Tummy Tuck

YOUR FITNESS LEVEL AND YOUR TUMMY TUCK

The decision to have a “tummy tuck” or abdominoplasty is a serious one…a decision that you have thought about, read about and perhaps even discussed with a friend who has had one of her own. More than likely, you are considering this surgery because you have had a child or children and want to take […]

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Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia – An Overview

Self-esteem, self-confidence…buzz words that define the way we feel about ourselves and how those feelings affect our relationships, job and physical activities. For guys, especially athletes, living with gynecomastia or “man boobs” can be emotionally debilitating. Some men may even avoid physical activities and intimacy in order to hide their condition. What is it? Gynecomastia […]

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Skin Care

4 Tips to Be Your Own Fountain of Youth

Nothing can bring back time or stop our bodies from aging. While the years of our lives may bring amazing memories and experiences, they can also result in aged skin that may be wrinkly, dry, and saggy. No need to worry! You still have options to maintain your refreshing, youthful glow. Sunscreen is your go-to […]

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Gynecomastia

Hey, guys, did you know? Surgical breast enhancement isn’t just for women

Among the many breast surgeries available – reductions, lifts, augmentations, implants – most people assume the procedures are for women only. Indeed, women have historically undertaken breast surgery for various reasons in order to improve their appearance, and in some cases, improve their health. And that’s exactly why men have breast surgery. They find that […]

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Training Properly After Surgery

When looking to return to athletic training following surgery, the first thing you need to remember is that you must follow your doctor’s instructions. He or she will know what’s right for you and your particular situation. Everyone wants to get back to his or her normal routine as quickly as possible after surgery. When […]

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Is Plastic Surgery Right for You?

It’s safe to say almost everyone on the planet wishes they could change at least one thing about their body or appearance. For some, there’s a lot of stuff they want to change. For people who have noticeable flaws, such as an excessively large nose, noticeable sagging skin or large, puffy bags under their eyes, […]

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Get the Facts about Gynecomastia

Most people do not know much about gynecomastia unless they have been directly affected by it. Simply stated, it’s an enlargement of the glandular tissue in male breasts. This can lead to embarrassing and humiliating “breasts” that men do not want. The reason why this occurs is easy to understand – an imbalance of the […]

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Plastic Surgery: The Pros and Cons

Are you a good candidate for plastic surgery? The best way to determine if plastic surgery is right for you is to ask your doctor. When it comes to your current physical health, he knows best. It may also be a good ideas to weigh the pros and cons of having surgery for your particular […]

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Spotting the Signs of the Wrong Surgeon

It’s natural to feel apprehensive when undergoing cosmetic surgery for the first time. The last thing you need to add to that apprehension is a nagging concern about the trustworthiness of your surgeon. The trouble is that unless you’re a professional yourself, or have prior experience, it can be tricky to fully assess a surgeon […]

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Plastic Surgery for the Physically Fit

If you spend half your life in the gym trying to get into the best possible shape, there may be a better option. Plastic and cosmetic surgery can help you to lose those extra stubborn pounds and give you a firm, fit look. It is important to know the risks and complications associated with these […]

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ANBC Nationals Event

NUMBER FIVE AND STILL ALIVE! ANBC Nationals, November, 1997 I’ve been negligent. Well, not really negligent, just too darn busy. Anyway, I’m reading my weights lists from over a week ago, and I read Nancy Andrews’ post about her winning the WNBF World Championships in New York on November 15. Her statement of the fact […]

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ANBC Nationals

FOURTH DOWN ANBC Nationals, November 16, 1996 When you go through life thinking you’re a tall skinny guy and suddenly find yourself preparing to compete at the national level of a natural bodybuilding contest, your expectations tend not to be too high. Especially if you’ve only been a “bodybuilder” for two years and in your […]

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NPC New England Championship

DR. RICK’S THIRD ACT NPC New England Championship, April 21, 1996 Alright, so I lied. So, sue me. I had promised to disappear for a little while, but after catching the competitive bug, I was easily prodded by my “advisors” to consider entering the NPC New England Championship on Sunday, April 21. Why, you ask […]

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ANBC Pioneer Valley Natural

DR. RICK’S SECOND BODYBUILDING CHANCE ANBC Pioneer Valley Natural, April 13, 1996 I never had much luck at winning in athletics. It all stemmed from my little league coach when I was about 7 years old. Never could throw a ball–still can’t. But this bodybuilding stuff seems to be a little different. I won’t go […]

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ANBC Colonial Classic

DR. RICK’S FIRST BODYBUILDING BLOOD ANBC Colonial Classic, March 30, 1996 This is a long post, meant predominantly for those of you who have been so encouraging as I approached the world of “Competitive Bodybuilding” and for those of you who are contemplating doing the same. I’ve included excessive detail, so that I could remember […]

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