We can’t eat air, but the concept of breathing has become just as vital during training as are food and water. Considering that we breathe in and out about 20,000 times a day, maybe we should take a closer look. ...Read More »
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Q: I use Pre-Ex 3X supersets when I can. Removing the weak-link muscle makes so much sense as a way to target the compound exercise more and work it harder. The look of my physique has completely changed since adding ...Read More »
Oxidative damage is considered one of the hallmarks of the aging process, with a number of previous studies demonstrating that it is responsible for the structural and functional damage to mitochondria characteristic of Alzheimer’s Disease. Susan Farr, from St. Louis ...Read More »
Q: I’ve been reading a lot about natural bodybuilding and really enjoying your articles and the info that you share. When I started bodybuilding in January 2013, I had a fit background from playing basketball and running track and cross-country. ...Read More »
You may have heard about or even taken this amino acid, but do you have any idea of how important it is? L-glutamine is found in high levels throughout the body—primarily in skeletal muscle. It helps to increase muscle mass, ...Read More »
The donkey calf raise is simply one of the best exercises for developing the calves. The reason is the powerful stretch you can put on the calves at the bottom of every single rep. The question is, how do you ...Read More »
Circumen, an active compound in the spice turmeric, may help heal depression. According to the January ’14 Prevention, just 1,000 milligrams a day “proved to be just as effective at treating depression as fluoxetin, the antidepressant better known as Prozac.” ...Read More »
Photography by Ian Sitren Age: 26 Weight: 110 Height: 5’3” Hometown: San Diego, California Current residence: Chula Vista, California Occupation: Real estate agent Contest highlights: ’14 NPC IRON MAN Magazine Naturally, bikini, C-class, 1st Factoids: She graduated from the University ...Read More »
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 »
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 »