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Team Bodybuilding.com Athlete Profile: Courtney Gardner
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Team Bodybuilding.com Athlete Profile: Courtney Gardner

For Courtney Gardner, fitness is only part of her life, not all of it. Learn how she balances a high-powered career with building a high-powered physique. April 18, 2018 6 min read
Bodybuilding.com Fit Employee Spotlight: Heather Eastman
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Bodybuilding.com Fit Employee Spotlight: Heather Eastman

This versatile content editor talks about working at Bodybuilding.com, training in the #MeToo era, finding whole-body health, and striving to live forever. April 13, 2018 10 min read
From Bodybuilder To
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From Bodybuilder To "Bachelorette," Rickey Jasper II Makes The Cut

Team Bodybuilding.com athlete and fitness entrepreneur Rickey Jasper II earns a coveted spot as one of 30 hopefuls on this season's "The Bachelorette." April 05, 2018 2 min read
BodySpace Member Of The Month: Triathlete Turned Lifter
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BodySpace Member Of The Month: Triathlete Turned Lifter

After years of being told she would never accomplish anything, BodySpace member Sara James found strength and redemption through running marathons, lifting weights, and developing a healthy support system. April 02, 2018 4 min read
Cardio Beat Workout Playlist
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Cardio Beat Workout Playlist

Keep your heart pumping and your workout going strong with this killer playlist that's perfect for cardio. March 28, 2018
Empire Fit: Brian Mazza Builds Bodies and Businesses
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Empire Fit: Brian Mazza Builds Bodies and Businesses

Fitness cover model Brian Mazza talks about his four F's: family, fitness, food, and fashion. March 28, 2018 6 min read
Iron And Ink: The Forging Of Jim Stoppani, Ph.D.
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Iron And Ink: The Forging Of Jim Stoppani, Ph.D.

From a young age, Jim Stoppani, Ph.D., knew where he was headed. All it took was the passion and perseverance to make his multifaceted bodybuilding career take off. March 16, 2018 1 min read
Bodybuilding.com Fit Employee Spotlight: Andy Swanson
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Bodybuilding.com Fit Employee Spotlight: Andy Swanson

Congratulations to Andy Swanson for being selected as Bodybuilding.com's Fit Employee of the Month. Find out how working at Bodybuilding.com helped Andy to go from flab to fab, and into the competitive bodybuilding circuit. March 15, 2018 8 min read
Unconditional: Larry
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Unconditional: Larry "Wheels" Williams Crushes Powerlifting And Bodybuilding 

The first set of weights Larry Williams owned was a broomstick and two concrete blocks. Now, he's set his second powerlifting world record and swept his first bodybuilding competition in the same three months. March 14, 2018 6 min read
The World Is Their Gym: 3 Athletes Who Stay Fit In The Unlikeliest Places
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The World Is Their Gym: 3 Athletes Who Stay Fit In The Unlikeliest Places

You don't need a gym membership or even a dedicated workout space to be fit. These unique individuals prove you can stay in shape anywhere, anytime! March 13, 2018 2 min read
Why You Should Listen To Music While Working Out
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Why You Should Listen To Music While Working Out

Researchers at Texas Tech confirm something runners and gym-goers have suspected for years: Listening to music during cardio can improve your endurance. March 12, 2018 2 min read
6 Ways To Stay Motivated To Train
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6 Ways To Stay Motivated To Train

Do you find yourself losing steam midway through a training program and getting off track? These six strategies can help you to stay on task. March 06, 2018 6 min read
Start Your Weekend With Westside!
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Start Your Weekend With Westside!

Heavy lift on the calendar? Warm up by going deep into the mecca of strength with Vice Sports' new Westside documentary. February 23, 2018
Olympic Interview: The Bodybuilder Who Became A Bobsledder!
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Olympic Interview: The Bodybuilder Who Became A Bobsledder!

Eating and training like a bodybuilder helped Team USA athlete Hakeem Abdul-Saboor dial in his preparation for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games. In this exclusive interview, he gives us all the details! February 23, 2018 5 min read
BodySpace Member Of The Month: Kentucky-Strong Family Man
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BodySpace Member Of The Month: Kentucky-Strong Family Man

Dallas McCarthy, aka chvyguy, used BodySpace to go from scrawny kid to competitive bodybuilder. February 21, 2018 4 min read
The Spark: Megghan Shroyer
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The Spark: Megghan Shroyer

A medical condition forced Megghan Shroyer to make major changes in her life. She's a different person now, and she's not looking back. February 14, 2018 5 min read
Bodybuilding.com Fit Employee Spotlight: Rob Smith
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Bodybuilding.com Fit Employee Spotlight: Rob Smith

