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The Passing Of

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.
Last Updated: 2018-04-20 11:32:21.0

Exercise In A Pill: Are We There Yet?

Exercise In A Pill: Are We There Yet?

Recent headlines make it seem like we're close to a time when a pill can give you all the benefits of physical training. Does actual science back it up? Here's one researcher's analysis.
Last Updated: 2018-04-20 17:19:26.0

4 Best Machines For Building Massive Arms

4 Best Machines For Building Massive Arms

If you're struggling to add bulk to your upper arms, check out these four muscle-building machines guaranteed to add size to your sleeves!
Last Updated: 2018-04-20 09:59:27.0

Test Your One-Rep Max, Then Earn A New One!

Test Your One-Rep Max, Then Earn A New One!

Knowing your 1RM on a few key lifts can equip you for months of strategic strength-building. Here's how Dr. Jim Stoppani performs this classic test!
Last Updated: 2018-04-20 17:16:41.0

Age Is Just A Number: 3 Elderly Lifters Who Put Us All To Shame!

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!
Last Updated: 2018-04-19 16:07:59.0

Max-Pump Arm Growth Workout

Max-Pump Arm Growth Workout

Bodybuilding.com 2018 spokesmodel search winner Kyler Jackson introduces you to a new world of biceps and triceps pain. This is the kind of high-volume, whole-arm pump that paves the way for big gains.
Last Updated: 2018-04-19 16:05:28.0

Team Bodybuilding.com Athlete Profile: Courtney Gardner

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.
Last Updated: 2018-04-18 12:37:20.0

Supplement Company Of The Month: RedCon1

Supplement Company Of The Month: RedCon1

RedCon1 is all about getting people ready for battle! With a hard-charging suite of supplements and a CEO who's been around the bodybuilding block, this is one company with big plans for the future.
Last Updated: 2018-04-18 12:43:22.0

The Fourth Powerlift: Your Gateway To Massive Gains

The Fourth Powerlift: Your Gateway To Massive Gains

The bent-over row was the number-one way to break powerlifting records until it fell out of fashion. Now, it's time to bring it back to its rightful place alongside squats, deadlifts, and benches.
Last Updated: 2018-04-17 10:59:27.0

Police Officer Tom DuPont Put The Cuffs On His

Police Officer Tom DuPont Put The Cuffs On His "Dad Bod"

The Air Force veteran fought against heavy drinking and a high-stress lifestyle en route to dropping 70 pounds.
Last Updated: 2018-04-17 14:36:35.0

The 6 Grittiest Trap Exercises You're Not Doing

The 6 Grittiest Trap Exercises You're Not Doing

Dumbbell and barbell shrugs are great, but they're not where the story of trap development ends. Use these variations to rediscover the good kind of soreness and add some size above your shoulders!
Last Updated: 2018-04-17 11:00:26.0

Ask The Super Strong Guy: How Do I Find My Best Deadlift Stance?

Ask The Super Strong Guy: How Do I Find My Best Deadlift Stance?

There's a lot to be learned by studying the deadlift stances of the greats, but ultimately, each body has different strengths. Here's how to find your own best position.
Last Updated: 2018-04-13 09:52:09.0

This 30-Minute, Full-Body Follow-Along Workout Is Just About Perfect

This 30-Minute, Full-Body Follow-Along Workout Is Just About Perfect

Sometimes, you need a workout that leaves you feeling stronger and more energetic than when you started. This is it! Press play and feel amazing with Kym Nonstop.
Last Updated: 2018-04-13 16:22:00.0

Your Expert Guide To Phosphatidic Acid

Your Expert Guide To Phosphatidic Acid

Phosphatidic acid has emerged as a promising muscle-building supplement. Let's dive into the science to find out if this ingredient will supercharge your gains or merely burn a hole in your wallet.
Last Updated: 2018-04-13 16:29:24.0

Ask The Muscle Doc: How Does Creatine Help Muscle Gains?

Ask The Muscle Doc: How Does Creatine Help Muscle Gains?

There's a mountain of research showing that creatine can help produce muscle growth and make training more effective. But how does it actually do it? An elite researcher breaks it down.
Last Updated: 2018-04-13 10:51:05.0

The One Factor That, Quite Frankly, Is Make-Or-Break For Gym Success

The One Factor That, Quite Frankly, Is Make-Or-Break For Gym Success

Research shows that you can add more muscle and lose more fat when you have a structured exercise plan. If you don't have one, you need to get one!
Last Updated: 2018-04-13 09:51:44.0

Mix Weights And Body Weight To Build Maximum Muscle!

Mix Weights And Body Weight To Build Maximum Muscle!

