As I reported last month, I won my third Mr. Universe title, 20 years after my second victory—at 49 years … continue reading
It’s hard to believe that I won my first Natural Mr. Universe title 20 years ago. I still vividly remember … continue reading
Are you a personal trainer looking for a synthesis of the latest in strength-training facts, methods and programs? A guide … continue reading
Layoffs are a funny thing. Some people rarely if ever take them and don’t feel they are necessary as long … continue reading
Q: I have a question regarding contest prep. I’m still a kid—18—but I think it would be great to get … continue reading
Q: I think natural bodybuilders lose too much muscle for contests. It seems that in order to get down to … continue reading
Typically I write my column based on an interesting e-mail question I have received or a question I’ve heard repeatedly … continue reading
Q: A friend of mine has competed in a few bodybuilding contests, and he swears that practicing his posing improves … continue reading
This an e-mail exchange that I had with a young bodybuilder, Michael Bevins, at BodySpace.com. Dave, your journey is truly … continue reading
The ideal in bodybuilding used to be to develop the most exaggerated V-taper possible. The V-taper is essentially the structural … continue reading
The thing that’s kept me most motivated over the years and spurs me to get into the condition that you see in this magazine is competition
Q: I haven’t yet competed, but I worked really hard to get lean this summer. Heading into 2011, I’m thinking … continue reading
Q: My goal is to become a drug-free bodybuilding champion, one day earning a pro card in one or more … continue reading
Q: I’m a 27-year-old natural bodybuilder from Australia, and I’m currently preparing for the state titles here, where I’m hoping … continue reading
Q: I was about to write to you to congratulate you on your showing in your IFBB pro debut at … continue reading
Q: I’ve been training for four years, and I’m thinking about entering my first bodybuilding competition. Some of the guys … continue reading
Proper technique is crucial if you want full lat development, and I see so many trainees missing the boat on this one.
When training for muscle definition, I don’t change my workout program. I still train as heavy as I can with the basic exercises.
Q: What’s your take on using the preexhaustion method that Arthur Jones touted so much? A: It’s a valuable training … continue reading
Q: I wanted to ask what your views are on the current status of bodybuilding and all the young guys … continue reading
Your knees, wrists, elbows and even neck are probably aching because of what you’ve been eating all your life. So it’s time for a change. I suggest you start eating the following simple way. First, eat only wild foods and whole foods. I can all but guarantee that your joints will begin to feel better in four to eight weeks. No more wraps, straps or tape—just a strong joint, the way it was meant to be—clean of toxins, allergens, “faux food,” alcohol and drugs.
Q: I started competing in 2004, and I’ve competed in multiple shows every year since then. I’m thinking about taking … continue reading
If constant heavy training is beating the hell out of your joints and knocking dents in your enthusiasm, you might consider doing something similar.
Q: In your opinion, is it necessary to bulk up for more than nine months out of the year and … continue reading
For young, healthy-looking skin (kinda sounds like a lotion commercial, doesn’t it?) train consistently, don’t let your weight get out of hand (and stretch out your skin), don’t get sunburned, take your EFAs, apply a natural oil to your skin daily, and don’t dry yourself out. And don’t smoke.