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Basics of Cutting

by Dani Taylor The Basics of Cutting Diets Dieting is simple, but not easy.  As a fitness nerd and coach who lives to read scientific articles about fat loss, muscle building and the likes, I wanted to make a basic list of tips for cutting.  This list is primarily geared towards people who are already […]

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CHOCOLATE Contest Prep Cookies

by Melissa Hauser I’m eight weeks out from my first show of the season, and these cookies totally hit the spot while providing 31 grams of protein for only 160 calories! I like to serve these with just a smidge of sugar-free jam. Enjoy! 1 scoop Vega Sport Performance Protein, Chocolate 2 T Vital Wheat […]

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Be a poser!!

by Pam Kalstad, MS When I see the word poser I first think of my children using the term to describe someone who is pretending to be something they aren’t. Now I practice religiously to be the best at posing I can be. It’s the icing on the cake, bow on the present and the […]

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Going It Alone?

by Erin Fergus I’m not even two weeks into this season’s contest prep (at the time of writing this article), and I’m already overwhelmed. Every day I dream of coming home to some type of personal assistant, minion, cabana boy or kitchen bitch, and every day there’s only my wiggly butt dog sitting by the […]

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MY REVERSE BEFORE & AFTER: LET THE COMPETITION PREP BEGIN!

by Samantha Shorkey February 1, 2014 Well aside from having a broken wrist, competition training season is officially in FULL EFFECT, baby! A few vegan ladies have asked how I do it from start to finish so here goes my first post! I’m not gonna lie—I spent Christmas with my family eating as much decadent […]

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An Ode to Stripper Heels

by Melissa Hauser Feb 20, 2014 I am not much of a girly girl. Yes, I treat myself to a pedicure a few times a year. And yes, I do put on makeup every day (yet proudly boast that my out-of-shower-to-out-the-door time comes in at under 13 minutes). But most of the time you can […]

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Practice Makes Perfect

by Emily Zukle Two months before I entered my first bodybuilding show and earned my first of three “Top Five” placings in the bikini category, I joined a local bodybuilding team for support in competition preparation. This decision was a large reason I believe I did so well in all my shows. Every Saturday, I […]

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Strike a Pose

by Dani Taylor Torre never breaks for even a second when on stage. Although flexing every muscle in his body, he is always graceful. How you hold yourself on stage is everything. You have spent months (maybe years?) building up a foundation of solid muscle to create a certain frame, and then dieting down and […]

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What to expect at your first Powerlifting meet

by Mike Greaves No matter what sport you participate in, a first competition can be both thrilling and nerve wracking. This is amplified in a sport like powerlifting because even though you might be on a team, you are alone on the platform (not counting spotters of course) with everyone watching you. For someone with […]

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How to Prepare for Your First Powerlifting Meet!

by Crystal Hammer Watching a powerlifting meet before competing in your first one can be of great benefit and you will learn tons, but if you are too eager and don’t want to wait there are a few things you can do to prepare. Choosing a weight class can seem daunting. You do have to […]

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