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    June 2015 Table of Contents

    Cover model and IFBB bikini competitor Michelle Lewin has one of the sexiest bodies in fitness. Find...

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    Stop Doing Exercises That Hurt You

    You have probably heard about the “risk-to-reward ratio.” Basically, before undertaking any activity...

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    Take a (Walking) Break

    A number of published studies report that prolonged sitting—as many people do daily at their jobs—is...

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    Train With Chains

    Muscles grow and become stronger when they’re pushing against some type of resistance. That’s not gr...

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    Build Some Variety Into Your Shoulder Work

    When I first got interested in getting bigger and stronger, my influences were Steve Stanko and John...

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    Packing On Leg Size

    Q: I’ve been training for about four years, but my leg size and strength are lagging behind my upper...

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    The Rise of the Guru

    As an old-school bodybuilder I’ve seen every trend in bodybuilding, fitness, nutrition and health si...

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    The Heart of the Matter

    The questions we ask, the unknowns we face and the curiosity, wonder and inquiry that baffle our min...

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    Vacuum Leg Raises

    As a bodybuilder you not only want a smaller waist and tight lower abs, you need a smaller waist and...

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    Behind-the-Neck Danger?

    Q. In reading some of your articles online, I noticed that you never seem to include behind-the-neck...

Pec-Building Tips From Jay

Normally, the most genetically gifted pro bodybuilders don’t have much of value in terms of muscle-building advice that we mere mortals can use. When you have only to think about lifting weights and your muscles grow larger, you probably never ...

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The Biggest Winner

This month’s Star Trainer should more properly be called “Star Trainee,” as it references the recent controversy over the weight-loss TV show, “The Biggest Loser,” in which 24-year-old Rachel Frederickson was thought to have lost too much weight. She dropped ...

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Tony Morris

Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, California Tony Morris Age: 36  Weight: 196 Height: 5’10” Sample workout, chest: Incline dumbbell curls, 1 x 15 (warmup), 4 x 10-12, 8-10, 6-8, 3(3). Bodypart split: Every week is different, but the one thing ...

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Brad Brisbin

Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, California   Age: 32  Weight: 200 Height: 5’11 1/2” Sample workout, chest*: Incline presses, flat-bench dumbbell presses, incline dumbbell flyes, pec deck flyes and machine incline presses—all exercises, 5 x 25, 20, 15, 10, 5; ...

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Timed Squats

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 ...

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