Q: What is preexhaustion and postexhaustion? Are they good for muscle growth? A: For preexhaustion you fatigue a muscle with a single-joint exercise and then further exhaust it with a multijoint exercise for the same muscle that brings in other ...Read More »
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Q: I just read an article on a “natural” Web site that claimed that there’s no way you’re drug-free. The writer based his argument on a comparison between your contest height and weight and Frank Zane’s height and weight when ...Read More »
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I’m about to leave for the gym. It’s a sunny day, Sunday, one you might call perfect; low 80s, light breeze and no humidity. There are things I could do other than work out with the weights within the gym ...Read More »
Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the health benefits of herbs. Garlic, known for its aroma and flavor power, also has extremely beneficial medicinal properties. Garlic’s therapeutic effect comes from its sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin, which ...Read More »
Q: How important is sleep when I’m training hard? How many hours do I need if I want to get the most out of my workouts? A: The best training plans will not work if you neglect sleep and nutrition. ...Read More »
Q: I started training for kickboxing about seven months ago and fell in love with weightlifting, powerlifting and bodybuilding. I have decided to continue with natural bodybuilding. I’m in a clean bulking cycle at the moment, and I will start ...Read More »
[SUBSCRIBE to Iron Man] We flew all the way to Florida to meet fitness entrepreneurs PJ Braun and his wife Celeste, better known as former WWE Diva Kaitlyn. Find out how they manage their training and their supplement empire. The ...Read More »
The revelation that doing sets at different speeds can increase mass and strength has stirred up controversy. Many say faster reps are too dangerous. Others contend that if properly performed, faster reps can activate different growth fibers—the type 2Bs ...Read More »