So the Arnold weekend is now over and what a weekend it was. It was an unbelieveble time and we have great success with everything that we did. Here is a list of some of the top things:
And Much More!
We also coveraged the UFC fight in Columbus here.
The webcast numbers were more than double than they were last year!!!!!! I cannot wait til I can provide our users with a HD quality webcast.
Let me know what you all think of the Arnold Weekend coverage.
Now we are back to the basics... lots of great training, nutrition, mind, supplement and transformation articles are coming! Sign up for updates here.
Up next, the /ProAmContests/2009/03/11/booked-and-back-to-boise/at the BFE on April 3rd.
Back to Cali for a few days to meet with the Olympia and Iron Man folks alongside our Director of Marketing, John Shumate.
Lots of big things coming for this year's Olympia. It is going to be the biggest event so far!
I will be also meeting up with Ron 'Yogi' Avidan of Getbig.com while I am down there.
Anyways, I'm going, going, back, back, to Cali, Cali...
We are about two weeks away from the 2009 Arnold Classic. We have lots of great content leading up to the Arnold including interviews, previews, video shows, wallpapers and more:
Tons of new training, nutrition, transformations, supplement reviews and more coming in the next week.
This weekend is going to be awesome with UFC 95. The headliners are Joe 'Daddy' Stevenson Vs. Diego 'Nightmare' Sanchez. We will be doing a live play-by-play of the event at:
Check back later in the week for a Day in the Life video with MuscleTech athlete Nate Marquardt, who is fighting this weekend against Wilson Gouveia.
Show starts at 9pm ET/PT on Spike TV. Follow the fight play by play right /UFCblog/category/mma/ufc-95/.
If you have any questions or you are looking for something specific on the site, let me know!
Another great weekend. We were ringside at UFC 94 covering the event for you guys:
There were some awesome fights. Unforntuantly, my man, BJ Penn couldn't go the distance with GSP. GSP is an animal and was superb in his lastest showing. BJ will come back and continue to dominate the lightweights. Will Lyoto have his title fight? What's next for Jon Fitch and Jon Jones. We will see in the coming weeks...
On a seperate note, we were also at the Super Bowl this past weekend as we hosted a super bowl pre-party at the Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa, Florida. Check out the little write up, pics and more at:
This week we will be finishing up the Iron Man content and moving onto the Arnold. We are only about ~30 days away from the Arnold and I am jacked.
We will be doing another live feed of the actual event along with Jason Dirhs' after party! Get all your Arnold Pre and Post show coverage at:
I hope to see you all there!
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New Year's Resolution 2009 Edition: Mass Building - Back
By: Richard Choueiri
Is your New Year's resolution aimed towards gaining overall mass? Then learn and use the most effective training tips & techniques. Utilize these along with back anatomy descriptions, exercises, and a fully loaded workout plan! Date Added: 2009-01-29
Your 12-Week Daily Video Trainer - Friday, Week 4!
By: Your 12-Week Daily Video Trainer
Kris Gethin is your own Daily Personal Trainer! Today is leg day once again with two new exercises to really work those quads, hamstrings and calves! Date Added: 2009-01-29
The Myth Of Waxy Maize Starch... And The Truth Behind It All!
By: David Barr
Although bringing you to the cutting edge is usually very exciting, I sometimes have to become the Mythbuster. Today that myth lies squarely in the face of waxy maize starch and if it's worth the price. Get the truth right here. Date Added: 2009-01-29
Your 12-Week Daily Video Trainer - Thursday, Week 4!
By: Your 12-Week Daily Video Trainer
Kris Gethin is your own Daily Personal Trainer! Today we're discussing how limit cravings during your transformation. Date Added: 2009-01-29
Over 40 Transformation Of The Week - Matthew Eubanks!
By: Over 40 Transformation Of The Week
After being overweight most of his life, Matthew finally decided that enough was enough and it was time to lose the weight. So with a goal in mind, he got started on a healthier lifestyle. Read on to learn how he shed 26 lbs and 21% body fat! Date Added: 2009-01-29
Skip La Cour's Transformation Podcast: Take Action To Reach Your Goals!
