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    How Can One Achieve Bodybuilding Success?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    Our forum members give comprehensive details on what they believe will make for great bodybuilding success. Information includes philosophies for a better foundation, detailed training routines, nutrition, and supplement tips.

    Date Added: Jan 19, 2007

  • Transcending Notions Of Fear; Positive Presumption Is Here!

    By: Peter C. Siegel, R.H.

    Think about the future - your future. And allow yourself to notice all that comes up into your mind. Changing the subconscious - Make your life a little less negative for now and into the future with these great tips!

    Date Added: Nov 13, 2007

  • Should Bodybuilding Be An Olympic Sport?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    Should bodybuilding be an Olympic sport? Our forum members share their thoughts on whether or not bodybuilding should be added. Learn the pros and cons of this sub culture sport being in the Olympics and see if you agree.

    Date Added: Oct 4, 2007

  • My Philosophy: What It Takes To Be A Great Teacher!

    By: Mike Mahler

    Being a teacher myself I know how intoxicating it can be to be in front of a room of students. While some enjoy having the power of that attention a great teacher learns to teach critical thinking, be humble, honest and more. Read on...

    Date Added: May 1, 2007

  • Acquiring Wealth Through Fitness.

    By: Randy Herring

    It is not how much you have that adds value to your life but how well you live which adds value to living. Prior to an aesthetically fit body one's mind must be aesthetically fit. See if you agree.

    Date Added: Jan 5, 2007

  • An Inspiration To Exercise!

    By: Peter Knopfler

    I would like to share some stories that have inspired me to continue training, even after all of these years. I think you will feel that inspiration if you decide to read through this. Enjoy.

    Date Added: Apr 10, 2006

  • Reaching The Top Of The Mountain And Staying There.

    By: Ron Kosloff

    Is the philosophy of ‘more is better’ true? I am going to share a little about Vince Gironda’s philosophy and my training for maintenance to stay on top and avoid overtraining. Read on for more...

    Date Added: Mar 1, 2006

  • A Master Swordsman's Advice For Productive Strength Training!

    By: Mike Mahler

    In this article, I am going to quote some of Musashi's word's of wisdom and demonstrate clearly how they can be applied to enhancing your workouts and training goals. Read on for more...

    Date Added: Jan 27, 2006

  • The Race To Swift: Do You Have The Right Ancestry.

    By: Peak Performance

    How much do genes effect your sporting ability? Studies presented here will give a glimpse of why some groups may perform better at a specific sport than others. Read on...

    Date Added: Dec 29, 2005

  • 'Tarrying With The Negative': The Logic And Nature Of Bodybuilding For Fitness.

    By: Randy Herring

    I propose to render a different way of thinking about doing bodybuilding fitness. Tarrying with the negative of natural gravity and one's own body weight is positive in bodybuilding for fitness. Get the logic of it right here.

    Date Added: Aug 1, 2005

  • Rebuild The Temple - Biblical Principles On Why We Should Take Care Of Our Bodies!

    By: Chris Zaino

    The question is why you don't mind taking care of something such as a $300,000 car but choose to ignore your body which is priceless? If this sounds a bit strange then read on to get the whole story.

    Date Added: Jul 14, 2005

  • The Key To Weight Loss Is… Knowledge!

    By: Kristi Lees

    The key to weight loss isn't in the latest diet craze, it can't be found in a bottle and it is not in the form of a pill. The key to weight loss is KNOWLEDGE. Simple but true.

    Date Added: Jan 24, 2005

  • Male & Female Athletes In The Media: Are They Equally Portrayed?

    By: David Robson

    In this article I will now summarize, analyze and interpret why male and female athletes are portrayed differently...

    Date Added: Dec 6, 2004

  • The Voters Decide 2004: A Safe Nation Or An Obese Nation.

    By: Other Writer

    This article will look at the various party platforms put forward and ask if the parties recognize obesity as an election issue?

    Date Added: Sep 3, 2004

  • Stick To Compliance And The Basics!

    By: Randy Herring

    The first rule of health and fitness is that you must adhere to what I call a psychiology of fitness, that is, a stimulation of your inner psyche to possess the proper attitude or frame of mind to initiate… the habit of accommodation!

    Date Added: Jul 21, 2004

  • The Philosophy Of Life... Through The Eyes Of A Bodybuilder.

    By: Peter Knopfler

    The bodybuilder has the potential of taking his Art straight to God. Every time you go to exercise, train, to push that extra, you make a deposit in your life's account...

    Date Added: Jul 1, 2004

  • Learning To Change: A Philosophical Approach To Training!

