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Q: When is the best time to weight train?

/ Posted 04.02.2014

Q: When is the best time to weight train, and when is the best time to do energy-system training such … continue reading

Aging With Muscle: Priorities and Methods

I once read a story that had a bodybuilding subplot. The main character was just getting started in a gym, … continue reading

G-Loves: Hand Protectors

/ Posted 03.30.2014

G-Loves is a new activewear company that focuses on developing functional and fashionable gloves for women who participate in weightlifting … continue reading

Q&A: Quads vs. Thighs and Full vs. Partial Deadlifts

/ Posted 03.30.2014

Q: Is there a difference between the “thighs” and the “quads”? A: Yes. The thigh includes the quadriceps femoris, or quads, but … continue reading

Let’s Not Train and Say We Did

/ Posted 03.29.2014

Since our last conversation life has happened with regularity and normalcy. Shadows lengthened over familiar landscapes, fragrant flora awash in … continue reading

Cross-Band Pullups

/ Posted 03.28.2014

The wide-grip pullup is a classic back exercise—it’s one of the key moves for increasing back width. This variation, done … continue reading

Re-Built Mass: Superanabolic Mass Gainer

/ Posted 03.27.2014

Looking for something to boost your muscle gains this winter? Look no farther than GNC’s Re-Built Mass. It contains: • … continue reading

Behind-the-Neck No-No?

Let’s be honest. Behind-the-neck pulldowns hit your teres major and midback with a unique angled attack. You pull from overhead … continue reading

Unbreakable Dave Goodin

/ Posted 03.26.2014

54-Year-Old Pro Bodybuilder Dave Goodin Doesn’t Let Setbacks Set Him Back‌ Dave Goodin is a freak—and I say that as … continue reading

Developing Speed

/ Posted 03.25.2014

In 1996 Jon-Jon Park, the son of the great bodybuilding champion Reg Park, and I set off on a trip … continue reading

Muscle-Building Myths

/ Posted 03.24.2014

In my next few columns I’m going to dispel some of the myths I read about in magazines and online … continue reading

What’s A Great Preworkout Caffeine Kick?

/ Posted 03.24.2014

Q: I know you’re big on caffeine, but what about drinking coffee instead of taking caffeine pills? A: Coffee is … continue reading

Don’t Let Your Back Slack

/ Posted 03.22.2014

I write a lot of training articles about pro bodybuilders, and the number so far is well over a thousand. … continue reading

Sandy Lieu and Emmanuel Delcour

/ Posted 03.21.2014

Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, California by Jerry Fredrick   Sandy Lieu Age: 25  Weight: 98 Height: 4’10” Sample workout, … continue reading

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.

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Larry Scott Iron Man Interviews (2009)

/ Posted 03.10.2014

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

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