"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."
It didn't hit me until that first week in the grocery store. There I was with a shopping cart full of eggs, hamburger, sausage, huge blocks of cheese, and an entire cow.
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 article is Part I of a two-part leg training article that's very different from anything you've ever done.
Excuse me, but would ya' mind kickin' my ass?
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?
I don't like a lot of complicated instructions. Stuff like that really makes me mad and prevents me from getting involved. So, after analyzing the Warrior Diet, I've put together a simple guide on how to get started.
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?"
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.
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.
The best exercises for big, strong triceps. Are you using them? Check out this list.
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.
Having trouble adding muscle mass without adding tons of excess body fat? Try this unique eating strategy.
Arnold Schwarzenegger did a lot of things wrong. He performed endless sets of leg extensions thinking that he was "cutting up" his thighs. He believed that pullovers would spread the rib cage and pull-ups would widen the shoulder girdle by spreading the scapulae.
Like training hard and heavy? You’ll love this classic training plan that uses heavy loads to potentiate the nervous system for great hypertrophy.
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.
Is your body neurally inhibiting strength gains? It can happen. Here’s why and how to fix it.
Direct grip and forearm training can be just what you need when arm gains have stalled out. Here’s why, plus a full training program to get you started.
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).