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  • Aging With Muscle: Priorities and Methods

    I once read a story that had a bodybuilding subplot. The main character was just getting started in a gym, so...

    Steve HolmanApril 1, 2014
  • Cut to Compete

    Q: I’m trying to get shredded like you and compete in an NPC masters 50-and-over-bodybuilding contest. My trainer suggested that I...

    Dave GoodinDecember 16, 2013
  • One-Day Quick Blast

    Q: I see at your X-Training Blog that you will go off your program for one day, not doing...

    Steve HolmanDecember 13, 2013
  • More Frequent Muscle Hits

    Q: I’m using 4X, TORQ and Super TORQ exclusively—no heavy training. I’ve already added about six pounds of new muscle in...

    Steve HolmanNovember 28, 2013
  • Fast or Slow to Grow?

    Q: Thanks for revising Size Surge to include 4X training. I’m 45 with a lot of joint damage from heavy “lifting,”...

    Steve HolmanNovember 14, 2013
  • Recovery From Shoulder Surgery

    Q: How is your recovery from your shoulder surgery going? Are you going to compete again? If so, what adjustments will...

    Dave GoodinNovember 8, 2013
  • Stop the Presses?

    I have a love-hate relationship with overhead presses—especially since I am over 50. There’s no doubt that heavy overhead presses can...

    Steve HolmanSeptember 1, 2013
  • How to Get Your Body Back

    Q: I’m writing you because I need a serious kick in the butt! I’m fairly close to your age, and I...

    Dave GoodinJuly 8, 2013
  • Is it a good idea for older lifters to do deadlifts?

    Q: I’m 48 years old. I just got into serious weight lifting about three years ago. Do you think it’s a...

    Dave GoodinApril 2, 2013
  • Front-to-Back Quad Attack

    If you’re older, you may have trouble doing free-bar squats. Many over-40 trainees get pain in the knees, hips and/or lower...

    Steve HolmanFebruary 4, 2013
  • Age, Muscle and Optimal Recovery

    Q: I can’t believe you’re 53 years old. Your physique is astounding for any age! I’m in my mid-50s, and I’m...

    Dave GoodinJanuary 11, 2013
  • Adjusting Your Training Techniques As You Age

    Q: I’m a meso-endomorph, so it’s pretty easy for me to put on muscle but it’s also easy as hell to...

    John HansenDecember 17, 2012
  • Deltoid Detonation

    With a Power/Rep Range/Shock Twist

    Eric BroserApril 27, 2012
  • Deltoid Detonation

    It was a rare but welcome rainy day here in my newly adopted hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where we had...

    Eric BroserApril 27, 2012
  • Bodybuilding Success Blueprint: Primetime Over-40

    How and Why Older Iron Enthusiasts Get Better With Age

    Iron Man MagazineApril 27, 2012