Get ready to leave it all out there. By precisely combining heavy strength work with scorching high-rep bodyweight challenge sets, you can inflict maximum muscle fatigue without making your joints raise the white flag!
Last Updated: 2018-04-13 09:51:21.0

Bodybuilding.com Fit Employee Spotlight: Heather Eastman

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.
Last Updated: 2018-04-13 16:46:27.0

The Woman's No-BS Guide To Muscle Building

The Woman's No-BS Guide To Muscle Building

You hear so much about women trying to lose weight that it can be hard to find out how to gain weight; lean muscle weight, that is. These seven tips can help you get stronger without getting huge.
Last Updated: 2018-04-13 12:07:00.0

Abel Albonetti's Killer Upper-Chest Workout 

Abel Albonetti's Killer Upper-Chest Workout 

Prepare to stretch and squeeze your pecs into submission with this eight-exercise workout that'll have you lying on the floor with your face in a puddle of drool. Feels so good...when it's over!
Last Updated: 2018-04-12 15:12:02.0

No Equipment? No Problem! Get Jailhouse Jacked With Bodyweight Training

No Equipment? No Problem! Get Jailhouse Jacked With Bodyweight Training

U.S. prisons could outlaw weight rooms, but they couldn't stop prisoners from finding ways to bulk up. These five exercises form a never-before-published, highly-effective bodyweight training routine that'll show you how to get swole in a "weight-less" environment.
Last Updated: 2018-04-11 15:50:30.0

Dani Grey Body Slammed 120 Pounds And Left It On The Canvas

Dani Grey Body Slammed 120 Pounds And Left It On The Canvas

This mother of two's losses in body fat are leading toward wins in the wrestling ring.
Last Updated: 2018-04-10 15:30:43.0

A Beginner's Guide To Women's Powerlifting Gear

A Beginner's Guide To Women's Powerlifting Gear

You don't need a lot of gear to get started powerlifting: just a barbell and some weights. Over time, though, you might want to assemble a collection of approved gear to up your powerlifting game.
Last Updated: 2018-04-11 11:39:36.0

Protein Rice Crispy Treats

Protein Rice Crispy Treats

A few unexpected ingredients like peanut butter, vanilla protein, and a coconut-cocoa butter glaze take these bars to a whole new level. This is what protein treats should taste like!
Last Updated: 2018-04-17 18:00:32.0

Tony Sentmanat And Branch Warren's Texas Leg Thrash

Tony Sentmanat And Branch Warren's Texas Leg Thrash

Two massive dudes load up the plates and see if they can demolish their legs. If you want even a taste of what that's like, try their workout. Maybe you'll survive it.
Last Updated: 2018-04-09 10:56:40.0

4 Delicious Pro JYM-Infused Dinner Recipes

4 Delicious Pro JYM-Infused Dinner Recipes

Getting tired of the same old meals at dinnertime? Add unique flavors, and a bit more protein, to familiar entrees with these Pro JYM recipes.
Last Updated: 2018-04-09 13:24:15.0

Strengthen Your Core, Save Your Back

Strengthen Your Core, Save Your Back

The sun's out, and chances are you're already thinking about reclaiming your beach body. But before you start grinding away at ab exercises, make sure you're doing the right ones, the right way.
Last Updated: 2018-04-06 14:04:01.0

Kris Gethin's 4 Essential Intensity-Boosting Techniques For More Muscle

Kris Gethin's 4 Essential Intensity-Boosting Techniques For More Muscle

Every diehard lifter needs a full arsenal of intensity techniques to use on a moment's notice. These four inarguable classics will help you push through the down times and get comfortable being uncomfortable!
Last Updated: 2018-04-06 14:01:40.0

Superset Leg Training With The Buff Dudes? Yeah!

Superset Leg Training With The Buff Dudes? Yeah!

This lower-body burner starts in the squat rack, then puts you down on your back on the floor, in a good way, of course. Enjoy some old-school superset training, Buff Dudes style!
Last Updated: 2018-04-06 15:03:46.0

Plant Power: 3 Athletes Who Are Owning The Vegan Lifestyle

Plant Power: 3 Athletes Who Are Owning The Vegan Lifestyle

Meet three plant-powered athletes who are crushing the stereotype that vegans can't build muscle!
Last Updated: 2018-04-05 14:32:28.0







$250,000 Transformation Challenge - Presented By Optimum Nutrition

$250,000 Transformation Challenge - Presented By Optimum Nutrition

Become a leaner, stronger you in just 12 weeks!
Last Updated: 2018-04-09 12:11:11.0

Podcast Episode 40: Kym Nonstop on How to Build Your Body at Home

Podcast Episode 40: Kym Nonstop on How to Build Your Body at Home

Kym "Nonstop" Perfetto, star of Bodybuilding.com's new program Home Body, talks about her past in reality TV and her present as a fitness star and bike racer. General silliness, off-color humor, and kale-massage jokes abound.
Last Updated: 2018-04-02 17:02:38.0

