Category: Beginning Bodybuilding

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

Beginner Chest Exercises: Should You Add A Pec Deck?

/ Posted 08.21.2012

Q: I’m a beginner. The only chest exercise I do is the flat-bench press. Should I add the pec deck? … continue reading

Is it okay to stretch before a workout?

/ Posted 07.23.2012

Q: Is it okay to stretch before a workout? A: I get this question all the time, and the answer … continue reading

Are You Having Trouble Burning Body Fat?

/ Posted 07.18.2012

Q: I’m 26, 6’ tall and 278 pounds, and I’m having trouble burning bodyfat. I’m guessing I’m about 30 percent … continue reading

Is There Such a Thing as “Correct Form”?

/ Posted 06.07.2012

In several of my conversations with four-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler, one topic that has come up regularly is the … continue reading

Is Aerobic Exercise Bad for You?

/ Posted 06.05.2012

Q: I know you’re not a fan of aerobics for weight loss, but shouldn’t some people do aerobic training for … continue reading

The Upside to Surgery

/ Posted 06.04.2012

If you train hard enough and long enough, chances are you will someday incur at least one injury that will … continue reading

Pre-Bodybuilding Powerlifting Cycle

/ Posted 06.01.2012

Q: I want to do a powerlifting cycle before I go back to bodybuilding, but I’m not sure how to … continue reading

Comfortable Squats

/ Posted 05.09.2012

Q: What’s your opinion of using a towel or pad on a barbell for back squats? A: Towels and pads … continue reading

To Bulk or Not to Bulk?

/ Posted 01.05.2012

Q: I bought your book and am reading it. Currently I’m in a big dilemma. First, I’m 23 years old, … continue reading

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Beginning Women’s Bodybuilding

/ Posted 12.05.2011

Q: I’m a 25-year-old woman, and I’ve just taken up bodybuilding. What chance do I have of being able to … continue reading

Fat-Off, Muscle-On Workouts

/ Posted 11.07.2011

Q: I’m a 36-year-old aspiring bodybuilder, and I have a couple of questions. I’m very new to thinking about a … continue reading

Is Lifting for Kids?

/ Posted 10.27.2011

For decades training experts and doctors have warned against youngsters lifting weights, claiming that epiphyseal plates at the end of … continue reading

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