Beginning Bodybuilding Basics

232 Beginning Bodybuilding Basics Articles Listed


Sort By:
  • featured article

    What Is Your Body Type? Take Our Test!

    By: Paul Becker

    What body type are you? How can you tell? Take our simple test and know! Learn how to train for your body type and what the differences are. With pics!

    Date Added: Sep 2, 2014

  • The Basics Of Training For Size Or Strength

    By: Todd Bumgardner

    To build maximum size or strength, you need to know how to train for each goal. Check out this insider's guide to the basic principles that separate these foundational objectives!

    Date Added: Oct 6, 2014

  • The 18-Minute Home Dumbbell Workout!

    By: Planet Muscle

    In less than 20 minutes, you can use dumbbells to build strength and size after just 6 weeks!

    Date Added: Aug 24, 2014

  • 10 Must-Read Beginner Workout Tips

    By: Shannon Clark

    Starting your fitness journey with a little bit of education can go a long way toward your future success. Here are 10 tips that every beginner needs to read!

    Date Added: Aug 12, 2014

  • Beginner Fitness: 12 Starting Steps To Reach Your Goals

    By: Contributing Writer

    It's easy to jump on and off the exercise bandwagon. If you plan to make fitness part of your lifestyle, check out these 12 must-read beginner tips!

    Date Added: Jun 25, 2014

  • From Here To Weightlifter: Muscle Gain For Beginners

    By: Contributing Writer

    Being new to weightlifting is one of the biggest muscle-building advantages you can have. Here's how to maximize your rewards.

    Date Added: Jan 17, 2014

  • First-Time Fitness: 10 Pro Tips For Beginners

    By: Contributing Writer

    Education is one of the most important tools in a gym-goer's repertoire. Learn a little more about training, nutrition, and supplementation from these 10 pros!

    Date Added: Jan 10, 2014

  • Exercise Vs Training: Five Steps To The Next Level

    By: Matt Biss

    Stop spinning your wheels and get on the road to competitive success. Stop exercising and start training! Learn the difference here.

    Date Added: Jan 8, 2014

  • Jamie Eason's Gym Guide

    By: Jamie Eason

    Stop delaying your New Year's resolution to get fit! I'll help you open the front doors of your local gym and into your first workout. Let's go!

    Date Added: Jan 6, 2014

  • Ask The Super Strong Guy: I'm New To Lifting, So What Do I Do?

    By: Mark Bell

    If you're new to the world of weight training, you might feel isolated in your ignorance. Don't get left behind! Get the knowledge you need to get started right here.

    Date Added: Jun 25, 2013

  • Transformation Preparation: 7 Step Beginner's Guide

    By: Shannon Clark

    Even if you feel ready to begin a body transformation, you may not know where to start. This guide will help you get going and ensure that you're set for success.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2012

  • 6 Weight Training Mistakes A Newbie Should Avoid!

    By: Roger Lockridge

    We have all been there at one time or another, inexperienced in fitness and joining a gym for the first time. You are nervous and unsure what you are supposed to do. Here's 6 things you definitely shouldn't do.

    Date Added: Dec 9, 2010

  • How To Put Together A Muscle-Building Workouts For Optimal Results!

    By: Shannon Clark

    Understanding the requirements of muscle-building workouts and which principles are going to give you optimal results will be important for putting your best foot forward. Here are some tricks you can start using today!

    Date Added: Oct 7, 2010

  • Pullups For The Beginner!

    By: Timothy Ayson

    If you're trying to build up your strength then look no further than the pullup. See the benefits that this simple exercise has on the body!

    Date Added: Oct 5, 2010

  • A Bodybuilder Is Born: Episode 49 - The Cure For The Summertime Blues!

    By: Ron Harris

    It was ninety-nine degrees outside, and in that particular corner of the gym, it may have been a couple degrees hotter. The following story offers an idea that is sure to beat the summertime blues. Read on.

    Date Added: Sep 24, 2010

  • Ric's Corner: Training Natural For Bodybuilding.

    By: Ric Drasin

    In just a few short minutes, Ric lays out an entire plan for chemical-free growth. Subjects include laying a foundation with powerlifting, meal frequency, exercise rotation, supps, and more.

    Date Added: Sep 21, 2010

  • 12 'Skinny Guy' Tips To Build Monster Muscle!

