So training to all-out failure does get to the most fast-twitch fibers, but it also produces the most stress and damage, specifically on the last rep… [Read more…]
Christian Thibaudeau is one of the most sought-after coaches by both bodybuilders and top athletes alike. And he’s got a damn good physique as well… [Read more…]
Q: A few weeks ago you mentioned using interval training on an exercise bike. How is that going? Is it working for you? Do you feel that it is increasing your anabolic hormones? I’m thinking about giving it a try on my elliptical machine if you give it a thumbs-up. [Read more…]
Frank Zane looked aesthetic even when he was meditating. Here he is, in contest-diet mode, trying to manifest the ability to unhinge his jaw when a dessert cart rolls by… [Read more…]
Here’s a unique shot of Arnold wowing a female reporter. This exemplifies one reason so many of us lift—to roll back our sleeve and flex a massively peaked biceps… [Read more…]
Here’s a unique shot of Arnold backstage during his last competition, his comeback win at the 1980 Mr. Olympia. He’s got that Oak thickness that’s impressive even by today’s freak standards… [Read more…]
Here’s a mind-blowing shot of Arnold standing near the window at the old Gold’s Gym in Venice, California. We believe it’s an Art Zeller photo… [Read more…]
After more than 50 years in the muscle-building game combined, we’ve seen lots of anabolic “magic potions” come and go—like powdered deer antler…
But a few have risen above as solid mass builders. In fact, without them, your gains may be sluggish or even nonexistent.
These are the ones that work big time, and they’re especially critical for older bodybuilders (like us). Let’s count down our top 4 muscle-size nutrients… [Read more…]
Q: Your before and after photos at the X-Rep site are impressive and, to be frank, almost unbelievable. You say that the next year after those were taken, you gained another 10 pounds of muscle. What exactly do you attribute those new gains to? They’re almost unbelievable considering you were both advanced and supposedly drug-free?
A: “Supposedely” drug-free? Thank you! We always take an anabolic-steroid accusation as a compliment. We totally understand the doubt, considering how tough it is to build muscle, especially 10 pounds of it. We often think of the late Mike Mentzer, former pro bodybuilder and high-intensity advocate, who often suggested imagining 10 pounds of ground hamburger piled on a table. That’s a lot of meat… [Read more…]