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  • Vitruivian Man
    Carolina Supernatural 2015 Arrives in Spartanburg
    Many don't think of bodybuilding as an art form, yet bodybuilding is perhaps the purest art form in Western culture. We are forever shaving Plato's beard. The Greeks had a profound appreciation for the human form. The original Olympics...
  • Accountability
    Bodybuilding: Accountability and discipline
    What is the difference in someone who is consistent with training and someone who trains every now and then? If both people have the same basic goals, what do you suppose causes the one to remain consistent and the other to get it in if and when...
  • Simeon Panda is big and ripped all year
    The secret code to staying lean and big all the time
    The normal dieting code for physique athletes is to adhere to a cycle of cutting for show prep followed by bulking in the off-season to fill in weak points and add extra muscle. Even those who don’t necessarily compete generally go through...
  • Drumsticks
    Bodybuilding: Creating the quadriceps sweep
    One of the most striking features to lower body training as a bodybuilder, are the sweeps created in the quadriceps. The sweep is the shape of the thigh that resembles a tear drop, flowing from the upper hip to the knee. (See quadriceps sweeps...
  • Don't Wash Your Chicken
    Bodybuilders - do NOT wash raw chicken!
    Bodybuilders generally regard chicken as one of the healthiest foods around – low in fat, high in protein, and chock full of important vitamins and minerals – except when it’s raw. Raw chicken typically breeds salmonella and...
  • How low can you go?
    How low can you go?
    The squat is arguably the king of all exercises. Very few movements out there require the same degree of strength, stability, and flexibility needed to go A-to-G in a heavy squat.For most healthy individuals, the value of this exercise goes up as...
  • Jones vs Cormier 2
    Jones vs Cormier II
    Many folks are looking forward to the return of the light heavyweight king, Jon Jones. And, after seeing their first bout, many are assuming Jones will repeat his performance against Daniel Cormier.Some interesting things to note:1) Tyson pre...
  • What's Happening to Bodybuilding?
    The Evolution of Physique Competitions
    As someone who has always loved and followed bodybuilding, I have noticed there is a distinct and obvious difference in bodybuilding competitions today versus as early as 5 or 6 years ago (especially at the local and state level). Some of the...
  • bodybuilding advice
    Simple strategies on how to increase muscle mass
    A Tough Journey!You may call it “Diesel”, “Hypertrophy”, “Ripped” or “Jacked”! Regardless of the description you relate gain in muscle mass to, the process of swolification is easy said than done....
  • Great Health
    Great health builds confidence
    There is no greater feeling than self assurance; a certainty about who you are, what you want, and how good you feel. There is no greater feeling than to be able to honestly look at yourself, truly accept all you see, and still have a confidence...
  • fitness
    Why muscle should be added gradually instead of rapidly
    When you're trying to build muscle on the body, you may tend to want to add it fast. You want to see gains overnight and get bigger quickly. However, it is best to take a gradual long term approach to adding muscle to the body. There are...
  • United Physique Competitors Association
    Why joining the UPCA should be a no-brainer for natural federations
    The recent bombshell announcement by publishing mogul Ben Yosefabout the formation of the United Physique Competitors Association (UPCA) (no, NOT the International Physique League– that’s a different story) sent ripples throughout the...
  • Racism in natural bodybuilding
    Racism in natural bodybuilding
    Racism, in one form or another, exists almost everywhere in society, but does it exist in sports? More specifically does it exist in a small, fringe sport like natural bodybuilding? Yes and no, and mostly from the perspective of black and white in...
  • Gayna B inspiring fit lifestyles via social media
    Spotlight: Gayna B. inspiring fit lifestyles via social media
    With the warm weather finally here, many have started on their fitness/health resolutions made at the start of the year. Like with most everything else, with just a click of a few buttons the World Wide Web can be an open source of all things...
  • A Simple Diet
    Bodybuilding: Your lifestyle on a budget
    Okay, so everyone knows that in order to build a competition physique, you have to train and be disciplined about your lifestyle from the gym to the kitchen, right? Well, sometimes, the kitchen is where things seem to get a little hairy. It's...
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