Bodybuilding After Forty for Men

One of the most frequent questions professional bodybuilders and athletes get asked is, “Am I too old to start weightlifting?” the answer to this will always be “No, you’re never too old” and they are not just saying that. There is a huge misconception related to bodybuilding and age, asking if you are “too old” … Read more

How to Grow Big Arms

Every guy would like to have big guns and in this article, we give you some basic tips on how to grow big arms. Let’s be honest, there isn’t a single man out there who doesn’t wish to have bigger and more defined arms than he currently has, they are literally the first thing non-lifters … Read more

What Does It Take to Become a Mr. Olympia

Ronni coleman performing bicep curlsIt’s no secret that having as much muscle as a Mr. Olympia is not easy , most people will think that having a body like Ronnie Coleman is impossible and therefore all the pictures online are fake, well, if you’re a hardcore bodybuilder you of all people know that a Mr. Olympia’s physique resembles Photoshop but it is anything but that.

Most people view a Mr. Olympia physique in awe while others think it’s just stupid or even disgusting to get that big, well, there’s that 5% like us that dream to have a physique as close to a Mr. Olympia as possible even if we’re talking 70’s, 80’s or 90’s Physiques like Schwarzenegger’s, Haney’s and Yates, earning a physique like that can be a pretty complicate task, less than 1% of bodybuilders out there achieve that level of development and here we explain why.

Training: Muscle building isn’t complicated even though most people try to make it that way (Crossfitters), Mr. Olympia’s had to start somewhere so they weren’t always this smart when it came to training, every single Mr. Olympia out there ranging from Larry Scott to today’s champ Phil Heath, started training with free weights and compound movements such as squats, deadlifts, bench presses, dumbbell curls etc.

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Improving Testosterone Levels After 40

It was not until I actually reached the young age of 48 that I began to wonder what the hell had happened to me, sure I had been absent from the gym for a year but when I returned and wanted to pick up where I left off it seemed difficult.

At first, it was sheer weakness and lack of energy, and being someone who had worked out lifting pretty heavy when I did train, my strength had diminished.

At that point, I wondered if a doctors visit was not in order. I did go and have a medical check-up and there were a couple of things that had dropped, and the primary one was my testosterone levels which after talking with friends of mine they too had similar issues.

Improving Testosterone Levels After 40 - Bodybuilder Measuring Waist

Low testosterone levels can diminish both energy, strength, and stamina,  including loss of sex drive and of course low HGH levels can lead to similar symptoms.

If testosterone levels are too low, some doctors will recommend TRT “testosterone replacement therapy” but I personally was not ready to begin adding some kind of chemicals to my body at this stage in my life.

The worst thing about low testosterone is that as you get older you begin to accumulate more fat, low testosterone causes your metabolism to slow down.

I did some research and found that there are a few good supplements that can help boost testosterone.

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How to Gain Muscle

Gaining muscle is the number one most important goal for men, I don’t know if it’s an idea that modern society has put into our minds or just a complex that we put upon ourselves, the fact is that we want to gain muscle to look good and feel good.

Walking down the street and getting looked at by strangers (in a good way) is one of the best feelings in the world simply because they admire and are amazed by all that you have accomplished, if you still haven’t experienced this feeling you need to go back to the gym and eat some chicken and rice, just kidding, it takes time but once you got it it’s hard to lose it.

Bodybuilder Flexing

Gaining muscle according to bodybuilding magazines and pro athletes is easy as drinking water, the hard truth is it doesn’t work that way, gaining muscle can be easy if you have god-like genetics or if you take steroids, but doing it the right and natural way takes a lot of work and quite a bit of time.

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Knowing Your Supplements

If you have been working out for at least a year you’re probably considering improving and enhancing your performance at the gym by incorporating supplements into your diet You should consider consuming supplements once you have achieved a high level of intensity in your workouts that are unmatched by the other gym members at your … Read more