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Stuart McRobert

Stuart McRobert’s first byline in IRON MAN appeared in 1981. He’s the author of the new 638-page opus on bodybuilding Build Muscle, Lose Fat, Look Great.

  • Q&A: Anatomy of the Pecs and Mass-Building Success

    Q: Are there really “upper pecs” and “lower pecs,” or are the pecs two single slabs of muscle? A: Although the pecs...

    BodypartStuart McRobertJuly 11, 2015
  • Q&A: Cable Rows and Chinups

    Q: Some of the guys where I train do the low-cable row with a lot of to-and-fro torso movement. Is that correct,...

    LatestStuart McRobertJune 20, 2015
  • Q&A: Manual Labor, Shift Work and Bodybuilding

    Q: I’m a fireman, and sometimes I work different shifts. Even if I work the same shift, though, my job is still exhausting. How...

    Beginning BodybuildingStuart McRobertMarch 24, 2015
  • Women, Lifting and Big, Masculine Muscles

    Q: My boyfriend wants me to start bodybuilding, but I don’t want to develop big muscles. How can I get fit, lean and athletic...

    LatestStuart McRobertJanuary 18, 2015
  • Avoid these 6 Bench Pressing Errors

    Q: When I bench-press, I lower the bar to a point near my collarbones. I feel more stretch in my pecs that way, but...

    Beginning BodybuildingStuart McRobertDecember 28, 2014
  • What muscles does the deadlift train?

    Q: What muscles does the deadlift train? A: There are four main forms of the deadlift. Done properly, they are among the most...

    LatestStuart McRobertDecember 13, 2014
  • Q&A: The Best Advice for Bodybuilding Neophytes

    Q: I’m 19 years old and just starting out as a bodybuilder. What’s the best advice you can give me? A:...

    LatestStuart McRobertOctober 2, 2014
  • Q&A: Muscle-Shape Tweaks and Pressing Techniques

    Q: Can I change the shape of my pecs? A: It depends on what you mean by “shape.” If you mean...

    LatestStuart McRobertSeptember 3, 2014
  • Advantages of the Dumbbell Bench Press

    Q: I can barbell bench-press 260 pounds for six reps. What should I be able to handle for the same reps...

    LatestStuart McRobertAugust 6, 2014
  • Calf Quest

    Q: I’m confused. How many muscles are in the calves? Can you explain the different calf muscles and the best exercises...

    BodypartStuart McRobertAugust 4, 2014
  • Q&A: Envious Stares and Roman Chairs

    Q: I stare at the physique of Phil Heath. I’m awestruck. It’s as if he’s not human. Sometimes it inspires me,...

    LatestStuart McRobertJuly 7, 2014
  • Q&A: Dips, Grips and Rep-Speed Tips

    Q: My training partner says that the parallel-bar dip has done far more for building his terrific pecs than the bench...

    LatestStuart McRobertMay 30, 2014
  • Q&A: Forging Freaky Forearms

    Q: The pros seem to have fantastic forearms, yet rarely do I read about them doing specialized forearm work. Why is that?...

    ArmsStuart McRobertMay 10, 2014
  • Q&A: Train Like Zane, and 21s for Big Guns

    Q: Were you a fan of Frank Zane’s when you were young? A: Zane was my favorite bodybuilder when I was at...

    LatestStuart McRobertFebruary 17, 2014
  • The Correct Way to Stretch

    Q: A few issues ago you urged readers to stretch, “but only if it’s done safely.” How do you recommend that we...

    Beginning BodybuildingStuart McRobertDecember 31, 2013