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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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Post Contest Back Training for Width

The first thing you learn about this sport is that perfection doesn't exist. Fresh off the Dallas Europa pro show, John Jewett assesses his weaknesses and gets back to the work at hand–bringing up his back. Take a look as he takes us through a vertical specific back workout in "The Animal Underground."

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Two Week Out Push Session

You don’t hear too many bodybuilders refer to a workout as Push or Pull day. It is typically chest day or back day or some single muscle group split. I have stuck to a Pull, Push, Legs split for quite some time, but never really called it that.

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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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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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"Obsession"

Is obsession positive or negative? Is it healthy obsession or borderline psychotic? Depends on the context and who you ask. Jay Nera’s latest article explains the “obsessed” and how they harness their mindset to get to the next level.

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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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Being the Underdog

It’s been 8 weeks since The Cage and I can still play it back in my mind. Most people know that I was hospitalized after my event with Steve Johnson. I was diagnosed with Rhabdomyolysis, the breakdown of damaged skeletal muscle into the body. This, in effect, causes the release of myoglobin into the blood stream. My case was severe enough to shut down my kidneys. I also suffered acute liver damage due to a misdiagnosis at the ER in Ohio. Subsequently, I spent 5 days in a hospital bed hooked up to IVs in excruciating pain. To this day, I can still feel pain in my lower back muscles and experience numbness in the area. Looking back though, I don’t think I would change a thing.

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Back Metabolic Day

John Jewett's experience separates him from the pack. He understands more than just training specific movements--he also knows how they relate to each body part. Check it out as he smashes back in "The Animal Underground."

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Frequency Vs. Volume

You can train with maximum intensity or you can train with high frequency, but you can’t do both. For years, trainees have landed on either side of the debate with some being disciples of the high intensity school and the rest being advocates of increased training frequency.