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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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Can Bodybuilding Cause Heart Problems?

Can Bodybuilding Cause Heart Problems?

Bodybuilding is a sport that attracts a lot of controversy. Most of this controversy is centred around the culture of drug abuse that bodybuilding fosters. While there are many benefits to using steroids and other PEDs, there are many long-term issues that are associated with it. Can bodybuilding cause heart problems? Or is this worry […]

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Can Bodybuilding Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

Can Bodybuilding Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

It’s an accusation that is often thrown at bodybuilders, both competitive and amateur alike. “All those muscles and can’t get an erection”. But how true is it? Can bodybuilding cause erectile dysfunction? Or are there other factors at play? The act of bodybuilding alone will not cause erectile dysfunction. However, the use of steroids and […]

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Will bodybuilding ruin tattoos

Will Bodybuilding Ruin Tattoos? An In-Depth Look

Lifting and getting tattoos are two hobbies that many people share. Hell, as far as I can tell, that’s how most people appear to spend their time in prison. But will bodybuilding ruin tattoos? Could enlarged muscles lead to the tattoo looking stretched and wrong? Let’s find out. It is unlikely that bodybuilding will ruin […]

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Can You Take Bodybuilding Supplements on a Plane?

Can You Take Bodybuilding Supplements on a Plane?

I always remember reading an article in 2007 about Sylvester Stallone being caught bringing Human Growth Hormone (HGH) into Australia. At the time I marvelled at the absolute balls of the guy. Now I believe that he didn’t even think about it. But what does the law say? Can You Take Bodybuilding Supplements on a […]

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the body coach

With Apologies to the Body Coach

I wrote this article pre-corona virus and have had it in my “to publish” section for a while. Since then, Joe Wicks has done some incredible things. Because of this, an old article I wrote about him is getting quite a bit of traffic. It was not the most flattering! Though I stand by what […]

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What is the heaviest deadlift in history

What is the Heaviest Deadlift in History?

I originally wrote this article in March 2020, and was fairly confident that my answer of 500kg would be set in stone for a while. Oh how wrong I was! So, what is the heaviest deadlift in history? The heaviest deadlift in history is 501kg, it was achieved on 2nd May 2020 by Hafþór Júlíus […]

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