Everybody wants etched abs. But to score your core takes more than a few sets of crunches at the end of your workout. The two functions of the rectus abdominis are to curl your torso toward your pelvis and curl ...Read More »
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Q: Did Bertil Fox influence your early training? A: Yes. He trained in a harder, briefer, heavier way than did most elite bodybuilders of his era. That appealed to me. While the basic format of “harder, briefer and heavier” is what ...Read More »
Photography by Jerry Fredrick Location: Gold’s Gym, Venice, CA Height: 5’7” Weight: 125 Why did you start training? I wanted to challenge myself, mentally and physically, with something new! As an athlete—a former gymnast—I have never done ...Read More »
When you’re boiling mad, what do you do? Stomp around the house yelling? Punch the stuffing out of a throw pillow? Maybe you should paint. Say, what? According to the November ’11 Prevention, a study showed that “anger triggers unstructured thinking,” which ...Read More »
A big, thick set of traps shows that you’re a serious trainer—even more so than big arms, which can hide under clothing. Massive traps are on display pretty much 24/7. So if normal shrugs have let you down when it ...Read More »
When it’s cold out, we love to bundle up by the fireplace to stay toasty, but it may be better to take a brisk walk outside. According to the December ’11 Prevention, “The temporary physical stress of being cold—whether it’s ...Read More »
Even if you don’t wrestle alligators or climb rocks for a living, your hands still need to be strong and healthy. Plus, a strong grip can improve your workouts—it has been proven to increase strength in curls and bench presses. ...Read More »
I get to speak with eight-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney often, and that’s a real honor for me. He was the reigning Mr. Olympia when I first started reading the magazines and became a fan of the sport in 1987. ...Read More »
•According to the January ’13 Bottom Line Health, big T, as in testosterone, is linked to honesty. “Men given testosterone supplements told fewer lies than those given placebos.” Hmm, so the biggest bodybuilders should be the most honest. •What are ...Read More »
When you go on a diet, your metabolism begins to slow down to conserve energy. Your body thinks it could be starving, and your rate of fat loss plummets. One way to combat that is with 7-keto DHEA. According to ...Read More »
[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] A prodigy by definition is an extraordinarily talented youth. When Sergio Oliva exploded on the bodybuilding scene, he did so with a complete physique. Sergio was in his ...Read More »
[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] Thoreau said, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” To paraphrase, “Most modern men adapt to frustration and its resulting mental and physical stress.” We are ...Read More »
[Download a free issue of Iron Man Magazine for iPhone and iPad] A prodigy by definition is an extraordinarily talented youth. When Sergio Oliva exploded on the bodybuilding scene, he did so with a complete physique. Sergio was in his ...Read More »
In a special health report put out by the magazine Prevention, a section on eggs was particularly interesting: “Research found that individuals who ate two eggs for breakfast as part of a low-calorie diet lost 65 percent more weight and ...Read More »
[Download a free issue of Iron Man Magazine for iPhone and iPad] Thoreau said, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” To paraphrase, “Most modern men adapt to frustration and its resulting mental and physical stress.” We are ...Read More »