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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?

One-Hit Workouts: Is a Single Exercise Enough for Ultimate Mass?

/ Posted 10.22.2012

Q: I see workouts with only one exercise per muscle group. Can you really get big using those?

Defining the Bodybuilding Lifestyle

/ Posted 10.17.2012

[Download a free issue of Iron Man Magazine for iPhone and iPad] In defining the bodybuilding lifestyle, IRON MAN follows … continue reading

Density Overload: How to Make Your Muscle Growth Explode

/ Posted 10.16.2012

Q: I gained 5 pounds of solid muscle when I moved to mostly 4X mass training for every bodypart. Then I shifted to Pre-Ex 3X whenever I could, or modified pre-ex when the gym was crowded, and I put on another three pounds with more vascularity. I’m loving your density methods. What can I do now for another change? I don’t want to go back to heavy training but I will if you think it’s a good idea. I’m just looking for more crazy muscle mass.

Max-Muscle-Size Do’s and Don’ts: Tips You Can Use to Get Huge

/ Posted 10.09.2012

Q: I just started using The 4X Mass Workout, and I can feel it working already. I even look bigger, but that could just be positive thinking. Lol. I want to grow as quickly as possible, so what are the mistakes people make with the 4X method? Are there any tips you can give me so I can gain 10 pounds of muscle?

Your Weekly Change for Big Muscle Gains

/ Posted 10.02.2012

Q: I want to thank you for the great programs and excellent tips, like X-Reps. My background is in Olympic lifting, but I have been into bodybuilding lately. I made some okay gains training heavy, but I’ve made much better and faster progress training heavy one week and using an all-4X program the next.

November 2012 Issue Preview

/ Posted 10.01.2012

Our November issue is all about helping you build a physique that turns heads and drops jaws with shock and … continue reading


Countdown to Mass: Your Growth Threshold

/ Posted 09.21.2012

Q: I get really winded on some exercises, like squats and rows, with only 35 seconds between 4X sets. I’m still sucking air when it’s time to start my next set. Is it okay to take more time?

John Kemper

/ Posted 09.12.2012

[Download a free issue of Iron Man Magazine for iPhone and iPad] I met John Kemper by accident, an accident … continue reading

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