Category: Beginning Bodybuilding

The Importance of Stretching

/ Posted 01.09.2015

Q: How important is stretching to a weightlifter? A: To some extent it depends on the individual, a statement that … continue reading

Avoid these 6 Bench Pressing Errors

/ Posted 12.28.2014

Q: When I bench-press, I lower the bar to a point near my collarbones. I feel more stretch in my pecs that way, … continue reading

When should you change your workouts?

/ Posted 12.01.2014

Here’s a question I get a lot: “When should I change up my workouts?” My answer: When they stop delivering … continue reading

Don’t Let Age Be Your Excuse

/ Posted 11.28.2014

When I was in my 20s in the 1990s, I vividly recall older guys telling me to enjoy being strong … continue reading

Staying Motivated for Competition

/ Posted 11.21.2014

Q: I’ve just started to learn about natural bodybuilding, and after being a tad disappointed when coming across a lot … continue reading

Should You Be Training as Much as the Pros?

/ Posted 09.29.2014

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

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

The Key Mistake That Slows Gains

/ Posted 08.01.2014

Q: What do you think is the most important aspect of a workout to keep in mind? What do most … 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

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

The Correct Way to Stretch

/ Posted 12.31.2013

Q: A few issues ago you urged readers to stretch, “but only if it’s done safely.” How do you recommend that … continue reading

Q: When is the best time to train?

/ Posted 12.26.2013

Q: When is the best time to train? A: You know instinctively that the best time to train is whenever … continue reading

You May Be Undertraining

/ Posted 12.20.2013

Q: You warn of “undertraining syndrome”? What’s that all about?  A: I believe that most people are lacking progress due … continue reading

From Twig to Big: Interview with Vince Del Monte

/ Posted 11.22.2013

Have you ever wanted to be like “that guy”? You know, that guy the girls talk about––poke each other and point to in the gym, in class or in the club because he’s swole? That guy the other guys walk past the trainers to approach and ask, “What can I do to look like you?”

The Myth of Overtraining

/ Posted 11.20.2013

Q: I’ve heard you say that “overtraining” is nonsense and virtually impossible to achieve. Should I be worried about overtraining? … continue reading

Airborne: Lift Now, Lift Hard, Lift Good

/ Posted 11.18.2013

I’ve never been a student—that is, one who studies. School from grade one was a ladder I had to climb … continue reading

Best Chest Routine for Beginning Bodybuilders

/ Posted 09.26.2013

Q: I’m 17 years old and a bodybuilding beginner. How do I build a really big chest? A: Use training methods appropriate for … continue reading

It’s Time to Get Broser Built

/ Posted 09.14.2013

Coach, trainer, pro bodybuilder and IRON MAN columnist Eric Broser recently relocated to Beverly Hills, California, to make himself more … continue reading

Take Care of the Big Things

/ Posted 08.13.2013

The other day I got a Facebook message from a young man in India, asking me how to improve his … continue reading

How to Create Your Own Mass Workout

/ Posted 08.07.2013

Q: When putting together your scheme of exercises for a muscle group on a given day, what are some of … continue reading

Getting Started With Power Cleans

/ Posted 07.24.2013

Q: I’ve started doing power cleans, but I pull with bent arms. I’ve tried locking my arms, but it just … continue reading

Q: Should teenagers bulk up in their early years?

/ Posted 06.30.2013

Q: I remember your saying that if teenagers take advantage of their earlier years and bulk up and don’t care … continue reading

Sets, Reps and Getting Strong

/ Posted 09.09.2012

Of all the many aspects of strength training, the one that seems to baffle more athletes and coaches is determining … continue reading

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