    By: Roger Lockridge

    Are you afraid to challenge yourself and reach toward your ultimate goal - massive muscles? After reading this article, you should be ready to take the first steps in the journey from the skinniest dude in your gym to the biggest!

    Date Added: Aug 23, 2010

  • A Bodybuilder Is Born: Episode 44 - Striking A Balance!

    By: Ron Harris

    Does loose training form have a legitimate place in a bodybuilder's workout? Once you find that balance, muscle growth is almost unlimited in potential. I vowed to find that balance. Read on.

    Date Added: Aug 20, 2010

  • A Bodybuilder Is Born: Episode 43 - You Are Not A Clone!

    By: Ron Harris

    Are you doing what's best for you, or what someone else told you is best? Don't be afraid to be your own person in the gym and break away from the crowd. It may be the best choice you ever make! Read on.

    Date Added: Aug 13, 2010

  • Natural Bodybuilders - Build Your Education To See Results!

    By: Kyle Newell

    No one can deny that the subculture of bodybuilding is catching on like wildfire! For you natural bodybuilders, don't get dismayed by trainers who encourage 'unatural' ways to gain muscle. Find out how to build your education to see results!

    Date Added: Aug 5, 2010

  • A Bodybuilder Is Born: Episode 39 - Great Backs Come From Great Effort!

    By: Ron Harris

    It was only when they turned around that I saw Carl was going to sweep the class easily after all. Rick's back just wasn't that impressive. Had Rick built a great back with great effort he could have won. Learn more.

    Date Added: Jul 16, 2010

  • A Bodybuilder Is Born: Episode 38 - Stimulate, Don't Annihilate!

    By: Ron Harris

    'You know, you could have a much better physique if you gave your muscles a chance to grow.' Here's a great tale about a kid who was clearly in need of intervention and why it's important to stimulate your muscles and eat better.

    Date Added: Jul 8, 2010

  • A Bodybuilder Is Born: Episode 37 - Knowledge Not Applied Is Worthless!

    By: Ron Harris

    One thing about having a training partner? it helps to keep the nuts away. Now, it was open season. The following story is a perfect example of knowledge not applied. Learn more.

    Date Added: Jul 2, 2010

  • Adam Gethin Begins The Ultimate Bodybuilding Journey (Part 4)!

    By: Adam Gethin

    From work to working out I have been everywhere. Here's more about my training, injury setbacks, and a special vacation that led to huge motivation. Learn more.

    Date Added: Feb 19, 2010

  • How Motivation & Planning Effect Your Success In The Gym!

    By: Angela Mraz

    Failing to get up and go to the gym are momentary failures. The following short story and tips should help you get to the gym. Find out more.

    Date Added: Feb 8, 2010

  • 8 Muscle-Building Tips That Every Beginner Should Know!

    By: Shannon Clark

    If you're a beginner just getting started on a muscle-building plan, you're likely feeling slightly intimidated. Luckily, as a beginner, you are in the perfect position to start. Here are the main points you should know.

    Date Added: Nov 25, 2009

  • Scivation 3 Day Beginners Training, Episode #1: Chest, Shoulders & Triceps.

    By: Marc Lobliner

    First up, learn about the best core exercises and proper form for working chest, shoulders, and triceps.

    Date Added: Aug 25, 2009

  • A Bodybuilder Is Born: Episode 35 - Going Through The Motions Isn't Enough!

    By: Ron Harris

    As husband and wife bodybuilders, we both got a lot of questions asking 'how we got this way'. Of course, this episode is no different and reveals how going through the motions is not simply not enough. Learn more.

    Date Added: Aug 12, 2009

  • Video Tip Of The Week, #54: Kit Cope's Failure Tip

    By: Video Tip Of The Week

    Muay Thai World Champion Kit Cope brings you this week's Video Tip of the Week. Learn why failure is the best thing you can do to reach your goals.

    Date Added: Jul 28, 2009

  • Gaining Muscle After 40: A Complete Beginner's Guide!

    By: Alex Stewart

    Is it possible for me to regain the body I once had and put on some muscle at my age? You can, but you will have to take a different approach. Here's a complete training program for a better over-40 physique. Learn more.

    Date Added: Jun 11, 2009

  • Do You Want Huge Rippling Muscles? Blast Untapped Growth With Beginner Training Plan!

