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  • Staying Motivated for Competition

    Q: I’ve just started to learn about natural bodybuilding, and after being a tad disappointed when coming across a lot of...

    John HansenNovember 21, 2014
  • Prime-Time Bodybuilding Goals

    First off, let me explain what’s been happening with me in terms of major shifts in my perspective since I announced...

    Ron HarrisJune 19, 2014
  • The Finishing Exercise Myth

    Q: During the last four weeks before my last bodybuilding show, my trainer had me lift lighter weights for higher reps...

    Ben WhiteJune 10, 2014
  • Switching From Bodybuilding to Physique

    Q: How was your first physique contest? Did you do anything different to prepare compared to bodybuilding? What will you do...

    Dave GoodinJanuary 7, 2014
  • Cut to Compete

    Q: I’m trying to get shredded like you and compete in an NPC masters 50-and-over-bodybuilding contest. My trainer suggested that I...

    Dave GoodinDecember 16, 2013
  • Cardio for Contest-Condition Cuts Simplified

    Can I get ripped without doing cardio? How much cardio should I do? How intense should it be? Which machine is...

    Ron HarrisDecember 1, 2013
  • First-Time Competitor at 50

    Q: I’m 50 years old, and I’m finally going to make the leap and compete this fall. I’m not sure whether...

    Dave GoodinNovember 24, 2013
  • My Mr Universe Contest Diet

    As I reported last month, I won my third Mr. Universe title, 20 years after my second victory—at 49 years old....

    John HansenApril 12, 2013
  • Mr. Universe Training

    It’s hard to believe that I won my first Natural Mr. Universe title 20 years ago. I still vividly remember boarding...

    John HansenMarch 8, 2013
  • The Elite Trainer

    Are you a personal trainer looking for a synthesis of the latest in strength-training facts, methods and programs? A guide that...

    Steve HolmanJuly 14, 2012
  • Cruise to Get Huge?

    Layoffs are a funny thing. Some people rarely if ever take them and don’t feel they are necessary as long as...

    Ron HarrisMay 7, 2012
  • Contest Prep

    Q: I have a question regarding contest prep. I’m still a kid—18—but I think it would be great to get my...

    John HansenApril 6, 2012
  • Building Mass Naturally

    Q: I think natural bodybuilders lose too much muscle for contests. It seems that in order to get down to the...

    John HansenMarch 17, 2012
  • Dehydrating the Body

    Typically I write my column based on an interesting e-mail question I have received or a question I’ve heard repeatedly at...

    Dave GoodinNovember 8, 2011
  • Posing to Improve Muscle Size and Shape

    Q: A friend of mine has competed in a few bodybuilding contests, and he swears that practicing his posing improves his...

    Steve HolmanOctober 30, 2011