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Paul Burke

Paul Burke has a master’s degree in integrated studies from Cambridge College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He’s been a champion bodybuilder and arm wrestler, and he’s considered a leader in the field of over-40 fitness training. To contact him, write to [email protected]. You can purchase his book, Burke’s Law—a New Fitness Paradigm for the Mature Male, from Home Gym Warehouse. Call (800) 447-0008, or visit His “Burke’s Law” training DVD is also now available.

  • When Joint Pain Kills the Will to Train

    Your knees, wrists, elbows and even neck are probably aching because of what you’ve been eating all your life. So it’s...

    Contest PrepPaul BurkeJuly 30, 2010
  • Bench Pressing and Shoulder Stressing

    You should stop training and not start again until your problems have been properly diagnosed, treated and rehabilitated.

    BodypartPaul BurkeJune 21, 2010
  • How to Jolt New Arm Growth

    Q: I’m 55 years old, and I’ve been training with weights for 10 years. I can’t get my arms to grow...

    ArmsPaul BurkeMay 16, 2010
  • How to Get Shredded Quads

    Q: I am 55 years old. I picked up weight training right around the time that I turned 40. I have...

    BodypartPaul BurkeApril 28, 2010
  • Don’t Quit: Coping With Injuries

    If leg extensions hurt your knees, do them one leg at time with less weight—and be sure your foot never travels...

    BodypartPaul BurkeApril 7, 2010
  • Dieting Without Muscle Loss

    The idea is to get rid of as much fat as possible over the next five months or more. Then see...

    Contest PrepPaul BurkeFebruary 15, 2010
  • The Truth About Male Testosterone Replacement

    Testosterone plays a role in your life span. Ask your doctor for a total- and free-testosterone blood test. You never know...

    HormonesPaul BurkeJanuary 4, 2010
  • Size On the Tri’s Without Elbow Pain

    Q: I’m 48 years old, and I’ve been training with weights for decades. I’ve always had trouble building my triceps. Almost...

    ArmsPaul BurkeDecember 14, 2009
  • More Mass for the Tall and Long-Limbed

    The best thing tall people or those who have long limbs can do is try to shorten strokes and strengthen areas...

    LegsPaul BurkeNovember 2, 2009
  • Limited-Equipment Bodybuilding

    I know how hard it can be to train alone in your basement gym—but it can be done successfully.

    Home GymPaul BurkeSeptember 21, 2009
  • Dieting, Aging and Muscle Mass

    Without insulin, all cells would suffer a rather quick death; however, it’s not only a growth factor but an aging factor...

    Diet & RecipesPaul BurkeSeptember 15, 2009
  • Bigger and Stronger—On a Diet?

    Q: I compete in the over-50 class of a local natural bodybuilding contest every year. It gives me a reason to...

    Contest PrepPaul BurkeSeptember 3, 2009
  • Aging, Injuries and Heavy Training

    When you do flat-bench or even incline barbell presses, you have a psychological block. For years you’ve struggled with them, and...

    Injury & PreventionPaul BurkeJuly 29, 2009
  • Muscle Size and Cardio Lies

    Train each body-part very intensely but only once a week. Take a moderate-pace walk or a leisurely swim every third or...

    AbsPaul BurkeJune 26, 2009
  • Thighs Lagging in Size

    Q: I’m a 46-year-old bodybuilder who competes in the over-45 class in drug-free contests. I started in bodybuilding at 37—later than...

    LegsPaul BurkeMay 15, 2009