Not too many years ago, the idea of an endurance athlete like a cyclist, triathlete, or runner hitting the weights was almost unheard of. Why, everyone knows that weight training will make you big, bulky, and slow, right? Well, believe it or not, endurance athletes are lifting weights to improve performance.
Ian King is back with another of his legendary 12-week programs, this one an arm-specialization routine designed help you build a hefty pair of .44 magnums that even Dirty Harry would envy.
Ah, the elusive art of abs. These days, the "lift shirt and crunch" has replaced flexed biceps as the choice method for proving that you are, indeed, a studly man-beast. Despite this latest "muscle of the moment" craze, Americans are getting fatter. Want to know the secret reason? Okay, I'll tell you...but this is just between you and me, deal?
If you've tried Ian King's "Limping" series for legs, then I don't need to tell you how effective his 12-week programs are. If you haven't tried the aforementioned program, then all I can say is, what the hell is your problem?
It didn't hit me until that first week in the grocery store. There I was with a shopping cart full of eggs, hamburger, sausage, huge blocks of cheese, and an entire cow.
Note: While this article is geared toward teenagers, the info that it contains will be helpful for anyone who's new to weight training.
I've got a little round belly That shakes when I laugh, Like a bowlful of jelly...
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.
As bodybuilders and chemical daredevils, we augment this and we augment that. We take steroids. We take prohormones.
Think of bodybuilding as a language, and think of the exercises we do in the gym as words in that language.
Can’t seem to put on any quality weight? Try this strategy borrowed from sumo wrestlers. And don’t worry, you won’t get fat like a sumo! Check it out.
Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.
A lot of Americans think that the muscle building world begins and ends at the shores and boundaries of North America. Call it snobbish; call it provincial; call it whatever you want; just make sure you call it incorrect.
Think achy joints are a good reason to sit out another workout? Screw that.
Find your weaknesses in half a minute with this full-body scan. Then, of course, fix them! Here's how.
American (overhead) kettlebell swings aren't for everyone, but is there ever a place for them? Well, yes and no.
Some people think we're promoting steroids. Are they right? Here's the answer.
Raspberries and vanilla? High protein? No added sugar? Heck yeah. Eat this dessert without derailing your diet.
Is adrenal fatigue real? Is feeling the muscle more important than adding weight to the bar? Answers here.
We jokingly asked Coach Carter about baldness and beards. And the big guy actually dropped some science on us.
Yes, do your regular pull-ups. But finish off with an assisted machine to get more reps and build volume.
Nail your glutes and challenge your overall mobility, stability, and strength with this lunge variation.
It's hard to make progress in the gym if you're sick. Here are some unusual ways to avoid it.
Does weed make you overeat? Does it lower T levels? Here's what science tells us.