Posts by: Steve Holman, Iron Man Editor in Chief

Moderate Weights for Safer Squats

Q: What’s with your attitude about squats? It’s the best mass-building exercise, but you pan it. Are you turning into … continue reading

Saturated Fat: Could It Be Good for Us?

It has been shown to improve cardiovascular health by raising good cholesterol and reducing substances that are linked to heart attack risk.

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

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