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Franco Columbu: A Legacy of Strength, 1941-2019
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Franco Columbu: A Legacy of Strength, 1941-2019

The worlds of strength sports and bodybuilding both lost a legend when Franco Columbu passed away on August 30. Let's remember the unique accomplishments of this fitness icon. September 13, 2019 5 min read
Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things for September 2019
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Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things for September 2019

As the season changes and the days grow shorter, it can feel harder and harder to get to the gym. Here's what's keeping us motivated to work out and stay fit! September 13, 2019 3 min read
Rule the Stage: How to Master the Art of Bodybuilding Contest Prep
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Rule the Stage: How to Master the Art of Bodybuilding Contest Prep

Team Bodybuilding.com athletes Brian DeCosta and Abel Albonetti offer unique insights on what it takes to be dialed in come showtime. September 09, 2019 7 min read
2 Better Ways to Break Up with Your Fitness Goals
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2 Better Ways to Break Up with Your Fitness Goals

Everyone seems to have their thing these days. But what if you're feeling done with yours? Here are a couple of ways to preserve the benefits of what you've been doing, while also opening yourself up to new possibilities! September 05, 2019 5 min read
Brandon Curry’s Incredible Journey from Kuwait to Mr. Olympia
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Brandon Curry’s Incredible Journey from Kuwait to Mr. Olympia

When it looked like his competitive career was about to wrap up, Brandon Curry was just getting started. Here's how the reigning Arnold Classic champ turned around his physique and became a legit Olympia contender. September 04, 2019 7 min read
Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things for August 2019
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Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things for August 2019

Our shortlist provides supps, gear, and motivation to help you finish the summer strong. August 07, 2019 3 min read
Ashley Horner's Every-Damn-Day Rituals for Total Success
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Ashley Horner's Every-Damn-Day Rituals for Total Success

In life, just like in the gym, you're going to have to make your own success. Here's how this successful athlete, mother, and entrepreneur keeps it all together, and keeps building toward one achievement after another! August 05, 2019 4 min read
6 Secrets That Have Made Anthony Fuhrman a Strength Freak
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6 Secrets That Have Made Anthony Fuhrman a Strength Freak

Team Bodybuilding.com athlete Anthony Fuhrman on the tactics and tips that have helped him rise to the top of the strongman heap. La Flama Blanca burns bright! July 10, 2019 4 min read
9 Tips to Take Your Transformation to the Next Level
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9 Tips to Take Your Transformation to the Next Level

Waiting for a sign to start taking your health and fitness seriously? Here it is, and here's how to put it into action. July 09, 2019 4 min read
Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things for July 2019
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Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things for July 2019

From white chocolate almond butter to a new kind of creatine to the competition that puts us in our place, here's everything powering us through summer. July 08, 2019 3 min read
Athletes and Fathers: How Are You Passing On Your Passion for Fitness to Your Kids?
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Athletes and Fathers: How Are You Passing On Your Passion for Fitness to Your Kids?

We're celebrating Father's Day with our Team Bodybuilding.com dads. Read on to see how they share their passion for health and fitness with their children, in and out of the gym! June 12, 2019 4 min read
Fit Father's Day: How to Upgrade Your Dad Bod
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Fit Father's Day: How to Upgrade Your Dad Bod

Two fitness entrepreneurs and fathers are challenging you to pass on a better example to the next generation. Here's your plan to take control of your health and your life at any age! June 11, 2019 9 min read
Signature Moment with Myree Bowden
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Signature Moment with Myree Bowden

The slam dunk is part physicality, part science, and part improv. Here's what goes through Team Bodybuilding.com athlete Myree Bowden's mind when it's time to defy gravity and kiss the sky. June 10, 2019 1 min read
Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things for June 2019
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Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things for June 2019

June brings us National Men's Health Month, Father's Day, and National Donut Day. Coincidence? We think not. Some of our picks were chosen with men in mind, but you don't have to be a dad or a dude to benefit from any of them. June 07, 2019 3 min read
4 Winning Cues for an Iron Mindset
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4 Winning Cues for an Iron Mindset

Bodybuilding champ Derek Lunsford outlines his mental strategies for a full-force Olympia assault. It's a roadmap for meeting your own goals in the gym. Do you have the focus it takes to make gains happen? May 22, 2019 3 min read
No Limits: Elizabeth Galvan Trains Through Multiple Major Disabilities
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No Limits: Elizabeth Galvan Trains Through Multiple Major Disabilities

She may be one-armed, deaf, and partially blind, but nothing slows down Elizabeth Galvan. May 17, 2019 7 min read
The New Rules of Building a Super Body
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The New Rules of Building a Super Body

To gain superhero strength and confidence, stop holding yourself back and change your approach to women's fitness and nutrition. May 07, 2019 5 min read
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Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things for May 2019
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Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things for May 2019

