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Incline Facing-Away Pushdowns

/ Posted 08.11.2014

The standard pushdown is a very good exercise for the triceps, but if you want to develop truly mind-blowing triceps … continue reading

Advantages of the Dumbbell Bench Press

/ Posted 08.06.2014

Q: I can barbell bench-press 260 pounds for six reps. What should I be able to handle for the same … continue reading

Calf Quest

/ Posted 08.04.2014

Q: I’m confused. How many muscles are in the calves? Can you explain the different calf muscles and the best … continue reading

Rounder-Delt Pounder

In the January ’14 issue I sang the praises of one-arm cable laterals as being one of the best exercise … continue reading

The Key Mistake That Slows Gains

/ Posted 08.01.2014

Q: What do you think is the most important aspect of a workout to keep in mind? What do most … continue reading

Do No Harm

/ Posted 07.31.2014

The phrase, “First, do no harm,” is attributed to the Hippocratic oath that is historically taken by physicians. It should be the mantra of any bodybuilder who sees bodybuilding as the lifestyle that it was meant to be. Lifestyle means a way of living.

One Intra-Set Change to Jack Up Muscle Gains

Q: I love 4X because it’s 10 reps per set. I get the “hypertrophic tension time” of more than 40 seconds on every set. My workout partner likes DP 4X better, adding weight each set as the reps decrease (12-10-8-6).

How much protein should CrossFitters eat per day?

/ Posted 07.31.2014

Q: How much protein should CrossFitters eat per day? A: Most estimates put the average minimum daily protein requirement at … continue reading

Keys to Getting Big

/ Posted 07.30.2014

Q: I love training heavy. That’s the best way to get big, right? A: The types of muscle fibers that … continue reading

Arnold’s Championship Training Secrets: Sky-High Bi’s

/ Posted 07.29.2014

This special feature honors Arnold’s 67th birthday on July 30—and what better way to party than to train biceps with … continue reading

Muscle-Building Science

/ Posted 07.29.2014

Someone once wrote that “bodybuilding isn’t rocket science,” which implies that bodybuilding training is simplistic and requires no thinking or … continue reading

Hardbody Amber Dawn Orton

/ Posted 07.28.2014

After having been a tomboy most of her life, Amber Orton fell in love with physique competition in 2009—and she … continue reading

Fast Reps, Faster Mass Gains?

Q: In The Ultimate Super Size Crash Course you talk about how doing a speed [or X-celeration] set immediately after … continue reading

A Guide to Building a Rock-Solid Physique and a Life

/ Posted 07.28.2014

You may recognize this guy. He stumbles out of bed feeling as though he hasn’t slept. That’s because he really … continue reading

Does it matter which you muscle group train first?

/ Posted 07.26.2014

Most of us train more than one muscle group in a workout, unless we train seven days a week and … continue reading

Why should I include fat in my diet?

/ Posted 07.25.2014

Q: Why should I include fat in my diet? A: You must include fat in your diet unless you wish … continue reading

It’s Never Too Late to Start Training

/ Posted 07.25.2014

Numerous have reported that regular physical activity is associated with improved overall health, and midlife exercise is a key anti-aging … continue reading

Rip Up and Grow With the Flow: Hormone-Zone Muscle Training

/ Posted 07.24.2014

In Xtreme Lean you have the “High-Definition Workout” (pages 76-78), and you say to use it five days a week. I don’t think I’ve seen you recommend that many workouts in a row. What’s the reason [for five consecutive days of training]?

Getting Your Offspring to Hit the Gym

/ Posted 07.24.2014

How do I get my kids to work out? That’s a question I get fairly often from fellow parents. The … continue reading

5 Reasons Not To Eat Soy

/ Posted 07.23.2014

Bottom line: Soy is for dorks, particularly misinformed dorks. Here are five reasons not to eat soy: Reason 1: Soy … continue reading

What’s the best time of day to train for maximum strength gains?

/ Posted 07.22.2014

Q. What’s the best time of day to train for maximum  strength gains? A: It’s not clear that there is … continue reading

Live Longer, Stronger, Leaner

/ Posted 07.22.2014

The latest research has been all over TV, talk radio and the Internet—so we won’t keep you in suspense. It … continue reading

Caffeinated Gum for Workouts

/ Posted 07.21.2014

Who doesn’t like chewing gum? Exactly. Most everyone loves the rubbery stuff. It’s great while you work; it’s great when … continue reading

Counting Sets and Reps and Other Blessings

/ Posted 07.20.2014

You know you’re in the somber winter stretch when it’s dark at 5:15 and you’re digging around your wardrobe for … continue reading

Why do I see so many guys in the gym walking around with a gallon jug of water?

/ Posted 07.19.2014

Q: Why do I see so many guys in the gym walking around with a gallon jug of water?  A: … continue reading

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