Q&A: Are Side Bends Worthless?

/ Posted 12.26.2013

Q: Do you recommend side bends? I can’t recall seeing a photo of a professional bodybuilder performing them. A: Just because you … continue reading

Shocking Supersets

/ Posted 12.25.2013

Q: I’m a big fan and follow your articles closely. I’m also a huge advocate of P/RR/S and FD/FS training, … continue reading

The Solution to Boredom

/ Posted 12.24.2013

When you’re bored or forced to do “mindless” activities, you often look for more interesting stuff to do, but maybe … continue reading

Back Pain And Leg-Mass Gains

/ Posted 12.24.2013

Q: I have good form on the squat, but I often strain my lower back on it.  As a result … continue reading

Maintaining Balanced Strength: The Adductors

/ Posted 12.23.2013

The very first exercise I teach all my strength athletes is the full squat. That one movement strengthens all the … continue reading

Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors, Volume 2

/ Posted 12.21.2013

In a video made a few years ago with Dave Draper, Bill Pearl says that most people today believe that … continue reading

You May Be Undertraining

/ Posted 12.20.2013

Q: You warn of “undertraining syndrome”? What’s that all about?  A: I believe that most people are lacking progress due … continue reading

What Is the Best Diet for Overall Health and Well-Being?

In his new book, Take Charge, Clarence Bass includes a section on eating plans and how 25 of the most … continue reading

Hunter Labrada

/ Posted 12.17.2013

In the case of Hunter Labrada, it doesn’t take a Ph.D. in nutrition to know that the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Considering the accomplishments of his pop, Hall of Fame bodybuilder Lee Labrada, that’s one mighty large apple.

Food Facts

/ Posted 12.17.2013

Grapefruit may be a good addition to your protein drinks, according to the August ’13 Reader’s Digest. “Mixing this refreshing … continue reading

Exercise, Protein and Older Trainees

/ Posted 12.17.2013

I was a fan of the late, great Jack LaLanne. Sure, he sold his PowerJuicer, but he was also the … continue reading

Cut to Compete

/ Posted 12.16.2013

Q: I’m trying to get shredded like you and compete in an NPC masters 50-and-over-bodybuilding contest. My trainer suggested that … continue reading

Joe Weider’s Mr. Olympia

/ Posted 12.15.2013

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] After Larry Scott’s meteoric rise to the top, … continue reading

Cavities Are Contagious

• According to the May ’13 Bottom Line Health, “Bacteria in the mouth can cause cavities, [so] cavities and gum … continue reading

Take Charge

Clarence “Ripped” Bass’ new book, Take Charge—Fitness at the Edge of Science, is mostly a collection and analysis of recent … continue reading

Pine Bark Extract

/ Posted 12.14.2013

Study results have shown that taking a daily dose of the pine bark extract pycnogenol may help to treat or … continue reading

One-Day Quick Blast

Q: I see at your X-Training Blog [at X-Rep.com] that you will go off your program for one day, not … continue reading

Knee Pain and Squats

/ Posted 12.12.2013

“Squats are bad for you.” We have all heard that declaration, but is it true? There are so many variables … continue reading

Part-time Vegan: Odd Diet for Dropping Bodyfat

The headline in the ’13 Prevention was catchy: “Eat Like This, Never Diet Again.” Hmm. An all-vegetable meal plan? Not … continue reading

January 2014 Table of Contents

/ Posted 12.10.2013

Our January issue features a bodybuilder from Spain whose Reeves-esque physique is absolutely jaw-dropping. Sergi Constance has broad shoulders, a small waist and a dark, handsome look that is Herculean, to say the least.

Strawberry Bread Pudding

/ Posted 12.10.2013

One of my all-time-favorite desserts is bread pudding. I remember the first time I tried it. I was working in … continue reading

Open Sesame

According to the March ’13 Reader’s Digest, a recent study found that “when people with high levels of LDL cholesterol … continue reading

One-Arm Chin-Dips

/ Posted 12.09.2013

Ever thought you could work your back, chest, biceps, triceps, shoulders and core—pretty much everything in your entire upper body—all … continue reading

Testosterone Raises Insulin Sensitivity

/ Posted 12.08.2013

Giving testosterone to men with type 2 diabetes who are deficient in the hormone improved their insulin sensitivity, report researchers … continue reading

G FUEL: No Bull—Just Energy

/ Posted 12.07.2013

G FUEL is an all-natural energy drink that’s sugar free, packed with vitamins and backed by research. Its blend of … continue reading

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