Did you sleep soundly last night—so good that you woke up full of energy? If not, you may be damaging your health and aging faster, not to mention losing muscle. According to Dr. Jonny Bowden, coauthor of The Great Cholesterol ...Read More »
A proper warm-up is essential to making the most of your training session and staying injury-free. I...
4 chicken breasts 1 tablespoon (plus extra) extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons garlic, minced 1 cu...
The path of IFBB Pro Jason Poston has not been an easy one, but that has not stopped his success. It...
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Why hours spent slumbering might be more valuable for your physique than hours spent in the gym. Rec...
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It’s a dreaded condition, yet you see it in the gym every day. A petite, good-looking girl walks in ...
I’m about to leave for the gym. It’s a sunny day, Sunday, one you might call perfect; low 80s, light breeze and no humidity. There are things I could do other than work out with the weights within the gym ...Read More »
Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the health benefits of herbs. Garlic, known for its aroma and flavor power, also has extremely beneficial medicinal properties. Garlic’s therapeutic effect comes from its sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin, which ...Read More »
Q: How important is sleep when I’m training hard? How many hours do I need if I want to get the most out of my workouts? A: The best training plans will not work if you neglect sleep and nutrition. ...Read More »
Q: I started training for kickboxing about seven months ago and fell in love with weightlifting, powerlifting and bodybuilding. I have decided to continue with natural bodybuilding. I’m in a clean bulking cycle at the moment, and I will start ...Read More »
[SUBSCRIBE to Iron Man] We flew all the way to Florida to meet fitness entrepreneurs PJ Braun and his wife Celeste, better known as former WWE Diva Kaitlyn. Find out how they manage their training and their supplement empire. The ...Read More »
The revelation that doing sets at different speeds can increase mass and strength has stirred up controversy. Many say faster reps are too dangerous. Others contend that if properly performed, faster reps can activate different growth fibers—the type 2Bs ...Read More »
No matter how bad a day you were having or how much your life sucked at the moment, if you had the privilege to meet Greg for even five minutes, you would have probably walked away more confident and believing in ...Read More »
One fact you will have to face one day as a bodybuilder is that eventually, you will reach the point where you just aren’t going to get any bigger. Some will delay that inevitable day as long as possible by ...Read More »
Chocolate to get lean? Maybe so. Researchers at the University of Granada have shown that “higher consumption of chocolate is associated with lower levels of total fat (fat deposited all over the body) and central fat (abdominal).” That is great ...Read More »
Christel Oerum Age: 36 Weight: 128 Height: 5’8” Bodypart split: day 1: chest, legs; day 2: biceps, back; day 3: triceps, shoulders Sample workout, legs: triset: Butt Blaster, abductor machine, adductor machine—3 x 12-15 each; superset: leg extensions, Romanian deadlifts— ...Read More »
First, let me say that as a reader I hate multipart articles. Yet, as a writer I keep producing them. I do try to bring each installment to a useful closure of the facts presented. I’ll figure it out one ...Read More »
None of the advanced training techniques that I’ve shared with you in the past few columns are easy. Some are downright grueling. Last month I discussed barbell complexes, one of the most demanding workouts you can do but also one ...Read More »
If it’s one thing I crave and miss a lot when I’m eating cleanly to maintain a lean physique, it’s munching on crunchy carbs. They say that great things are created out of necessity. Well, I couldn’t agree more. That’s ...Read More »
This is, quite simply, one of the best chest exercises you’ll ever do—and I don’t say that lightly. It will force massive growth-producing tension on your pecs for the entire exercise—every rep of every set, top to bottom. Your pecs ...Read More »