I became the publisher of Iron Man Magazine with the January 1987 issue with Lee Haney on the cover. At that point I had been a reader of Iron Man for 30 years and a friend of Peary & Mabel ...Read More »
Cover model and IFBB bikini competitor Michelle Lewin has one of the sexiest bodies in fitness. Find...
You have probably heard about the “risk-to-reward ratio.” Basically, before undertaking any activity...
A number of published studies report that prolonged sitting—as many people do daily at their jobs—is...
Muscles grow and become stronger when they’re pushing against some type of resistance. That’s not gr...
When I first got interested in getting bigger and stronger, my influences were Steve Stanko and John...
Q: I’ve been training for about four years, but my leg size and strength are lagging behind my upper...
As an old-school bodybuilder I’ve seen every trend in bodybuilding, fitness, nutrition and health si...
The questions we ask, the unknowns we face and the curiosity, wonder and inquiry that baffle our min...
As a bodybuilder you not only want a smaller waist and tight lower abs, you need a smaller waist and...
Q. In reading some of your articles online, I noticed that you never seem to include behind-the-neck...
For Immediate Release (Oakville, ON) – What do the world’s #1-ranked MMA fighter and his pro football player brothers have in common? Elite-level physical conditioning and MuscleTech® supplements to fuel their best performance. On the eve of Sunday’s championship football ...Read More »
Years ago I first wrote that contest peaking is about management, not magic. I’d like to wrap up this series with a discussion of strategy. Professional team coaches, entrepreneurs and even military leaders understand that success is more likely if ...Read More »
All fields are subject to fads and promotion. Weight training and fitness are no exceptions. The use of balance boards on common weight-training exercises has been around for about 18 years. It grew out of the concept of using a ...Read More »
Q: I know you’re sponsored by a supplement company and get all the supplements you want, but what products do you think are essential for a bodybuilder on a limited budget? A: For starters, I don’t get everything I want, ...Read More »
Q: My boyfriend wants me to start bodybuilding, but I don’t want to develop big muscles. How can I get fit, lean and athletic but without becoming masculine? A: Many women are unwilling to get into bodybuilding because they fear that they will ...Read More »
This month’s column is all about introducing you to another of my favorite advanced-training techniques—another one that you may not have heard of or know much about. While the techniques I’ve discussed here vary greatly in their objectives, they all ...Read More »
And now, without beating around the bush, hedge or prairie grass, allow me to come straight to the point without deviation or deceit and inquire as to how we iron-hearted muscular marvels manage the eventual and distinctive processes of growing ...Read More »
[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] January first, the birth of a new year. Time to reflect on the old and plan for the new! Historically, January is the beginning of the frenzy to ...Read More »
January first, the birth of a new year. Time to reflect on the old and plan for the new! Historically, January is the beginning of the frenzy to undo all of what we did to ourselves, especially during that six-week ...Read More »
Q: I’m Ahmed from Egypt. I’m 16 years old, and I’ve just started training. My height is 5’8 1/2”, and my weight is 106 pounds. I’ve read that everyone has a specific capacity for gaining lean mass, and the idea ...Read More »
Since my column was cleverly named Grow Without Plateau (by my good friend IM editor in chief Steve Holman), I thought I might talk about some of the best ways to keep you building new muscle on a continuous basis. ...Read More »
Last month Brignole discussed his strategies for working the shoulders. In this final installment he identifies the best exercises for training legs. Q: Okay, hit me with your ideas on how best to train the quads, hams, glutes and calves? ...Read More »
This month we drop your jaw with our hot winter thaw. Yep, it’s time for our Swimsuit Spectacular.Read More »
The “in-for-out, out-for-in” rule for biceps is that an inward grip, as you’d use on close-grip curls or concentration curls, emphasizes the outer head—which is the “peak” head. An outer grip, as you’d use on wide-grip curls or wide preacher ...Read More »