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If running and yoga are the cornerstones of your fitness plan and you aren't seeing the results you want, try resistance training. Here are eight reasons why weights rule the gym!
Years slip by and bodies change, but the iron remains as cold and unforgiving as ever. Why do you keep going back? Kris Gethin is here to tell you why he does it, year after year.
Zach Even-Esh teaches young athletes how to use the world as their gym, while still saving time for heavy barbells. Here's his plan to help you toughen up and get comfortable being uncomfortable!
Celebrate March Madness with this daily BodySpace photo battle! Vote on your favorite male and female physiques to determine which member is \'mired the most.
New Years elicit new, unforeseen challenges. Question your internal authority. Respond to your why.
Some people pay therapists to listen to their problems. For those of us that have devoted our lives to hard training, there's no need for that. The weights are our therapists and the gym is our therapy. Read on.
There are certain times in our life, when we have tendency to gain more unwanted weight. One of these times would be when we get married... Here are some ideas about what happened and tips to start looking better!
Modern humanity has become more physically inactive than any of its predecessors... With the advent of convenience technologies and packaged food, humanity has begun to suffer. Find out how important nutrition and exercise really are!
You may not know it, but people are inspired by you! Dedication, intensity, and focus - you have worked hard to achieve it. Read on to find out how you can share your positive experience with others and inspire even more people!
If you have ulcerative colitis you can live a long healthy life by managing your symptoms to the best extent possible. Learn more.
Grief is a mix of emotions and memories in response to a loss. Loss may be due to any number of life events... Learn more.
While some people will use asthma as an excuse not to exercise, bodybuilding has taught you that you can overcome challenges... Learn more.
Have you ever run into people who always have a bad attitude? Do you know if you are one of them? The good news is that you can change. Find out how.
There are many unforeseeable hazards that we come across every single day. And, staying healthy may help you avoid complete disaster. Learn more.
You have to change with the times and building skills takes time and practice. Here are steps you should take to develop a new skill. Find out what they are.
Glutamine can become essential during times of illness, stress or injury meaning you may need supplemental glutamine. Find out more.
If you didn't have anything to work toward how would you know where you are going and when you arrive? Find out how SMART goals and bodybuilding help.
By maintaining a healthy exercise program and eating small and healthy meals several times a day, one can lose inches and weight off their waistline... Learn more.
By taking steps towards battling childhood obesity early on in their life and taking a pro-active role yourself, you can help prevent this... Learn more.
Gluten has become a hot topic lately and this protein has been given a bad rap. Gluten is the center of attention for people with celiac disease... Learn more.
Runny nose, sneezing, scratchy throat and watery eyes may mean you have allergies. Allergies suck but they are manageable, with a little effort. Learn more.
When someone leaves your life there is a reason and hanging on won't help you... as a bodybuilder, I know you value yourself and your time. Find out more.
You work out on a day to day basis, you look in the mirror, and you eat... Find out why and what some of the true benefits are. Learn more.
Autoimmune diseases such as lupus can affect your life but, bodybuilding can give you the tools you need to cope with this disease. Learn more.
We all forget things from time to time or select what we take in and process and dump the rest. Fortunately, this typically won't cause many problems except maybe a spouse that keeps nagging you... Learn more.
For those who love everything the outdoors has to offer, it is important to be especially aware of the methods of prevention, detection and management of this disease. Learn more.
Have you ever met a person who views every day as an opportunity? They have a few secrets that help them. Here's how bodybuilding fits in to the equation so well. Learn more.
At some point, life throws a few curveballs. Everything seems like it's on track but abruptly changes. If you stay positive, have a can-do mindset, there are few things you can't overcome. Following tips can help. Learn more.
Hypothyroidism literally means underactive thyroid, the gland located in the front of your neck that produces certain hormones that affect your health. Hypothyroidism is characterized by a sluggish metabolism. Learn more.
Having Crohn's disease may make you feel down, discouraged and leave you in pain when this disease rears its ugly head. And, your friends may not understand what you are going through... Learn more.
If you have trouble paying attention, staying on task and organized, you may have ADD or ADHD. Though commonly thought of as affecting only children, adults can also suffer... Learn more.
