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  • The Ketogenic Diet and Peaking

    If you increase your repetition range from four to six to eight to 10, you’ll pump more blood into the muscles...

    John HansenFebruary 6, 2010
  • Contest Stage Fright

    Q: I’m writing because I’ve seen you compete a number of times, and you always look so relaxed onstage. I’m an...

    Dave GoodinNovember 29, 2009
  • Tested vs. Untested

    Q: I’m considering competing in bodybuilding, but I need to decide whether to enter a natural or untested contest. I have...

    John HansenNovember 26, 2009
  • Postcontest Depression

    Set some short-term goals too. For 15 years I competed in at least one powerlifting meet every year in the off-season....

    Dave GoodinNovember 17, 2009
  • Lessons From the Arnold Classic Top 3

    Kai Greene is decidedly old school when it comes to using free weights.

    Ron HarrisOctober 24, 2009
  • First Contest

    Nothing will motivate you to stay on a strict diet like committing yourself to a physique competition.

    Dave GoodinOctober 12, 2009
  • Bigger and Stronger—On a Diet?

    Q: I compete in the over-50 class of a local natural bodybuilding contest every year. It gives me a reason to...

    Paul BurkeSeptember 3, 2009
  • Champ Training

    A few years ago Toney decided on a radical scheme for improving his arms, namely to train them three times a...

    Ron HarrisAugust 25, 2009
  • Contest Cuts

    No, I do not dehydrate myself for competition. In fact, as a drug-free bodybuilder I want to be as hydrated as...

    Dave GoodinAugust 16, 2009
  • Past Juice Use

    A topic of frequent debate when it comes to natural bodybuilding competition is whether it’s fair for former juicers to compete...

    Ron HarrisAugust 7, 2009
  • Powerlifting vs. Bodybuilding

    You’ll be able to handle more weight in your bodybuilding training, which will lead to faster gains when you go back...

    John HansenJune 17, 2009
  • Stay Lean, Stop Growing?

    Whichever training method works for you, you can adapt your current schedule from six days to only four days a week....

    John HansenMay 3, 2009
  • The State of Natural Bodybuilding

    Q: I’m interested in competing in natural bodybuilding. I started looking for shows, and I’ve found a plethora of natural bodybuilding...

    Dave GoodinMarch 1, 2009
  • Competitive Encouragement

    The main thing to keep in mind throughout contest preparation is that it’s probably one of the most physically difficult things...

    John HansenMarch 1, 2009
  • Motivation and Effort

    What I’ve learned over the past 20 years is that weight training is much, much more stressful than the average bodybuilder...

    John LittleFebruary 18, 2009