Pilates for Weight Loss

/ Posted 03.09.2013

Q: What is your opinion about using Pilates for weight loss? I’ve read that ballet dancers have a lot of … continue reading

April 2013 Issue Preview

/ Posted 03.08.2013

Our April issue starts with an interview with Ben Booker. The man has a physique that rivets your attention, and … continue reading

TORQ Up Power-Density: A New Twist for Muscle Immensity

/ Posted 03.08.2013

Q: I’m torn between heavy training and higher reps [TORQ]. I like ending bodyparts with lighter-weight, high-rep sets for longer tension times and more pump, and now I’m hearing that ALL-high-rep workouts are best. I’m almost 30, but I want to grow as fast as possible. Should I try all-high-rep training for a while, or is that more for when I’m older and can’t train heavy anymore?

Mr. Universe Training

/ Posted 03.08.2013

It’s hard to believe that I won my first Natural Mr. Universe title 20 years ago. I still vividly remember … continue reading

Joint Pain and 4X

Q: I’m in my late 40s and having trouble letting go of training heavy. I’ve tried the 4X mass method … continue reading

QA: What type of pullover should I perform?

/ Posted 03.05.2013

Q: What type of pullover should I perform? A: A popular form of the pullover is done with a single … continue reading

Sugar Shocker

You know that processed sugar is bad for your body—but did you also know that it’s bad for your brain. … continue reading

Size Up Now

/ Posted 03.03.2013

Q: I’m in my late 30s and don’t have any real joint problems—just slight shoulder pain from too much benching. … continue reading

Eve Dawes

/ Posted 03.02.2013

Height: 5’3” Weight: 100-104 Age: 32 Started training: To balance my musculature, to help with my scoliosis, to build strength … continue reading

Fenugreek: The Insulin-GH-Tesosterone Link

/ Posted 02.28.2013

It appears that fenugreek has the ability to increase the effectiveness of insulin, growth hormone and testosterone—three of your most … continue reading

QA: Should I do pulldowns to the front or rear, and which grip is best?

/ Posted 02.27.2013

Q: Should I do pulldowns to the front or rear, and which grip is best? A: To the front. Regardless … continue reading

Research: Grow More Muscle With Simplified 2-Way Workouts

Q: You guys have opened my eyes to new ways to grow muscle. Your explanation of the myofibrils (force generation) and sarcoplasm (energy fluid) and how they both contribute to size is excellent. To build both of those fast, I want a simple, no-bells-and-whistles heavy-light program. What would you suggest?

Shut Up and Work Out

/ Posted 02.27.2013

According to Rasmussen polls of likely voters, incumbent President.… Word out of the White House today regarding the Supreme Court’s … continue reading

Arm-Building Secrets of the Pros

/ Posted 02.27.2013

Disclaimer: I intentionally misled you with the title to get your attention. There really are no “secrets” of the pros … continue reading

Get Abs Like Arnold With These 4 Exercises

/ Posted 02.25.2013

by Arnold Schwarzenegger as told to Gene Mozee This article originally appeared in the November 1993 Issue of IRON MAN … continue reading

Food Facts

/ Posted 02.24.2013

CoQ10 is an essential nutrient found in organ meats that is necessary for proper mitochondria function, according to the September … continue reading

Magnesium and Mortality

/ Posted 02.24.2013

Data from a long-term study of nearly 60,000 people suggest that increasing the amount of magnesium in the diet could … continue reading

Why We Get Fat

The obesity epidemiic is not a matter of eating too much. Gary Taubes, author of Why We Get Fat and … continue reading

Inflammatory Peanut Points

/ Posted 02.22.2013

When people ask me how I feel about peanuts, I always tell them that I prefer Garfield. Seriously, I have … continue reading

The Sugar-Cancer Connection

Lately researchers have made a lot of connections between sugar and cancer. Insulin surges and sugar consumption have been linked … continue reading

Vitamin A May Reduce Skin Cancer Risk

/ Posted 02.21.2013

Previous laboratory studies suggest that increased consumption of vitamin A and carotenoids helps protect against melanoma. Maryam Asgari and colleagues … continue reading

The History of Test and Steroids

/ Posted 02.20.2013

You don’t need to be a bodybuilder to hear about anabolic steroids. They are constantly in the news. One day … continue reading

Boron Bigness

/ Posted 02.20.2013

Compared to other nutrients, you don’t hear much about boron. If fact, if you mention it to many people, they … continue reading

The Power Clean: The Athlete’s Exercise

/ Posted 02.19.2013

The very first exercise that I teach anyone starting out on a strength program is the power clean. Once athletes … continue reading

Forearm Freakiness: Eye-Popping Muscle Hanging Out of Your Shirtsleeves

/ Posted 02.19.2013

Q: I need some forearm mass. In a short-sleeved shirt I’d rather have some beef hanging out rather than my twigs. What is a good routine to pack on some mass on my front and back forearms? And I need some veins too.

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