Do This to Avoid Brain Drain

Recent research out of Brazil showed that when rats ran on a running wheel, they developed significantly more hippocampal neurons … continue reading

Coconut Craze

/ Posted 12.04.2014

There’s been a lot of hype about coconut oil in the past few years. Some like to cook with it, … continue reading

Get New Size and Strength With Wave Loading

/ Posted 12.03.2014

Q: I’ve heard the term wave loading tossed around the gym. What is it? A: With a wave-loading cycle you … continue reading

Building Your Muscles from Underneath

Sometimes to build more mass you have to go deep; that is, you have to build the muscles underneath. Here … continue reading

Retro Arnold

/ Posted 12.01.2014

First, the Arnold cover is fantastic [August ’14]! Mustache and striped trunks—a total throwback on the beach. The shots on … continue reading

When should you change your workouts?

/ Posted 12.01.2014

Here’s a question I get a lot: “When should I change up my workouts?” My answer: When they stop delivering … continue reading

Tension Time and Muscle Fibers

/ Posted 11.30.2014

Q: Do some muscles respond better to longer tension times? For example, I’ve heard that calves do best with high … continue reading

High-End Hypertrophy Progression

Q: I got The Ultimate Power-Density Mass Workout 2.0 and was motivated by [Mr. America] Doug Brignole’s interview and how … continue reading

Melissa Le Man

/ Posted 11.28.2014

Melissa Le Man Went From 9 to 5 to Full-Time Fitness Professional—That’s a Lot of Cheek!

Don’t Let Age Be Your Excuse

/ Posted 11.28.2014

When I was in my 20s in the 1990s, I vividly recall older guys telling me to enjoy being strong … continue reading

B-72 Without a Plan or Propellers

/ Posted 11.28.2014

I just returned from my first workout after a long layoff. I didn’t choose the layoff; it chose me. Those … continue reading

Remember Fanny Packs?

Back in the day a fanny pack was a waist belt with a pouch on it to hold your stuff … continue reading

Tension-Overload Training

You know those times when you walk into the gym and just aren’t feeling it? Don’t turn around and walk … continue reading

Curls for Complete Forearm Development

/ Posted 11.26.2014

Q: Are hammer curls and barbell wrist curls enough for complete forearm development, or do I need to include reverse … continue reading

Food Facts

/ Posted 11.25.2014

Squash your carb cravings, specifically those for pasta. Our daughter loves spaghetti, but she is very health conscious with her … continue reading

Food Facts

/ Posted 11.25.2014

Squash your carb cravings, specifically those for pasta. Our daughter loves spaghetti, but she is very health conscious with her … continue reading

A Month of Mayhem

/ Posted 11.25.2014

I spoke too soon last month when I noted that physique pro Sabrina Taylor might be the only athlete to … continue reading

Retiring From Competition?

/ Posted 11.24.2014

Q: I saw on social media that you’ve retired. Are you done with bodybuilding? What precipitated your decision to retire? … continue reading

Faux Fried Fish

/ Posted 11.23.2014

Summer is in full swing, and most of us want to throw caution to the wind once in a while … continue reading

Serious Size and Strength Supplements

/ Posted 11.22.2014

CARNIVOR BARS These great-tasting soft-baked protein bars taste so good, you won’t believe they’re powered by Carnivor’s premium beef protein … continue reading

Ian Lauer

/ Posted 11.22.2014

Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, California Ian Lauer Age: 35  Weight: 201 Height: 6’1” Bodypart split: I’m on a rolling … continue reading

Staying Motivated for Competition

/ Posted 11.21.2014

Q: I’ve just started to learn about natural bodybuilding, and after being a tad disappointed when coming across a lot … continue reading

Rounding Out the Glutes

/ Posted 11.20.2014

Q: I’m preparing for my first figure show, but my glutes are a little flat and not tight enough. What … continue reading

New Info on Beta-Alanine

/ Posted 11.19.2014

Several years ago a new sports supplement called beta-alanine was introduced to the commercial market. Before that it was an … continue reading

The Conventional Deadlift

/ Posted 11.19.2014

In the beginning—in the world before Universal Gyms, Nautilus and personal trainers—everyone who wanted to get stronger did deadlifts. Oddly … continue reading

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