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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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Christine Wilson Body Transformation
Isolated from her daughter, Christine battled depression. Regaining control over her life she dropped 18% of her bodyfat in a little over 4 months.
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Craig Valier Body Transformation
Craig was 40-something, overweight and unhealthy. Shocked by pictures of himself taken during a beach vacation, he took action and lost 50 pounds.
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Eric Masciarelli
After Eric cleaned up his eating and dropped his weight down to 145lbs, he hit the iron and packed on 25 pounds of muscle, bringing his physique up to a lean 170lbs.
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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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Clayton Burkhart Body Transformation
Clayton set aside heavy drinking and overeating and focused his life on muscle building. In a few short years he lost over 100 pounds and packed on muscle!
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Dominique Eckrich Lost An Amazing 135lbs
Shocked by what he saw in the mirror, Dominique Eckrich set aside a lifestyle of eating and gaming, lost 135 pounds and turned to the sport of bodybuilding.
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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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Claudio Ramos Body Transformation
Claudio live on junk food and soda and his weight skyrocketed to 317 pounds. He lost 135 pounds and 14 inches from his waist in less than one year.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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Jimmy Oller Body Transformation
An accident left Jimmy battling depression and weight gain. After regaining control over his life, Jimmy Oller lost 100 pounds.
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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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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!
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Team MusclePharm Tearing Up Instagram
MusclePharm practices what they preach. This includes everyone from Co-Founder Cory Gregory to the iconic Arnold Schwarzenegger to C.T. Fletcher, NFL stars Colin Kaepernick, Laron Landry & more.
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Martyn Knowles Body Transformation
Martyn was always known as the "chubby kid." During his transformation he dropped 100 pounds, 12 inches from his waist, and packed on muscle mass.
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Nik Huszar
Nik Huszar was a smoker and drinker who had no interest in health or fitness. Shocked by the number he saw on the scale, Nik lost 113 pounds.
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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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Shaun Dillon Body Transformation
Shaun was an athlete who gained weight in college due to the typical pizza and beer diet. He lost 56 pounds and dramatically dropped his bodyfat percentage.
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Sam Bridgewater Body Transformation
Injuries and weight gain left Sam without any confidence. Disgusted with himself, Sam lost 110 pounds and dropped his bodyfat from 40% to 6%.
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Anthony Ciccariello Transformation
Anthony Ciccariello was a video game nerd living on fast food. Embarrassed by what he saw in the mirror, Anthony took action and now weighs a ripped 170.
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Jordan Grahm before and after transformation
The trauma of his mother's death resulted in a downward spiral. After a car crash, Jordan Grahm found the motivation to hit the gym and lose weight.
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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.
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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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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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Nate Thibeault body transformation before and after
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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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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Nick Horton Body Transformation
Motivated by the military PT test standards, Nick lost 65 pounds and lowered his weight from 250 pounds down to 185 while adding muscle.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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Areya Dargahi Body Transformation
Constant ridicule filled Areya's life with anger and resentment. Barely able to fit into a seat at college, he took action and lost over 82 pounds.
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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.
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Jeremy Bell Body Transformation
After 7 years of terrible eating, Jeremy Bell found himself in a poor state of health. He hit the weights, got his diet in check, and turned his life around.
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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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Kyle Olson Body Transformation
Kyle had a gut, didn't care about exercise and ate anything that sounded good. After deciding to make a change, he lost 70 pounds.
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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.
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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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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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Katie Cates before and after transformation
After the birth of a child Katie Cates struggled with post-partum depression. She hit the ground running, and never looked back - losing 64 pounds.
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