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 »
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...
Maybe you just moved to a new city, or are moving to one soon. Or maybe you aren’t going anywhere; y...
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 »
I started lifting weights at the age of 14, and entered my first bodybuilding contest at the age of 16. That first contest was 38 years ago. This past weekend I competed in the 2014 NABBA World Championship, in the ...Read More »
Q: I’ve heard and read tons about how I need to change my routine frequently in order to obtain maximal results; however, I’ve found three or four routines that work for me, and I am planning a stretch of German ...Read More »
As a kid I was very fond of tuna sandwiches. I think we all had cold tuna sandwiches as a staple in our lunchtime diets. I still love them today, but know that mayo is one of the worst things ...Read More »
Q: I’m reading your new e-book, Super-Size Crash Course. Your guinea pig Jordon Williamson’s 18-pound muscle gain is inspiring and a great story, but I’m 45 years old, while he’s in his teens. I don’t think I can train heavy ...Read More »