Nick Trigili Slams Nick’s Strength & Power

by Christian Duque IFBB Pro, Mr. USA Nick “3D” Trigili is on the rise. His channel is blowing up, his tips are second to none, and his view counts are going through the roof. Comments are up, likes are up, and just around 50% of his views are coming from subscribed viewers. This means he […]

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Nick Walker Blocked Me?!?!

by Christian Duque Yes, unfortunately the great Nick Walker dubbed “The Mutant” for carrying darn near 300lbs of muscle, has blocked your ole buddy Christian Duque, for being an objective journalist. In all my years covering bodybuilding, I could count the top pro’s that have blocked me on one hand. There’s Phil Heath, and there’s […]

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What Types of Massages Should You Be Getting?

by Matt Weik Want to stay fit? Go to the gym! It’s a no-brainer and something we have all heard, right? But after a painful and tiring workout, is there anything else you can do to help your body recover other than the usual post-workout shake and supplements? Yup. You can look at all the […]

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How Accurate Are Fitness Trackers & Should You Use Them?

by Matt Weik Fitness trackers have become quite popular lately as more and more people are checking their statistics thanks to the introduction of innovative technology. Unfortunately, even with today’s technology helping to improve health and fitness levels, most people are still not physically active throughout the day. In fact, according to the US Department […]

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6 Reasons You Should Consider Using Bone Broth

by Matt Weik Bone broth is recently gaining a lot of popularity among health-conscious individuals. This liquid gold has enormous health benefits, making it a perfect dietary supplement for many people looking to take their health and nutrition to new heights. Let’s take a closer look at what exactly bone broth is, see what makes […]

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Vanilla Protein – The Throwaway Flavor?

by Christian Duque It’s true; I’m not going to lie, most vanilla flavor protein powders taste like crap. There’s very little money in protein. It’s very expensive to make, it ships in 2lb or 5lb tubs, which take up a lot of inventory space and expiration dates are very much the hourglasses that keep investors […]

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Evan Centopani Officially Retires

by Christian Duque The news that IFBB Pro Evan Centopani officially retired made the rounds very quickly throughout the fitness industry. Although he hadn’t competed in quite some time, there were credible reports that he was in full prep for the 2020 NY Pro; however, when it moved to Florida, that no longer made it […]

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YouTube Bodybuilding Channels: Who’s the King?

by Matt Weik If you’re into the sport of bodybuilding, you are probably subscribed to quite a few YouTube bodybuilding channels. With the vast range of topics covered on each channel, is there really ONE that can be called the king? Times Are Changing: YouTube Bodybuilding Channels Are Growing Depending on your age (I’m clearly […]

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Brandon Curry, William Bonac – 2022 Arnold Classic

by Christian Duque The 2022 Arnold Classic is already shaping up to be one of the most epic bodybuilding contests of all time. After what I saw at the 2021 Mr. Olympia, it seems that Big Ramy will rule the sport indefinitely. When Brandon Curry hit the stage, bringing 20lbs of added muscle, ripped to […]

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Will the Bodybuilding Industry Change with the Recent Deaths?

by Matt Weik The last couple of years have been rough for the bodybuilding industry. We lost some amazing individuals who helped shape the industry and make it a better place. People who brought intelligence, compassion, energy, motivation, and joy to the bodybuilding industry. While we will all die at some point (sorry for being […]

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Give A Coach A Chance!

by Christian Duque Coaches in the fitness industry get burned all the time. Competitors need to think about themselves, first, and that’s something I’ve long advocated; however, with certain caveats. I believe that competitors, particularly new ones, don’t really do their homework when it comes time to hire that very important person who either does […]

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6 Incredible Benefits of CBD for Athletes

by Matt Weik CBD or Cannabidiol is a cannabis compound that has been found to have several healing benefits, only without giving you the “high” feeling that many associate with cannabis. From relieving you of things like aches and pains to helping reduce inflammation, there are many incredible benefits of CBD for athletes. Some athletes, […]

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Ronnie Coleman at 285lbs Shredded?

by Christian Duque C’mon guys, are you really buying into this? I understand that as fans, especially for those of us who lived the Coleman era, there’s a nostalgia effect with The Big Nasty. It’s like believing in Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. I’m not saying that you can’t remember The King in all […]

