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Do You Even Lift?

Do You Even Lift?

GEARDUpPodcast January 28, 2014 0

You may be bigger and you may be better than me but you will never tell me I am not a bodybuilder. I probably have more knowledge than many but how I choose

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Anabolic Steroids:  The Fairest Part of Bodybuilding

Anabolic Steroids: The Fairest Part of Bodybuilding

GEARDUpPodcast January 23, 2014 0

Anabolic steroids are about the only “fair” thing in the sport of bodybuilding. Each person is free to choose what he or she does with his or her body, and is responsible for

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What It Takes

What It Takes

GEARDUpPodcast January 10, 2014 0

Last year, I met Rachael, a girl prepping for her first bodybuilding show in March of 2013.  She was behind schedule with prep, so I stepped in and helped push her the final dozen weeks.  She

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The Dividing Line

The Dividing Line

GEARDUpPodcast December 19, 2013 0

“I’ll start tomorrow”. “I’ll start next week”. “As soon as my final is over, I can focus 100% on this”. “As soon as this semester ends, I’ll be less stressed”.

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The Professional Mediocritist & How To Avoid It

The Professional Mediocritist & How To Avoid It

GEARDUpPodcast December 7, 2013 0

Yes, I was guilty, too—at least a little bit.  I was a “professional spotter”. But it didn’t last long. I started working as a personal trainer in the fall of 2004.  I always knew intuitively that the

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5 Mistakes I Wish I Hadn’t Made, But Glad I Did

5 Mistakes I Wish I Hadn’t Made, But Glad I Did

GEARDUpPodcast November 26, 2013 0

Here are 5 mistakes I have made in life that impacted not only me personally, but with this being about bodybuilding, impacted me there as well. Read this so that you don't make

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The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

GEARDUpPodcast November 13, 2013 0

Ah, the waiting game—perhaps the single most difficult aspect of the bodybuilding lifestyle. You know the cliché, “Bodybuilding isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon”. And while that corny cliché does a decent

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Project: Bringing Muscle Back

Project: Bringing Muscle Back

GEARDUpPodcast November 4, 2013 0

Project: Bringing Muscle Back /aka “The Jacked Initiative” In 2006, Justin Timberlake brought sexy back (or at least claimed to).  I remember it clearly, because I heard it at every bodybuilding show at least

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Who Cares?

Who Cares?

GEARDUpPodcast October 30, 2013 0

On last week’s episode of GEAR’D UP, we had on special guest Bostin Loyd. When we asked him about his motivations his answer basically boiled down to: “I do it, because I want to

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We Help Those Who Help Themselves

We Help Those Who Help Themselves

GEARDUpPodcast October 23, 2013 0

One of the first people I really looked up to in this wacky sport called “bodybuilding” was Dante Trudel, creator of DC Training, and later, TrueProtein.com (now TrueNutrition.com).  Dante had a knack for putting

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