2016 Platinum Collectors Edition

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Trim and Tone Plan

Trim Tone lean shapely muscle

“Lose fat, tone up, while you add lean, shapely muscle and strength!”
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Ten Years and Still Evolving

By: Sarah Sweis

“At the time, a female’s only choice was bodybuilding and I just didn’t think

my physique was right for competition. Then I heard about a new division, Figure.

I thought, this sounds like something that might be just right for me.” [Read More..]

Sixty May be the New 40!

By: John Lankford

John Lankford rope bicep curls

“When I turned 60, I got the itch to compete again. I really wanted to know if I still had it.” [Read More..]

Ms. Natural KY Bikini Shares Her Lifestyle

Challenges, Training and Diet

By: Julie Parent

Julie Parent bikini athlete lifestyle

“Before getting into my actual diet and workout schedules there are a couple of lifestyle challenges I faced that I’d like to share with you.” [Read More..]

Iryna McCraw's Road To Success

By: Steve Colescott

Iryna McCraw in her kitchen

“Russian-born immigrant Iryna McCraw is an excellent example of someone that fits family, career, and training into a life in which she can excel at all three.” [Read More..]

Leader of One, Leader of Many

By: Tiko Blane

“This story is different from any athlete profile we have ever printed. The beginning is not unlike that of many people in our society...young men without direction, opportunity or hope, surviving through drug sales and coping through drug use.” [Read More..]

Here's How I Trained for Two Half-Marathons

and a Professional Bodybuilding Show... at the Same Time!

By: Sean Young

Sean Young Pro Bodybuilder Runner

“My goals were to have a respectable time in the half marathon, and then come in full and conditioned a few weeks later for a professional bodybuilding contest.” [Read More..]

Becoming the Best Version of Me

is more Important than any Contest Placing

By: Savina Nikolova

“No matter how many exhausting workouts I put myself through, or how much I dieted, I still didn't look like the women I once idolized. It wasn't until a few weeks out from my first show that I realized the woman I wanted to look like was myself, at my best, and I am a work in progress.” [Read More..]

Second Generation Fitness Leader

By: Steve Colescott

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Cydney gillon, IFBB Figure Professional “When I was fourteen, I did my first show,” says Cydney. And that was all she wrote from there! Eight years later, Cydney has competed in more than a dozen shows and earned her IFBB pro card. [Read More..]

Don't Call it a Comeback

By: Frank Gagarde, Natural Northern USA Champion

“Bodybuilding is a sport in which 99% of the athletic performance takes place before the day of competition.” [Read More..]

Women's Physique: From Competitive Boxer

to Women's Physique Competitor

By: Rebecca Powell

Rebecca Powell boxing

“Right then and there I knew that I wanted to compete in Women’s Physique. I nudged my husband and said, “I can do that – I know I can do that!” [Read More..]

Bodybuilding as a Lifestyle

By: Khoshal Azami

Khoshal Azami bicep curl

“When I began training for my first competition I quickly learned that there was a lot more to it than just pumping iron. I had no idea that training went hand-in-hand with the right diet, the right supplements, and the right amount of cardio.” [Read More..]

Juggling Act:

Balancing Life's Demands with Bringing My Best to the Stage

By: Chad Forrester

Chad Forrester bicep-curl

“The point is I did not compromise the important things in life (being a good husband, parent, leader, co-worker, etc.) for bodybuilding, but I still stepped on stage looking my best.” [Read More..]

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