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Don’t Weigh Me Cards: Another Excuse for American Obesity

by Matt Weik Oh boy, I can hear the triggered alarms going off across the nation already. Listen, if you don’t want to hear the truth, go back to your safe space, pull up your security blanket, and ask the government for some more money. Otherwise, I’m going to give it to you as it […]

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The Media Continues to Paint Bodybuilders as Bad People

by Matt Weik I’m not going to name names in this article because, quite frankly, I feel the use of the term “bodybuilder” is overused today. But apparently, there was a young man who went to his parents’ Long Island mansion on Christmas morning and shot his dad in the back and his mom in […]

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Various Types of Tea and Their Amazing Health Benefits

by Matt Weik After water, tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages worldwide. It is something many drinks on various occasions, both hot and cold. With various types of tea out there, some consume a cup of their favorite tea to achieve the health benefits associated with the various types of tea they […]

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Why Are the Masters Pro’s Ignored?

by Christian Duque Most outlets don’t care about Masters Pro’s. That’s not an opinion, it’s very much a fact. For about three years, I covered a huge number of bodybuilding contests, and of that number, a significant amount included Masters competitions. I was very fortunate to have worked closely with one of the most respected […]

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9 Reasons Why You May Fail on Your New Year’s Resolution

by Matt Weik Other than getting together with friends and family on January 1 of each year, what else comes to mind? Probably New Year’s resolutions, right? Maybe you’re sitting around the dinner table on New Year’s Day and talking about what you want to accomplish this year, and everyone brings up one or two […]

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Should the NPC Allow Out of Shape Competitors on Stage?

by Matt Weik I’ve seen a lot of comments, videos, and posts on social media about a recent NPC bodybuilding show where one competitor (in the super heavyweight class) came in out of shape. And when I say out of shape, I mean, his body fat had to be over 30%. The biggest gripe has […]

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Mr. Olympia Chris Dickerson Passed Away

by Christian Duque We often hear about The Golden Era of Bodybuilding, that period of time when the sport was really put on the map, with glowing nostalgia. It was a time when fans bought up all the magazines, including ones in languages they couldn’t understand. It was a time when the mystery for what […]

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The Olympia Won’t Cancel Shawn Ray!

by Christian Duque The detractors rallied their forces, they berated “Sugar” Shawn Ray throughout social media, so much so that it started to become as if the entire industry wanted Shawn’s head on a silver platter. I’m not saying I approve of what the IFBB Hall of Famer said on that bizarre RXMuscle interview, just […]

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6 Clever Ways You Can Help Get Your Kids More Active

by Matt Weik Do you have a kid who is obsessed with gaming? A kid who’d rather play video games instead of being active and playing outside? A kid who’d rather make online friends instead of real friends? Well, parenting has never been an easy task, but this trend has gotten much worse over the […]

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7 Items to Have in Your Office to Improve Your Health

by Matt Weik Work is stressful. It’s long. Your boss is an asshole. Your co-workers are lazy and complacent. And you go through the day praying five o’clock comes soon so you can get the hell out of there and to the gym to release the stress and frustration of the day. You want to […]

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Is Marc Lobliner Being Ignored By The Bodybuilding Press?

by Christian Duque Marc “The Machine” Lobliner has been a driving force in the fitness industry for years; in fact, he’s been a social media influencer long before that was even a thing. His career started many moons ago, working for the Weider empire, as well as helping to build industry giants like Scivation. He […]

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The Best Ways a New Personal Trainer Can Make Money

by Matt Weik Being a new personal trainer isn’t easy. In fact, it can be incredibly challenging. Gyms around the nation are full of personal trainers who have more experience than you and an existing client list. How can you enter the space and make a splash (and some money)? What’s covered in this article […]

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Bob Cicherillo Fired As Jr. Nationals MC

by Christian Duque When news hit that legendary bodybuilder turned contest MC Robert “Bob” Cicherillo had been dismissed from his duties at one of the biggest contests in the NPC, it sent shockwaves throughout the fitness industry. This was the case for a couple major reasons. For starters, the [relatively new] promoter of the Nationals […]

