Managing Your Stress & Getting Enough Sleep

/ Posted 03.07.2014

Q: About six months ago I got a promotion at work, but it has increased my stress significantly. I’m constantly … continue reading

Essential Fatty Acids: Plant vs. Animal

/ Posted 03.06.2014

A recent study suggests that the long-chain DHAs and EPAs—omega-3s—found in fish oils may increase the risk of prostate cancers. More … continue reading

How do I avoid looking “skinny fat”?

/ Posted 03.05.2014

Q: All my friends who have purportedly lost weight just appear to be “skinny fat.” What’s going on, and how … continue reading

Is Conjugated Linoleic Acid Anabolic?

/ Posted 03.04.2014

Conjugated linoleic acid is an isomer of linoleic acid, an essential omega-6 fatty acid. Structurally, CLA contains both cis and … continue reading

Mastering the Full Squat

/ Posted 03.03.2014

All strength training starts with the full squat. Not the quarter- or half-squat. Many instructors shun full squats, stating that … continue reading

Up With People

/ Posted 03.03.2014

If you listen to the negative voice in your head, you’re bound to get down. It’s self-sabotage. In fact, many of … continue reading

What is the Anabolic Peephole?

/ Posted 03.01.2014

Your postworkout meal is about recovery and storage, so you should stick with carbs and protein. Why? Protein provides the … continue reading

Food Facts

/ Posted 02.28.2014

Fruit should be on your kitchen counter, not in your fridge—at least most varieties. According to the September ’13 Bottom … continue reading

In-Set Supersets for Massive Triceps

/ Posted 02.26.2014

If you want truly massive arms, you must prioritize your triceps training. After all, the triceps comprise two-thirds of the … continue reading

Let’s Drink to That

/ Posted 02.25.2014

Drinking enough liquids maintains the body’s fluid balance, which helps transport nutrients in the body—like to your muscles. It also … continue reading

Q: How do I change my lifestyle so I can go from twig to getting big?

/ Posted 02.24.2014

Q: How do I change my lifestyle so I can go from twig to getting big? A: Make it a priority. When … continue reading

Determination Detonation

/ Posted 02.23.2014

Q: How do you win the psychological battles so you can keep going no matter how hard it gets and … continue reading

How Intermittent Fasting Works to Blast Off Blubber

Intermittent fasting is becoming increasingly popular. What is it? One version is a two-days-a-week diet. Twice a week you eat … continue reading

Can’t Weight to Train: Leo Howard Interview

/ Posted 02.21.2014

On the subject of weight, Leo carries 160 pounds of chiseled muscle on his 5’11” frame—with a set of abs … continue reading

Barbecued Meatloaf Balls

/ Posted 02.21.2014

I created this recipe for a Super Bowl party, but it will score big any time your friends get together. … continue reading

Vital Macronutrients for Building Strength and Muscle

/ Posted 02.20.2014

Ask any bodybuilder what the most important nutrient for building muscle is, and the likely reply will be, “Protein.” So … continue reading

Food Facts

/ Posted 02.19.2014

Tea has multiple health benefits, specifically the green variety, but chamomile may be best for cancer prevention. According to the … continue reading

Straight-Arm Pulldowns

/ Posted 02.18.2014

The most dedicated trainees are always looking for exercises to target muscles from different angles and to reach parts of … continue reading

Q&A: Train Like Zane, and 21s for Big Guns

/ Posted 02.17.2014

Q: Were you a fan of Frank Zane’s when you were young? A: Zane was my favorite bodybuilder when I was … continue reading

Before or After?

/ Posted 02.16.2014

What’s the most important meal of the day? If you answered, “Breakfast,” then you need to take a remedial course … continue reading

Q: What are the effects of alcohol on my bodybuilding efforts?

/ Posted 02.15.2014

Q: What are the effects of alcohol on my bodybuilding efforts?  A: It depends on how much and how often … continue reading

Hardbody Alicia Coates

/ Posted 02.14.2014

Place of residence: Phoenix Height: 5’5” Weight: 128 Occupation: IFBB pro figure athlete and personal trainer Web site: www.AliciaCoates.com Current … continue reading

Tasty Korean Tacos

/ Posted 02.14.2014

Just about everyone loves finger food, and tacos are always a favorite. These are tasty and satisfying, with a whopping … continue reading

Forearm Rockers

There’s no doubt that it’s important to have muscular forearms. When you’re dressed in a short-sleeved shirt, it’s the only … continue reading

Antagonist Supersets

/ Posted 02.12.2014

Q: I use your P/RR/S training system on a three-day split, and it’s working great. Currently, I enjoy doing chest … continue reading

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