Posts by: Ron Harris

Does it matter which you muscle group train first?

/ Posted 07.26.2014

Most of us train more than one muscle group in a workout, unless we train seven days a week and … continue reading

Pec-Building Tips From Jay

/ Posted 07.02.2014

Normally, the most genetically gifted pro bodybuilders don’t have much of value in terms of muscle-building advice that we mere … continue reading

Prime-Time Bodybuilding Goals

/ Posted 06.19.2014

First off, let me explain what’s been happening with me in terms of major shifts in my perspective since I … continue reading

Motivation for a Mass Detonation

/ Posted 05.22.2014

Motivation seems to be a huge issue for a lot of people I talk with. They often ask me how … continue reading

What Kind of Bodybuilder Are You?

/ Posted 05.13.2014

Be forewarned that I’m about to delve into the psychology of what drives people to become bodybuilders, and I have … continue reading

Don’t Let Your Back Slack

/ Posted 03.22.2014

I write a lot of training articles about pro bodybuilders, and the number so far is well over a thousand. … continue reading

Change or Remain the Same

/ Posted 02.04.2014

There are a couple of tired clichés that apply quite aptly to the goal of long-term bodybuilding gains: “If you … continue reading

Dieting to Get Ripped?

/ Posted 12.02.2013

All bodybuilders get a lot of the same questions often, even from other bodybuilders. “Normal” people will ask each other … continue reading

Cardio for Contest-Condition Cuts Simplified

/ Posted 12.01.2013

Can I get ripped without doing cardio? How much cardio should I do? How intense should it be? Which machine … continue reading

Meat, Carnitine and Heart Disease

/ Posted 10.31.2013

A study released in April 2013 implicated beef as a primary cause of cardiovascular disease.1 What was surprising about the … continue reading

Attack Your Back Like Big Mac

/ Posted 10.09.2013

The most exciting addition to the IFBB in recent times has been Cedric McMillan, who at 6’2” and 270 pounds … continue reading

Are You Stimulating or Annihilating?

/ Posted 09.17.2013

I get to speak with eight-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney often, and that’s a real honor for me. He was … continue reading

Take Care of the Big Things

/ Posted 08.13.2013

The other day I got a Facebook message from a young man in India, asking me how to improve his … continue reading

The Real Fountain of Youth

/ Posted 07.09.2013

My 40th birthday, which took place a few years ago, was a pretty significant turning point for me, as it … continue reading

5 Reasons Great Backs Are Rare

/ Posted 07.01.2013

Why is it that out of all the bodyparts, even legs, the one that gets the most neglect is back? … continue reading

Blown Out of Proportion: Bodacious Bodyparts

/ Posted 06.10.2013

Most of us are so worried about getting bigger or bringing up weak bodyparts that we sometimes fail to realize … continue reading

Arm-Building Secrets of the Pros

/ Posted 05.08.2013

Disclaimer: I intentionally misled you with the title to get your attention. There really are no “secrets” of the pros … continue reading

What I Would Tell the Younger Me

/ Posted 04.10.2013

Hindsight is 20/20, and for now time travel is merely a fantasy. If I could go back in time to … continue reading

Train Like You, Not Your Favorite Pro [Insider Preview]

/ Posted 03.27.2013

Summer was rapidly coming to an end, and so was my contest diet. Labor Day was just around the corner, … continue reading

Do I have to bench-press to get a good chest? Do I have to squat to build good legs?

/ Posted 03.15.2013

These are probably the two most common training questions asked around the world: Do I have to bench-press to get … continue reading

Bodybuilders Need Not Fear the Big 4-0

/ Posted 02.17.2013

I have just a few months left in my 30s, and then it’s the big four-oh—40. I have to confess … continue reading

The Ups and Downs of Contest Dieting [Insider Preview]

/ Posted 02.06.2013

Bitching about the weather is as popular in New England as being a Red Sox or Patriots fan, but this … continue reading

What I’ve Learned About Diets

/ Posted 01.30.2013

I’m now past 40, and having more than a couple of decades of experience under my belt, I’m often asked … continue reading

Feel Better About Yourself Now

/ Posted 01.27.2013

Bodybuilding magazines can serve as tremendous sources of inspiration and yet can also foster discouragement and low self-esteem in many … continue reading

So You Think You Train Hard?

/ Posted 01.21.2013

Article Preview: [...] At the moment my focus was on my 16-year-old client Jared. He had 10 weeks left before … continue reading

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