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  • Superhero Shoulder Width

    To get that full development, you need to train the deltoid complex through its full range of motion as well as...

    Steve HolmanJanuary 22, 2010
  • Dogma Debunked

    Research shows that preadolescent athletes can improve their strength by as much as 50 percent after eight to 12 weeks on...

    Becky HolmanJanuary 4, 2010
  • Does Repetition Speed Matter?

    Few bodybuilders appear to pay much attention to how fast they do an exercise. A typical repetition consists of a raising...

    Jerry BrainumDecember 23, 2009
  • Instinctive Training

    I’ve always wondered about the rule that you need to constantly vary training programs, sets, exercises, frequency and so on.

    Jerry BrainumJuly 2, 2009
  • Tapering

    The training load can be manipulated through a number of variables, including intensity, volume, frequency and the duration. The most important...

    Jacob M. Wilson CSCS and Gabriel J. Wilson MS CSCSMay 30, 2009
  • Volume Purge for Testosterone Surge?

    Of course, if you’re on steroids, you can throw all of the above out the window. You can stand a lot...

    Steve HolmanApril 18, 2009
  • Squat Science: The Best Exercise?

    Squats are often called the king of exercises—and for good reason. Squats work the largest muscles in the body, the thighs,...

    Jerry BrainumMarch 28, 2009
  • Anabolic Training for the Over 40 Bodybuilder

    You can increase your body’s natural production of testosterone with hard work on the big, compound movements, especially those on which...

    Jim BrewsterMarch 25, 2009
  • Workout Stress Test

    When scientists look at factors associated with longer life span, stress is always one of them. In the brain, lifetime release...

    Jerry BrainumFebruary 15, 2009
  • A More Efficient GH Response

    Using extended-set techniques—such as X Reps, supersets and drop sets—is one of the ways I have continued to improve my physique...

    Steve HolmanJanuary 28, 2009
  • Train – and Rest – to Gain

    Steer clear of those self-styled Internet experts who recommend “high volume, high frequency” overload training to make spectacular gains.

    Jerry BrainumDecember 11, 2008
  • GH Surge

    What is it about resistance exercise that triggers muscle growth? What we and others have found in the lab is that...

    Jacob M. Wilson CSCS and Gabriel J. Wilson MS CSCSSeptember 28, 2008
  • Out of Africa

    Testosterone is the key hormone that regulates gains in muscular size and strength. All anabolic steroid drugs are molecular manipulations of...

    Jerry BrainumJuly 1, 2008
  • Anabolic Firestarters

    The reason that a trace mineral is required in extremely small amounts is that it serves as a coenzyme, permitting the...

    George Redmon, Ph.D., N.D.January 17, 2008