5 Ways to Build Better Biceps

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Most people who weight train want to get bigger biceps. Some believe that if you simply do a million repetitions of barbell curls with each arm workout you must improve your biceps size. While that sounds wonderful if it worked, there are some tried and true methods for increasing your biceps size and I am going to share those with you today. Vary your grip width when doing … [Read more...]

Saturday Sharing: My Thoughts on Supplements

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If you have worked out for any period of time you no doubt have had someone tell you that you need to take CLA to lose fat or you need to be on Creatine to gain muscle. For some reason people seem to think that over the counter supplements are magical and will give you everything you need. Today I want to give you my opinion on supplement usage. I am currently finishing an … [Read more...]

5 Things You Should Remember at the Gym

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It happens to me all the time. People at the gym annoying me with poor etiquette. There really are some simple things to remember when hitting the gym that will make everyone much happier. 1. Re-rack your weights. When you use something at the gym, be sure to put it back where it belongs. If you are done with your exercise, take the weights and put them back on the rack … [Read more...]

Mr. Olympia Analysis, Part 3

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Men's Physique Review This year's Men's Physique division at the 50th Olympia weekend was an amazing and eye-opening lineup. 18 men graced the staage. 1. Jeremy Buenida - He had an insane V-taper and an excellent front pose. He improved tremendously from last year. 2. Sadik Hadzovic - as always he looked amazing. It was very close between him and Buendia. 3. Jason … [Read more...]

Are Carbs Evil?

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The debate continues to rage on. Are carbs the enemy or are they your friend? I have my opinions and I am going to share them in this article. You may agree with me and you may not agree with me, but please give some thought to what I am about to share with you. I personally subscribe to the theory that it is the timing of nutrients that matter. Carbs by themselves are not … [Read more...]

Monday Madness: Can You Imagine Not Lifting?

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Most of you read this blog because you enjoy weight training and bodybuilding. It got me thinking because I hear so many people complain about having to hit the gym. Can you imagine not lifting? I love to lift. When I have to miss time in the gym I am not in as good of a mood. I feel out of sorts. Things just don't feel normal for me. I cannot imagine giving up lifting … [Read more...]

4 Reasons to Lift Weights

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There are many benefits to weight training. Some of them are very obvious while others are not quite as obvious. Today I want to share what I believe to be the top 4 reasons you should lift weights. They are simple and taken from my own experience with weight training. You Will be Better at Everything The act of lifting weights helps your body to increase muscle mass which … [Read more...]

Saturday Sharing: My Thoughts on Fat Burners

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Everyone is always looking for the miracle pill that will melt the fat off their body with no exercise required. Unfortunately, that pill does not exist. However, we've all seen the fat burners that are sold on the market. Do they work? Today I give you my thoughts on those fat burners—over the counter and otherwise. The concept behind a fat burner is that it increases your … [Read more...]

How to Eat at a Party

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Everyone I know who is trying to eat healthy dreads going to parties. I believe that it is possible to go to a party, have a great time and still stick to your program. It will take will power and some advanced planning, but you can and should do it. There is no reason to avoid parties just because you are preparing for a contest. Here are 5 ways to eat right at a … [Read more...]

Mr. Olympia 2014 Analysis, Part 2

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Women's Bodybuilding and Women's Physique Review Last week I reviewed the winners of the Figure and Bikini divisions at the 50th Olympia competition. This week I will be reviewing the winners of the Women's Bodybuilding and Women's Physique divisions. Women's Bodybuilding 1. Iris Kyle - Iris in the winningest bodybuilder in history. No other person (man or woman) has won 10 … [Read more...]