CARRYING THESE 3 TYPES OF KNIVES IS A WINNING COMBINATION
5 GREAT AMERICAN SNORKELING SPOTS
THIS NEW SLING PACK FROM ALPS OUTDOORZ DOES MORE THAN TALK TURKEY
SCREAMING FOR ATTENTION
PACK WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO SIGNAL FOR HELP IF YOU GET LOST OR INJURED
GET OFF THE GROUND AND INTO COMFORT WITH THESE DIY WILDERNESS BEDS
The Grand Old Park
Yellowstone, America's first National Park, celebrates its 150th anniversary.
Texas's Tangy Thirst Quencher
The origin story of the Lone Star State's Dr. Pepper is legendary.
BATTLE OF PLAZE: BAT MASTERSON VS PEACOCK & UPDEGRAFF
Red Lodge, Montana
Discover the Old West in the gateway town to America's most beautiful highway.
GUNPOWDER and Smoke
The West was immense, and frontier law enforcement sparse.
There really is no "magic" split that is far superior to any other. Work hard, give the muscle groups time to recover between sessions, and you'll do well on any split.
THE DEADLY AND DANGEROUS LIFE OF THE MAN WHO INVENTED WYATT EARP
BIG RON With Big Ronnie Coleman, Eight-Time Mr. Olympia
Ronnie Interviews Shawn Ray
Get Out of Dodge!
SINCE DODGE CITY WAS FOUNDED 150 YEARS AGO, THE KANSAS COWTOWN IS STILL THE REIGNING QUEEN OF THE WEST.
PRO SECRETS TO 6 PACK ABS
We bodybuilders tend to give short shrift to abdominal training, focusing the lion's share of our time and energy on building bigger pecs, delts, lats, arms, quads and hams. Many of us don't do a damn thing for them until summer is approaching and we suddenly realize we are going to be shirtless at the beach or the pool. You should already know that low body fat levels are essential to display the abdominal muscles, but it's also true that the abs need to be developed or else they're nothing to display! This month, we have compiled some ab-training tips, tricks and routines from some of the best bodybuilders ever. Use their knowledge and experience to help you craft your own perfect 6-pack!
ALASKA'S WILD WEST
ADVENTURE AND HISTORY AWAIT DISCOVERY ACROSS THE LAST FRONTIER STATE.
DON'T COUNT THE BUTCHER OUT! BRETT WILKIN STILL HAS A WORLD OF POTENTIAL
Bodybuilding fans can be a fickle lot. Brett Wilkin turned pro in Classic and did his first two shows as a 212, hardly making an impact. But when he made his Open debut last summer at the Chicago Pro and came close to defeating Hunter Labrada, who went on that fall to place fourth at the Mr. Olympia, he was being praised to the heavens as being the next big thing. Update photos leading into the 2022 Arnold Classic only cemented that belief, with many feeling he would be the one to push eventual champion, Brandon Curry, the hardest. Alas, it was not meant to be. He failed to deliver on those lofty expectations, ultimately placing sixth out of nine men. In a flash, many labeled him yet another example of being "all hype," and decided he had no future in the sport. I spoke with Brett three weeks later about the Arnold, his new sponsor and a move from Colorado to Florida, and what he needs to do moving forward to ensure he is in contention for the win the next time he gets on stage - as well as when that will be.
The West's Worst Shootout
The tragedy at Goingsnake left 11 men dead-and a lot of questions.
Rafael Brandão THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME!
In the fall of 2017, MD's own Giles Thomas was in San Marino, Italy covering the pro show. Two future stars made their pro debut that day. One was the tank-like Hadi Choopan, and the other was a study in shape and symmetry named Rafael Brandão from Brazil. Giles immediately recognized the vast potential in the young man, and as time went by the rest of the bodybuilding world caught on. Fast-forward to 2022 and "Rafa," as many know him, is one of the best up-and-coming competitors in Open Bodybuilding. We spoke about training with Flex Lewis, the true power and rewards of bodybuilding beyond the superficial muscles, the meteoric rise of Brazilian athletes in the IFBB Pro League, and his first Mr. Olympia coming up later this year.
10 QUESTIONS WITH SHAWN RAY
THE WILDEST TOWN IN THE INDIAN TERRITORY
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA'S EARLY YEARS AS A FRONTIER OUTPOST WERE VIOLENT, DANGEROUS AND UNPREDICTABLE.
CLASSIC TRAINING CAMP
By Chris Bumstead, Three-Time Classic Physique Olympia Champion
THE DOCTOR IS IN...Shape!
George Touliatos aka Dr. Testosterone Is Living the Bodybuilding Lifestyle
The Black Swan
This Will Be My Final Year in Classic Physique
THE OHIO POWERHOUSE!
Dean Caputo Is an Industry Legend
Look Great, Feel Great
Shake off that extra weight
from the HEART
In my column as your Chief Spiritual Officer, I share a meaningful verse that lifts my spirits and guides me in the right direction. I hope it does the same for you!
Disguise your veggies
Eat Your Vegetables Day will be the day you finally convince your kids (or your spouse) to eat the "yucky" green stuff. Jaclyn London, R.D., host of the food and wellness podcast On the Side, reveals her sneaky strategies.
THE hope squad
We've teamed up with good-news hub Hope Rises to share its most moving and inspiring stories.
As WD's new Rabbi in Residence, I'll share some ancient and universal Jewish wisdom that I hope will help everyone lead a more beautiful life.