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 ...Read More »
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Q: What are the best exercises for the lower back, glutes and abs? A: This really is a very subjective question that will differ from athlete to athlete based on individual mobility, strength and performance goals. Many coaches like to ...Read More »
Stomach acid is not the villain that TV commercials and pharmaceutical companies would have you believe. In fact, the hydrochloric acid secreted by the lining of the stomach kills harmful bacteria and parasites, helps you absorb vital minerals and is ...Read More »
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Who doesn’t love a good steak? It’s got loads of muscle-building protein and creatine too. There are many ways to cook a steak, but this is one of my favorites—it’s easy, and it makes the meat oh so ...Read More »
Most of us get ready for the NFL season by prepping our fantasy teams and stocking our fridges with light beer. For the athletes who actually play, it’s another story—they must push themselves to the limit in their training and ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Q: I’ve seen you refer to Stage Sets. What are they? A: In most of our mass-training e-books we say that the semi-elongated, or semi-stretch, position on an exercise’s stroke is most important. Why? Here’s a quote from strength and ...Read More »
Team MHP strongman Hafthor Júlíus Björnsson (aka The Mountain from HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) broke a 1,000 year old weightlifting record on January 31, 2015! Hafthor crushed the record while competing in the MHP/SCL World’s Strongest Viking competition – which ...Read More »
Memphis, TN is the least healthy city in the country. We have the entire list. Los Angeles has just been ranked the #9 least healthy city in America, according to the BetterDoctor.com Healthy Cities Index. To create this ranking, BetterDoctor.com ...Read More »