By: Skip La Cour
Skip asks, 'How do you know when you are working hard enough to reach your goals?' Listen as he takes you through a simple exercise that will help you answer for yourself if you are indeed working hard enough. Date Added: 2009-01-29
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Get all the Bodybuildng.com games and cartoons in one place! Brought to you by Bodybuilding.com Gaming Systemics. Video games exercise your fingers! Date Added: 2009-01-29
Bodybuilding.com Gym Of The Month: The Press Gym!
By: Gym Of The Month
Congratulations to The Press Gym! We are proud to announce a new gym of the month award where we will be awarding the best of the best! Find out how they got started, services offered and much more right here. Date Added: 2009-01-29
Wow, what a crazy and exciting weekend!
The IFBB Iron Man pro was this past weekend and it turned out awesome! Check out webcast replays, reviews, pictures, videos, games and more at:
The expo was packed (probebly even more than last year) and so was our booth. We had a great location and superb people working the booth this year! Thanks to everyone who stoppped by!
We also had the final round of the BodySpace Spokesmodel search. Find out who won at:
Lots more videos and content coming over the next few days from the Iron Man including interviews from Rob Riches, Jamo Nezzer, BodySpaceAdmin and more.
Check out all the great coverage and get ready for the Arnold Classic, which is on March 6-8 in Columbus, Ohio. This is another event you cannot miss if you are a bodybuilding/fitness fan! Get more info at:
Previews, videos, games and more on the Arnold coming in the next weeks.
The Iron Man webcast is going on this weekend along with Round 5 of the BodySpace / Iron Man spokesmodel search:
The webcast will be free for all the watch, but I suggest you go see it in person. There is nothing like seeing a bodybuilding show in person, the webcast just can't do it justice...
For the Iron Man (which is this Saturday), you can find previews, interviews, video shows, wallpapers, specials, competition and webcast info at:
This will be the 3rd year in the row we have done the Iron Man webcast. It was the first webcast we ever put on and it has been a great experience to work with John Balik and crew every year.
I know this year is going to be a great event (especially the lighting) as always.
We have a ton of great content going on this week, including an interview with Gabby Reese, that just went online today:
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See you this weekend at the Iron Man!
2009 is off to a great start already! I hope all of you are following through with your goals!
This week we will still be focusing more on New Year's related content, transformations and of course, the upcoming 2009 IFBB Iron Man Pro.
We will be doing another live webcast of the Iron Man this year. In the next 2 days, you will see previous from Brian Bullman, Isaac Hinds and Myron Mielke. You will also see interviews with top pros such as Marcus Haley and Silvio Samuel.
In the video department, we will have a Road to the Iron Man series launching on Wednesday with Hide. Following by Dugdale! Check back at:
For updates and what not! If you do not already have your tickets to the Iron Man, get them now! The show starts next Saturday and will not let you down!
We sure are! Check out the super-sweet 2009 Transformation Guide at:
I think it turned out to be the best yet. Tons of new content relating to your New Year's goals/transformation will be added over the next month. If you are wanting to do a transformation this year and don't have the motivation, be sure to check out the various transformations of the week:
Male Transformation of the week:
Female Transformation of the week:
Over 40 Transformation of the week:
Teen Transformation of the week:
If that isn't enough motivation for you, we have a Daily Video Trainer set up for all you bodybuilding.com members for free at:
Lots more great things coming in the New Year!
In the last 7 years I have been with Bodybuilding.com, we have grown a bit (from 6 employees to over 260). In that time, we have lost some of the transparency into the company on what is going on internally. I want to be able to give our Bodybuilding.com family members an insight of what we are doing and also who I am.
As you can see from a lot of my previous posts, they have been a lot about news and events that I have been at.
Every two weeks I am going to be giving exclusive insight to what we have going on here at the corporate offices.
If you have any questions or ideas for new content pieces, please let me know and we will get right on it!
With the amount of content we produce (over 40 articles a week), a lot of the content goes unseen... how do we let all of family members know all about the sweet stuff we are working on?
Here is what is going on this month:
Dec 17th - Exclusive interview with Mickey Rourke on how he trained for his new movie, The Wrestler (comes out on Dec 17th - see http://www.fandango.com/thewrestler_78651/movietimes)
Dec 17th - 30th - Over 20 New Years/Transformation related articles published
Dec 19th - Launching yearly New Years Feature - Sign up for updates and get an email as soon as it is published here
Dec 26th - Have you ever wanted to get to know Anderson Silva? An exclusive interview will be posted today to get everyone excited for the fights on the 27th.