Some of the best things in life are the simplest. Look forward to your daily workout with better versions of the basics. May 03, 2019 3 min read
Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things for April 2019
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Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things for April 2019

Launch into spring with fresh gear, game-changing gym tools, and your new favorite protein powder. April 02, 2019 2 min read
Dr. Sara Solomon Interview: Stronger Than Ever
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Dr. Sara Solomon Interview: Stronger Than Ever

Dr. Sara Solomon just keeps growing smarter and stronger. We caught up with her to find out how she arrived at where she is now, the importance of evolution, and why you should eat more. March 29, 2019 8 min read
How to Choose a Personal Trainer
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How to Choose a Personal Trainer

No matter if you're looking to hire a trainer or you're a trainer looking to be the best at your job, you need to read this. Have the right mindset, ask the right questions, and you'll make the right choice! March 25, 2019 9 min read
Advertise With Us
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Advertise With Us

Advertise with Bodybuilding.com! Learn about our audience and our high-value key indexes. We provide the technology, tools, and products you need to burn fat, build muscle, and become your best self. March 22, 2019 3 min read
Lift Life: A New Gym Symbolizes Renewed Hope for a Chicago School
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Lift Life: A New Gym Symbolizes Renewed Hope for a Chicago School

Michele Clark High is teeming with pride, despite their community's high crime rate. With athletics being a way to keep kids off the streets, the staff wanted more than just a spare room and ancient equipment to boost the morale and brighten the future of the students. March 20, 2019 2 min read
The Self-Made Bodybuilder: How Brian DeCosta Unlocked His True Strength
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The Self-Made Bodybuilder: How Brian DeCosta Unlocked His True Strength

Team Bodybuilding.com member Brian DeCosta, a 27-year-old former accountant, defeated an eating disorder and survived a near-fatal accident to build the body (and business) of his dreams. February 12, 2019 7 min read
What's Your Idea of the Perfect Fitness-Related Valentine's Day Date?
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What's Your Idea of the Perfect Fitness-Related Valentine's Day Date?

Looking for Valentine's Day date ideas fit for a fit couple? We asked a handful of Bodybuilding.com ambassadors how they would mix things up to make their date both sweaty and special. Here's what they had to say. February 05, 2019 3 min read
Blake Cobb Overcomes Hurdles in Spartan Races and in Life
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Blake Cobb Overcomes Hurdles in Spartan Races and in Life

Bodybuilding.com's ambassadors help spread the message of fitness far and wide. This month we turn the spotlight on obstacle course race enthusiast Blake Cobb. January 14, 2019 5 min read
Kingmaker: The Mike Rashid Story
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Kingmaker: The Mike Rashid Story

In this exclusive documentary, lifting icon Mike Rashid opens up about his past, his struggles, and how he has survived the fight that is his life. January 07, 2019 1 min read
Lone Star Legs: Instant Motivation From 3 IFBB Pros
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Lone Star Legs: Instant Motivation From 3 IFBB Pros

Everything's bigger in Texas, especially legs when you train with the intensity of Guy Cisternino, Branch Warren, and Johnnie O. Jackson. January 04, 2019 1 min read
Sisters in Iron Bound by Fat Loss, Friendship, and BodySpace
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Sisters in Iron Bound by Fat Loss, Friendship, and BodySpace

Two BodySpace users on opposite sides of the world began as virtual workout partners and ended up friends tighter than a bodybuilder on show day. Bodybuilding.com was there to capture their first meeting. January 04, 2019 2 min read
Why You Should Ditch Your New Year's Resolution In 2019
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Why You Should Ditch Your New Year's Resolution In 2019

If you've made (and broken) your "get fit" New Year's resolutions every year, make this the year you ditch the whole resolution-making approach and take charge of your own health! January 03, 2019 3 min read
Crunched for Time? 6 Hacks to Shave Minutes Off Your Workout
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Crunched for Time? 6 Hacks to Shave Minutes Off Your Workout

Just because you're in a rush doesn't mean you can't get a full workout in. Use these hacks to get the most out of your workout time. December 11, 2018 3 min read
Jay Maryniak Went From Rock Bottom To High-Flying Fitness Star
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Jay Maryniak Went From Rock Bottom To High-Flying Fitness Star

Jay Maryniak was fighting a losing battle against drugs and alcohol. Now, the functional fitness expert blows minds daily with his strength and power. November 23, 2018 1 min read
What I Learned During 13 Years Of Strength Training
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What I Learned During 13 Years Of Strength Training

I've gone from being an 18-year-old with anorexia to a strength coach with more than a decade of experience. Here are the most important lessons I've learned along the way. October 25, 2018 7 min read
Caryn Nicole Paolini Interview: The Courage to Change
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Caryn Nicole Paolini Interview: The Courage to Change

