There are a lot of myths out there about how to lose weight and get in shape. Some of these myths have been around for a long time but I'm here to talk about five different ones that I know ...Read More »
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Q: I can barbell bench-press 260 pounds for six reps. What should I be able to handle for the same reps and effort level using dumbbells? And what advantages and disadvantages do the dumbbell bench press offer? A: Initially, you’d ...Read More »
Q: I’m confused. How many muscles are in the calves? Can you explain the different calf muscles and the best exercises for training them? A: The calf is the fleshy mass at the back of the leg below the knee. ...Read More »
In the January ’14 issue I sang the praises of one-arm cable laterals as being one of the best exercise for “capping” your delts. It’s a direct hit on the medial head with continuous tension—unlike dumbbell laterals. With dumbbells the ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Q: What do you think is the most important aspect of a workout to keep in mind? What do most people do wrong that would make a huge difference in their results if they corrected it? A: Most lifters fail ...Read More »
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.Read More »
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).Read More »
Q: How much protein should CrossFitters eat per day? A: Most estimates put the average minimum daily protein requirement at about 0.8 grams per kilogram of body mass. That’s considered maintenance, meaning that it’s just enough to prevent progressive loss ...Read More »
Gym etiquette is often overlooked, but I felt the need to go into detail about some important aspects of it. Like many sports there are principles put in place to create a tolerable environment. So here are the five things ...Read More »
Q: I love training heavy. That’s the best way to get big, right? A: The types of muscle fibers that significantly increase in size are called fast-twitch 2A and 2B; for maximum development you need to train both types. Lifting ...Read More »
This special feature honors Arnold’s 67th birthday on July 30—and what better way to party than to train biceps with the Oak. Gene Mozée was there, so let’s start with his take on how the big guy built those sky-high ...Read More »
Someone once wrote that “bodybuilding isn’t rocket science,” which implies that bodybuilding training is simplistic and requires no thinking or analysis. Anyone who has been involved in bodybuilding for any length of time, however, knows that it’s not quite as ...Read More »
After having been a tomboy most of her life, Amber Orton fell in love with physique competition in 2009—and she promptly won the overall bikini title at her first show, the ’10 NPC Seven Feathers Classic. Since then she’s taken ...Read More »
Q: In The Ultimate Super Size Crash Course you talk about how doing a speed [or X-celeration] set immediately after a heavier set can help activate more muscle fibers for extra growth. I’m older, so the heaviest I do is ...Read More »