As a bodybuilder you not only want a smaller waist and tight lower abs, you need a smaller waist and tight lower abs. In fact, whatever you can do to minimize waist size and get those lower abs shredded is ...Read More »
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Q. In reading some of your articles online, I noticed that you never seem to include behind-the-neck presses for delts or behind-the-neck pulldowns for lats. Are you against those movements? Do you feel they are bad for the shoulder joints? ...Read More »
Maybe you just moved to a new city, or are moving to one soon. Or maybe you aren’t going anywhere; you’re just not happy with the gym where you’re training right now and feel it’s time for a change. So ...Read More »
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 »
While it’s now common knowledge that yogurt is filled with healthful bacteria that aid in digestion, there are more benefits than you may know. According to Jackie Newgent, R.D., a Fitness advisory board member, “One serving is a significant source ...Read More »
Last month I described a beginning program for the light, heavy and medium system. After athletes have been doing it for six to eight weeks, they’re ready to start adding exercises. If they have applied themselves, they will have improved ...Read More »
Q: I notice that you have been adding one X-centric set to the end of each bodypart workout. Is that enough to get the trauma necessary for myofibrillar thickening? I’m older and can’t train heavy to get that muscle-size effect, ...Read More »
If you want a balanced chest—a thick slab of muscle from top to bottom—you want to develop your entire chest. That means prioritizing your upper chest. The problem is, the upper chest is notoriously hard to work and develop—middle and ...Read More »
With lifestyle as a leading modifiable factor, some people can manage type 2 diabetes with exercise and changes to their diet. Previous research suggested that herbs may provide a natural way to help lower blood glucose. Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia, ...Read More »
Is it okay to eat three large meals on your cheat day? Many bodybuilders seem to look at that one “free” eating day as the time they can go hog wild; however, that’s not what a “cheat” day is designed ...Read More »
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 »
Did you sleep soundly last night—so good that you woke up full of energy? If not, you may be damaging your health and aging faster, not to mention losing muscle. According to Dr. Jonny Bowden, coauthor of The Great Cholesterol ...Read More »
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 »