Q: I’m 48 years old. I just got into serious weight lifting about three years ago. Do you think it’s … continue reading
If you’re older, you may have trouble doing free-bar squats. Many over-40 trainees get pain in the knees, hips and/or … continue reading
Q: I can’t believe you’re 53 years old. Your physique is astounding for any age! I’m in my mid-50s, and … continue reading
Q: I’m a meso-endomorph, so it’s pretty easy for me to put on muscle but it’s also easy as hell … continue reading
It was a rare but welcome rainy day here in my newly adopted hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where we … continue reading
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How and Why Older Iron Enthusiasts Get Better With Age
When I began weight training 36 years ago, if a woman showed up at the weight room, it was usually to meet her boyfriend or husband for lunch. In those days people thought that even standing too close to the iron would make a woman masculine. Things have changed considerably since then, and women often outnumber men in the gym. Even so, myths still abound about the best way for women to train.
A selection of the best articles for beginners.
Building the Ultimate Physique by John Little Shoulder Training With the Max Contraction SystemDeveloping Dynamic Delts by Gene Mozee Gene … continue reading
The Combination Equation by Steve HolmanYou can work every bodypart in a home gym, and you don’t need a lot … continue reading
Ab Facts and Fallacy by Joseph M. HorriganDon’t let gym myths hinder your midsection results. Ab-session: Midsection Madness For a … continue reading
Ah’ll-Be-Back Delt Attack by IRON MAN EditorsTerminate weak delts with the Arnold press. Back in Action by Greg ZulakBuild Rugged … continue reading
Best Chest by John HansenHow to Build Perfect Pecs Naturally. Best Upper ChestHow to Chisel Upper-Pectoral Mass and Shape Critical … continue reading
Home-Grown Legs by Steve HolmanHow to Build Tree-Trunk-Size Thighs and Jagged, Jutting Calves With Nothing but Dumbbells Calves and Calf … continue reading
Exercise may prevent stress on telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are a measure of cell … continue reading
Several common forearm injuries can plague trainees. The most well known is tennis elbow, which is a strain of the … continue reading
He trains as heavy as he needs to in order to get the feeling in the muscle he is after, and no more.
Q: I’ve been following your bodybuilding career for years and have always been impressed with your triceps development. Do you … continue reading
Q: Do you know a good workout I can use to add size to my triceps without aggravating elbow tendinitis? … continue reading
The lesson: Be dedicated so that you train 100 percent well and recuperate 100 percent well, but don’t neglect other aspects of your life.
You can’t judge your results by bodyweight, however. If you gain muscle and lose fat, your weight may stay about the same—but you’ll look bigger and better, as in leaner.
Cardio is the heart of over-40 bodybuilding. By strengthening your heart, cardio will help you to stay young for your years, which can only help your bodybuilding. While cardio is good for everyone, it should be considered essential for everyone over 40.
Q: I’m 55 years old, and I’ve been training with weights for 10 years. I can’t get my arms to … continue reading
The greatest experience ever was wearing the IFBB gold medal, standing between IFBB President Raphael Santonja and Polish Chairman Pawel Filleborn, and hearing the “Star-Spangled Banner” played. I was so filled with pride that I had to fight back tears. Those few moments were just beyond description, and that feeling is a very big part of why I do what I do.