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Good Health or Good Bodybuilding?

 

arnold-schwarzenegger-3Good Health or Good Bodybuilding?


“I predict that bodybuilding will become the chief form of systematic exercise and physical activity, and that it will come to be looked upon as one of the greatest forces in the field of preventative medicine.” — Joe Weider, 1950


When Joe Weider famously wrote those words over six decades ago the United States economic engine was running full speed ahead as a result of the boost it received from World War II, the general health of the American public was a relative non-issue, and the outside world’s view of the bodybuilder was one of respect and admiration as they saw men who were the personification of what dedication to training, nutrition, and hard work could achieve.

 

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El Fisicoculturismo - Un Deporte Narcisista?

Article3El Fisicoculturismo - Un Deporte Narcisista?



El culturismo es el deporte que todos conocemos y amamos, pero a menos que usted sea un competidor o un entusiasta, el público en general no entiende el compromiso abrumador involucrado; la sociedad en general no entiende o aprecia el compromiso a la perfección. Pero una de las razones que nuestro deporte no gana popularidad es porque la mayoría de la gente lo asocia con el narcisismo y las drogas. En mi artículo,  gustaría analizar estos factores y pasar algún tiempo en reflexión honesta.

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Mr Olympia Phil Heath Teams Up with Isobag!

ISOBAG-PHILIsolator Fitness Inc. is pleased to announce its partnership with 3x and current Mr. Olympia, Phil Heath. We have joined a partnership with Mr. Heath’s own Gifted Athletics Line of Isobags. The Isobags are made in the USA at Isolator Finess’s headquarters in Reading Pennsylvania.

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The Law of Opportunity

michael-jordan (3)The Law of Opportunity


If we were to look at the top athletes in the sport and single out a reason for why particular individuals have been able to outperform the rest of the field I believe that the general consensus would be genetics. We would conclude that the athletes at the head of the class happened to be blessed with the right set of parents that allowed them to hit the genetic lottery – that they are genetic outliers.

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Team GAT's AB-Solutely Sexy Contest

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Winter might be here, but Team GAT is turning up the heat with our all new AB-Solutely Sexy Contest!

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Calling All Champions – Check Out MyOatmeal.com

myoatmeal-pic1Calling All Champions – Check Out MyOatmeal.com



Working for a few years as a writer and reporter in the fitness industry, I've learned a few important lessons. I've organized and promoted fitness seminars, conducted hundreds of interviews, and recorded dozens of various clips and features. In that time, it's become quite clear to me that everyone in this business – namely athletes – is starving for recognition from the judges and cash.

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"Los Cinco - Tres Olimpias y Dos Amenazas"

JayCutler"Los Cinco - Tres Olimpias y Dos Amenazas"



El deporte del fisicoculturismo está viviendo uno de sus mejores momentos. Como aficionado, estámos presenciando algunos de los mejores eventos de todos los tiempos. En estos momentos, hay tres Mr. Olympias compitiendo activamente (2008 Mr. Olimpia Dexter Jackson, 3x campeón Phil Heath, y campeón 4x Jay Cutler). Aunque Jackson y Cutler son "cada vez mayores", ninguno de los dos se jubilará pronto. ¿Por qué habrían de hacerlo?! Ambos están haciendo muy bien económicamente, ganando nuevos fans y patrocinios entre más tiempo compiten. Phil Heath es el campeón joven, con excelente genética y un deseo de siempre lograr laexcelencia. Él, mejor que nadie, entiende que con el fin de contener a Cutler y Jackson, él siempre tiene que venir 100% al escenario.

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Another Round With Alcohol & Muscle, V 2.0!

ResistanceTrainingAnother Round With Alcohol & Muscle, V 2.0!
By Anders J Eskilsson


I’m squeezing myself through people to reach the crowded bar. Meanwhile really loud house music is blasting in the background and multi-colored spotlights are flashing all over the place.


Finally I have reached my goal. The bartender greets me with, “Hi! What can I help you with?” “One Long Island Iced Tea, please,” I reply. "Sure! No problem, coming up!" I think better of my order, “No, no, wait. Make it a shot of Jägermeister, also. No, no make it three!”

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Professional – Are you willing to do what it takes?

JayCutler-MD-Bernal-473Professional – Are you willing to do what it takes?


For everyone who’s ever picked up a ball, a barbell, or competed at a high level in any sport, we’ve fantasized about what it would be like to become a professional. We pour every last ounce of our energies into training, make sacrifices like we imagine the pros do, and go to sleep dreaming of seeing our names burn in the bright lights as we compete on the big stage.

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