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A few months back, Musclemag readers will remember that we ran a feature called “Six Pros Talk Contest Prep.” In that article, we talked to several champion bodybuilders about their general philosophies of getting contest ready…diced, sliced and shredded. Due to the overwhelming response we had to the piece, we decided to talk to six champs about the strategies they use to build all that massive muscle in the first place. Training styles, cardio, nutrition and other secrets they use to get crazy big. Take a look at what they

www.LendaMurray.net About Lenda Major Titles: Eight-Time IFBB Ms. Olympia Birthdate: February 22, 1962 Height: 5-5 Contest Weight: 150 Off Season Weight: 162 - 165 Starts preparing for a contest 16 weeks out She is, far and away, the best female bodybuilder to ever stand on onstage. With a record eight Ms. Olympia titles and a dominance of her sport that spanned two separate decades, Lenda Murray’s name is firmly scripted in female bodybuilding’s record book right under the title of “Best Ever.” Now that she is happily retired, for the first time, she agreed to sit down

About Rodney Major Titles: 2004 N.P.C. Nevada State Superheavyweight Champion 2004 N.P.C. USA Bodybuilding Championships, SuperHeavyweight, 4th Birthdate: February 28 Height: 6-0 Contest Weight: 240 Off Season Weight: 270 Starts preparing for a contest 16 weeks out Rodney Davis has been around the sport of bodybuilding for a long time. In fact, if you go back and look at the photos from Paul Dillett’s first appearance at the 1991 North American Bodybuilding Championships (won that year by Ray McNeil), you’ll find a 225 pound Rodney standing right next to big Paul and holding his own. In all those years of competing,

Let’s face it. A crazy set of wheels will help a bodybuilder roll through the competition. Building a great set of legs is hard work, really hard work. But that’s not enough. We’ve all seen guys pound away at their legs, year after year, and end up looking like they could star in a Chicken McNugget commercial for Micky D’s. No, hard work alone isn’t enough. But, combine a strong work ethic on leg day with a smart approach and a heap of good genetics and you end up with

By  Sammi Michaels Scene 1: 2001 N.P.C. USA Bodybuilding Championships July 28, 2001, Las Vegas, Nevada The toughest night in the budding bodybuilding career of front-runner Troy Alves, as he is announced second, again. Troy is full of disappointment, uncertainty and acceptance. After all, how would you feel if you just took your third consecutive runner-up finish in your quest for a pro card? So close, yet so far. Scene 2: 2002 N.P.C. USA Bodybuilding Championships July 27, 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada The best night in Troy’s bodybuilding life, as he unanimously trounces the