Category: Lifestyle

Sex With Your Workouts?

/ Posted 04.27.2014

• Working out is sexy—well, maybe not while you’re doing it, at least most exercises, but the results you get … continue reading

From Stressed to Depressed

Each year about four times as many men as women commit suicide, which experts believe is related to undiagnosed depression. … continue reading

Aging with Muscle

/ Posted 04.20.2014

I often recommend phosphatidylserine to bodybuilders, especially aging ones. Studies have shown that this soy lipid helps control the body’s … continue reading

A Bodybuilding Portfolio

/ Posted 04.19.2014

When you were just a little guy or gal, your idea of a good investment might have been spending your … continue reading

Train With Joe

/ Posted 04.18.2014

According to the December ’12 Bottom Line Health, coffee can reduce pain. Subjects who drank just one cup of coffee … continue reading

Let’s Not Train and Say We Did

/ Posted 03.29.2014

Since our last conversation life has happened with regularity and normalcy. Shadows lengthened over familiar landscapes, fragrant flora awash in … continue reading

Sandy Lieu and Emmanuel Delcour

/ Posted 03.21.2014

Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, California by Jerry Fredrick   Sandy Lieu Age: 25  Weight: 98 Height: 4’10” Sample workout, … continue reading

Don’t Get Stoned

/ Posted 03.18.2014

According to those who have had to pass them, kidney stones are an incredibly painful affliction. Doctors suggest drinking plenty … continue reading

Tea Cures Acne?

/ Posted 03.12.2014

• According to the March ’13 Better Nutrition, green tea can significantly improve acne. That comes from an eight-week trial … continue reading

Managing Your Stress & Getting Enough Sleep

/ Posted 03.07.2014

Q: About six months ago I got a promotion at work, but it has increased my stress significantly. I’m constantly … continue reading

Up With People

/ Posted 03.03.2014

If you listen to the negative voice in your head, you’re bound to get down. It’s self-sabotage. In fact, many of … continue reading

Watermelon and Muscles

/ Posted 01.26.2014

l-citrulline, an amino acid shown in previous studies to reduce muscle soreness, is found abundantly in watermelons, as well as … continue reading

Exercise Reorganizes the Brain

/ Posted 01.23.2014

There has been a discrepancy in research related to the effect of exercise on the brain—namely, that exercise reduces anxiety … continue reading

Is Anti-Aging Research One Big Lie?

The latest research on eggs—the whole egg, not just the white—shows that they do not raise cholesterol levels and can … continue reading

Too Distracted to Have a Purpose

/ Posted 01.18.2014

Going through life without a particular purpose is okay. You get by. You don’t go anywhere, but the days pass. … continue reading

Bishoy Hanna

/ Posted 01.14.2014

Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, CA   Age: 26  Weight: 148 Height: 5’7” Sample workout: Decline presses, 4 x 8-10; … continue reading

Crappy Tummy Tamer

• According to the September ’13 Reader’s Digest, sewage may soothe. Say what? “With a procedure informally known as a … continue reading

A Brew or Two Postworkout?

/ Posted 01.08.2014

Q: Is it okay to have a beer or two after training to relax? A: Drinking alcohol after training is … continue reading

Derailing Migraines

/ Posted 01.05.2014

A killer headache can ruin a good workout. If you get them frequently and if they are intense enough to be … continue reading

Kirk Chittick

/ Posted 12.28.2013

Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, CA Age: 43  Weight: 277 Height: 6’ Sample workout: Leg extensions, 3 x 30; reverse … continue reading

Side-Stitch Hitch

/ Posted 12.27.2013

You’ve probably experienced a pain in your side during aerobic-type exercise and thought, “What the heck is that?” It’s believed … continue reading

The Solution to Boredom

/ Posted 12.24.2013

When you’re bored or forced to do “mindless” activities, you often look for more interesting stuff to do, but maybe … continue reading

Hunter Labrada

/ Posted 12.17.2013

In the case of Hunter Labrada, it doesn’t take a Ph.D. in nutrition to know that the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Considering the accomplishments of his pop, Hall of Fame bodybuilder Lee Labrada, that’s one mighty large apple.

Cavities Are Contagious

• According to the May ’13 Bottom Line Health, “Bacteria in the mouth can cause cavities, [so] cavities and gum … continue reading

Take Charge

Clarence “Ripped” Bass’ new book, Take Charge—Fitness at the Edge of Science, is mostly a collection and analysis of recent … continue reading

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