Posts by: Steve Holman, Iron Man Editor in Chief

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

Sugar Shocker

You know that processed sugar is bad for your body—but did you also know that it’s bad for your brain. … continue reading

Why We Get Fat

The obesity epidemiic is not a matter of eating too much. Gary Taubes, author of Why We Get Fat and … continue reading

The Sugar-Cancer Connection

Lately researchers have made a lot of connections between sugar and cancer. Insulin surges and sugar consumption have been linked … continue reading

Are Saturated Fats Really Bad for Your Heart?

We’ve been told for decades that saturated fat—the kind found in eggs, meats, including pork and beef, and numerous dairy … continue reading

Front-to-Back Quad Attack

If you’re older, you may have trouble doing free-bar squats. Many over-40 trainees get pain in the knees, hips and/or … continue reading

In Pursuit of the Perfect Workout [Insider Preview]

My good friend John Rowley was here in Southern California from the East Coast, and when I met with him, … continue reading

Diet-Soda Slam

Feeling good because you’ve switched to diet soda? Not so fast. According to the April ’12 Prevention, it can make … continue reading

The Pre-Ex 3X Size Assault: Big Arms Now

Q: I am loving Pre-Ex 3X. Tried it on chest and back, and the muscle pumped like crazy. I want … continue reading

Pre-Ex 3X: Is there an advantage to doing lower reps on both exercises?

Q: Pre-Ex 3X works! Condensing the workload with prefatigue supersets is an incredible mass stimulator. I’m seeing it happen after … continue reading

“I Don’t Eat That”

A day doesn’t go by that we’re not tantalized by some so-called treat, hell-bent on derailing our healthy-eating plan. Could defusing the … continue reading

Building Troubled Arms with the Perfect Mass-Building Split

Q: I’ve always had trouble building arms, but I notice that on back day they pump up bigger than ever. … continue reading

One Heavy Hit for More Mass

Q: In the Pre-Ex 3X Mass Workout you use heavier five-rep rest/pause on stretch exercises. It’s a 3X sequence of … continue reading

New Diet Discoveries to Keep the Fat Off

With obesity at epidemic levels, there is more ongoing research on diet than ever before. Even if you’re not obese, … continue reading

Heavy Training for Strength

Q: I just got your new e-book, Pre-Ex 3X. Fantastic stuff. I’m using the Ultimate Mass-Building Split you outline in … continue reading

What to Take to Get in Shape

Looking to get bigger, leaner and/or downright inside-out shredded? Then you may want to check out the 2012 ProSource Sports … continue reading

Review: The Smarter Science of Slim

The Smarter Science of Slim by Jonathan Bailor is probably the best sensible-eating book I’ve ever read. Note that I … continue reading

Smart Bark

Pycnogenol, an antioxidant extract from the bark of French maritime pine trees, can increase cognitive power. According to the March … continue reading

Bigger Leaner Results with 4X and X-centric Sets

Q: I started using your 4X Mass Workout a few months ago, and I added negative-accentuated [or X-centric] sets for … continue reading

Is it necessary to get more carbs when I use 4X?

Q: Because 4X mass training expands the sarcoplasm [energy fluid] in muscle fibers, is it necessary to get more carbs … continue reading

Better Zs, Less Disease

We know that erratic sleep can prevent optimal muscle growth. Part of the reason may be that you get less … continue reading

Q&A: Would Adding More Workouts Help Me Get Bigger?

Q: I’m thinking about taking my workouts from five a week to six. I’ve read that Ronnie [Coleman] and Jay … continue reading

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