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  • It’s a Funny Thing

    The Watsonville, California, Gold’s Gym, my current training digs, is a comfortably bleak concrete chamber with enough irresistible tonnage to satisfy...

    Dave DraperJuly 13, 2013
  • Meditate for Lasting Brain Change

    A number of previous studies have suggested that meditation training improves practitioners’ emotional regulation. While neuroimaging studies have found that meditation...

    Robert Goldman MD, PhDJuly 12, 2013
  • Getting Straight to the Point

    My latest killer workout, the one-day-at-a-time routine, has multiple benefits and, curiously, blends well with my all-time favorite, the whatever-you-can-do-today-that-doesn’t-kill-ya muscle-maximizer....

    Dave DraperJuly 7, 2013
  • $100,000 for Giving Up Your Bad Habits

    If you want to get into the best shape of your life in 2013, I want to tell you about a...

    John RowleyJuly 5, 2013
  • The Case for Power Shrugs

    There are shrugs, and there are power shrugs. Most athletes who do shrugs do them with relatively light weights and merely...

    Bill StarrJune 13, 2013
  • What Is Motivation?

    I’m considered to be a good motivational speaker, but what exactly is motivation? My expert opinion: Motivation is like a warm...

    John RowleyMay 31, 2013
  • How to Achieve “Shredditude”

    Q: I will be celebrating my 50th birthday this spring. I really like your “walking down the beach at age 52”...

    Dave GoodinMay 25, 2013
  • Allow Me to Confuse You

    Let me guess. You’ve got to train today, and you don’t want to—that’s “don’t,” spelled “do not” with the emphasis on...

    Dave DraperMay 20, 2013
  • There’s No Turning Back—This is Serious

    Weight training is a double-edged sword. Swish! Swoosh! I intentionally skipped a workout last week due to severe FBMS (fatigue of...

    Dave DraperApril 10, 2013
  • Your Road Map to Success

    The world just seems to work for those who know what their goals in life are. A goal is a success...

    John RowleyApril 7, 2013
  • Go Green for Happiness

    Feeling a little blue at work? Go green—as in adding foliage. According to the June ’12 Health, a study in the...

    Butch LebowitzMarch 29, 2013
  • The Front Squat

    If you really want to find out how strong someone’s hips, legs and glutes are, have him or her do a...

    Bill StarrMarch 22, 2013
  • Shut Up and Work Out

    According to Rasmussen polls of likely voters, incumbent President.… Word out of the White House today regarding the Supreme Court’s decision...

    Dave DraperFebruary 27, 2013
  • Just Get There

    It’s Sunday afternoon, and the gym’s serene call echoes in my ear. “Clank, Thud. Get your butt here now, or pay...

    Dave DraperFebruary 18, 2013
  • Bodybuilders Need Not Fear the Big 4-0

    I have just a few months left in my 30s, and then it’s the big four-oh—40. I have to confess that...

    Ron HarrisFebruary 17, 2013