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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Should Big Ramy Get A Special Olympia Invite?

by Christian Duque

No. Ok, so I just killed the suspense of a question I could have milked for all it’s worth in a long, drawn out three or four page read. I could have cited that Weider/AMI would have been doing right by the fans, by giving them what they want.
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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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Correlation Between Participation Trophies and Snowflakes

by Matt Weik

I’m going to preface this by saying YOU may be offended by this article. And it’s ok to have those feelings. But, if you experience such feelings, this article was probably written looking directly at you. I’m not naïve to think that this article is going to be a hit with everyone, but at the same time, it’s something I think many of us need to hear. Some of you maybe see things the same way that I do and will find humor in what is said and will love reading this article. Regardless, you may agree or disagree and your positioning and stance might be different than another reader, but at the end of the day, there’s a correlation between participation trophies and snowflakes.
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Would Jay Cutler Ever Come Back?

by Christian Duque

I cover a lot of contests, all throughout the country, and anyone who knows me, knows I love to talk. I can talk about a variety of topics, from history to food to sports, but I don’t love all sports the same. I live for bodybuilding. Whether it’s bodybuilding, men’s physique, figure or bikini, I live for physique-based sports.
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Fitness, Family, Finances: A Balancing Act

by Matt Weik

We are pulled in many directions these days. Many of us (especially if you’re reading this) focus on our overall health and fitness and make it a priority. If you are married and have a family, there’s another box you need to check as a priority. Lastly, you worked hard for several years to move ahead with your career or business so your overall financial situation needs to be a focus as well. The combination of these things becomes quite the balancing act.
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Cedric McMillan Gets Mr. Olympia Special Invite

by Christian Duque

The world of IFBB Pro League bodybuilding was on fire last week when the news broke out at the 2017 Arnold Classic Champion, Cedric McMillan had been extended a rare Mr. Olympia special invite. To date, such invites have only been given to Kevin Levrone and Kai Greene, two other, former Arnold Classic champions. Levrone took his shot, bringing an impressive physique after a huge absence from the sport and despite some injury-rehab setbacks, got on stage.
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The Urgency to Do it NOW So You Aren’t Living with Regret

by Matt Weik

The topic of this article is somewhat not the norm but I feel as though it needs to be said as it can transition through many areas of your life – including health and fitness. Far too many people push things off, don’t follow through, and never think they are able to do or accomplish something. This can range from getting on the bodybuilding stage, to starting a business, to asking out the hot chick you just met, to traveling the world – insert whatever you want to fit your personal life. You need to live life with some urgency so you aren’t living with regret.
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Benefits of Swearing Loudly While Working Out at the Gym

by Matt Weik

No, you didn’t read that incorrectly and no this is not clickbait. I’m encouraging you to start swearing out loud during your workouts. Know why? Well, because research is telling us we should. I’m not kidding. Check out this f*ckin study.
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Is Phil Heath the Next Kai Greene?

By Christian Duque

Yeah… you read that title right. Here’s the problem I have with Phil Heath. Ok, I have many, but the main one as of late, has been the vagueness in his comments. Is he doing the Olympia or is he not? What’s up with all the dodgy answers? The Olympia is the biggest contest in bodybuilding. The defending champion remains banned. Kai has not received a special invite. Big Ramy is not doing the contest. At a time when the event could really use a major feather in its cap, Phil is playing Kai Greene.
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