@this_is_bodybuilding - MichaelD.Bryson

Honoring the Past. Respecting the Present. Building the Future. THIS is Bodybuilding!
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Your #GiftOfTheWeek is this pic of @philheath and @ronniecoleman8 I stole from @gloryoldschool.
Tomorrow is one of these GOATs Birthday and this page will feature pix of him all day long. I know, I know, this is the @this_is_philheath page. 
That’s something you’ll just have to learn to live with! I do! 
Funny how I post more pix of Phil, Ronnie, Arnold @schwarzenegger, @thedorianyates and @jaycutler than I do anyone else. All have 4-8 Mr. Olympia Titles. Funny how that works, huh? I used to post a lot of Lee Haney as well...though very few appreciated my #TotalLeeAwesomeTuesdays. Well guess what? They’re coming back for 2019. Again, you’re just gonna have to learn to live with it!
#philheath #ronniecoleman #7X #8X #goats #mrolympia #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding
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Your #giftoftheweek is this pic of @philheath and @ronniecoleman8 I stole from @gloryoldschool. Tomorrow is one of these GOATs Birthday and this page will feature pix of him all day long. I know, I know, this is the @this_is_philheath page. That’s s

Most of you got the GUESS WHO Post pretty easily! It’s the awesomely aesthetic @francisbenfatto! One of the most aesthetically pleasing physiques ever, Mr. Benfatto still looks absolutely amazing with an incredibly functional athletic physique at 60 years old! Check his page out and give this legend a follow!
#francisbenfatto #legend #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding
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Most of you got the GUESS WHO Post pretty easily! It’s the awesomely aesthetic @francisbenfatto ! One of the most aesthetically pleasing physiques ever, Mr. Benfatto still looks absolutely amazing with an incredibly functional athletic physique at 60

GUESS WHO this amazing Back Double Biceps practitioner is!
#guesswho #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding
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GUESS WHO this amazing Back Double Biceps practitioner is! #guesswho #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding

The 1995 Arnold Classic Champion @michaelfrancois33! Incredible thickness, density and balance from head to toe!
#mikefrancois #arnoldclassic #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding
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The 1995 Arnold Classic Champion @michaelfrancois33 ! Incredible thickness, density and balance from head to toe! #mikefrancois #arnoldclassic #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding

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Mr. Olympia level Backs!! The best Backs of their respective eras; 2X Mr. Olympia @francocolumbu and 7X Mr. Olympia @philheath!
Greatness through the ages!
#philheath #francocolumbu #mrolympia #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding
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SWIPE!!!!!! Mr. Olympia level Backs!! The best Backs of their respective eras; 2X Mr. Olympia @francocolumbu and 7X Mr. Olympia @philheath ! Greatness through the ages! #philheath #francocolumbu #mrolympia #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson

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Congratulations @brandonwarah! I’m so happy for you! You and @astrongspirit will be doing more great things in the future!
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I’m still in shock. First competition - 2nd in the open. Nationally qualified. I still can’t believe yesterday happened.  I had to save this post to really absorb my feelings (and food lolol) from last night.. and wow. I am so humbled and honored and happy. There are so many people that made last night possible for me. So many️. If you don’t want to keep reading- the gist is that all of us humans are strong when we come together and lift each other up The first person I would like to thank is @astrongspirit . His coaching, guidance, and investment into his athletes is second to NONE. I would not be the athlete or PERSON I am today without him. He has taught me more than any book, teacher, or school and I am FOREVER indebted to him. The next is my mother. She doesn’t have an Instagram but she helps me so much with meal preparation, travel itinerary, and hotel bookings that I legit couldn’t have done any of this weekend without her. Next is @dev.forman baby you kept me stress free and helped so much the last 19 weeks. I love you. @chadwsoileau you are my foodie soul mate brother twin with massively oversized arms and delts and I freaking love you to death. You are one of my best friends. Truly. Thank you for always picking me up whenever my mind was going a million MPH. @rorypovitch you are like the big older brother I never had man. You always push me to expect more of myself. To rise to the occasion. To have a mindset of a warrior. You are the one who helped give me VISION. @black_413_hercules and @georgep_dabull you guys are my saiyan brothers and truly helped me keep my eyes on the prize. Your work ethic and training intensity on and off the gram is something to aspire to. @bengaal_tiger your story is something on my mind daily. I truly believe with God anything is possible and your story and victories time and time again prove that. @drtonykim without you I could NOT train the way I do. You are my LIFE SAVER bro. My SWOLEAVIOR (butchered). Thank you!
#brandonwarah #thisisbodybuilding
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Congratulations @brandonwarah ! I’m so happy for you! You and @astrongspirit will be doing more great things in the future! #repostplus @brandonwarah - - - - - - I’m still in shock. First competition - 2nd in the open. Nationally qualified. I still ca

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Had to repost this epic post of King Coleman’s!
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I think inquiring minds out there want to know, I know almost the exact dates these 2 photos were taken. The photo on the left was taken around October 28, 1991. It was the World Amateur Championships held in Katowice Poland, the contest was formerly known as The Mr. Universe contest. The photo on the right was taken September 28, 2003. The contest was the Russian Grand Prix held in Moscow Russia. Of course I’m kinda guessing on the exact date but if some of you Bodubuilding historians happen to find the exact dates that would be pretty cool. Now for the approximate weights. The photo on the left came via weigh in the day before and I weighed about 95 kilos which is about 209 pounds. The photo on the right I was 286 the week before which was the week of the Olympia. I’m guessing I put on at least 5 pounds of water from the flight to Russia from the USA. So that would make me around 290 pounds. So we’re looking at an approximate 80 pounds of muscle gain in a matter of 12 years. Of course most of you guys know how hard I trained over the years and the price I’ve had to pay, no regrets though.
#ronniecoleman #mrolympia #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding
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Had to repost this epic post of King Coleman’s! #repostplus @ronniecoleman8 - - - - - - I think inquiring minds out there want to know, I know almost the exact dates these 2 photos were taken. The photo on the left was taken around October 28, 1991.

Everyday we should take a moment to appreciate artistic beauty. It’s something I want to make a conscious effort to do. Living in NYC there is so much ugliness that smacks you in the face each day. There is plenty of beauty...but you need to seek it out (and usually pay to see it). But that seeking is worth the while. Medicine for the soul is worth seeking out! And when you find it, spend some time with it. Take it in. Let it affect you. Take something away from it. The ugliness smacking loses some of its bite. The day seems a little better. A little more beautiful.
Instagram can be like that. At least when you run a page that’s starting to get a little bigger. That’s social media in general I guess. Everyday can be a dodgeball game of ducking the negativity and ugliness. 
Then artistic beauty pops up...and, AHHH!
Here’s @the_classicalqueen Alyssa Kiessling doing what she does. I hope you all have a beautiful day.
#alyssakiessling #theclassicalqueen #womensphysique #bodybuilder #bodybuilding #bethebiggerperson #thisisbodybuilding
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Everyday we should take a moment to appreciate artistic beauty. It’s something I want to make a conscious effort to do. Living in NYC there is so much ugliness that smacks you in the face each day. There is plenty of beauty...but you need to seek it