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Battling The Holiday Fluff

Battling The Holiday Fluff

It’s that time of year folks. Time to build our Santa bellies for the little kiddo’s, right? Oh how quickly those pumpkin rolls and Christmas cookies add layers of insulation for the winter chill...

The Truth About Protein Powders

The Truth About Protein Powders

To say that all serious athletes implement protein shakes is a fair statement. However, with endless options available, those same athletes are likely not taking into account all the considerations ab..

The Truth of Cortisol Levels

The Truth of Cortisol Levels

Cortisol, the cyclic buzzword that continues to rear its ugly head in the health conscious community, contributes to societies’ “belly fat”...or does it?  Maybe some give cortisol too mu..

Two-Sides of a Coin: Latorya Watts & Autumn Swansen

Two-Sides of a Coin: Latorya Watts & Autumn Swansen

by Steve Colescott, The Guerrilla Journalist Much has changed since the years that Rachel McLish, Kike Elomaa and Carla Dunlap represented the top female lifters in the world. Not only has women's ..

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Joe Weider was a Bullshitter!

It's true. Joe Weider was a Bullshitter! Having just read that statement many of you find yourself sitting upright, your shoulders tightened back in response, as though you are ready to swing a battl..

Posing Routine…Where to Start?

Posing Routine…Where to Start?

by Autumn Swansen, PT, DPT; 2016 IFBB WPD Arnold Classic Champion With more emphasis being placed on posing currently, it's imperative to give your posing routine the necessary attention. This bei..

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Iron Subculture: Choosing a Competition Path

You don't see it too often these days, but those of us that have followed the sport for a couple decades have witnessed a regular dose of poor moves people have made in choosing a competition strategy..

Building the 3-D Booty

In this article we will touch on the topic of gluteus maximus (glutes for short) training and the importance it has on pretty much everything that we do. Simply put stronger glutes make everything bet..

5 Healthy Eating Habits for the Physique Athlete

5 Healthy Eating Habits for the Physique Athlete

If you’re new to competing or just trying to live a healthier lifestyle it's important to develop healthy eating habits that will help you towards your physique/fitness goals. In the beginning it ca..

Tips For Traveling During Contest Prep

Tips For Traveling During Contest Prep

There are very few athletes that have the ability to JUST be an athlete. Many competitors, as you reading this right now, are mothers, fathers, full time workers, students, and the list goes on. Unfor..

Pre Workout Nutrition

Pre Workout Nutrition

“What should I eat before a work out?” I am asked about “pre-workouts” and what to eat before a workout more than any other question I ever receive, so here are a few of my best recommendatio..

Amino Acids | When They Actually Matter

Amino Acids | When They Actually Matter

Chances are likely that you or someone you know consumes an amino acid supplement. With today’s marketing tactics it’s no wonder why we have fallen victim to the supplement industries tort for ..

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Couples and Bodybuilding…Making BOTH work!

Couples and Bodybuilding…Making BOTH work!

Sadly, romantic relationships between couples in bodybuilding often fail. Notice I said, "couples in bodybuilding" not "bodybuilding couples." Prioritizing the "couples" aspect is the first step to su..

The importance of hiring a professional posing coach with Kenny Wallach.

The importance of hiring a professional posing coach with Kenny Wallach.

“Beep, beep, beep, beep,” your alarm gets louder and louder inside your head as you scuffle under your warm, cozy covers that you have cocooned in overnight, praying inside that you’re just havi..