The classic era of bodybuilding and weightlifting undoubtedly occurred in the 1970s and early 1980s. Back then, gyms weren’t deemed “hardcore,” they were just gyms. Filled with iron, chalk, and sweat, these gyms weren’t fancy because they didn’t have to ...Read More »
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Characters get killed left and right on Game Of Thrones, and the show might be treating your abs the same way. The results of research published in the journal Public Library of Science claim that television is actually adding fat ...Read More »
Use the best compound exercises in one workout to build muscle and burn fat at the same time. With so many training disciplines out there, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. Olympic weightlifting has grown in popularity, and ...Read More »
Over the last few years, sports scientists have found an alarming rate of magnesium deficiency in people who engage in intense weight training. A recent study shows that low levels of this mineral might be seriously inhibiting your gains in ...Read More »
“What are the best nutritional supplements for aging men and women alike?” This is a common yet loaded question. One has to first realize that supplements are not meal replacements and that a multivitamin and a shot of Starbucks espresso ...Read More »
The abs are part of your physique that stands out as much as bulging biceps or massive shoulders, and they’re often considered to be the epitome of a person’s fitness. This is the first installment of a two-part series on ...Read More »
If you’re trying to grow a big back, the lat pull-down is probably a go-to machine for you. Make sure you’re doing it right. Sports scientists at Pennsylvania State University conducted an experiment where they attached electrodes to the trapezius, ...Read More »
The relatively young sport is only in its adolescence, but it’s experienced explosive growth. What will the division look like 10 years from now? The NPC/IFBB Men's Physique division is so new that if it were football, competitors would still ...Read More »
Everyone knows that alcohol is packed with calories. Even a couple Grey Goose and sodas with lime, which average only about 100 calories each, can derail your physique goals. That’s because the potential caloric damage you do when you have ...Read More »
Consistency and determination transformed Michelle Lewin into the first fitness supermodel. Gone are the days of the five-foot, nine-inch, stick-skinny supermodels of the 1990s. Today there is a new evolution in physical inspiration that has curves, muscle, and a passion ...Read More »
More research has been emerging on the many benefits of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), and most of the news is good. BCAAs are important amino acids and are the main drivers for promoting protein synthesis. There are several BCAAs, but ...Read More »
Visualization is a key training tool in a variety of performance-based sports, and now you can add bodybuilding to that list. A study published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research examined two groups of novice weightlifters. Both groups ...Read More »
This far into summer you’re probably dying for some kind of slushie, like a Slurpee or a frozen margarita. The problem is, one is loaded with sugar and the other is loaded with sugar and booze. The good news is ...Read More »
Cutting carbs is generally considered to be the fastest and most effective way to drop weight. It is also thought to make you weak, sluggish, and crabby. We can’t help with the mood stuff, but new information shows that slashing ...Read More »
While training methodology will always continue to evolve, two “truths” continue to remain apparent. First, properly programmed, high-frequency weight lifting will unquestionably lead to simultaneous and optimized muscle performance, hypertrophy (muscle growth) and fat loss. Of course, one’s nutritional strategies ...Read More »