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Classic Physique Posing Trunks: Like Mike

The new Classic Physique division of NPC competition is easily identified at a glance by the “spandex short” style of posing trunks used. The history of these trunks may seem short, but the inspiration for the decision dates back 20-25 years, and was heavily influenced by “The Greatest to Ever Play the Game,” Michael Jordan. To our knowledge, Michael Jordan has never entered into a bodybuilding competition, and yet has now left an indirect mark upon the industry. To understand this impact we have to first take a look at basketball attire and the men’s underwear of choice in the 80s and 90s.   Lucky Shorts   In the 80s, men unanimously wore what we would now call “short shorts”...

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Bulking vs. Leaning Season, Which is Right for You?

Which is right for me and what is the difference? One of the most important things to do when you begin the next phase in your fitness journey is to write down goals, such as wearing your favorite pair of posing trunks on the next NPC show. This will help determine if you should follow a leaning program or a bulking program. For our clients that are looking to achieve the following goals, one of our 30, 60, or 90-day bulking programs will be the right fit.             *Increase overall strength             *Decrease body fat             *Increasing lean body mass             *Overall development and size Our bulking programs are aimed toward over all muscle growth...

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Top 5 Reasons Women Lose Weight Different Then Men

Why does it seem like men’s weight loss journey is so much easier then women’s? There are many factors that contribute to someone’s weight loss journey. When working with our female Classic Physique clients, we often hear “My husband is losing weight so much faster than me.”, or “Why can my boyfriend reach his goals quicker than me?” Here are the top 5 reasons why this happens: Men tend to have more muscle. The more muscle mass one has, the more calories they will burn during a rest state. This is why it’s so important that women also incorporate weight lifting into their fitness journey. Sustaining lean muscle mass requires more calories. Men generally start their fitness journey at a...

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