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Advice I Would Give My Younger Self

Advice I Would Give My Younger Self

It has been said that with age comes wisdom. If I’m being honest, quite a few things have come with age; some good, some bad, all of it a learning opportunity.

From the Powerlifting Platform

From the Powerlifting Platform to the Bodybuilding Stage

First and foremost, I’m a lifelong fan of lifting weights, so I’ve had an interest in every endeavor that is intrinsically tied to that. Olympic weightlifting, strongman, powerlifting, arm-wrestling, bodybuilding, etc. My competitive career has been predominantly in powerlifting, but I have also done two strongman competitions (in 2014) and have always wanted to try my hand at bodybuilding. After I was injured in November 2021 while preparing for a powerlifting competition, I knew I wouldn’t be able to do any heavy squatting for a while, so I figured going the bodybuilding route would be a way to feed my competitive drive and take on a new challenge that involved a different style of training and dieting. Just to be clear, I am not done powerlifting.

Three Bonus Strategies for PRs and Pumps

Three Bonus Strategies for PRs and Pumps

Last month I went over how you can set yourself up for a successful workout even before you step foot in the gym. In this month's article, I go over three bonus strategies for better PRs and Pumps. 

HELP! I Have Small Arms!

Everyone wants huge arms. Who doesn't? But, sometimes it could be a glaring weakness in a physique that needs attention. Quite often with guys and girls that lack a muscular connection there, arm training could seem impossible to progress. John Jewett has some suggestions for you.

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.

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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Maintaining A Competitive Mindset With No Meets In Sight

2020 is a tough year for everyone, especially competitive athletes. With shows and competitions getting canceled and postponed left and right, the uncertainty or lack of a final destination in your training can lead to a loosening of the competitive mindset. Some people can only stay motivated when there is a goal on the map. How do you keep your head in the game with no meets in sight?

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Ways to Improve Mental Health

While maintaining good mental health has always been important for our overall wellbeing, it's more relevant now than ever due to current events derailing many of our normal routines. There are many strategies that we can employ to help ourselves keep our heads "screwed on straight." Evan Centopani, one of Animal's most grounded and logical athletes, highlights some ways we can make sure our brains and thought processes are operating optimally.

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WHY YOU ARE NOT PROGRESSING

You've seen the people at the gym who go there every day and never change. Year after year, they still maintain the same look while others around them move forward. Why are they not progressing? IFBB Pro Chris Tuttle provides some answers in his latest article, "5 Reasons Why You're Not Progressing." Check it out.

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More Than Supplements

It's been pretty rough in the world these past few months. There are no two ways about it. It has been difficult, frustrating, and oftentimes tragic. This was the time to band together for the good of our fellow humans. From donating thousands of Animal Boss Bars to local food pantries to hooking our frontline heroes up with the brand new Animal Immune Pak, Animal will always be here to support those in need. Click the link to read the ways Animal helped the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.