Category: Product Reviews

The All-New Atkins Advantage

/ Posted 06.21.2010

If you’re looking for a complete, simplified guide to lower-carb dieting, this is it. As authors Stuart L. Trager, M.D., and Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc., say in the introduction, “On Atkins, people don’t just become trimmer, they take charge of their lives—sometimes for the first time.” To use a buzzword, it’s empowering.

Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors

/ Posted 06.06.2010

Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana famously warned, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Publication of volume … continue reading


/ Posted 05.21.2010

When you see the winning results of USAPL champion Mike Bridges and Stones of Strength champion Travis Ortmayer, you’re viewing … continue reading

Fit Happens…At Any Age

/ Posted 05.17.2010

This book is a few years old, but it’s worth tracking down because it’s chock-full of tips on nutritious eating, … continue reading

Paul Burke’s Neo-Dieter’s Handbook

/ Posted 05.05.2010

The first two-thirds of the book covers what’s good and bad and has lots of interesting historical data and tidbits. The last section includes lists of the best proteins, vegetables and fats and then what to buy and why.


/ Posted 04.20.2010

New myostatin inhibitor could spell the end of the steroid era

Great Expectations

/ Posted 04.05.2010

His latest is Great Expectations—Health, Fitness, Leanness Without Suffering, which documents how he does it, but it’s much more than a how-to to me. It’s a monumental motivation manual for those in their 40s and beyond. Bass is a true inspiration, and his diet and exercise philosophies are sensible and simple. They’re also based on the latest nutrition and exercise science.

The Six-Pack Diet Plan

/ Posted 03.24.2010

His recommended macronutrient distribution for “permanent” weight loss is 45 percent protein, 40 percent carbohydrates and 15 percent essential fats. He outlines how to design your diet to hit those marks, even when eating out, and then he discusses supplements—which is one of his favorite subjects.

The Zane Body Training Manual

/ Posted 03.09.2010

This third booklet explains exactly how he did it and tells how you can to do it too—to the best of your genetic capabilities.

Phosphatidylserine (PS)

/ Posted 02.26.2010

At the end of the booklet Fahey and Burke discuss PS as an alternative to anabolic steroids.

The Paleo Diet for Athletes

/ Posted 02.06.2010

The first few chapters discuss eating before and after exercise; however, once again it’s from an endurance-athlete perspective. Nevertheless, bodybuilders can learn a lot from the advice, such as proper hydration and how pre- and postworkout meals affect performance and recovery.

The Eat-Clean Diet for Men

/ Posted 01.25.2010

The Eat-Clean Diet for Men is different from other books in its category. For one thing, it’s written by husband … continue reading

Evolution Rx

/ Posted 01.25.2010

You’ll have to hunt and gather past the first third of this 300-pager to find the author’s recommendations for how to use our evolved immunity for better health now, but it’s worth it.


X-Force Muscle Machinery

A tilting weight stack that unloads the positive phase and then overloads the negative.


Fat-Burning Breakthrough

/ Posted 01.03.2010

The foundational ingredient of Hydroxycut Hardcore X has been shown to elevate resting metabolic rate and increase intensity levels, which, research suggests, provides the type of metabolic help that individuals need to burn through more calories.


/ Posted 12.23.2009

The first strik­ing thing about Yehyawi’s book is its cover. The author’s underexposed image says “self-published,” which had me bracing … continue reading


/ Posted 12.07.2009

With several industry leaders investigating new and highly promising mechanisms of weight loss, one company was bound to make a … continue reading

The Instinct Diet

/ Posted 12.05.2009

Use Your Five Food Instincts to Lose Weight and Keep It Off


Natural Anabolics

Regular IRON MAN readers know the name Jerry Brainum well. He’s IM’s go-to nutrition-science guru who has his thumb on—no, … continue reading

GNC AMP-ed Supplements

/ Posted 11.24.2009

For avid athletes looking for a serious competitive edge, GNC, the leading global specialty retailer of nutritional products, has introduced Pro Performance AMP.

The High Def Handbook

/ Posted 11.03.2009

Diet is a big part of The High Def Handbook for the very good reason that you can’t get ripped without watching what you eat.

Two From Humana

/ Posted 10.22.2009

More recent texts seem to have overcome these problems. Two perfect examples are Nutritional Supplements in Sports and Exercise and Essentials of Sports Nutrition Supplements, both recently published by Humana Press.

Lean Body Hi-Protein Energy Bars

/ Posted 10.05.2009

Labrada Nutrition, the most trusted name in sports nutrition, has introduced its new Lean Body Hi-Protein Energy Bars in four … continue reading

Myotest for More Mass

/ Posted 09.25.2009

When your testosterone levels are at an all-time low, estrogen controls your system, an all-consuming flood of weakness is unleashed, … continue reading

12 Weeks to Your Future Physique

/ Posted 09.19.2009

12 Weeks is a great, concise book for anyone starting down the road to a new muscular physique.

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