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  • 4 Secrets to Staying Lean Year Round

    Q: I want to thank you. I got your X-treme Lean and Fat-to-Muscle Workout. Following the training methods and diet advice...

    Steve HolmanJuly 24, 2012
  • Best Ab Workout—Once a Week

    Q: I’m getting ready to start on the Size Surge program, but I see that abs only get hit once a...

    Steve HolmanApril 29, 2012
  • Secrets to Six-Pack Abs

    Q: I’ve been doing six sets each of five exercises for my waist, six days a week, and I still can’t...

    Stuart McRobertApril 20, 2012
  • Q&A: Ab Shapes and Muscle-Building Debates

    Q: What exactly do the pros do when they work on the shape of their abs? A: I doubt that they...

    Stuart McRobertFebruary 19, 2012
  • Most Underused Exercises, Part 3

    This month I conclude my diatribe on bodybuilding’s most underused exercises. Triceps: When it comes to building the tri’s, pushdowns and...

    Eric BroserNovember 28, 2011
  • You Can Injure Abdominal Muscles Too

    We’ve been seeing more abdominal injuries over the past 10 years. The term that came out of them—sports hernia—really doesn’t tell...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.November 30, 2010
  • Phenomenal Abdominals

    That’s the whole point of weight training and explains why you can build muscle by lifting weights but not by doing...

    Jerry BrainumJuly 3, 2010
  • New Size for Skinny Guys

    It takes discipline to keep your upper arm stable while you slowly curl and flex the biceps at the top of...

    John HansenApril 10, 2010
  • Abs and Biceps

    My abdominal workout generally consists of two exercises. The first is a leg-raise-type exercise geared toward hitting the lower abs—hanging leg...

    Dave GoodinSeptember 15, 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...

    Paul BurkeJune 26, 2009
  • Six-Pack Attack

    Take a pill—faster and a hell of a lot easier than dieting and exercising. That attitude is what prompts the marketing...

    Bill StarrMarch 19, 2009
  • Born Without Abs?

    Q: I’m 45 years old and have never been able to see my abdominal muscles. Could I have a problem? Was...

    Paul BurkeMarch 4, 2009
  • Ab Facts and Fallacy

    Gym myth has it that you can train the upper and lower abdominal muscles separately, but biomechanical research contradicts that idea.

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.February 24, 2009
  • Building the Ultimate Physique: Month 20

    In order to maintain a visible abdominal musculature, it's important to eat a well-balanced diet that contains only enough calories to...

    John LittleAugust 3, 2008
  • Ab-session: Midsection Madness For a More Complete Physique

    The whole process can make you mean and irritable, and that can cause you to give up.

    John HansenAugust 1, 2008