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Author Archives: Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson

Ezine 918: Pain-to-gain

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Subject: IRON MAN E-Zine: Issue #918: Pain-to-gain exercise change (build more muscle size) Q: I’m a big fan of Position-of-Flexion mass training. Hitting the three “angles” for each muscle just makes so much sense, and I know stretch overload builds mass ...

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Do This to Avoid Brain Drain

Recent research out of Brazil showed that when rats ran on a running wheel, they developed significantly more hippocampal neurons in the brain, which improves functions like memory. The exercising rats performed better on memory tests than non-exercising rats; however, ...

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How to Grow Like a Pro

Q: I really enjoyed the chapter on [Mr. Olympia] Ronnie Coleman’s training in your e-book Beyond X-rep Muscle Building. From all I’ve heard, I thought he used mostly powerlifting, heavy weights and low reps. Has he ever commented on what ...

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High-End Hypertrophy Progression

Q: I got the Power-Density Mass Workout 2.0 and was motivated by [Mr. America] Doug Brignole's interview and how he uses only one exercise for each muscle. I notice the he adds weight over five sets so his reps fall--but I'm with you and think 50 reps is a bit much--and boring. My question is, if I use your TORQ method [30-20-15] on two or three exercise per bodypart, should I add weight over those three sets?

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Behind-the-Neck No-No?

Let’s be honest. Behind-the-neck pulldowns hit your teres major and midback with a unique angled attack. You pull from overhead down to squeeze your scapulae together. That’s much different from any row or even pulldowns or chins to the front. ...

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Small Bones, Big Arms: New Size on Your Bi’s and Tri’s

Q: I've been training like a madman for six months, but my arms haven't budged. I'm getting stronger, and I do see my biceps vein more, but my arms are still skinny. A guy at the gym told me it's because I have small bones. My wrists are under 7 inches around, and he said I can't expect much size with small wrists. Is that true?

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Fat-Jacking, Muscle-Packing Workout Tips

Q: I'm ready to start the four-days-per-week Fat-to-Muscle Workout. I like training each muscle only once a week, and I think the heavy work combined with negative-accentuated (X-centric) sets is just what I need to rip up and build up at the same time. However, I'm interested in your new TORQ technique. High reps with short rests would give the workout an interesting new dimension. Should I use it, and, if so, where should I put it in the routine?

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