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Before your thoughts turn toward turkey and yams and pecan pie, take a final moment to soak in some of the best fitness advice around. Then, by all means, feel free to imagine yourself lounging in a kiddie pool filled with mashed potatoes.

Here’s what’s on the menu today: 

  • Learn about seven epic gyms known for their state-of-the-art equipment, famous clientele, and world-class amenities. 

  • Discover the nine most controversial moments in Olympia history. 

  • Get the ultimate bodybuilding workout guide to stimulate new muscle growth. 


Living in an Iron Paradise 

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Care to have a workout experience that expands beyond the popular gym chains like Gold’s Gym? Consider exploring state-of-the-art gyms with a rich history, legendary clientele, and top-notch facilities. We've curated a list of the seven most renowned gyms worldwide, known for their top-notch equipment and amenities. 

From New York to Kuwait and everywhere in between, these gyms have been frequented by bodybuilding icons like Ronnie Coleman, powerlifting elites like Louie Simmons, and even celebrities like "The Rock." Discover how these gyms have transformed from humble beginnings into the epitome of fitness luxury.


Olympia Controversies 

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Throughout its history, the Olympia has witnessed inspiring victories and intense rivalries. However, it’s also taken heat for some highly controversial moments that continue to ignite fan debates even after decades have passed.

From disputed winners to eyebrow-raising rule modifications, here are nine of the most divisive moments in the history of the Olympia. Notorious moments include Arnold Schwarzenegger's victory in 1980, Jay Cutler's loss to Ronnie Coleman in 2001, and the ill-fated drug-testing measures back at the 1990 Mr. Olympia. Did Derek Lunsford's triumph over Hadi Choopan at the 2023 Olympia spark further controversy? 


Bodybuilding Cheat Sheet 

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When developing your physique, it's important to target all areas of your body, including the chest, back, shoulders, arms, and legs. But how do you know which exercises and how many sets and reps to perform? And don’t even get us started on nailing the proper form for each move. 

While a quick Google search may provide a generic template followed by professional bodybuilders, this approach can increase the risk of overtraining or injury. (Turns out, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s arm workout isn’t suited for everyone.) Instead of piecing together your routine, we’ve designed evidence-based workouts targeting each muscle group, helping you achieve a well-developed physique.

Our comprehensive bodybuilding guide offers detailed instructions for each exercise, including recommended sets and reps, proper rest intervals between sets, practical warm-up protocols, and much more. Whether you have a specific bodybuilding question or simply want to learn more about the anatomy of your muscles and the movements that engage them effectively, our ultimate bodybuilding cheat sheet is a valuable resource for your bodybuilding needs. 


Baby Bum 

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  • Five-time reigning Classic Physique Olympia champ Chris Bumstead and 2016 Bikini Olympia champ Courtney King announced they’re expecting their first child. See the heartwarming post they uploaded to Instagram. 

  • The 2023 Classic Physique Olympia bronze medalist Urs Kalecinski and 2023 Figure Olympia runner-up Jessica Reyes Padilla won their respective divisions at the recent Texas State Pro/Am Bodybuilding Show. Check out the full results from this epic competition. 

  • Have you ever wondered what Olympia athletes eat after being crowned champ? Fitness influencer Will Tennyson attempted to eat the cheat meals prized by four Olympia winners, including Phil Health, Jay Cutler, Ronnie Coleman, and Chris Bumstead.