BLESSING AWODIBU – WILL 2021 BE THE YEAR?

by Christian Duque

Blessing Awodibu is the real deal. If you’re on social media, you know exactly who he is. He’s got a great physique, he’s an IFBB Pro League Pro, and he puts out fresh content. He’s got a supplement contract and he’s got talent. There’s simply no question of it. Even at a time when influencers are everywhere, Blessing commands unwavering loyalty from his supporters.
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MEAL PREP COMPANIES LIKE CHICKEN POUND ARE UNDERVALUED

by Matt Weik

You get home from a long day at work, you’re stressed, exhausted, and don’t want to think about what to make for dinner. So instead, you eat something unhealthy out of convenience. Does that scenario sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. Little did you realize that there are reasonably priced meal prep companies out there like Chicken Pound who can help ensure you eat something healthy at every meal. No excuses!
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THE 2021 RETURN OF KEVIN LEVRONE?

by Christian Duque

Bodybuilding fans throughout the world know the name Kevin Levrone. When they think of him they think of a great time in the sport of bodybuilding. The 1990’s was a cutting-edge era in the sport. It was a continuation to a decade where the sport was looking to find itself. The 80’s started with familiar faces making comebacks, with Arnold winning in 1980 and Franco in 1981. It wasn’t either bodybuilder’s best, but it was good enough to add titles to their already impressive resumes. In 1982 the sport saw the victory of Chris Dickerson and in 1983 a big win by The Lion of Lebanon, Samir Bannout. By 1984, the Totally Awesome Lee Haney won his first contest and would remain solidly in place until 1991. No other Mr. Olympia had won eight in a row and this run was packed full of exciting battles.
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PEOPLE FORGET HOW BIG DEREK ANTHONY WAS!

by Christian Duque

In the days immediately preceding the full takeover of social media platforms, magazines were still read by most, and bodybuilding podcasts were in full swing. People congregated at message boards, where mods and admins did their best to control the direction of the sport, while fans posted incessantly. It wasn’t just fans who got into it, though. You had big names, like the subject of today’s article, the one and only, Derek Anthony. Derek was the real deal; from his days at RXMuscle, pushing GAT, and then on his own, with The DA Show, Anthony was one of the fastest rising stars of his time.
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2021 Arnold Classic – Moved To September?

by Christian Duque

A recent article in Fitness Volt stating that it was likely the 2021 Arnold Classic would be postponed to September, has many talking in the fitness industry. Interestingly, the promoters of the event have stated they will make an announcement on dates this week, throughout their official platforms. It seems FV broke the story, so kudos to them on that, and also kudos to event staff for not keeping the public wondering what’s going on. That being said, it is early January 2021 and by this point most fans have already long made hotel reservations and booked airline tickets for the March event.
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FITNESS MAGAZINE APOLOGIZES AND OTHERS PROMOTE BEING FAT AS HEALTHY

by Matt Weik

I will start by stating this entire article is MY OPINION, and you can disagree, agree, not give two cow patties, I don’t care. But something needs to be said as this issue has gone too far, and someone needs to speak up. To give you a quick backstory, Women’s Fitness magazine posted on their Twitter account about heading outdoors to “burn off those Christmas calories,” and Cosmopolitan put extremely overweight women on their cover with the title, “This is Healthy!”
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JOE ROGAN TAKES TESTOSTERONE: HERE’S WHY THE NEWS IS IMPORTANT

by Matt Weik

Joe Rogan is a man who needs no introduction. In fact, he’s a household name across this country. People listen to his daily podcast, watch him during UFC events, and people all-around seem to respect the man for voicing his opinion on various topics. Well, in December 2020, Joe had comedian Tony Hinchcliffe on his podcast as a guest, and the subject of testosterone came up. If you want to go back and check it out, it’s episode #1586, and the topic starts around the 34-minute mark.
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The Return of Sergio Oliva Jr!! – Iron Magazine Hits 6,000 Articles!

by Christian Duque

Don’t miss the brand new edition of IronMag TV hosted by Christian Duque!! In today’s edition, we talk about Iron Magazine hitting 6,000 articles, new product reviews on the way, and the Return of Pro #Bodybuilder #SergioOlivaJr to the world of pro #bodybuilding!
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WHO’S USING CREATINE TODAY?

by Christian Duque
 
Back many moons ago, when I was in high school, I remember strength coaches raving about a new supplement called creatine. It was natural, non-hormonal, and it was very effective. Back then, a 300g tub ran for about $100; today that same tub can be had for as little as $10. Now granted, you get what you pay for and $10 for 300g of creatine in 2021 is probably not high grade at all, but it’s not some kind of creatine.
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WHAT IF THE ARNOLD CLASSIC AND ATHLETICON MERGED IN 2021?

by Matt Weik

Let’s have a little fun here, so I need you to run with me on this one but don’t worry, my cardio sucks, so you’ll be able to keep up. We all heard the announcement that the Arnold Classic in 2021 has been postponed. What exactly does that mean? The answer is still up in the air. Are they thinking of killing the Arnold Classic because of the 2020 disaster that took place, and they know many people and vendors out there will never attend again because of all the money they lost? Eh. I’m not so sure because it’s still one of the biggest and most prestigious shows out there. But… what if they merged with Athleticon?
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WHY ARE NONE OF THE EXPERTS TALKING ABOUT STAYING ACTIVE?

by Matt Weik

While I’m only one person, this is a topic that needs to be discussed because I’m not sure what the “experts” are saying during the pandemic shutdowns make a whole lot of sense. To be frank, I think many of these experts are merely talking heads of what the government wants them to say. Not a single one of them is pushing staying active as a way to boost immunity, stay healthy, and potentially lower the risk of people getting COVID.
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ARE PLATFORMS SHADOWBANNING SUPPLEMENT COMPANIES?

by Christian Duque

Social media is a great resource for fitness enthusiasts, competitors, & businesses catering to the industry. Interactive platforms bring people together from all over the world, spanning all age ranges, with unparalleled retention. Most people don’t buy magazines anymore, they don’t spend hours on message boards, and they don’t even watch much tv or listen to the radio. If you were to poll most young people, young adults, and even people up to middle-age, you’ll find that they spend more time on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. News apps are also springing up, competing for hits and traffic. These include Tiktok, Likee, and of course, Snapchat.
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IS THE MASS MONSTER MOVEMENT MAKING A COMEBACK IN BODYBUILDING?

by Matt Weik

The 2020 Mr. Olympia was full of excitement and ended the year on a good and extremely exciting note. We got to see and witness the best of the best up on the Olympia stage, battling it out for the title and the honor to take home the Sandow trophy. When it was all said and done, Big Ramy was the last man standing and solidified himself in history as one of the greatest to ever win the prestigious Mr. Olympia title. This had many people wondering if the mass monster movement was, now, going to be making a comeback?
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WILL BIG RAMY HOLD ONTO THE TITLE FOR YEARS TO COME?

by Christian Duque

Here we go, folks!! Are you ready? Big Ramy hasn’t been Mr. Olympia for two weeks and now you have a cluster of industry insiders saying Ramy will hold the title for years to come. Let’s break this down. For starters, it took Ramy six tries before he was able to put everything together – and – he was the only guy on that stage who didn’t earn the right to be there.
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