Christel Oerum Age: 36 Weight: 128 Height: 5’8” Bodypart split: day 1: chest, legs; day 2: biceps, back; day 3: triceps, shoulders Sample workout, legs: triset: Butt Blaster, abductor machine, adductor machine—3 x 12-15 each; superset: leg extensions, Romanian deadlifts— ...Read More »
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First, let me say that as a reader I hate multipart articles. Yet, as a writer I keep producing them. I do try to bring each installment to a useful closure of the facts presented. I’ll figure it out one ...Read More »
None of the advanced training techniques that I’ve shared with you in the past few columns are easy. Some are downright grueling. Last month I discussed barbell complexes, one of the most demanding workouts you can do but also one ...Read More »
If it’s one thing I crave and miss a lot when I’m eating cleanly to maintain a lean physique, it’s munching on crunchy carbs. They say that great things are created out of necessity. Well, I couldn’t agree more. That’s ...Read More »
This is, quite simply, one of the best chest exercises you’ll ever do—and I don’t say that lightly. It will force massive growth-producing tension on your pecs for the entire exercise—every rep of every set, top to bottom. Your pecs ...Read More »
Trainees often do three or four sets of an exercise. With the 4X method you take your 15-rep max but do only 10. Rest 35 seconds, and do 10 more—and so on for four sets, going to failure on the ...Read More »
You’ll be sadly mistaken if you think of Frank Zane’s new book, Let’s Grow, as yet another addition to a library of bodybuilding books. Simply put, he knocks the ball out of the park with a hit that busts the ...Read More »
Let me begin by saying that I train very hard, and pride myself on that. I am not and never have been the strongest man (relative to the elite in strength), but my intensity is always high. I am all ...Read More »
Walk into almost any gym on a Monday night, and you’ll see at least 80 percent of the guys training chest, with most of them blasting out set after set of barbell bench presses. Without a doubt most warriors of ...Read More »
Knowing how to use the heavy, light and medium system is extremely important to long-term success in strength training and bodybuilding. The concept is rather simple — a heavy session in the weight room should be followed by a lighter ...Read More »
There are so many different views on training that I am confused. Is it best just to stick with eight to 10 reps?Read More »
Previous research on the effects of testosterone therapy on cardiovascular outcomes has yielded inconsistent results. Jacques Baillargeon, from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and colleagues examined Medicare enrollment and claims data for 25,420 Medicare beneficiaries 66 years ...Read More »
Over the years I’ve had quite a number of men with many years of lifting experience come to me and tell me that they do a great volume of hard training for their arms, but they still can’t get them to grow.Read More »
This is a staple meal in our home, especially after a beastly leg or back workout. It’s healthful and full of clean carbs and protein, and it makes for a great bulking meal—especially if you up the portion of pasta, ...Read More »
Photography by Michael Neveux Special thanks to Kimberly Hill and Eileen Sandoval for the hair and makeup stylings. Swimwear by Colleen Kelly Designs (www.SexySwimwear.com) Thanks to Michael Jude Adelman for behind-the-scenes support and Savannah Rose Neveux for art direction and ...Read More »