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Learn about everything that you need to know regarding what it takes to get ready for bodybuilding competitions; from what to expect, dieting down, tanning, posing, and competition rules to last week carb depletion, water manipulation and carbo loading. In addition, this page will cover bodybuilding contest and expo reviews as well as important contest results.

Dexter Jackson: The Most Decorated Bodybuilder of All Time?

Dexter Jackson: The Most Decorated Bodybuilder of All Time?

My First Bodybuilding Contest Experience
Learn about my first contest experience and see what it takes to compete on a bodybuilding show. If you are planning to do a bodybuilding show, this article will be helpful in making you understand what to expect.

Team Body Tech Website
Tim Gardner's Team BODY*TECH is the home of many NPC and IFBB Champions. The BODYTECH athletes comprise the most successful physique competition team in the country, with over 500 titles. Tim's help in my quest to win a bodybuilding show was invaluable.

The Basics of Bodybuilding Symmetry, Part I
Natural bodybuilder Tom Venuto talks about how to use bodybuilding symmetry to not only give you a pleasing shape but also to make you look much bigger than what you are.

The Basics of Bodybuilding Symmetry, Part II
Natural bodybuilder Tom Venuto talks about techniques to attain bodybuilding symmetry in order to make you look much bigger than what you are.

The Basics of Bodybuilding Symmetry, Part III
Natural bodybuilder Tom Venuto talks about more techniques to attain bodybuilding symmetry in order to make you look much bigger than what you are.

My First Bodybuilding Contest Experience - 2001 Drug Tested NPC Typhoon Bay Bodybuilding Contest
Learn about my first contest experience and see what it takes to compete on a bodybuilding show. If you are planning to do a bodybuilding show, this article will be helpful in making you understand what to expect.

Balance Getting Ready For A Bodybuilding Show With Other Aspects Of Your Life
In this article, IFBB Figure Pro Marcy Porter and Bodybuilding Guide Hugo Rivera share their tips on how to get ready for a bodybuilding show without impacting the rest of your life.

Pauline Nordin's Bodybuilding Off-Season Advice - Stay Lean in the Off-Season
In the off-season your focus should be to gain some muscle weight and work on your weak points. One of the most common mistakes people make in bodybuilding is gaining way too much weight. In this article, IFBB Figure Pro Pauline Nordin sets the record straight on how to have a successful off-season.

The Basics of Bodybuilding Symmetry, Part IV
Natural bodybuilder Tom Venuto talks about more techniques to attain bodybuilding symmetry in order to make you look much bigger than what you are.

Bodybuilding Show - My 2006 Arnold Classic Bodybuilding and Fitness Expo Show...
Review of the Arnold Classic Bodybuilding and Fitness Expo Weekend as well as my experience in it and the bodybuilding, fitness and figure contest results.

Bodybuilding Training - Bodybuilding Pre-Contest Training Routine
Learn what my periodized pre-contest bodybuilding training routine looks like at 10 weeks out from a bodybuilding show.

How to Avoid Losing Muscle During a Bodybuilding Competition Diet
Lee Labrada teaches you simple ways to avoid losing muscle during a fat loss phase or during a bodybuilding competition diet.

Controversy at the Inaugural Arnold Classic Brazil
Rising bodybuilder Cedric McMillan misses a big opportunity at the inaugural Arnold Classic Brazil. Read on to find out what exactly happened.

The Eight Mandatory Poses in Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding Contest Preparation Posing Guide - Front Relaxed Pose
In this bodybuilding contest preparation posing guide you will learn how to do the front relaxed pose.

Bodybuilding Contest Preparation Posing Guide - Side Relaxed Pose
In this bodybuilding contest preparation posing guide you will learn how to do the side relaxed pose.

Bodybuilding Contest Preparation Posing Guide - Back Relaxed Pose
In this bodybuilding contest preparation posing guide you will learn how to do the back relaxed pose.

Bodybuilding Contest Preparation Posing Guide - Front Double Biceps
In this bodybuilding contest preparation posing guide you will learn how to do the front double biceps pose.

Bodybuilding Pre-Contest Nutrition - Hugo Rivera's Bodybuilding Pre-Contest...
This diet is one that my bodybuilding pre-contest nutritionist Tim Gardner put together for me back in 2001 when I did my first bodybuilding show, the 2001 Drug Free NPC Typhoon Bay. This diet has always seemed to worked well for my individual metabolism so every time I compete we use it with minor changes here and there.

Bodybuilding Training - Bodybuilding Pre-Contest Carbohydrate Depletion Training
This bodybuilding pre-contest training depletion routine is designed to assist the carbohydrate depletion process that competitive bodybuilders undergo a week before a contest.

Team Body Tech Website
Tim Gardner's Team BODY*TECH is the home of many NPC and IFBB Champions. The BODYTECH athletes comprise the most successful physique competition team in the country, with over 500 titles. Tim's help in my quest to win a bodybuilding show was invaluable.

Pro Bodybuilding Half-Year In Review
A look back at the pro bodybuilding contests taking place in the first half of 2013.

