As regular IRON MAN readers know, the so-called stretch position is one of the most critically important in any muscle’s range of motion. Therefore, it’s also critically important that you do everything you can in terms of position to maximize ...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: I really enjoyed the chapter on [Mr. Olympia] Ronnie Coleman’s training in your e-book Beyond X-rep Muscle Building. From all I’ve heard, I thought he used mostly powerlifting, heavy weights and low reps. Has he ever commented on what ...Read More »
Q: My training partner says that the parallel-bar dip has done far more for building his terrific pecs than the bench press. I tried dips, but all I get is irritated shoulders. What am I doing wrong? A: It may be ...Read More »
Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, California by Jerry Fredrick Age: 37 Weight: 135 Height: 5’4” Sample workout: I’m a fan of using a lot of drop sets, supersets and giant sets. For example, I will do alternating biceps curls while seated. I ...Read More »
One of my favorite entrees at the Cheesecake Factory is the Factory Chopped Salad. It comes in two versions—regular and SkinnyLicious®. I have created my own, more healthful take on this favorite salad and wanted to share it. It’s a ...Read More »
Sometimes it takes your favorite machine to be broken to discover an exercise that can trigger new growth. In my case it was the standing calf machine. At first I tried to mimic the exercise on the Smith machine. Using ...Read More »
I was first introduced to Terry Robinson by Bill Pearl and Leo Stern in the late 1960’s and I was immediately impressed by his appearance and friendly demeanor. His enthusiasm and zest for life was infectious and his jovial personality ...Read More »
Q: I’ve read that you are a proponent of “timing” the macronutrients to help bring about a certain physiological effect within the body, depending on when you work out and what the specific goal is at the time. Very simply, ...Read More »
Although low-carbohydrate dieting is one of the most popular approaches today, it’s nothing new to bodybuilders, who have used it since the early ’60s. Vince Gironda, perhaps the premier trainer of that era and owner of the fabled Vince’s Gym ...Read More »
I’ve often talked about the importance of maintaining a balance of strength among the various muscle groups. That means paying attention to how all the muscles in your body are responding to the exercises in your program. This article deals ...Read More »
Cleveland Clinic Dedication of the Betty and Joe Weider Gymnasium – March 4 2014 Photo gallery documenting the dedication ceremony. Attended by Betty Weider and the renowned staff at the Cleveland Clinic. http://www.joeweider.com/photos/2014-cleveland-clinic-dedication-of-the-betty-and-joe-weider-gymnasium-march-4-2014/Read More »
In my past two columns I have been talking about some common myths that are passed along in bodybuilding. Let’s dispel a few more. Myth 5: If you’re not getting stronger, you’re not getting bigger. Not true. Twenty years ago ...Read More »
The nutritional values of the egg and its yolk have been debated by nutritionists for years. Originally, the egg got a bad reputation with regard to cardiovascular health, as one large egg contains approximately 187 milligrams of cholesterol; however, most ...Read More »
According to the December ’13 Reader’s Digest, “Longing for the past can help you fight loneliness and anxiety by bringing you closer to your loved one.” That’s a reason to make more memories as often as you can. Take family ...Read More »
Bodyfat gained due to overeating is a primary cause of diabetes, according the November ’13 Prevention. Says Osama Hamdy, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of the obesity clinical program and director of the inpatient diabetes program at Joslin Kiabetes Center in ...Read More »