Category: Training

Getting Your Offspring to Hit the Gym

/ Posted 07.24.2014

How do I get my kids to work out? That’s a question I get fairly often from fellow parents. The … continue reading

What’s the best time of day to train for maximum strength gains?

/ Posted 07.22.2014

Q. What’s the best time of day to train for maximum  strength gains? A: It’s not clear that there is … continue reading

Why do I see so many guys in the gym walking around with a gallon jug of water?

/ Posted 07.19.2014

Q: Why do I see so many guys in the gym walking around with a gallon jug of water?  A: … continue reading

Grow With the Flow

/ Posted 07.17.2014

We can’t eat air, but the concept of breathing has become just as vital during training as are food and … continue reading

Pre-Ex 3X Supersets: Getting More Veiny Size

Q: I use Pre-Ex 3X supersets when I can. Removing the weak-link muscle makes so much sense as a way … continue reading

Low Reps for Leg Mass?

/ Posted 07.15.2014

Q: I’ve been reading a lot about natural bodybuilding and really enjoying your articles and the info that you share. … continue reading

Lengthwise-Barbell Donkey Calf Raises

/ Posted 07.13.2014

The donkey calf raise is simply one of the best exercises for developing the calves. The reason is the powerful … continue reading

The Olympic Press

/ Posted 07.11.2014

Strength athletes are always on the lookout for any exercise that will make them stronger and also improve their other … continue reading

Supersets vs. Drop Sets

Trainees often ask which is better, supersetting two different exercise for the same muscle or simply grabbing a lighter weight … continue reading

Train for Fat Loss and Muscle Gain

/ Posted 07.09.2014

Q: I was surfing at IronManMagazine.com and I came across one of your articles in which a guy asked you … continue reading

Achieving Muscle-Building Gains and Goals

/ Posted 07.08.2014

Q: How do you set your muscle-building goals?  A: When you’re setting goals, only two time frames matter: 10 years … continue reading

Q&A: Envious Stares and Roman Chairs

/ Posted 07.07.2014

Q: I stare at the physique of Phil Heath. I’m awestruck. It’s as if he’s not human. Sometimes it inspires … continue reading

Science of Eccentric Training

/ Posted 07.04.2014

Q: I hear good and not so good things about negative training. I get very sore when I do it, … continue reading

Switching Things Up With PRRS and FD/FS

/ Posted 07.03.2014

Q: I’m an avid user of P/RR/S and FD/FS and have been cycling back and forth on those two programs … continue reading

Pec-Building Tips From Jay

/ Posted 07.02.2014

Normally, the most genetically gifted pro bodybuilders don’t have much of value in terms of muscle-building advice that we mere … continue reading

Fitness Icon: Clark Bartram

/ Posted 06.29.2014

Every now and then someone comes into your life whose influence is so profound, he or she helps define who you are.

IFPA Trainer Nicole Wilkins

/ Posted 06.26.2014

She’s not just the three-time Figure Olympia and three-time Figure International champ. Nicole Wilkins is an IFPA Certified Personal Trainer—and … continue reading

Do Three Quick Sets for Major Muscle Mass

Q: At your training blog [at X-Rep.com] I notice that you often do Downward-Progression 4X with only three sets instead … continue reading

Prime-Time Bodybuilding Goals

/ Posted 06.19.2014

First off, let me explain what’s been happening with me in terms of major shifts in my perspective since I … continue reading

No Knuckle Dragging Allowed

/ Posted 06.18.2014

If you are a serious-minded ironhead (classy oxymoron), you know the value of a clear mission statement. Composing a simple, … continue reading

Get Bigger and Stronger With Angle Training

/ Posted 06.16.2014

Q: I’m thinking about taking a handful of basic exercises and working out three days a week. Is that a … continue reading

Best Time to Return to German Volume Training

/ Posted 06.13.2014

Q: I’ve heard and read tons about how I need to change my routine frequently in order to obtain maximal … continue reading

Two New Ways to Grow

Q: I’m reading your new e-book, Super-Size Crash Course. Your guinea pig Jordon Williamson’s 18-pound muscle gain is inspiring and … continue reading

The Finishing Exercise Myth

/ Posted 06.10.2014

Q: During the last four weeks before my last bodybuilding show, my trainer had me lift lighter weights for higher … continue reading

Narcissism 101

/ Posted 06.05.2014

Heaven knows we have all seen them—the ones who simply cannot pass a mirror—or, for that matter, a storefront plate-glass … continue reading

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