March 1, 2019

The art of posing is an integral part of bodybuilding. When posing stopped being part of the judging criteria at some high level shows, the true art of physique presentation has been lost. But, with the introduction of the Classic Bodybuilding class in PCA, that the tr...

October 16, 2018

PCA USA Updates Class Options and Criteria to Match PCA International

In our inaugural year, PCA rolled out its first competitions on USA ground. To help alleviate confusion as we introduced our international association to athletes, we mostly maintained classes at...

October 10, 2018

As an athlete prepping for a show, the key to bringing the best package onstage is to slowly bring down body fat levels throughout the prep until a low enough body fat level is achieved to reveal the muscle separation and detail.

Once this has been achieved, the athlet...

August 23, 2018

First Step is Focus

I describe training arms as jumping off a cliff. Once you do your first set, don’t stop until you hit the bottom. This analogy deals with focus, which is probably any bodybuilder's strongest asset in making gains. 

On arm day, once...

August 15, 2018

If you can combine shape and mass, you’ve got a winning combination. People seem to want to divide bodybuilders into those with good shape and those who are brutal freaks. Why can’t we have freaks with shape? If anyone can attain that, there is no question he will be t...

July 25, 2018

One question we get a lot is, "How is PCA different?"

There are a lot of ways our organization is different, from how a show is run to posing, the categories offered and the overall atmosphere. But it all boils down to our organization being athlete-centric. Every step...

April 15, 2018

Your pecs do two things, push forward and bring your arms across your body. Keeping this in mind, when training chest I have two main movements I perform:

  • a pressing movement

  • a flye movement

Position the Bench

The angle of the bench when performing any chest m...

April 9, 2018

Nutrition and exercise go hand in hand when prepping for a contest. One of the most common questions athletes and aspiring athletes ask is, "What should I be eating?" With that in mind, I present to you the Top Ten Contest Prep Foods to Add to Your Diet!

  1. Egg Whites 


March 19, 2018

Ian Harrison's Personal Tips for Building a Better Back Exercise Routine

When training back I have three distinct categories of exercise. 

1. Pull downs/pull ups: Any movement where you are pulling from above and down. These are generally considered width exercises. 

2. R...

March 4, 2018

The art of posing is an integral part of bodybuilding. Discover PCA USA Bodybuilding Posing Requirements and Compulsory bodybuilding poses from pro Ian Harrison.

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