NICK STRENGTH & POWER PRESSURES KAI GREENE

by Christian Duque

I’m sure when Nick reads this article, he won’t be happy. I just hope he doesn’t block me on Instagram. Oh wait, he’s already done that. I’m not 100% sure why, but I’m a journalist in the fitness industry and he’s the most popular Youtuber. Anytime a content creator releases content, they should be ready, not just for the accolades, but for the criticisms – constructive or otherwise – as well. Nick, like his mentor/predecessor Luimarco, doesn’t take well to any blowback. A couple years ago, I tried to be the bigger person, and tried to mend fences when our mutual friend Hector Mendoza of Muscular Development, introduced us to each other at the Mr. Olympia. We shook hands, chit chatted a bit, and everything seemed cool. Well, that didn’t last long. A few months later, I noticed I was blocked again. Oh well, that’s an aside for the world, but I felt it necessary to include.
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YOU’RE DOING IT ALL WRONG WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA FITNESS PAGE

There is definitely no shortage of people out there who have a social media fitness page. If you engage with others on Instagram who enjoy fitness, bodybuilding, or working out in general, your entire feed in the search is full of great fitness content that can help get you motivated. That being said, it’s absolutely saturated and if you want to stand out, you need to think about your long-term social media strategy.
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PROBLEMS THAT ARISE FROM INFLUENCERS USING FAKE WEIGHTS

by Matt Weik

They say that no publicity is bad publicity but I tend to disagree. Bad publicity may get you attention and likes (which many are after on social media), but it can also damage your reputation and even career. After a year full of people using fake weights, in the back of my head, I kept telling myself that these foolish behaviors would end – but I was WRONG.
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TESTOSTERONE, NO LONGER A FOUR LETTER WORD?

by Christian Duque

As is often the case, times have changed and people change as they become more aware of things. For many, sports supplements have always had a negative connotation. Many people outside bodybuilding, simply, don’t understand it. They think it’s all about illegal drugs, shady people, and weird sexual obsessions. They see people on stage, flexing, and quite frankly, some might even mistake it for stripping.
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GOODBYE TO A GOOD FRIEND – RIP ANDY HAMAN

by Christian Duque

Andy Haman was one of the good guys. He was a real friend to me when I was first getting started doing event coverage. Whenever I’d see him, whether at the Arnold Classic or local shows, we’d always talk and share some laughs. He was one of the few guys whose personality, and overall demeanor, wasn’t affected by the camera. He was honest and goodhearted; he truly cared about his fans and he wanted to make a difference through fitness.
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IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ESPORTS TO BECOME LARGER THAN REAL SPORTS?

by Matt Weik

Do you remember being a kid and thinking how cool it would be to play video games all day long? Even better, the ability to grow up and play them as your career and get PAID to do so? Well, that reality is here thanks to Esports, and despite what the diehard sports fans will say, they are taking a legitimate shot at knocking off many real sports in terms of popularity and viewers.
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WHY DO I LOVE PLANET FITNESS?

by Christian Duque

The ages old debate rages on, is Planet Fitness really a gym? I’m sure to those who train in dungeon gyms, with guys who still wear fanny packs, it may not be. You won’t find guys deadlifting, cleaning and pressing, or doing leg presses with people sitting on the sleds, there. It’s not that kind of a place. They also don’t blast heavy metal or gangsta rap. Their walls aren’t covered in mildew, but you can eat off their floors, and their bathrooms are usually immaculate.
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WILL HADI CHOOPAN REALLY RETIRE?

by Christian Duque

The world of bodybuilding and fitness became unglued when news of Hadi Choopans’ farewell video went viral. His fans just couldn’t understand why. Here you have a champion who’s finally where he wants to be, both in terms of placings, as well as popularity, but he wants out? He works with a legendary coach, in Hany Rambod, has a huge sponsor in Evogen, and he’s able to compete at the Olympia. He could probably compete in more countries, once things with Covid 19 normalize; however, as most of the other top Olympians are making announcements starting their preps, The Persian Wolf is giving an exit speech? Or is he?
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RUKI BAZUKI SAYS ADIOS TO SYNTHOL!

by Christian Duque

So, before anything, let me address the likely question many of you find yourselves asking, “who the hell is Ruki Bazuki?” I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t know, either, but I certainly know who he is based on the many photos and videos I’ve seen online. I’m sure you do, too. Is he a champion bodybuilder? Has he broken strength records? Who is he? Has he been on major motion pictures? Why is it that I can recognize him, and you probably can, too?
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6 THINGS YOU MAY HAVE NEVER KNOWN ABOUT YOUR SUPPLEMENTS

by Matt Weik

Everyone hears of people around them taking some sort of supplement. Is this a bad thing? No, it’s not. While there are some supplements out there that are all hype, many of them actually serve a purpose and are extremely helpful. Maybe it’s a multivitamin to fill in micronutrient gaps in their nutrition? Maybe it’s a fat burner to help someone drop a few pounds? Or maybe it’s a protein powder to help someone bulk up and add some quality lean muscle mass to their physique? No matter how you shake it, the supplement industry is here to stay and is nothing to shake a stick at. We are talking about a $34B+ industry with no signs of slowing down in sight. But there may be some things you have never known about your supplements.
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