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Train Right for Your Type

The subject of muscle fiber types and their role in weight training can be a complicated and sometimes confusing issue. Here's a quick and, admittedly, very general primer.

15 Secrets to a Bigger Bench Press

Unfortunately, too many weight trainers fixate on weight. Never mind that their form is shoddy, their skill at training is marginal, or that their girlfriend has just run off with a circus geek. All that matters is how much iron they're able to clang.

Antioxidants - Part 2

Antioxidant supplementation is one of the most confusing areas of nutrition. Hell, if you read the average daily newspaper, you're met with a deluge of information about the latest and greatest alleged antioxidants. If you followed all of the advice of the nutritional pundits, you'd be popping pills filled with exotic substances all day long.

Back to Basics

Want more upper-body strength and size? Then you gotta do pull-ups and chin-ups. Here’s why, plus how to get better.

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.

Twelve Weeks to Super Strength - Phase 4

If you've tried Ian King's "Limping" series for legs, then I don't need to tell you how effective his 12-week programs are. If you haven't tried the aforementioned program, then all I can say is, what the hell is your problem?

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.

Man on a Mission

If dietary fat had a different name than bodyfat, maybe fewer people would be fat "phobic." To the general public, the very word "fat" carries a negative connotation.

Question of Strength 31

I was slumming the other day at a bodybuilding newsgroup, and there was a hot discussion about the validity of ZMA for athletes and bodybuilders.

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?

High Intensity Versus High Volume

In the red corner, we have high intensity. In the blue corner, we have high volume.

The Forbidden Fruit?

Some fitness experts say to avoid fruit to lose fat. Do they have a point? Here’s the real story.

Twelve Weeks to Super Strength - Phase 3

If you've tried Ian King's "Limping" series for legs, then I don't need to tell you how effective his 12-week programs are. If you haven't tried the aforementioned program, then all I can say is, what the hell is your problem?

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?

Twelve Weeks to Super Strength - Phase 2

If you've tried Ian King's "Limping" series for legs, then I don't need to tell you how effective his 12-week programs are. If you haven't tried the aforementioned program, then all I can say is, what the hell is your problem?

The Get-Big Diet for Bodybuilders

You can’t eat like a bird and look like a beast. Here’s how to calculate your calories, plus a sample eating plan.

Twelve Weeks to Super Strength - Phase 1

If you've tried Ian King's "Limping" series for legs, then I don't need to tell you how effective his 12-week programs are. If you haven't tried the aforementioned program, then all I can say is, what the hell is your problem?

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.

The Truth About Bodybuilding Arm Measurements

If you want to know the true size of your arms, measure them correctly. Here's your guide.

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?

Bad Protein

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.

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.

The Top Seven Upper Back Exercises

The absolute best exercises for your back. Are you using them? Check out this list.

Dawg School 2

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

Question of Strength 28

I have good levels of strength, but because I'm in chiropractic college, I'm rather limited in the amount of time that I can train. I would like to gain a few pounds over the school year, and I don't want do any of those wussy Stuart McRobert routines where my arms will shrink to what you refer to as the "eleventeen-inch" mark. Any suggestions for a a routine?