Nutrient Timing – When Science and Marketing Collide

by Daniel Roberts Whether you’re a bodybuilder, powerlifter, strongman or general strength athlete, there’s an established wisdom about eating and training which never fails – you need a high protein (roughly 1-2g/lb of lean bodyweight), nutrient-dense diet that meets the calorific needs of progressive overload training. The best training methodologies and diets weren’t created in […]

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To Bulk or to Cut, That is the Question

by Daniel Roberts If you spend any time on the Wannabebig Forums, you’ll run into that perennial plea for help – ‘Should I bulk or cut?’ Chances are that when someone throws himself at the mercy of other members, they do not have a frame of reference from which to make an objective call. Thus, […]

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Iron Cardio

By: Marc Lobliner Scenario One: The clanging of Olympic plates, the grunting from a lifter completing a challenging set, the feel of oxidized iron on the palms of your hands. . . . If these are a few of your favorite things, then you’re a bonified weightlifting enthusiast. Scenario Two: The whirling of the treadmill, […]

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Timed Carb Dieting

Most of the people that come to me seeking personal training advice have their number one priority listed as dropping bodyfat. And when I say most, I am talking about 75-80%. The sad part is a big percentage of those people were NOT fat when they started bodybuilding. Yes, they got that way trying to […]

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Fat Loss Basics

By David Tolson Introduction Like many other things in life, losing weight is easier said than done. In this case, much easier. While people can read books and books on how to do it, the constant dedication it takes seems to be too high a price for many. This would indicate that the problem is […]

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2009 Tampa Bay Pro Show

2009 Tampa Bay Pro Show Mens Bodybuilding 1. Dennis James 2. Fouad Abiad 3. Ben Pakulski 4. Bill Wilmore 5. Ben White 6. Tarek Elsetouhi 7. Leo Ingram 8. Johnnie Jackson 9. Frank McGrath 10. Marcus Haley

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Choose Your Diet, Lose Your Fat

by Chad Waterbury It probably comes as no surprise that everyone from avid fitness buffs to ordinary power walkers asks me for advice. And, even less surprisingly, at the top of this list of questions is how to lose fat. Heck, even when people don’t realize they’re asking for fat loss advice, they really are. […]

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Swiss Ball Exercises for Figure Athletes

by Nick Tumminello As an experienced strength coach who trains trainers, I’ve come to realize how misunderstood the Swiss ball is within the “hardcore” and the “functional” strength communities. In light of this realization, I’m stepping up to set the record straight about Swiss balls and how they should and shouldn’t be utilized in an […]

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