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Achieving Muscle-Building Gains and Goals

/ Posted 07.08.2014

Q: How do you set your muscle-building goals?  A: When you’re setting goals, only two time frames matter: 10 years … continue reading

August 2014 Table of Contents

/ Posted 07.08.2014

This month we celebrate Arnold’s b-day with his classic arm-mass workout—specifically, how he built his sky-high bi’s.

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Q&A: Envious Stares and Roman Chairs

/ Posted 07.07.2014

Q: I stare at the physique of Phil Heath. I’m awestruck. It’s as if he’s not human. Sometimes it inspires … continue reading

Sebastien Large

/ Posted 07.07.2014

Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, California Sebastien Large Age: 35  Weight: 165 Height: 5’11” Sample workout, arms: dumbbell hammer curls, … continue reading

Travis Ely

/ Posted 07.06.2014

Photography by Ian Sitren Age: 28 Weight: 165 (contest); 175 (off-season) Height: 5’6” Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Current residence: Palm Springs, … continue reading

Street-Smart Fat Intake

/ Posted 07.05.2014

In Part 1 I suggested a surefire way to obtain essential fatty acids from supplements, getting the most nutritional bang … continue reading

Workouts Too Draining? Reduce Training, Start Gaining–BIG

Your nervous system is probably hammered. We know, we know–you don’t want to lose any muscle or strength. So here’s what we suggest.

Hardbody: Amy Suzanne Updike

/ Posted 07.04.2014

“‘If you want something you’ve never had, you’re going to have to do something that you’ve never done.’ This quote … continue reading

The Amazing Alt(ernate) Burger

/ Posted 07.04.2014

Nutrition for prime-time bodybuilders is a bit different from that for younger athletes. Many studies have shown that we need … continue reading

Science of Eccentric Training

/ Posted 07.04.2014

Q: I hear good and not so good things about negative training. I get very sore when I do it, … continue reading

Switching Things Up With PRRS and FD/FS

/ Posted 07.03.2014

Q: I’m an avid user of P/RR/S and FD/FS and have been cycling back and forth on those two programs … continue reading

Whey: Can It Prevent Obesity and Diabetes?

/ Posted 07.03.2014

Some bodybuilders never use protein supplements, preferring instead to get all their protein from food sources, such as meat, fish … continue reading

Pec-Building Tips From Jay

/ Posted 07.02.2014

Normally, the most genetically gifted pro bodybuilders don’t have much of value in terms of muscle-building advice that we mere … continue reading

The Biggest Winner

/ Posted 07.01.2014

This month’s Star Trainer should more properly be called “Star Trainee,” as it references the recent controversy over the weight-loss … continue reading

Street Smart Fat Intake

/ Posted 06.30.2014

Fats are under-appreciated, misunderstood and often considered the nutritional bad boys of the macronutrients. The reality is that fats are … continue reading

Fitness Icon: Clark Bartram

/ Posted 06.29.2014

Every now and then someone comes into your life whose influence is so profound, he or she helps define who you are.

Tony Morris

/ Posted 06.29.2014

Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, California Tony Morris Age: 36  Weight: 196 Height: 5’10” Sample workout, chest: Incline dumbbell curls, … continue reading

Spirulina: Even Good for Bodybuilders

/ Posted 06.28.2014

Spirulina is a blue green-algae that can protect the brain, reduce liver fat and even help you exercise better. Though … continue reading

Brad Brisbin

/ Posted 06.28.2014

Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, California   Age: 32  Weight: 200 Height: 5’11 1/2” Sample workout, chest*: Incline presses, flat-bench … continue reading

Hot Babes and Good Timing

/ Posted 06.27.2014

We’re back with IRON MAN’s celebrated women’s news-’n’-gossip page—Pump & Circumstance—and just in time to talk about the lineups for … continue reading

IFPA Trainer Nicole Wilkins

/ Posted 06.26.2014

She’s not just the three-time Figure Olympia and three-time Figure International champ. Nicole Wilkins is an IFPA Certified Personal Trainer—and … continue reading

Late-Night Munchies

/ Posted 06.25.2014

We have all suffered from late-night snack attacks, but what are the best late-night hunger crushers for bodybuilders? According to … continue reading

Timed Squats

/ Posted 06.25.2014

When we were competing in Olympic lifting as members of the York Barbell team, Tommy Suggs and I devised a … continue reading

Do Three Quick Sets for Major Muscle Mass

Q: At your training blog [at X-Rep.com] I notice that you often do Downward-Progression 4X with only three sets instead … continue reading

Douse the Fire to Spark More Muscle

/ Posted 06.23.2014

Anyone who’s lifted weights for any length of time knows that when you feel an intense burning sensation after a … continue reading

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