Category: Magazine Reviews

Muscular Development July Review

Blechman touts Cedric McMillian to be the 2nd coming of Arnold Schwarzennerger in this month’s Muscular Development which might explain Arnold’s effusive gushing over Cedric’s physique as representing the gold standard for modern bodybuilding in recent years. Kevin and Shawn reflect on their respective runner up placings over their competitive years, opining on what they would…

Muscular Development Review – June 2016

Dana Linn Bailey graces the cover this month which is a metaphor for how anachronistic the concept of the “magazine” is in the digital age. By the time these things hit the media stands, the information is already a dinosaur. DLB, her star fading, likewise seems to be “yesterday’s news” in an industry that operates on…

Muscular Development – February 2016

Akim Williams graces the cover this month. Never heard of the guy before, but he’s placed in the league of Power-Bodybuilders who are as strong as they look. Why is it that this new breed all look like one and the same person with no distinguishing features? Williams, Lockett, Max Charles? They may as well be…

Muscular Development December 2015

Ashley Kaltwasser’s ass earns the cover spot this month – not that I’m complaining, but it shows the level of decline when a chick’s rear out-angles the male competitors completely off the cover of a bodybuilding mag. How does this….beat that??? Do The Judges Get it Right? is the topic put to the pro panel this…

Muscular Development October 2015 Review

Steve Blechman’s opening editorial showers Cutler in praise this month – an interesting cover choice considering the bulk of this month’s issue is dedicated to whether Phil can pull a 5th win or not. Blechman’s infamous slash and burn mentality towards his regular contributors is a growing sign that the death knell of muscle magazine…