Some bodybuilders never use protein supplements, preferring instead to get all their protein from food sources, such as meat, fish and eggs. Their view is backed by most mainstream dietitians, who note that it’s not difficult to get all the ...Read More »
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Normally, the most genetically gifted pro bodybuilders don’t have much of value in terms of muscle-building advice that we mere mortals can use. When you have only to think about lifting weights and your muscles grow larger, you probably never ...Read More »
This month’s Star Trainer should more properly be called “Star Trainee,” as it references the recent controversy over the weight-loss TV show, “The Biggest Loser,” in which 24-year-old Rachel Frederickson was thought to have lost too much weight. She dropped ...Read More »
Fats are under-appreciated, misunderstood and often considered the nutritional bad boys of the macronutrients. The reality is that fats are essential to health and vital to life itself. If used properly, they can be almost as important as protein in ...Read More »
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Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, California Tony Morris Age: 36 Weight: 196 Height: 5’10” Sample workout, chest: Incline dumbbell curls, 1 x 15 (warmup), 4 x 10-12, 8-10, 6-8, 3(3). Bodypart split: Every week is different, but the one thing ...Read More »
Spirulina is a blue green-algae that can protect the brain, reduce liver fat and even help you exercise better. Though I will admit that my impression of the typical spirulina consumer is one of a granola-eatin’ tree-hugger who’d prefer walking ...Read More »
Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, California Age: 32 Weight: 200 Height: 5’11 1/2” Sample workout, chest*: Incline presses, flat-bench dumbbell presses, incline dumbbell flyes, pec deck flyes and machine incline presses—all exercises, 5 x 25, 20, 15, 10, 5; ...Read More »
We’re back with IRON MAN’s celebrated women’s news-’n’-gossip page—Pump & Circumstance—and just in time to talk about the lineups for the ’14 Arnold Sports Festival pro shows, which were announced just before Christmas. It’ll be hot battles in all the ...Read More »
She’s not just the three-time Figure Olympia and three-time Figure International champ. Nicole Wilkins is an IFPA Certified Personal Trainer—and Trainer of the Year for 2012. She also holds a B.A. in health, wellness and injury prevention from Oakland University ...Read More »
We have all suffered from late-night snack attacks, but what are the best late-night hunger crushers for bodybuilders? According to Troy Adashun, a nutritionist and expert in fitness physiology, “There are plenty of options when you are late-night snacking. You’ll ...Read More »
When we were competing in Olympic lifting as members of the York Barbell team, Tommy Suggs and I devised a program to enhance our cardiorespiratory fitness by using weights. We were already playing racquetball, volleyball and soccer with the York ...Read More »
Q: At your training blog [at X-Rep.com] I notice that you often do Downward-Progression 4X with only three sets instead of four. It looks like you add weight so your reps are 12, 10, 8. I like the idea of ...Read More »
Anyone who’s lifted weights for any length of time knows that when you feel an intense burning sensation after a certain number of reps, the end of the set is near. Lactic acid was thought to be the cause of ...Read More »
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 »