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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.
214.6K Reads 14 Comments
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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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.
444.4K Reads 7 Comments
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.
258.2K Reads 27 Comments
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.
274.4K Reads 32 Comments
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.
277.6K Reads 19 Comments
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!
25.9K Reads 4 Comments
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.
236.8K Reads 13 Comments
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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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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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!
162.7K Reads 11 Comments
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!
57.6K Reads 4 Comments
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.
92.7K Reads 8 Comments
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!
57.2K Reads 5 Comments
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!
56.7K Reads 4 Comments
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.
42.3K Reads 4 Comments
7 Legit Reasons You Should Never Squat
Just say NO to squats. Learn why you should avoid this "king" of all exercises, and how you can build more muscle using the Smith machine, quarter squats & leg extensions.
154K Reads 62 Comments
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!
10.7K Reads 1 Comment
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.
44.5K Reads 12 Comments
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.
52.7K Reads 8 Comments
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!
43.1K Reads 1 Comment
Jennifer Hennessey before and after transformation
Embarrassed by pictures of herself, Dr. Jennifer Hennessey set new goals to look strong, fit, and unstoppable. She dropped her bodyfat by 28%.
90.5K Reads 6 Comments
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.
110.9K Reads 1 Comment
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.
82.5K Reads 15 Comments
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.
219.4K Reads 189 Comments
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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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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Emilia Andradottir before and after transformation
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.
70.7K Reads 1 Comment
Brandi Wisdom Body Transformation
With the help of Micah LaCerte and Hitch Fit, Brandi Wisdom left behind an unhealthy lifestyle, losing 34 pounds in only 5 months!
84.6K Reads 17 Comments
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.
48.6K Reads 38 Comments
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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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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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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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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Nancy Reinhardt
Nancy Reinhardt's weight pushed past 200 pounds. Suffering from degenerating discs, she used a clean diet and exercise to regain her health.
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Jon Fildes Body Transformation
Headed off to college and not happy with being skinny, Jon Fildes packed on over 40 pounds of muscle mass while remaining lean.
47.3K Reads 19 Comments
Daniel Aipa Body Transformation
Daniel Aipa is a strength coach who lost 43 pounds in only 6 months, shredding his physique and entering his first bodybuilding contest.
43.8K Reads 34 Comments
Julia Nash Body Transformation
Julia had used her pregnancies as an excuse to eat too much. During her stunning transformation she lost an amazing 89 pounds.
43.8K Reads 9 Comments
Billy Urias Body Transformation
With the help of Team Scivation, Billy Urias transformed his physique by losing 84 pounds of fat while gaining 13 pounds of muscle.
31.5K Reads 0 Comments
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.
27.5K Reads 4 Comments
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.
62.1K Reads 30 Comments
7 Tips To Help You Set Amazing Fitness Goals
You have fitness, health and dieting goals, now set yourself up for success. Kim Brenton presents seven tips to help you refine, focus and reach your goals.
23.9K Reads 3 Comments
Jason Flack Body Transformation
A heavy drinker, Jason let himself go and had ballooned up to 232 pounds. He is now 60 pounds lighter and has his bodyfat down to 8.4%.
24.4K Reads 3 Comments
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!
67.1K Reads 14 Comments
Side profile shot of a muscular bodybuilder wearing a black tank top in the gym
After taking a couple of years off from competing, IFBB Pro, Sadik Hadzovic is back to take you inside his journey and mindset to becoming a Champion.
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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.
38.8K Reads 6 Comments
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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Matthew Wolfe before and after transformation
Challenged by friends that he would never get into shape, Matthew lost nearly 70 pounds and made a phenomenal body transformation.
59K Reads 10 Comments
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.
58.9K Reads 11 Comments

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