Home Body: 8-Week At-Home Fitness Plan

Home Body: 8-Week At-Home Fitness Plan

Build your best body whenever and wherever you want with this 8-week at-home plan!
Last Updated: 2018-03-26 10:51:52.0

Podcast Episode 39: Kyler Jackson - The Larger Calling of Muscle Building

Podcast Episode 39: Kyler Jackson - The Larger Calling of Muscle Building

Over the last 9 years, Kyler Jackson hasn't missed a workout. When he started the journey, he was a depressed teen looking to bulk up to protect himself. Today, he's an up-and-coming coach, YouTuber, and the newly crowned Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel Contest Winner. He shares his story with us.
Last Updated: 2018-04-02 17:00:12.0

Podcast Episode 38: Straight talk on Protein and more with Dr. Jose Antonio

Podcast Episode 38: Straight talk on Protein and more with Dr. Jose Antonio

The CEO and co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition stopped by Bodybuilding.com to talk about his research into high-protein diets, and share the current state of the research on protein dosage, creatine, glutamine, and plenty more.
Last Updated: 2018-03-05 15:24:25.0

30 Days to your Best Arms with Julian Smith

30 Days to your Best Arms with Julian Smith

Life is too short to have small arms! If you want to not only lift, but let the world know it, this program is for you.
Last Updated: 2018-03-12 09:33:44.0

Podcast Episode 37: Jason Poston on Global Fitness, Training, and Blood Sugar

Podcast Episode 37: Jason Poston on Global Fitness, Training, and Blood Sugar

IFBB physique pro Jason Poston is busier than ever, representing the sport around the world and sharing the details of his training and life with his fans. He gives an in-depth look into his 17-year lifting history, how he broke into the fitness industry, his wild experience with becoming a type-1 diabetic at age 28, and how everyone could benefit from "eating like a healthy diabetic."
Last Updated: 2018-02-20 13:10:30.0

Total-Body Strong: Calories and Macro Calculator

Total-Body Strong: Calories and Macro Calculator

Eat for performance during Total-Body Strong, and get the most out of this demanding and transformative training!
Last Updated: 2018-02-12 09:51:17.0

Bodies Of Work: Volume 6

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!
Last Updated: 2018-02-12 15:46:29.0

Total-Body Strong: 8-Week Full-Body Muscle and Strength Plan

Total-Body Strong: 8-Week Full-Body Muscle and Strength Plan

Add size and strength in just three lifting sessions each week with this flexible, straightforward program! No matter what you want to do next, do this first.
Last Updated: 2018-02-23 14:58:00.0

Podcast Episode 36: Larger-than-Life Lifting and Eating with Branch Warren

Podcast Episode 36: Larger-than-Life Lifting and Eating with Branch Warren

IFBB pro Branch Warren has been a world-class bodybuilder for so long, it's easy to forget he's still just 42 years old–and still as huge and shredded as ever. "The Texas Rattlesnake" opens up about his history, his favorite game meats, and how he trains today–including his personal "strongman biathlon."
Last Updated: 2018-02-08 16:35:07.0

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars

Who doesn't love cookie dough batter? Opt for a healthier alternative with these high-protein bars.
Last Updated: 2018-02-06 12:39:47.0

Hannah Eden's FYR: Calories and Macro Calculator

Hannah Eden's FYR: Calories and Macro Calculator

Eat for performance during this demanding and transformative training program with this simple calculator!
Last Updated: 2018-02-12 15:44:25.0

Podcast Episode 35: Taylor Chamberlain - Born into Bodybuilding

Podcast Episode 35: Taylor Chamberlain - Born into Bodybuilding

Team Bodybuilding.com athlete and IFBB Bikini Pro Taylor Chamberlain shares her fascinating story of finding her way in fitness, watching her parents take the stage when she was a teenager, and figuring out how to thrive with flexible dieting.
Last Updated: 2018-01-26 11:45:02.0

FYR: Hannah Eden’s 30-Day Fitness Plan

FYR: Hannah Eden’s 30-Day Fitness Plan

FYR is a follow-along video program that can help anyone, anywhere achieve next-level fitness, in just 30 minutes per workout. Dig deep and find your reason with Hannah Eden!
Last Updated: 2018-02-13 11:20:15.0

Mission: Possible 16-Week Challenge

Mission: Possible 16-Week Challenge

If you’ve thought that it’s impossible for you to lose weight and carve the body you’ve dreamed about, you’ve joined the right challenge. Possible Pat is here to guide you through the next 16 weeks and open your eyes to how you can transform your life — forever.
Last Updated: 2018-01-17 17:14:33.0

