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The Post No One Wants To Read

October 1st, 2011

I’ve never been a big drinker. I hardly ever drank in college, and in fact, if I hadn’t moved to New York City—where one’s social life pretty much has to entail going to bars—I probably wouldn’t drink now. Ever. I’ve certainly enjoyed alcohol on occasion, and I’ll admit it’s helped me talk to girls and […]

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You Need To Be Obsessed

April 10th, 2011

Much of the fitness industry’s success is based on the promise that you don’t really have to try too hard to change your body. Diets and workout programs last for a few weeks, results come “in just minutes a day”, all you need to do is wear this shoe, use this machine, etc. Magazines like […]

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Inside A Fitness Photo Shoot

March 20th, 2011

One of the questions I get most often is, “How can I become a model in your magazine?” The short answer is, “Get an agent.” Most of the models that Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, and the other fitness mags hire are found through professional modeling agencies like Wilhelmina and Silver. But the old saying […]

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How To Write and Edit a Fitness Story

February 27th, 2011

Let’s say I’m a fitness writer/editor doing a story for a mainstream magazine or website (this isn’t a stretch of the imagination). I’ve been assigned a topic to do an article about, or I brainstormed it myself. How about… how to warm up before a weight workout. I need a source to quote so people […]

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The 25-Rep Rule

October 20th, 2010

I felt like writing an article today, so here goes. The 25-Rep Rule Follow this simple guideline for big strength gains If you can add (although a lot of people think we lifters can’t), you can get stronger. Just obey the “25-rep rule”, says C.J. Murphy, MFS, a Boston strength coach and owner of Total […]

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