Though bodybuilding can't prevent hair loss it can change the way you look at yourself. Bodybuilding can build your self-esteem to new heights... So how is male pattern baldness diagnosed? Learn more.
Between 1 and 4 million Americans suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). This illness leads to incapacitating fatigue that isn't improved by rest and can lead to a decrease in physical activity and stamina. Learn more.
Have you done everything you can to develop great relationships? They are, after all, the key to our happiness and success. Here are some powerful ideas and tips to develop those relationships. Try them now!
Most of us don't think about our eyes until something goes wrong. It is often the noticeable changes that bring us to the optometrist to get our vision checked. But, we should be aware of our eye health... Learn more.
Type 2 diabetes doesn't appear overnight. It takes time for it to develop which means you have time to take the necessary measures to halt its development in its tracks. Learn more.
Bodybuilding is one of the best things you can do to help prevent sarcopenia or slow it's onset. This makes sense right? You want to prevent muscle loss. Here are the myriad ways that bodybuilding can help...
People from just about any walk of life could suffer from an eating disorder or disordered eating. And, many people with eating disorders become very adept at hiding the signs and symptoms... Learn more.
Do you lie awake at night wondering why you have no sex drive even though your partner is the best thing that has happened in your life? You are far from alone - many people are affected... Learn more.
What makes a good parent? Someone who puts their family's needs in front of their own and is completely devoted to their children. However, many experts believe that this is exactly what you shouldn't do. Learn more.
Stress is typically defined as an upsetting emotional state that can be characterized by muscular tension, irritability, depression, increased heart rate and an increase in blood pressure.
Did you recently move to a new city? Looking for people to hang out with? Or maybe all of your friends are hitched with little ones... If you feel like you're in need of a little company, plan on meeting new friends.
Have you ever walked away from a conversation totally confused? Maybe the person you were speaking with took what you were trying to say out of context. Here are some aspects and additional tips to enhance your communications.
Being a good husband takes effort. You aren't solely responsible for yourself anymore but instead have to be considerate of another person's thoughts, feelings, etc. Here are some of the skills that will make you a good husband:
Follow our bodybuilding helps series and learn why you shouldn't be controlled by your environment, but why you should control it.
Bodybuilding can help prevent some diseases (sarcopenia and osteoporosis to name a few) and help manage the symptoms in other diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Soon nobody believes a smoker when they say they are quitting. But, this article will give you the tools you need to fight back and motivation to keep working at giving up tobacco for good. Learn more.
These are the five factors that, in my opinion, prove beyond a shadow of a doubt what common bonds bodybuilders share and how they stand out from those that have yet to benefit from our wonderful sport. Here they are:
Skip La Cour explains how to effectively use other people to help you in this week's podcast. Listen now and learn more.
Are you out of work? There are plenty of ways you can spend your time that may pay off more than scouring the job boards. That's right; bodybuilding can help you find a job. Here's how:
We are going to give weight training a point in the fat loss wars due to the calorie burn after the workout is completed. Find out more right here as the battle for fat loss success heats up between cardio and weight training.
I was introduced to the idea of focusing on the quality and health of my blood and organs... The following describes my successes and details that will help you live better by improving your insides first! Learn more.
From life lessons to disease prevention, in the purest sense we carry what may be the last guiding light... There are two sides to every coin, a yin for every yang, and I'm here to shed a positive light on bodybuilding.
Debt seems to be a common theme these days. What can you do if you have debt and how can you get out? Use the following money & fitness tips to find financial success! Read on.
Good employees are indispensable and bodybuilding may be the key to the next level. How can you get there too? Read on and you'll realize why you should continue bodybuilding for the sake of your career.
This sport is not only about the body. More important, this great physical activity is about health, too. Are you looking for health benefits of weight training and aerobic exercise? Bodybuilding has it all. Learn more.
There is a wide range of ways in which you can build your self-esteem. For some people self-esteem will come naturally. For others, it will take some time and work. Here's how bodybuilding can do wonders! Read on.
All of us must know that there are many benefits to weight training. We know that exercise can help fight heart disease, but can it help fight depression? Find out more.
