Working out is neither a right nor a necessity. It is a leisure activity. Yet still, those of us who achieve enviable goals often slack on their human courtesy. In your eagerness to achieve your gains, are you losing social courtesy in the name of social regard?
After the record-breaking snows of Boston's Winter of '15, Coach XN looks at how the hubris of the deeply-commtted takes over regardless of harm to others. Read More
Watch this video. The workshop wasn't trying to prove anything. We weren't even taking a hard agenda that "steroids are wrong" or "bodybuilding is full of liars." We were merely discussing what makes something credible. And that is a topic that so few of us in life ever really breach, much less any of us in bodybuilding.
But that idea was at the center of a recent meeting of the Next Level's Spring 2015 team. And at the epicenter of the discussion was guy named named Doug Miller. Read More
Image is bullshit. Until it inspires. Then, even though the image is still bullshit, it becomes some really good bullshit. Recently deceased bodybuilder Mike Matarazzo's image was that kind of bullshit. Read More
Barely-known, self-made, D-tier fitness celebrity Zyzz symbolizes the "permission" for guys to fuck up via their ego-masturbation and get away with it. So why has his name persisted, even if only in small circles?
On the third anniversary of this guy's death due to excesses in partying and pride, the 22-year-old persists as an internet subculture meme and an iconic figure many young hopefuls admire – or "mire," as he termed it. Maybe it wasn't because he has a great body but rather because he represents an entry point into topics we usually are starving to discuss. Read More
The question was asked: is it the narcissistic who seek out bodybuilding? Or does bodybuilding create narcissists?
My answer: both and neither.
(No surprise there.) Read More