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Dan Kennedy

Much can be said about getting in shape for a show, I’d like to share four strategies that will make your contest prep easier and in turn yield better results on the podium.

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Competition diets are commonly based on the idea that the athlete must eat every two to three hours. When employing this logic, it’s normal for a diet to consist of five or six meals. This has...

When you mention the name Arnold Schwarzenegger, the image that immediately comes to mind is peaked biceps and a tremendous side chest pose. Others might note Arnold’s amazing movie career, but...

These days, everyone seems to use a prep coach before entering a competition or physique transformation. With that said, do you know what you should be looking for in a coach? There are certain...

The keys to a successful off-season can be summed up in two concepts: consistency and carbohydrate competency. The focus of this article will be carbohydrate competency, so I’ll leave consistency...

It’s interesting to compare the athletes of today to those of the 1990s. Many view the physiques of yesteryear to be much grainier and more aesthetic, and to just hold more “wow” factor than those...

If you sit back and examine bodybuilding as a whole, you’ll realize what a dichotomy our sport truly is. In what sport is it essential to fail on a daily basis in order to improve and succeed? In...

Most physique athletes treat their off-season as a free-for-all. Coming off a show prep leads to a binge mentality, which often leads to missed gains between physique competitions. Gaining quality...

Cardio—how much should I do? When do I do it? What type should I do? Let’s discuss four cardinal rules of what Prime Nutrition owner Aaron Singerman calls the Cardio Confessional.

I’ve seen many approaches to “off-season” dieting over the past 30+ years. The biggest mistake I see in these well-intentioned plans is the expectation that the ramping up of calories over the...

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