WHOLE EGG SCARE: Facts and Fallacies
I can’t remember how many times over the years I’ve cracked open an egg, separated the protein-loaded egg white from the egg yolk that contains fat and cholesterol, and only consumed the egg white.
VITALY UGOLNIKOV 23-Year-Old Russian Bodybuilding Sensation
It is a great pleasure to feature 23-year-old Russian bodybuilding sensation Vitaly Ugolnikov in Muscular Development. MD readers will discover a new young champion who might be one of the most promising pros in the circuit in the near future.
The Black Swan
The muscle does need a certain amount of stress on it to stimulate growth.
PROTECT YOUR NUTS!!! Get Your Balls in Gear
There is one defensive measure that men universally master – protecting one’s nuts.
Train Hard, Train Smart and Train for Longevity
CLASSIC TRAINING CAMP
Consistency, Training and Plan for Gains
PHIL HEATH A MILE HIGH ABOVE THE REST
Numerous factors contribute to fat loss.
BOOZE AND LOSE MUSCLE
Alcohol consumption will likely decrease muscle size and strength.
1992: MY FIRST PROFESSIONAL INTERVIEW!
TO THE MAXX!
MAXX ‘THE DESTROYER’ CHARLES IS READY TO MOVE UP IN 2021!
TOP 5 PRE-and POST-WORKOUT SUPPLEMENTS
Seeing the best bodies in the world in Muscular Development, in print and online, tends to motivate the aspiring bodybuilder to train harder and with more focus.
WHAT BODYBUILDING IS ALL ABOUT?
Bodybuilding is a highly demanding sport. Disciplined diet, exhaustive exercise, sacrifices in personal matters, and financial demands make the iron sport an extreme one.
The True Low-Carb, Ketogenic Diet: What Went Wrong?
SERGIO OLIVA JR.: 2021 WILL BE MY YEAR
This son of three-time Mr. Olympia Sergio Oliva never holds back. Best of all, he can dish it out and take it too, which is why many other pros avoid engaging with him at all. Sergio only competed once in 2020 with a resonating fifth place at his first Arnold Classic, the first time we’d seen him on stage since the 2018 Mr. Olympia. I hadn’t spoken with him since shortly after the Arnold, the weekend when the COVID-19 pandemic began turning our world upside down. Since that feels like 20 years ago, it was high time to catch up with this genuine, passionate, and often hilarious bodybuilding star.
MRE ® - Real Whole Food Protein Shake
Tired of wolfing down shakes that taste like chalk? No worries. These shakes from Redcon1 taste delicious.
Ketogenic Diets Inhibit mTOR, Insulin, IGF-1 and Muscle Growth
Nutrition is arguably the most important component of an athlete or bodybuilder’s training regimen.
INSULIN: Bodybuilder Friend or Foe?
Insulin is an extremely anabolic hormone that has the ability to drastically increase muscle protein synthesis, enhancing muscle growth.
With Big Ronnie Coleman, Eight-Time Mr. Olympia
Clinical use of aromatase inhibitors
Contrary to expectations, medical professionals (such as physicians and researchers) learn from folklore developed within (sub)cultures, or from impassioned pursuits by laymen affected by a specific pathology.
GUNS OF THE OLYMPIA! - BLAST BI'S AND TRI'S LIKE THE VERY BEST
Arms have always held a special level of esteem for bodybuilders, and some of the very best arms ever built have belonged to the elite few who were crowned Mr. Olympia: Larry Scott, Sergio Oliva, Arnold, and Ronnie. Though Mr. Olympia is meant to represent the most balanced and complete physique on the planet, you simply won't have a prayer of winning without a pair of massive, ripped arms with killer shape. Today's crop of Olympians is a bunch of genuine gunslingers, not only in the Open division, but also in 212 and Classic Physique. We have compiled the routines and top tips from the top contenders heading to Las Vegas for the 2020 Olympia. Get inspired, learn a thing or two, and of course, get some ideas you can carry to the gym to get your own bi's and tri's blowing up!
The Greatest Mr. Olympia MEMORIES
Ron Harris and Giles Thomas have both been to their fair share of Mr. Olympia contests. Which ones stand out most in their minds, and why? For this Olympia Special issue, we got those special memories.
ROAD TO THE OLYMPIA, PART 4 GEORGE ‘DA BULL' PETERSON THE TIME IS NOW
I wrote my last article (part three) six weeks ago in early September when George Peterson III was 14 weeks out from the Mr. Olympia.
MODERN-DAY OLYMPIA ANABOLIC STACK VS. THE ‘90S
Purists wish to trace modern-day bodybuilding to the sport’s roots of the 1960s, but it could easily be argued that modern bodybuilding branched away from classic bodybuilding in the 1990s, deviating to extremes in size and form that bring to mind caricatures or comic book drawings.
LIVE LONGER WITH ANABOLIC STEROIDS?
How is it possible for anabolic steroids to increase life span when they have been connected to all of these life-threatening diseases?
Could Ronnie Have Set World Records in Powerlifting?
The following is an excerpt from an interview Ronnie did with Patrick Bet-David for his Valuetainment YouTube channel in December 2019.
2020 OLYMPIA PREVIEW: THE OLYMPIA THAT ALMOST WASN'T!
I don’t need to remind any of you how Covid turned the entire world upside down this year. Our industry was business as usual until the Arnold Classic weekend in early March, when all hell broke loose. Just a week later, the Arnold Classic Australia was cancelled, which would be the first of many events to be either postponed by months or not held at all. Jake Wood had just bought the Olympia from AMI and reinstated the Ms. Olympia. Promoter Dan Solomon had brought the Olympia back to the Las Vegas strip at Planet Hollywood. Hopes were high, but uncertainty was rampant. Soon the most prestigious event in our sport was moved from its traditional September date to December. The doubters were out in force all over social media. “There’s no way they are having the Olympia this year,” was a common refrain. But Wood, Solomon, and the rest of the crew were determined that the show would go on, and they forged ahead. Now, as the mega event looms on the horizon, let’s look at the top contenders in this year’s ultimate muscle showdown.
Classic Training Camp
I guess it all started with falling in love with the gym and training. I played a lot of sports growing up. My parents were those parents where if I said I wanted to try something, they put me in it.
Best Squatting Techniques for Maximum Muscle Growth
The squat’s radical capability to boost muscle growth and strength stems from the large muscle groups activated during the squat, such as the quadriceps and gluteus maximus.
Creatine: The Best Forms
New products and formulations are introduced to the supplement market every day. However, it is very rare for a product or especially an ingredient to create noteworthy evolution in supplement performance. Arguably, the greatest leap up this axiomatic evolutionary ladder occurred with the advent of creatine supplements in the 1990s. Creatine has proven over and over to be “the real deal” in clinical research and broscience. It’s a muscle-building, performance-enhancing supplement that nearly all athletes should use.
NUTRITION & IMMUNITY UPDATE!
Important Research Finding!