How to Do Viking Presses Outside of Strongman Competitions

Strongman competitions are a serious test of strength and fortitude that see athletes lifting kegs, pulling trucks, and—for the Viking press—pressing platforms loaded with rocks or other heavy objects above their heads, as seen in the above Instagram post. Unlike the traditional overhead press, the Viking press is a combination of a free-weight movement...

The Bionic Body: Edgard John-Augustin

The Des Pyrenees bodybuilding competition doesn’t have a handicap division—but that didn’t stop Edgard John-Augustin, a bodybuilder with two prosthetic legs, from standing among the able-bodied competition. Unfortunately, while John-Augustin was allowed to pose in the 2015 show, he wasn’t allowed to be judged. Still, his performance was so impressive that he received an invite to...

Get the January 2020 Issue of 'Muscle & Fitness'

The January 2020 issue of Muscle & Fitness has all the workout and nutrition tips you need to accomplish your New Year’s resolutions. John Cena has made a name for himself by being a workhorse in the WWE ring, on the big screen, and in the gym. But now, the 16-time WWE champion is embarking...

4 Ways the Olympia Is Expanding in 2020

While the 2019 Olympia Weekend continues to garner headlines, our team here at Olympia headquarters is working every day to develop the Olympia in ways that go far beyond the annual Las Vegas main event. Here’s an update on some of the ways we are expanding as we prepare to take the Olympia to...

10 Superfoods to Eat During Cold and Flu Season

The gym is a breeding ground for germs, especially during cold and flu season. Everyone is sneezing, blowing their nose and then touching gym equipment. Where’s the gym etiquette of wiping your hands clean, not just the equipment? To prevent yourself from catching the gym-floor sniffles, give your immune system a boost with the following...

Is Lifting Heavy Weight Important For Building Muscle Size?

There’s an ongoing debate on how important heavy weights are in order to get jacked. As with most trends, public opinion likes to cluster around the extremes. One day heavy weights are critical and the next they’re entirely unnecessary. Realistically, we need to have a more nuanced conversation about the merits and drawbacks to...

The Bodybuilder's Guide to Nailing Show Day

Too often competitors put off addressing skin tone until the last minute, getting a subpar spray tan at the show itself. But a few weeks of prep can get you the right shade for your skin that will help your muscles look their best under the stage lights. Some people, though, don’t understand the need...

Charles Donaldson's 5 Chest-Building Tips and Routine

IFBB pro League classic physique competitor Charles Donaldson is doing a good job of not letting work get in the way of, well, work.  In between weekday 6 a.m. fasted cardio and late-night weight-training sessions, the 2017 NPC Masters Universe Classic Physique winner spends his nine-to-five hours holding down a successful—and stressful—career in corporate finance. Along...

5 Better-for-You Holiday Side Dishes

The holiday season is all about giving thanks, spending time with loved ones, and, of course, eating delicious food. Unfortunately, it's often not so friendly on your waistline. According to the Calorie Control Council, the average American consumes about 4,500 calories at their Thanksgiving meal (which includes dessert). That’s more than double the calorie...

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