March 2014 Table of Contents

/ Posted 02.07.2014

This month Heavy Duty returns. No, there’s no long-lost Mentzer brother—but Markus Reinhardt is close.

Supplements for Xtreme Workouts

/ Posted 02.06.2014

Whether you’re a bodybuilder, cross-trainer or extreme exercise enthusiast, training intensely comes at a cost. Sure, you have to turn … continue reading

Change or Remain the Same

/ Posted 02.04.2014

There are a couple of tired clichés that apply quite aptly to the goal of long-term bodybuilding gains: “If you … continue reading

Magic Beans?

/ Posted 02.04.2014

According to Dawn Jackson Blatner, a registered dietitian at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Institute in Chicago, beans are comparable to … continue reading

Why Most Diets Fail

/ Posted 02.01.2014

It’s a common observation that most diets fail, but the reason they fail isn’t about the weight loss. In fact, … continue reading

Size and Shreds Now: Jacked Fat-to-Muscle Workout

Q: I know that the short rests between sets with 4X have fire up fat burning with growth hormone. How can I use 4X in The Ultimate Fat-to-Muscle Workout?

Watermelon and Muscles

/ Posted 01.26.2014

l-citrulline, an amino acid shown in previous studies to reduce muscle soreness, is found abundantly in watermelons, as well as … continue reading

Exercise Reorganizes the Brain

/ Posted 01.23.2014

There has been a discrepancy in research related to the effect of exercise on the brain—namely, that exercise reduces anxiety … continue reading

The Full-Body Mass Blast

/ Posted 01.21.2014

Q: I’ve read some of the advice you give people, and you seem like a good guy with very respectable … continue reading

Is Anti-Aging Research One Big Lie?

The latest research on eggs—the whole egg, not just the white—shows that they do not raise cholesterol levels and can … continue reading

Too Distracted to Have a Purpose

/ Posted 01.18.2014

Going through life without a particular purpose is okay. You get by. You don’t go anywhere, but the days pass. … continue reading

Q: I’m dropping bodyweight, but my skin doesn’t seem to be tightening up.

/ Posted 01.17.2014

Q: I’m overweight, and I’ve been jogging on the treadmill, but I’m not lifting weights. I’m dropping bodyweight, but my … continue reading

The Foundation of Physical Culture

/ Posted 01.16.2014

The passing of Dan Lurie, bodybuilding pioneer and publisher of Muscle Training Illustrated, at the age of 90

Jessica James [Insider Preview]

/ Posted 01.16.2014

Compiled by Savannah Neveux • Photography by Michael Neveux Jessica James grew up in cheerleading. Her mom operated a cheer … continue reading

Are Good Mornings Bad for the Back?

/ Posted 01.15.2014

Q: What is your opinion of good mornings? I understand they’re bad for the back. A: What I find interesting … continue reading

Bishoy Hanna

/ Posted 01.14.2014

Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, CA   Age: 26  Weight: 148 Height: 5’7” Sample workout: Decline presses, 4 x 8-10; … continue reading

Q. What are the best attributes of CrossFit?

/ Posted 01.14.2014

Q. What are the best attributes of CrossFit? A: CrossFit, as many are wont to point out, is not a … continue reading

Favorite Supplements for Muscle Building

/ Posted 01.13.2014

Q: What are your favorite supplements for muscle building? I’m new to bodybuilding and want to get a head start. … continue reading

Crappy Tummy Tamer

• According to the September ’13 Reader’s Digest, sewage may soothe. Say what? “With a procedure informally known as a … continue reading

Grip, Mass and Overload

/ Posted 01.11.2014

Q: I can’t use heavy weights on my back exercises compared to what I use for pressing movements, and it … continue reading

Pros, Drugs and Juicing Your Growth Threshold

Q: You say a lot of pro bodybuilders have used versions of your 4X mass method and made great gains. … continue reading

A Brew or Two Postworkout?

/ Posted 01.08.2014

Q: Is it okay to have a beer or two after training to relax? A: Drinking alcohol after training is … continue reading

February 2014 Table of Contents

/ Posted 01.07.2014

It’s that time of year again—time for biting cold, snow and swimsuits. Say, what? The February issue is our annual swimsuit spectacular, with page after page of gorgeous babes in tiny swimwear.

Switching From Bodybuilding to Physique

/ Posted 01.07.2014

Q: How was your first physique contest? Did you do anything different to prepare compared to bodybuilding? What will you … continue reading

Q: What is the value of time under tension and tempo training?

/ Posted 01.06.2014

Q: What is the value of time under tension and tempo training? A: Time under tension refers to the amount … continue reading

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