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  • 6 Best Trap Bar Exercises That Aren't Deadlifts or Shrugs

    6 Best Trap Bar Exercises That Aren't Deadlifts or Shrugs

    The trap bar was invented by Al Gerard back in the late 1980s as an easier way to do shrugs and that’s how the trap bar got its name. And who doesn’t like training the traps, the biceps of the upper back? A big pair of traps a like a cherry on top of a…
  • Dr. Sunny Andrews Shares Her 2021 Olympia Experience

    Dr. Sunny Andrews Shares Her 2021 Olympia Experience

    Fans that were in attendance at the 2021 Olympia weekend in Orlando, Florida saw history in the making. That was where the first Wellness Olympia was held, and the fans that saw the show live couldn’t get enough of it. Imagine how the athletes competing in the show felt. One of those athletes was Dr.…
  • Melanie Branch Stands Strong Behind Her Husband in Service

    Melanie Branch Stands Strong Behind Her Husband in Service

    Author’s Note: Some of the details of this story are graphic in nature, and may trigger survivors of various forms of abuse. Discretion is advised. A common expression that is shared by members of the United States Armed Forces is that they’re offering a blank check to their country. This is because the service they’re…
  • Bodybuilding Legends Discuss Shaun Clarida’s 2022 Olympia Goals

    Bodybuilding Legends Discuss Shaun Clarida’s 2022 Olympia Goals

    Ever since 2020 Olympia 212 Champion Shaun Clarida won the 2021 Legion Sports Fest open contest, the topic of conjecture has been whether the New Jersey native should be allowed to compete in both the Olympia 212 and the Mr. Olympia contests this December. Currently, Clarida is only allowed to choose one of the other,…
  • 'Coach Sarah' Will Take Your Kettlebell Training to the Next Level

    'Coach Sarah' Will Take Your Kettlebell Training to the Next Level

    Over the last decade, kettlebell training has become increasingly popular, making its way into bootcamps and CrossFit classes across the globe. Yet somehow, the full-body conditioning tool is often overlooked and underutilized in regular fitness routines. As an effective strength training alternative to dumbbells and barbells, the kettlebell is a fantastic way to shape up…
  • Julia Waring and Stephanie Gibson Talk Military and Olympia

    Julia Waring and Stephanie Gibson Talk Military and Olympia

    Very few people in the United States know what it is like to serve in the Armed Forces. Very few athletes know what it is like to compete on the Olympia stage. So, finding athletes that have done both puts those people in rarified air. Lenda Murray and Whitney Jones had two such athletes on…
  • Strongman Mark Felix is Record-Breaking Proof That It's Never Too Late

    Strongman Mark Felix is Record-Breaking Proof That It's Never Too Late

    Mark Felix entered the world of strongman competition at 37. Now in his late 50's Felix is still crushing the competition and records. Find out how he does it.
  • An Updated Guide on Training Truths and Muscle Myths

    An Updated Guide on Training Truths and Muscle Myths

    The golden age of bodybuilding (think Arnold Schwarzenegger before Terminator and Predator) produced much of the training wisdom that trickled down to everyday lifters in commercial gyms. They were ahead of the curve and the science, figuring out a lot of what you use in today’s workouts. Many of the classic ideas also missed the…
  • Chris “Psycho” Lewis Reminisces About Gold’s Gym Venice

    Chris “Psycho” Lewis Reminisces About Gold’s Gym Venice

    To succeed in the sport of bodybuilding, it’s best to have a coach or a trainer to help you in the gym. Even if you know your way around a weight room, an extra pair of eyes or someone with different expertise can be a great advantage. That’s where Chris “Psycho” Lewis can step in.…
  • Gabriele Burgholzer Displays Strength in Sport and Service

    Gabriele Burgholzer Displays Strength in Sport and Service

    Imagine being at the Arnold Sports Festival and standing among the best in the world in your sport preparing for competition. Gabriele Burgholzer knows that feeling well. At the 2022 Arnold Pro Strongwoman contest, Burgholzer stood as one of the 10 strongest women on the planet to compete in Columbus, OH. Burgholzer placed eighth, but…