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Interview with Behzad “Bear” Bakhshandeh: Young Athletes Need Play Again Now

My name is Behzad – but everybody calls me Bear. I am 24 years old, and I train and compete in powerlifting and strongman. For strength sports, I have been training for four years – working out six days a week and combining strength training, conditioning and cardio. My goal is to become a pro-level…
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“Training/Competition Diary: America’s Strongest Man” – By Dimitar Savatinov

Dimitar (Mitko) Savatinov won the title of America’s Strongest Man at the 2014 America’s Strongest Man competition at the Europa Games and Fitness Expo in Phoenix, Arizona in October 2014. This is his story, in his own words. I decided to do a recap of my contest in October 2014 at ASM. I needed it…
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“Understanding and Helping Athletes Compete” – By Dr. Todd McDougle

My work as a chiropractor is all about helping and inspiring athletes. I almost lost an arm back in 1988, and I’m missing muscle tissue, but continue to work out in bodybuilding and strongman techniques. My training regimen includes a wide variety of strongman lifts, and I train 3 to 6 days a week. I…
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“Training and Competing Without Limits” – By Joseph Kopito

When I was playing lacrosse for the Stony Brook University Seawolves, I tore the lateral and medial meniscus in my left knee. I had two orthopedic surgeries – at ages 18 and 20 – and my meniscus was removed. I was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis in my left knee. My orthopedic surgeon told me to…
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Play Again & Friends: The Arnold Sports Expo, Booth #1758

The heart and soul of Play Again are the athletes we support.  At the Arnold Sports Classic beginning on February 27th, you can meet some of our brightest stars. Therese Janc is joining us at booth #1758 in Columbus, Ohio this weekend.  Therese, who just turned 40, is an elite-level powerlifter and personal trainer.  With…
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