Posts by: Steve Holman, Iron Man Editor in Chief

Hunger Hacker

An item in the November ’12 Better Nutrition suggests that the supplement 5-hydroxytryptophan can reduce cravings and curb appetite. In … continue reading

Q: Can I use a lat-contracted move as my first exercise in a modified preexhaustion routine for lats?

Q: In one of the new chapters in 4X Mass Workout 2.0 you say that the V-handle cable row is … continue reading

No Need to Lift Heavy for More Muscle and Youthfulness

Heavy weights are not necessary or even desirable when it comes to getting all the benefits of resistance workouts—and that … continue reading

Grow More Muscle With Heavy/Light

Q: You’ve really opened my eyes to new ways to grow muscle. Your explanation of the myofibrils (force generation) and … continue reading

D Can Up Your T

According to the November/December ’12 Well Being Journal, you can boost your testosterone by going outside. No, you don’t have to … continue reading

Anti-Aging Mineral

Telomres, according to an article in the August ’12 Whole Health Insider, are the end-caps on chromosomes that prevent the … continue reading

Q: Do I need warmup sets to build mass?

Q: I never see you writing about warmup sets anymore. Do I need to do them? I’m interested in building … continue reading

How to Banish Belly Fat

The eating basics for getting rid of a bulging belly are simple (unless you’re pregnant, in which case you’ll have … continue reading

Wheat Whacker

According to the May/June ’10 Well Being Journal, whole grains contain a substance called phytic acid that combines with iron, … continue reading

Double Duty Mass Moves

Q: In Positions-of-Flexion mass training you classify the one-arm cable lateral as a stretch-position exercise for the medial-delt head. But … continue reading

Curb Your Urge to Binge

When you begin a fat-loss diet, it’s not so bad—if you make your calorie reductions gradual. Even so, appetite starts … continue reading

Beat Monday Blues

More than 75 percent of workers confess that Mondays make them miserable, according to the December ’11 Prevention. Solution? Alex … continue reading

Green Coffee Extract: Get Lean With the Bean

It’s the latest fat-loss miracle, touted even by Dr. Oz: green coffee extract. According to the December ’12 Health, Oz … continue reading

Just D Facts

According to the winter ’12-’13 edition of Life Extension, even people who are taking vitamin D supplements are deficient in … continue reading

Getting Big With One Exercise Per Muscle Group

Q: I see workouts with only one exercise per muscle group. Can you really get big using those? A: Sure … continue reading

If X-Rep partials are so good, why do full range reps at all?

Q: I just got your three X-Rep e-books. I finished the first one, and I must say that it’s really … continue reading

Are midrange moves for the midback dangerous?

Q: In the Positions-of-Flexion exercise matrix [in 3D Muscle Building] you don’t list any midrange moves for midback. Instead you … continue reading

Are Smith-machine squats a midrange exercise for quads or hamstrings?

Q: In Positions-of-Flexion mass training are Smith-machine squats a midrange exercise for quads or hamstrings? I’ve seen them classified as … continue reading

What are stage sets and should I use them to get more size?

Q: You’ve mentioned stage sets. What are they, and should I use them to get more size?  A: Jonathan Lawson … continue reading

Should I use dumbbells or barbells for my bench presses?

Q: I can never decide whether to use dumbbells or a barbell for my bench presses. My training partner argues … continue reading

3 Doctors’ Tricks for Shrinking Fat Stores

You may be familiar with the syndicated TV show “The Doctors.” No, it’s not a soap opera; it’s a group … continue reading

The Surprising Benefit of Washing Up

….Most people know that one of the best way to keep from getting colds and other viruses is to wash … continue reading

Wheat: Is Gluten Making You Gorge?

There has been a lot of negative press about wheat lately, specifically the gluten it contains. Statistics suggest that up … continue reading

Pain Free With SAMe

While glucosamine and chondroitin have been touted as a great combo for relieving joint pain and strengthening soft tissue, SAMe … continue reading

Joint Pain and 4X

Q: I’m in my late 40s and having trouble letting go of training heavy. I’ve tried the 4X mass method … continue reading

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