The bench press is a given in today’s lifting world, but this was not always the case. According to Josh Levin at Slate Magazine for much of the 20th century, serious competitors were judged primarily on how much they could lift over their heads. They sneered at the idea of supine weightlifting â€” “boobie-building,”
Lora Barbazza who comes from a small town near Venice in Italy has been training since she was 17. Apart from weight-training, her hobbies are reading and travelling.
Whatever happened to ruggedmag.com? What started as a web magazine in late 2003 by Body-for-Life winner Joel Marion www.ruggedmag.com now takes you straight to Joel’s personal website. Now thatâ€™s a pity
by Dr John M Berardi, CSCS I remember the day I got the bad news. I was 20 years old and I was in the middle of a nearly impossible squat session. Between sets, while trying to catch my breath, an â€œolderâ€ personal trainer (he was probably in his thirties) came over and offered some […]
Ben Callcott once said â€œAmbition can be found at the source of all progress.â€ Youâ€™ve never heard of him, I realise that, but if you have ever skipped a workout, take a moment to analyse that statement. If you lift weight, you are striving for progress and you need to be clear about your ambition.
Imagine you’re in a bar, tanked on tequila. It’s past midnight and a shapely young lady is hitting on you. This shapely young lady is not your wife. Your nine-to-five excuse for a life is not what you’d planned for yourself. Feeling kind of sick, you stagger out the door and find yourself opposite one […]
In case you missed it, Muscular Development decided that October 2006 was the dawn of the digital age. According to long-time MD writer John Romano, theyâ€™d just been patiently waiting to see where this new technology was heading. To further demonstrate that MD really gets this new fangled Internet thing they also launched the 1st […]