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    June 2015 Table of Contents

    Cover model and IFBB bikini competitor Michelle Lewin has one of the sexiest bodies in fitness. Find...

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    Stop Doing Exercises That Hurt You

    You have probably heard about the “risk-to-reward ratio.” Basically, before undertaking any activity...

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    Take a (Walking) Break

    A number of published studies report that prolonged sitting—as many people do daily at their jobs—is...

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    Train With Chains

    Muscles grow and become stronger when they’re pushing against some type of resistance. That’s not gr...

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    Build Some Variety Into Your Shoulder Work

    When I first got interested in getting bigger and stronger, my influences were Steve Stanko and John...

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    Packing On Leg Size

    Q: I’ve been training for about four years, but my leg size and strength are lagging behind my upper...

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    The Rise of the Guru

    As an old-school bodybuilder I’ve seen every trend in bodybuilding, fitness, nutrition and health si...

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    The Heart of the Matter

    The questions we ask, the unknowns we face and the curiosity, wonder and inquiry that baffle our min...

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    Vacuum Leg Raises

    As a bodybuilder you not only want a smaller waist and tight lower abs, you need a smaller waist and...

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    Behind-the-Neck Danger?

    Q. In reading some of your articles online, I noticed that you never seem to include behind-the-neck...

The Olympic Press

Strength athletes are always on the lookout for any exercise that will make them stronger and also improve their other athletic skills—timing, coordination, quickness and balance. Power cleans, power snatches, jerks and full cleans and snatches serve that purpose nicely, ...

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Supersets vs. Drop Sets

Trainees often ask which is better, supersetting two different exercise for the same muscle or simply grabbing a lighter weight and continuing to rep out on the same exercise—a drop set. Each has its own unique benefits. In other words, ...

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Sebastien Large

Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, California Sebastien Large Age: 35  Weight: 165 Height: 5’11” Sample workout, arms: dumbbell hammer curls, 4 x  8-10; dumbbell curls, 4 x 8; preacher curls, 4 x 6-8; concentration curls, 4 x 6-8; rope cable ...

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Travis Ely

Photography by Ian Sitren Age: 28 Weight: 165 (contest); 175 (off-season) Height: 5’6” Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Current residence: Palm Springs, California Occupation: Personal trainer Contest highlights: ’14 NPC IRON MAN Magazine Naturally, lightweight, 1st Factoids: A member of the United ...

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