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  • 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
  • Contest Cuts

    No, I do not dehydrate myself for competition. In fact, as a drug-free bodybuilder I want to be as hydrated as...

    Dave GoodinAugust 16, 2009
  • Past Juice Use

    A topic of frequent debate when it comes to natural bodybuilding competition is whether it’s fair for former juicers to compete...

    Ron HarrisAugust 7, 2009
  • Powerlifting vs. Bodybuilding

    You’ll be able to handle more weight in your bodybuilding training, which will lead to faster gains when you go back...

    John HansenJune 17, 2009
  • Stay Lean, Stop Growing?

    Whichever training method works for you, you can adapt your current schedule from six days to only four days a week....

    John HansenMay 3, 2009
  • The State of Natural Bodybuilding

    Q: I’m interested in competing in natural bodybuilding. I started looking for shows, and I’ve found a plethora of natural bodybuilding...

    Dave GoodinMarch 1, 2009
  • Competitive Encouragement

    The main thing to keep in mind throughout contest preparation is that it’s probably one of the most physically difficult things...

    John HansenMarch 1, 2009
  • Motivation and Effort

    What I’ve learned over the past 20 years is that weight training is much, much more stressful than the average bodybuilder...

    John LittleFebruary 18, 2009
  • A Bodybuilder is Born Episode 42

    Christmas had come and gone. For Christmas Eve we had the traditional dinner at my sister-in-law’s house. Traditional, that is, if...

    Ron HarrisJanuary 3, 2009
  • A Bodybuilder Is Born, Episode 39

    Photography by Michael Neveux Fall was coming to New England. The change of seasons meant a new girlfriend for my friend...

    Ron HarrisSeptember 30, 2008
  • Questions and Answers Online

    Covering yourself in Preparation H is just going to make you smell like ass.

    Dave GoodinSeptember 15, 2008
  • Physique Critique

    “Wow, dude, you look freakin’ perfect!” Are those the words every bodybuilder longs to hear about his physique? On the surface,...

    Ron HarrisJuly 26, 2008
  • Grow Cautiously

    Most of you probably imagine that the top pros don’t face any greater challenges in their training than perhaps deciding whether...

    Ron HarrisJuly 25, 2008