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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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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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Is Bodybuilding a Sport

Is Bodybuilding a Sport? An Honest Opinion

Bodybuilders are athletes, men and women who train harder than pretty much any other athlete. But is bodybuilding a sport? In this article, I will take a look at what the definition of a sport is, whether bodybuilding fits into that definition and whether it should even want to. Bodybuilding is primarily judged on aesthetics, […]

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Can Bodybuilding Affect Sleep

Bad Night? Can Bodybuilding Affect Sleep?

Picture the scene, you’ve worked out, you ate 5 nutritious meals (out of Tupperware containers of course) and you’ve climbed into bed at 10pm. But at 2am you are still awake. Why is that? Could it be that bodybuilding itself is responsible? Can bodybuilding affect sleep? Let’s find out. Bodybuilding has a strong relationship with […]

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Can You Train Every Day?

Bodybuilding: Can You Train Every Day?

Many professional bodybuilders appear to spend their lives in the gym, training up to three times a day. But how realistic is this for regular people? Can you train every day? Or, perhaps a better question, should you? I examine the evidence. Pro Bodybuilders are able to train every day through the use of anabolic […]

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Can Bodybuilding be Dangerous?

Can Bodybuilding Be Dangerous?

Bodybuilding is often described as a positive way to improve your health and fitness, but the media often portrays it as a form of extremism. But what does science say? Can bodybuilding be dangerous? Or is it less dangerous than a sedentary lifestyle? Professional Bodybuilders have higher mortality rates than the general population. Which indicates […]

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