Author: Robert DiMaggio

SUPPLEMENT RETAILERS EVOLVE OR DIE WITH “STAY AT HOME” ORDER

by Matt Weik

What are supplement retailers willing to do to stay in business? Will they evolve or will they die? With the “Stay At Home” order that many Americans have been under, most people cannot and will not go outside where others gather. That being said, supplement retailers are able to stay open to help provide consumers with the ability to purchase things like a multivitamin, vitamin C, greens powder, immunity boosters, CBD, protein powder, pre-workouts, you name it.
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DEXTER JACKSON – SHARP AS EVER FOR THE 2020 OLYMPIA!

by Christian Duque

When it comes to accomplishments, no IFBB Pro on the face of the planet can stand next to Dexter “The Blade” Jackson. From his 29 pro wins, 9 Arnold Classic titles, to his 2008 Mr. Olympia title, Dexter has made an undeniable impact on the sport of bodybuilding. His name will forever go hand in hand with greatness.
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SHAWN RAY GETS IN THE LAST WORD!

by Christian Duque

IFBB Hall of Fame Bodybuilder, “Sugar” Shawn Ray has never shied away from speaking his peace. Just recently, he did what some have called a highly controversial interview for Valuetainment, creating many waves in the fitness industry. His appearance caused such a reaction, that many fans raced to the message boards and social media, with the hopes of making their opinions known to the world.
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ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES ONLY: LIQUOR STORES OPEN AND GYMS CLOSED?

by Matt Weik

I’m not the brightest light bulb out there but even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. So, let me get this straight. Businesses are being forced to close their doors (against their will) in an effort to slow down the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Governors are out there telling everyone that all non-essential businesses are to lock their doors and cease operations for the time being. But guess what’s open? The liquor stores. I kid you not. Meanwhile, they have forced gyms closed over this whole mess.
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DEXTER JACKSON MAY NOT CALL THE OLYMPIA HIS FAREWELL SHOW

by Matt Weik

I’m a huge fan of Patrick Bet-David and his YouTube channel, Valuetainment as he puts out a ton of great content about business and entrepreneurship. That being said, over the last year, he’s been dabbling in the bodybuilding space due to his love of the sport. He, himself, wanted to be a bodybuilder when he was younger and is now interviewing various bodybuilders like Ronnie Coleman, Dorian Yates, Shawn Ray, Brandon Curry, and the most recent being Dexter Jackson.
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WORLD FAMOUS STRONGMEN TO TRY BODYBUILDING?

by Christian Duque

The worlds of strongman and bodybuilding were buzzing as Brian Shaw’s decision to throw his hat into bodybuilding went viral. Towering at 6’8, the 4x World’s Strongest Man, isn’t about to shy away from a challenge. Shaw, who is very active on social media, has competed against 2017 World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall for years. Hall, who stands at 6’3, seems up for the challenge, but the only question is, can either of these guys truly transform their physiques to that of famed strongman/bodybuilder Larry Wheels.
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LOOKING TO HAVE SOME SUPPLEMENT FUN THIS EASTER?

by Matt Weik

The holidays tend to be a time where people are a little more lackadaisical with their nutrition. Delicious desserts and chocolates seem to find their way onto your plate and before you know it, the scale starts creeping up. And when it comes to Easter, this holiday is no exception. You have chocolate eggs, peanut butter eggs, chocolate bunnies, marshmallow peeps, you name it. While tasty, all are full of unhelpful calories and sugar.
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BODYBUILDING SUPERSTARS USING INSTAGRAM LIVE TO KEEP IN TOUCH

by Christian Duque

The sport of bodybuilding is one where the reigning Mr. Olympia sets the tone for everything, from the type of physique that’s desired by most, to the way the sport is grown, to the general vibe in the industry. Our current Mr. Olympia is Brandon Curry and he’s doing an absolutely fantastic job traveling the world, talking to the fans, and making sure to keep everyone well-informed of the many things he’s doing. Brandon is also a huge family man, sharing glimpses of that with the world. There’s no question the champ separates the two worlds, which is key to maintaining harmony in life, but he also shares just enough to inspire bodybuilders to not neglect their loved ones.
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IS WILLIAM BONAC PROVING TO THE INDUSTRY THAT GURUS ARE WORTHLESS?

by Matt Weik

If you’ve been following William Bonac, you would have seen the video (or at least heard) of the beef between him and his former coach Neil “Yoda” Hill. He made it apparent in his 2019 video that he doesn’t think all too highly of Neil. In the video, he mentions that he fired Neil Hill and he was sick of giving him his hard-earned money for what he alleged was for nothing. With the success that Bonac has had, it may open the dialogue as to if industry gurus are even worth working with.
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HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME OFF AND SOCIAL DISTANCING

by Matt Weik

If you’re reading this article at the time that it was published, you’re probably sitting in your home in isolation practicing social distancing – or whatever ridiculous term they want to call it. Your current joy is telling everyone your cool activities for the day. Like going to the living room to read a book, later in the day venturing out to the back patio for some fresh air because you’re feeling rebellious. So, what do you do in times like these where the Coronavirus has caused many businesses to close and you’re supposed to figure out how to make the most of your time off? I have a few ideas that will help you come out of this self-quarantine (AKA, come close to me and I’ll be forced to throat-punch you) a better person.
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GYMS, RESTAURANTS, AND SUPERMARKETS…

by Christian Duque

It seems the Coronavirus has had a severe impact, not only on our normal way of life, but in some of the basic elements therein. For example, all gyms where I live, closed effective Wednesday at 5PM. They didn’t close for the day – they closed indefinitely. Where will gym goers go to train? How will gym owners earn a profit to stay in business? Will their bills be suspended while this pandemic gets addressed? These are all fine questions and valid concerns, and the government really doesn’t have any concrete answers.
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SHOULD THE ARNOLD CLASSIC COLUMBUS MOVE TO A DIFFERENT STATE?

by Matt Weik

For many years now people have been complaining about the Arnold Classic being held in Columbus, Ohio. Sure, you have the heritage thereof when Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer created their vision of the ultimate bodybuilding and fitness event over a handshake, but other than that, what is there?
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WHAT CAN WE TAKE AWAY FROM THE 2020 ARNOLD CLASSIC?

by Matt Weik

If you clicked on this article to read about how we can all be grateful for everyone being safe and sound at the 2020 Arnold Classic through all the precautions and that the Coronavirus has stayed away – this isn’t that article. In fact, I’m over the whole Coronavirus “scare” which, in my opinion, has been blown out of proportion.
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WHAT CORONAVIRUS LOOKS LIKE, DAY BY DAY

After being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19, it can take as few as two and as many as 14 days for symptoms to develop. Cases range from mild to critical. The average timeline from the first symptom to recovery is about 17 days, but some cases are fatal. Here’s what it looks like to develop COVID-19, day by day.
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