Great Posing Makes ALL The Difference

by Christian Duque

Bodybuilding and physique-based sports are all about showing off what’s been built as a result of training, supplementing, and eating right. Food alone accounts for a great part of an athlete’s success, because how an athlete eats will directly affect how that athlete looks. For example, high carb/fat diets will create a stocky look, but that same stocky look will be beneficial for heavy movements (e.g. powerlifting, strongman, highland games). A diet low in fat and high in good carbs and protein (the traditional bodybuilding diet) will bring about more muscle and less fat. Diet, nowadays, can’t be that simplified anymore.
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Bodybuilding Is an Individual Sport – So Are Bodybuilders Introverts?

by Matt Weik

When you look at sports we watch on television, the majority of them are TEAM sports. We have things like baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer, and lacrosse to name a few. Sure, we have golf, tennis, and bowling on television that are individual sports, but more are team sports. With that being said, when you go to the gym, it’s not a team effort. It’s you against the weight. Some may argue that if you have a training partner or trainer that it’s a joint effort, but it’s truly only the individual working towards his or her own end goal with a support system similar to fans cheering from the stands. So, it raises the question if bodybuilders are introverts? How did all of this possibly come about for some bodybuilding competitors? Let’s take a look under the hood for some plausible reasons.
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Ego Training is a Recipe for Disaster

by Christian Duque

Training is the part we all love, in the muscle-building process. Diet is probably the part we like least. Diet is often times a drag. You can either have carbs or you have to make due with fat. You can either have salt or you have to make do with bland food. You can either drink a lot of water or suck on a lemon wedge all day. Diet is for the birds. The happiest people, are those who can lift, eat (more or less) whatever they want, and just grow.
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Is This Ramy’s Olympia or Can Kai Steal the Show?

by Matt Weik

There has been some interesting news hitting the bodybuilding world with some new changes to the Mr. Olympia contest held in Las Vegas. With about two months until the show, there is much speculation as to if this will be the year that we see Kai Greene’s return and if Ramy can nail his conditioning and spoil Phil’s 8th Sandow attempt. What say you?
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What If Boyer Coe Had Been Mr. Olympia

by Christian Duque

Over the years, there’s a name I’ve heard over and over again from the Golden Era of Bodybuilding. the old-timers talk about him with great regard and a strong sense of nostalgia. Younger historians of the sport, much like their older peer, are equally impressed and a literal loss for words for why this man isn’t 10x more popular. If you’ve ever heard about the legendary bodybuilder with the split biceps, you know exactly who I’m talking about. Never one to get involved in the drama, rather, a low key guy who’s biggest challenger was his last competition’s look, he always kept it professional and to this day, at 71, still keeps an impressive look.
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Why Do I Write So Much Bodybuilding and Fitness Content?

by Matt Weik

Some of you might be asking, “who the hell is Matt Weik?” And I’m totally fine with that. It goes along with a funny article I wrote last year called, “The Quiet Life of a Fitness Writer.” The fact of the matter is, I’ve been in the industry for over 15 years, yet my name doesn’t ring a bell with most. Why? Because I stay behind the scenes. To be honest, I’m an introvert, despite what those close to me may think. I’m not the type of guy who goes out and is the life of the party or does crazy things to get attention. I’m the guy who sits behind a desk late at night and types content until his finger start to cramp up – and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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Be A Freak in the Sheets with These 3 Supplements


by Matt Weik

Secretly we all want to be a porn star. No? Ok, maybe just me. But, if you want to throw down (you know what I mean) in the bedroom, you might want to consider the three boner-boosting supplements I’m about to mention. No, none of them are Viagra or any pharmaceutical drug that you’d need a prescription for or the need to pick up on the black market from some guy in an alleyway with no teeth. Why doesn’t he have teeth? I don’t know. Follow along. These supplements are considered all-natural and over-the-counter. In addition, they can also help your overall health and wellness as well (a win-win).
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Just When You Found a Supplement You Like… It Changes

by Matt Weik

Have you ever found a supplement you like, and almost immediately it gets reformulated and you find it isn’t the same? I’ve been there, and I’ve been on the receiving end of customer complaints as well from my time in the industry. Why do brands fix something that isn’t broke? Well, there are several reasons (which I’m not justifying). Let’s talk about each of them.
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How Bodybuilding Changed My Life: What’s Your Story?

by Matt Weik

I’m sure we all have a story to tell about how bodybuilding changed some aspect of our lives. You can even look at some of the IFBB pro bodybuilders and listen to their stories about how bodybuilding saved them. As you sit back and listen to all of the noise going on in our industry, it makes you wonder if anyone thought about, even if just for a second, how much good bodybuilding has done for people. For many, it’s given them an outlet to let out their frustrations. Some it has helped them get off of the streets and out of the gang life. And there are even quite a few who admit it helped them beat their drug or alcohol addiction. I’m going to give you a little bit of my personal story, and in return, I’d love to hear yours.
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