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By Sammi Michaels When you look at brand new I.F.B.B. pro Troy Alves, the first thing that jumps out at you is, well, nothing. Like many of the top shorter pros who came before him, see Lee Labrada, Shawn Ray and Dexter Jackson, Troy’s body looks good from every angle. Three-dimensional symmetry is the only way that this group of superior short men can compete with the monsters. And make no mistake about it, Alves has it. “Smart” Symmetry Through Visualization and Feel Troy is a bodybuilder who is very realistic about

New Jersey native Craig Richardson exemplifies everything his home state stands for. Strong work ethic, strong family values and making sure your priorities are in order. Craig took a hiatus from the competitive side of bodybuilding for three years after turning pro to develop his now successful personal training business so that he could make sure to properly provide for his wife of seven years, Jennifer, and his three children, Qualayia, Quashawn and Quaterra. “I trained hard through those three years because I wanted to make the improvements I needed

These were the words of the newest member of the IFBB pro division, 2004 North American Light Heavyweight and Overall champ, Brian Chamberlain. HARD WORK VS GENETICS Readers of Musclemag will know that I am a big believer that you can learn more about training a specific body part from someone who has had to bring a weak point into balance with the more impressive muscle groups on their physique than someone who is genetically gifted in that same area.While you may be interested in how Tom Prince trained those ridiculous hamstrings and quads of

By Larry Pepe Mark Dugdale’s life is all about one thing…balance. When you put the major areas of one’s existence under a microscope, you begin to appreciate Mark’s flair for building a symmetrical life along with a symmetrical physique. Spiritually, Mark is man of strong faith who places God and family above all else. If you visit his website, www.MarkDugdale.com and read his life goal, it’s simple, “To display the fingerprints of Jesus Christ in all areas of my life.” In fact, born on December 25th, Mark even shares his birthday

When you look at 2004 USA Heavyweight Bodybuilding Champion Will Harris’ physique, the first thing that probably strikes you is…nothing. And that’s really the point. Big Will’s physique is full, round and balanced, from his crazy shoulders and arms to his mind-boggling back and tiny midsection. His symmetrically balanced physique is one of balanced excellence, but that wasn’t always the case. “My chest lagged behind the rest of my upper body for years. It was frustrating as hell. I would pound it and pound it year after year and it