Category: Lifestyle

Should I Work Out When Sick?

/ Posted 05.20.2014

We’ve all had sniffles and wondered, “Hmm, should I work out, or will it make me sicker?” According to the … continue reading

Joseph Lee

/ Posted 05.14.2014

Age: 25 Weight: 170 (contest); 185 (off-season) Height: 5’8” Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska Current residence: Fullerton, California Occupation: Field service rep … continue reading

Martae Ruelas

/ Posted 05.05.2014

Age: 31 Weight: 145 (contest); 190 (off-season) Height: 5’3” Hometown: Phoenix Current residence: Phoenix Occupation: Personal trainer Contest highlights: ’13 … continue reading

Susie Lin

/ Posted 04.30.2014

Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, California by Jerry Fredrick   Age: 42  Weight: 118 Height: 5’4” Sample workout (legs): Circuit 1—leg … continue reading

Green Spaces Help Fight Aging

/ Posted 04.28.2014

A number of previous studies have reported that neighborhood parks and gardens encourage good mental health. Thomas Astell-Burt, from the … continue reading

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

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