Exercise has the potential to protect against heart disease in a variety of ways. Christian K. Roberts, from the University of California, Los Angeles, and colleagues assessed the molecular behavior of high-density lipoprotein, a.k.a. the “good cholesterol,” in young men ...Read More »
A number of published studies report that prolonged sitting—as many people do daily at their jobs—is...
Muscles grow and become stronger when they’re pushing against some type of resistance. That’s not gr...
When I first got interested in getting bigger and stronger, my influences were Steve Stanko and John...
Q: I’ve been training for about four years, but my leg size and strength are lagging behind my upper...
As an old-school bodybuilder I’ve seen every trend in bodybuilding, fitness, nutrition and health si...
The questions we ask, the unknowns we face and the curiosity, wonder and inquiry that baffle our min...
As a bodybuilder you not only want a smaller waist and tight lower abs, you need a smaller waist and...
Q. In reading some of your articles online, I noticed that you never seem to include behind-the-neck...
Maybe you just moved to a new city, or are moving to one soon. Or maybe you aren’t going anywhere; y...
Q: What is preexhaustion and postexhaustion? Are they good for muscle growth? A: For preexhaustion y...
Q: During the last four weeks before my last bodybuilding show, my trainer had me lift lighter weights for higher reps to get more cuts. Instead, I lost a lot of size and looked small onstage. What did I do ...Read More »
First, let me say what an honor and thrill it is for me to be writing for IRON MAN. I can vividly remember as a teenager, riding my bike more than four miles each month to get my hands on ...Read More »
Polyphenols are a type of antioxidant that is found abundantly in blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Cristina Andres-Lacueva, from the University of Barcelona, and colleagues analyzed data from 807 men and women, ages 65 and older, who were enrolled in the ...Read More »
Things obviously change as we get older because our bodies change. Specifically, our hormone levels naturally decline. One very important example is growth hormone, which, among various functions, controls the breakdown of bodyfat for energy. In other words, the more ...Read More »
Q: I’m looking at your photos from the IFBB Titans Grand Prix and Kentucky Muscle pro men’s physique competitions. How the hell do you stay so full while dieting down that lean? When I’m in a calorie deficit, I get ...Read More »
Q: What is the best food or supplement to have postworkout? I always drink a protein shake after training, but I’m not certain if that’s the best thing. A: Postworkout nutrition is probably the most important anabolic time for your ...Read More »
Summer is here - get fit and firm with NeriumFirm! Say good bye to stubborn flab, dimpling and stretch marks!Read More »
Heaven knows we have all seen them—the ones who simply cannot pass a mirror—or, for that matter, a storefront plate-glass window—without admiring their own reflection, often accompanied by a perfection-enhancing brush of the hair with the hand. And they like ...Read More »
Lots of people do it—and believe it. They suck down multiple diet sodas every day, thinking they are not getting extra calories and therefore not getting fat, and that they’re eating more healthfully. Think again. While you may be avoiding ...Read More »
Q: I see people in the gym using different techniques on lateral raises. Some keep their arms straight and lower to their sides, while others bend the elbows at 90 degrees and lower the arms in front of their body. ...Read More »
Q: I recently saw an episode of the Web series “NYBB Blue.” It’s a great series, but the whole episode was about you backing out of a powerlifting challenge. What’s up with that? Are you done with powerlifting? A: Dude, ...Read More »
For the uninitiated, the “in-for-out, out-for-in” rule for biceps is that an inward grip for biceps exercises, like close-grip curls or concentration curls, emphasizes the outer head--which is the "peak" head…Read More »
Q: What is the optimum number of sets for each bodypart? I’ve been doing 16 sets for chest and back and want to increase it to 20. For arms I’ve been doing 10 sets and want to increase it to ...Read More »
Q: What do you think is the fastest way to build muscle without gaining excess fat? A: Two words: cyclical bulking, my number-one nutrition strategy for bulking without getting fat! Some time back I did a great deal of research ...Read More »