Tag: bodybuilding

Fat Loss Hypertrophy

How to power up your off-season

Eric Helms is a pro natural bodybuilder, raw powerlifter and a coach at 3D Muscle Journey. He is based in Auckland, New Zealand. I’ve had the honour of coaching more than 200 people who have stood on stage. I’ve also been on stage nine times myself to date. I used to think along with many others that bodybuilding was all about the prep, but it’s in the off-season where the most important work is done. Once you’ve figured out the formula for you to get shredded, that’s when you realise it’s in the off-season where competitions are won or lost.…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

The balanced approach to bodybuilding

Eric Helms is a pro natural bodybuilder, raw powerlifter and a coach at 3D Muscle Journey. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand. If you want to make bodybuilding a career, and not just something you want to try out for a bit, then you need to make it part of your lifestyle. You need to find a balance that enables you to compete at your highest level while still doing all the things you that make you happy. To a degree, discipline and hyper-focus are needed to compete, without question. You don’t often find that competitive bodybuilders are completely chilled-out…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

Do you have what it takes to stand on the stage?

Nick Mitchell is a leading body composition expert and the founder of global personal training gym Ultimate Performance. He is based in Los Angeles. What’s your ultimate fitness goal? When I was a young man I wanted to be Mr Olympia. I guess deep down I must have believed it was possible. I don’t know whether that’s the naivety of youth or whether I was fed the line by fitness mags at the time that anything was possible through sheer hard work and determination. Maybe a combination of both. I learnt some hard truths many years ago and here they…

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Fat Loss

Ring the changes to get ripped

Phil Graham is a highly-respected competitive bodybuilder, performance nutritionist, fitness expert and personal trainer. He is based in Northern Ireland. You’ve followed the same diet and training approach for years. Maybe it’s the methodology of your favourite bodybuilder, your training partner or the guy in your gym with the best body. Despite all the other approaches out there, you truly believe your approach is the one and only way to achieve your end goal. But maybe the results have stopped coming as quickly as you’d like. And if this is the case then now is the time to open your…

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Fat Loss Nutrition

Is flexible dieting right for you?

Brad Loomis is a pro natural bodybuilder, a coach at 3D Muscle Journey and a RKC qualified kettlebell instructor. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Few nutrition subjects have divided opinion as much as the clean eating versus flexible dieting debate. On one side you have the clean team, who follow strict meal plans with occasional cheat days. On the other side, those with a flexible approach will eat what they like as long as they hit their macronutrient targets. IronLife grilled flexible dieting advocate Brad Loomis about the benefits of not keeping it clean. What was your diet like…

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Hypertrophy

The 5 most over-rated moves for muscle

Nick Mitchell is a leading body composition expert and the founder of the Ultimate Performance global personal training gym. He is based in Los Angeles. Let me start by saying that I love all types of training. My training history has focused on bodybuilding, but I love all reasons for weight training, as well as climbing, running, swimming, yoga, pilates – whatever gets you moving is a good thing with me. And I love all exercises. None are intrinsically bad, each serves a purpose and, if performed properly, they will have a beneficial effect on your body. But when it comes…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

Why consistency is key in building a cover model body

Colin Wayne is a professional physique model and international cover model and served in Iraq and Afghanistan with the United States Army. He is based in Hunstville, Alabama. I started training in 2009, just before I was deployed to Iraq as part of the Inactive National Guard, a component of the Ready Reserve of the United States Army. I was 145lbs and my friend told me to find a new hobby to keep my busy during my time overseas, so I started bodybuilding and have never looked back. Growing up I was always a very small athletic-framed guy but as…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

Why you’re the only person that matters

When you’re trying to build the best physique possible, you need to understand your unique response to training stimulus, says Rich Gaspari Rich Gaspari is a former pro bodybuilder and member of the IFBB Hall of Fame. He is based in Lakewood, New Jersey. Iron Insights 1 Work smarter When I started training I tried to follow the elite bodybuilder programmes but it was too much for me and it was at a detriment to my physique. You have to not just work hard but work smart. Learn about your physique and learn how to not overtrain. 2 Be analytical…

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