Dec 26th - Covering UFC 92 in Vegas - We will be doing a live play-by-play of the whole event on the blogs along with exclusive interviews and content at /UFCblog. If you haven't checked out the uber-popular new mma radio show we have, check out the latest episodes of Pro MMA Radio for free at http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/pro_mma_radio_shows.htm
Kenny Florian vs Joe Lauzon
Kenny starts the fight with a vicious kick that you hear aroudn the ring. Joe gets him to the ground but Kenny lands some nasty elbows to the back of the head adn the ref checks it out. joe is bleeding badly. Kenny hits a nasty kick to the stomach and takes Joe to the ground. Joe is still bbleeding badly and it is all over the ring. Joe gets to his fieet and the crowd goes wild. Joe gets the takedown. He is in full guard. and starts to land a few elbows. Joe gets half guard but losses it but regains it. Kenny is really preventing Joe from doing any real damage. Joe locks down one of Kennys arms and grabs an anke but does nothing with it. Kenny goes for the take down but Joe sprawls out and he gest nothing. Joe gets another take down and is in full guard. He goes for the ankle again and doest get it again. Kenny gets on top of Joe and tries to get a few good punches in. Wow, what an exciting fight!
Kenny goes for a knee to head but Joe blocks it. Kenny goes for hte take down and getss it. Kenny is in full guard pounding away on Joe. Kenny gets a few good elbows to his doem and Joe gets lose, Kenyn regains control and is back in full guard. Kenny is trying to do damaage but nothing occurs as Joe is weasles his way out of being hurt. Joe is looking verry tired and is getting hit blow after blow while on full guard. Kenny is really just pounding the crap out of Joe. The fight is stopped as Joe is unable to defend himself. Kenny wins via TKO.
Frank Edger vs. Gray Maynard
Gray goes for the first take down but does not get it. Frankie lands a fewe solid punches, nothing effective though. Frankie goes in with few solid blows while Gray gets the take down. Gray gets full guard. Pretty boring first round. End of round 1.
Gray starts off with a solid left hand. Frankie goes for the take down but Gray resists. Gray works on getting guard, but does nto get it. The fighters are back on their feet. Frankie lands a few solid blows and cuts Gray open. Frank gets the take dwon but they are immediately on their feet. Gray goes for the take down and gets it. The end of round 2 comes to a close on the ground.
Both go for take downs early in the fight, but do nothing with it. Frank goes for another take down and they end up on teh side of the octogon, Gray ends up getting the take down. Frank gets to his fight and Gray picks Frank up and throws him to the ground hard. And again... Frank gets to his feat again. Frank gets to his feet and lands 3 solid blows. Gray goes for the take down and throws Frank to the ground hard again! The fight takes an aqward turn and the fighters end up in an interesting position... end of round 3. Gray wins via decision.
Tony Speer vs Anthony Johnson
This fight was broadcasted earlier. Anthony Johnson wins via TKO.
Thiago Alves vs Karo Parisyan
Karo gets the first take down. Thiago stands up while Karo goes for another takedown and fails. A faily equal match as each of the fighters have not made any solid punches or anything worth while. A pretty worthless first round.
Thiago goes after Karo with a few solid punches and lands a viciuos knee to Karos head and the fight is over. Thiago wins via TKO.
Matt Hamill vs Tim Boetsch
The fight starts without the fighters touching gloves. Hamill gets the first take down. After a few minutes, Mat finally gets around to throwing the first punch since he got the take down. tim is really trying to put the pressue and connect, btu is only connecting with leg shots. Tim lands a good knee to Matts head. Matt is starting to bleed under his lip from the knee. Matt gets rocked but comes back with a few solid punches. Matt lands 3 good shots in a row, then Tim gets another knee followe d by a left leg kick. End of round 1.
Tim is really forcing Matt to step his game up. Tim vonitues to put the pressure on and gets a few solid hits. Tim gets the take down but only gets 1 of Matts legs. Matt is on top pounding Tim while he does nothing. Matt has his back and continues to pound him and the crowd is goign crazy! The ref calls the fight due to continued poundage to Tims dome. Matt Hamill wins via TKO.