Before I start this month’s lesson, I want to share that even though I answer questions all day every day, I got my first two questions from readers who wanted to learn more from what I wrote here! WOW! The level of pride I have knowing I can write for my all-time favorite bodybuilding magazine has now been trumped by learning it’s made at least a minor impact! And by the way, I answered their questions so they wouldn’t have to wait to read it here! You guys can’t do that; I’m trying to stick around!
So let’s get right into how freaking important Instagram is to bodybuilding in today’s world! In the ‘90s, all we had were magazines, and the sport was popular but nowhere near what it is today. Fitness, in general, has just exploded the past 20 years, and it’s everywhere. So back then, guys who were really good were featured in magazines, and that’s when supplement companies started taking notice. Then we went into the digital era with musculardevelopment.com giving a platform for more people to meet and speak and share photos and interests; I loved this era.
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A Mr. Olympia Gift
7X Mr. Olympia Phil Heath Is Part of This Year's Big Show!
Andrew Jacked the Genetic Wonder!
It's extremely rare for a bodybuilder to win his first pro contest. Stars like Ronnie Coleman, Dorian Yates, Lee Haney, Dexter Jackson and Jay Cutler did not. A few who did were Flex Wheeler, Phil Heath and Big Ramy.
KETO DIETS LOWER GH AND IGF-1
Growth hormone (GH) has been touted as the miracle sought by Ponce de León in his quest for the Fountain of Youth.
THE BEAST IS BACK!
AKIM WILLIAMS IS ON TRACK FOR THE MR. OLYMPIA
HGH AND METFORMIN STACK
Drug-enhanced bodybuilders defy the laws of nature (and state) by manipulating hormonal and metabolic pathways to coerce the body to deplete itself of precious stored energy (fat), and accumulate an excess of metabolically demanding skeletal muscle.
REDCONT BLESSING VS.THE WORLD!
The Boogieman Is Ready to Take the Mr. Olympia Stage by Storm
SUPER FREAK MICHAL KRIZO: FUTURE MR.OLYMPIA THREAT?
I know, I know, "that" title; bit of a double-edged sword, isn't it? How many times have we heard this said about exciting newcomers to the pro ranks? BUT! (A BIG "but," not in the "Wellness" sense, ahem) Michal Krizo Krizanek, 31 years old and from Slovakia, believe it or not, isn't even pro yet.
SUSTANON 250: ALL OF THE ABOVE
Arguments over the "ultimate test" can become quite heated, perhaps due in part to the testosterone-driven aggression of the users.
CAN TESTOSTERONE TURN DEMOCRATS RED?
Might administering testosterone influence self-described Democrats to shift to the political 'Right' and be more likely to support Republican candidates?
PHIL HEATH: A MR. OLYMPIA GIFT
Seven-time Mr. Olympia champion Phil Heath is one of the few living icons in our sport.
The Not-So-Social Network
As Facebook and Instagram react to TikTok's rise, common assumptions about their grip on our attention are suddenly up for debate.
Zuckerberg's Shrunken Empire
If it wants to build the metaverse, Meta first has to fix its once-mighty ad business
SOCIAL MEDIA'S KNIFE LEADER
Instagram is Nº 1 in the genre for custom knives-here's why
IRISH WATCHDOG FINES INSTAGRAM 405M EUROS IN TEEN DATA CASE
Irish regulators are slapping Instagram with a big fine after an investigation found the social media platform mishandled teenagers’ personal information in violation of strict European Union data privacy rules.
"After 41 years, I finally got to thank the hero who saved me!"
When Cindy Zurchin was 17, she was in a horrific car accident. Police Sgt. Ralph Hoffman was first on the scene. Long after his retirement, he was still wondering if she was okay. Decades after the accident, he got his answer
Social Media Offers Parents More Controls. But Do They Help?
As concerns about social media’s harmful effects on teens continue to rise, platforms from Snapchat to TikTok to Instagram are bolting on new features they say will make their services safer and more age appropriate. But the changes rarely address the elephant in the the room — the algorithms pushing endless content that can drag anyone, not just teens, into harmful rabbit holes.
Paul Telfer (Xander, DAYS)
What was your best birthday ever?
Facebook Gives TikTok the Highest Form of Flattery
The social network is overhauling itself to make it more like a rising rival, again
California Social Media Addiction Bill Drops Parent Lawsuits
A first-of-its-kind proposal in the California Legislature aimed at holding social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products would no longer let parents sue popular platforms like Instagram and TikTok.
AND STEP ON IT
I have a ritual when I travel anywhere, for any reason: I get a perfume that I've never worn before, spritz it on in the cab to the airport, and then never wear it again unless I want to conjure the trip.