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Get to know Animal's newest Crossfit athlete, Sidney Wilson.

Introducing Sidney Wilson

Who is Sidney Wilson? What should you know about her? This 22 year old Crossfit phenom from Georgia tells it all in her article. She dives in to her sports, who inspired her to get there, and much more. Read up about the origin of one of Animal's newest faces.

Powerlifter Rob Hall talks Fear

Fear

When you look around and see casuals training at the gym, the word "fear" isn't even in their repertoire of emotions. They're there to have a good lift, exercise, and feel good. What if you're training to become the real deal and you’re under hundreds or even thousands of pounds of weight that could kill you? Your mind changes and your attitude adjusts. Rob Hall covers this different mentality in his latest article.

Gary G-Six Turner talks about how the gym scene has changed

How the Gym Scene Has Changed

Evolution happens whether we like it or not. Sometimes for the good, sometimes for the bad. How you feel about that really depends on your vantage point. Anyone who's been in the gym scene for 5, 10, even 20 years knows that it feels different now than it did then, and we know G-Six has a ton to say about it in his latest article. Check it out.

Getting to know IFBB Pro and Animal athlete Joe Mackey

Introduction To the Fans

Who is Animal athlete Joe Mackey? We know he's an IFBB Pro bodybuilder and one of the strongest athletes in his division. Was this always the case? How did he get into the weights? All that can be found in his latest article.

Stefi Cohen's tips for setting goals and sticking to them to help you crush your New Year's Resolutions

How To Crush Your New Year’s Resolutions

How many folks out there set up New Year's resolutions? A lot. How many actually stick with their new plan of action and accomplish their goal? Eh..not enough. Stefi Cohen shares some tips for setting goals and sticking to them so you can crush your New Year's Resolutions.

John Jewett talks about his mindset approaching the 2020 IFBB Pro Mr. Olympia

Olympian Mindset

You need a professional approach to achieve great success in life, especially in bodybuilding. Athletes use their mindset to stay on the straight and narrow so they can arrive at their goal as efficiently as possible. None of this is by chance. It's all by design. John Jewett explains the importance of an Olympian mindset and how it can get you to the top of the game.

Strongman Rob Kearney gives tips for maintaining a positive mentality after a major injury.

How To Maintain A Positive Mentality

Bad things happen in life. Oftentimes, it's not fair, justified, or forewarned. There is no explanation and your life could seem entirely dark during the aftermath. At this point you, as a human being, have two choices: curl up in a ball and live in the darkness, or you can keep a positive mindset and move your way through the tumultuous waters that you find yourself in. Rob Kearney, after suffering a catastrophic injury to his tricep, tells us how he's been keeping his spirits up during his recovery process.

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A Powerlifter's Advice To His Younger Self

Powerlifting, and sports in general, are long journeys where growth is inevitable. We're not talking physical growth, but rather mental and spiritual growth that occurs as an athlete discovers wisdom through experience. You will do foolish things out of ignorance. It's part of the process. But learning and adjusting your approach is what makes a lifter go from good to great. In his latest article, Rob Hall reflects on his years of powerlifting and shares some words of wisdom to his past self. Check it out.

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Overcoming Injuries: A Blessing In Disguise

Injuries suck. Point blank. But they are a part of our sport because we push the limits every day. Sometimes, unfortunately, the limits push back. And when they do, you’re going to have a few choices—feel sorry for yourself and give up or find the lesson in this mess and rise above. Only you can decide.

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Pressure

Two-time 212 Mr Olympia runner-up Derek Lunsford has some things to say about the pressure involved in executing what he and others around him had come to expect.