Alicia Marie is one gal who goes for the gusto—and takes it wherever it leads. The tall, exotic-looking fitness supermodel and multimedia celebrity has a résumé almost as long as her legs but says that her introduction to training was ...Read More »
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Sometimes it seems as if the bodybuilding season never sleeps. Oh, sure, there are a few weeks from mid-December into the new year when there are no shows, but the rest of the time it’s tough to find a weekend ...Read More »
You may see it in the grocery store, hidden on a bottom shelf somewhere near the salad dressings—apple cider vinegar. Its main ingredient is acetic acid, which was looked at in a 2009 study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry. ...Read More »
Q: I love to finish off a lot of my sets with forced reps, but how many is too many? A: Maybe this is something you should ask your training partner. When he is actually getting more of a workout ...Read More »
Q: Do you recommend having a “cheat meal” once a week while dieting to get ripped? I hear that it’s necessary to keep the metabolism up. What do you suggest? A: That’s a great question. I’d bet that over the ...Read More »
Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, California Johan Fehd Karouani Age: 28 Weight: 250 Height: 6’1” Bodypart split: I train every day and will take a day off once every two weeks if I feel I need it, but I ...Read More »
This leafy green, blue and purple vegetable is all the rage these days. I did some research and found out why. The nutritional breakdown of borecole, as it is also known, is outstanding and has some interesting properties. One cup ...Read More »
Q: One of my goals is to build monster-sized forearms because I almost always wear polo shirts that stop at my elbows—and I tend to roll up my sleeves when wearing long-sleeved shirts. I’ve been doing a ton of wrist ...Read More »
Q: How did you go about cutting down while keeping size as a natty? I’m about to go on a cut, but every time I try it, I get pretty flat and seem to lose a lot of size in ...Read More »
Subject: IRON MAN E-Zine: Issue #918: Pain-to-gain exercise change (build more muscle size) Q: I’m a big fan of Position-of-Flexion mass training. Hitting the three “angles” for each muscle just makes so much sense, and I know stretch overload builds mass ...Read More »
by Dan Albert Photography by Michael Neveux Mike Gritti loves to do battle—not just on a bodybuilding stage but in hand-to-hand combat arenas. From wrestling to mixed martial arts to his latest endeavor, arm wrestling, he puts his freaky guns ...Read More »
Previously, studies have suggested an association between consumption of grilled meats and a high incidence of colorectal cancer. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, a.k.a. PAHs, are substances that can form when meats are cooked at very high temperatures, like on a backyard ...Read More »
Cottage cheese is an excellent high-protein alternative to eggs at breakfast. According to the April ’14 Bottom Line Health, a half cup of 1 percent milk-fat cottage cheese contains about 14 grams of protein, more than twice as much as ...Read More »
I hesitated to write this article—I really did. I almost bailed again when I couldn’t think of a snazzy title. How do you make fiber sound interesting? Words like flatulence, bloating, diarrhea and irritable bowel disease didn’t seem to fit ...Read More »
Diversity comes in all shapes and sizes in the body sports, and this year we celebrate yet another first. Amanda Loy, a 22-year-old nursing student from Scottsdale, Arizona, believes she is the first female little person ever to compete in ...Read More »