In 1969, Wes Woo, the coach of the Canadian team that competed in the ’68 Olympics in Mexico City, invited … continue reading
Chromium is an essential trace mineral, which means it’s required for human nutrition but in small amounts. The notion that … continue reading
[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] This month we present a guest editorial, an … continue reading
Q: I just started using the 4X methods. Great stuff. Loving the pumps, but I’m wondering if 4X is better for maximum muscle size or Downward-Progression 4X
[CLICK HERE to download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] This month Diego Sebastian describes how he built … continue reading
When I use regular TORQ (30-20-15) on isolation exercises like leg extensions, can I add weight each set?
The standard pushdown is a very good exercise for the triceps, but if you want to develop truly mind-blowing triceps … continue reading
Q: I can barbell bench-press 260 pounds for six reps. What should I be able to handle for the same … continue reading
Q: I’m confused. How many muscles are in the calves? Can you explain the different calf muscles and the best … continue reading
In the January ’14 issue I sang the praises of one-arm cable laterals as being one of the best exercise … continue reading
Q: What do you think is the most important aspect of a workout to keep in mind? What do most … continue reading
The phrase, “First, do no harm,” is attributed to the Hippocratic oath that is historically taken by physicians. It should be the mantra of any bodybuilder who sees bodybuilding as the lifestyle that it was meant to be. Lifestyle means a way of living.
Q: I love 4X because it’s 10 reps per set. I get the “hypertrophic tension time” of more than 40 seconds on every set. My workout partner likes DP 4X better, adding weight each set as the reps decrease (12-10-8-6).
Q: How much protein should CrossFitters eat per day? A: Most estimates put the average minimum daily protein requirement at … continue reading
Q: I love training heavy. That’s the best way to get big, right? A: The types of muscle fibers that … continue reading
This special feature honors Arnold’s 67th birthday on July 30—and what better way to party than to train biceps with … continue reading
Someone once wrote that “bodybuilding isn’t rocket science,” which implies that bodybuilding training is simplistic and requires no thinking or … continue reading
After having been a tomboy most of her life, Amber Orton fell in love with physique competition in 2009—and she … continue reading
Q: In The Ultimate Super Size Crash Course you talk about how doing a speed [or X-celeration] set immediately after … continue reading
You may recognize this guy. He stumbles out of bed feeling as though he hasn’t slept. That’s because he really … continue reading
Most of us train more than one muscle group in a workout, unless we train seven days a week and … continue reading
Q: Why should I include fat in my diet? A: You must include fat in your diet unless you wish … continue reading
Numerous have reported that regular physical activity is associated with improved overall health, and midlife exercise is a key anti-aging … continue reading
In Xtreme Lean you have the “High-Definition Workout” (pages 76-78), and you say to use it five days a week. I don’t think I’ve seen you recommend that many workouts in a row. What’s the reason [for five consecutive days of training]?
How do I get my kids to work out? That’s a question I get fairly often from fellow parents. The … continue reading