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  • Athlete Spotlight,  Bodybuilding,  Calisthenics | Gymnastics,  Exercise Videos

    This Month’s Like – Strength Wars

    On weekdays I listen to podcasts from professional coaches, like Mike Boyle on my Experts & Motivators page. On weekends, I watch an hour or so of fitness videos from random athletes and professionals. One weekend while watching Kai Green — or some other athlete, among the recommended videos was a battle between a calisthenics athlete and a power-lifter in a series called “Strength Wars”. Well, considering I’ve been backing away from 100% bodybuilding to focus on calisthenics, I had to watch the video. Strength Wars takes athletes with different training specialties and pits them against each other in a sort of strength obstacle course. What I like is that most…

  • Tribute to Lenda Murray
    Athlete Spotlight,  Bodybuilding

    Athlete Tribute to Lenda Murray

    Lenda Murray ushered in modern female bodybuilding when she won her first Ms. Olympia title in 1990. Her stacked physique devastated the competition. From there, she went on to win eight Ms. Olympia titles, a record overtaken only by Iris Kyle (as of this post). Before bodybuilding, Lenda was a cheerleader. In a biography I watched about her life, she said she was interested in what the guys were doing in the weight room and decided to try weight lifting herself. Later, she became part of Joe Weider’s bodybuilding family — starring in training videos with other athletes trained under Weider, such as The Weider Principles video series. Lenda is now over…

  • Cory Everson
    Athlete Spotlight,  Bodybuilding

    Athlete Tribute to Cory Everson

    One of the most elite physiques ever presented on prime-time American television occurred when Cory Everson first appeared on Hercules in 1995. The show was bold enough to introduce a fit, well-muscled woman to mainstream America, and I’m glad of it. (If only they did the same with the latest Wonder Woman — but that’s another matter.) Cory is a six-time Ms. Olympia winner.  As a young college graduate, Cory overcame a medical ailment: a blood clot in her leg that doctors said would cause her to never walk again. Regardless of the prognosis, she became a bodybuilder. Smart bodybuilding techniques saved her leg and out-smarted her the doctors. She…