As we are getting older, keeping active is very important and essential. Aging is what we do to ourselves. Let's talk about some facts in a process of aging and how it effects our body and health. Learn more.
If you make healthy eating choices and exercise on a regular basis your dream body can be a reality. Let's take a look at some of the benefits of exercise and proper diet.
How has bodybuilding affected your life? Bodybuilding is more than just a sport or hobby; it is also a life changing activity. Bodybuilding can bring positive changes, confidence... Learn more as our forum members share why they love bodybuilding!
How can you convince someone that you want to become a bodybuilder? Our forum members share details about convincing someone that they want to be a bodybuilder, the hardest to convince, gaining support, and more...
What are the positives about working out? We all have our reasons to workout.. This week we've put together some great information about 5 positive reasons for bodybuilding, why workout, and whether training or cardio has more benefits.
What are the attitudes towards bodybuilding in the outside world? The forum members give us there opinion on how the world views bodybuilders. See if you agree or not and share your opinions.
How did you begin bodybuilding? Find out what other people from the message boards think...
Bodybuilders have discovered a methodology for losing fat. This practice which is known as peaking is not done year round for a reason. Find out what they do during the year and why.
Competing in a bodybuilding contest is one of the hardest things a person can do. Why would somebody want to put themselves through that when the most they can hope to 'win' is a small trophy? Get a glimpse of why they do it by reading through this page.
How did Wendi West won her 2003 Canada Nationals, the first time she stepped onto the nationals stage...
The benefits of exercise and a healthier lifestyle will pay off big time... even in the bedroom. Believe me! So no more excuses - mini-van mom. Try these sample workouts and tips and tricks to get you started...
People in the industry have been asking how can we get more mainstream sponsors into bodybuilding, and how can we make bodybuilding more accepted by the mainstream people for years. Find out what I think...
After reading an article titled 'When Steroids & Politics Meet', it became clear to me why it is that our industry and lifestyle have not thus far gained mainstream acceptance and legitimacy: ignorance and bias on behalf of the academics.
It never seems to amaze me how people can so quickly judge one another. How can we expect other sporting bodies, plus the general public, to take natural bodybuilding seriously when the majority of us don't?
This article will review, and critique heavily, these findings and present a more balanced model, that puts bodybuilding in a more favorable light.
The greatest thing about bodybuilding is it can enhance the body's shape and improve health like no other sport. The following five reasons should convince anyone that bodybuilding is the answer to improving health and wellbeing.
True champion bodybuilders are monsters long before their physiques are reflective of it. Being a monster comes from inside. A monster has no time for ego, rudeness, or slacking, for he knows that these are the very foolish things that lead to defeat...
How many times have you started working out and then quit? You will never reach your goals that way! In this article I will teach you what works for me... and most of the people I know.
Weight training can change your life forever. With weight training you can attain any type of body shape you want. You can get very lean and toned, mildly lean and muscular, or ripped with big muscles...
Check out these basic reasons of why you would want to be a bodybuilder. What do you think makes a bodybuilder?
Do you want to be a bodybuilder? Do you want to live through the pain everyday? Check out this story about a guy I used to know and let me know if this has helped you determine if you want to be a bodybuilder!
We all know that we should exercise because it is good for us, but do you know just how good? Learn with these awesome 25 tips!
In conclusion, I am really disillusioned with some aspects (not all) in the world of bodybuilding, and it is no longer the inspirational and pleasant hobby that it once was for me. I Am Fed Up (with bodybuilding)!
Chet Fuhrman of the Pittsburgh Steelers outlines four weight training basics and how they can benefit you!
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...
Ok muscleheads, how many of you feel like your social life has gone down the drain since your quest to become the next Arnold began? Let me begin this article by saying that it doesn't have to be that way!
Learn about true life fitness and find out the truth about the many myths surrounding bodybuilding that may be holding you back.
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!
Exercise may be described as the active use of the body to build or maintain strength and endurance and to make the body healthier. Learn the different types of exercising and why exercising will help you live a longer life!
Powerlifting is all about dedication, sacrifice, courage, and honor and I'm proud to be of one of that breed. I also see that all powerlifters are warriors because they don't know the meaning of the words...give up.
