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Flex December 2017

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INSIDE THE OLYMPIAThere’s a lot going on at the O that the public doesn’t get to see, but Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Digital Studios has changed all that. Their recap video looks backstage, with commentary from past and present Olympia champs, IFBB Pro League judges, industry icons, and of course Johnson and Garcia.Get exclusive footage from a new perspective, fifind out what goes through the judges’ minds as they make their fifinal decisions, and hear what competitors have to say about their achievements in Seven Bucks Productions’ Olympia recap video, “Inside the Olympia.”flflexonline.com/insidetheolympiaVIP OLYMPIA PASSFLEXonline.com takes you all around the Olympia Expo and behind the scenes to the men’s and women’s pump-up rooms, and it’s the only place to go for video coverage of both…

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pavel ythjall; getty images fitness

JUST ONE HOURA NEW META-ANALYSIS THAT APPEARED IN THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY FOUND THAT JUST 60 MINUTES OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PER WEEK COULD REDUCE DEPRESSION DIAGNOSES BY 12%—THAT’S RIGHT, JUST ONE HOUR A WEEK. AND ANOTHER STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL SPORTS MEDICINE FOUND THAT HITTING THE IRON CAN REDUCE SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY SIMILARLY TO THE EFFECTS OF PSYCHOTHERAPY OR MEDICATION.STEP IT UPAs you get older, fat will start creeping onto your waistline. But a new study out of the U. of Jyväskylä in Finland on more than 1,000 adults who either increased, maintained, or decreased their daily step count over four years found that those who bumped up their step count by 2,000 maintained their BMI, but those who kept their activity at the same level or dropped…

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hit list 3 things to know this month

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDIIN THEATERS DEC. 15Following two successful Star Wars reboots, hardcore and casual fans alike are losing their sh*t for The Last Jedi. This movie focuses on Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) journey to unleashing her true powers as a Jedi master, with help from a familiar face—Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Expect the same cast of friendly faces and some new ones, too.THERAGUNThe pinnacle of at-home recovery, the TheraGun sends vibrations to knotted-up and dense muscle tissue. It’s easy to use and backed by science, as well as the hundreds of collegiate and elite-level athletes who use it.$600; theragun.com(COURTESY OF LUCASFILM LTD.)HEXCLAD 12-INCH PANDue to the unique hexagonal design o of the pan, Hexclad claims a stainless-steel-quality sear with a nonstick cleanup. One editor put it to the test…

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the dream killer

They used to call it “chasing Arnold.” Back in the 1970s in Venice, CA, bodybuilders destined to never win the Olympia did what Arnold Schwarzenegger did. They trained the way he trained and where he trained, they ate what he ate and when he ate, and they basked in the glow of his presence, all with the desperate dream that they could be like Arnold—look like Arnold, feel like Arnold, win like Arnold. They chased and they chased, but they never caught up to him. Like a horizon, he was too far beyond, always. For a year, since he won his sixth Sandow, Phil Heath chased Arnold, the seven-time Mr. Olympia. On Sept. 16, he caught him.PRESS CONFERENCEThe 53rd annual Mr. Olympia officially began Sept. 14 at 12:23 p.m. in…

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the great indoors

Q YOU GREW UP IN THE NORTHWEST, AND YOU LIVE IN COLORADO. ARE YOU AN OUTDOORSMAN AT ALL? DO YOU ENJOY CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING— ANY OF THOSE THINGS?Well, it’s true I grew up in Seattle, but I’m more into sports—practices, training, and games— than the outdoor stuff. That was how I spent my free time. When I started doing bodybuilding, outdoors stuff wasn’t what I did because of my job, and some of it puts you at risk of injury. There’s too many things that could end my career, so no hiking—though I do love to be outdoors—and no winter sports at all, because the competitive side of me would force me to show off, and that’s when accidents are bound to happen.(PER BERNAL)Q WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR IN…