    By: Myron Mielke

    In the Atlas ad, Mac gets sand kicked in his face at the beach and he decides to put on muscle and fight back. Here's a great training program and meal plan to put on muscle faster than Mac did. Try it out today!

    Date Added: Jun 5, 2009

  • How Bodybuilding Helps...

    By: Marie Spano

    Follow our bodybuilding helps series and learn why you shouldn't be controlled by your environment, but why you should control it.

    Date Added: Jun 2, 2009

  • How To Read Workout Logs.

    By: Contributing Writer

    Ever wondered what the terms set, failure or reps meant when you stared at an exercise program with a blank expression drawn across your face? You need not to scratch your head anymore.

    Date Added: Jun 2, 2009

  • The Teen's Cliff Notes: Starting Out In Bodybuilding!

    By: Ryan Patrick

    My job today is to give you an introduction to the nutrition, exercise and supplement programs that will set you apart from your friends when deciding to begin... Start right here - sample program included!

    Date Added: May 26, 2009

  • The 10 Bodypart Target Training Series Main Page!

    By: Brad Borland

    Get specific workouts and anatomy lessons for each muscle in this 10 Bodypart Target Training Series. Learn more!

    Date Added: May 19, 2009

  • 10 Mistakes Beginners Make: Leave Your Ego At The Door!

    By: Alex Stewart

    The first day I arrived at the gym I was overwhelmed by all the weights, machines and other gadgets they had. Looking back I realize that I made many mistakes... Here are 10 mistakes beginners make and tips for success.

    Date Added: May 5, 2009

  • Beginner's Muscle-Gain Program: Stop Worrying & Start Training!

    By: Shannon Clark

    While you always have your crowd of people, more and more are starting to turn away from cardio to work on building muscle. Here's a great plan to do just that. Try it out now and start feeling better about yourself. Good luck!

    Date Added: May 5, 2009

  • Beginner's Fat Loss Program: Easy To Follow Program For Results!

    By: Shannon Clark

    Possibly the most intimidating thing for any beginner is simply getting started... If you're a beginner looking to get started on the road to fat loss, this is your best place to start. Here's an easy-to-follow plan for fast results.

    Date Added: May 1, 2009

  • Bodybuilding For Beginners SuperFeature.

    By: Contributing Writer

    You're a beginner to the Bodybuilding.com website and new to a wonderful world that will ensure your health, fitness and appearance goals. Question: But where do you start? Answer: Right here!

    Date Added: May 1, 2009

  • Can Body Toning Really Be Done? Beginner Program Delivers Results!

    By: Shannon Clark

    You don't want to become overly huge and bulky yet you do want to be stronger and have some attractive curves. Here's what you need to get started on a toning program that will deliver results. Sample workout included! Learn more.

    Date Added: Apr 29, 2009

  • Beginner's Guide To Getting Started With An Exercise Program!

    By: Matt Weik

    The hardest part of getting into shape is by far getting started. People drive by gyms and health food stores every day, many of them thinking they should really start a training program along with a good diet. Learn more.

    Date Added: Apr 28, 2009

  • The Beginner's Pre-Exercise Checklist: One Step Closer To Fitness Success!

    By: Shannon Clark

    As you get thinking about starting up a workout and diet program, there are some important factors that you need to make sure you don't overlook first. Here's what you will want to consider before your first workout. Learn more.

    Date Added: Apr 22, 2009

  • 5 Key Points For Beginning Bodybuilders To Train Smarter!

    By: Andy Chasse

    Your performance will increase exponentially once you get off the dated mindset of 'no pain, no gain'. Below are a few key points that I have seen proven and will make the biggest difference in your training. Learn more.

    Date Added: Mar 19, 2009

  • The First Five Steps Of Getting Fit - Achieve Your Ideal Body Today!

    By: Dr. David Ryan

    There are some simple steps that you can take to achieving that fit body that you always wanted to have! Here are the steps you need to build a healthy body!

    Date Added: Jan 26, 2009

  • Bodybuilding 101: 60 Rules For A Better Physique!

    By: Brad Borland

    We all know the basics of bodybuilding but at times we forget a few details that can make all the difference. Here are 60 short reminders to get you to the next level in your quest for transformation.

    Date Added: Jan 15, 2009

  • Teen Bodybuilding Guide: How To Break Into Bodybuilding As A Teenager!

