Arm-Building Secrets of the Pros

/ Posted 05.08.2013

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

Just D Facts

According to the winter ’12-’13 edition of Life Extension, even people who are taking vitamin D supplements are deficient in … continue reading

Hardcore Workouts for Bigger Chest, Back and Arms

/ Posted 05.06.2013

Q: I’m interested in some hardcore workouts for my chest, back and arms. I’m not interested in getting any stronger, … continue reading

Food Facts

/ Posted 05.06.2013

Garlic is known for its cardiovascular benefits, but according to the December ’12 Better Nutrition, recent research out of the … continue reading

June 2013 Issue Preview

/ Posted 05.05.2013

Our June issue gets rolling with pro muscle, as in up-and-coming bodybuilder Ben White. This dude is not only built but ultrastrong—one of the most powerful pros in the sport.

Jen Fit Recipes: Baked Stuffed Peppers

/ Posted 05.05.2013

I have to admit, I got the idea for this recipe from one of my male bodybuilding friends. He posted … continue reading

Are You Hip Dominant or Quad Dominant?

/ Posted 05.04.2013

Q: What is meant by the term “quad dominant”? A: Quad dominant is a popular term used in sportsmedicine that … continue reading

EPIQ™ Supplements

/ Posted 05.04.2013

Epiq is a new, GNC-exclusive line of powerful, effective, and guaranteed-clean supplements formulated for elite athletes who demand the highest … continue reading

Getting Big With One Exercise Per Muscle Group

Q: I see workouts with only one exercise per muscle group. Can you really get big using those? A: Sure … continue reading

High Protein to Burn More Fat?

/ Posted 05.02.2013

A high protein diet is an essential part of the equation for adding muscle. The cornerstone of increased muscle hypertrophy, … continue reading

Bulking Up in Your 20’s

/ Posted 05.01.2013

Q: I’m 17 years old—almost 18. I recently started my bulk, which will last for eight months. I weigh around … continue reading

The Dark Side of Chicken

/ Posted 05.01.2013

Most bodybuilders prefer white-meat chicken for their protein source. Look at any diet, and you’ll undoubtedly see “chicken breast.” According … continue reading

If X-Rep partials are so good, why do full range reps at all?

Q: I just got your three X-Rep e-books. I finished the first one, and I must say that it’s really … continue reading

How important are the numbers of sets and reps?

/ Posted 04.29.2013

Q: I’ve been working out for one year, three or four days a week. I gained three kilograms of muscle … continue reading

Are midrange moves for the midback dangerous?

Q: In the Positions-of-Flexion exercise matrix [in 3D Muscle Building] you don’t list any midrange moves for midback. Instead you … continue reading

The History of Test and Steroids

/ Posted 04.24.2013

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

Remembering Sergio Oliva

/ Posted 04.22.2013

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] Sergio Oliva: July 4, 1941–November 12, 2012 When … continue reading

3 Steps to Ripped Mass–Sooner Rather Than Later

Q: Now that it’s spring, what are the first things you do to start ripping up quicker? I want to see my abs before the end of summer this year.

Does eating more protein result in more gains in strength or muscle size?

/ Posted 04.19.2013

 Q: Is it really necessary to increase one’s protein intake above the 0.8 grams per kilo of bodyweight recommended by … continue reading

Should I use mental imagery and visualization for bodybuilding?

/ Posted 04.17.2013

Q: What’s your opinion of mental imagery and visualization for bodybuilding? Some athletes use those methods to help with sports … continue reading

Are Smith-machine squats a midrange exercise for quads or hamstrings?

Q: In Positions-of-Flexion mass training are Smith-machine squats a midrange exercise for quads or hamstrings? I’ve seen them classified as … continue reading

Stress, Body Fat and Cortisol

/ Posted 04.15.2013

Bodybuilders tend to associate higher cortisol with muscle catabolism, or breakdown. It’s true that cortisol is the major catabolic hormone … continue reading

My Mr Universe Contest Diet

/ Posted 04.12.2013

As I reported last month, I won my third Mr. Universe title, 20 years after my second victory—at 49 years … continue reading

What are stage sets and should I use them to get more size?

Q: You’ve mentioned stage sets. What are they, and should I use them to get more size?  A: Jonathan Lawson … continue reading

There’s No Turning Back—This is Serious

/ Posted 04.10.2013

Weight training is a double-edged sword. Swish! Swoosh! I intentionally skipped a workout last week due to severe FBMS (fatigue … continue reading

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