Happy New Year—a perennial cliché! Can anything or anybody make you happy? To paraphrase a well-known line from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, “Happiness is not in our stars but in ourselves.” Happiness is like getting stronger—you can only earn it by ...Read More »
The revelation that doing sets at different speeds can increase mass and strength has stirred up con...
I’m an international girl. I love extreme skating—half-pipes—which I’ve been doing for 15 years. I a...
I’m often asked how to manipulate water prior to a contest or photo shoot to get as ripped and hard-...
No matter how bad a day you were having or how much your life sucked at the moment, if you had the p...
Chocolate to get lean? Maybe so. Researchers at the University of Granada have shown that “higher co...
Christel Oerum Age: 36 Weight: 128 Height: 5’8” Bodypart split: day 1: chest, legs; day 2: biceps, b...
First, let me say that as a reader I hate multipart articles. Yet, as a writer I keep producing them...
None of the advanced training techniques that I’ve shared with you in the past few columns are easy....
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This is, quite simply, one of the best chest exercises you’ll ever do—and I don’t say that lightly. ...
Q: I’ve seen you refer to Stage Sets. What are they? A: In most of our mass-training e-books we say that the semi-elongated, or semi-stretch, position on an exercise’s stroke is most important. Why? Here’s a quote from strength and ...Read More »
Team MHP strongman Hafthor Júlíus Björnsson (aka The Mountain from HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) broke a 1,000 year old weightlifting record on January 31, 2015! Hafthor crushed the record while competing in the MHP/SCL World’s Strongest Viking competition – which ...Read More »
Memphis, TN is the least healthy city in the country. We have the entire list. Los Angeles has just been ranked the #9 least healthy city in America, according to the BetterDoctor.com Healthy Cities Index. To create this ranking, BetterDoctor.com ...Read More »
This month’s impressive body transformer is South Africa’s Ryno Cordier. His before and after photos were taken two years apart. During that time he dropped 26 pounds, took his bodyfat down 18 percentage points and packed on plenty of solid ...Read More »
I became the publisher of Iron Man Magazine with the January 1987 issue with Lee Haney on the cover. At that point I had been a reader of Iron Man for 30 years and a friend of Peary & Mabel ...Read More »
For Immediate Release (Oakville, ON) – What do the world’s #1-ranked MMA fighter and his pro football player brothers have in common? Elite-level physical conditioning and MuscleTech® supplements to fuel their best performance. On the eve of Sunday’s championship football ...Read More »
Years ago I first wrote that contest peaking is about management, not magic. I’d like to wrap up this series with a discussion of strategy. Professional team coaches, entrepreneurs and even military leaders understand that success is more likely if ...Read More »
All fields are subject to fads and promotion. Weight training and fitness are no exceptions. The use of balance boards on common weight-training exercises has been around for about 18 years. It grew out of the concept of using a ...Read More »
Q: I know you’re sponsored by a supplement company and get all the supplements you want, but what products do you think are essential for a bodybuilder on a limited budget? A: For starters, I don’t get everything I want, ...Read More »
Q: My boyfriend wants me to start bodybuilding, but I don’t want to develop big muscles. How can I get fit, lean and athletic but without becoming masculine? A: Many women are unwilling to get into bodybuilding because they fear that they will ...Read More »
This month’s column is all about introducing you to another of my favorite advanced-training techniques—another one that you may not have heard of or know much about. While the techniques I’ve discussed here vary greatly in their objectives, they all ...Read More »
And now, without beating around the bush, hedge or prairie grass, allow me to come straight to the point without deviation or deceit and inquire as to how we iron-hearted muscular marvels manage the eventual and distinctive processes of growing ...Read More »
[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] January first, the birth of a new year. Time to reflect on the old and plan for the new! Historically, January is the beginning of the frenzy to ...Read More »
January first, the birth of a new year. Time to reflect on the old and plan for the new! Historically, January is the beginning of the frenzy to undo all of what we did to ourselves, especially during that six-week ...Read More »