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How Far Can Natural Bodybuilding Go?

How Far Can Natural Bodybuilding Go?

Natural bodybuilding is supposed to be a drug-free version of bodybuilding. But as I have explained in the past, natural bodybuilding can often involve steroid use, insulin use, and HGH use. But let’s assume that you wanted to be completely drug-free. How far can natural bodybuilding go? Everyone has a genetic potential, a certain amount […]

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Stop Watching Dieting Documentaries

Stop Watching Dieting Documentaries

We’ve all heard of dieting documentaries such as “What the Health” and “Supersize me”, but I’m going to ask you to do something for me. Stop watching dieting documentaries! They are absolutely terrible, completely unscientific, and a plague upon mankind. As you can imagine, this podcast is going to involve a high degree of ranting. […]

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Can Bodybuilding Kill You?

Can Bodybuilding Kill You? A Difficult Discussion

With the media attention that comes with bodybuilding, when a bodybuilder dies early it’s usually bigger news than it might have been. But there certainly have been a lot of bodybuilders who have died in the last few years. Often from heart problems. Is this coincidence? Or can bodybuilding kill you? Bodybuilding has been shown […]

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Can You Start Bodybuilding in Your 40s?

Can You Start Bodybuilding in Your 40s?

In my last article, I looked at the likelihood of becoming a successful bodybuilder in your 30s and decided that this was incredibly unlikely. But that there were many benefits to starting anyway. In this article I will try to answer the question “can you start bodybuilding in your 40s?”. There should be no reason why […]

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Can You Start Bodybuilding in Your 30s?

Can You Start Bodybuilding in Your 30s?

At the time of writing this article, I am 33 years old. While I have no plans on becoming a bodybuilder, it would be nice to know if I could. So I decided to try and answer the question “can you start bodybuilding in your 30s?”. There is nothing stopping someone in their 30s from […]

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Can Bodybuilding Be Done Without Steroids?

Can Bodybuilding Be Done Without Steroids?

We all know that Pro Bodybuilding is impossible to succeed in without the use of anabolic steroids. But what about natural bodybuilding? Can Bodybuilding Be Done Without Steroids? Or is success predicated on breaking the rules? It is possible to be a successful natural bodybuilder without anabolic steroids. However, natural bodybuilding has a lot more […]

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Ridiculous Fitness Myths

Six Ridiculous Fitness Myths

In today’s episode, I tackle six ridiculous fitness myths that have somehow entered the public subconscious. I chose this title a while back because I thought it would be an easy podcast to research. How incredibly wrong I was! Finding fitness myths that hadn’t been disproven 500 times already was really difficult. Six Ridiculous Fitness […]

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Can Bodybuilding Be Done Without Supplements?

Can Bodybuilding Be Done Without Supplements?

A report by Grand View Research predicts that the supplement industry will be worth $272.4 billion by 2028. To put that into context, the US soft drink industry was worth $253.7 billion in 2016. Supplements are growing at an unprecedented rate. But how necessary are they? Can bodybuilding be done without supplements? It is entirely […]

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Can Bodybuilding Be a Career?

Can Bodybuilding Be a Career? Or is it a Fantasy?

Imagine being paid to be a bodybuilder. Waking up every morning with “work” being food prep, a 2-hour gym session, and then a load of free supplements. It’s the dream of many a lifter, and for some, it is a reality. But can bodybuilding be a career? If so, how likely is it to occur? […]

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Is Bodybuilding a Dying Sport?

Is Bodybuilding a Dying Sport?

If you have read my last article, you will know that I don’t believe bodybuilding is actually a sport in the first place. But if we stop worrying about semantics, we can debate the question “Is bodybuilding a dying sport?”. Bodybuilding as an industry will continue to grow, and there will always be people who […]

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