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Is Overtraining a Myth? (Real Life Examples)
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This article will address overtraining and whether it’s a legitimate concern for bodybuilders or if its effects have been sensationalized. There is a common belief in bodybuilding that if you train a muscle too long or too many times (without adequate rest days), you will enter a state of overtraining. Overtraining is a catabolic state caused by […]

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The History of the Jumping Jack
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Most of us would agree that jumping jacks are not the most glamorous exercise, but one that nearly everyone has done at some point in their lives. Jumping jacks, depending on your experience, will either bring back fond memories of PE in school or result in you picturing tired members from your last circuit class.  […]

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The ‘Great Competition’: Bodybuilding’s First Ever Show
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Given the number of bodybuilding shows held every month, let alone every year, in places like the UK and USA, it’s difficult to imagine a time when their bodybuilding shows were relatively unheard of. Yes, vaudeville shows where performers would show off their muscles had been established in the 1800s, but it took some time […]

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The History of Gold’s Gym
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In 1965, former bodybuilder and US Marine Joe Gold opened up a gym in Venice, California, as a place for himself and his friends to train. Charging $60 a year, Joe kept costs down by making his own gym equipment, skimping on the heating, and recruiting every bodybuilder worth his salt as a member. Unbeknownst […]

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Pumping Iron (1977) Movie Review
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Who among us has not watched Pumping Iron? Released in 1977, this docudrama is viewed by many as the most iconic bodybuilding movie of all time.  It proved crucial in propelling bodybuilding into the mainstream of American society while also making a clear movie star out of Arnold Schwarzenegger and, most importantly of all, providing […]

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