The New Year is just a few hours away, and people are already asking me if I have any New Year's resolutions. The truth is, I don't make New Year's resolutions.
Q: I would like to start your GVT in a few weeks. Should I take some time off after a high-intensity cycle before I begin it? And what should I do during that period?
I'm freaked out. An hour ago, I curled up on my office couch to take my usual, late afternoon "nappy time." I told Tim that I'd be working and that I couldn't be disturbed, not for anything .
Louie Simmons knows strength. To most bodybuilders, strength is a fringe benefit to weight training. A means to an end. To power lifting guru Louie Simmons and his disciples, strength is the end, the beginning, and everything in between.
We live in a world of "instants." There's instant pudding, instant coffee, instant breakfast, instant everything! Speed is God, and our language is peppered with high-speed words or terms like FedEx, fax, 56.6 modems, and 300-megahertz microprocessors.
Researchers Jar Physiology World With Evidence of Other Hamstring Movements.
"Mr. Natural" is a pen name for a well-known bodybuilding journalist. He's known for his anti-steroid stance, and he's gotten on quite a few soapboxes in the past to rail against bodybuilding drugs. However, he fell from grace.
Poetry in Motion The Testosterone Exercise of the Month Think of bodybuilding as a language, and think of the exercises we do in the gym as words in that language. Trouble is, most of us have "vocabularies" smaller than that of Koko the gorilla, who recently was featured on a very popular AOL chat. (Koko was asked if he liked to talk to people, to which thousands and thousands of web surfers the world-over heard the answer, "Fine nipple." Huh ...
Q: I take a few weeks off from training several times each year, and I am concerned about whether this is counter productive.
As athletes, our workouts take precedence over just about anything. We may occasionally cut class or call in sick for work, but miss a workout? Not on your life. Likewise, we're so very, very careful about how we eat.
Too often, training programs seem to be put together with all the forethought of a Congressional campaign. In other words, very little forethought is generally involved.
The three of us?Tim, Charles, and me?were sitting around the office at the end of the day brainstorming?well, not really brainstorming.
When most of us want to make some sort of long-term change to our bodies, we generally look for answers in the medicine cabinet.
Some of you may be wondering why there's an article about movies on this site. Well, Testosterone, the magazine, isn't just about building muscle. This may come as a surprise to some of you, but life ain't just about building muscle.
Q: I love squatting, but when I go heavy (5 RM or less), I get freaked out, and I think this fear is somehow inhibiting my success in the movement. Any ideas as to how I can get around it?
There are scores of biceps movements. Furthermore, there are hundreds of ways to do those biceps movements. The trouble is, unless you're involved in this business full-time, you tend to adopt certain exercises and do them over and over again, to the exclusion of all others.
There are scads of steroids users around the world, but none more blatant (and abusive) than pro bodybuilders. The vast majority of them won't talk about steroids in public, and if you ask one about their personal steroid use during a seminar, they're liable to juggernaut their way through the crowd and squat hump you to death with their massive frames.
It's a hot Saturday in the Colorado Rockies and I'm at the office trying to think of a topic for an article. I've been sitting here for hours, just staring into the computer screen.
As bodybuilders and chemical daredevils, we augment this and we augment that . We take steroids. We take prohormones.
The following article is a screamer. To be honest, we debated about whether or not we should print it. After all, it's about the smarmy, sometimes deviant sex lives of bodybuilders.