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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

What I Would Tell the Younger Me

/ Posted 04.10.2013

Hindsight is 20/20, and for now time travel is merely a fantasy. If I could go back in time to … continue reading

Should I use dumbbells or barbells for my bench presses?

Q: I can never decide whether to use dumbbells or a barbell for my bench presses. My training partner argues … continue reading

The Zinc Link

/ Posted 04.08.2013

A number of studies have established that zinc is essential to protect against oxidative stress and help repair DNA damage. In … continue reading

Your Road Map to Success

/ Posted 04.07.2013

The world just seems to work for those who know what their goals in life are. A goal is a … continue reading

Joe Weider Memorial Live on Bodybuilding.com April 14

/ Posted 04.05.2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Charlotte Parker CParkerPR@aol.com 818-990-2252      Joe Weider Memorial to be Broadcast Live Exclusively on … continue reading

May 2013 Issue Preview

/ Posted 04.05.2013

Roger Lockridge outlines how you can add 30 pounds or more to your squat in only 30 days—and pack on new mass in the process. Plus Brian Casad, the ’13 BodySpace Spokesmodel Search winner—victory workout included.

3 Doctors’ Tricks for Shrinking Fat Stores

You may be familiar with the syndicated TV show “The Doctors.” No, it’s not a soap opera; it’s a group … continue reading

The Renegade Row

/ Posted 04.04.2013

Fads affect most fields, and exercise is certainly no exception. Late-night television is filled with ads for new training gimmicks … continue reading

Brian Casad – Fired Up for Greatness

/ Posted 04.03.2013

Brian Casad Turns Fat-Boy Comments Into Fuel for Victory Some people fall victim to life challenges, while others take a … continue reading

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?

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