    By: Ben Black

    Think about why you train. Now think about why others train (guess). If you thought about it, then I have succeeded with this article!

    Date Added: Jun 22, 2004

  • Insights At Holbox!

    By: Peter Knopfler

    This article is more personal to me because I believe that bodybuilding, weight training is a holistic approach to life and since we can not separate ourselves from our environment, it is important to know outside influences that have internal responses.

    Date Added: May 11, 2004

  • Combat SPP: Find Your Own Path!

    By: Coach Sonnon

    What would you do, if you could go back? What would you change? What is the Win/Lose Ethic? Learn how to use Combat SPP to your advantage!

    Date Added: Apr 5, 2004

  • Eliminate Training Frustrations Forever!

    By: Clayton South

    To bodybuild successfully many things are required. Learn what they are and how you can eliminate all frustrations...

    Date Added: Apr 4, 2004

  • The Education Of A Passionate Weightlifter!

    By: John Berardi

    I'm certain that one huge factor in Arnold's success is his skill of mentally preparing for upcoming tasks and reflecting on why he does them. Learn why...

    Date Added: Mar 17, 2004

  • Presidential Fitness Vs. Popular Fitness!

    By: Other Writer

    By: Harry Hayfield. In the USA, obesity is a serious problem. Does the President's fitness level make a difference, or is it just spin? Learn the facts.

    Date Added: Feb 26, 2004

  • Bodybuilders In The Middle

    By: AnimalPak

    Bodybuilding’s got two extremes. At one end are pro bodybuilders like myself. At the other end are beginners who’ve just started lifting. Everyone else falls into the middle. Are you in the middle?

    Date Added: Feb 20, 2004

  • The Energy Returns!

    By: Coach Sonnon

    People filter out information which they are not prepared to see or hear. This leads me to this article with the intention to restate and reinforce the entire methodology... and the core glossary of the method.

    Date Added: Feb 13, 2004

  • The Bodybuilding Subculture!

    By: John Berardi

    Is bodybuilding it's own subculture or just a sport? Are physique athletes too diverse and self-consumed to have a true collective identity? Will bodybuilding ever go mainstream or should it remain sequestered and hardcore?

    Date Added: Feb 12, 2004

  • Lifting And Spirituality!

    By: Other Writer

    The one thing that I might add is that I believe that how we grow when we lift, parallels how we grow spiritually. Learn why I think this and how they correlate with each other...

    Date Added: Jan 15, 2004

  • Achieve Balance In Your Life!

    By: Jeremy Likness

    Understand what it goes through each day, and learn the signals that it provides, such as fatigue, soreness, and hunger. Build your nutrition and training around your lifestyle. Through understanding the body, you can help create the balance that you are looking for - and it does not have to be a complicated process!

    Date Added: Nov 7, 2003

  • Negative Reinforcement: Learning From Mistakes

    By: Derek Charlebois

    Why do we learn best from making mistakes? Who knows, but let’s look at some of the mistakes we often make when it comes to bulking, cutting, diet, and injuries.

    Date Added: Oct 22, 2003

  • Learn How To Copy Others To Get The Best Results!

    By: Shawn LeBrun

    The principle of copying other successful people in certain areas of life allowed me to take my passion of health and fitness to the masses, by transforming my personal training business into a global Internet presence.

    Date Added: Oct 17, 2003

  • Bodybuilding Answers It's Critics!

    By: Clayton South

    From this publication it is clear that bodybuilding and fitness are done by millions around the world, not because of whimsical desire - but because bodybuilding and fitness are activities done as an affirmation that life is the highest value and standard. Learn why...

    Date Added: Sep 25, 2003

  • Bodybuilding's Top "No Matter Whats!" The Truth About What Works!

    By: Shawn LeBrun

    Last year, I had the pleasure and opportunity to attend one of Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace seminars here in Portland, Maine. I thought about what he said and how it relates to bodybuilding and I realized that there are also many No Matter Whats in the bodybuilding world. Learn what they are!

    Date Added: Aug 27, 2003

  • Where Is Real Bodybuilding Information Found These Days?

    By: Clayton South

    When I first became involved in bodybuilding, I would do whatever I saw someone else doing or what the magazines said. I came to ask myself, where is real bodybuilding knowledge? Where is a source that gives knowledge that is effective and that will produce results when applied correctly? Find out what I found!

    Date Added: Aug 1, 2003

  • Mastering The Flow Of Productivity!

    By: Mike Murphy

    Controlling and mastering the concept of "flow," will help push you to that pinnacle of the human you can become! Learn how to reach your pinnacle here.

