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    The Right Training Frequency for Muscle Growth

    Q: Should I train each muscle twice a week or once a week for the best hypertrophy? A: Rather than t...

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    June 2015 Table of Contents

    Cover model and IFBB bikini competitor Michelle Lewin has one of the sexiest bodies in fitness. Find...

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    Stop Doing Exercises That Hurt You

    You have probably heard about the “risk-to-reward ratio.” Basically, before undertaking any activity...

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    Take a (Walking) Break

    A number of published studies report that prolonged sitting—as many people do daily at their jobs—is...

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    Train With Chains

    Muscles grow and become stronger when they’re pushing against some type of resistance. That’s not gr...

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    Build Some Variety Into Your Shoulder Work

    When I first got interested in getting bigger and stronger, my influences were Steve Stanko and John...

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    Packing On Leg Size

    Q: I’ve been training for about four years, but my leg size and strength are lagging behind my upper...

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    The Rise of the Guru

    As an old-school bodybuilder I’ve seen every trend in bodybuilding, fitness, nutrition and health si...

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    The Heart of the Matter

    The questions we ask, the unknowns we face and the curiosity, wonder and inquiry that baffle our min...

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    Vacuum Leg Raises

    As a bodybuilder you not only want a smaller waist and tight lower abs, you need a smaller waist and...

Mark and Sally Loshelder

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Photography by Jerry Fredrick Location: Gold’s Gym, Venice, California Mark Loshelder Age: 49 Weight: 190 Height: 5’9” Profession: Parking lot striping contractor Bodypart split: Monday: back, biceps; Tuesday: chest, triceps; Wednesday: legs; Thursday: cardio, abs; Friday: shoulders; Saturday, cardio, weak ...

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Food Facts

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Grapes appear to boost the immune system and help reduce joint pain. According to a study reported at the Web site Natural News, grapes are rich in potassium, resveratrol and other antioxidants and “reduce rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.” Those substances may ...

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The Workout and Happiness

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Happy New Year—a perennial cliché!  Can anything or anybody make you happy? To paraphrase a well-known line from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, “Happiness is not in our stars but in ourselves.” Happiness is like getting stronger—you can only earn it by ...

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