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May 2013 Issue Preview

/ Posted 04.05.2013

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.

Moderate-Weight Mass Building

/ Posted 03.29.2013

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?

Living Long and Living Well

/ Posted 03.25.2013

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] Recently, I read an in-depth article in the … continue reading

Small Bones, Big Arms: New Size on Your Bi’s and Tri’s

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?

High-Rep Hyper-Growth: Only Once a Week for a More Massive Physique

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?

April 2013 Issue Preview

/ Posted 03.08.2013

Our April issue starts with an interview with Ben Booker. The man has a physique that rivets your attention, and … continue reading

TORQ Up Power-Density: A New Twist for Muscle Immensity

/ Posted 03.08.2013

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?

Research: Grow More Muscle With Simplified 2-Way Workouts

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?

Forearm Freakiness: Eye-Popping Muscle Hanging Out of Your Shirtsleeves

/ Posted 02.19.2013

Q: I need some forearm mass. In a short-sleeved shirt I’d rather have some beef hanging out rather than my twigs. What is a good routine to pack on some mass on my front and back forearms? And I need some veins too.

Fat-Jacking, Muscle-Packing Workout Tips

Q: I’m ready to start the four-days-per-week Fat-to-Muscle Workout. I like training each muscle only once a week, and I think the heavy work combined with negative-accentuated (X-centric) sets is just what I need to rip up and build up at the same time. However, I’m interested in your new TORQ technique. High reps with short rests would give the workout an interesting new dimension. Should I use it, and, if so, where should I put it in the routine?

Bodyfat Gone, Muscle Mass On: Best Gym Moves Now

/ Posted 02.01.2013

Q: I got your updated 4X Mass Workout 2.0. I love the [higher-rep] TORQ method and 4X combo workouts. I feel it working already–the burn is intense. Question: I’m now trying to drop fat and build muscle, so will those [higher reps] help or should I include negative-accentuated [X-centric] sets too?

March 2013 Issue Preview

/ Posted 01.31.2013

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] Our March issue is jam-packed with training excitement— … continue reading

Muscle Size and Cuts: Go Slow to Grow and Burn Fat

/ Posted 01.21.2013

Subject: IRON MAN E-Zine: Issue #724: Muscle Size and Cuts: Go Slow to Grow and Burn Fat ========================================== TRY THIS … continue reading

Ripped ABS: Your First 3 Steps

/ Posted 01.14.2013

Q: I’m sick of being soft and blubbery. I want to see abs, but I’m not sure where to start. Do I just start working out harder and wait for them to appear? Help.

Muscle-Growth-Threshold Training for Fat Loss

/ Posted 01.04.2013

Q: I know you suggest one second to lift and three seconds to lower. Do you ever use a slower lifting cadence, like lifting in three or four seconds instead of only one? Wouldn’t that produce more tension time for unique muscle-growth stimulation?

February 2013 Issue Preview

/ Posted 01.03.2013

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] Our February issue is perfect for heating up … continue reading

Arnold’s Latest: Total Recall

/ Posted 12.26.2012

Is there any American immigrant story—or a life story anywhere—that approaches the level of accomplishment that Arnold Schwarzenegger has achieved in the past 40-plus years?

5 Critical Keys to More Muscle Mass

/ Posted 12.05.2012

Q: I understand that heavy weight isn’t important for maximum muscle growth. Can you tell me what I should include in my workouts to build the most mass possible in the shortest time. I want to get bigger.

January 2013 Issue Preview

/ Posted 11.30.2012

IRON MAN INSIDERS Can Download the PDF Instantly: Click Here Our January issue takes an over-40 turn as L.T. talks … continue reading

The Meaning of Physique

/ Posted 11.26.2012

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] Physique—most people haven’t heard that one in a … continue reading

Double Your Muscle Growth: The Trick Is Density Overload

/ Posted 11.26.2012

Q: In the new Size Surge 2.0 e-book,Phase 1 is all heavy sets. I don’t have any joint problems, but I love [moderate-weight, growth-threshold] 4X training. I’ve gained over 5 pounds of muscle in 6 weeks with it. I don’t want to give it up completely now, but I do want to go on the 10-week Size Surge program. Can I use the same combination approach in Phase 1 that you outline in the new Phase 2 chapters; that is, heavy work on the big exercises and 4X on the more isolated ones?

Packing On Arm Mass: A New Angle

/ Posted 11.19.2012

Q: I noticed that you do the isolated [contracted-position] exercise first in your biceps and triceps routines. In most of your Positions-of-Flexion mass programs you put the big midrange exercise first. I have the POF 3D Muscle Building e-book, and that’s how all the workouts are structured in it. Is isolating the muscle first better? I need more biceps peak, so will that help?

Upper-Body Mass From the Back

/ Posted 11.13.2012

Q: In the Positions-of-Flexion exercise matrix [in 3D Muscle Building] you don’t have any midrange moves listed for midback. Instead you say, “covered with lat midrange work.” But I know I’ve seen behind-the-neck pulldowns in some of your workouts as a midrange exercise. Should I not use it? Is it dangerous?

December 2012 Issue Preview

/ Posted 10.31.2012

Our December issue takes a barbarian bent toward more muscle. We check in with Mike O’Hearn and his powerpacked animal … continue reading

Multi-Hit Mass Workouts

/ Posted 10.31.2012

Q: I’m new to your Positions-of-Flexion mass training, but it makes a lot of sense. I just got the POF e-book 3D Muscle Building, and I’ve tried most of the bodypart routines. Maassive pump. Should I always use that exercise order–midrange, stretch then contracted–for best muscle-size gains?

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