Because so many people are getting into this lifestyle, it is hard to understand that it's more than just training HARD - you have to do it RIGHT, to get results! Find out what Matt Danielsson thinks being a real musclehead means!
Find out what Terry Banawich thinks the 30 lies of bodybuilding are!
The term natural has undergone multiple revisions in the last few years. Learn what I think what natural bodybuilding is and why!
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!
They are rapidly taking over with their nose rings, combat boots, baggy clothes, and they do wear baggy clothes, those lazy attitudes and shallow aspirations. Yes, it's true Generation X is overwhelming, and their future looks mighty scrawny. But, the future looks pretty pumped-up for our nations seniors.
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.
Now look at your life now and ask yourself if you are living those dreams. For those of you that said yes, I congratulate you. For the others, read on...
Learn that no one is perfect and why some choose to quit rather than train to succeed!
Are you willing to honestly examine whether or not YOU have been living the true bodybuilding lifestyle? Then read on...
1999 Mr. Idaho describes the five strongest reasons to start lifting and also how quality workouts become quality gains!
Learn about Keats background, who he has learned from and what advice he has to give to others!
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.
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...
Are you an inspiring bodybuilder or have thought of become a bodybuilder, but don't know where to start! Learn what bodybuilding is all about and if you should become one or not!
What is true bodybuilding? Do you know? Don't be too sure! Just what did the progenitors of our lifestyle mean by bodybuilding and excellence?
Do you think you are going to become a pro bodybuilder with no problem at all. That is your problem. Learn if it is worth trying to become a pro!
In fact, I could end this article with that said (some of you probably wish that I would.
The drugs, the contracts, suing Weider, these are a few of the things that have happened in Dave Draper's life!
From reading theory after theory, you most probably have many questions about the "sport" and your place within it. You may be, understandably, confused.
Have you made a dramatic change either by gaining muscle of by losing all the weight you have been hoping for, if so, send in your pics, stats, what got you started and why and you could be next month's winner!
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.
When it comes to bodybuilding, hardcore is more. It's a mentality, a way of living. For hardcore lifters, it means training as hard as you possibly can without all the fancy trimmings.
Three years ago I weighed 115 pounds and was probably one of the smallest guys you would have ever seen. I was outweighed by a considerable number of girls in the school, I was shy and for good reason.
The iron you lift shrinks in size yet moves with increasing difficulty as its weight is compounded by its echo from across the vast gym floor; a flea on a big dog's back.
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.
The bulk of the time in between was spent dreaming of muscles, lifting and bodybuilding. Why the delay? Sheer timidity and embarrassment!
Especially when your life revolved around preparing for a bodybuilding contest for 15 weeks and you don't place as well as you would have liked.
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.
This year I was able to see Dave Draper go through a workout and I would like to tell you about it.
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.
Bodybuilding is an extreme sport, period. To be a bodybuilder involves so much more than going to the gym and lifting weights. One must be willing to eat, drink, and sleep bodybuilding.
bet most of you have started reading this article expecting to learn about weight training. Nope, I am not going to go there. While many people have probably no interest in ever competing in Olympic weightlifting, it has a lot to offer for those interested in high levels of strength and sports performance.
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.
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.
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.'
Phil Cambell has been bodybuilding for over 35 years! You can learn a lot from him. If you are a bodybuilder, this is a must.
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.
It's your life, enjoy it! Bodybuilding is no exception. If you ever want to buy any supplements, or any equipment, you should. You should set goals for yourself, and if you reach those goals, buy the stuff you wanted.
Bodybuilding.com takes you through some of our best writers and why they love bodybuilding! Also, see how bodybuilding changes peoples life forever.
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!
Bodybuilding is an individual sport. As a bodybuilder, your success/failure is determined by your individual effort, commitment, dedication, determination, etc...
Eating right and exercising regularly is not a struggle. It is a matter of priority and can become as "normal" as you want it. Natural bodybuilders and fit conscious people are the most misunderstood people around.
Seeing beautiful bodies SELL. But there is more to this sport.
Lose Fat & Promote Strength And Muscle!*