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Went PRO In Figure & Women's Physique in SAME SHOW! Ashley Soden Interview | RX Spotlight
Went PRO In Figure & Women's Physique in SAME SHOW! Ashley Soden Interview | RX Spotlight

Ashley Stoden, who won her IFBB Pro card in Figure AND Women's Physique at the Team Universe, joins Dave Palumbo on an all-new ep [ ... ]

56-YEAR OLD WINS PRO CARD AFTER 25 YEARS! Donna Sterling Interview | RX Spotlight
56-YEAR OLD WINS PRO CARD AFTER 25 YEARS! Donna Sterling Interview | RX Spotlight

Donna Sterling, a 56-year old IFBB Pro card winner who won her pro card 25 years after first taking the stage, joins Dave Palumbo [ ... ]



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Spotlight On NPC Bikini Competitor: Sara Goergen


Category yosarau compete in: NPC Bikini
Date of birth: 3/29/1983
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Career: fashion Consultant


Competition history: 
• 2013 Circle City Classics, Indianapolis
• 2014 Indiana All Natural, Indianapolis
• 2014 Mike Francois, Ohio


The Ruthless Report 22: Bods to Keep an Eye On—and Catching Up With Colette


The months of April and May broughrutht an astonishingly fine set of champs and almost champs in the women's physique sports. With shows in multiple cities almost every weekend, it's sometimes tough to remember last week's golden girl or promising newcomer. Here are a few who caught my eye this spring from the hundreds of promising contenders who hit the stage. See if you don't agree that they're worth keeping on your radar as the 2014 Olympia season rolls on.



4 Steps to Faster Muscle Recovery after Workouts

recov4 Steps to Faster Muscle Recovery after Workouts


You know that feeling. The feeling you get after pushing yourself at the gym, when your muscles ache and you have trouble getting up the stairs, and you’re cursing your instructor. It’s actually a sign of your body screaming that it needs time to recover.

The recovery period after a workout is the time when your body rebuilds its muscles. Even seasoned workout enthusiasts experience muscle soreness and need time to reenergize their muscles. But sometimes your muscles don’t recover as fast as you would like them to. Here are four proven steps to faster muscle recovery that will help you get back in the gym stronger and feeling more refreshed than ever. 




By Dr. Stacey Naito, Physician & IFBB Bikini Pro


Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain which regulates the wake-sleep cycle.  Production is turned on later in the evening when lights are turned off for bedtime.  However, there are a number of poor habits which people commonly engage in which interfere with the body’s production of melatonin, with harmful results such as impaired immune response, increased rate of cellular aging, and increasing the risk of cancer formation.  


Spotlight On: Figure's Valarie Sanford

valariesanford-thumbAfter having my second child, I wanted to train with a purpose. Not just go through the motions.  I needed a challenge. I needed a goal. I wanted results.  That is when my life-style really went from being a hobby to a life change.


Life is a Beautiful Adventure for Bikini's Sandra Reardon

spotlight-sandra-thumb1I love to lift heavy and push myself to the limit. When there is no pain I feel like I’m not doing anything to improve so I get back at it and work harder and my favorite workout is legs and butt.


Rookie Figure Competitor Brittany Reilly

britney-thumbI was that girl who thought running 10 miles a day and consuming 500 calories was going to get me into shape. My husband begged me for over 2 years to start lifting with him. My exact response was “I don’t want to get big.” 


Spotlight On NPC Bikini Competitor: Samone Kinsey

simkiThe anxious thoughts and feelings leading into a show. I get impatient and just want the competition to get here as soon as possible. Closer to the show, I begin getting nervous and having all kinds of anxious feelings and wanting to know who my competition is.


Spotlight On NPC Bikini Competitor: Marian Mae Galang

marianThe thing about this sport is that not only does it challenge you physically but it also challenges you mentally. When I started competing, I realized that I needed a thick skin to be able to make it through this sport.


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