The purpose of this column is tri-fold. Purpose number one is as a "refresher course" for seasoned lifters. Sure, deep down, you may know this stuff, but it's been so long since you first read about it that you've forgotten the rationale behind the subject matter.
How to avoid getting ripped off when buying supplements.
A list of bonehead practices in the gym
As it stands now, sooner or later, your prostate will start to swell up like the dinner rolls momma's baking in the oven. At best, this unwanted hypertrophy will just obstruct urine flow. At worst, it'll develop into cancer.
Movements that "Trick" the Nervous System
(And one that really doesn't hurt much at all)
The health food you need to be eating. Don’t worry, no humans were harmed or barbecued in the making of this article.
Biceps Exercises for the Genetically Challenged
I stumbled on a pretty interesting compound. It was called Conjugated Linoleic Acid, or CLA. Chemically speaking, linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid, the kind you find in flax and other oils.
A lot of you have been training for years, and as such have experimented with dozens of training methods. Most are probably long since forgotten, like the girl with the braces and padded bra that you dated once or twice back in high school. There wasn't any chemistry and you went your separate ways.
For years, I've been watching zombies, training zombies. They wander aimlessly from station to station, doing exercises haphazardly with really no rhyme or reason except that, "this one kinda' feels like it's doing something." Once in awhile, they'll grasp on to a particular program but they'll end up beating it into the ground, doing it for months and months until they've long since milked any effectiveness from it.
German Volume Training worked great, but it had some drawbacks. Check out the updated version of this famously brutal training plan.
Testosterone is hot. It gets lead story status in big-name international newsmagazines like Time, and it's been making the rounds on both national and local news programs. Everybody, it seems, is suddenly intrigued by it. And moreover, everybody seems to want it.
I'm going to describe a little 6-week program that I call Tsunami Training (I'll get to why I call it that a little later). It's based, for the most part, on training methodologies that I picked up from Ian King and Charles Poliquin, with some razzle-dazzle thrown in by myself.
You probably know by now that soy protein is pretty awful stuff for athletic populations. Here’s the article that first exposed the dirty truth.
Testosterone replacement is an issue that concerns most men over the age of 35 or 40. Although these men may feel great, they know, deep down, that they feel differently than when they were in their twenties. Granted, a lot of it has to do with general wear and tear and a host of age-related declines, but some of it has to do with the steady decline in testosterone production.
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.
Every once in a while, I'll run into someone with a new idea about how to train or eat that's so contradictory to everything I think I know that I'll want to close my eyes, plug my ears, and bury my head in the pillow so I don't have to listen. After all, I'm just getting comfortable with what I think I know. I don't like having my world shaken up any more than necessary.
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 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.
Exactly three weeks ago, I posted an article I called The Oscillating Wave Program.
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.