What is the optimal rest between sets for fat loss?

/ Posted 04.03.2013

Q: Is the optimal rest between sets for fat loss always 30 seconds, as you describe in your German Body … continue reading

Is it a good idea for older lifters to do deadlifts?

/ Posted 04.02.2013

Q: I’m 48 years old. I just got into serious weight lifting about three years ago. Do you think it’s … continue reading

The Surprising Benefit of Washing Up

….Most people know that one of the best way to keep from getting colds and other viruses is to wash … continue reading

Juiced Up for Faster Recovery

/ Posted 04.01.2013

There has been a multitude of recent research concerning the health-restorative benefits of a number of power foods and fruits—including … continue reading

Is there any value in training biceps one arm at a time?

/ Posted 03.31.2013

Q: Is there any value in training biceps one arm at a time, rather than both together? A: More important … continue reading

Moderate-Weight Mass Building

/ Posted 03.29.2013

Q: I love the Super-TORQ mass method you outline in the Power-Density 2.0 e-book. I’m 55 years old, so moderate weights are great for me, but I can’t quite wrap my head around doing such high reps at every workout. I alternate with heavy workouts as you suggest in the e-book because I’ve brutalized my joints over the years (screw you, heavy benches–Lol). Is there a MODERATE-power/Super TORQ workout I could use instead?

Is it always necessary to wear a weight belt?

/ Posted 03.29.2013

Q: I have a simple question, but one that I debate with my friends quite often. Is it always necessary … continue reading

Go Green for Happiness

/ Posted 03.29.2013

Feeling a little blue at work? Go green—as in adding foliage. According to the June ’12 Health, a study in … continue reading

More Protein to Get Lean?

/ Posted 03.28.2013

If you’re trying to lose weight, you probably reduce your carbohydrates. That can help. In fact, there is evidence that … continue reading

2013 NPC Emerald Cup Poster

/ Posted 03.27.2013

May 3rd and 4th – Bellevue, Washington. [+] Click to Enlarge

Train Like You, Not Your Favorite Pro [Insider Preview]

/ Posted 03.27.2013

Summer was rapidly coming to an end, and so was my contest diet. Labor Day was just around the corner, … continue reading

Phosphatidic Acid

/ Posted 03.27.2013

As always, some of the best science in the field of sports nutrition is being published in the ISSN’s peer-reviewed … continue reading

Arnold’s Championship Training Secrets: Creating a Cavernous Chest

/ Posted 03.26.2013

By Arnold Schwarzenegger as told Gene Mozee Photography by Art Zeller I’ve never been a big believer in the “great … continue reading

The Shape of Things to Come

/ Posted 03.26.2013

Many trainees ask me how they can develop their abs and pecs to look like Jay Cutler’s or those of … continue reading

Arina Manta and Guy Grundy

/ Posted 03.26.2013

Arina Manta Height: 5’4”  Weight: 113 Training: Monday: legs, abs; Tuesday: biceps, triceps, abs; Wednesday: beach workout (Rollerblading, sand resistance … continue reading

Living Long and Living Well

/ Posted 03.25.2013

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] Recently, I read an in-depth article in the … continue reading

How to Score Six-Pack Abs, Part 2

/ Posted 03.25.2013

Last month I discussed the function of the abdominal muscles and how to make them look thicker, as well as … continue reading

Food Facts

/ Posted 03.24.2013

Ketchup has health benefits, like reducing your risk of colon cancer, according to the December ’12 Prevention. No, that’s not … continue reading

Joe Weider, Legendary Bodybuilding and Fitness Icon, Dies at 93

/ Posted 03.23.2013

November 29, 1919 – March 23, 2013 Joe Weider, the legendary fitness and publishing figure who popularized the modern conception … continue reading

Soy Warning

/ Posted 03.23.2013

According to the May/June ’12 Well Being Journal, “Researchers have reported lowered testosterone and higher estrogen levels in males who … continue reading

Which cambers on an EZ-curl bar should I use for curls?

/ Posted 03.23.2013

Q: Which cambers on an EZ-curl bar should I use for curls? A: A more important question is, Should you … continue reading

Small Bones, Big Arms: New Size on Your Bi’s and Tri’s

Q: I’ve been training like a madman for six months, but my arms haven’t budged. I’m getting stronger, and I do see my biceps vein more, but my arms are still skinny. A guy at the gym told me it’s because I have small bones. My wrists are under 7 inches around, and he said I can’t expect much size with small wrists. Is that true?

The Front Squat

/ Posted 03.22.2013

If you really want to find out how strong someone’s hips, legs and glutes are, have him or her do … continue reading

Wheat: Is Gluten Making You Gorge?

There has been a lot of negative press about wheat lately, specifically the gluten it contains. Statistics suggest that up … continue reading

15 Minute Arm Assault

/ Posted 03.20.2013

Fifteen minutes, 900 seconds, a quarter of an hour—if you’re on the clock and feeling the pressure, you can get … continue reading

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