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Consistency is key to getting long term results. Learn how to get (and stay) motivated.

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Muscular man doing barbell biecp curls in gym.
This no holds barred article contains uncensored opinions on strength training, muscle building, diet and nutrition from many of the lifting industry's top names.
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Are You Swole, Jacked Or Yoked?
Jeremy Gray takes a tongue-in-cheek look at common muscle building bro-lingo, and helps you to figure out what kind of lifter you are, bro. If you even lift, that is.
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Arnold Terminator
Who has the best body in the history of Hollywood: Schwarzenegger, Stallone, The Rock, Bruce Lee? Take a look at these 38 amazing bodies and decide for yourself.
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10 Amazing Abs: Some Of The Best Shredded 6 Packs On The Planet
An amazing ab-popping collection of some of the most phenomenal six packs and physiques in the natural physique realm.
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Marcin Maly
Marcin had one rule: work hard, play hard. Disgusted with himself, Marcin knew it was time for a change. He decided to compete & went from chunky to cut in 4 months.
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64 Amazing Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes
64 amazing and inspiring quotes from the Austrian Oak Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mr. Olympia shares his opinions on bodybuilding, life, success and happiness.
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Noah Ellis
Partying and a poor diet prevented Noah Elias from maximizing his gym time. In 10 short weeks he managed to change his physique from flabby to shredded.
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John Stone
John Stone was on the fast track to an early grave. His daily life consisted of smoking cigarettes and pot, drinking soda and wine, and eating poorly.
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10 Inspirational & Motivational Quotes From Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Get an inspirational and motivational boost from one of the hardest-working individuals in the world: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
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Killer Baseball Physiques - Bryce Harper and Gabe Kapler
Get inspired by the bodies on the bases. These athletes train hard for their killer physiques and the love of the game!
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50 of the Greatest Physiques of All Time
There have been a lot of amazing physiques in this world across bodybuilding, sports entertainment, and Hollywood. Find out which rank among the best!
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Big muscular man doing cable chest fly exercise in the gym
There's always someone in each generation that completely revolutionizes the way we do things. Learn how these 5 guys impacted the way we work out in the gym.
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Austin Hill Body Transformation
A heavy smoker, drinker and eater, Austin would eat 6000 calories per day and smoke up to 3 packs of cigarettes. But that was his life before losing 100 pounds!
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Michael Lee Body Transformation
Frustrated by a recent photo, Michael completely turned his life around in only 10 short months using a healthy diet, running and weight training.
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Ian Hartman Body Transformation
Ian had a typical poor diet - McDonalds, McDonalds again, then a big dinner. Disgusted with what he saw in pictures, Ian turned his life around.
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25 Fitness Youtube Channels You Should be Subscribed to
If you enjoy watching videos on YouTube and working out, it might be time to subscribe to some fitness YouTube channels. Check out these recommendations!
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Does Marijuana Use Affect Your Workouts? 21 Experts Respond
Marijuana and working out - an odd combination. Can weed negatively affect your workouts? Or could it potentially help them? We asked the experts!
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Giuseppe Mangiafico before and after transformation
Shocked by what he saw on the scale, Giuseppe Mangiafico was motivated to make a lifestyle change. He lost an amazing 150 pounds in 15 months.
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Jimmy Oller Body Transformation
An accident left Jimmy battling depression and weight gain. After regaining control over his life, Jimmy Oller lost 100 pounds.
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Chris McGlynn before and after transformation
Drinking, bad influences, immaturity and junk food. Chris McGlynn had a wake up call and left his bad habits behind, gaining a pure 30lbs of muscle.
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Christine Wilson Body Transformation
Isolated from her daughter, Christine battled depression. Regaining control over her life she dropped 18% of her bodyfat in a little over 4 months.
21.3K Reads 9 Comments
7 Apps Every Fitness Enthusiast Should Download
If you have a smartphone, you should download these 7 fitness related apps to make accomplishing your fat loss & muscle building goals that much easier.
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Clayton Burkhart Body Transformation
Clayton set aside heavy drinking and overeating and focused his life on muscle building. In a few short years he lost over 100 pounds and packed on muscle!
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Bodybuilder double bicep flex
Welcome to the gun show! Want to know how the best biceps in the history of lifting were developed? Look no further! This feature contains 35 amazing biceps along with workouts.
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Jordan Grahm before and after transformation
The trauma of his mother's death resulted in a downward spiral. After a car crash, Jordan Grahm found the motivation to hit the gym and lose weight.
