How to Grow Muscle and Keep Your Fat Level Down

/ Posted 07.18.2013

Q: Congratulations on once again winning the Natural Mr. Universe. In the past I have tried bulking up and cutting … continue reading

How to Cope With Low Energy

/ Posted 07.18.2013

Q: Do you ever go to the gym intending to have a killer workout, but for some reason your body … continue reading

Q: Can I use a lat-contracted move as my first exercise in a modified preexhaustion routine for lats?

Q: In one of the new chapters in 4X Mass Workout 2.0 you say that the V-handle cable row is … continue reading

Diet Reduces Inflammation

/ Posted 07.16.2013

Inflammation is a primary trigger for a number of chronic diseases in the aging population ranging from cardiovascular disease to … continue reading

No Need to Lift Heavy for More Muscle and Youthfulness

Heavy weights are not necessary or even desirable when it comes to getting all the benefits of resistance workouts—and that … continue reading

Q&A: Barbells vs. Dumbbells

/ Posted 07.15.2013

Q: For exercises that can be performed with dumbbells or a barbell, which is the best choice? A: That largely … continue reading

Elbow Pain and the Will to Gain

/ Posted 07.14.2013

Q: I’m having a continuing problem with elbow pain. I’m wondering if you’ve experienced this and, if so, what you … continue reading

It’s a Funny Thing

/ Posted 07.13.2013

The Watsonville, California, Gold’s Gym, my current training digs, is a comfortably bleak concrete chamber with enough irresistible tonnage to … continue reading

August 2013 Issue Preview

/ Posted 07.12.2013

Our August issue begins with an in-depth interview with Matus Valent, a European fitness athlete who has that special beach-body look—and abs for days.


Meditate for Lasting Brain Change

/ Posted 07.12.2013

A number of previous studies have suggested that meditation training improves practitioners’ emotional regulation. While neuroimaging studies have found that … continue reading

Nilsson Curls

/ Posted 07.12.2013

It’s common bodybuilding knowledge that compound exercises are better for building mass than isolation exercises; yet the staple exercises of … continue reading

The Bottom Line on Glute Training

/ Posted 07.11.2013

The concept of “core training” has become so diluted that it’s difficult to define it today. Many personal trainers, trainees, … continue reading

Q: How much water should I drink when I’m in or out of the gym?

/ Posted 07.10.2013

Q: How much water should I drink when I work out, and how much should I drink when I’m out … continue reading

The Real Fountain of Youth

/ Posted 07.09.2013

My 40th birthday, which took place a few years ago, was a pretty significant turning point for me, as it … continue reading

Should You Do Bent-Over Laterals?

/ Posted 07.09.2013

If you’re a beginner or even an intermediate bodybuilder, you don’t need to do bent-over laterals. If you include some … continue reading

How to Get Your Body Back

/ Posted 07.08.2013

Q: I’m writing you because I need a serious kick in the butt! I’m fairly close to your age, and … continue reading

Getting Straight to the Point

/ Posted 07.07.2013

My latest killer workout, the one-day-at-a-time routine, has multiple benefits and, curiously, blends well with my all-time favorite, the whatever-you-can-do-today-that-doesn’t-kill-ya … continue reading

First Tri-Flavor Bar

/ Posted 07.06.2013

Nutrition bar company Forward Foods, LLC, the maker of the award-winning Detour bar, has added the Detour Lower Sugar Neapolitan … continue reading

Grow More Muscle With Heavy/Light

Q: You’ve really opened my eyes to new ways to grow muscle. Your explanation of the myofibrils (force generation) and … continue reading

$100,000 for Giving Up Your Bad Habits

/ Posted 07.05.2013

If you want to get into the best shape of your life in 2013, I want to tell you about … continue reading

Effect of Tea On Testosterone

/ Posted 07.04.2013

Green tea extracts are known to provide a host of health benefits, including protection against cardiovascular disease, by helping to … continue reading

Fat-Loss Solutions

/ Posted 07.03.2013

by Eric Serrano, M.D., and Scott H. Mendelson Photography by Michael Neveux   During the peak of summer new clients from … continue reading

Strongman Championship League China

/ Posted 07.03.2013

Biggest Strength Show in History by EVAN BALTER China will be the next stop for the MHP Strongman Champions League … continue reading

Q: What’s your stance on sit-ups?

/ Posted 07.03.2013

Q: Situps are my guilty pleasure—I like to finish off every workout with about 50 reps. I find situps easy, … continue reading

Soda Shocker

/ Posted 07.03.2013

Yikes! According to the January ’13 Bottom Line Health, drinking diet soda is linked to leukemia. “When 22 years of … continue reading

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