This is part one of an article about Chris Shugart and Cy Willson's trip into Mexico to check out the steroid scene and bordertown culture.
Admit it. A lot of times you plan your workouts around your major muscle groups and just "throw in" a few sets at the end for your ancillary muscles – calves, abs, and forearms.
Part 2 continues to look at muscle catabolism, in addition to giving you methods by which to conduct fiendish laboratory-like experiments on yourself!
The Joys of Salivary Hormone Testing
Want to find out what it really takes to build a great physique? Then take a peek into the training journal of someone who's already done it.
Try something new, experiment, mix it up, sometimes let her get on top and hold the riding crop... well, you know what we mean.
Heavy weights. Forced reps. Negatives. They freakin' hurt. There's just no denying it. And yet we punish ourselves with these techniques like a bad boy at Mistress Cruella's House of Pain.
Have you ever been in a health food store or drug store and found yourself staring at a multivitamin bottle and wondering what do all these "ABC's" do and how much of each do I really need? Hell, I have.
Bring on the Pain-Upper Body
Given the fact that most people wouldn't dare deviate from the norm in the gym, they never try some of the coolest, most interesting exercises available.
How you could stretch out a set by making use of the fact that you can give yourself a biomechanical advantage simply by changing your foot or hand position.
Biceps Exercises for the Genetically Challenged
Q&A for high-performance athletes
The glutes play a larger role in sports performance than just keeping your jock from falling down. As part of your posterior chain of muscles, properly trained glutes can help you jump higher and sprint faster.
A training program doesn't have to be complicated to work. In fact, sometimes the most simplistic routines can be the most exhaustive and result-producing.
Bring the Pain – Part III
I remember when I first got the notion of how powerful the psychology behind training can be.
Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of elite sports? Do you have immense talent and ability?
Anyone who's ever picked up a weight has learned a little about physics, whether he knows it or not.
A practical training and nutrition guide for college students
I've been getting a lot of requests for a basic weight training program geared toward beginners.