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Steve Holman has been training for 35 years, since he was 15, and has been IRON MAN Magazine’s Editor in Chief for more than 20 years. He has written more than 20 books on bodybuilding, weight training and nutrition, and his popular “Train, Eat, Grow” series, which he writes with his training partner Jonathan Lawson, appears monthly in IRON MAN magazine. Steve's latest e-books are available at www.X-Rep.com and www.X-traordinaryWorkouts.com.
An award-winning journalist and emcee, Lonnie Teper has been covering the bodybuilding, fitness and figure scene for more than 20 years. In 1986 he started his career with Ironman Magazine, which had just been purchased by John Balik and Michael Neveux. Since that time, Teper has written on all aspects of the industry; his popular News and Views column has appeared in every issue of Ironman since it began with the January 1987 issue. He has gone on to become, by far, the most prolific emcee in the history of the industry; Teper has hosted over 50 professional contests and 200 NPC events. Go here for more info about Lonnie's West Coast Classic. Follow Lonnie on Facebook and Twitter @lonnieteper
NEW! John M. Rowley is a #1 International Best-Selling author, speaker and contributor to much of the media including Fox News, SmartMoney and Martha Stewart. He has earned the title "America's Lifestyle Strategist" by inspiring millions to become physically, mentally and spiritually fit. John also owned R&J Health Studio, the gym that received international attention when it was featured in the movie, Pumping Iron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno, was active in the IFBB & NPC and is the Wellness Director for the International Sports Science Association. John's opens his extensive database for the first time ever with his program, Positive Fitness Interviews which brings 20 Celebrity Experts directly to you for the first time to show YOU How To Be Ultra Fit & Outrageously Successful!
NEW! Mike Geary is the author of the internationally best-selling eBook, The Truth about Six Pack Abs. Currently, The Truth about Six Pack Abs is the #1 ranked Abdominals eBook in the world (as ranked by clickbank.com) with over 276,000 readers in 163 countries to date. Mike is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and a Certified Personal Trainer specializing in body fat reduction strategies and functional strength and power training. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA.
NEW! Nick Nilsson, a.k.a. the "Mad Scientist of Exercise", is well known for his unique, out-of-the-box approach to bodybuilding and strength training. Through his 20+ years of training and making use of his degree in Physical Education (encompassing advanced biomechanics, kinesiology, physiology, and anatomy), Nick delivers constant innovation, extraordinary new exercises, and mind-blowing training techniques to his readers on a regular basis. To learn more about Nick and his "mad scientist" approach to building muscle, visit Mad Scientist Muscle now!
Nobody covers the wide world of women's physique competition like Ruth Silverman. Check out her unique take on the ins and outs of women's bodybuilding, fitness, figure and bikini competitions. Follow Ruth on Facebook and Twitter @ruthsilverman
Meet “Vince Del Monte,” the only Fitness Guru who has been coined The Skinny Guy Savior. He earned this name by dedicating his life to transforming the lives of the skinny, scrawny wimpy guys & skinny girls – helping them become healthier, fitter and more confident in their bodies. In the end his students transform themselves to “Live better, Look better & Know better!” Vince has transformed thousands of lives of the skinny, scrawny wimpy individual with a perfect mix of encouragement, humor, no BS, inspiration and fun with his popular best selling No-Nonsense Muscle Building system. His most recent systems include Stage Shredded Status, Live Large TV and 21 Day Fast Mass Building.
John Hansen is the first Mr. Natural Olympia and a 2 time Natural Mr. Universe winner. He is the author of the book "Natural Bodybuilding" and his 25 year career in bodybuilding competitions have provided him with an incredible amount of experience and knowledge. John writes the monthly column "Naturally Huge" for Iron Man Magazine and he promotes two Natural Bodybuilding and Fitness competitions each year in Chicago. Follow John on Facebook.
Zach Even - Esh is a Strength Coach and The Founder of The Underground Strength Gym in NJ. Zach has authored several e-books and training courses such as Bodyweight Bodybuilding Secrets. He specializes in training athletes as well as old school strength & bodybuilding methods.
As a recognized businessman in the strength-sport industry, Sean Katterle, of Hardcore Powerlifting, has been leading the charge to bring classic lifting back to the forefront of the gym culture universe. As a prolific freelance journalist, Sean has had articles published in IRON MAN, Planet Muscle, Southern Muscle Plus, Monster Muscle, BodyTalk and Powerlifting USA. His new Hardcore Powerlifting blog is geared to entertain and inform readers of all the happenings within the growing powerlifting community.
NEW! Holly Rigsby is The Fit Yummy Mummy and America’s #1 Busy Mom Fat Loss Expert. She is also author of FitYummyMummy.com, a 16-Week Fat Loss System designed Exclusively for Busy Moms, helping over 12,358 moms worldwide burn the baby fat and get an even BETTER body back with 15-minute workouts that can be performed at home.
Dave Goodin is a regular columnist for Iron Man magazine and a full-time Personal Trainer with 24 years of experience as a Coach, Powerlifter, and Professional Bodybuilder. In addition to his personal training services and online store, Dave is also the promoter of the OCB Texas Shredder Classic, a natural bodybuilding, figure and fitness competition. Dave's active over-40 lifestyle will inspire anyone who thinks it's too late to begin weight-training.
