What Is the Best Number of Sets?

/ Posted 06.02.2014

Q: What is the optimum number of sets for each bodypart? I’ve been doing 16 sets for chest and back … continue reading

Fastest Way to Build Muscle Without Gaining Excess Fat

/ Posted 06.02.2014

Q: What do you think is the fastest way to build muscle without gaining excess fat?  A: Two words: cyclical … continue reading

The Ultimate Incline Curls

/ Posted 06.01.2014

As regular IRON MAN readers know, the so-called stretch position is one of the most critically important in any muscle’s … continue reading

How to Grow Like a Pro

Q: I really enjoyed the chapter on [Mr. Olympia] Ronnie Coleman’s training in your e-book Beyond X-rep Muscle Building. From … continue reading

Q&A: Dips, Grips and Rep-Speed Tips

/ Posted 05.30.2014

Q: My training partner says that the parallel-bar dip has done far more for building his terrific pecs than the … continue reading

Loretta Heystak

/ Posted 05.29.2014

Photographed at Gold’s Gym, Venice, California by Jerry Fredrick Age: 37  Weight: 135 Height: 5’4” Sample workout: I’m a fan of … continue reading

Chicken and Tart-Apple Chopped Salad

/ Posted 05.29.2014

One of my favorite entrees at the Cheesecake Factory is the Factory Chopped Salad. It comes in two versions—regular and … continue reading

Calf Combustion

Sometimes it takes your favorite machine to be broken to discover an exercise that can trigger new growth. In my … continue reading

Tribute to My Friend Terry Robinson

/ Posted 05.27.2014

I was first introduced to Terry Robinson by Bill Pearl and Leo Stern in the late 1960′s and I was … continue reading

Macronutrient Timing

/ Posted 05.27.2014

Q: I’ve read that you are a proponent of “timing” the macronutrients to help bring about a certain physiological effect … continue reading

Can You Train Hard Without Carbs?

/ Posted 05.26.2014

Although low-carbohydrate dieting is one of the most popular approaches today, it’s nothing new to bodybuilders, who have used it … continue reading

Hammer Your Hamstrings

/ Posted 05.26.2014

I’ve often talked about the importance of maintaining a balance of strength among the various muscle groups. That means paying … continue reading

Cleveland Clinic Dedication of the Betty and Joe Weider Gymnasium

/ Posted 05.25.2014

Cleveland Clinic Dedication of the Betty and Joe Weider Gymnasium – March 4 2014 Photo gallery documenting the dedication ceremony. … continue reading

Muscle-Building Myths, Part 3

/ Posted 05.25.2014

In my past two columns I have been talking about some common myths that are passed along in bodybuilding. Let’s … continue reading

Eat Yolks to Get Yoked!

/ Posted 05.24.2014

The nutritional values of the egg and its yolk have been debated by nutritionists for years. Originally, the egg got … continue reading

Think Back for a Happy Attack

According to the December ’13 Reader’s Digest, “Longing for the past can help you fight loneliness and anxiety by bringing … continue reading

Food Facts

/ Posted 05.23.2014

Bodyfat gained due to overeating is a primary cause of diabetes, according the November ’13 Prevention. Says Osama Hamdy, M.D., … continue reading

Narmin Assria: IM 2014 Swimsuit Spectactular Insider Preview

/ Posted 05.23.2014

Here is a preview of Narmin Assria’s photoshoot for IRON MAN’s 2014 Swimsuit Spectacular. IM Insiders have full access to … continue reading

Motivation for a Mass Detonation

/ Posted 05.22.2014

Motivation seems to be a huge issue for a lot of people I talk with. They often ask me how … continue reading

Blast Off Belly Fat

• Many people avoid dairy, even yogurt, because they think it will make them fat, but they may be missing … continue reading

Should I Work Out When Sick?

/ Posted 05.20.2014

We’ve all had sniffles and wondered, “Hmm, should I work out, or will it make me sicker?” According to the … continue reading

Will sugar make me fat?

/ Posted 05.20.2014

Ah, so many sugar questions this month! In a word, yes! You may not know that refined sugar did not … continue reading

Muscle-Building Myths, Part 2

/ Posted 05.19.2014

In my last column I began discussing some common myths that are written about in articles, talked about online and … continue reading

One-Arm Gripping Dumbbell Squats

/ Posted 05.18.2014

If you’ve given up on “normal” barbell and dumbbell squats due to knee or back issues, this exercise is for … continue reading

Does sugar cause yeast infections? If so, how?

/ Posted 05.17.2014

Q: Does sugar cause yeast infections? If so, how? A: Candidiasis, or “thrush,” is a fungal infection resulting from the … continue reading

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