Category: Training

A Bodybuilder’s Physique Training Three Days a Week?

Q: I’m in my early 40s and have limited time to train—three days a week max. I can get to … continue reading

Gaining Size in the Off-Season

/ Posted 09.18.2014

Q: I’m trying to gain mass and strength fast. What do you do to gain size in the off-season? A: … continue reading

Railroading

/ Posted 09.16.2014

This month’s topic is an exercise technique that’s not for the faint of heart. It is also one that shouldn’t … continue reading

Don’t Run On A Treadmill For Cardio

/ Posted 09.14.2014

Q: Do you run on a treadmill for cardio? What are your thoughts about the use of treadmills? A: For … continue reading

The Best Road to a Body Transformation

/ Posted 09.12.2014

Q: I want to compete in bikini, but I am having trouble tightening up my body. I tried many gimmicks … continue reading

Should I jump on the cross-training bandwagon?

/ Posted 09.11.2014

Q: I recently decided to get on the cross-training bandwagon and joined a CrossFit box, but the instructions for my … continue reading

Part 2: Building a Rock-Solid Physique and a Life

/ Posted 09.10.2014

Last month I discussed how becoming a dad is absolutely incredible but that nothing can prepare you for it. It … continue reading

Sonny Brown’s 6-Pack Abs Destruction Workout

/ Posted 09.08.2014

As a society we are obsessed with what goes on in the midsections of others—from beer bellies to washboards, kegs … continue reading

Hanging Bodyweight Pullovers

/ Posted 09.08.2014

Whether you’re competing or you just want to look good at the beach, a set of six-pack abs is a … continue reading

Should You Be Training as Much as the Pros?

/ Posted 09.05.2014

The average readers of bodybuilding magazines are not pros, yet the routines presented to them, which they, theoretically, are supposed … continue reading

Q&A: Muscle-Shape Tweaks and Pressing Techniques

/ Posted 09.03.2014

Q: Can I change the shape of my pecs? A: It depends on what you mean by “shape.” If you … continue reading

Triceps: Unconventional Combo to Grow

I recently received a note from a trainee who was having elbow pain training triceps. Heavy skull crushers, or lying … continue reading

Hamstring Helpers

/ Posted 08.31.2014

Q: I’m having some problems getting my hamstrings to respond. My quads are growing steadily, so now my legs are … continue reading

Slight Volume Uptick to Get Big Quick

I have found that your change-to-gain method works. I have put on five pounds in the past month, but I know it’s more muscle than that because my abs are sharper. My question is, do you consider adding sets enough of a change to grow?

Bodybuilding Is Not a Race

/ Posted 08.29.2014

A lot of young guys I talk with these days want to get huge. I can relate to that. So … continue reading

Fast Arm Building Workouts

/ Posted 08.28.2014

Every gym has a guy who has the biggest arms—the man with the largest biceps and triceps. Here’s a two-week … continue reading

Best Between-Sets Rest for Mass

/ Posted 08.26.2014

Q: I see everything from 30 seconds to four minutes as the best rest to take after each set.  Which … continue reading

Triple-Threat Mass-Building Sets

Q: I’ve been training for about 20 years (I’m 44), and I’m getting my 14-year-old son into it. He’s been … continue reading

I’m a runner and want to stay in shape but don’t want to be too bulky.

/ Posted 08.21.2014

Q: After years of running, I’m looking to make a change. What can I do to stay in shape? I … continue reading

Power-Building 2X Weekly Routines

/ Posted 08.20.2014

Q: I’ve been reading up on all your workouts and columns and am very thankful for your information and for … continue reading

Diego Sebastian Arm Training

/ Posted 08.18.2014

Diego Sebastian has a burning passion for training, and it shows in the smokin-hot body he displays. The Buenos Aires–born, … continue reading

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Building Delts With Muscle Splits

/ Posted 08.17.2014

Q: How can I set up a muscle split that has me training four days a week—Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and … continue reading

Incline Facing-Away Pushdowns

/ Posted 08.11.2014

The standard pushdown is a very good exercise for the triceps, but if you want to develop truly mind-blowing triceps … continue reading

Advantages of the Dumbbell Bench Press

/ Posted 08.06.2014

Q: I can barbell bench-press 260 pounds for six reps. What should I be able to handle for the same … continue reading

Calf Quest

/ Posted 08.04.2014

Q: I’m confused. How many muscles are in the calves? Can you explain the different calf muscles and the best … continue reading

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