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HOW CAN WE HELP DOCTORS IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF PATIENTS?

by Matt Weik

If you talk to people in the community, they will tell you how many are upset with their doctor. But is it really the fault of the doctor? I used to be on the fence of who was to blame for Big Pharma getting everyone’s money and the reason why so many doctors push their patients off to the pharmacy to grab a prescription.
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WHY IS MUSCLE SHAMING STILL HAPPENING?

by Christian Duque

Muscle Shaming seems to be alive and well in mainstream life, the workplace, and especially on social media. Unlike other forms of discrimination, those who engage in this type of insensitive behavior can do so in many different ways. For example, a common way is to speak with the eyes only. A disapproving look can say everything words can. If a dirty look is accompanied with other non-verbal body language (e.g. nods of the heads or shrugging of the shoulders) it can compound the offensiveness. Some people can also look away from someone, which is a pretty rude thing to do to a totally random stranger.
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5 MEAL PREP COMPANIES THAT CAN MAXIMIZE YOUR HEALTH & FITNESS

by Matt Weik

Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or a competitor, one of the things most people hate is prepping their meals. Let’s face it, the training aspect is the most fun, and the one people tend to look forward to each day. Standing around the kitchen or grill for hours making all your food for the week – not exactly the most pleasurable (at least not until you get to eat the food). And let’s not even talk about the clean-up and the dishwashing that takes place after. These reasons are why meal prep companies are in such high demand.
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BUSINESS AND FITNESS ARE LITERALLY ONE AND THE SAME

by Matt Weik

Would you have ever thought that we would be talking about putting business and fitness in the same sentence? It just seems so different, right? Well, it’s not. In fact, business and fitness are one and the same. How so? It’s simple. Everyone wants results but no one wants to actually do the work.
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NATHAN DEASHA’S CONTROVERSIAL ARREST

by Christian Duque

When IFBB Pro Nathan DeAsha’s arrest went viral, all news stations around the world took to the airwaves, websites, and social media. Everyone was reporting that three men, Nathan among them, were victims of excessive force by the Merseyside Police (UK). Video evidence clearly shows what can only be described as assault. Although video footage of arrests is often edited and/or only shows one angle of what could otherwise be a normal police interaction, this video paints a very full, unjust picture. What the viewer sees is men being violently taken into custody, not flailing their arms, not jumping around, not appearing to flee, but just men standing still and then be taken to the ground and kicked. And when I say the video went viral, we’re not just talking the bodybuilding media, but the BBC as well!!
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GO BUY A SAMSUNG TV… IT’LL IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH (NO LIE)

by Matt Weik

I kid you not, the title of this article is not clickbait. I want you to go buy a Samsung TV to help improve your health and fitness. But hold on now, don’t whip out your wallet just yet. The Samsung TV I’m talking about isn’t just any old television, nor does it allow you the ability to sit in front of it and magically improve your health and make your body fat disappear. So, what television set am I referring to? It’s the Samsung Q7-series with the new Smart Trainer feature that utilizes a camera (that you need to supply).
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KAI GREENE AND THE ISSA JOIN FORCES?

by Matt Weik

I was browsing the internet the other day and came across a story that I had to do a double-take on. It was an article (rather, press release) by Club Industry with the title, “ISSA Appoints Kai Greene, World-renowned Bodybuilder, As First Global Fitness Ambassador.” I thought, clearly, I was reading this wrong – but I wasn’t.
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GYMS ACT: GYM OWNERS MAY FINALLY GET SOME RELIEF FROM DISRUPTION

by Matt Weik

The year that was 2020 didn’t exactly turn out how we all had imagined. In fact, it better resembled an “end of world” movie you would go to the theater to see. Only to leave and wonder for the next week if something like that could actually happen. Well, we all just lived that horror movie. We witnessed businesses close left and right, and many people looking under their sofa cushions in an effort to come up with enough money to pay their bills and keep the roof over their heads. Well, at least for gym owners, help is on the way via the GYMS Act.
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FLEX LEWIS 2021 OLYMPIA PREP: MY THOUGHTS

by Christian Duque

7x 212 Mr. Olympia James “ Flex” Lewis was supposed to make a huge splash at the 2020 Mr. Olympia, but after consulting those he cares most about, as well as self-reflecting, Lewis opted to put his health above his competitive endeavors. I believe that was the right move and I think it took a lot of courage for him to make that announcement before the world. If you don’t follow Flex, you should, but for those of us familiar with his platforms, we get a daily glimpse of just how hard he works for the brands that back him.
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NATHAN DE ASHA INTERVIEW ON ARREST | 1ST TELL-ALL INTERVIEW AFTER THE VIRAL VIDEO

In this interview with Nathan De Asha a 6x IFBB Pro Contest Winner & Top 7 Mr Olympia Competitor we discuss the recent video that has put him into the spotlight in a violent arrest surrounding him opening his gym (Prophecy Performance Center) during the UK lockdown.
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2021 TOP TRENDS IN ACTIVE NUTRITION: MY EVALUATION

by Matt Weik

Each year, I check out what people are touting as the top trends in the Active Nutrition market. This year, NutraIngredients put out their thoughts and, as usual, I want to chime in. They gathered their information from FrieslandCampina Ingredients and published the top four trends they are predicting and will be watching. I’m going to touch on the three that I agree with and think have the most merit.
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NICK WALKER VS BLESSING AWODIBU

by Christian Duque

Sometimes I feel like a clairvoyant when it comes to the articles I pen for Iron Magazine. Just last week I wrote an article asking the question of whether or not feuds made the fitness industry more interesting. Well, the drama between Nick and Blessing is getting more and more people fired up on the boards, particularly as brand-loyal cadres who want to broadcast their loyalty with each respective company. As is often the case, these feuds quickly spiral out of control, where the actors themselves begin to take a backseat. Isn’t that bizarre?
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ARE FAT BURNERS A GOOD WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTION?

by Matt Weik

This is a very common question I get asked frequently. Being that I’m part of a supplement expert panel, people seem to think I have all of the secrets to getting lean. While I definitely am knowledgeable on how to get in shape, there truly is no weight loss secret when it comes to dietary supplements – specifically fat burners. Want to know a good weight loss solution? It’s called proper nutrition and exercise.
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YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS… STOP WHINING AND COMPLAINING

by Matt Weik

When you fall down, you have two choices… you can stay down or you can get back up. In life, you are always getting punched in the mouth and while some people can take it, others have a glass jaw and make it seem like their life has just shattered into a million pieces and there is no hope. The fact of the matter is, you have the ability to make improvements in your life and health, so stop whining and complaining and start acting.
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