JEAN-PAUL ROCK – Warrior’s Corner

The hardest part of prep was definitely the very low carb days. Having to deal with people when you have 0 energy and they have no idea how hard it really is. On those days, I had to keep a constant inner dialogue to get through the difficult times, just keep pushing myself.


Kris Pisarcik – Diagnosed with cancer, and recovering from a liver transplant, Kris Pisarcik discusses why he trains. Why does he put his body through the hard, heavy training that he does? Why not rest and relax as the doctors have told him to do?


Some of us are composed of starlight and fire. Some of us have ice in our veins. Some of us are walking headfirst into the wind. Some of us are walking in the opposite direction—of everybody else.

The 100% Dedicated Bodybuilder

Not officially prepping yet, but sliding the volume control up from 85% to 95%. We’ll linger here for the next three months, and then begin prep proper. During prep, I am the 100% dedicated bodybuilder.

Jack of All Trades, King of None

For anybody who has ever prepped successfully for a physique competition, you know that it pretty much takes your entire focus on a daily basis, just to be able to get through life and function. The combo of the training and the restrictive diet make it almost impossible to add in anything else demanding.

Do You Know Heaven?

Have you found that which makes you cry? That which makes you soar? That which is not open to laughter or jokes, but is held as the sacred, the not-to-be-touched, the private and personal? Have you seen the world from the eyes of an angel, your heart overflowing with love and joy? Have you found your secret and stowed it away in an airtight box? Protected from daylight and the grubby fingers of those who would soil it and tear it down if given the chance?

Eight Years – By Nikki Johnston

Eight years of hell. Eight years of failed diets. Eight years of fighting with David Johnston, Adam McVey, and now Matt Porter, about said failed diets. Eight years of 90-minute cardio sessions. Eight years of seeing 200lbs on the scale over and over again. Eight years of beating my body down to pure exhaustion. Eight years of failure! Why the f*ck would I ever take part in anything like that? Why would I subject my mind, body and soul to such torture?

Parmesan and Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Rosemary, Garlic, and Parmesan Cheese make these healthy roasted sweet potatoes so good. Also wonderful chilled, and mixed into a green salad with your favorite meat, or even tossed with fresh green beans as a side dish.

Roy Evans – Warrior’s Corner

When my parents weren’t around, I would sneak off and use a dumbbell set they had purchased. At the age of 13, I was cleared to begin weight training. I have never left the gym since. I competed in my first bodybuilding show at the age of 14, and I was hooked.