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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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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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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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Kristen Adamson Body Transformation
After several major setbacks and failed attempts at "eating healthy", Kristen fought back and lost 52 pounds in a year while dropping her bodyfat in half!
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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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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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Jade Socoby's Powerlifting Journey
Tired of giving up, Jade set out on a fitness journey that helped her not only lose weight, but build the muscle and confidence to become a competitive powerlifter!
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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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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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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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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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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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John Miller Body Transformation
John Miller made a dramatic transformation from a pudgy 170 pounds into a shredded 162 pounds, losing fat while building muscle mass.
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Phil Nguyen
Phil Nguyen had an impressive amount of muscle, but woke up one day to find his clothes were no longer fitting. He lost 50 lbs and got shredded.
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A Day in the Life of IFBB Pro Jason Poston
Jason Poston, a type 1 diabetic & IFBB Physique Pro, takes Muscle & Strength on a behind the scenes tour of his life. You won't want to miss this!
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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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8X Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman's Memories at Metroflex Gym
8x Mr. Olympia winner and bodybuilding legend, Ronnie Coleman, takes us on a tour of the infamous Metroflex Gym in Arlington, Texas. Check it out!
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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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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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Melissa Durling Body Transformation
Melissa felt fat, lazy and miserable. She transformed her body by losing 57 pounds in 34 weeks, cutting her bodyfat percentage down from 39% to 19%.
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Mike Rashid Motivation: Are You Alpha?
Mike Rashid is the CEO and founder of IMSOALPHA 1X3 supplements, a former professional boxer, gym owner and author of the "Overtraining" series of e-books.
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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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David McKillop Transformation Story
David was a skinny kid and a social outcast. After discovering lifting, he added 55 pounds to his frame and eventually dropped his bodyfat down to 6%.
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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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An Exclusive View of the Trophy Case of 8x Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman
Join us as we reminiscence with 8x Mr. Olympia, Ronnie Coleman, about his 20 year bodybuilding career in front of his large & completely filled trophy case.
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Body Transformation: Charlene Bazarian Loses 92lbs Naturally!
Charlene Bazarian grew tired of a life spent as a spectator. After finally deciding to take action, she lost an incredible 92lbs! View her exclusive story!
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11 Big Names In Fitness & Their Awesome Four Legged Friends
Take a tip from the pros: the best way to exercise those face muscles is to keep a dog around, because they never fail to bring a smile to your face!
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Embarrassed by pictures of herself, Dr. Jennifer Hennessey set new goals to look strong, fit, and unstoppable. She dropped her bodyfat by 28%.
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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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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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Livin' Like Jay: Inside Jay Cutler's House in Las Vegas
Have you ever wondered what 4x Mr Olympia winner Jay Cutler lives like? Come take an exclusive look at Jay Cutler's Las Vegas home and see for yourself!
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Megan Murphy Body Transformation
Megan Murphy overcame "the freshman 15", a torn rotator cuff and an unhealthy lifestyle by dropping 30 pounds and 15% body fat.
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Down to 115 pounds at a height of 6', Nate focused on the long term process, dialed in his eating plan and lean bulk, and made amazing changes to his physique.
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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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Maritza Rodriguez Body Transformation
Maritza hated the way she looked and was battling low self-esteem. She took control of her life, lost 30 pounds, and now loves the fitness lifestyle.
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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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Top 9 CT Fletcher Workout Videos Of 2014
#ISYMFS! Here are CT Fletcher's top 9 ranking workout videos from 2014. They are pulled from content created only during the current year and are listed in terms of video views.
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Naomi Rotstein Body Transformation
Naomi was gaining weight despite an emphasis on cardio. She moved her focus to weight training and HIIT and made dramatic changes to her body.
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Zsolt Pajer Body Transformation
A self-proclaimed "fat lump", Zsolt made an amazing 8 month transformation losing 69 pounds while building a muscular physique.
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10 Killer Instagram Physiques You've Probably Never Seen
With all the hard work these individuals put into the gym, it would be unfair not to get some recognition. Here are 10 killer physiques worth checking out!
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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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Chris Heitman Body Transformation
At 215 pounds and 26% bodyfat, Chris Heitman was muscular but carrying a lot of excess fat. He dropped 50 pounds and 21% bodyfat, and is now shredded.
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18 Freaky, Scary-Shredded Physiques From Instagram
Instead of eating candy this Halloween, motivate yourself and increase gains by looking at some of the most amazing and shredded physiques on Instagram.
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School, cultural changes, and 2 pregnancies left Shanika Mayadunne at a weight of 230 lbs. Motivated by her trainer's challenge, she lost 75 pounds.
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Body Transformation: Garrett Nutt Adds 26lbs of Muscle Mass!
Tired of being the "skinny kid", Garrett Nutt started his transformation when he got to college and came home for summer break absolutely ripped!
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Jeremy Scott And Dave Dreas
Business partners Jeremy and Dave were skinny fat athletes with little muscle who had typical bad college habits: drinking and eating too much junk food.
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Rebin Roy Body Transformation
Rebin struggled with weight all her life. She was a smoker and heavy eater. After her third pregnancy Rebin decided to hit the gym and lose her stomach.
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Cigarettes, weight gain and clothes that didn't fit. Emilia grew tired of being her own worst enemy, made a lifestyle U-turn and lost over 30 lbs of fat.
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Ahmed Taher
Lazy, skinny and poked fun at, Ahmed found the motivation to change his lifestyle and improve his health and physique by packing on 33 pounds.
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Barb Herbert Body Transformation
Embarrassed by her physical condition, and unable to do things she wanted to do because of her weight, Barb Herbert lost over 130 pounds.
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