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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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The Balanced Macro Diet

Getting started in any endeavor is oftentimes the hardest part. This certainly holds true in bodybuilding. New bodybuilders are almost always more confused than they are confident. Even with the overabundance of information available on various websites and on social media, most beginners will walk away with more questions than answers, especially regarding nutrition.

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Better Arms In 15 Minutes

Circumstances aren't always perfect. As a bodybuilder, you have to make do with what you've got and roll with the punches. Evan shows you how to do an entire arm workout in only 15 minutes—don't let life stand in your way of getting it done.

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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.

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Feed the Animal Part 1: Digestion

In your quest to get big, don’t overlook the importance of digestion. If you cannot digest the amount of food you need to take in, you will spin your wheels. There are many foods (and supplements) that support proper digestion. Listen in as two of the most health conscious athletes in the sport, Evan Centopani and John Jewett, discuss their favorite digestive aids.

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Bodybuilding – The Process

Bodybuilding is a step by step process to prepare for a competition. One month, one week and one day at a time. What you do the week prior will all have a profound effect on the changes made and how effective those changes are. Read further into how to move from Point A to Point B properly in prepping for a show in Derek Lunsford's newest article "Bodybuilding-The Process"

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High Octane Back Training

Having a big back is crucial in bodybuilding. At least 2 of the mandatory poses require a big, thick back. I’ve always had the impression that if you have a big back, it’s likely that the rest of your body will be big—or at least grow as your back grows—and that you train like an Animal. If you haven’t checked out my article “The 5 Pillars of Training,” I suggest you go now and check it out. The 5 pillars will help guide you through my approach to back training. In this video, I show you how to use the 5 pillars approach to take you through a back and bicep training session.