Author Curtis Schultz believes that the key to successfully improving your weight training, whether it be for bodybuilding, powerlifting or bodyshaping, is to use periodization techniques throughout the year. Here is his argument in favor of his belief. Read on and see if you agree with his theory.
- SUCCESS STORIES: DAMAGE CONTROL
Unfortunately weight training and injury often go hand in hand. No, its not time to quit your gym and hang up your weight belt. Learn how to avoid injury and minimize time lost in the gym when the inevitable occurs.
- CAUGHT IN THE ACT
Has Jay Cutler fallen off the face of the earth? MuscleMag tracks the man down at home to check out what's behind the muscle.
- THE WINNER'S CIRCLE
Will Brink addresses the most common mistakes bodybuilders make leading up to a competition and what they can do about it. Though small in themselves, these all-too-common errors combined can be the downfall of a potential winner.
- DRUG COP BUSTED
Now they're throwing cops into jail. Ex-DEA agent gets busted for using and allegedly dealing steroids. Bad boys, bad boys, what cha gonna do?
- SYNTHOL MUSCLES IN A BOTTLE
The latest oily way to instant muscles. Meet Chris Clarke, the man behind Pump 'n' Pose, the injectable workout. A MuscleMag exclusive!
- BOOZE AND THE BODYBUILDER
We all like a drink now and then, and no harm done. But what happens to your muscle when now and again becomes too much too often?
- BEATING THE ODDS
Given the right genetics, muscle marketing and luck, a select few bodybuilders have a chance the reach stardom. Aaron Maddron is one of those chosen few. Get to know muscledom's hottest rising star.
- FEROCIOUS FERRANTE
Michael Ferrante burst onto the bodybuilding scene by winning the 1997 Teenage Nationals overall championship. This young man is not your typical iron pumper by any means.
- STAR PROFILE
In a sea of balloon bosomed bimbos and fitness wannabes there are true athletes. Following in the footsteps of such great competitors as Mia Finnegan, Carol Semple-Marzetta and Monica Brant is the sensational Brandi Carrier. She's one of the biggest names in women's fitness today.
- MR. ITALY
MuscleMag continues to give you the best of worldwide muscle. Here we travel across the pond to take in Italy's greatest bodybuilding contest.
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