Congratulations to Rob Smith for being selected as Bodybuilding.com's Fit Employee of the Month. Find out how working at Bodybuilding.com helps Rob have the strength of an everyday beast while giving back like an everyday king. February 14, 2018 9 min read
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Bodies Of Work: Volume 6
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Bodies Of Work: Volume 6

Our sixth edition of the Bodies of Work gallery turns up the heat, literally. Light your motivational fire with these photos that showcase jaw-dropping physiques! February 12, 2018 5 min read
5 Biggest Mistakes To Avoid In 2018
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5 Biggest Mistakes To Avoid In 2018

Maybe you're one of the millions of people who started the year with high hopes of making changes to your life. If so, there are a few surprisingly simple things you can do to make sure you stay on track. February 02, 2018 4 min read
3 Ways To Stay Afloat When Newbies Flood Your Gym
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3 Ways To Stay Afloat When Newbies Flood Your Gym

This time of year can make everyone in the gym—from newbies to serious lifters—completely miserable. Learn why it's OK to hate the gym in January, and what you can do about it. January 26, 2018 3 min read
5 Ways To Make A Commitment That Lasts
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5 Ways To Make A Commitment That Lasts

Most resolutions are about as permanent as the champagne bubbles they're written with. Here are five concrete things you can do to make 2018 the year you finally make those changes stick. January 17, 2018 3 min read
8 Crucial Lessons From Learning To Walk Again
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8 Crucial Lessons From Learning To Walk Again

In a single moment, an accomplished strength coach's active life got turned upside down. Here's what he learned by having to learn to walk again at age 30! January 11, 2018 7 min read
8 Motivational Podcasts To Fire Up Your Fitness In 2018
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8 Motivational Podcasts To Fire Up Your Fitness In 2018

Skip the eardrum-busting tunes next time you hit the gym. Instead, listen and learn from the masters on a wide range of motivational, technique, and nutritional issues. January 08, 2018 3 min read
5 Steps To Building A Sustainable Workout Program For 2018
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5 Steps To Building A Sustainable Workout Program For 2018

There's no sense killing yourself at the gym in 2018 if you can't keep your workout habit going strong. Learn how to build a sustainable workout program for long-term fitness.  January 08, 2018 4 min read
3 Ways To Rule A Crowded Gym
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3 Ways To Rule A Crowded Gym

Gyms can be elbow to elbow with people in early January, making it tough to even complete a workout. The Rx for a jammed gym? Use these training techniques to get more out of each piece of equipment you use. January 04, 2018 4 min read
Make 2018 Your Fittest Year Ever!
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Make 2018 Your Fittest Year Ever!

We've rounded up a few of your favorite Dymatize athletes to share their advice for changing up your fitness routine to make 2018 your best year yet! December 28, 2017 8 min read
Women's Physique Star Juliana Malacarne: Will She Defend Her Olympia Title In 2018?
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Women's Physique Star Juliana Malacarne: Will She Defend Her Olympia Title In 2018?

Juliana Malacarne has reached the pinnacle of her sport four times, thanks to her four straight Olympia wins. Her thoughts on gunning for a fifth may shock you, though. December 21, 2017 4 min read
Athletic Abs: Interview With Olympian Alysha Newman
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Athletic Abs: Interview With Olympian Alysha Newman

Athletics and aesthetics: This woman has it all! Pair that up with a dogged work ethic, and you've got the makings of a gold medalist! December 19, 2017 4 min read
The Mind Strategy That Can Skyrocket Your Lifts
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The Mind Strategy That Can Skyrocket Your Lifts

The inner lifting game is all about learning to pay more attention to what you are thinking as you lift. Focus on the task at hand, and you'll take your training to the next level. December 19, 2017 3 min read
This Montana Town Gave Its Children A Fighting Chance Through Strength
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This Montana Town Gave Its Children A Fighting Chance Through Strength

Livingston, Montana, has seen some rough days that dented many residents' self-confidence—especially the younger ones. All it took was some sweat, tears, and iron to show them that people cared. December 12, 2017 2 min read
Affirmations Help You Gain More Confidence, Lift More Weight
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Affirmations Help You Gain More Confidence, Lift More Weight

Maybe you know how to move your body in the perfect way to reach a new deadlift PR. But do you know how to position your mind to help you hit that ballsy new goal? It's all about what you tell yourself. November 27, 2017 4 min read
6 Ways To Get More Energized For Your Workouts
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6 Ways To Get More Energized For Your Workouts

Some days you just want to slack off and tell yourself that you're just too beat to work out. Before you head for the sofa, try one or more of these quick energy-boosting techniques to get you back on track. November 17, 2017 4 min read
10 Ways To Stay Fit This Fall!
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10 Ways To Stay Fit This Fall!

