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The Workout and Happiness


Happy New Year—a perennial cliché!  Can anything or anybody make you happy? To paraphrase a well-known line from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, “Happiness is not in our stars but in ourselves.” Happiness is like getting stronger—you can only earn it by ...

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Do No Harm

The phrase, “First, do no harm,” is attributed to the Hippocratic oath that is historically taken by physicians. It should be the mantra of any bodybuilder who sees bodybuilding as the lifestyle that it was meant to be. Lifestyle means a way of living.

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