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Casey Viator – A Genetic Phenomenon

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Bodybuilding is a sport in which success, in large part, is dependent on the genetics that are inherited from your ancestors. When Mr. Universe Mike Mentzer was asked the secret to building his incredible physique, he answered “I picked the right parents.”


The 10 Most Exciting Mr. Olympia Contests

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The 2013 IFBB Mr. Olympia contest is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in the 49 years of the most prestigious competition in Bodybuilding. The return of 4-time champ Jay Cutler, the debut of the massive Big Ramy, the threat of the incredible Kai Greene as well as the defending champ himself, Phil “The Gift” Heath, is going to make this year’s event one for the history books.


Arnold vs Sergio - Part 3

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1972 - Arnold Schwarzenegger versus Sergio Oliva was truly the Battle of the Giants in the world of bodybuilding. Although Arnold would face a bigger opponent in Lou Ferrigno in the coming years, it was his showdowns with the genetic freak of nature that was Oliva that pushed Arnold to be better than even he thought possible.


The Mr. Olympia Mystique

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When the IFBB Mr. Olympia competition began in 1965 it was not considered the number one bodybuilding contest in the world as it is today. Joe and Ben Weider wanted to establish a competition that would decide who was the best bodybuilder in the world.



Arnold vs Sergio - Part 2

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1971 - 1971 was the Year That Could Have Been in the Arnold vs. Sergio saga. After a disappointing year for Sergio in 1970, a year in which Arnold defeated him not once but twice, bodybuilding fans all over the world were excited for another showdown between these two genetic giants.


The Joy of Bodybuilding

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In his book, “Pumping Iron: The Art and Sport of Bodybuilding”, author Charles Gaines not only introduced Bodybuilding to an unsuspecting general public, he also vividly described the immense joy and satisfaction that the few men who engaged in the sport felt every time they trained.


Arnold vs Sergio - Bodybuilding's Greatest Rivalry

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Arnold vs. Sergio

One of the greatest rivalries in the history of bodybuilding was when Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Austrian Oak, took on The Myth, Sergio Oliva. One bodybuilding writer at the time called it “Immovable Object Meets Irresistible Force”.


Two Bodybuilding Icons Remembered

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Last weekend, two giants in the Bodybuilding world were remembered for their incredible contributions to the Fitness industry. Robert Kennedy, the publisher and founder of Muscle Mag International, passed away exactly one year ago on April 13th, 2012. On Sunday, April 14th, 2013, a Memorial service was held in memory of Joe Weider, the publisher of the Weider empire. Joe passed away on March 23rd, 2013 at the age of 93.


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