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Defining the Bodybuilding Lifestyle[Download a free issue of Iron Man Magazine for iPhone and iPad]

In defining the bodybuilding lifestyle, IRON MAN follows the philosophy that the mind and the body are one and embraces the direct correlation between action and reaction. While a wide range of interpretations exists regarding how to follow the bodybuilding lifestyle, the basic building blocks are the same—exercise, nutrition and supplementation on the “body side” and emotion, intelligence and other psychological factors on the “mind side.”

Recognizing that the effects of the workout go far beyond getting bigger, stronger and faster to include a calmer, clearer mind and better sleep is the difference between working out and reaping all the benefits of the workout. None of the actions and their results exist in isolation—the workout profoundly changes the way you feel on many levels of both mind and body.

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