2013 Mr. Olympia Qualified Competitors
An update on the bodybuilders that have qualified for the 2013 Mr. Olympia contest.

2013 IFBB Wings of Strength Chicago Pro Results and Recap
A look at the results of the 2013 Wings of Strength Chicago Pro.

2013 NPC USA Championships Results and Recap
A look back at the results of the 2013 NPC USA Championships.

2013 NPC USA Championships Results and Recap
A look back at the results of the 2013 NPC USA Championships.

Who is Qualified for the 2013 Mr. Olympia 212 Showdown
Learn which bodybuilders have earned a qualification to the 212 Showdown at the 2013 Mr. Olympia.

2013 IFBB Tampa PBW Championships Results and Recap
A recap of the 2013 IFBB Tampa PBW Championships.

Preview of the 2013 IFBB Dallas Europa Pro
A preview of the 2013 rendition of the IFBB Dallas Europa Pro.

2013 Mr. Olympia Prediction Series: Part One
In this first of a three part series are the predictions for the bodybuilders that will land in the seventh to 10th positions at the 2013 Mr. Olympia.

2013 IFBB Dallas Europa Pro Results and Recap
A recap of the 2013 IFBB Dallas Europa Pro.

2013 Mr. Olympia Prediction Series: Part One
In this first of a three part series are the predictions for the bodybuilders that will land in the seventh to 10th positions at the 2013 Mr. Olympia.

2013 Mr. Olympia Prediction Series: Part One
In this first of a three part series are the predictions for the bodybuilders that will land in the seventh to 10th positions at the 2013 Mr. Olympia.

2013 Mr. Olympia Prediction Series: Part One
In this first of a three part series are the predictions for the bodybuilders that will land in the seventh to 10th positions at the 2013 Mr. Olympia.

2013 Mr. Olympia Prediction Series: Part One
In this first of a three part series are the predictions for the bodybuilders that will land in the seventh to 10th positions at the 2013 Mr. Olympia.

2013 Mr. Olympia Prediction Series: Part One
In this first of a three part series are the predictions for the bodybuilders that will land in the seventh to 10th positions at the 2013 Mr. Olympia.

2013 Mr. Olympia Prediction Series: Part One
In this first of a three part series are the predictions for the bodybuilders that will land in the seventh to 10th positions at the 2013 Mr. Olympia.

2013 IFBB Nordic Pro Championships Results and Recap
The final men's open bodybuilding before the 2013 Mr. Olympia featured a suprising winner in Baitollah Abbaspour. See who Abbaspour upset and where the other competitors landed at the 2013 IFBB Nordi Pro Championships.

2013 Mr. Olympia Prediction Series: Part One
In this first of a three part series are the predictions for the bodybuilders that will land in the seventh to 10th positions at the 2013 Mr. Olympia.

2013 Mr. Olympia Prediction Series: Part Two
This second part of the 2013 Mr. Olympia prediction series features an analysis of the bodybuilders that will finish in the fourth to sixth spots.

2013 Mr. Olympia Prediction Series: Part Three
The third and final part of the 2013 Mr. Olympia prediction series culminates with predictions for the top three finishers at the competition.

2013 Mr. Olympia Results and Recap: Men's Open Bodybuilding Part One
In this first part of the 2013 Mr. Olympia men's open bodybuilding results and recap, learn which bodybuilders placed in the coveted top six group.

2013 Mr. Olympia Results and Recap: Men's Open Bodybuilding Part Two
This second part of the 2013 Mr. Olympia men's open bodybuilding results and recap looks at the bodybuilders that landed in the seventh to tenth positions.

2014 IFBB Contest Schedule

2013 Mr. Olympia Results and Recap: Men's Open Bodybuilding Part Three
In this third and final part of the 2013 Mr. Olympia men's open bodybuilding results and recap, learn which bodybuilders placed outside the top ten.

2013 Arnold Classic Europe: Preview and Predictions - Part Two

2013 Prague Pro: Preview and Predictions

2013 Arnold Classic Europe: Preview and Predictions - Part One

2013 Arnold Classic Europe: Results and Recap Part One

2013 Arnold Classic Europe: Results and Recap - Part Two

2014 Mr. Olympia Qualification Series: Point System Breakdown
The point system breakdown for the 2014 Mr. Olympia qualification series.

2014 Mr. Olympia Qualification Series: Point System Breakdown
The point system breakdown for the 2014 Mr. Olympia qualification series.

2013 Prague Pro: Preview and Predictions

2013 Prague Pro: Preview and Predictions

2014 IFBB Contest Schedule

2014 IFBB Contest Schedule

2014 IFBB Contest Schedule

Mr. Olympia Through the Years: A List of Every Winner


Mr. Olympia Through the Years: A List of Every Winner

Mr. Olympia Through the Years: A List of Every Winner

Mr. Olympia Through the Years: A List of Every Winner

2014 Mr. Olympia Qualification Series: Point System Breakdown
The point system breakdown for the 2014 Mr. Olympia qualification series.

2013 Tijuana Pro Results and Recap

Musclemania Through the Years - A List of Every Winner
A list of all the winners of the Musclemania competition.

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