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    We Outlive the Discomfort

    I’m about to leave for the gym. It’s a sunny day, Sunday, one you might call perfect; low 80s, light...

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    Recovery and Overtraining

    Q: I started training for kickboxing about seven months ago and fell in love with weightlifting, pow...

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    May 2015 Table of Contents

    [SUBSCRIBE to Iron Man Insider and download your first issue now. Learn More] We flew all the way to...

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    The Need for Speed?

      The revelation that doing sets at different speeds can increase mass and strength has stirred...

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    Tram Nguyen

    I’m an international girl. I love extreme skating—half-pipes—which I’ve been doing for 15 years. I a...

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    Water Manipulation for Cuts and Striations

    I’m often asked how to manipulate water prior to a contest or photo shoot to get as ripped and hard-...

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    Greg Plitt: LEGACY LIVES ON

    No matter how bad a day you were having or how much your life sucked at the moment, if you had the p...

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    Food Facts

    Chocolate to get lean? Maybe so. Researchers at the University of Granada have shown that “higher co...

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    Christel Oerum

    Christel Oerum Age: 36 Weight: 128 Height: 5’8” Bodypart split: day 1: chest, legs; day 2: biceps, b...

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    Throwback Thursday in Bodybuilding Coaching: Part 2

    First, let me say that as a reader I hate multipart articles. Yet, as a writer I keep producing them...

Once In A Lifetime

I started working out in 1956, using the information from the pages of Iron Man as my guide. I had no long-range plan but to become stronger and have some visible muscle. I have spent some time lately trying to ...

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High-End Hypertrophy Progression

Q: I got the Power-Density Mass Workout 2.0 and was motivated by [Mr. America] Doug Brignole's interview and how he uses only one exercise for each muscle. I notice the he adds weight over five sets so his reps fall--but I'm with you and think 50 reps is a bit much--and boring. My question is, if I use your TORQ method [30-20-15] on two or three exercise per bodypart, should I add weight over those three sets?

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Joseph Lee

Age: 25 Weight: 170 (contest); 185 (off-season) Height: 5’8” Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska Current residence: Fullerton, California Occupation: Field service rep for Armstrong World Industries Contest highlights: ’13 NPC Tournament of Champions, men’s physique, A-class, 3rd; ’13 NPC West Coast Classic, ...

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