Posts by: Steve Holman, Iron Man Editor in Chief

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

Testosterone Booster With Estrogen Control

More testosterone? Yes, please. Bodybuilders know that more T equals a rise in strength and size, so optimizing your levels … continue reading

The New Brawn Series: Book 1

Stuart McRobert’s new book is really a tribute to the founder of this magazine, Peary Rader—even though it’s really a … continue reading

Latest Studies on Saturated Fat

Most bodybuilders eat a lot of meat and eggs for optimal testosterone production and muscle building, but they’re often warned … continue reading

Two Top Belly-Blasting Supplements

Daytime TV is pretty much a crapfest for the most part during the week. Granted, that’s a male perspective, but … continue reading

Sadness: The Road to Recovery

No question that depression is rampant in America. Antidepressants are the number-one prescription drug in this country for adults under … continue reading

HFCS and Kidney Distress

You’ve heard the bad news about high-fructose corn syrup causing massive weight gain. More negative research: Researchers at Loyola University … continue reading

Insulin Intel

Mental maladies, such as dementia, are becoming more and more prevalent in older people. One reason could be too many … continue reading

How to Increase Intensity for Direct/Indirect 4X Mass Workouts

Q: I’m making spectacular gains with 4X, much better than I ever did with heavy training. It may just be … continue reading

Is This Bittersweet Citrus Orb a Superfruit?

Years ago there was something called the Grapefruit Diet, a.k.a. the Hollywood Diet. It was touted as a miracle, able … continue reading

The Cure for Narrow Shoulders and Flat Delts

Q: Broad shoulders get girls’ attention, but mine are narrow. Plus, my delts are flat. Should I do more presses … continue reading

Things Aren’t So Bad

In a world filled with instantaneous information, it’s easy to become pessimistic. You see a lot of bad stuff happening … continue reading

Perky Jerky

Is that preworkout protein drink getting hard to chug down? Or maybe you’re looking for a high-protein midafternoon snack with … continue reading

Best Rep Speed for Muscle Growth

Q: I’m confused about the best rep speed for muscle growth. I’ve read that slow-mo training, like eight seconds up … continue reading

Review: Mad Scientist Muscle

You may recognize Nick Nilsson’s name from his various e-books and articles on the Internet (he has a new blog … continue reading

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