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Balancing Bodybuilding and Relationships

Balancing Bodybuilding and Relationships

I have to admit that I haven’t always been great at finding balance in my life with bodybuilding, but I’ve learned how to get better through the years. It’s not an easy thing to do when you’re competing to be the best at something. I’m pulled to capitalize on every minute of every day to set the standard of what it means to be the best bodybuilder in the world. When I “give up” one day of training, I feel like it’s one day I’ve lost. I constantly think about how I can be better today for tomorrow. Continue reading →
Posted By: Derek Lunsford
Categories: LIFESTYLE, LIVING
Knowing When to Pull Back: Taking One Step Back to Take 10 Steps Forward

Knowing When to Pull Back: Taking One Step Back to Take 10 Steps Forward

As athletes, we want to attack our goals full throttle. We want to do whatever is in our power to maximize our efforts as quickly and effectively as possible. But progression is seldom linear. Oftentimes we need to pull back or change direction slightly, otherwise we'll hit a wall and really stall out. Stefi Cohen is no stranger to this process. See what she has to say in her latest article.
Posted By: Stef Cohen
Categories: TRAINING, LIVING
Overcoming Adversity

Overcoming Adversity

There are many lessons to be learned from the Iron but one that sticks out prominently is overcoming adversity--the ability to bounce back after a setback or disappointment. Many talented athletes have fallen to the wayside because they never stood back up once they fell. Champions are defined by how they handle these hardships and still triumph. Derek Lunsford has something to say about it in his latest article.
Posted By: Derek Lunsford
Categories: LIVING
Becoming an Olympian

Becoming an Olympian

Now, the sky’s the limit. My goal is to win the 212 Olympia. This is not a dream, but a reality I can make true. I have the entire year focused for the 2020 Olympia. I will change my physique into what will be an Olympian champion—my vision is set.
Posted By: John Jewett
Categories: LIFESTYLE, LIVING
Rethinking Optimal Protein Intake

Rethinking Optimal Protein Intake

Athletes are always interested in the topic of protein. How much should we take? What is too much? Too little? John Jewett breaks it down for us in his latest article on optimal protein intake.
Posted By: John Jewett
Categories: NUTRITION, LIVING, DIET
How to Build Your Legs Like an IFBB Pro

How to Build Your Legs Like an IFBB Pro

Legs are one of the most prominent--and important--feature on a pro bodybuilder. If you have weak legs, you're going to have a hard time turning pro, and most certainly underperform among them. Derek Lunsford is known for having a killer set of wheels. He highlights how to build your legs like an IFFB Pro in his latest article.
Posted By: Derek Lunsford
Categories: TRAINING, LIFESTYLE, LIVING
Improving Sleep for Increased Gains

Improving Sleep for Increased Gains

Sleep, without a shadow of doubt, is the most overlooked aspect of recovery and growth. We're talking about a deep sleep state that allows your muscles and your mind to recover fully from your day to day grind. In his newest article, John Jewett explains the importance of a good rest and why it is absolutely crucial for recovery. Tag someone who is up all night and needs this reality check.
Posted By: John Jewett
Categories: LIFESTYLE, LIVING
Transitioning from Off-season to Contest Prep

Transitioning from Off-season to Contest Prep

You know that point between off-season and prep where you gotta make the switch and you have to do it seamlessly? Yeah, we know it too. Derek Lunsford has you covered in his latest article.
Posted By: Derek Lunsford
Categories: TRAINING, LIVING, DIET
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