    By: Layne Norton

    I was bullied, pushed around, and was the butt of every joke. Bodybuilding changed that. Looking for a way out of the gloom? Find success and strength with this detailed beginner's training guide!

    Date Added: Jan 13, 2009

  • Beginner Training Development: Bodybuilding Without Isolation Exercises!

    By: Kevin Neeld

    You do NOT need to have a high volume body part split training program designed around isolation exercises. In fact, let's discuss this idea of isolation training. Here's why teens should not use isolation!

    Date Added: Nov 7, 2008

  • The No-Nonsense Guide To Teenage Bodybuilding!

    By: Derek Beast Charlebois

    Should a teen bodybuilder over think their training? Stop wasting time trying to find the perfect ratio while overlooking the big picture: consistency! Use these straight-to-the-point guidelines you can implement today!

    Date Added: Aug 31, 2008

  • 10 Rules For Long-Term Muscle Growth - Get Great Returns!

    By: Clayton South

    Muscle growth isn't easy - and it doesn't come quickly for most people - but muscle growth does happen, given enough time. Focus on these ten powerful, yet simple, rules for getting great returns and you'll grow bigger...

    Date Added: Jul 30, 2008

  • Beginning Bodybuilding: A Comprehensive Guide (Part 3)!

    By: Jim Brewster

    This series of articles is written for the beginning bodybuilder, someone who either has been training a very short time or just starting out. Part 3: continue with 3-day split and get invaluable tips on creating your own routines.

    Date Added: Jul 14, 2008

  • Beginning Bodybuilding: A Comprehensive Guide (Part 2)!

    By: Jim Brewster

    This series of articles is written for the beginning bodybuilder, someone who either has been training a very short time or just starting out. In part 2 we go from the basic full body routine to a split routine. Get the workout & tips right here!

    Date Added: Jun 19, 2008

  • Getting Hardcore With MsFitness: Episode 5 - Beginning Workout Basics.

    By: Fern Assard

    Learn how MsFitness went from a 'skinny fat' mom of 4 to fitness freak & figure competitor. Episode #5: Beginning workout basics - learn how to properly perform a full range of exercises with Fern and special guest Marzia Prince!

    Date Added: Jun 4, 2008

  • Beginning Bodybuilding: A Comprehensive Guide!

    By: Jim Brewster

    This series of articles is written for the beginning bodybuilder, someone who either has been training a very short time with some initial knowledge of weight training, but who is unsure of what they're doing, or someone just starting out.

    Date Added: May 20, 2008

  • Adam Gethin Begins The Ultimate Bodybuilding Journey!

    By: Adam Gethin

    My fascination with boulder-like muscles started at a young age and what appeared to be unlimited levels of strength was another craving in my salivating needs. See how he started and what his challenge is to you!

    Date Added: May 19, 2008

  • Developing A V-Taper: A Full Upper Body Plan!

    By: Tim Wescott

    One of the main things that make a bodybuilder stand out in a crowd, in my humble opinion, is the V-shape taper! Want to improve your V-taper? Outlined below is a 3 pronged attack on building a great upper body!

    Date Added: Apr 22, 2008

  • Just Beginning? Destroy These Bad Habits And Lose Fat!

    By: Contributing Writer

    Changing the way you live your life is a steep uphill climb and each step is a challenge. Learn how to recognize the challenges you can expect to face and ways of beating them right here. Read on.

    Date Added: Feb 27, 2008

  • The Poe Show - Episode #5: V-Taper Back Training!

    By: Brandon Poe

    Check out Brandon's tips and tricks on building a great v-taper. His back training techniques have given him development at a young age, showing a prominent waist to shoulder symmetry. Learn more here...

    Date Added: Jan 21, 2008

  • Jamie Eason's New Year's Tips.

    By: Jamie Eason

    Jamie Eason is here to help you reach your health and fitness goals. Get some great advice on a number of different topics that will help you in this coming year!

    Date Added: Dec 27, 2007

  • Bodybuilding For Beginners: Training & Nutrition (Part 1)!

    By: Tim Wescott

    If you are thinking about embarking on a fitness or bodybuilding program, here are a few pointers you should know. Below are some great ideas about training and nutrition for various body types. Check it out beginners!

    Date Added: Dec 14, 2007

  • Weik University - Main Page.

