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  • 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
  • First Contest

    Nothing will motivate you to stay on a strict diet like committing yourself to a physique competition.

    Dave GoodinOctober 12, 2009
  • Bigger and Stronger—On a Diet?

    Q: I compete in the over-50 class of a local natural bodybuilding contest every year. It gives me a reason to...

    Paul BurkeSeptember 3, 2009
  • Champ Training

    A few years ago Toney decided on a radical scheme for improving his arms, namely to train them three times a...

    Ron HarrisAugust 25, 2009