The Art of the Comeback

/ Posted 12.09.2014

I hate confessions, but it’s only fair that I admit, right up front, that this article did not turn out … continue reading

Switch-Leg Split Squats

/ Posted 12.08.2014

If you want to hit the quads, glutes and hamstrings thoroughly, try this variation of the split squat that has … continue reading

Ryan Stafford: Bony to Brawny

/ Posted 12.07.2014

This month’s impressive body transformer is Ryan Stafford. His before and after photos were taken about three years apart. During … continue reading

Slow Negatives for Power?

/ Posted 12.07.2014

Q: I recently purchased your P/RR/S e-book and DVD and was curious as to why you recommend four-second negative reps … continue reading

Training with Bad Shoulders

/ Posted 12.06.2014

Many readers have never had shoulder problems—like rotator cuff tears, arthritis or loss of cartilage, which is the cushioning between … continue reading

Is kettlebell training just a fad?

/ Posted 12.05.2014

Weight training is subject to fads as much as any other field. All you have to do to know that … continue reading

Hidden Enemy: Your Healthy Diet

/ Posted 12.04.2014

I have always tried to ignore scary health statistics—until I became one. Then it was impossible to ignore them. In … continue reading

Do This to Avoid Brain Drain

Recent research out of Brazil showed that when rats ran on a running wheel, they developed significantly more hippocampal neurons … continue reading

Coconut Craze

/ Posted 12.04.2014

There’s been a lot of hype about coconut oil in the past few years. Some like to cook with it, … continue reading

Get New Size and Strength With Wave Loading

/ Posted 12.03.2014

Q: I’ve heard the term wave loading tossed around the gym. What is it? A: With a wave-loading cycle you … continue reading

Building Your Muscles from Underneath

Sometimes to build more mass you have to go deep; that is, you have to build the muscles underneath. Here … continue reading

Retro Arnold

/ Posted 12.01.2014

First, the Arnold cover is fantastic [August ’14]! Mustache and striped trunks—a total throwback on the beach. The shots on … continue reading

When should you change your workouts?

/ Posted 12.01.2014

Here’s a question I get a lot: “When should I change up my workouts?” My answer: When they stop delivering … continue reading

Tension Time and Muscle Fibers

/ Posted 11.30.2014

Q: Do some muscles respond better to longer tension times? For example, I’ve heard that calves do best with high … continue reading

High-End Hypertrophy Progression

Q: I got The Ultimate Power-Density Mass Workout 2.0 and was motivated by [Mr. America] Doug Brignole’s interview and how … continue reading

Melissa Le Man

/ Posted 11.28.2014

Melissa Le Man Went From 9 to 5 to Full-Time Fitness Professional—That’s a Lot of Cheek!

Don’t Let Age Be Your Excuse

/ Posted 11.28.2014

When I was in my 20s in the 1990s, I vividly recall older guys telling me to enjoy being strong … continue reading

B-72 Without a Plan or Propellers

/ Posted 11.28.2014

I just returned from my first workout after a long layoff. I didn’t choose the layoff; it chose me. Those … continue reading

Remember Fanny Packs?

Back in the day a fanny pack was a waist belt with a pouch on it to hold your stuff … continue reading

Tension-Overload Training

You know those times when you walk into the gym and just aren’t feeling it? Don’t turn around and walk … continue reading

Curls for Complete Forearm Development

/ Posted 11.26.2014

Q: Are hammer curls and barbell wrist curls enough for complete forearm development, or do I need to include reverse … continue reading

Food Facts

/ Posted 11.25.2014

Squash your carb cravings, specifically those for pasta. Our daughter loves spaghetti, but she is very health conscious with her … continue reading

Food Facts

/ Posted 11.25.2014

Squash your carb cravings, specifically those for pasta. Our daughter loves spaghetti, but she is very health conscious with her … continue reading

A Month of Mayhem

/ Posted 11.25.2014

I spoke too soon last month when I noted that physique pro Sabrina Taylor might be the only athlete to … continue reading

Retiring From Competition?

/ Posted 11.24.2014

Q: I saw on social media that you’ve retired. Are you done with bodybuilding? What precipitated your decision to retire? … continue reading

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