    By: Matt Weik

    At Weik University you will learn everything you will ever need to know about building your favorite body parts. Just pay attention and from there all you have to do is take what you learned and utilize it in the gym for massive gains.

    Date Added: Nov 5, 2007

  • Layne Norton, Episode 11 - Dr. Joe Klemczewski Interview.

    By: Inside The Life Of A Natural Pro

    Watch as Natural Pro Bodybuilder Layne Norton shows you what natural bodybuilding is all about! Episode #11: Interview with WNBF Pro Dr. Joe Klemczewski - effective training, competing, and off-season dieting!

    Date Added: Oct 11, 2007

  • Teens: Look Good While Getting Stronger!

    By: Patrick Thornton

    Weight lifting can and will get you into the best shape of your life. In this article I will discuss how to burn that excess fat and tone up your body, and actually get a lot stronger while doing it. Read on...

    Date Added: Jun 8, 2007

  • A Beginner's Guide To Losing Body Fat!

    By: Jim Brewster

    The first thing I'm going to tell you is, don't go on a diet. Why? Because most diets are not based on sound nutritional principles... Breakthrough the fat by learning more from the following principles, nutrition tips, calculators and workouts!

    Date Added: Apr 23, 2007

  • What Is The Best Workout For Continuing Your New Year's Resolution?

    By: Workout Of The Week

    Gyms have been filled with new members trying to achieve their New Year's resolutions. However, we all know that these new members don't usually last long. See some great workouts for beginners and some great ideas to keep going!

    Date Added: Feb 16, 2007

  • Uncensored Bodybuilding Secrets Podcast Episode Listing.

    By: Marc David

    Just ask Marc, the Beginner's Expert! Subscribe to Marc David's Podcast on your iPod or portable MP3 player. Get beginner's training and nutrition tips that many people miss! All recent shows listed in one place! UPDATE: New Shows Added Today!

    Date Added: Nov 10, 2006

  • Beginner Bodybuilder's Guide To A Successful Winter Bulk!

    By: Shannon Clark

    Female bodybuilders who are about to embark on a winter muscle mission would be wise to follow the points I've put together below. These will help you maximize your bulking schedule! Learn more...

    Date Added: Oct 17, 2006

  • The Beginning Bodybuilder's Guide To Building Muscle!

    By: Contributing Writer

    Building mass has to be the number one goal for beginners, and it can be quite a daunting one. In this feature we have collected the best information on what it takes to build muscle. Check it out and build mass now!

    Date Added: Aug 1, 2006

  • Eleven Major Bodybuilding Mistakes You Must Avoid!

    By: Hardgainer.com

    I've put together a list of eleven major mistakes that bodybuilders must avoid, especially if they expect to continue gaining mass and not getting injured in the process. Eliminate the mistakes and kick-start your progress!

    Date Added: Jun 1, 2006

  • Get Shredded For Summer!

    By: Jayson Kroner

    In order to get ready with any sense of physical decency, we need to address the fundamentals in three specific segments - training, supplementation and lifestyle. Let's start with what you can do in the gym.

    Date Added: Mar 27, 2006

  • How Did You Begin Bodybuilding?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    How did you begin bodybuilding? Find out what other people from the message boards think...

    Date Added: Feb 3, 2006

  • How Can A Beginner Bodybuilder Build A Good Base Frame?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    How can a beginner bodybuilder build a good base frame? Find out what other people from the message boards think...

    Date Added: Jan 20, 2006

  • Questions & Answers: Step Into The Classroom For Bodybuilding Basics!

    By: Greg Sushinsky

    Unsure about certain aspects of bodybuilding? Don't know the difference between a hard gainer and a lazy slug? Read on to have your questions answered.

    Date Added: Oct 4, 2005

  • Train Smart For Success!

    By: Josh Dickinson

    Today's bodybuilder needs more than just an intense desire to train. You also need to be smart enough to have a program in place that works for you. Here are some basics that will allow everyone to make maximum gains.

    Date Added: Aug 22, 2005

  • Training Specifics: What Needs To Be Done At Each Session.

    By: David Robson

    There are certain variables that need to be in place, before success can be realized in any training program. In this article I dive into the realm of a pre and post workout session.

    Date Added: Jun 16, 2005

  • What Are The Top Three Mistakes People Make When They Start Working Out?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    What are the top three mistakes people make when they start working out? Find out what people from our popular message boards think...

