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The Transition From Bulking To Cutting

There is a lot of information on how to bulk or how to cut, but not much on what to do between these two phases. Many athletes come to me for guidance during their final weeks of off-season, ready to jump into contest prep. Coming from an all-time weight high, they anticipate being at an all-time stage weight high from all the new gains they made. But this tends not to happen. Let’s look at the best way to solidify the gains in off-season as you move into a cutting/contest prep.
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Contest Prep Mindset

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Life Motivation

Don’t let anything stand between you and your goals. Know what you want and go after it. When you look around and see people achieving great things and you wonder why that person isn’t you, the only thing standing between you and what you want to accomplish is your belief and willingness to go after it.
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Gain the Most Muscle Possible In the Off-Season

With the winter months upon us and grow season in mind, I want to tackle some productive things you can be doing to maximize muscle growth in the off-season. I know most people think to bust out the sweat pants and welcome the cheat days, but this is not the season for fat gain. We want to add some solid lean muscle tissue. There are several ways that you can make the most of the off-season and not let it go to waste.
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Vids

Supps on a Budget with Evan "Ox" Centopani

We get it. You don’t have a bankroll of hundreds a months for a whole cabinet of supps. What are the most important? Which ones should you prioritize? Evan Centopani explains which supplements he’d grab if he were on limited funds in the new series "Big on a Budget: Supplements."

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Boss of Bosses 5: The Feature

Boss of Bosses V, the fifth annual powerlifting meet held by Dan and Sparkle Green, took place this past August. One of the premier competitions in the raw powerlifting game, athletes from all over the world fly in to display their very best. Quite a number of Universal/Animal athletes and employees also got in the mix and took home high honors.

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On The Stage with Derek Lunsford: The Olympia Part 4

We've seen the build-up and the preparation leading up to the 2018 Mr. Olympia. We've seen Derek Lunsford relocate to work under the tutelage of IFBB Pro and world-renowned trainer, Ben Pakulski. It's finally time to see what all the hard work and dedication amounted to as he steps foot on the Olympia stage. With all the lights and cameras flashing in his eyes, where does the young phenom land on the greatest stage on Earth?

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Big on the Basics: Grip Strength with Grant HIGAMONSTER

Weightlifting, especially powerlifting and strongman, requires immense strength. It also requires a great grip to hold on to the bar. Check out Higa Monster's latest video where he works on grip strength and different ways to bring it up.

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