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5 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Fitness Goals, And What to Do About It
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5 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Fitness Goals, And What to Do About It

Many people make these common fitness mistakes without even knowing it. You might be one of them! September 25, 2018 4 min read
Meet The Bodybuilder Trying To Build Sweden's Freakiest Physique
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Meet The Bodybuilder Trying To Build Sweden's Freakiest Physique

Joar Fällmar is calm, intense, and driven to succeed in the gym and on the stage. Meet the up-and-coming European bodybuilder who is going to be your next shoulder day motivation! August 24, 2018 1 min read
BodySpace Member of the Month: From Dirty Bulk to Clean and Lean
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BodySpace Member of the Month: From Dirty Bulk to Clean and Lean

After years of lifting heavy and eating anything it took to lift more iron, this father of two discovered a better way to build strength and satisfy his hunger for competition. August 13, 2018 6 min read
This is The Rock's New Workout Playlist. Nuff Said.
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This is The Rock's New Workout Playlist. Nuff Said.

What gets Dwayne Johnson pumped up to sling some serious iron? Heavy beats and blasting guitars, same as the rest of us! August 02, 2018
Bodybuilding.com Fit Employee Spotlight: Niranh Saniranh
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Bodybuilding.com Fit Employee Spotlight: Niranh Saniranh

Working as a Bodybuilding.com customer service representative helps Saniranh keep his spirit and fitness on speed dial. Here's how this diehard lifter brings the spirit of Golden Age greats like Serge Nubret back to life in his training! August 01, 2018 7 min read
Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things for July 2018
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Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things for July 2018

Here are some tasty new ways to get your protein and carbs, turn those nutrients into rippling muscle, and keep high-tech track of the whole process. July 31, 2018 4 min read
Jessica White, M.D.: Life-Saving Physician Hones a Killer Physique
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Jessica White, M.D.: Life-Saving Physician Hones a Killer Physique

A 37-year-old single mom of three, Jessica White, MD, balances the demands of being a parent, medical practitioner, and fitness advocate with grace and ease. July 25, 2018 4 min read
Strong With Kat: An IFBB Pro Perseveres After A Devastating Injury
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Strong With Kat: An IFBB Pro Perseveres After A Devastating Injury

A car crash on a Los Angeles freeway rendered IFBB pro Katherine Portillo a quadriplegic. Now, she advocates for herself and others with disabilities. July 19, 2018 8 min read
BodySpace Member Of The Month: From Pageants To Figure
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BodySpace Member Of The Month: From Pageants To Figure

After a dramatic 135-pound weight loss, figure athlete Teegan Rose hopes to make fitness a full-time career. July 13, 2018 7 min read
Will India Become The Next Bodybuilding Mecca?
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Will India Become The Next Bodybuilding Mecca?

Interest in bodybuilding is exploding inside this country that has four times the population of the United States. Where it will end is anybody's guess, but India's athletes themselves are prepping up to make their presence known on the world stage. July 09, 2018 4 min read
Bodybuilding Mecca: 12 Gyms to Check Off Your Bucket List
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Bodybuilding Mecca: 12 Gyms to Check Off Your Bucket List

Hardcore gyms may feel like a thing of the past, but not if you know where to look. June 20, 2018 5 min read
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"Man Made": A Film About Transgender Bodybuilders; And About Everyone Else, Too

TV writer, author, and filmmaker T Cooper discusses the metaphor of bodybuilding, the labeling of humanity by the media, and the difference between "doping" and taking testosterone to achieve a baseline. June 14, 2018 8 min read
Act Fast to Make This the Best Father's Day Yet
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Act Fast to Make This the Best Father's Day Yet

Skip the goofy gifts and get dad something he can really use. Here are five unique and affordable health-and fitness-related gift ideas to keep the man of the family purring like a well-tuned motor. June 12, 2018 1 min read
Chinese Bodybuilding Comes of Age
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Chinese Bodybuilding Comes of Age

What happens when you mix the martial arts finesse of Lee Jun Fan (aka Bruce Lee) with the brute strength of Phil Heath? No one knows yet, but if interest in bodybuilding continues at its current pace, the world may soon find out. June 05, 2018 4 min read
BodySpace Member of the Month: Spring85Sigma
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BodySpace Member of the Month: Spring85Sigma

