[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] A prodigy by definition is an extraordinarily talented … continue reading
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Our October issue has an over-40 flare, starting with the first Ms. Olympia, Rachel McLish. She’s now 58 but looks 30—and the physique is still sleek and superhot. Wow!
Q: I’ve just started using the 4X mass method. Feels awesome. My aching shoulder already feels like it’s healing and the pumps are super huge. But should I try to use some heavy weights on exercises I can do without pain? I just want to make sure I get bigger. Will 4X alone do it?
The Isopure Company is once again looking for the most inspiring body transformation stories to feature in their next ad … continue reading
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Our September issue starts with get-big info from a guy who packed on 60 pounds of muscle in only one year. His friends didn’t recognize him as he went from a skinny Stan to muscleman before age 20.
Everyone accepts the need for change due to our changing world, but when it comes to doing something to create that change, we begin to rationalize.
Our August issue begins with an in-depth interview with Matus Valent, a European fitness athlete who has that special beach-body look—and abs for days.
Q: At the X-Rep Facebook page I saw a mention of TORQ sandwich for building more mass. What is that?
[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] I started working out in a friend’s basement … continue reading
Our July issue gets a professional add-on with built Ben White’s new Q&A. He’s big, muscular and beyond strong—one of the most powerful competitors in the pro ranks.
[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] The start of a new year always energizes … continue reading
Q: I just started reading up on your [Positions-of-Flexion] mass-building method. The full-range hit on each muscle makes so much sense that I can’t wait to try it.
Our June issue gets rolling with pro muscle, as in up-and-coming bodybuilder Ben White. This dude is not only built but ultrastrong—one of the most powerful pros in the sport.
[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] Sergio Oliva: July 4, 1941–November 12, 2012 When … continue reading
Q: Now that it’s spring, what are the first things you do to start ripping up quicker? I want to see my abs before the end of summer this year.
Roger Lockridge outlines how you can add 30 pounds or more to your squat in only 30 days—and pack on new mass in the process. Plus Brian Casad, the ’13 BodySpace Spokesmodel Search winner—victory workout included.
Q: I love the Super-TORQ mass method you outline in the Power-Density 2.0 e-book. I’m 55 years old, so moderate weights are great for me, but I can’t quite wrap my head around doing such high reps at every workout. I alternate with heavy workouts as you suggest in the e-book because I’ve brutalized my joints over the years (screw you, heavy benches–Lol). Is there a MODERATE-power/Super TORQ workout I could use instead?
[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] Recently, I read an in-depth article in the … continue reading
Q: I’ve been training like a madman for six months, but my arms haven’t budged. I’m getting stronger, and I do see my biceps vein more, but my arms are still skinny. A guy at the gym told me it’s because I have small bones. My wrists are under 7 inches around, and he said I can’t expect much size with small wrists. Is that true?
Q: Doug Brignole’s high-rep method [explained in his interview in The Ultimate Power-Density Mass Workout 2.0] sounds interesting. I’d like to try it once a week for upper body. Do you think it would be okay to do an entire workout with his "Super TORQ" for chest, back and arms, and at the other workouts that week do standard training?
Our April issue starts with an interview with Ben Booker. The man has a physique that rivets your attention, and … continue reading
Q: I’m torn between heavy training and higher reps [TORQ]. I like ending bodyparts with lighter-weight, high-rep sets for longer tension times and more pump, and now I’m hearing that ALL-high-rep workouts are best. I’m almost 30, but I want to grow as fast as possible. Should I try all-high-rep training for a while, or is that more for when I’m older and can’t train heavy anymore?
Q: You guys have opened my eyes to new ways to grow muscle. Your explanation of the myofibrils (force generation) and sarcoplasm (energy fluid) and how they both contribute to size is excellent. To build both of those fast, I want a simple, no-bells-and-whistles heavy-light program. What would you suggest?