Last month I described a beginning program for the light, heavy and medium system. After athletes have been doing it for six to eight weeks, they’re ready to start adding exercises. If they have applied themselves, they will have improved ...Read More »
Cover model and IFBB bikini competitor Michelle Lewin has one of the sexiest bodies in fitness. Find...
You have probably heard about the “risk-to-reward ratio.” Basically, before undertaking any activity...
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Q. In reading some of your articles online, I noticed that you never seem to include behind-the-neck...
Q: I notice that you have been adding one X-centric set to the end of each bodypart workout. Is that enough to get the trauma necessary for myofibrillar thickening? I’m older and can’t train heavy to get that muscle-size effect, ...Read More »
With lifestyle as a leading modifiable factor, some people can manage type 2 diabetes with exercise and changes to their diet. Previous research suggested that herbs may provide a natural way to help lower blood glucose. Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia, ...Read More »
Is it okay to eat three large meals on your cheat day? Many bodybuilders seem to look at that one “free” eating day as the time they can go hog wild; however, that’s not what a “cheat” day is designed ...Read More »
Q: I just read an article on a “natural” Web site that claimed that there’s no way you’re drug-free. The writer based his argument on a comparison between your contest height and weight and Frank Zane’s height and weight when ...Read More »
Did you sleep soundly last night—so good that you woke up full of energy? If not, you may be damaging your health and aging faster, not to mention losing muscle. According to Dr. Jonny Bowden, coauthor of The Great Cholesterol ...Read More »
I’m about to leave for the gym. It’s a sunny day, Sunday, one you might call perfect; low 80s, light breeze and no humidity. There are things I could do other than work out with the weights within the gym ...Read More »
Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the health benefits of herbs. Garlic, known for its aroma and flavor power, also has extremely beneficial medicinal properties. Garlic’s therapeutic effect comes from its sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin, which ...Read More »
Q: How important is sleep when I’m training hard? How many hours do I need if I want to get the most out of my workouts? A: The best training plans will not work if you neglect sleep and nutrition. ...Read More »
Q: I started training for kickboxing about seven months ago and fell in love with weightlifting, powerlifting and bodybuilding. I have decided to continue with natural bodybuilding. I’m in a clean bulking cycle at the moment, and I will start ...Read More »
[SUBSCRIBE to Iron Man] We flew all the way to Florida to meet fitness entrepreneurs PJ Braun and his wife Celeste, better known as former WWE Diva Kaitlyn. Find out how they manage their training and their supplement empire. The ...Read More »
The revelation that doing sets at different speeds can increase mass and strength has stirred up controversy. Many say faster reps are too dangerous. Others contend that if properly performed, faster reps can activate different growth fibers—the type 2Bs ...Read More »
No matter how bad a day you were having or how much your life sucked at the moment, if you had the privilege to meet Greg for even five minutes, you would have probably walked away more confident and believing in ...Read More »
One fact you will have to face one day as a bodybuilder is that eventually, you will reach the point where you just aren’t going to get any bigger. Some will delay that inevitable day as long as possible by ...Read More »
Chocolate to get lean? Maybe so. Researchers at the University of Granada have shown that “higher consumption of chocolate is associated with lower levels of total fat (fat deposited all over the body) and central fat (abdominal).” That is great ...Read More »