Kristi Frank, star of Season #1 of NBC's 'The Apprentice, business, health and beauty guru and has appeared on every major network TV show from Oprah to The View, subsequently helping thousands of women lose weight, gain confidence and increase their energy. Her new company, Slim and Fit Fast! promises to revolutionize the weight loss industry by delivering more than just an inspirational message but by delivering and guaranteeing dramatic results.
From Jerry Brainum: "Although I tend to take a neutral, objective stance in my published articles, I view this blog as a means of expressing how I feel on all issues related to bodybuilding, discussions of various personalties, and an unabashed route to vent my occassional rage. I have a unique perspective in this regard because of my over 40 years in the sport, and my association with many well-known personalties." More supplement articles from Jerry can be found at his web site www.JerryBrainum.com
NEW! Tom Venuto is the owner and publisher of TomVenuto.com. He is also the author of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, the best-selling fat loss diet and nutrition e-book in Internet History (as rated by Clickbank.com), with almost 200,000 readers in 144 countries so far. He's been involved in virtually every aspect of the fitness and weight loss industry since 1989: personal trainer, nutrition consultant, motivation coach, fitness model, health club manager and best-selling author.
NEW! Shawn Phillips is a fitness and nutrition veteran of more than 20 years who helped found and develop the nutritional super-giant EAS along with other nutrition companies. Phillips is the author of two best-selling books on fitness, nutrition and a performance lifestyle: ABSolution: The Practical Guide to Building Your Best Abs and Strength for LIFE. His popular e-Book Red Hot Metabolism offers easy steps to "ignite your natural fat incinerator."
Tad Inoue is a Professional Diet Coach for many competitors and fitness enthusiasts worldwide and has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 23 years. Tad has competed successfully in the NPC for over 19 years and has helped hundreds of athletes achieve many of their competitive goals within the sport as well.
Doug Brignole is a former Mr. California, Mr. America and Mr. Universe bodybuilding champion. He is certified by both the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise. He has trained heads of state, CEOs, film and music producers and many others. Doug will be blogging about the biomechanics of exercise, analyzing the forces exerted by muscles and gravity on the skeletal structure. Follow Doug on Facebook.
Brent Kutlesa, a skinny, weak 14-year-old, turned to weight training and strict discipline to become one of the strongest students by his senior year of high school. Desiring to learn more about strength and conditioning, he pursued a degree in Health and Exercise Science from Oklahoma University, eventually competing in his first NPC show. The combination of education and competition greatly influenced his desire not only to develop his body, but to help others attain their goals in health and fitness. Brent's motivating blog highlights his training and nutrition as he juggles a day job and a grueling dental school schedule.
NEW! Known as "The Achievement Mentor" Tom Terwilliger is a leading authority on the science of achievement, international speaker and empowerment trainer and the author of the acclaimed #1 bestseller, 7 Rules of Achievement. Tom's inspiring story of pulling himself from the world of drug and alcohol abusing outlaw biker to IFBB Pro and high achiever has inspired countless others to reach for their own limitless potential.
Keep up with Jerry Fredrick as he makes his way in and around Southern California's gyms and fitness centers. Jerry loves to catch the diehard trainers do their thing. A master at putting people at ease, Jerry’s Gold’s Gym profiles are a popular staple in the magazine. Catch the muscle slide show each week. Who knows? Maybe he'll run into you this weekend?
What could be better than gals in bikinis and heels on a warm, sunny California weekend? Perhaps impressive guys with huge pecs, lats and biceps! Joe Wheatley, involved in bodybuilding shows since 1998, has expedited Jon Lindsay's NPC championships as well as John Balik's Iron Man Pro competitions for years. Since 2003 Mr. Wheatley has been producing three shows associated with the Muscle Beach Season to carry on the sunny locale's bodybuilding traditions of fitness fun and muscle glory. Today Muscle Beach Venice remains one of the largest free amusement attraction in the Los Angeles area.
John Balik started bodybuilding when he was just 14 years old. According to John, "My mother bought me my first copy of a bodybuilding magazine (Iron Man, January 1956) and the odyssey began. That magazine, and the world it opened to me, together with a borrowed barbell from my uncles fueled my need to be bigger and stronger. Fifty-plus years later my life is defined by the relationships created through bodybuilding and the ongoing pleasure of the workout." Travel with John as he lives and talks about his life in bodybuilding.
You know talent runs in the family with a name like Balik. Roland Balik, son of Iron Man publisher John Balik, has a degree in Graphic Design and is a contributing photographer covering the scenes both online and in person at all bodybuilding competitions. Retired after 20 years in the Air Force (but still runs the government's photo department), Mr. Balik's introspective photoblog of physique photography coupled with his love of travel brings a fresh perspective to the industry.
David Young offers free tips to motivate and educate people in permanent fat loss, fast muscle growth and athletic performance through his articles and blog at IRON MAN Magazine. As a result of 35+ years of hands-on experience, he gained over 60 pounds of muscle to overcome his ‘average genetics’ to earn success in his own right.
Do you want an attention-grabbing, muscle-packed physique? (Of course you do; who doesn't?) But logic tells you that to get big and ripped you have to train like the top bodybuilders, and if you've seen their programs, you probably thought, "There's no way in heck I have time for that!" Let Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson give you their proven training and dieting methods for fast, long-lasting muscle gains.