Posts by: John Hansen

Do you need to lift heavy weights to get big?

/ Posted 04.08.2014

Q: One of the top bodybuilders from my gym told me you don’t need to lift heavy weights to get … continue reading

The Full-Body Mass Blast

/ Posted 01.21.2014

Q: I’ve read some of the advice you give people, and you seem like a good guy with very respectable … continue reading

30 Pounds of Muscle Workout

/ Posted 12.05.2013

Q: I’ve been using the program from your book and am at 220 pounds [fairly] lean. I want to change … continue reading

Moderate-Weight Forced Negatives

/ Posted 12.04.2013

I’m often asked about HRT—no, not hormone-replacement therapy; I’m talking about Hell Raiser Training. I attended a seminar in 2010 … continue reading

Beginner-to-Intermediate Mass Workout

/ Posted 11.19.2013

Q: I’m 35 years old and started training a little less than a year ago. Before that I never really … continue reading

Benefits of Pausing at the Bottom of Squats

/ Posted 10.14.2013

Q: I read that you pause for two seconds at the bottom of your squats. What are the benefits of … continue reading

3 Key Questions on Building Muscle Mass

/ Posted 10.10.2013

Q: All my respect to you, John. You have an awesome physique. I have three questions: 1) Did you take … continue reading

Bodypart Training 2X Per Week: Don’t Overtrain

/ Posted 08.27.2013

Q: I’ve been doing your workout: Monday: chest, delts, tri’s, calves; Tuesday: legs, back, bi’s, abs; Wednesday: off; Thursday: chest, … continue reading

Getting the Most From the Arnold Press

/ Posted 08.17.2013

Q: When I do Arnold presses, should I use less weight than I do on dumbbell presses? I use 70 … continue reading

Losing Loads of BodyFat

/ Posted 08.10.2013

Q: I would like to lose bodyfat and, if possible, build a little muscle at the same time. I’m 39 … continue reading

Serious Size: Rep Range

/ Posted 07.22.2013

Q: During a bulking stage, what rep range should I use for squats in order to put some serious size … continue reading

How to Grow Muscle and Keep Your Fat Level Down

/ Posted 07.18.2013

Q: Congratulations on once again winning the Natural Mr. Universe. In the past I have tried bulking up and cutting … continue reading

Q: Should teenagers bulk up in their early years?

/ Posted 06.30.2013

Q: I remember your saying that if teenagers take advantage of their earlier years and bulk up and don’t care … continue reading

The Real Secret to Motivation

/ Posted 06.28.2013

Q: These days I find myself to be completely unmotivated in the gym. How can I keep myself motivated and … continue reading

Bulking Up in Your 20′s

/ Posted 05.01.2013

Q: I’m 17 years old—almost 18. I recently started my bulk, which will last for eight months. I weigh around … continue reading

How important are the numbers of sets and reps?

/ Posted 04.29.2013

Q: I’ve been working out for one year, three or four days a week. I gained three kilograms of muscle … continue reading

My Mr Universe Contest Diet

/ Posted 04.12.2013

As I reported last month, I won my third Mr. Universe title, 20 years after my second victory—at 49 years … continue reading

Mr. Universe Training

/ Posted 03.08.2013

It’s hard to believe that I won my first Natural Mr. Universe title 20 years ago. I still vividly remember … continue reading

Natural Bodybuilding Tips

/ Posted 01.16.2013

Q: To what extent do you think natural training for bodybuilding should differ from the training that enhanced guys do? … continue reading

Bigger Gaining and Overtraining

/ Posted 01.13.2013

Q: I’m a 24-year-old business student from Austria and a huge bodybuilding fan! It is a real pleasure to get … continue reading

How to Balance HIIT and Steady-State Cardio

/ Posted 12.21.2012

Q: I noticed that you prefer HIIT for cardio. I also noticed that you don’t like to do it in … continue reading

Adjusting Your Training Techniques As You Age

/ Posted 12.17.2012

Q: I’m a meso-endomorph, so it’s pretty easy for me to put on muscle but it’s also easy as hell … continue reading

Finding the Optimal Low Carb Diet/Training Plan

/ Posted 11.20.2012

Q: In working with your many clients, do you find that some gain lean mass more on a moderate-carb, moderate-fat … continue reading

If I’m drug-free, how often should I train each bodypart?

/ Posted 11.12.2012

Q: I’ve been involved in training since I was 14. I’m 40 now. I’ve never touched steroids, and for the … continue reading

Grow More Muscle With Hellcentrics

/ Posted 09.26.2012

When I was training hard last year for my IRON MAN cover shoot, I experimented with a new training style … continue reading

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