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The Psychology of Training

I remember when I first got the notion of how powerful the psychology behind training can be.

Biomechanical Advantage Extended Sets - Part 1

Anyone who's ever picked up a weight has learned a little about physics, whether he knows it or not.

The Pound O' Week Diet

or "Why Johnny Can't Gain Weight"

Frankenstein's Hamstring Exercise

This short column might give you a neat little training tip, or it may address diet, supplementation, drugs, or even cooking. If it's interesting, and it's relatively short, it may find its way here.

The Recovery Battlefield

Getting aggressive with your recovery

School Days - Part 1

LA practical training and nutrition guide for college students.

The Fountain of GH

The year was 1513. Don Juan Ponce de Leon, better known as "Pump" in transcontinental travel circles, was on a seemingly hopeless mission. Pump de Leon, after numerous world travels, many bodybuilding titles, and huge prize monies, had set out to find the fountain of GH.

Games Olympic People Play

On some levels, it somehow seems a shame to reignite the flame of scandal so soon after the Olympic flame has been extinguished.

Quality Has a Quantity All Its Own

Training to failure... is it really necessary?

Great Guns in Twelve Weeks - Phase 4

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.

Great Guns in Twelve Weeks - Phase 3

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.

Black Belt Bodybuilder

What do you get when you cross a bodybuilder with a martial artist? Answer: A person you want on your side in a bar fight!

Great Guns in Twelve Weeks - Phase 2

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.

Question of Strength 33

I've often heard that athletes should perform their lifts standing up when appropriate. For example, they should always stand when performing overhead presses for shoulders.

Dawg School 4

We've all been there. No matter how big and educated we think we are now, at one time or another we were small.

Antioxidants - Part 1

Almost every armchair nutritionist believes, deep down in his or her free radical-purged soul, that antioxidants are good for you. Trouble is, there seems to be scores of substances that have antioxidant capabilities. Figuring out which ones to take, and in what quantities, is enough to turn your body into a free-radical factory.

Dawg School 3

We've all been there. No matter how big and educated we think we are now, at one time or another we were small.

The Evolution of Ab Training

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?

Question of Strength 30

When performing power cleans and deadlifts, some people pause at the bottom and take a few breaths between reps, while others hardly let the weight touch the ground – in fact, they may bounce the load off the floor to help them lift it again. Are the latter just using poor form, or is this another variation of the movements?

Poetry in Motion 5

That title makes you think of a graceful, fluid movement, like that of a ballerina performing a perfect pirouette. Well, dumbbell deadlifts just ain't ballet.

Question of Strength 29

Given the fact that it doesn't train the stabilizers, should I ever slide my handsome ass into a pec-deck machine?

Poetry in Motion 4

Think of bodybuilding as a language, and think of the exercises we do in the gym as words in that language.

Limping Into the New Millennium - Part 2

In case you've just stumbled onto this site, put some ice on your head while I do a quick recap of what's happening here. Australian Wunder Coach Ian King has devised a 12-week leg program that's among the most unique - and the most effective - that I've ever experienced.

Limping Into December - Part 2

In case you've just stumbled onto this site, put some ice on your head while I do a quick recap of what's happening here. Australian Wunder Coach Ian King has devised a 12-week leg program that's among the most unique - and the most effective - that I've ever experienced.