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The Importance of Focusing on Your Hydration Levels

by Matt Weik Drinking water may feel like a chore sometimes, right? But let’s be honest, you can’t survive without it. Water is a building block of new cells in the body. Every single chemical reaction that takes place in your body requires water. And that’s just one reason why you need to be focusing […]

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How to Make Holiday Leftovers Work for You

by Matt Weik A wholesome feast is the highlight of the holiday season (ok, let’s be real… we all can’t wait for the dessert). But there’s just something special when families get together and celebrate by having a bunch of food and gather around enjoying everyone’s company — even though we all have that one […]

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Breathing Techniques to Help Lower Blood Pressure

by Matt Weik What if I told you that you could be suffering from a condition that can kill you with no real symptoms to tell you that something is wrong? Pretty scary, right? If you have chronic high blood pressure that never goes down into the normal range, you’re at risk. The fix is […]

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Can Taking a Daily Walk Help Reduce Depression?

by Matt Weik Are you still bingeing on chocolates when feeling low? Time to get up and go for a walk! While it may sound weird, walking can actually boost your mental health and help reduce depression. With increasing social media demands, long working hours, financial pressure, and poor diet, the rate of depression and […]

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Keone Pearson Going Natty in 2022?

by Christian Duque The news from Nick’s Strength and Power discussing 212 Bodybuilder Keone Pearson going back to Classic, has certainly made the rounds, but what’s really resonated with bodybuilding audiences, is his assertion that the competitor told him he would be doing so naturally. It’s a little foggy whether Pearson actually said this to […]

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Supply Chain Woes – Supplement Price Hikes?

by Christian Duque Who can forget the rampant shortages that took place during the outbreak of the pandemic in February/March 2020? I know I can’t, and you can’t, either. Many of us, though, would like nothing more than to block it from our recollection. In fact, many Americans have taken to downplaying how bad things […]

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Santi Aragon Officially Retires

by Christian Duque Santi Aragon is by far one of the most liked and respected IFBB Pro’s in the sport. He’s always been very open about his positions on competition, supplements (including PED’s), and the fitness industry. Being consistently transparent is a rarity in a scene that’s all about backstabbing and clout chasing. Nonetheless, if […]

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Turkesterone Explained by IronMag Labs 💪

Turkesterone What is Turkesterone? Turkesterone is an ecdysteroid, which is a hormonal steroid that is found in plants. Ecdysteroids can be compared to testosterone, due to their ability to induce growth. However, unlike testosterone, ecdysteroids do not bind to androgen receptors, and therefore do not cause any steroidal side effects, such as gynecomastia and hair […]

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11 Essential Fitness Tips You Should Be Following

by Matt Weik Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an avid gym rat who could use a refresher, there are some essential fitness tips that you should follow to get the best results possible. What you’ll find below is a quick list that you should run through and use as a checklist to set […]

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Marc Lobliner Battles For His Pro Card

by Christian Duque You know you’ve made it in the fitness industry when you’re a living, breathing, brand. Marc Lobliner has long transcended the role of competitor, coach, and/or business owner. He’s been a driving force in social media, even before it was formally classified as such. Imagine being an influencer before the category existed. […]

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This Type of Fitness Content Won’t Help YOU

by Matt Weik I wish we could read, watch, or listen to things and immediately retain the information and have it serve us well. Unfortunately, most people engage with fitness content and get absolutely nothing from it. It’s not because it didn’t provide some sort of value. It’s because people don’t implement and execute on […]

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Your Morning Routine Sets Up the Rest of Your Day

by Matt Weik What you do in the morning can ultimately make or break your day. You can think of it as “what side of the bed you rolled out of.” For many, they wake up and go through their usual morning routine. Others, well, wake up and have no clue what is going to […]

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Should You Try a Vegan Diet? Types, Benefits, and Things to Consider!

by Matt Weik Vegan has become one of the hot buzzwords these days. Don’t believe me? Go search around on Instagram, and you’ll see it in plenty of bios. Each day more and more people are shifting towards a vegan diet for various reasons such as health, environmental concerns, animal welfare, and many more. According […]

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