Lack of gym equipment and a busy caregiver schedule couldn't stop 53-year-old Andrew W. Harris Jr. from getting into the best shape of his life not once, but twice! June 05, 2018 6 min read
Sitting Is the New Smoking, So Get Off Your Ass
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Sitting Is the New Smoking, So Get Off Your Ass

If you think a one-hour workout every day has you covered in terms of exercise, think again. Your body needs a lot more than that, so you have to find ways to keep moving all day long. June 01, 2018 4 min read
Meet The Muscular Madman Who's Swimming Around Great Britain
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Meet The Muscular Madman Who's Swimming Around Great Britain

Ross Edgley is making a nearly 2,000-mile, entirely self-powered journey through the North Atlantic. Why? It all starts with a dare from a Marine. June 01, 2018 3 min read
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The Unbelievable Reason You're Not Getting Stronger
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The Unbelievable Reason You're Not Getting Stronger

Fitness starts in your mind. Train it correctly, and your body is sure to follow. May 31, 2018 4 min read
Bodybuilding.com Fit Employee Spotlight: Karly Jones
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Bodybuilding.com Fit Employee Spotlight: Karly Jones

Congratulations to Karly Jones for being selected as Bodybuilding.com's Fit Employee of the Month. Find out how working at Bodybuilding.com helps Jones sustain a lifelong habit of healthy living, and stay humble while standing a head above the rest (literally). May 17, 2018 7 min read
At Death's Door, A Once-Healthy Man Fights Back
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At Death's Door, A Once-Healthy Man Fights Back

As JD Walk fought an unexpected battle against lung cancer, his family, his friends, and pro bodybuilder Brandan Fokken came together to help him find his way back to health. May 14, 2018 5 min read
Olympic Lifter Quiana Welch: Breaking Records And Bending Iron
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Olympic Lifter Quiana Welch: Breaking Records And Bending Iron

Welch, a Signature-sponsored athlete, overcame a hardscrabble upbringing to become an elite Olympic lifter. May 14, 2018 6 min read
C.T. Fletcher Isn't Done Yet!
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C.T. Fletcher Isn't Done Yet!

There's no one in the history of fitness quite like C.T. Fletcher, and luckily, this larger-than-life lifter's history isn't all written yet. Here's what you need to know. May 11, 2018 1 min read
Lawrence Ballenger's 300-Pound Upright Row Is The Official Lift Of 2018
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Lawrence Ballenger's 300-Pound Upright Row Is The Official Lift Of 2018

Bodybuilding.com athlete Lawrence Ballenger broke new ground in a YouTube strength challenge. Watch, laugh, and be amazed. May 08, 2018 1 min read
Meet the 2018 $250K Transformation Challenge Winners!
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Meet the 2018 $250K Transformation Challenge Winners!

A woman in New York City and a man in Australia dug deep, did the work, and took the top prizes in this year's Transformation Challenge. See their inspiring stories, and meet the other category winners! May 07, 2018 2 min read
Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things For May 2018
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Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things For May 2018

This month we've got things you can wear, eat, play with, drink from, and learn from. Time to hitch up your gym shorts or yoga pants and get your summer bod on. May 03, 2018 3 min read
BodySpace Member of the Month: Lifting Machine
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BodySpace Member of the Month: Lifting Machine

Jamal "The Machine" Bramble zeroes in on his physique goals with dialed-in nutrition and the feedback and support he gets from friends and fellow trainers. May 03, 2018 4 min read
Thakur Anoop Singh Is The Arnold Schwarzenegger Of India
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Thakur Anoop Singh Is The Arnold Schwarzenegger Of India

Singh was just breaking into the Indian television industry when he put it all aside to pursue his passion for bodybuilding. Today, he is a successful actor, but still a bodybuilder at heart. May 02, 2018 2 min read
The Hardest Gain: One Writer's Lifelong Fitness Journey
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The Hardest Gain: One Writer's Lifelong Fitness Journey

Gaining muscle is hard. Moving forward is harder. April 26, 2018 9 min read
The Passing Of
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The Passing Of "Big Cat" Van Mol

Peter van Mol was the second official member of the Bodybuilding.com online community (the first was the company's founder). Bodybuilding.com takes a moment to recognize van Mol's passing at age 37. April 20, 2018 1 min read
Age Is Just A Number: 3 Elderly Lifters Who Put Us All To Shame!
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Age Is Just A Number: 3 Elderly Lifters Who Put Us All To Shame!

These shredded seniors are lifting their way through old age, and crushing the competition! April 19, 2018 2 min read
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
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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
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
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
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
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