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We’re With You You, Nathan De Asha!

by Christian Duque

He was ready, sharper than ever, and poised to go all the way. Could he have won the Olympia? He absolutely would’ve been a name to watch!! I think he would have been a serious contender for the Top 6 and when you’re talking about The Superbowl of Bodybuilding, that group of six men, represents a group of guys, who any one of which could conceivably walk away with the Sandow. What separates 2nd from 3rd or 5th from 6th could be microscopic; in fact, sometimes, having heart and the will to win can push you up a placing or two. It’s really that close!! Sadly, Nathan De Asha aka The Prophecy finds himself jammed up with a case in the UK, that will keep him out of the 2019 Mr. Olympia, but he didn’t keep the fans in the dark as to why.
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Relieve Allergies Through Exercise

by Matt Weik

Allergies have the ability to knock us on our butt when we least expect it. We are left with itchy eyes, a stuffy nose, pressure in our sinuses, fatigue, and even sometimes pain. The first thing we think to do is either go to the doctor or go in search of an over-the-counter medication to lessen our symptoms and have us feeling well enough to actually be productive. Little do many people know, exercise is a great way to fight back and reclaim your health from the grasp of nasty allergies. Here are a few ways that exercise can help relieve your allergy symptoms.
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We Told Ya So – Phil Heath is OUT!

by Christian Duque

Fans all over the world were shocked when the news broke that 7x Mr. Olympia Phil “The Gift’ Heath was officially not doing the biggest contest in bodybuilding. His diehard fans, in particular, hoped that Heath would return to reclaim the title (they believe) he narrowly lost last year. If we were only to take Phil’s demeanor following the contest, then there wouldn’t be any real reason these folks would feel so let down, but there’s quite a bit of room for debate insofar as to what Heath’s true intentions were.
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Iranian Bodybuilding Legend, HADI CHOOPAN, Will Compete!

by Christian Duque

Shockwaves reverberated throughout the world of bodybuilding and fitness, with the news that 212 Bodybuilding legend Hadi Choopan will be competing at the 2019 Mr. Olympia. Hadi was always considered to be a major threat to 212 Champ James “Flex” Lewis and many believe he’s the only man who could stand in the way of Derek Lunsford claiming the vacant throne this year. In terms of foreign policy, however, Iran has perhaps the weakest relations with the United States of any other country in the world.
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5 Things You Should NEVER Wear to Work Out

by Matt Weik

If you’re working out, you’re already ahead of the game compared to many of the people around you. And while I’d like everyone to exercise without anything impeding their current motivation, I can’t help but facepalm every time I see people wearing one or multiple of the five things I have listed below that you should never wear to work out. Not only are some of these things dangerous to wear when you are exercising but they also make you look like a complete tool.
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Kai Greene Is Out – BIG SHOCKER THERE!!

by Christian Duque

Yes, I heard!! C’mon guys, how many years has Kai Greene hinted at doing the O, only to then not to do it? Why do people keep falling for it? Why does the bodybuilding media spend, or shall I say waste, so much time talking about this? We now have analysts, who study Kai’s body language, his facial expressions, and try to scrutinize every aspect of his quotes. Surely, he’s really trying to tell us something. C’mon, why would Kai have to speak in code?
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2 x Mr. Olympia Franco Columbu, RIP

by Christian Duque

When the news that Franco Columbu passed away broke out, many of us in the world of bodybuilding and fitness were hoping it was a mistake. You know…there’s so much fake news now, with clickbait dominating the scene; however, when we saw the message from Arnold, that sealed the deal. My heart sank and everyone who I told here, at the NPC North American Championships, were in the same boat as me.
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The Perfect Way To Retire: Dexter Jackson’s 2nd Sandow

by Christian Duque

Of course no one wants The Blade to retire – like ever!! He’s the last remaining link between the 1990’s and the current era. He’s a former Mr. O, who after his decisive win at the IFBB Pro League Tampa Pro, is a strong candidate to break into the elite of the elite, the Olympia Top 3. Any man in that ultra-competitive group, could walk away with the Sandow. Dexter doesn’t play the mass game, he’s not a crazy poser, and he doesn’t get carried away with talk – not on the message boards, not at the Olympia press conference, and not on the stage.
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This ONE Food Item Will Not Make You Gain Weight

by Matt Weik

This is a topic I spoke about on social media before and it raised many questions as well as accolades. Fairly often I get asked the question if a certain food, supplement, or drink will make them gain weight. My first reaction is to laugh but then I realize that not everyone understands nutrition or even have an overview of daily caloric intake. For that reason, I want to lay out some things in this short article to answer this question and help you understand that there is not one food item that will make you gain weight in the grand scheme of things.
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The Comeback of the Health and Fitness Specialty Channel?

by Matt Weik

I’ve been thinking about this for a little while now and how the market shifts and changes but in the end, things come back around full circle. Think of it like apparel. You have something trending for a while, it then goes away, but eventually comes back. I see the health and fitness specialty channel the same way.
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