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  • Iron Halos, Steel Commands

    We may never arrive at the destination we sought, but we’ve arrived where we are, and that’s good. Sing-song quad sets...

    Dave DraperSeptember 9, 2009
  • Who Are We to Say?

    For them, setting the goal of getting in the best shape they could and competing in a contest helped them focus...

    Ron HarrisSeptember 6, 2009
  • Take Me to Your Dumbbells

    Almost unanimously, the final entry, getting back to the gym, was selected as numero uno, the most excruciating bodybuilding dilemma of...

    Dave DraperAugust 28, 2009
  • Questioning One’s Sanity

    You mock, but weirdness sometimes pays off. The diversion is effective and eases stiffness, soothes aches, accelerates healing, stretches, oxygenates, encourages,...

    Dave DraperAugust 25, 2009
  • Multitasking = Multimistakes?

    Tasks that require a bit more brain power, however, need focus. Adding even a simple activity to a higher-level task diminishes...

    Becky HolmanAugust 22, 2009
  • You Must Believe

    You’ve no doubt heard the adage “Believe and you will achieve.”

    Becky HolmanAugust 7, 2009
  • Ah, the Good Ole Days

    Good day, sunshine. Hello, Southern California, 1963.

    Dave DraperAugust 4, 2009
  • Success Comes From What You Do

    I’ve seen the same phenomenon in the business world.

    John RowleyJuly 29, 2009
  • Reminiscing: Back in the Day

    I wasn’t the star type nor a muscleman groupie. Thus, I didn’t submerge myself in the developing bodybuilding world of the...

    Dave DraperJuly 26, 2009
  • Brains and Beer

    Despite television’s reputation as the “idiot box,” you can find some pretty clever stuff floating through the airwaves.

    Becky HolmanJuly 8, 2009
  • The Essential Nothingness of Weight Training

    It’s not the workouts as much as our relationships with them. We strangely and regularly encounter an invisible pull or magnetic...

    Dave DraperJuly 2, 2009
  • Laziness May Be Genetic

    The findings suggest that motivation and drive to stay active are programmed in the brain.

    Robert Goldman MD, PhDJune 29, 2009
  • Music and Moving Heavy Metal

    You may have to experiment with different tempos to find something that really gets your heart, muscles and mind pumping, but...

    Becky HolmanJune 26, 2009
  • Mental Mojo

    Doing things even slightly differently can have good effects on mental acuity.

    Becky HolmanJune 20, 2009
  • Let Go, Lighten Up, Back Off Now or Never

    Though we press toward the goal before us, it’s reassuring to know that we need not train mercilessly, that there are...

    Dave DraperJune 17, 2009