bodybuilding personalities/profiles

Interviews

Interview With Greg Nuckols
Right now there are as many fitness-related websites and social media profiles as there are stars in the universe. With some much competition, it can be tough to stand out from the crowd. But, occasionally, amongst all the clickbait, product-p [...]

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Flex Wheeler: Greatest Genetics in the History of Bodybuilding?
Flex Wheeler, nicknamed the 'Sultan of Symmetry', is known for being one of the greatest bodybuilders to have never won a Mr Olympia title. We'll let him off on this one, seeing as he was up against Dorian Yates and the great Ronnie Coleman (what [...]

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Living Primal: Paleo Insights With Ben Law
Fascinated by the prospect of the paleo (caveman) diet? Well, at GymTalk, so are we. But let’s face it, eating paleo seems to come with a lot of sacrifices, and presents a bunch of questions. I mean, I’m pretty sure cavemen didn’t drin [...]

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Siegmund “Zishe” Breitbart: The Iron King
Ever since I was a kid I've had an interest in circus hall strongmen. Luckily for me (and the integrity of my sphincter) this hasn't manifested into some kind of warped homosexual fetish in later life, rather a passion for lifting weights. But [...]

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John Holtum: The Cannonball King
Nowadays it seems the great unwashed derive most of their entertainment from bickering on YouTube, watching anything hosted by Ant and Dec, and Instgramming vintage pictures of their genitals. A far cry, indeed, from the gladiatorial maulings, cat [...]

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Bolo Yeung: The Beast From The East
Around the same time that Arnold Schwarzenegger was making his first foray into cinema with the godawful Hercules in New York (1969), so too, on the other side of the Pacific Ocean, was a young Chinese bodybuilder by the name of Yang Sze. Sze, w [...]

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Interview With Fitness Model Bryn Ray
Last week I spoke to Bryn Ray, a fitness model and sponsored Optimum Nutrition athlete. We went for a gruelling back session at the excellent Fight City Gym by Old Street station and followed it up with an obligatory Nando's, where I interviewed h [...]

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Interview With Fitness Author & Cover Model Justin Woltering
We recently caught up with distinguished personal trainer, martial artist, author, cover model and all round fitness expert Justin Woltering for an exclusive interview. Justin shared with us some top insights on training, nutrition, keeping motiva [...]

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Interview With Fitness Model And Personal Trainer Ray Buckton
Way back in July 2013, friend of GymTalk Ray Buckton, who works as a fitness model and is one of London's most in-demand personal trainers, wrote us a superb article on nutrition. We were extremely impressed - as were many of you guys - by his wea [...]

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Interview With Leo Negao Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion
We were recently invited to interview four time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion Leo Negao. This was just about the most exciting news ever to fall into our inbox - after all, we normally just receive a torrent of emails about sunglasses, steroi [...]

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Interview With Personal Trainer Matt Fox
We recently caught up with our buddy Matt Fox, ex-professional footballer, personal trainer par excellence, and absolute UNIT, to chat about all things gym and fitness. Matt told us a little bit more about his job as a PT and shared some great tip [...]

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Interview With Bikini Athlete Melissa Haywood
Melissa Haywood is currently one of the UK's most successful and popular bikini athletes. Her rise to the top has been swift and impressive. In 2012 she won the UKBFF Bikini Tall title and last year later she placed 2nd at the European Champion [...]

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John Grimek: The Monarch Of Muscledom
I have become increasingly disillusioned with modern bodybuilding of late - and I know I'm not alone. Over the last few decades the sport has changed drastically, and for the worst. Although some might disagree, the way I see it, the halcyon da [...]

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Who The F**K Is David Prowse?
A friend of mine recently suggested GymTalk run a piece on David Prowse. At the time, I had no idea who this was, and stated so. My friend looked at me like I had spent the last 26 years in an underground sex basement. "He was Darth Vader. Y [...]

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Interview With Champion Powerlifter Phil Richard
Phil Richard has been competing on the powerlifitng circuit for over 25 years. In that time, the 'Welsh Powerhouse' has stacked up an impressive array of achievements including a Commonwealth Record, Junior, Senior and Masters European Powerliftin [...]

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Interview With Bikini Fitness Model Emma Howie
The UKBFF Bikini categories have witnessed a surge of interest in recent years, attracting record numbers competitors and increasing media coverage. Last year, Emma Howie became one of the industry's brightest female prospects after netting a vict [...]

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Interview With Celebrity Personal Trainer Russ Howe
We recently got the chance to sit down with Russ Howe, an enormously popular personal trainer and fitness blogger who's YouTube channel has amassed over five million views. As well as being a fantastic trainer with some great tips and insights on [...]

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Thomas Inch: The Scarborough Hercules
When it comes to legends of British bodybuilding, few have surpassed the enduring contribution made by Thomas Inch, the 'Scarborough Hercules'. Although he might look like a portly butler from Downton Abbey, Inch was, throughout his life, one of t [...]

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Interview With Olympic Weightlifting Champion Marius Hardiman
Marius Hardiman is an Olympic Weightlifter who has, over the course of his illustrious career, won numerous British titles and medalled at several prestigious international competitions. Having since retired from competitive weightlifting, Marius [...]

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Interview With Joel Snape – Editor At Men’s Fitness Magazine
I recently got the chance to chat with Joel Snape, associate editor of Men's Fitness magazine and all round good egg, who, when not writing about all things fitness related, is an amateur strongman and Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt. We discussed [...]

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Interview With UKBFF Competitor Richard Wall
GymTalk recently sat down with the UKBFF personality Richard Wall, who finished fourth place in his class at the 2013 British Champs, to discuss training, nutrition and, bizarrely, sleep. During the interview we managed to get a great insight into [...]

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Louis Cyr: The Canadian Colossus
Much like the best Beatles album, legalised prostitution, and Tom Cruise's sexuality, the strongest man of all time is an oft-debated topic. One man that deserves his name thrown into the ring is Louis Cyr, a French-Canadian brick shithouse who  [...]

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Arthur Saxon: The Strongest Man Of All Time
Germany. A country famous for classical music, beer, sausages, hairy women and genocide. And in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century it was also home to some of the strongest - and craziest - men of all time. Of these, the most fa [...]

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Interview With UK Bodybuilder Pete ‘PJ’ Wisbey
Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting down with popular UK bodybuilding personality Pete 'PJ' Wisbey in the run up to the UKBFF Finals on Sunday October 20, 2013. He shared some excellent, actionable advice on training and nutrition at an eli [...]