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Arnold Classic

In addition to its annual namesake bodybuilding competition, the Arnold Classic is also host to the Arnold Strongman competition, and it’s something I’ve enjoyed matched for the past few years. Both events are split over 2 days, and I’m curious to see the results of both. At the end of the first day, Hafthor Bjornsson […]

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The 2018 Mr. Olympia

Over the past few years, I’ve cultivated a mild interest in the competitive bodybuilding world, and I was actually somewhat excited to see the results of this year’s Mr. Olympia contest. For the past 7 years, Phil Heath has dominated the contest, although his last few wins have been somewhat controversial depending on who you […]

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Dallas McCarver – The 1 Year Post-Mortem

Last year was one of the worst years for bodybuilding in recent memory, with the industry losing two big names from two different segments. YouTube sensation Rich Piana and highly touted IFBB pro Dallas McCarver both died within weeks of each other in August, 2017. Both deaths were shocking, though Rich’s was somewhat more understandable […]

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