We have all suffered from late-night snack attacks, but what are the best late-night hunger crushers for bodybuilders? According to Troy Adashun, a nutritionist and expert in fitness physiology, “There are plenty of options when you are late-night snacking. You’ll ...Read More »
I’m an international girl. I love extreme skating—half-pipes—which I’ve been doing for 15 years. I a...
I’m often asked how to manipulate water prior to a contest or photo shoot to get as ripped and hard-...
No matter how bad a day you were having or how much your life sucked at the moment, if you had the p...
Chocolate to get lean? Maybe so. Researchers at the University of Granada have shown that “higher co...
Christel Oerum Age: 36 Weight: 128 Height: 5’8” Bodypart split: day 1: chest, legs; day 2: biceps, b...
First, let me say that as a reader I hate multipart articles. Yet, as a writer I keep producing them...
None of the advanced training techniques that I’ve shared with you in the past few columns are easy....
If it’s one thing I crave and miss a lot when I’m eating cleanly to maintain a lean physique, it’s m...
This is, quite simply, one of the best chest exercises you’ll ever do—and I don’t say that lightly. ...
Trainees often do three or four sets of an exercise. With the 4X method you take your 15-rep max but...
When we were competing in Olympic lifting as members of the York Barbell team, Tommy Suggs and I devised a program to enhance our cardiorespiratory fitness by using weights. We were already playing racquetball, volleyball and soccer with the York ...Read More »
Q: At your training blog [at X-Rep.com] I notice that you often do Downward-Progression 4X with only three sets instead of four. It looks like you add weight so your reps are 12, 10, 8. I like the idea of ...Read More »
Anyone who’s lifted weights for any length of time knows that when you feel an intense burning sensation after a certain number of reps, the end of the set is near. Lactic acid was thought to be the cause of ...Read More »
Most of us know that protein is the nutrient in red meat that benefits anyone who is training, but there’s a lot more to it. According to Rick Hall, a registered dietitian and nutrition lecturer at Arizona State University, “Beef ...Read More »
The Fitness International battle, in which Oksana Grishina and Tanji Johnson will once again duke it out without Adela Garcia in the way, should be intense. Last year Tanji prevailed, but at the Olympia in September Oksana took second over ...Read More »
First off, let me explain what’s been happening with me in terms of major shifts in my perspective since I announced my retirement after the ’13 NPC Masters Nationals last July. I would imagine it isn’t so different from the ...Read More »
“Fruit provides valuable phytochemicals that benefit health, yet the fructose content is a concern for many because it’s a type of sugar that cannot be directly utilized by the muscles,” according to Jim Stoppani, Ph.D. “Only the liver has the ...Read More »
If you are a serious-minded ironhead (classy oxymoron), you know the value of a clear mission statement. Composing a simple, yet thoughtful, personal avowal not only intelligently reviews, sorts out and defines your training goals, but it also roots them ...Read More »
Q: I’m thinking about taking a handful of basic exercises and working out three days a week. Is that a good idea for building my strength? A: It’s important to strive for gains in major multijoint exercises such as squats, ...Read More »
Paleo eating has become one of the most popular ways to eat healthfully, even for many athletes, but what is it exactly? Here’s a rundown on the various food groups, from the April ’13 Better Health: 1) Lean protein. This ...Read More »
[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] Larry Scott was a catalyst whose effect on the bodybuilding world will only be measured by history. The cast of characters in his story is a who’s who ...Read More »
Guess Erin Stern has decided to stop doing the Figure International. The two-time Olympia champ mused about it after taking second and then third in 2012 and ’13, so it’s not a shocker that her name is absent from the ...Read More »
Larry Scott was a catalyst whose effect on the bodybuilding world will only be measured by history. The cast of characters in his story is a who’s who of bodybuilding: Joe, Ben and Betty Weider; Bob Hoffman; Peary and Mabel ...Read More »
Beyond Raw® Re-Feed is a revolutionary product designed for hardcore athletes looking for maximum recovery. This one-of-a-kind, multi-functional supplement is designed to help you maximize your workouts and recuperate from them. It’s stacked with a powerful protein system plus potent ...Read More »