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  • When Joint Pain Kills the Will to Train

    Your knees, wrists, elbows and even neck are probably aching because of what you’ve been eating all your life. So it’s...

    Paul BurkeJuly 30, 2010
  • A Year Off to Pack It On

    Q: I started competing in 2004, and I’ve competed in multiple shows every year since then. I’m thinking about taking 2010...

    Dave GoodinJuly 21, 2010
  • Take Me Higher

    If constant heavy training is beating the hell out of your joints and knocking dents in your enthusiasm, you might consider...

    Ron HarrisJuly 18, 2010
  • Bulk Without Blubber

    Q: In your opinion, is it necessary to bulk up for more than nine months out of the year and enjoy...

    John HansenJune 15, 2010
  • Thin, Youthful Skin

    For young, healthy-looking skin (kinda sounds like a lotion commercial, doesn’t it?) train consistently, don’t let your weight get out of...

    Dave GoodinJune 6, 2010
  • IFBB International Competitions

    The greatest experience ever was wearing the IFBB gold medal, standing between IFBB President Raphael Santonja and Polish Chairman Pawel Filleborn,...

    Dave GoodinMay 10, 2010
  • Attaining IFBB Pro Status

    Q: Congrats on your recent wins and earning your IFBB pro card. I’m in my second year of competition, and I’m...

    Dave GoodinMarch 20, 2010
  • Sprinting, Fat Loss and BCAAs

    Now, I’m a very easy-going dude. But I have more than 3,000 friends on my Facebook account—most of them fans—and getting...

    Dave GoodinMarch 5, 2010
  • Dieting Without Muscle Loss

    The idea is to get rid of as much fat as possible over the next five months or more. Then see...

    Paul BurkeFebruary 15, 2010
  • Staying Ripped

    How do I do it? Well, my answer to that question is always the same: consistency. There’s no substitute for it....

    Dave GoodinFebruary 9, 2010
  • The Ketogenic Diet and Peaking

    If you increase your repetition range from four to six to eight to 10, you’ll pump more blood into the muscles...

    John HansenFebruary 6, 2010
  • Contest Stage Fright

    Q: I’m writing because I’ve seen you compete a number of times, and you always look so relaxed onstage. I’m an...

    Dave GoodinNovember 29, 2009
  • Tested vs. Untested

    Q: I’m considering competing in bodybuilding, but I need to decide whether to enter a natural or untested contest. I have...

    John HansenNovember 26, 2009
  • Postcontest Depression

    Set some short-term goals too. For 15 years I competed in at least one powerlifting meet every year in the off-season....

    Dave GoodinNovember 17, 2009
  • Lessons From the Arnold Classic Top 3

    Kai Greene is decidedly old school when it comes to using free weights.

    Ron HarrisOctober 24, 2009