One of the secrets of longevity, aside from having good genetics, is to eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. They are full of nutrients and antioxidants that help ward off disease, and the more diverse your choices, the ...Read More »
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. ...
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Let me begin by saying that I train very hard, and pride myself on that. I am not and never have bee...
Photography by Jerry Fredrick Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, CA Height: 5’6” Weight: 136 off-season; 130 contest Training: Sunday: quads; Monday: rest; Tuesday: upper body; Wednesday: glutes, hamstrings; Thursday: upper body; Friday: rest; Saturday: yoga Sample bodypart (back): Wide-grip pulldowns, ...Read More »
The other day I got a Facebook message from a young man in India, asking me how to improve his upper chest. I clicked to his page to see what he looked like, and as is the case with many ...Read More »
You won’t believe these desserts are healthy! The Sweet Treats and Healthy Eats recipe eBook contains 35 healthier versions of your favorite classic desserts… along with a few you may never have tried! • All 35 recipes can be made ...Read More »
Photography by Jerry Fredrick at Gold’s Gym, Venice, CA Height: 5’3” Weight: 115 Age began training: I began training officially when I was 19 years old. I played all kinds of sports growing up—basketball, volleyball and track and ...Read More »
Top photo (from left) Christie Marquez, Justine Munro, Candice Conroy, Tawna Eubanks and Amy Allen. Sometimes you can’t avoid the obvious. That was certainly true at the IFBB Orange County Muscle Classic Pro Bikini yesterday, where by the end of ...Read More »
Human growth hormone is considered one of the three major anabolic hormones in the body, with the other two being testosterone and insulin. GH is of special interest to bodybuilders and athletes for several reasons. The first is its reputed ...Read More »
Does swearing make your workouts better? Consider that many commercial gyms will not tolerate profanity and obnoxious behavior. One successful commercial gym, Planet Fitness, installs “lunk alarms,” which go off when trainers scream, grunt or slam weights. What does the ...Read More »
Q: I’ve seen guys at the gym doing seated low-pulley rows as if they are in a boat race—leaning far forward and then far back, on each rep. There’s more than 90 degrees of torso movement. Is that correct? A: ...Read More »
Q: I would like to lose bodyfat and, if possible, build a little muscle at the same time. I’m 39 years old, 6’, 242 pounds and 42.5 percent bodyfat (using a Tanita scale). I had back surgery 11 years ago, ...Read More »
There’s never been a better time to experience the difference that a true superpremium protein formula can make in your mass-gain results. NytroWhey is the ultra-premium whey isolate that revolutionized the protein category nearly a decade ago. It was one ...Read More »
Do you work out with a partner, or do you go solo? If part of the reason you lift is to relieve stress, you may want to consider a training partner. According to the February ’13 Prevention, researchers at Stanford ...Read More »
Q: I am already growing with your TORQ [tension-overload repetition quantity]. You’ve talked about Mr. America Doug Brignole and his version. He does higher reps, more sets and a series of drop sets on the last set. You don’t mention ...Read More »
Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend has reached a milestone—correction, a million dollar milestone. Yes, bodybuilding’s biggest weekend has hit the $1,000,000 mark, making Olympia Weekend’s total prize money figure the richest in the industry—by a country mile! Check ...Read More »
Q: When putting together your scheme of exercises for a muscle group on a given day, what are some of the things you consider? A: Interesting question and one that should be asked or thought about more often. One thing ...Read More »