Bodybuilding is, above all else, about the relentless pursuit of muscle. It’s about waking up every day, staring at the man in the mirror, and daring him to be great. Bodybuilding is about pushing beyond boundaries, climbing over plateaus, and unleashing an all-out assault on limitations as we ascend into uncharted territory both mentally and physically. It’s about defying the odds, and defining our legacy.
Bodybuilding isn’t about the trophies, the money, the fanfare, the magazine, the ads, or the accolades. It’s about waking up day in and day out, staring at the man in the mirror, and daring him to be uncomfortable with being good. It’s about reaching for greatness and then having the audacity to be even greater.
When he turned pro at the 2009 National Championships, many bodybuilding fans thought newly-minted IFBB Pro Jeff Long was going to be great. It wasn’t a matter of if, but a matter of when. Fast forward five years into a pro career that has had its up and downs, and gone through its fair share of trials and tribulations, and it appears that Jeff is finally on the verge of turning the corner towards becoming a dominant force. A force in bodybuilding that we all knew he had the potential to become.
Recently, I had a chance to catch up with one of bodybuilding’s true enigmas and you can read it all right here in this Rx Muscle exclusive interview.
For some of us being introduced to bodybuilding is like throwing gasoline on a fire – it ignites a powerful explosion that changes things in ways we could’ve never anticipated. However, for others bodybuilding is like a small ember that slowly but surely begins to build, grow, and burn hotter as we immerse ourselves deeper and deeper with each passing moment into the lifestyle.
Bodybuilding is a sport of evolution. It’s a sport about evolving our physiques and ideas in order for us to survive and prosper. At the 2014 NPC Junior Nationals, from the moment he set foot onstage, Light Heavyweight Champion Charles Griffith gave bodybuilding fans a glimpse about what the 212 division might eventually evolve into.
Griffith displayed an amazing combination of round muscle bellies, impressive symmetry, and a stunningly small waist on his way to capturing the crown in his class. I recently had a chance to catch up with the champ to discuss a little bit of life, bodybuilding, and what his future plans are – and you can read all the details right here, in this Rx Muscle exclusive interview.
Going Pro is every amateur athlete's dream. For some it happens quickly, and for others it can take a lifetime. Some just never get there. Today's guest isn’t just a new IFBB Pro; she's veteran and a fighter – a woman that's driven to succeed. From fighting for America around the world to giving it her all in the gym, IFBB Figure Pro Charmain Lett is a go-getter. Now that she's earned Pro Status, she hopes to land a supplement deal, get on the Pro circuit, and help improve people's lives through fitness and clean eating.
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Despite what we try to lead ourselves to believe, there are no real secrets to success in bodybuilding. However, if there is something real bodybuilders know that wannabe bodybuilders don’t it’s that the training and the dieting aren’t all that hard. The hard part is waking up every day, staring at yourself in the mirror, and believing that you have what it takes to be better than yesterday. Real bodybuilders know that magic formulas only exist in movies, and that the real elixir for success looks something like this: work hard every day, ignore criticism, learn from failure, achieve mastery over fear, watch dreams manifest.