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My Pre-Contest Mindset

My Pre-Contest Mindset

David Johnston February 3, 2014 0

Twenty-two weeks out. That’s where I’ll be this coming Saturday, October 19th, 2013. Twenty-two weeks until I next step foot on stage. That means I have two more weeks of “pre-dieting”

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Growth Hormone Peptides

Growth Hormone Peptides

Guest Author February 1, 2014 0

The smallest unit of Protein is an amino acid. Amino acids can be double bonded, triple bonded, and a chain of amino acids. Peptides are a short chain of amino acids linked by peptide

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Adam – 12/30/13

Adam – 12/30/13

Adam Mcvey February 1, 2014 0

As many of you know, things have taken off here at REAL WORLD MUSCLE. The GEAR'D UP podcast is doing way better than I could have ever dreamed and the out cry of support

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The Culture of Opinions

The Culture of Opinions

David Johnston February 1, 2014 0

When's the last time a fit person walked up to an out-of-shape person and said, "You should be ashamed of yourself, you fat piece of shit"? It doesn't happen. In our ever-degrading

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Do You Even Lift?

Do You Even Lift?

Guest Author 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

David Johnston 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

David Johnston 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

David Johnston 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

David Johnston 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

Adam Mcvey 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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