Your Guide to Building Next-Level Legs

Your Guide to Building Next-Level Legs

Build bigger wheels. Move bigger weights. And remind yourself what leg day is supposed to feel like (Spoiler alert: It's brutal).
Last Updated: 2017-12-27 10:00:53.0

Podcast Episode 34: Hard-won Life and Lifting Lessons from KC Mitchell

Podcast Episode 34: Hard-won Life and Lifting Lessons from KC Mitchell

Strength icon KC Mitchell, aka "That 1-Leg Monster," shares his incredible story of struggle and redemption in this wide-ranging discussion. He lost a leg and nearly lost his life to an IED in Afghanistan, then battled back to become a competitive powerlifter with help from legends like Ed Coan, Mark Bell, Rich Piana and many others. Now he may be eyeballing… bodybuilding?
Last Updated: 2018-01-08 10:24:22.0

Bench 300: Your 12-Week Plan

Bench 300: Your 12-Week Plan

When you want to earn a next-level bench, you need a next-level approach. Just do this program exactly as written and build serious upper-body strength!
Last Updated: 2018-02-12 16:48:19.0

The Total-Body Dumbbell Fix

The Total-Body Dumbbell Fix

Meet your new favorite workouts. All you need is two dumbbells, 30 minutes, and a towel. Get after it!
Last Updated: 2018-02-13 12:50:08.0

Jacked In 3: 4-Week Muscle-Building Plan

Jacked In 3: 4-Week Muscle-Building Plan

Serious muscle in just three sessions a week? Yes, its possible. This program could revolutionize your lifting life!
Last Updated: 2018-02-23 14:18:16.0

The 7-Day Six-Pack

The 7-Day Six-Pack

This is designed to be the only ab program you'll ever need. Do it on its own or with your current training, and be prepared to amaze yourself!
Last Updated: 2018-02-12 15:34:54.0

Podcast Episode 33: The Science of Physique Enhancement with Dr. Bill Campbell

Podcast Episode 33: The Science of Physique Enhancement with Dr. Bill Campbell

Researcher and "Physique Scientist" Dr. Bill Campbell, the head of the Physique Enhancement Laboratory at the University of South Florida, talks about two groundbreaking studies he's worked on regarding protein intake for women and flexible dieting, as well as the incredible science of strength training for fat-loss.
Last Updated: 2018-01-08 08:49:49.0

Podcast Episode 32: Cassandra Martin - Physique-Building by Old-School Lifting and... Construction Work?

Podcast Episode 32: Cassandra Martin - Physique-Building by Old-School Lifting and... Construction Work?

Cassandra Martin is known for serious muscles and heavy lifting on Instagram, but doesn't share much else in her posts. She and her husband Hunter stopped by to discuss how they train, how their work makes her stronger, and why she feels lifters should eat their way through a plateau.
Last Updated: 2018-01-08 08:50:57.0

All Access: Premium Fitness Plans!

All Access: Premium Fitness Plans!

Get access to over 50 premium fitness plans—complete with daily workouts, nutrition info, expert advice, and so much more!—from the world’s best coaches for one low monthly price of $8.99!
Last Updated: 2018-04-12 12:25:39.0

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Take the stress out of gift giving! The editors of Bodybuilding.com have gathered the best holiday gifts for fitness fans all in one place. Add a few to your own Christmas list while you're at it!
Last Updated: 2017-12-01 10:57:47.0

Podcast Episode 31: Brandan Fokken's Wild Fitness Journey

Podcast Episode 31: Brandan Fokken's Wild Fitness Journey

Longtime Bodybuilding.com athlete Brandan Fokken shares his fascinating story and talks Hulkamania, corporate wellness, the ultimate disastrous show prep, and far more.
Last Updated: 2018-01-08 08:51:31.0

Podcast Episode 30: Bikini Redefined With Amy Updike

Podcast Episode 30: Bikini Redefined With Amy Updike

IFBB Bikini Pro and fitness model Amy Updike talks tats, nursing, implants, and how CrossFit inspired her to take up bikini competitions.
Last Updated: 2018-01-08 08:53:05.0

Podcast Episode 29: Kris Gethin Crosses The Finish Line

Podcast Episode 29: Kris Gethin Crosses The Finish Line

Just days after the dramatic climax of his six-month Man of Iron video series and training protocol, Kris stops by to share the amazing story, and the wisdom he earned along the way. If you haven't watched Episode 25, watch that first, and then listen to this!
Last Updated: 2018-01-08 08:53:43.0

Podcast Episode 28: Old-School Training Wisdom From Julian

Podcast Episode 28: Old-School Training Wisdom From Julian "The Quad Guy" Smith

He's a highly popular trainer and bodybuilder who also happens to have one of the most impressive sets of wheels out there. But Julian Smith doesn't keep his training secret! He shares plenty that you can use right away in this in-depth conversation.
Last Updated: 2018-01-08 08:54:15.0