What the Judges Want – Women’s Physique Division (WPD)

Since debuting in 2011, the women’s physique division has been steadily gaining in popularity, filling the void left by the not-so-willful departure of women’s bodybuilding from the competitive landscape as the latter was quietly swept under the rug by the powers that be, largely due to it’s lack of commercial appeal and excessive drug use required to be competitive. After...
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The Drop Set – Episode 62: Planning Ahead – How to Have an Effective Cut

This isn’t an episode about the technical ways in which you can have an effective cut, but instead about all the things you can and SHOULD do *before* starting your diet in order to ensure it’s as effective as it possibly can be.  Thinking about a show in 2019?  NOW is when you should start thinking about some of these...
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The Drop Set – Episode 1

In the first episode of the brand new Five Starr Physique Podcast, I give a brief introduction of myself and also what I hope this podcast will be about in future episodes. I also cover two topics central to why we’re here in the first place:  what exactly is bodybuilding (and who exactly is a bodybuilder), and why you should...
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Picking the right show for you

With the end of the year quickly approaching, bodybuilders everywhere are thinking about the inevitable start of their prep for an early spring show or deciding exactly what show(s) to hit for the upcoming year.  How do you pick the show that’s right for you?  There are many factors to consider, so let’s dive in.  In no particular order: Schedule...
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The path to advanced lifting

Most of us remember what it was like the first time we started ‘attempting’ to workout.  I look back on my early trips to the gym and I just laugh.  Absolutely no clue what I was doing, but yet thinking I was doing productive stuff anyway (hint:  I wasn’t).  Lots of bad form, lots of skipped leg days, lots of...
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