When the sofa and a hot beverage are calling you to put the workout equipment away and hibernate, try these tips and tricks to re-energize your fitness program for the months ahead. November 13, 2017 5 min read
Meet Brooke Wells: A Real-Life Superwoman
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Meet Brooke Wells: A Real-Life Superwoman

Learn how elite CrossFit athlete Brook Wells eats, trains, and lives to perform. October 31, 2017 6 min read
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Meet Kieon Dorsey: Your Hardcore Motivation Coach
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Meet Kieon Dorsey: Your Hardcore Motivation Coach

RSP-sponsored athlete Kieon Dorsey, the mastermind behind the "No Struggle No Progress" fitness brand, has turned tough life lessons into five motivational mantras that'll get you off your ass and in the gym. October 26, 2017 4 min read
7 Ways To Break A Fitness Plateau
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7 Ways To Break A Fitness Plateau

Flatlining at the gym? See results in your workouts again with these seven proven plateau busters! September 19, 2017 4 min read
Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things For September 2017
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Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things For September 2017

The seasons are changing and our editors' thoughts are tending toward a return to the gym with new equipment and ideas, some serious comfort food, and clothes to take the morning chill off. September 18, 2017 3 min read
Oksana Grishina Guns For Her Fourth And Final Olympia Crown
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Oksana Grishina Guns For Her Fourth And Final Olympia Crown

On the eve of yet another title defense, the three-time IFBB Olympia Fitness champion traces her path from a small Russian town to the top of the fitness world. September 10, 2017 6 min read
The World's Oldest Bodybuilder Still Competes To Win
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The World's Oldest Bodybuilder Still Competes To Win

Think bodybuilding is a young man's game? Not if Jim Arrington has anything to say about it! This 84-year-old man has a world record as the oldest competing professional bodybuilder and shows no signs of stopping. September 07, 2017 2 min read
Team Bodybuilding.com Athlete Profile: Jason Wittrock
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Team Bodybuilding.com Athlete Profile: Jason Wittrock

Victory belongs to those who persevere, and perseverance allowed Jason Wittrock to rise from the ashes of personal tragedy and become an elite athlete and inspirational force in the lives of many. August 28, 2017 2 min read
Rock Out: Here's The Rock's Workout Playlist!
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Rock Out: Here's The Rock's Workout Playlist!

Dwayne Johnson has unveiled his soundtrack for WWE 2K18, and it's a perfect high-energy blend of beats, riffs, rhymes, and silliness that we'd love to lift to! August 22, 2017 1 min read
This Polish Bodybuilder Wants To Look Twice His Age!
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This Polish Bodybuilder Wants To Look Twice His Age!

Pawel Ladziak, a 35-year-old Polish fitness pro and personal trainer, is causing a sensation on Instagram by intentionally aging himself. His goal: to look as muscular and as old as he possibly can. August 17, 2017 2 min read
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"Swoler" Eclipse: 10 Backs So Wide They Block Out The Sun

The moon isn't the only thing causing an eclipse. Check out these solar-blocking lats! August 17, 2017
Make the World A Better Place to Lift!
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Make the World A Better Place to Lift!

Mark Bell's message is simple to understand but tough to live up to. Step one: Surround yourself with people who take lifting very seriously. Step two: Work hard for years on end. Are you up for it? August 07, 2017
How Arsenal Strength Supports Lifters And Changes Lives
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How Arsenal Strength Supports Lifters And Changes Lives

This equipment manufacturer's executive team decided to give back by bringing first-class weight rooms to high schools in need. August 03, 2017
Lose Your Fear Of The Weight Room And Get The Body You Crave
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Lose Your Fear Of The Weight Room And Get The Body You Crave

You want to get slimmer and sexier, but you just can't cross the threshold and join a gym. If you want to make real, lasting progress, get over it and step on in! July 20, 2017 4 min read
12 Pairs Of Guns You Must See To Believe
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12 Pairs Of Guns You Must See To Believe

Some of our BodySpace members are ripping apart perfectly good sleeves with their biceps and triceps. Check out our twelve favorites! July 20, 2017
You've Never Met A Lifter Like Yosef Brodsky
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You've Never Met A Lifter Like Yosef Brodsky

He's a dedicated lifter. He wants to bring club culture into the gym. He collects sci-fi inspired jewelry. And all he wants is to join your workout and maybe draw a small crowd. July 19, 2017
This Real-Life, Bar-Bending Khaleesi Will Blow Your Mind!
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This Real-Life, Bar-Bending Khaleesi Will Blow Your Mind!

Game of Thrones fans, are you ready for the Game of Iron? Amber Abweh is conquering the powerlifting world as Swoleesi! July 12, 2017
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13 "Mind Over Metal" Workout Songs

When your energy and motivation are in the dumps, only the true metal masters can push you through your workout. Put away the R&B and let Ozzy and Anthrax fuel your reps. July 11, 2017
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