• bodybuilder exercising

    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...

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    Finding the Right Gym

    Maybe you just moved to a new city, or are moving to one soon. Or maybe you aren’t going anywhere; y...

No Knuckle Dragging Allowed

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 ...

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Larry Scott: Game-Changer

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 ...

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Two New Ways to Grow

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 ...

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