Posts by: Steve Holman, Iron Man Editor in Chief

How to Make Incline Curls More Effective

Q: I’m a big believer in your Positions-of-Flexion workouts. I have gotten more growth with that [three-exercise approach] than with … continue reading

Salt From Seaweed

The Japanese have believed in seaweed’s health benefits practically forever—and it is a rich source of iodine; vitamins A, B, … continue reading

Amazing Workouts for Weak Upper Chest

Q: In many of your programs, like the Basic Power-Density Mass Workout, you use only the “ultimate exercise” for most … continue reading

Bacterial Benefits

Probiotics are becoming increasingly popular as a health booster. The main reason is that their good bacteria soothes the savage … continue reading

Get Ripped and Muscular

IRON MAN’s recent addition of Lee Labrada as a columnist means that he sometimes mentions the supplements he takes, often … continue reading

The Ultimate Exercise for Lats

Q: I’m reading your X-Rep e-book [The Ultimate Mass Workout], and you list the Ultimate Exercise for each muscle. For … continue reading

4 Secrets to Staying Lean Year Round

Q: I want to thank you. I got your X-treme Lean and Fat-to-Muscle Workout. Following the training methods and diet … continue reading

Cholesterol Cures?

Trying to get enough protein from food can be tricky. So many muscle-building foods are high in cholesterol, and we … continue reading

Hany Rambod’s FST-7 System for Building Mass

Q: What’s your opinion of Hany Rambod’s FST-7 system for building mass? I know some of the top pros are … continue reading

How do I get upper-chest mass?

Q: I need more upper-chest mass. I’ve tried barbell and dumbbell incline presses. Do you think incline flyes work better … continue reading

The Elite Trainer

Are you a personal trainer looking for a synthesis of the latest in strength-training facts, methods and programs? A guide … continue reading

How do I build sweeping triceps without pain?

Q: I have trouble with my triceps, specifically the long-head sweep. I’m sure it’s because overhead extensions hurt my elbows, … continue reading

Expand Your Muscle Mass

Q: In 3D Muscle Building you talk a lot about drop sets. Those work well for me, but on some … continue reading

Anabolic-Acceleration Fuel

I’m a big believer in taking branched-chain amino acids. The latest research on L-leucine, one of the three BCAAs, shows … continue reading

More Salt Stats

According to the September ’11 Bottom Line Health, an eight-year study followed more than 3,600 men and women aged 60 … continue reading

To Squat or Not?

Most bodybuilders “throw out” their backs every so often—and it usually gets more frequent as they move into their 40s … continue reading

NanoStim: Super N.O. Booster

Bodybuilders are always looking for a bigger pump to enhance the anabolic environment. It also looks pretty cool too, with … continue reading

Fiber: More Important Than You Think

You’ve heard lots of good stuff about getting more fiber—everything from it makes you regular to it fills you up … continue reading

4X Mass-Building Methods

Q: Do you still recommend X Reps, or is it mostly the other X techniques now, like 4X? A: Well, … continue reading

Warmup Sets for 4X Mass Method

Q: I’m loving your 4X mass method. I’ve been using it for only three weeks, and I already feel bigger … continue reading

POF Variation for Muscle Mass and Power

Q: I’ve been a fan of your logical Positions-of-Flexion mass training for years. It has transformed my physique. I wanted … continue reading

Supercharged Oatmeal

You probably know that oatmeal is an excellent choice for breakfast. A bowl has around 20 grams of slow-releasing carbs, … continue reading

Muscle Size & Feel

Q: Your 4X training is fantastic. It has me growing again, and it’s perfect with 3-way POF. My question is … continue reading

Million Dollar Muscle

Intriguing. Engaging. Compelling. All of those words describe Million Dollar Muscle by Adrian James Tan, Ph.D., and Doug Brignole. No, … continue reading

Myofusion: Stuff You Can Use to Get Huge

You’ve no doubt seen many items in IRON MAN about probiotics and how they can aid digestion by supporting and … continue reading

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