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Muscle And Aging: How To Prevent Muscle Loss And Why You Should Care

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 02.13.2017 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Until recently, muscle has been the stepchild of organs. Seen as an unsophisticated apparatus for locomotion and nothing more, it was undervalued. Res...

Training Shoulders For Size Old School Style

ric drasin | Posted 12.22.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

Back in the day it was a rule that the delts (shoulders) should be much wider than the waist in order to form that V taper. This was the goal of eve...

Old-Time Bodybuilders And Strongmen

ric drasin | Posted 12.05.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

Years ago there were two types of contests, one was weightlifting and the other was bodybuilding. But they never crossed paths.

Warm Ups for Weight Work Outs

ric drasin | Posted 11.30.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

Some people warm up before Weight Work Outs and some don't. Which one are you? In the beginning of my Bodybuilding career, I really wasn't sure w...

Are Training Partners Good or Bad?

ric drasin | Posted 11.25.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

Are training parters good or bad? Well it depends on the circumstances. When I began working out at the age of 16, I had no idea what a training ...

Getting To The Gym When Tired Or Unmotivated

ric drasin | Posted 11.21.2016 | Healthy Living
ric drasin

How many times have you knew you were going to the gym but thought you were too tired and unmotivated. Well, you're not alone. This is a very common...

High Reps Light Weight, Or Low Reps Heavy Weight For Building Muscle?

ric drasin | Posted 10.31.2016 | Healthy Living
ric drasin

Through the years many have tried to build muscle and cut body fat by using various methods. What works for one person, doesn't work for another. It...

Bodybuilder Kai Greene's Reaction To Phil Heath, Big Ramy, And Olympia Judging

Generation Iron | Posted 10.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Generation Iron

Kai Greene reacts to Phil Heath, Big Ramy's rise, and the judging at Olympia. Every week, Iron Cinema will connect you with Generation Iron director ...

Gregg Valentino Interview: McDonalds, Dorian Yates KO, And Trump

Generation Iron | Posted 10.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Generation Iron

Gregg Valentino talks Trump -- from one loud mouth to another. Every week, Iron Cinema will connect you with Generation Iron director Vlad Yudin. Giv...

Supersets For Better Muscle Gains

ric drasin | Posted 10.12.2016 | Healthy Living
ric drasin

Many years ago when people began to use weights to build muscle they basically did standard exercises with barbells and dumbbells and sets of 3 with 8...

How To Arrange Your Workout For Maximum Muscle Growth

Generation Iron | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Generation Iron

The order in which you do your exercises effect the muscles you fatigue, and that in turn effects how much you can lift. The general rule is to do the heavy lifting (big muscle exercises) first, then smaller muscles after.

Baking Soda And Bodybuilding

ric drasin | Posted 08.18.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

Baking soda has so many uses but who would ever have thought that it would be good for Bodybuilding and Weightlifting? Baking Soda (Bicarbonate) ca...

The Birth Of World Gym

ric drasin | Posted 07.27.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

Joe Gold, the owner and developer of Gold's Gym had visions way back in the 60's of having his own gym and in 1965 he built his dream gym, which becam...

You Are What You Eat

ric drasin | Posted 07.01.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

They say we are what we eat. Never a truer word has been spoken and you can look around and pretty much tell who eats right and who doesn't. I look...

Top Ways To Stay Jacked And Still Enjoy The Summer

Generation Iron | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Generation Iron

Photo courtesy of Generation Iron. Stay lean in the summer. Summer's here! The beaches, the pools, the BBQs, the vacations, the road trips, and all...

Senior Fitness Starts at Youth

ric drasin | Posted 06.09.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

Obesity is the number one problem with our youth today. It out numbers alcohol and drugs by far. Fitness starts with our youth at home. We raise our ...

Top 4 Most Common Bodybuilder Problems

Generation Iron | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Generation Iron

So whether you're the kind of person who sees a bodybuilding mass monster and wonder, "What is it like to live with a body like that?" Or if you are someone who lives the bodybuilding lifestyle and can relate -- we've got you covered.

The Silver Era of Bodybuilding 1940s thru 1960s

ric drasin | Posted 05.27.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

I've referred to the Golden Era of Bodybuilding for sometime now being the 1970s, which was the time that it really became known and took off internat...

Ladies, Lets get into Shape with Weights!

ric drasin | Posted 05.24.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

Over the years many women have asked me about getting into shape and when I suggest Weight Workouts most say they are afraid of getting BIG! I've expl...

Life at Venice Beach in the '70s

ric drasin | Posted 05.20.2016 | Los Angeles
ric drasin

The smell of the ocean, the feel of sand on your feet and the burning of incense bring back the memories of a golden era in Venice Beach.

Training With Arnold. History We Made Together

ric drasin | Posted 05.05.2016 | Entertainment
ric drasin

I remember walking into the door and seeing some of the greats and coming face to face with Arnold. At that point he wasn't really very well known except for some photos in the magazines. We quickly became friends and started doing some chest and back workouts together.

From The Golden Era Of Bodybuilding

ric drasin | Posted 05.05.2016 | Entertainment
ric drasin

I wanted to first introduce myself Ric Drasin from the Golden Era of Bodybuilding in Venice Beach, CA in the early 1970's. This was a very popular t...

100 Years Ago, Bodybuilders Weren't Nearly As Hulk-ish Or Orange

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.15.2016 | Style

Over the years, bodybuilding has literally grown. Bodybuilders are getting bigger, bulkier and more orange as time advances, and while it's a part of ...

Why Cellulite Made Me Love My Body

Maddy Moon | Posted 12.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Maddy Moon

Today, with my average stomach and visible cellulite, I have more confidence and self-esteem than I ever have. I am in love, I own a thriving business, I have amazing friendships, I serve others, I invest in personal development and I realize that everything I need, all of the happiness I desire, is already inside of me.

From Go-Go Boy to Men's Physique Competitor: Steven Rodriguez Shares Secrets of His Strategy

Mark Chesnut | Posted 10.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Chesnut

How does a male go-go dancer make the transition from the beat-infused bars of New York's nightclubs to the muscle-lined stages of men's physique competitions?