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  • Muscle-Building Tips and Tricks

    Many researchers claim that the fascia, or encasements, restrict growth. It’s a constriction that can be remedied somewhat by pumping the...

    Steve HolmanApril 3, 2009
  • Firm Foundation

    A Guide to Strengthening the Ankles

    Bill StarrMarch 31, 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
  • Hammering Hamstrings

    The negative causes more muscle trauma than the positive, so when you lower, focus on taking three to five seconds on...

    Eric BroserMarch 7, 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
  • Better Chest to Impress

    If you bring the bar low on your chest, the lower pecs will feel most of the stress. Because the bench...

    John HansenFebruary 26, 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
  • Midlife Muscle

    Full-range pushups can be a good substitute for bench presses. They’re more ergonomically correct and can help those with low neuromuscular...

    Steve HolmanFebruary 15, 2009
  • X-Only Mass Blast?

    We do a full-range movement, or very close to it, because we believe it better strengthens the muscle at all positions...

    Steve HolmanFebruary 6, 2009
  • The Grimm Brothers

    Two days later the Grimm brothers were back in the gym. Their backs were still bothering them, but they weren’t planning...

    Stuart McRobertFebruary 3, 2009
  • Overcoming Injury

    Often when bodybuilders with poor leg development offer up excuses, knee injuries are at the top of the list.

    Ron HarrisJanuary 31, 2009
  • Around the Worlds

    I credit Milos Sarcev for bringing these back, as he’s had Dennis Wolf, Hide Yamigishi, Silvio Samuel and others add them...

    William LitzJanuary 16, 2009
  • Leg Extensions vs. Squats

    Biomechanics research on the knee has demonstrated that during the squat and leg press, the tibia slides backward. That reduces the...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.January 13, 2009
  • Bigger Bodyparts

    Few things are as impressive as thick and meaty outer lats. Beefy wings really fill out a shirt, and they can...

    Ron HarrisJanuary 10, 2009
  • High Anxiety

    I don’t agree with most experts, who say that training the upper-pectoral region requires lots of incline-bench presses and incline flyes.

    Paul BurkeJanuary 7, 2009