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Pumping Iron DVD cover
Whether you're watching Pumping Iron for the first time or the fifteenth, there are lessons to be learned from Arnold in this classic docudrama.
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Body Transformation: Khang Nung Loses Nearly 150lbs!
With the desire to make his parents proud, Khang decided to transform his life. Several years (and nearly 150lbs) later, he has crushed every goal he's set!
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365 Day Challenge: Be the Best YOU Can Be
Are you ready to transform your life? Quit imagining it and make it happen. Learn about the 365 day challenge and accomplish all of your fitness goals!
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Active man doing bodyweight lunges outdoors in summer period.
A great deal of success lends itself to how you prepare for a process. In this article, learn how to prepare for your return to fitness after taking some time off.
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Alex DePinto
Alex DePinto let his weight get out of control. After a breakup, he put his focus into the gym, lost 50 lbs and completely changed his appearance.
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Katie Cates before and after transformation
After the birth of a child Katie Cates struggled with post-partum depression. She hit the ground running, and never looked back - losing 64 pounds.
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Setting Goals: A Realistic Approach to Consistent Gains
Sometimes the hardest part of a fitness lifestyle is having a smart goal. Learn everything you need to know about setting goals & go out there & crush them!
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7 Habits of Highly Successful & Motivated Gym-Goers
Accomplish all of your goals by learning the 7 habits of highly successful and motivated gym-goers. Implement these habits into your life & reap the benefits!
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Kevin Smith
Convinced by his brother to try weight training, Kevin overcame multiple sclerosis-related fatigue and bulked to 155. He is now out of his wheelchair and feeling great.
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Craig Valier Body Transformation
Craig was 40-something, overweight and unhealthy. Shocked by pictures of himself taken during a beach vacation, he took action and lost 50 pounds.
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Christian Leva Body Transformation
Once the fitness role model in his family, Christian let things slip. Confronted by his father over the state of his health, he adopted a new lifestyle!
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Eric Masciarelli
After Eric cleaned up his eating and dropped his weight down to 145lbs, he hit the iron and packed on 25 pounds of muscle, bringing his physique up to a lean 170lbs.
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Fireworks Show: 14 Explosive Instagram Physiques
Ignite your daily motivation by following the most popular male and female physiques on Instagram. These 14 amazing fitness stars have some of the best bodies in the world.
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Dominique Eckrich Lost An Amazing 135lbs
Shocked by what he saw in the mirror, Dominique Eckrich set aside a lifestyle of eating and gaming, lost 135 pounds and turned to the sport of bodybuilding.
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Martyn Knowles Body Transformation
Martyn was always known as the "chubby kid." During his transformation he dropped 100 pounds, 12 inches from his waist, and packed on muscle mass.
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Quintin Reed before and after transformation
Quintin Reed was living a life of inactivity, eating sweets, fast food and sodas. Told about his risk for heart attack and diabetes, Quintin lost 111 pounds.
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Claudio Ramos Body Transformation
Claudio live on junk food and soda and his weight skyrocketed to 317 pounds. He lost 135 pounds and 14 inches from his waist in less than one year.
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Sameer Khan Body Transformation
Sameer spent his time chained to a computer, eating chips and drinking soda. He went from a size 38 pants and 25% bodyfat to shredded with a six pack.
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DJ Castano Transformation
DJ Castano immersed himself completely into the bodybuilding lifestyle, leaving behind partying and videos games for protein power and barbells.
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Luis Andrade's Road to Aesthetics
After feeling vulnerable while being bullied, Luis got jacked to protect himself and his friends. Check out how his transformation has affected his life!
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Paul DeVito
Feeling like he had become a fat mess, former athlete Paul DeVito lost an amazing 60 pounds in only 12 weeks, completely shredding his physique.
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Do Your Workouts Scare You? If Not, You Might Want to Read This
Your workouts should scare you. Especially if you're looking to make strength and/or muscle size gains. Read this article to learn how to set up your workouts.
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Losing Your Motivation
Losing the motivation to hit the gym isn't fun. In fact, it's torture. It's time to sell-out to the bodybuilding lifestyle, and make some needed changes. Find out the changes you need to make to realize your fitness goals!
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Mark Irwin Body Transformation
Mark Irwin found himself at 336 pounds and morbidly obese. 2 years later Mark is a shredded competitive bodybuilder, and competes at 182 pounds.
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How To Make Your Fitness Resolutions Stick
The new year is here and you've hit the ground running. The question now becomes: how to you sustain progress knowing that most people fail to reach their goals?
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