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Brian Casad – Fired Up for Greatness

Brian Casad Turns Fat-Boy Comments Into Fuel for Victory Some people fall victim to life challenges, while others take a setback and use it to fuel the giant inside of them—in the most positive way. We typically think of bullying ...

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Ben Booker: Razor Sharp [Insider Preview]

Ben Booker Etches His Physique With Motivation and Determination Several years ago I was watching a compilation of failed attempts by athletes who then picked themselves up and attempted their efforts again. I vividly remember the sportscaster repeating these words, ...

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Todd Smith

Not many people go after their dreams with the relentless pursuit of Todd Smith. Most study the books and magazines and leave it at that. Todd decided he needed to learn from the masters, so he traveled the United States ...

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Jaquelyn Kay Roberts

Any competitor knows the feeling of nervous anticipation in the gut that strikes just before a big competition. It stimulates the survival instinct that sets off peak performance. Elite athletes have the innate ability to call upon that mind-set during ...

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Ben Booker

Sometimes you need to face adversity in order to become successful. In fact, adversity can be the very spark that fuels your drive into a new direction—a GPS system that guides you to success. That was the case with Ben ...

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Lost Exercises

Once you’ve been bodybuilding for a few years, it’s easy to get caught in the trap of doing the same exercises and routines over and over without considering worthwhile alternatives. Sometimes a new set of exercises can stimulate growth and ...

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Mark Perry: Living the Dream

Life can certainly throw you some curves. Everything seems fine. You’re training, making progress, getting stronger and feeling healthy. Life is good. Then—Bam! A medical exam, and the news burns like a hot branding iron. Test results say that you ...

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2009 Fittest Couple Champions

Obstacles. They’re what life throws at people who set a worthwhile goal. They can slow you down. They can discourage you. They can even stop you. Faced with an obstacle, the timid run, hide, make excuses and quit. The committed ...

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Whitney Reid

Whitney Reid went from playing football in high school and college to powerlifting. After attending the NPC Nationals to watch a friend compete, he changed course to become a competitive bodybuilder—but that desire morphed into a move toward fitness modeling. ...

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Tony Breznik: From Iced to Sliced

As the current IFBB Mr. Austria, Tony Breznik may just have what it takes to make big waves in the world of pro bodybuilding. The former high school ice hockey player was plagued by athletic injuries, which caused his switch ...

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Lean Dean Tornabene

You hear the echo of clanging weight plates as you cross the street from the parking lot—ringing out like Tibetan sound bowls and stimulating an adrenaline surge. The silhouettes of the greatest bodybuilders in the world come into focus as ...

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