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Bodybuilding: A Reality Check

Thinking about competing in bodybuilding, physique, figure, or bikini? Then you need to read this eye-opening blog by an insider.

The Real Reason Everyone's Fat

Are soft drinks, fast food, or aggressive diet plans making us fatter? Nope, it's something totally different. And the good news is, you have power over it.

The Dumb Figure Coach

Starvation diets, damaging workouts, and eating toilet paper. It's time to call out the idiot competition coaches who are damaging women.

A Quick Guide to Perfect Dips

The best chest exercise isn't the bench press. It's the dip. Here's how to do it right for big pecs, strong triceps, and healthy shoulders.

No Show, No Problem

People try to persuade fit females to get on stage. And the ones who aren't interested often second guess why they even lift. Don't be one of them.

The Real Judgement-Free Zone

Planet Fitness isn't judgement free. And neither are you if your staunch beliefs about training hold you back from making progress. Here's why.

Steroid Users On Soapboxes

Sick of hearing steroid users talk about motivation and discipline when those things weren't apparently enough for them? Then read this rant.

The Only Way to Get Results

Why do some people get awesome results in the gym while others don't? It could be a number of things, but here's the most overlooked, and most important, factor.

CrossFit Is Not A Fad

They call it a fad, but they couldn't be more wrong. CrossFit is more than just exercise and it'll outlast its haters. Here's why.

The Number One Coaching Mistake

Athletes need to be strong to dominate the competition. Ironically, some strength coaches put strength on the backburner. Here's where they're going wrong.

Dessert Pizza For Lifters

Turn protein powder into pizza... dessert pizza. Raspberry cheesecake dessert pizza that won't make you fat, to be specific. Here's how.

CrossFitters, You're Too Weak

Explosive movements make you faster, but there's more to strength than the concentric portion of a lift. Stop being a weakling on the lowering.

The Secret to Training Motivation

There are two personality types when it comes to training. Find out which one you are and you'll stay motivated and get results.

Stop Trying to Look Like Someone Else!

Training to look like someone else is pointless. Instead, try to look like you... at your best. Here's how.

Gay Bashers: Even Gayer Than Bodybuilding?

Why are bodybuilding fans and gym rats often the most homophobic people around? Time to call them out.

Chest-Con: The Vigneault Challenge

Got muscular endurance? Test it with this challenge. You'll hate it... but love it later.

Clean Eating and Biscotti

This Italian cookie recipe is "clean" but it's so tasty you'll feel dirty eating it. And those are the best kinds of foods to eat to lose fat.

From Bodybuilding Geek to CrossFit Newb

Bodybuilding might make you look athletic, but does it make you an athlete? Confessions of a hypertrophy addict in a CrossFit gym.

Olympic Lifting Won't Make You Look Jacked

Klokov is jacked, but you won't be if you train like him. Why working out to look like an elite Olympic lifter might be working against you.

Fat Shame Yourself

Are you fat? Maybe you should be shamed. But don't let some jerk do it to you. Do it yourself, then do something about it.

Less Posting, More Progress

Are you trying to make progress or get attention? There is a difference and you need to know it.

Stop Worrying About Being Too Big

For athletes, big muscles are never the problem. Excess body fat is.

No More Training Cults

Stop looking for a fitness cult to join. Start thinking for yourself.

Why We Lift

They say you can't chase two rabbits. But don't let the metaphors fool you. It's absolutely possible to achieve more than one objective under the iron.

Why Are You Competing?

It's time to stop playing pretend physique competitor and get real.