    Date Added: Jul 28, 2003

  • What Is Hardcore?

    By: AnimalPak

    Hardcore is being a Winner. A Champion. A Warrior. An Animal. Hardcore is walking around with that dark patch of dry skin on the back of your neck, the mark you get from resting the squat bar on your upper traps and neck area. It's a badge of honor. Are you hardcore?

    Date Added: Jul 16, 2003

  • Defeat Self-Inflicted Failure!

    By: Intensity Magazine

    The deepest pitfall for both competitive athletes and people in general is the spirit of fear. Learn about the different types of fear and effective ways to defeat your greatest fears.

    Date Added: Jul 8, 2003

  • Stay Motivated With These Inspirational Quotes!

    By: John DeFendis

    The following is a collection of quotations that has inspired me over the years. I am sharing these quotes with you in hopes that you will be able to identify with one or two enough to help each and everyone of you to reach out and touch your specific goals and dreams.

    Date Added: May 27, 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

  • Do You Have A Bodybuilder's Contradictory Mindset?

    By: Clayton South

    Do bodybuilders REALLY do all that they can to gain muscle? Are you SURE that they do? And, most importantly, are you CERTAIN that these ideas have no impact on your ability as a bodybuilder? Find out if you have a contradictory mindset?

    Date Added: May 12, 2003

  • Minding The Body, Mending The Mind.

    By: Intensity Magazine

    It doesn't matter what you do when you have your coach push you, it matters what you can do when you don't. Can you face the challenge when the times get tough?

    Date Added: May 9, 2003

  • Whatever It Takes: Andrew's Views On What Bodybuilding Is!

    By: AnimalPak

    There is no accident. No shortcut. No easy way out. There's only one thing you can't bottle or stick in your ass. It's a work ethic... Bodybuilding is war. Once you start, you can't back out and say you're sorry. When you enter a war, you plan for invasion... Find out what Andrew thinks what bodybuilding is all about!

    Date Added: May 2, 2003

  • Walking The Walk & Talking The Talk!

    By: Will Brink

    This is an in-your-face, and hopefully humorous, look at the topic of steroids and how out of touch the medical/scientific community and the general public can be in regards to the facts about steroids. The article is intended as 80% humor and 20% education as it relates to steroids. If you lack a sense of humor, this article is not for you.

    Date Added: Apr 22, 2003

  • Scrawny Is Hot?

    By: Matt Danielsson

    According to Time Magazine, we are supposed to be scrawny and weak, or at least not expect to gain more than a few ounces a year without resorting to drugs.

    Date Added: Mar 13, 2003

  • Is Your Training Program A Job Or Career?

    By: Intensity Magazine

    A career in the Iron Game, in the context of the "Oldtimers" meant, "an occupation or profession, especially one requiring special training, followed as one's lifework.

    Date Added: Feb 22, 2003

  • The Art Of Questioning

    By: Mike Mahler

    Sometimes in life it becomes very easy to accept things as the way they are, instead of questioning why they are the way that they are. Learn why and how these influential leaders would not stand for that.

    Date Added: Feb 5, 2003

  • Are You A Healthy Bodybuilder?

    By: Clayton South

    Being a healthy bodybuilder, simply, means that in all areas of your life you seek to improve, and that bodybuilding is how you seek to improve your physical body and mind in order so that your mind and body can be used to love and help others.

    Date Added: Jan 24, 2003

  • The Psychology Of Bodybuilding!

    By: Kerry Dulin

    Be honest, truly honest with yourself as you read this. In doing so, the goal is to make ourselves more complete bodybuilders and perhaps more complete individuals as well.

    Date Added: Jan 22, 2003

  • Living The Bodybuilding Lifestyle

    By: Todd Fitchett

    No matter how big or small your fitness goals are, living the bodybuilding lifestyle can help propel you towards your goals that much faster and make them a reality.

    Date Added: Dec 10, 2002

  • Bodybuilding: An Art and Science

    By: Jon Huston

    To those of you whom are competitive bodybuilders, you will understand when I say that bodybuilding is both a form of art and a practice of science. It is my hope that after reading this article you will understand exactly how complicated it can be to be a competitive bodybuilder.

    Date Added: Nov 5, 2002

  • A Bodybuilding Revelation

    By: Jonathan Stehlik

    Being part of the human culture, we all belong to various groups and organizations that reflect our personal beliefs and ideas. They give us a sense of identity and belonging.

    Date Added: Oct 1, 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

  • Rants And Raves #2

    By: Manny Fausett

    Here is issue #2 of things I like about bodybuilding and things that make me mad. Music at the gym, steroid users in natural contests, having a broken heart at the gym and more!

