Posts by: Steve Holman, Iron Man Editor in Chief

How to Detox Your Liver for Faster Fat Loss

Most bodybuilders know that one reason oral anabolic steroids are dangerous is that they must pass through the liver. Can … continue reading

From Stressed to Depressed

Each year about four times as many men as women commit suicide, which experts believe is related to undiagnosed depression. … continue reading

Modified Preexhaustion With a TORQ Edge

Q: I do four-week phases of different workouts from your various e-books. That strategy works great. I’ve gained 10 pounds … continue reading

Aging With Muscle: Priorities and Methods

I once read a story that had a bodybuilding subplot. The main character was just getting started in a gym, … continue reading

How Intermittent Fasting Works to Blast Off Blubber

Intermittent fasting is becoming increasingly popular. What is it? One version is a two-days-a-week diet. Twice a week you eat … continue reading

Forearm Rockers

There’s no doubt that it’s important to have muscular forearms. When you’re dressed in a short-sleeved shirt, it’s the only … continue reading

Indian Fruit for Faster Fat Loss?

I am being bombarded with e-mail from companies that are selling Garcinia cambogia. No, it’s not clothing from Vietnam. It’s … continue reading

Is Anti-Aging Research One Big Lie?

The latest research on eggs—the whole egg, not just the white—shows that they do not raise cholesterol levels and can … continue reading

Crappy Tummy Tamer

• According to the September ’13 Reader’s Digest, sewage may soothe. Say what? “With a procedure informally known as a … continue reading

Pros, Drugs and Juicing Your Growth Threshold

Q: You say a lot of pro bodybuilders have used versions of your 4X mass method and made great gains. … continue reading

Meat to Beat the Blues

If you’re feeling down, you may want to consider eating some beef. According to the September ’13 Reader’s Digest, a … continue reading

Pec-Press Stress

A lot of bodybuilders prefer dumbbell bench presses to the barbell version because of the extra range of motion, but … continue reading

What Is the Best Diet for Overall Health and Well-Being?

In his new book, Take Charge, Clarence Bass includes a section on eating plans and how 25 of the most … continue reading

Cavities Are Contagious

• According to the May ’13 Bottom Line Health, “Bacteria in the mouth can cause cavities, [so] cavities and gum … continue reading

Take Charge

Clarence “Ripped” Bass’ new book, Take Charge—Fitness at the Edge of Science, is mostly a collection and analysis of recent … continue reading

One-Day Quick Blast

Q: I see at your X-Training Blog [at X-Rep.com] that you will go off your program for one day, not … continue reading

Part-time Vegan: Odd Diet for Dropping Bodyfat

The headline in the ’13 Prevention was catchy: “Eat Like This, Never Diet Again.” Hmm. An all-vegetable meal plan? Not … continue reading

Open Sesame

According to the March ’13 Reader’s Digest, a recent study found that “when people with high levels of LDL cholesterol … continue reading

More Frequent Muscle Hits

Q: I’m using 4X, TORQ and Super TORQ exclusively—no heavy training. I’ve already added about six pounds of new muscle … continue reading

Squeeze to Please

Could the key to a monogamous relationship for men be arms? No, not building them, hugging with them. According to … continue reading

Clogging Carbs

According to the November/December ’12 Well Being Journal, “Not all LDL cholesterol is bad. Good or bad depends on particle … continue reading

Fast or Slow to Grow?

Q: Thanks for revising Size Surge to include 4X training. I’m 45 with a lot of joint damage from heavy … continue reading

Memory, Coregasms and Happiness

• According to the September ’12 Health, walking outside can improve your memory and attention span by 20 percent. That’s … continue reading

Pullover Positioning

I’ve mentioned that pullovers are classified in Positions of Flexion as a stretch-position exercise for lats; however, they also have … continue reading

Stress Hormones, Rip-offs and Assertiveness

• According to the December ’12 Prevention, a study by the American Chemical Society found that eating 1.4 ounces of … continue reading

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