This time abs and arms get the one-best-exercise treatment—but first let’s hit Doug up about his current diet philosophy.
[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] I have been a part of Muscle Beach … continue reading
I’ve been doing mostly compound exercises with X-centric on the first set, two standard sets, and speed on the last one. I notice you’ve been doing two X-centric sets instead of one. Is that better?
by Dan Albert Photography by Michael Neveux James Ellis’ self-described nerd-to-body of steel transformation came during his years as … continue reading
“What are you weighing these days?” “What weight are you gonna come in at?” If you’re a bodybuilder, you have … continue reading
[CLICK HERE to download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] This month we hit up James Ellis with … continue reading
8-Time Mr Olympia Lee Haney talks with Lonnie Teper at the 2010 Mr Olympia Weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada
One of the misconceptions many bodybuilders have is that the more they train, the more they will grow—that the more … continue reading
I really like X-centric sets [lifting in one second and lowering in six]. Great muscle feel and pump. I’m getting ready to use a version of the Heavy/Light program in X-traordinary Muscle-Building Workouts I just got. My question is, If I want to use an X-centric set or two for each bodypart, should they go on heavy day or light day?
With more than 1 million followers on Instagram, Paige Hathaway has etched herself into the social media landscape. It all … continue reading
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IM: We’ll start with your stats. What are your age, height and ripped bodyweight? BF: Thirty-four, 6’1”, 196 pounds. IM: What … continue reading
This month we do the Q&A thing with Brandan Fokken. What an eye-popping build! Brandan lays out motivation tips and tricks and shares the shoulder routine that built his delts into radically round orbs of sinew.
I’ve got a workout for you that’s very simple and very challenging—and it’s going to push the limits of what … continue reading
Q: I tried DP 4X on my big midrange exercise with a speed drop set after the last one. Wow, what an amazing feel and pump. I do behind-the-neck presses for delts. Can I use it on those too if I’m careful?
Q: I’m 19 years old and just starting out as a bodybuilder. What’s the best advice you can give me? … continue reading
While you still see many articles about how to boost anabolic hormones, such as testosterone and growth hormone, during exercise, … continue reading
Q: What’s your opinion on people who scream loudly during the last few reps of a set? I ask because … continue reading
The average readers of bodybuilding magazines are not pros, yet the routines presented to them, which they, theoretically, are supposed … continue reading
Back in my younger days I was a Mike Mentzer fan, reading, absorbing and applying everything he wrote about his … continue reading
What is an advanced training technique for destroying plateaus? Answer: Constant-tension timed sets! Stop counting reps. I repeat, stop counting … continue reading
Q: What do you think about supersetting opposing muscles? I read that Arnold liked supersetting chest and back, but is … continue reading
Australian writer and composer Tim Minchin delivered a graduation address at The University of Western Australia last year that became … continue reading
Q: I’m in my early 40s and have limited time to train—three days a week max. I can get to … continue reading