    Date Added: Aug 6, 2002

  • Bodybuilding Is A Science

    By: Dean Goudie

    Many people believe that bodybuilding isn't a science. They believe it can be made simple and just going to the gym is sufficient to build the dream body.

    Date Added: Aug 1, 2002

  • Physics Of Weight Training Part Five

    By: Paul Becker

    In our final installment of this series we'll look at the formula for power and how to use it to make training more productive. The formula for power is: Force X Distance -:- Time. And is measured in foot-pounds/second.

    Date Added: Jul 24, 2002

  • Mindful Athleticism

    By: Randy Herring

    It wasn't until I was on vacation in Flint, Michigan with the completion of Heller's The Importance of Nietzsche and Mill's On Liberty in July 2002 that I decided an essay like this was long overdue.

    Date Added: Jul 22, 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

  • My Philosophy of Fitness

    By: Katrina Humphrey

    I feel fitness is a passion and a confidence builder. Expressing passion through fitness is a great way to feel alive and engaged in the world -which is truly the best simple pleasure.

    Date Added: Jul 16, 2002

  • Bodybuilding My Way

    By: Sean Nalewanyj

    Bodybuilding is simple. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand the basic concept of muscle stimulation and growth. However, this doesn't mean that it's easy. In fact, it is very difficult. Extremely difficult.

    Date Added: Jul 8, 2002

  • Team Cobra Bodybuilding Timeline!

    By: James Mace

    As all of us heeded the call to serve our country, we sent out another call as well. This went out to those who wished to take their bodies to the next level, through improved nutrition and weightlifting.

    Date Added: Jun 28, 2002

  • Contest Is Over: What To Do Next?

    By: Derek Charlebois

    Now that my contest is over, I have to make a new plan of attack. Here are some things that all bodybuilders should think about when deciding what to do with their future. These tips will help you make never-ending gains.

    Date Added: May 31, 2002

  • A New Thought!

    By: Ryan Mclane

    Learn Ryan Mclane's way of thinking and how it can affect you. Laziness is what kills bodybuilding and how it hurts lots of big namers.

    Date Added: May 17, 2002

  • Instinctive Training

    By: John Giljum

    Make no mistake, when you're beginning, in other words, your first year or two of hard-core training, you have to follow a program or else you won't have substancial results.

    Date Added: Mar 29, 2002

  • How Natural Are You?

    By: Big Cat

    If you have the right genetics this will rarely hinder you in your progress but you'll feel it later in life, when you start wearing out. Do you think you are natural?

    Date Added: Dec 22, 2001

  • Bodybuilding Hypocrisy

    By: Delbert Hickman

    Each and everyday I train at the gym, I pass by one and ask myself, "Why?" I pass by the every present and strategically positioned vending machine

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • A New Look at Specificity

    By: Charles Staley

    World wide author tells the TRUTH about training from one of the most famous bodybuilding authors in the world!

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Futile Minds, Feeble Bodies

    By: Delbert Hickman

    Making the decision to avoid futility at all cost and committing to realizing your potential, will ultimately 'result' in gaining strength and removing weakness. I feel that building a better body teaches this best. What do you think?

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Is Going to Failure Necessary?

    By: Pete Sisco

    I have counseled the practice of going to failure as a means to ensure muscle growth stimulation. But over the years much confusion has developed regarding the use of this principle. Having a clear understanding of the failure principle will save you wasted effort and prevent you from accepting what has become dogma as scientific fact.

    Date Added: Nov 30, 2001

  • Three Laws of Bodybuilding

    By: Delbert Hickman

    Maintaining and improving your health provides energy you never thought you could have and how the three laws can affect you day to day.

    Date Added: Nov 9, 2001

  • Who Are You? What Works For You?

    By: Greg Simpson

    The bottom line with training just like nutrition or supplements is everybody is different. Here are my theories about why some people are not getting the best results.

    Date Added: Apr 17, 2001

  • Bodybuilding Training Principles!

    By: Delbert Hickman

    My training philosophy has and will always continue to be, Be Prepared, Train Hard, Be Focused, Be Intense, Be Positive, Learn, Listen, and Always Ask Questions. I constantly plan out new routines and try other routines some of the national and pro level competitors write about. Learn more from this amazing article!

    Date Added: Feb 8, 2001

  • My Philosophy Concerning Off Season Training

    By: Jesse C. Lay

    One of the key issues is to see where you are and where you are going with your goals. Then focus on the hard core, becoming the next Mr. Olympia. Remember it starts with a dream.

    Date Added: Jan 20, 2000