Strength athletes are always on the lookout for any exercise that will make them stronger and also improve their other athletic skills—timing, coordination, quickness and balance. Power cleans, power snatches, jerks and full cleans and snatches serve that purpose nicely, ...Read More »
Cover model and IFBB bikini competitor Michelle Lewin has one of the sexiest bodies in fitness. Find...
You have probably heard about the “risk-to-reward ratio.” Basically, before undertaking any activity...
A number of published studies report that prolonged sitting—as many people do daily at their jobs—is...
Muscles grow and become stronger when they’re pushing against some type of resistance. That’s not gr...
When I first got interested in getting bigger and stronger, my influences were Steve Stanko and John...
Q: I’ve been training for about four years, but my leg size and strength are lagging behind my upper...
As an old-school bodybuilder I’ve seen every trend in bodybuilding, fitness, nutrition and health si...
The questions we ask, the unknowns we face and the curiosity, wonder and inquiry that baffle our min...
As a bodybuilder you not only want a smaller waist and tight lower abs, you need a smaller waist and...
Q. In reading some of your articles online, I noticed that you never seem to include behind-the-neck...
Trainees often ask which is better, supersetting two different exercise for the same muscle or simply grabbing a lighter weight and continuing to rep out on the same exercise—a drop set. Each has its own unique benefits. In other words, ...Read More »
The cells in the lining of blood vessels, known as the endothelium, perform many functions, including maintaining the elasticity of blood vessels and regulating the activity of immune cells. Endothelial function is measured by detecting transient increases in blood flow, ...Read More »
I like the bar because it is one object that I can push with serious weight. Find a bench, a bar, some dumbbells and some space. Here’s a workout that will push your pecs to the limit. Get focused because ...Read More »
Q: I was surfing at IronManMagazine.com and I came across one of your articles in which a guy asked you about losing bodyfat. I’m kind of in the same boat as he is. I’m 220, roughly 25 percent bodyfat and ...Read More »
Q: How do you set your muscle-building goals? A: When you’re setting goals, only two time frames matter: 10 years and 90 days. Your first step is figuring out where you want to be 10 years from now. How do ...Read More »
This month we celebrate Arnold’s b-day with his classic arm-mass workout—specifically, how he built his sky-high bi’s.Read More »
Q: I stare at the physique of Phil Heath. I’m awestruck. It’s as if he’s not human. Sometimes it inspires me, but usually I feel overwhelmed and discouraged. How can I keep myself inspired? A: When I started out in ...Read More »
Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, California Sebastien Large Age: 35 Weight: 165 Height: 5’11” Sample workout, arms: dumbbell hammer curls, 4 x 8-10; dumbbell curls, 4 x 8; preacher curls, 4 x 6-8; concentration curls, 4 x 6-8; rope cable ...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 checklist, from the April ’13 Better Health: 1) Lean protein. This should come from grass-eating animals ...Read More »
Photography by Ian Sitren Age: 28 Weight: 165 (contest); 175 (off-season) Height: 5’6” Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Current residence: Palm Springs, California Occupation: Personal trainer Contest highlights: ’14 NPC IRON MAN Magazine Naturally, lightweight, 1st Factoids: A member of the United ...Read More »
In Part 1 I suggested a surefire way to obtain essential fatty acids from supplements, getting the most nutritional bang for the least amount of calories. Now comes the fun aspect of fats—the ones you should eat. And make no ...Read More »
Your nervous system is probably hammered. We know, we know--you don't want to lose any muscle or strength. So here's what we suggest.Read More »
“‘If you want something you’ve never had, you’re going to have to do something that you’ve never done.’ This quote often goes through my mind as I’m pushing myself during training. Current training program: My diet and workouts are tailored ...Read More »
Nutrition for prime-time bodybuilders is a bit different from that for younger athletes. Many studies have shown that we need more protein as we get older and that the need to remain lean (no “bulking up”) becomes more important too. ...Read More »