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Muscle Masochism! - Part 1

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.

Muscle Masochism! - Part 2

Part 2 continues to look at muscle catabolism, in addition to giving you methods by which to conduct fiendish laboratory-like experiments on yourself!

CLA: Poison or Gift?

2001 International CLA Conference Report

  • CLA
  • Good Fat and Where It's At

    There are a lot of facts bombarding our gray matter nowadays. Pretty much everyone realizes that we live in an age of information overload.

    Testosterone Unleashed!

    Let's start with a few questions. Would you re-wrap your presents the day after Christmas? Or tie one hand behind your back before you head to the gym? Or perhaps tie up your girlfriend before you... okay, so that one's a different story.

    Bonehead Nutrition

    The five most common nutrition mistakes made by lifters and wannabe bodybuilders.

    Are You Getting Rusty?

    Ever notice rust on your hands after working out?

    Hey, Balance This!

    What does having a “balanced diet” really mean? And is it even ideal for bodybuilders and athletes? Dr. Lowery looks at several popular approaches.

    Something's Fishy - Part 1

    "The aim of the legal action is to force the fast-food industry to "offer a larger variety to the consumers, including non-meat vegetarian, less grams of fat, and a reduction of size of their meals."

    Something's Fishy - Part 2

    Across-the-board condemnation of dietary fat is like branding all drugs as bad... or all people of a particular ethnic background as undesirable. I suppose we could call the media hype against fat "nutritional racism."

    Fat Roundtable 2

    Getting Even Fatter

    No Pump Chump

    We all go through periods when pumps elude us. Frankly, these periods really suck. And worse, they seem beyond explanation. It's a bloody shame, considering how motivating enlarged, vascular muscles can be.

    Ditch the Holiday Leftovers

    I've been riddled with guilt. I threw out a batch of mom's Christmas cookies today. Her fudge went too soft – as did my wife's cornbread-sausage stuffing, the candied yams, and the bowls of lovingly prepared homemade munchies that have been sitting around my house.

    Temporal Nutrition - Part 1

    we investigate our differences by looking at some hard data, and decide that there can be no sane approach that will work for every "dieter."

    Temporal Nutrition - Part 2

    We can't escape the clock, as hormones and blood constituents rise and fall throughout the day, as does our glucose tolerance. In fact, glucose tolerance can become so poor in the evening, researchers have related it to Type II diabetes!

    High Steaks

    It's the battle cry of any bodybuilder worth his salt, or should I say, protein. Or maybe his carbs. Anyhow, massive eating is one of our defining characteristics.

    Restriction Contradiction - Part 1

    How to calculate your energy needs so you can lose fat without wrecking your metabolism or losing muscle.

    Restriction Contradiction - Part 2

    How to calculate your energy needs so you can lose fat without wrecking your metabolism or losing muscle.

    Intolerable - Part 1

    How to Repair Glucose Intolerance, Part 1

    Intolerable - Part 2

    How to Repair Glucose Intolerance, Part 2

    Keep the Iron on the Bar

    Too much dietary iron can wreak havoc on a man’s health. Here’s what you can do about it while still enjoying your steaks.

    The Weight Gain Troubleshooter

    If you've had trouble gaining lean weight during mass building phases, here's something that will help.

    Frankenfood

    Eight foods that have been wrecked by science, plus the healthier alternatives.

    Nobody Move!

    As I sit here in the airport reflecting on my recent trip, I'm once again exposed to the reality that most Americans just don't move. At least not under their own power. Mostly we just like to sit motionless.

    December Diet Strategies

    Thanksgiving was a fatty, sugary good time. I've never been one to do the old "modified recipe" thing when it comes to traditional holidays. Mashed potatoes and gravy, eggnog, pumpkin pie – it's all good to me.