Posts by: Steve Holman, Iron Man Editor in Chief

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

Tips For Getting Awesome Abs

Everybody wants etched abs. But to score your core takes more than a few sets of crunches at the end … continue reading

The Art of Anger

When you’re boiling mad, what do you do? Stomp around the house yelling? Punch the stuffing out of a throw pillow? Maybe … continue reading

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