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  • My Mr Universe Contest Diet

    As I reported last month, I won my third Mr. Universe title, 20 years after my second victory—at 49 years old....

    John HansenApril 12, 2013
  • Mr. Universe Training

    It’s hard to believe that I won my first Natural Mr. Universe title 20 years ago. I still vividly remember boarding...

    John HansenMarch 8, 2013
  • The Elite Trainer

    Are you a personal trainer looking for a synthesis of the latest in strength-training facts, methods and programs? A guide that...

    Steve HolmanJuly 14, 2012
  • Cruise to Get Huge?

    Layoffs are a funny thing. Some people rarely if ever take them and don’t feel they are necessary as long as...

    Ron HarrisMay 7, 2012
  • Contest Prep

    Q: I have a question regarding contest prep. I’m still a kid—18—but I think it would be great to get my...

    John HansenApril 6, 2012
  • Building Mass Naturally

    Q: I think natural bodybuilders lose too much muscle for contests. It seems that in order to get down to the...

    John HansenMarch 17, 2012
  • Dehydrating the Body

    Typically I write my column based on an interesting e-mail question I have received or a question I’ve heard repeatedly at...

    Dave GoodinNovember 8, 2011
  • Posing to Improve Muscle Size and Shape

    Q: A friend of mine has competed in a few bodybuilding contests, and he swears that practicing his posing improves his...

    Steve HolmanOctober 30, 2011
  • Awesome Achievements

    This an e-mail exchange that I had with a young bodybuilder, Michael Bevins, at BodySpace.com. Dave, your journey is truly inspirational,...

    Dave GoodinOctober 3, 2011
  • Y Is an X-Frame Mandatory?

    The ideal in bodybuilding used to be to develop the most exaggerated V-taper possible. The V-taper is essentially the structural epitome...

    Ron HarrisSeptember 16, 2011
  • Motivation and Determination

    The thing that’s kept me most motivated over the years and spurs me to get into the condition that you see...

    Dave GoodinAugust 15, 2011
  • Off-Season Muscle-Size Strategies

    Q: I haven’t yet competed, but I worked really hard to get lean this summer. Heading into 2011, I’m thinking seriously...

    Dave GoodinApril 10, 2011
  • Broser’s Rules for Success

    Q: My goal is to become a drug-free bodybuilding champion, one day earning a pro card in one or more of...

    Eric BroserApril 3, 2011
  • Dieting and Training for Competition

    Q: I’m a 27-year-old natural bodybuilder from Australia, and I’m currently preparing for the state titles here, where I’m hoping to...

    John HansenMarch 17, 2011
  • My IFBB Pro Debut

    Q: I was about to write to you to congratulate you on your showing in your IFBB pro debut at the...

    Dave GoodinFebruary 1, 2011