"Every day, I hear someone say, 'I'm too fat. I need to lose 25 pounds, but I can't. I never seem to improve.' I'd hate myself if I had that kind of attitude, if I were that weak. I can lose 10-40 pounds rapidly, easily, painlessly, by simply setting my mind to it. By observing the principles of strict discipline that bodybuilding taught me, I can prepare myself for anything."
By now, you should have at least tried the leg workout that I described in Part 1 of this article posted last week. If all is well, you should be feeling really bad because your legs hurt so much.
The following is the written transcript of TC's Audio Interview with Jose Antonio, PhD.
Think of bodybuilding as a language, and think of the exercises we do in the gym as words in that language.
Note: While this article is geared toward teenagers, the info that it contains will be helpful for anyone who's new to weight training.
Football season is coming up. I'm still a few pounds underweight and need to gain weight fast. Any tricks that can put me in an anabolic state faster?
Think back to the time when you had the most fun in the gym. That's right - fun! What's the last thing you did at the gym that could be described as "having a good time?"
There's an epidemic at my gym. Everyone and their mother seems to be doing all of their exercises on a Swiss ball.
Back in my small hometown in Texas, some of the more eccentric churches would hold these great tent revivals. Even if we didn't like their particular style of religion, we would still sit out in our cars and watch just for the sheer entertainment value of the show.
I love meal replacement drinks (MRPs) and protein powders in general. I can't imagine life without them. But, truth be told, one of them damn near killed me once.
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I suffer from the common problem of raising my heels when I squat. This is really hampering my progress in all squatting movements - back and front, power cleans, even deadlifts.
I've searched your site and haven't really found anything about how to train shoulders. Any tips or suggestions?
I think it's a safe bet that at least 50% of bodybuilders are making one little mistake that, in effect, is making most or all of their workouts a waste of time.
I've heard and read tons about how you need to change your routine frequently in order to obtain maximal results. However, I am a creature of habit (no, not a nun).
The aim of this article is to touch upon some of what I consider to be the more common and damaging "mistakes" used in strength training.
When training twice a day, can you train only one muscle group for that day or can you train two, such as a pair of antagonists like chest and back?
Exactly three weeks ago, I posted an article I called The Oscillating Wave Program.
I'm not having any luck training my triceps. I'm sure it's because I've been doing the same old routine forever. Got a good tricep routine that I can try out today?
He's baaack! The one. The only. The original "Steroid Guru," Dan Duchaine is, once again, on the loose and talking to Testosterone.
I'm always experimenting in the gym. Hell, I sometimes think if I didn't spend so much time trying new ways to train that I'd be a lot further ahead, physique-wise.
I just recently completed your Maximal Weights workout and am very satisfied with the overall results. Thanks! My problem now, though, is that my chest won't grow.
Ian King is the antithesis of what you may think a strength coach would be.
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?