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By Ron Harris Biceps training can get mundane after a while. The biceps are a simple muscle group, with only two main functions: to flex the arm and supinate the hand. As such, barbell and dumbbell curls, along with preacher curls and variations using machines and cable are about all we have to work with. [...]

2020-03-29T23:18:36-04:00 March 29th, 2020|A Bodybuilder is Born, The Press|

Episode 127: Creating a Killer V-Taper!

By Ron Harris What is the most glaring visual signal that identifies a bodybuilder to a distant observer? You could say it’s simply the sheer size and thickness of his or her muscles relative to the average man, but from far away it’s nearly impossible to distinguish between muscular bulk and just plain fat. Bodybuilders [...]

2018-03-13T11:09:26-04:00 September 11th, 2017|A Bodybuilder is Born, The Press|

Episode 126: Pluses and minuses of being an older trainer

By Ron Harris As I myself inch closer to the half-century mark, turning 48 in a couple months, it got me thinking. So many middle-aged men I run into in gyms or who message me online have a litany of complaints related to the ravages of aging. There are certainly some disadvantages to being one [...]

2018-03-13T11:09:27-04:00 August 15th, 2017|A Bodybuilder is Born, The Press|

Episode 124: 5 Reasons you should compete

By Ron Harris As I write this, spring contest season is in full swing. Every weekend all around the USA, there are various amateur and professional competitions taking place, and I’ve already been to a few good ones this season. As someone who has competed 30 times since 1989, I have a special passion for [...]

2018-03-13T11:09:30-04:00 June 13th, 2017|A Bodybuilder is Born, The Press|

Episode 122: Getting back in shape – no matter how long it’s been!

By Ron Harris “I used to be in really good shape.” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that, I could buy a Porsche! The fact is that there are indeed millions of men and women out there who were in excellent physical condition at one point in the past. They trained [...]

2018-03-13T11:09:31-04:00 April 10th, 2017|A Bodybuilder is Born, The Press|

Episode 121: Take care of the big things and the little things will take care of themselves

This month’s topic came to me from a Facebook message I got from a young man in India. He was asking me how to improve his upper chest, which is a fairly common physique concern. I clicked over to his page to see what he looked like, and as is the case with many of [...]

2018-03-13T11:09:32-04:00 March 22nd, 2017|A Bodybuilder is Born, The Press|

Episode 120: 5 nutrition rules you must not break

Whenever anyone expresses dissatisfaction with their bodybuilding results, whether they are on a quest for greater mass or razor cuts, the first thing I ask about is their nutrition. Though everyone certainly doesn’t train optimally, I find that even fewer have a firm handle on their nutrition. As anyone who has followed the wisdom of [...]

2018-03-13T11:09:32-04:00 February 14th, 2017|A Bodybuilder is Born, The Press|

Episode 119: You can train around injuries

By Ron Harris There is one reality about bodybuilding and the training we do that you should know going into it. If you train long enough, you’re probably going to get injured. The most common injury is a muscle tear. I’ve torn my left calf partially, and my right triceps fully. There has no doubt [...]

2018-03-13T11:09:32-04:00 January 17th, 2017|A Bodybuilder is Born, The Press|

Episode 118: “5 Reasons to attend one of the big shows”

By Ron Harris I attended my first Mr. Olympia in 1991, and my first Arnold Classic in 1995. In those days, there was merely a smattering of booths and tables at the Mr. O (which was held in a different date and city apart from the Ms. Olympia), and the Arnold Classic ‘expo’ was roughly [...]

2018-03-13T11:09:33-04:00 December 15th, 2016|A Bodybuilder is Born, The Press|

Episode 117: Do we all suffer from ‘Bigorexia?”

By Ron Harris Today I want to talk a little bit about something I suspect most of us in the bodybuilding and fitness world deal with to one extent or another. First, an actual medical definition is in order: “Body Dysmorphic Disorder is characterized by an unusual degree of worry or concern about a specific [...]

2018-03-13T11:09:33-04:00 November 15th, 2016|A Bodybuilder is Born, The Press|

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