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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TRAFFICKED – THE MAN BEHIND THE NEEDLE?

by Christian Duque

The title of this article is just one of many choice phrases used in this new National Geographic documentary “Trafficked – Takeaways: Steroids” all about Dr. Tony Huge. Yeah, I know he’s not a doctor, but he has a JD. He is not a medical doctor and a JD isn’t really a PHD, either, but it does have doctorate in the title. Anyways, no one actually thinks Huge is a doctor, it’s part of his schtick, and this documentary couldn’t help but feed on it, not even ten minutes in. That being said, don’t get it twisted, I love this documentary, from the naivety of the host, Martha Van Seller, to her fascination with Tony calling his athletes “guinea pigs,” to the soundtrack and special effects.
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THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO IS SLEEP ON HADI CHOOPAN

by Matt Weik

If you aren’t paying attention to Hadi Choopan, you’re missing out on one of the best bodybuilders in the world. Not only does his physique do the talking, but merely watching Hadi on stage, you can tell how much fun he’s having.
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Did Phil Heath Get A Gift? – 2020 Olympia

by Christian Duque

Did #PhilHeath get a gift at the 2020 #mrolympia ?? Was #HadiChoopan robbed?
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DID WE SEE THE LAST ARNOLD CLASSIC IN COLUMBUS, OH?

by Matt Weik

Every March, bodybuilding and fitness enthusiasts make the trip out to Columbus, Ohio, to attend the Arnold Classic (Arnold Sports Festival) – many of which come from other countries to support their fellow competitors, family, and favorite competitors. Then 2020 arrived and tainted the Arnold Classic forever.
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MOURNING PETER MCGOUGH – BODYBUILDING’S GREATEST WRITER

by Christian Duque

We here at IronMag TV mourn the passing of the greatest #bodybuilding writer who ever lived, the one and only #PeterMcGough !! He will always be remembered for his iconic body of work. Every #bodybuilder and fitness enthusiast will treasure his work for generations to come.
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WAS HADI CHOOPAN ROBBED?

by Christian Duque

For starters, I’m not a big fan of the term being “robbed,” simply because bodybuilding is a subjective sport and whatever the judges are looking for, is correct. Unlike objective sports (e.g. basketball, baseball, football), when it comes to physique based sports, those who score the various rounds, are looking for criteria that corresponds with what they believe will collectively decide the winner. This is why different judging panels in different regions of a country could award placings significantly differently than others. This is part of the reason why I have always contended that bodybuilding is one of the toughest sports on the planet.
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DO’S AND DON’TS TO GETTING SPONSORED

by Christian Duque

Frank Sinatra sang that if you could make it in New York, you could make it anywhere. The same can be said for the very, very few who can make living a living from fitness. Many who can, do so while working in a variety of roles. For those who take the time and study hard, personal training certifications are a great way to earn income. Those who put the time in and develop good customer service skills, can literally write their own ticket. Others will work at gyms, health food stores, and/or take gigs working at booths at busy expos.
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IS DOWNSIZING THE ANSWER TO PHYSIQUE ISSUES IN BODYBUILDING?

by Matt Weik

It’s 2021 and bodybuilders are bigger than they’ve ever been and there has been much talk regarding which bodybuilder is better than another in a different era and what the separation is between bodybuilders of today and yesteryears. While I’m not going to get into that debate in particular because I have too much respect for ALL the bodybuilders across all eras, I AM going to talk about an area I feel that has gotten out of control. In my opinion, it all stems back to the bigger is better and it’s causing major physique issues.
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THE BODYBUILDING GROCERY LIST: MUSCLE ON A BUDGET

by Christian Duque

When you think about sports and what all goes into getting involved with them, most sports require very little. Perhaps the most basic sports are those that are big in impoverished parts of the world. It really doesn’t get much more basic than soccer. Other sports require a little bit more, but not much more. You can stay pretty basic, with baseball (e.g. stickball), basketball, and football, as well. There’s also sports that automatically are associated with big price tags. These include golf and tennis. I mean think about it, what comes to mind when you think about golf? I think of business execs, rolling around in carts, drinking Arnold Palmers and complaining about their bonuses.
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IS PHIL HEATH FINISHED? WAS HE “GIFTED” 3RD PLACE AT THE OLYMPIA?

by Matt Weik

The 2020 Olympia was full of excitement. We had a new location, a new date, the return of Phil Heath, Brandon Curry back to defend his title, and a Big Ramy telling everyone that “Winter is Coming.” What unfolded at the Olympia was nothing short of amazing. Fans cheered from their seats, watch parties online had people posting their excitement, and at the end of the night, we had a new Mr. Olympia champion crowned.
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Pivot Fitness: A Bed That Turns into a Power Rack?

by Matt Weik

Wait, wait, wait. I need to take some deep breaths before I start this. If you follow my content, you know I’m a fitness geek. I geek out over anything and everything that is innovative and cool. And this bed/power rack made by Pivot Fitness is, well… frickin’ awesome.
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CHANGE YOUR SITUATION TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE

by Matt Weik

Not everyone comes out of the womb with a silver spoon in their hand. For the majority of us, we have to scratch, claw, and fight for everything we want in life. Yet, some people expect things to simply be handed to them, and when they aren’t, it’s the world’s fault in their eyes – not their own. These people look in the mirror and are unhappy with what they see. They aren’t pleased with where they are in life. Many of them don’t know what to do. We all have choices to make with our life. And if you want to improve your life, you’re going to need to change your situation.
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