Injuries are part of the game. The course of action you take when you're injured will depend on its severity. Before you throw in the towel on your entire prep, read Renee Jewett's article, "Training Around Injuries During Prep," because you might find some valuable advice on how to manage these unfortunate events.
Peaking for a show is tricky. Obviously, the first plan of action is to become fat-free, but after that, an athlete must know when to feed into the show in order to present the best possible look. No one can explain this to you better than John Jewett does in his latest article.
You can't just aimlessly go to the gym. That's a surefire way to make minimal, if any, progress. The sad thing is this is what most people do. There are ways to set yourself up so your training is optimal. Find out how in IFBB Pro John Jewett's latest article.
A massive back is a status symbol among bodybuilders. Much like the ever-coveted big legs, having a back that turns heads is an indicator that an athlete has put in the heavy-duty work. You don't acquire a thick cobra backside by doing sissy movements, half repping, and training lightly. You have to put some elbow grease into it. Shawn Smith shares some tips for building a massive back.
As athletes, we evolve as the years go on. Whether it's diet, training, our look, or all of the above, we progress forward and change as needed. Things that worked back in the day may now not apply to our present circumstances. Chris Tuttle has adjusted his training since he started. Here's how.