Derek Lunsford

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Change Your Mind, Change Your Body

Where the mind goes, the body follows. You're drastically reducing your chances of achieving your goals without the proper mindset. Derek Lunsford explains how to program your mind for success in his latest article "Change Your Mind, Change Your Body."

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Rebounding From Competition

We diet for weeks and months on end--cutting carbs and fats down to minuscule numbers in hopes of obtaining ultra low body fat levels. The body becomes used to living this way. It is inevitable that when we start eating normally again, we will spring up quick. This "rebound" is not only common in bodybuilding, but can pose potential health problems if not handled intelligently. Derek Lunsford tells you how to handle your post show rebound in his latest article, " Rebounding From Competition."

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Big on a Budget: Supp Edition

As a manufacturer of sports supplements, we understand that proper supplementation is indispensable to all types of regimens. But we also know that not everyone has the budget to buy every product they’d like. How should they prioritize what they need? What should they pick first? Listen in as Derek Lunsford tells you which supplements he would grab first and foremost in “Big on a Budget: Supp Edition.”

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Olympia Prep Supplement Stack

Ever wonder what the top guys use going into the biggest shows of the year? Derek Lunsford breaks down in detail his Mr. Olympia prep supplement stack. Are you taking what the big dogs are taking?

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How To Deal with Negativity Online

Bodybuilders in the 90s and early 2000s never had to deal with problems relating to social media because it didn’t exist back then. Their only publicity was through magazines and occasionally television. And it wasn’t just any bodybuilder who was featured in magazines—you had to be among the best of the best to be worthy of such exposure. Magazines and articles, free to portray these bodybuilders in any way they wanted, typically built them up as superheroes. This was a great advantage for top level pro bodybuilders at this time, especially as the sport was on its way up.

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My Competition History

Derek Lunsford is currently one of the biggest sensations on the competitive bodybuilding circuit. This former college wrestler has had his share of triumphs and failures on his way from amateur to pro. Read his latest article, “My Competition History,” to see how he made it up on to the Olympia stage.

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Stand Strong

You can draw many parallels between bodybuilding and real life. Training in a gym—and everything that comes with it—has much to teach you about operating on a personal level. Derek Lunsford shares his thoughts on how intertwined bodybuilding and life really are in his his latest article.

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Finding Your Values

Many of us get into bodybuilding to be the best we can be while proving to others that we are more than worthy to step on stage. But bodybuilding can be a selfish endeavor where many of our values fall by the wayside. Are you sacrificing too much? Read up as Derek Lunsford shares how he found balance over the years.

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Decisions

The people you let into your life can have a strong effect on who you are as a person. Are the people in your life making you better or are they holding you back? It’s important to have the support of good people, but choosing the right ones can be difficult. Do they care for you as a person? Do they want to see you succeed and truly want the best for you? Find people who care about you as a person first, then all the superficial things will be secondary to your relationship with them.

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On the Map: Training Back with Evan

Derek Lunsford has been Mr. Worldwide of late. After landing in Germany for FIBO in April, Derek found himself wandering around Birmingham, England for the BodyPower Expo. Take a look at what went down in Derek's world as he flew across the pond to England.

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Using a Pre Workout

Summer is quickly approaching and with it comes the heat. To turn up the heat in the gym and light a fire under your ass, consider a solid pre workout. Let IFBB Pro Derek Lunsford show you how to pick the right one for you.