MIND/BODY CONNECTION

Weight Loss or Well-Being?

Becky Holman

Most folks start an exercise program to lose weight. That makes sense because in our nation of abundance it’s easy to get fat—very fat. Research out of the University of Michigan now suggests a paradigm shift in attitude that can help you stick with your workouts. Instead of exercising to lose weight, think of your workouts as improving your well-being. Subjects in the study were 34 percent more likely to stick with it when they had that attitude as opposed to doing it to just lose weight. It’s about health and overall quality of life, not just looking better.


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Pro Active

Cory Crow

Pro Active

“The best amateur.” That’s probably not a title that any bodybuilder would want for an extended period of time. Unlike the “best golfer to have never won a major,” or “the best player in the minor leagues,” the “best amateur” in bodybuilding reads “not a pro.” Other athletes can at least make a decent living, and in some cases they are millionaires. Bodybuilders are different. An amateur bodybuilder doesn’t make a dime on his competitions. But the title gets passed down, from Mat DuVal to Bill Willmore to Mike Ergas. In the case of Ergas, it’s a title that just means he’s not a pro—yet.

Bodybuilding “Secrets”

Stuart McRobert

Bodybuilding “Secrets”

No matter how much you read about training and no matter how knowledgeable you become, what follows will provide you with the “secrets” bodybuilders hanker for in their quest to build bigger and stronger muscles.

Are you really delivering the training goods?

• Are you really following an abbreviated

Muscle “In” Sites

Eric Broser’s

Muscle “In” Sites

If you find something on the Web that IM readers should know about, send the URL to Eric at bodyfx2@aol.com.

www.AmyLeeMartin.com

More than 100 ladies hold IFBB pro cards for figure, each with a beautiful look all her own. Of all the women I’ve reviewed in this column, however, I have to say that Amy Lee Martin fits the description of the “beautiful girl next door” more perfectly than any. With her blond hair, captivating blue eyes and engaging smile, she can grab your attention and have you wishing you could take her home to meet your mother—just ask her husband, Doug.

Young Jedi of Nutrition

Ron Harris

Young Jedi of Nutrition

In the Internet age, word spreads lightning-fast. In less than two years Justin Harris has gained a loyal following and earned a reputation as a man who can get anybody in shape. Just 26 years old and himself a national-level superheavyweight competitor, Harris has amassed a stable of athletes who have been consistently showing up shredded, from first-timers competing in local shows to seasoned veterans at the national level vying for professional status.

PRIME-TIME PRO

David Young

PRIME-TIME PRO

At 43 most guys are starting to lose their edge. In competitive bodybuilding it’s often a time to hang up the trunks and look to other endeavors. Dave Fisher, however, isn’t quite ready for a sign that says, “Reserved for the Geezer,” on his parking place at Gold’s Gym in Redondo Beach, California. In fact, Dave turned out to be the most conditioned athlete onstage at the ’06 Europa Super Show. According to IFBB athletes’ rep Bob Cicherillo, “Dave’s condition was almost too good—if he had just filled in five or 10 pounds, he would have been right in the mix.”