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In this exclusive series, bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo answers questions, and share his thoughts, rants and opinions on training, competing and more.

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Ask Joe the Pro Vol. 15

Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 15 - Under the Bar With High Rep Squats!

Mr. North Carolina Joe the Pro is back and telling you to squat! High reps, baby! In this volume Joe Phrablo also talks about natural gains expectations, and his current "legs focused" workout split.

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Ask Joe the Pro Vol. 14

Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 14 - Want To Compete? Learn Where To Start!

Interested in competing in a bodybuilding competition? Joe Ohrablo tells you how to get started, and which supplements to use. Joe also discusses his current training and competition plans.

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Ask Joe the Pro Vol. 13

Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 13 - Peaking Diets And Fullbody Workouts

Natural bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo talks about the reasons he believes in a 20 week pre-contest diet, his recent use of a fullbody workout, and how he got into bodybuilding.

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Ask Joe the Pro Vol. 12

Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 12 - Building Big Guns

Natural bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo shares his opinion on the 2010 Mr. Olympia, provides tips on how to train for maximum bicep size, and shares insights into his off-season training approach.

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Ask Joe the Pro Vol. 11

Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 11 - A Look At Popular Bodybuilding Workouts

Natural bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo takes a look at FST-7, non-linear periodization, HIT, Dorian Yates' Blood and Guts, Mike Mentzer's Heavy Duty, Doggcrapp training, AGS-10, 10x10, talks deadlift training, and discusses his future with the NPC.

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Ask Joe the Pro Vol. 10

Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 10 - Who Are The Top 5 Naturals?

Natural bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo selects his top 5 naturals, rates each Mr. Olympia champion from Larry Scott to Jay Cutler, and gives the inside scoop on what some of the top IFBB pros are like face to face.

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Ask Joe the Pro Vol. 9

Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 9 - The Scoop On MAX-OT Training

Natural bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo tells you why MAX-OT training is an injury waiting to happen, talks about good stage presence, what his future plans are, and tells you why he is stronger now than before his recent injury.

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Ask Joe the Pro Vol. 8

Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 8 - An Accurate Perception

Natural bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo talks about stage conditioning, the little known supplement ingredient kratom, how much weight you should gain while bulking, and how cutting diets impact his stength.

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Ask Joe the Pro Vol. 7

Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 7 - What Does It Take To Be A Natural Bodybuilder?

Natural bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo reveals what aspects make a lifter into a successful natural bodybuilder, talks about his pec building workout, and discusses the things he like and hates most about competing.

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Ask Joe the Pro Vol. 6

Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 6 - Gaining Muscle And Losing Fat

Natural bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo tells you why trying to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time isn't a wise choice, shares some of his strongest feats of strength and reveals how to train stubborn legs.

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Ask Joe the Pro Vol. 5

Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 5 - Non-Linear Periodization

Natural bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo outlines the concepts and methods involved with non-linear periodization, rates his bodypart strengths and weaknesses, shares his thoughts on Mike Mentzer and Heavy Duty training, and discusses the classic bodybuilding TV show American Muscle.

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Ask Joe the Pro Vol. 4

Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 4 - The Word On Water

Worried about water intake? Natural bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo tells you how much to drink and why you shouldn't cut it out leading up to a contest. Joe also shares his supplement stack, tells you if push ups are a waste of time, and talks about the growth of natural bodybuilding.

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Ask Joe the Pro Vol. 3

Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 3 - Why Compete?

Natural bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo shares his thoughts on competing, addresses the  controversial topic Is Skip LaCour Natural, tells you how to train the last 4 weeks before a show, and reveals how he built his massive front delts.

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Ask Joe the Pro Vol. 2

Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 2 - Stages Of Being Shredded

Natural bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo outlines the 6 stages of being shredded, tells you why so many lifters with 6 to 12% bodyfat don't look ripped, discusses banned cutting drugs, and shares his thoughts on whether it's possible to keep abs year round.

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Ask Joe the Pro Vol. 1

Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 1 - Hardcore Gyms

Natural bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo rants about hardcore gyms, discusses the usefullness of Olympic style lifts, provides deadlift tips, and talks about teens and creatine use.

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