with Dave Draper's home made furniture, Ed's early training schedule, and living the good life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I found Bodybuilding.com 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!
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.
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.
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 Bodybuilding.com. Here is my story!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Fitness Cure Podcast features Bodybuilding.com'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!
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.
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!
See how the totally hilarious and totally ripped Carrot Top got his physique, and how he manages to stay fit with his busy schedule.
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!
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!
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?
Inspirational IFBB Pro Victor Konovalov shares his journey from tragedy to success.
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!
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!
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...
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.
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...
What is the most important aspect of bodybuilding? Find out what other people from the message boards think...
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.
How can we educate others about bodybuilding? Find out what other people from the message boards think...
Guy Grundy's insightful commentary and entertaining experiences... Now, on a monthly basis at Bodybuilding.com, we can look forward to outrageous experiences of his 'never a dull moment' life.
What would you change if you could go back in time? Find out what other people from the message boards think...
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!
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
See how he went from 225lbs to 148lbs!
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!
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...
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.
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!
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!
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!
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?
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.
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!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
This article takes a different view and discusses my inaugural experience at the biggest bodybuilding and fitness exposition in the world.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Learn how changing your workout routine can help break a plateau and get huge gains!
Learn that no one is perfect and why some choose to quit rather than train to succeed!
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?
Learn the four concepts so many people are looking for. Learn the secrets on how to keep your New Year's Resolutions!
Dave Draped teamed up with Learnfrommymistakes.com to create a great article on how to not make the mistakes that Dave did!
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!
Learn what bodybuilding is all about for me & why I took a 3 year break!
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...
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.
My name is Rosemary Jennings and I would like to share with the avid readers of Bodybuilding.com my journey leading up to my Pro status.
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!
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.
In fact, I could end this article with that said (some of you probably wish that I would.
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!
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!
While most individuals know exercise is important, many people still don't engage in physical activity on a regular basis.
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.
This week has been another tough week, but things are progressing. I am pretty much always tired and ALWAYS hungry, I expected this.
Learn the secrets on how I won the 2002 teenage Mr. Australia! Find out what I did to kick so much ass!
There are many supplements out there, and there are tons of questions being asked constantly about all them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
I was on my way to lose 60lb of fat and forever change my life!
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.
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.
There are many details you want to make sure to get right in order to get the diet as effective as possible.
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.
Find out the top ten bodybuilding habits that we acquire over time and see if they compare to yours!
Some of these began working out at an early age and have continued on to their present vibrant seniority.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The bulk of the time in between was spent dreaming of muscles, lifting and bodybuilding. Why the delay? Sheer timidity and embarrassment!
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.
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!
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.
The initial flame that would change my physical being for the rest of my life was ignited three times. Written with Dennis B. Weis.
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.
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.
Static reps are done by holding a weight in a fixed position, usually fully contracted, for an extended period of time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From the babyboomers in your 40s and 50s and beyond, this new section of Bodybuilding.com will focus on improving your physique through nutrition, cardiovascular exercise and resistance training.
I hope to increase the involvement of powerlifting by delivering news from the powerlifting world every other month or so.
This year I was able to see Dave Draper go through a workout and I would like to tell you about it.
Everyone has a person who motivated them into lifting. Many of us would say Arnold because his physique is something we all wanted.
Will's class got up on stage for prejudging; I sat within the first couple rows video camera in hand, as usual!
By the time he completes his schooling, the average American has learned of weight training.
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.
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.
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.
I read these articles in the magazines about guys who do split routines - part in the morning, part in the afternoon. Must be nice.
You wonder why you bother training and eating seven meals a day for years, when someone else can look bigger and better in months.
I thought I might give you a bit of an insight into how I prepare myself for training each morning.
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...
Simply put, bodybuilding is a sub-culture. That alone makes being a bodybuilder all than much harder.
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.
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.
How many missed opportunities for joy and fulfillment are waiting for you, right now as you read this?
This piece of writing will not be your typical bodybuilding article. The article you will begin to read could be a life changing experience.
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.
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.
My will power and motivation have been weak. But that all changed that night.
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.
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.
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.
James Mace is back with his own questions and answers section on Bodybuilding.com. 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.
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.
I have been so flooded with e-mails, I decided to put a handful of them together to further help everyone at Bodybuilding.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He tells us his ideas on sports training, his personal history and his advice for youg athletes.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
Lessons learned from training with legendary bodybuilder, Richard Baldwin!
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.
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.
Got questions? Get the straight answers on working out, nutrition and more right here!
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.
I loved the workouts my coach put me through, I was hurting when I left the gym which was great for me.
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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 TeenBodybuilding.com.
Parts of our military are on a body transformation quest when they are called to duty. Check back for updates!
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.
This amazing journey of a bodybuilder that had a horrific accident and came back.
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.
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!
Sean Nalewanjy talks about how he got to where he is today and what it takes to become a bodybuilder when you are young.
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.
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.
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!
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...
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.
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.
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.
2001 NPC National Fitness Champion Tanji Johnson helps YOU succeed in fitness!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Sherry Gideons explains her life and her motivation in bodybuilding. See how she got to be the superb bodybuilder she is today.
One of Bodybuilding.com'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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