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The Birth Of World Gym

ric drasin | Posted 07.26.2016 | 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 12.30.2015 | 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 02.02.2016 | 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?

How Norwegian Bodybuilders Boost Their Self-Esteem

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.06.2015 | Comedy

Don't feel buff enough? Worthy enough? Let these Norwegian bodybuilders show you how they instantly feel bigger: by living in a mini-scale town! "This...

WATCH: 79-Year-Old Champion Bodybuilder Sets World Record

HooplaHa | Posted 10.06.2015 | Fifty
HooplaHa

Ernestine "Ernie" Shepherd proves age truly is just a number. At age 79 she is a personal trainer, a professional model, a competitive bodybuilder and happier and more fulfilled than she's ever been in her life.

Champion Bodybuilder With Colostomy Bag Redefines Beauty And Strength

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.28.2015 | Women

Zoey Wright just set a new standard for power and beauty. Wright, 22, won a bodybuilding contest Sunday while posing with a visible colostomy bag, acc...

Fitness Transformation and the Art of Bodybuilding!

Constance Spencer | Posted 09.17.2015 | Women
Constance Spencer

So a question pondered during this event was -- is this a sporting event, an art form or just plain entertainment? I came to the conclusion that to me fitness bodybuilding is all of these.

From Athlete to Artist: Athletes for Art Renaissance Tour

Kelsey Minor | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts
Kelsey Minor

It was there that I also spoke to three of the artists about their professional life in the high-stakes game known as the art world. These athletes aren't your basement-starving artists. It's been their life mission to work hard on the field or court, and now in their art.

Top 5 Ways to Get a 'Sick Pack'

Maddy Moon | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Maddy Moon

Are you finally done with health? Are you sick and tired of having a ravenous libido, a quick metabolism, an energetic body, and a full head of hair?...

Guy Who Wanted To Look Like The Hulk Almost Lost His Arms

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.05.2015 | Weird News

A bodybuilder who wanted to resemble The Incredible Hulk is instead feeling green, after the synthetic muscle injections he used caused myriad health ...

Watch Bodybuilder With Degenerative Disorder Master Competition With Strength, Grace

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.31.2015 | Good News

Updated on March 31, 2015: 6:49 p.m. EDT An athlete's incredible strength extends far beyond his physical abilities. In 2009, Hasan Banks, an a...

The Sailor Who Fell From Grace: the 90th Anniversary of Yukio Mishima

Mark Adnum | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Adnum

Yukio Mishima's suicide in November 1970, with its grim invocation of samurai machismo, is probably the most famous moment of his legend. It overshadows everything else, including Mishima's three nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

World Class (PHOTOS)

Ken Hamm | Posted 12.07.2014 | Sports
Ken Hamm

I had the pleasure of training with professional bodybuilder Colette Nelson for a few weeks this year and she made an impression on me to last a lifet...

Celebrity Field Trip

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 11.02.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

Oscar Wilde once said "Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught." As an educator, I don't entirely agree with this quote, but there are many truths to it.

Society Is Prejudiced Against Men With Muscles (or: The Sociology of Bodybuilding)

Galanty Miller | Posted 10.20.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I fear for the future of our nation's bodybuilders. The cards are stacked against them. They must suffer through one unfair disadvantage after another.