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Charlie Keller: Natural Phyisque and Bodybuilding Competitor Talks With Intense Fitness

Quick Stats: Age: 27 Location: Monument, Colorado Weight Off-Season: 180 Weight Contest: 170 Occupation: Firefighter EMT Achievements: Professionally- Valedictorian of my fire academy Martial Arts – 1st degree Black Belt in Chinese Kempo with 20 years of competitive experience. I started at age 7, I have won numerous state championship titles and 1 world championship  Continue Reading »

Olympic Weightlifting: The 6 Truths of Technique

When it comes to weightlifting technique, there are disagreements. Some are legitimate, some are questionable, and a few are downright silly. But when you sift through it all, there are a few universal Truths when it comes to the snatch and clean. If you can make these following six things happen with a given technical  Continue Reading »

Chris Hunte: 2012 NPC Branch Warren Middleweight Champ Talks With Intense Fitness

Quick Stats: Age: 22 years old Location: Fort Worth, Texas Weight Off-Season: 200-210lbs offseason Weight Contest: 174 contest Occupation: Loan Service Specialist (JP Morgan Chase) Achievements: 1st place teen and collegiate lightweight champ(2009). 2010 NPC jr. USA 1st place welterweight champ. 2012 NPC Branch Warren 1st place middleweight champ. 2012 NPC USA 8th place middleweight  Continue Reading »

Contract To Grow: Focus On Your Contractions To Build Muscle Mass, Rep By Rep

What’s your goal for a given set during a muscle building workout? Is it to lift the weight up as many times as possible? Is it to pile on maximal poundage and see if you can lift it? The answer is bodybuilding is about training muscles, not lifting weights. Your goal should be to achieve  Continue Reading »

Bodybuilding – Power of MOTIVATION [VIDEO]

“The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you’re a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch  Continue Reading »

Breaking The Female Myth: “If I Lift Heavy I’ll Look Like A Man”

Does lifting turn women into muscle bound freaks? Of course not! Find out the physiological and hormonal reasons why women can’t get as big as men. Female Weight Training You hear it time and again from females in and out of the gym, when it is suggested to them that they either: a) Lift weights,  Continue Reading »

Olympic Lifts Starter Program

The following is a 4-week training program that can be used to get started with Olympic training programs. This is a good cycle to start with if you have not previously been doing the Olympic lifts frequently in your training. Ab work should be done every training day, along with any supplemental work, e.g. back  Continue Reading »

Myth Master: Fact Or Fiction: Creatine Prevents You From Getting Lean?

We’re not sure how this myth got started, but a number of people think that when they start a diet, they have to stop taking creatine in order to get ripped. Maybe it’s the notion that a mass builder like creatine will prevent “weight” loss, since mass gaining and fat loss typically are considered two  Continue Reading »

Bodybuilding Motivation by MuscleFactory (HardCore)

“Your biggest challenge isn’t someone else. It’s the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs, and the voice inside you that yells “CAN’T”, but you don’t listen. You just push harder. And then you hear the voice whisper “can” and you discover that the person you thought you were is no match  Continue Reading »


HYPOTHESIS Periodization refers to the systematic changing of workout variables every few weeks (i.e., weight, reps, sets, rest, exercises) to prevent plateaus in strength and muscle gains. A “newer” style of periodization — undulating periodization, which involves changing variables every workout — has exercise scientists very excited. Most exercise scientists think this is an innovative  Continue Reading »