Background

As the Editor-in-Chief of Bodybuilding.com, Jeff O'Connell oversees daily content for the most heavily trafficked fitness site in the world. Previously, O'Connell served as the Editor-in-Chief of Muscle & Fitness magazine.

O'Connell is best known for his own health-and-fitness journalism. He spent three years as Executive Writer at Men's Health magazine, where he handled numerous celebrity profiles and cover stories. His feature writing has earned honorable mention in both The Best American Sports Writing and The Best American Science & Nature Writing anthologies.

O'Connell has co-written six books, including Formula 50, with 50 Cent; and the New York Times Bestsellers LL Cool J's Platinum Workout and Spartan Up! His first solo work, Sugar Nation, was released in July 2011 to critical acclaim and excerpted at length in the magazines of Times of London, The Weekend Australian and USA Today.

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He can be contacted at jeff.oconnell@bodybuilding.com.

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The fitness industry is stunned by the sudden death of one of its most charismatic and driven ambassadors. Bodybuilding.com pays tribute to a true original: Greg Plitt.
Section: Mind ::


In Las Vegas, a great performance isn't enough. You have to look good, too. Five entertainers tell you how they make muscle appear and body fat vanish.
Section: Mind ::


You don't have to be a Navy SEAL to benefit from a SEAL's training and mindset. Learn how you can apply their hard-earned lessons to your own fitness training.
Section: Training ::


Strength and grit can help you achieve great things in the gym and in life. The legends among us have learned to combine the two. Here's how you can too.
Section: Mind ::


Everyone wants to be fitter, happier, healthier, and more successful. Making it happen requires you to step outside of your comfort zone. Let the co-founder of Spartan Race show you how!
Section: Mind ::


Some hail Maria Kang as an inspiration to millions around the world. Others call her an arrogant fat-shamer. We go one-on-one with the controversial Facebook fit mom.
Section: Mind ::


For these six men and women, fitness is a calling, a lifestyle, a sport, and a survival strategy. Learn from people who risk their lives to protect ours.
Section: Training ::


Twenty-three percent of America's have type 2 diabetes or are on the verge of it. Trick-or-treating needs to be sent packing.
Section: Nutrition ::


The “Master Blaster” taught the world how to train and eat for maximum health and fitness. A personal remembrance of this one-of-a-kind fitness icon.
Section: Contests ::


Katie Chung Hua sculpts her physique according to old-school bodybuilding. Follow her training regimen and prepare to bask in your own glorious body.
Section: Training ::


A Ferrari body needs some extra fuel. Learn how Brittany uses supplementation to succeed.
Section: Supplements ::


If there's one person who knows how to make the most of an opportunity, it's 50 Cent. Now, it's your turn to step up. You've been swallowing your pride and feeling ashamed for too long. But shame has no place in where we're about to go. The 50 Cent ''Formula 50'' six-week challenge is all about sweat, determination, and consistency.
Section: Contests ::


Katie is a busy woman who often works long hours. Her supplement stack is simple, but it powers her through a hectic schedule of life and lifting.
Section: Supplements ::


The world is filled with delicious and beautiful foods, and many of them contribute to Katie's fitness goals. Follow her nutrition program!
Section: Nutrition ::


This excerpt from 50 Cent’s fitness book will place you on the fast track to a new body. Check out the first week of advanced workouts!
Section: Training ::


50 Cent makes healthy nutrition convenient, easy, and tastier than ever. Follow his Formula 50 nutrition plan below!
Section: Nutrition ::


An intelligent, forward-thinking artist has no business aligning herself with an industry that is dragging millions into obesity and ill-health.
Section: Nutrition ::


Whether she's working or competing, Katie Chung Hua is bikini ready. Follow her complete program and learn how to mix a fitness cocktail anyone can down.
Section: Training ::


These fitness rules from 50 Cent are worth their weight in gold—if you apply them to your workouts.
Section: Training ::


At 53, Mark Martin refuses to slow down on the track or in the gym. Learn how fitness allows him to continue living life in the fastest lane.
Section: Mind ::


America's biggest public health crisis results from our addiction to the sweet stuff. Will we take action before it's too late?
Section: Nutrition ::


A math whiz in high school, Brittany is good with figures—including her own. Learn how she breaks down her diet.
Section: Nutrition ::


Brittany is a throwback in the gym. She lifts heavy and keeps her routine basic. Her results speak for themselves.
Section: Training ::


The 24-year-old bikini star works hard in the gym to make it look easy on the beach. Learn her secrets, get her full fitness plan.
Section: Training ::


'I'll sleep when I'm dead,' goes the expression. Unfortunately, that may be sooner rather than later if you keep skipping out on shut-eye.
Section: Mind ::


A lush, celebrity lifestyle left Hrithik Roshan with a blown-out back, a bulging gut, a tobacco habit and serious desire to change. Enter Kris Gethin, the hero’s hero.
Section: Nutrition ::


Learn why a noted cardiologist believes wheat is what we really need to whack from our diet in order to shape up.
Section: Nutrition ::


The man who founded this company in 1999 at age 21 looks back at Bodybuilding.com's remarkable growth story, and ahead to a (much) bigger and brighter future.
Section: Mind ::


Every 5 seconds, another American develops type-2 diabetes. The author of SUGAR NATION--and our editor-in-chief--offers advice to keep you from becoming one of them.
Section: Nutrition ::


Mario Lopez has a new book—and a health message for America's families.
Section: Nutrition ::


Which U.S. president would have made the best bodybuilder? Bodybuilding.com ranks the presidents on their physique potential and fitness.
Section: Training ::


They say the way to man's heart is through his stomach. Apparently, guys, the way to a woman's heart is through your ... delts? Who knew? While we run off to do some side laterals, read the surprising answers from Team Bodybuilding.com!
Section: Training ::

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