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Arnold Classic 2012

By Patrick Arnold

Last weekend I attended the Arnold Classic Fitness Expo – just like I have every year for the last 15 years.  Boy has that show changed.  The first several years the expo was primarily a bodybuilding event and it was more or less a freak show with ripped bodybuilders everywhere and tons and tons of […]



New Natural Anabolic Discovered

By Patrick Arnold

  If you are familiar with the sports supplement industry you probably are rolling your eyes at the title of this blog.  I don’t blame you, as bold claims for all sorts of plant extracts and weird natural compounds are always being made.  Most of these are based on poor science done by obscure research […]



The New “Family Friendly” Arnold Classic

By Patrick Arnold

In Columbus, Ohio this weekend the Arnold Classic Sports Festival (or Arnold Classic Weekend or just plain Arnold Classic) will take place.  I have been going to this show every year since 1997.  It has changed quite a bit over the years.  This used to be just a bodybuilding show and fitness expo, but now […]



D-Aspartic Acid – Can it make you smarter?

By Patrick Arnold

D-Aspartic acid is becoming a very popular supplement in the sports nutrition marketplace.  For many years research had been piling up showing that it serves a key neurochemical role in the regulation of testosterone production, as well as the production of other hormones such as growth hormone and thyroid hormone.  Then about a year ago […]