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Buffalo Bills Chris Hogan


Most of us get ready for the NFL season by prepping our fantasy teams and stocking our fridges with light beer. For the athletes who actually play, it’s another story—they must push themselves to the limit in their training and ...

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Transformation: Ryno Cordier


This month’s impressive body transformer is South Africa’s Ryno Cordier. His before and after photos were taken two years apart. During that time he dropped 26 pounds, took his bodyfat down 18 percentage points and packed on plenty of solid ...

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Peaking Axis Pt 4


Years ago I first wrote that contest peaking is about management, not magic. I’d like to wrap up this series with a discussion of strategy. Professional team coaches, entrepreneurs and even military leaders understand that success is more likely if ...

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Train, Eat, Grow 182


w installments I’ve been outlining quick bodypart routines you can use when you’re pressed for time. I covered all the muscle groups, and you can find most of them incorporated into the programs on pages 56 and 58. Notice that ...

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Ezine 918: Pain-to-gain


Subject: IRON MAN E-Zine: Issue #918: Pain-to-gain exercise change (build more muscle size) Q: I’m a big fan of Position-of-Flexion mass training. Hitting the three “angles” for each muscle just makes so much sense, and I know stretch overload builds mass ...

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Mike Gritti: Armed for Battle

by Dan Albert Photography by Michael Neveux Mike Gritti loves to do battle—not just on a bodybuilding stage but in hand-to-hand combat arenas. From wrestling to mixed martial arts to his latest endeavor, arm wrestling, he puts his freaky guns ...

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The Peaking Axis Pt 2

In Part 1 of this discussion I explained the carb-water dynamic. You may want to review that and the illustrations as we mix in the variables of mineral manipulation—or lack thereof. Carbohydrate and water are at least 95 percent of ...

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Ryan Stafford: Bony to Brawny

This month’s impressive body transformer is Ryan Stafford. His before and after photos were taken about three years apart. During that time he grew two inches and packed on major mass. Impressive! Ryan’s Stats Before Age: 17 Height: 5’7” Weight: ...

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Fast Arm Building Workouts

Every gym has a guy who has the biggest arms—the man with the largest biceps and triceps. Here’s a two-week challenge for that man, or for any guy who wants bigger arms—quickly. “20 1/8 Inches!”  That’s what Truck Brown’s left ...

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Carve A Commanding Chest

by Cory Crow  •  Photography by Michael Neveux  As the short, cold and dreary winter days roll on, it’s very easy to lose track of the fitness goals that were so easily met during the long, hot days of summer. ...

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TJ Hoban: From Runt to Ripped

One quick glance at the peeled physique of T.J. Hoban, and it’s preposterous to imagine that the 6’, 185-pound sliced and diced actor and fitness model was once, as he referred to himself, “a runt with Coke bottle glasses, braces ...

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Hardbody Alicia Coates


Place of residence: Phoenix Height: 5’5” Weight: 128 Occupation: IFBB pro figure athlete and personal trainer Web site: www.AliciaCoates.com Current sponsor: None at the moment Favorite movie and/or TV show: “Pride and Prejudice” Favorite book: The Secret Garden Favorite healthful ...

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Heavy Duty Returns

Intensity! It’s a word that is casually thrown around and misused throughout the bodybuilding and fitness world. To that end it’s been appropriated by infomercial fitness gurus, CrossFit proponents, boot camp operators and Spin instructors worldwide to describe interval training. ...

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