What’s the most important meal of the day?

/ Posted 03.18.2014

What’s the most important meal of the day? If you answered, “Breakfast,” then you need to take a remedial course … continue reading

Don’t Get Stoned

/ Posted 03.18.2014

According to those who have had to pass them, kidney stones are an incredibly painful affliction. Doctors suggest drinking plenty … continue reading

No Progress with Low Calorie Diets?

/ Posted 03.16.2014

Q: I’ve restricted my calories to lose weight, but I’m barely making any progress on my body composition—plus I’m miserable. … continue reading

Coping With Reality

/ Posted 03.15.2014

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] I had a rare cold this past week, … continue reading

My Tribute to Larry Scott

/ Posted 03.12.2014

Larry Scott died early Saturday morning. He was 75 years old, a very good man. The man was smart, witty … continue reading

More Mass, Less Fat, Slow Reps

Our version of NA training is what we call X-centric. You take your 15-rep-max poundage and lift in 1 second and lower in 6…

April 2014 Table of Contents

/ Posted 03.12.2014

Dave Goodin talks with L.T. about the radical new training he adopted after his shoulder injury. Plus, Ron Harris rides into the sunset.

Natural Testosterone Booster for Over-40 Trainees

/ Posted 03.12.2014

Q: I recently turned 40, and I’ve noticed that I don’t have as much energy as I used to. Plus, … continue reading

Tea Cures Acne?

/ Posted 03.12.2014

• According to the March ’13 Better Nutrition, green tea can significantly improve acne. That comes from an eight-week trial … continue reading

Remembering Larry Scott

/ Posted 03.10.2014

Below are some thoughts and remembrances of this great bodybuilding legend from his friends.


Larry Scott Iron Man Interviews (2009)

/ Posted 03.10.2014

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Larry Scott.

To Eat or Not to Eat?

/ Posted 03.09.2014

To eat or not to eat before cardio? That is a frequently asked question. Recent studies show that performing cardio … continue reading

Managing Your Stress & Getting Enough Sleep

/ Posted 03.07.2014

Q: About six months ago I got a promotion at work, but it has increased my stress significantly. I’m constantly … continue reading

Essential Fatty Acids: Plant vs. Animal

/ Posted 03.06.2014

A recent study suggests that the long-chain DHAs and EPAs—omega-3s—found in fish oils may increase the risk of prostate cancers. More … continue reading

How do I avoid looking “skinny fat”?

/ Posted 03.05.2014

Q: All my friends who have purportedly lost weight just appear to be “skinny fat.” What’s going on, and how … continue reading

Is Conjugated Linoleic Acid Anabolic?

/ Posted 03.04.2014

Conjugated linoleic acid is an isomer of linoleic acid, an essential omega-6 fatty acid. Structurally, CLA contains both cis and … continue reading

Mastering the Full Squat

/ Posted 03.03.2014

All strength training starts with the full squat. Not the quarter- or half-squat. Many instructors shun full squats, stating that … continue reading

Up With People

/ Posted 03.03.2014

If you listen to the negative voice in your head, you’re bound to get down. It’s self-sabotage. In fact, many of … continue reading

What is the Anabolic Peephole?

/ Posted 03.01.2014

Your postworkout meal is about recovery and storage, so you should stick with carbs and protein. Why? Protein provides the … continue reading

Food Facts

/ Posted 02.28.2014

Fruit should be on your kitchen counter, not in your fridge—at least most varieties. According to the September ’13 Bottom … continue reading

In-Set Supersets for Massive Triceps

/ Posted 02.26.2014

If you want truly massive arms, you must prioritize your triceps training. After all, the triceps comprise two-thirds of the … continue reading

Let’s Drink to That

/ Posted 02.25.2014

Drinking enough liquids maintains the body’s fluid balance, which helps transport nutrients in the body—like to your muscles. It also … continue reading

Q: How do I change my lifestyle so I can go from twig to getting big?

/ Posted 02.24.2014

Q: How do I change my lifestyle so I can go from twig to getting big? A: Make it a priority. When … continue reading

Determination Detonation

/ Posted 02.23.2014

Q: How do you win the psychological battles so you can keep going no matter how hard it gets and … continue reading

How Intermittent Fasting Works to Blast Off Blubber

Intermittent fasting is becoming increasingly popular. What is it? One version is a two-days-a-week diet. Twice a week you eat … continue reading

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