Paolini had a good thing going. Why risk it just to pursue some crazy dream? Because that's what makes life meaningful. September 28, 2018 7 min read
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5 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Fitness Goals, And What to Do About It
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5 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Fitness Goals, And What to Do About It

Many people make these common fitness mistakes without even knowing it. You might be one of them! September 25, 2018 4 min read
2019 Bodybuilding.com Awards: Podcast Episode of the Year
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2019 Bodybuilding.com Awards: Podcast Episode of the Year

Our podcast is the perfect way to inject fitness inspiration and information into your commute, cardio time, or whenever you need a boost. Here are the year's standout conversations! September 17, 2018 1 min read
2019 Bodybuilding.com Awards: Video of the Year
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2019 Bodybuilding.com Awards: Video of the Year

These are the most-watched, most-shared videos on our channel. And given how many videos we publish and how many people watch them, that's saying something! September 17, 2018 1 min read
Meet The Bodybuilder Trying To Build Sweden's Freakiest Physique
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Meet The Bodybuilder Trying To Build Sweden's Freakiest Physique

Joar Fällmar is calm, intense, and driven to succeed in the gym and on the stage. Meet the up-and-coming European bodybuilder who is going to be your next shoulder day motivation! August 24, 2018 1 min read
BodySpace Member of the Month: From Dirty Bulk to Clean and Lean
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BodySpace Member of the Month: From Dirty Bulk to Clean and Lean

After years of lifting heavy and eating anything it took to lift more iron, this father of two discovered a better way to build strength and satisfy his hunger for competition. August 13, 2018 6 min read
This is The Rock's New Workout Playlist. Nuff Said.
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This is The Rock's New Workout Playlist. Nuff Said.

What gets Dwayne Johnson pumped up to sling some serious iron? Heavy beats and blasting guitars, same as the rest of us! August 02, 2018
Bodybuilding.com Fit Employee Spotlight: Niranh Saniranh
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Bodybuilding.com Fit Employee Spotlight: Niranh Saniranh

Working as a Bodybuilding.com customer service representative helps Saniranh keep his spirit and fitness on speed dial. Here's how this diehard lifter brings the spirit of Golden Age greats like Serge Nubret back to life in his training! August 01, 2018 7 min read
Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things for July 2018
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Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things for July 2018

Here are some tasty new ways to get your protein and carbs, turn those nutrients into rippling muscle, and keep high-tech track of the whole process. July 31, 2018 4 min read
Jessica White, M.D.: Life-Saving Physician Hones a Killer Physique
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Jessica White, M.D.: Life-Saving Physician Hones a Killer Physique

A 37-year-old single mom of three, Jessica White, MD, balances the demands of being a parent, medical practitioner, and fitness advocate with grace and ease. July 25, 2018 4 min read
An IFBB Pro and Air Force Veteran Perseveres After A Devastating Injury
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An IFBB Pro and Air Force Veteran Perseveres After A Devastating Injury

A car crash on a Los Angeles freeway rendered IFBB pro Katherine Portillo a quadriplegic. Now, she advocates for herself and others with disabilities. July 19, 2018 8 min read
BodySpace Member Of The Month: From Pageants To Figure
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BodySpace Member Of The Month: From Pageants To Figure

After a dramatic 135-pound weight loss, figure athlete Teegan Rose hopes to make fitness a full-time career. July 13, 2018 7 min read
Will India Become The Next Bodybuilding Mecca?
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Will India Become The Next Bodybuilding Mecca?

Interest in bodybuilding is exploding inside this country that has four times the population of the United States. Where it will end is anybody's guess, but India's athletes themselves are prepping up to make their presence known on the world stage. July 09, 2018 4 min read
Bodybuilding Mecca: 12 Gyms to Check Off Your Bucket List
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Bodybuilding Mecca: 12 Gyms to Check Off Your Bucket List

Hardcore gyms may feel like a thing of the past, but not if you know where to look. June 20, 2018 5 min read
Act Fast to Make This the Best Father's Day Yet
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Act Fast to Make This the Best Father's Day Yet

Skip the goofy gifts and get dad something he can really use. Here are five unique and affordable health-and fitness-related gift ideas to keep the man of the family purring like a well-tuned motor. June 12, 2018 1 min read
BodySpace Member of the Month: Spring85Sigma
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BodySpace Member of the Month: Spring85Sigma

Lack of gym equipment and a busy caregiver schedule couldn't stop 53-year-old Andrew W. Harris Jr. from getting into the best shape of his life not once, but twice! June 05, 2018 6 min read
Chinese Bodybuilding Comes of Age
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Chinese Bodybuilding Comes of Age

What happens when you mix the martial arts finesse of Lee Jun Fan (aka Bruce Lee) with the brute strength of Phil Heath? No one knows yet, but if interest in bodybuilding continues at its current pace, the world may soon find out. June 05, 2018 4 min read
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