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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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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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Greg Plitt
Fitness legend Greg Plitt lived to motivate others through the extraordinary things he accomplished. For these things, he will always be remembered.
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Offseason Football Training: 10 Tips From NFL Pros
Don't let the off-season hinder your gains, take some tips from these NFL players to keep you right on track to keeping your muscle and staying fit!
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Mercia Howard Body Transformation
Mercia was a personal trainer who found herself gaining weight and in need of a change. She found the motivation and lost 50 pounds.
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Michaella Campbell Body Transformation
Michaella wasn't satisfied with just having a "mom's body". In less then one year she lost over 60 pounds and now looks amazing!
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Andras Szeri Body Transformation
Andras had built the muscle but needed convincing to commit to a strict diet. He went from 198 pounds and 15% bodyfat to absolutely shredded!
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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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Exclusive Video: A Day in the Life of Kai Greene
Kai Greene just won the 2016 Arnold Classic, but he's had more than training on his mind. Kai is making major moves in the entertainment and sports supplement industries.
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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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Body Transformation: An Adaptive Chris Ruden Perseveres
Born with 7 fingers and diagnosed as a type I diabetic at age 19, Chris still followed his dream of becoming a powerlifter. Check out his full story!
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Michael Mitchell Body Transformation
Michael's life spiraled out of control, resulting in the eating disorder anorexia. He battled this severe weight loss and added 28 pounds.
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Dean Macriyiannis
Teen Dean gave up junk food, soft drinks and video games for the gym. In only a year he gained 20 pounds of muscle while dropping his bodyfat.
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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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Dayle “TwoWalks” Medley Body Transformation
Suffering from high cholesterol and poor health, Dayle turned his like around, losing 44 pounds of fat while adding 11 pounds of muscle.
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The Ultimate Fit Couple Pt. 2: Life Outside the Gym
In this episode of "A Day With", the Kuclos are back and this time they are giving us more of an insight into what they enjoy doing outside of the gym.
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Stephen Ross Roberts Body Transformation
Stephen Ross Roberts gained 37 pounds of lean body mass while dropping 10 pounds of fat and cutting his bodyfat percentage in half.
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Chris Bumstead's 10,000 Calorie Cheat Day After 2017 Olympia
MHP followed Classic Physique Athlete Chris Bumstead around LA after the 2017 Olympia to get an inside look into how bodybuilders really eat post show.
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How To Stick To A Workout And Diet Plan
Today is the day to take action. Lisa Hostetter shows you how to stop thinking about your fitness and diet goals and make them happen.
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Return of the King Snake | Lifestyle | Ep. 3
In this video, Team ALLMAX athlete Steve Kuclo gives us a behind the scenes look into how a pro bodybuilder balances work and life when trying to return to the contest stage.
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A Day With 300LB 7Ft Matt Morgan
In this video, we follow Redcon1's Matt Morgan. Standing at 7ft tall, weighing 300lbs, he is one massive physique competitor, salesman, and politician.
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Zach Stubbs Body Transformation
In only 2 years, Zach Stubbs was able to add a substantial amount of muscle mass while remaining lean and dropping his bodyfat to 7%.
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Josh Stone
Teen Josh Stone was active, but liked to party and had horrible eating habits. After committing to bodybuilding, and dialing in his nutrition and training, he gained 35 lbs.
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Katherine Wilburn Body Transformation
Katherine Wilburn is a stay at home mother of 6 who was run down and depressed. She lost 24 pounds in only 14 weeks and dramatically changed her body.
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Melanie Blatt Body Transformation
Ridiculed and depressed, Melanie slowly changed her bad habits and stopped binge eating. She is now a sleek 125 pounds and a figure competitor.
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Joe Zimecki
Ulcerative colitis left Joe without a large intestine and with a Ileostomy bag. Overcoming insecurities he went for it, deciding to make mental & physical changes.
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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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Alissa Parker Body Transformation
Eating whatever she wanted during her first pregnancy, Alissa gained 60+ pounds of fat. During her second pregnancy she maintained her health and conditioning!
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The Science Of Workout Motivation: Tell Your Trainer To Shut Up!
Here's a workout fact that might shock you: a recent study revealed that individuals trained by silent but skilled trainers outperformed those assisted by vocal trainers.
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Deana Jones Body Transformation
Deana Jones lost 28 pounds and dropped her bodyfat down to 14%, while competing twice in figure. This year she is aiming for her pro card!
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[Video] Table Talks: IFBB Pro Iain Valliere Exclusive Interview
In this episode of Table Talks, we sit down with Iain Valliere and discuss various topics ranging from injury history to the weekly cost of his food.
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Stephanie Althea Body Transformation
Stephanie was an overweight coach potato with a love of power-eating. After watching some transformations on TV, she found the motivation to change her life!
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Omar Essam Body Transformation
Lazy and unmotivated, Omar responded to the criticism of his friends by losing 25 pounds and shredding down to 12% bodyfat.
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Steven Berger
At the age of 16, Steve Berger was a skinny, athletic teenager with a soft midsection. He packed on 40 pounds of body weight in only 2 years while dropping his body fat.
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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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Jordan Chabinsky Body Transformation
Jordan Chabinsky was always an athlete. Once he caught the bodybuilding bug - game over! He transformed his physique and is now a WNBF pro natural bodybuilder.
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[Video] What It Takes To Be A Pro Bodybuilder Pt. 2 w/ Regan Grimes
In part 2 of this series, we follow IFBB Pro and Primeval Labs athlete, Regan Grimes, as he concludes his prep in hopes to qualify for the 2020 Mr. Olympia.
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David Cullen Body Transformation
Soft from eating too much fast food after the birth of his son, David Cullen lost 40 pounds and completely shredded his physique.
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Denise Batalha Body Transformation
Denise was a sedentary night owl, and ate a poor diet. In one year she dropped 60 pounds. 8 years later Denise is a figure competitor.
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Jesse Velázquez Body Transformation
Jesse was overweight and depressed, and living on junk food. She got up off the couch, lost 33 pounds and nearly cutting her body fat percentage in half.
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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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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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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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Mary Ellen Jordon Body Transformation
As a mother of 5 boys, Mary Ellen had lost control of her health and fitness. She set aside the fries and nuggets, made a change and lost 48 pounds.
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Ian Kauffman Body Transformation
Struggling with a rare disease called Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasi, Ian joined a gym, lost 80 pounds and dropped his bodyfat in half.
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Samuel Pustea
Skinny, depressed and living on sweets, Samuel turned his life over to bodybuilding. He packed on 40 pounds of mass and completely changed his physique before age 20.
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Maureen Ashley Body Transformation
Maureen grew tired of watching other women look amazing and step on stage, so she took the initiative and lost 22 pounds, 12% bodyfat, and competed in figure!
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The Evolution Of Bodybuilding By Gordon LaVelle
In this interview, Gordon LaVelle talks about the history of bodybuilding and his new book: Bodybuilding: Tracing The Evolution Of The Ultimate Physique.
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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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Progression 101: 8 Ways To Keep Making Consistent Gains
Give the body a good reason to keep growing with various progression methods that will help keep you from hitting a plateau at the gym.
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