    Date Added: Feb 23, 2005

  • 10 Facts Every Bodybuilder Should Know.

    By: David Robson

    As will be shown in this article, aerobic training can be a valuable tool when aiming to increase mass. Learn about this and other facts every bodybuilder should know...

    Date Added: Jan 14, 2005

  • Beginning Bodybuilding: Supplement Basics.

    By: Jim Brewster

    This article is meant for the newer lifter that isn't sure what supplements to take, when to take them or how to take them. I will also talk about some stacks that people are using and having good luck with.

    Date Added: Dec 14, 2004

  • General Fitness Tips For The Average 'Joe'

    By: Aaron Whitten

    The majority of clients I work with fall into one category: general fitness enthusiasts. These are people who share very common goals. The first of these goals is almost always to lose fat.

    Date Added: Nov 15, 2004

  • Get Your Basics! Plus Arms!

    By: Peter Knopfler

    Everyone who exercises for the first time or returns after a few months of no exercise should begin slowly and demonstrate patience. Learn important information that you can apply to your training and your life.

    Date Added: Apr 27, 2004

  • The Basics Of Getting Leaner!

    By: Hans Hauiskaanto

    The easiest and quickest way to improve looks is to burn fat. If you want your body to look tighter, burn calories. If you want your muscles to appear bigger, burn calories...

    Date Added: Apr 22, 2004

  • 80 Things I Have Learned From Bodybuilding!

    By: Wannabebig.com

    Throughout the years I've been involved in strength training. Looking back over it all, I have to ask myself, What are the most important lessons I have learned so far? Here are the top 80...

    Date Added: Apr 22, 2004

  • Bodybuilding Basic Principles!

    By: Other Writer

    If you lift the same weight for the same reps on the same exercise as you did the previous week, why should your body increase its muscle mass? Obviously, it shouldn't...

    Date Added: Apr 21, 2004

  • Eliminate Training Frustrations Forever!

    By: Clayton South

    To bodybuild successfully many things are required. Learn what they are and how you can eliminate all frustrations...

    Date Added: Apr 4, 2004

  • Your First Pull-Up!

    By: Jeremy Likness

    How do I get strong enough to perform a full pull-up? Let's analyze the pull-up and create a plan of attack!

    Date Added: Mar 25, 2004

  • Building A Good Base!

    By: Bob Cicherillo

    The importance of developing a good foundation can make or break your bodybuilding career. The key lies in your choices of exercises, nutrition, supplementation and recovery. Learn why.

    Date Added: Feb 9, 2004

  • Beginning Bodybuilding For Teens!

    By: Other Writer

    New to bodybuilding? Need some help getting started? In this article you will learn the basics to get you started with your bodybuilding program!

    Date Added: Jan 12, 2004

  • A Bodybuilder Is Born: Episode 1 - The Commitment!

    By: Ron Harris

    In this series of articles, bodybuilding champion Ron Harris is going to teach you everything you need to get started as a bodybuilder. Learn how to become a bodybuilder from his real life examples!

    Date Added: Jan 10, 2004

  • The Seven Tools You Need As A Bodybuilder!

    By: Clayton South

    The following is a list of tools that are mandatory to have, should success be realized. Lacking these tools, or lacking a working knowledge of these tools, will come at the expense of years of progress. Familiarize yourself with the tools listed herein, and utilize them all to maximize your success.

    Date Added: Jan 9, 2004

  • How Biff Got Big And Ripped!

    By: Biff Boswell

    To look like I do, I follow a specific training, supplement and nutrition plan. Here are the full details and a full workout program!

    Date Added: Nov 21, 2003

  • Organizing Your Workouts!

    By: ISSA

    Make use of all the tools you have at your disposal. The more diverse your approach the less likely you are to hit a plateau and burn out. Learn how to organize your workouts!

    Date Added: Sep 2, 2003

  • Bodybuilding's Top "No Matter Whats!" The Truth About What Works!

    By: Shawn LeBrun

    Last year, I had the pleasure and opportunity to attend one of Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace seminars here in Portland, Maine. I thought about what he said and how it relates to bodybuilding and I realized that there are also many No Matter Whats in the bodybuilding world. Learn what they are!

    Date Added: Aug 27, 2003

  • What You Need To Know To Begin!

    By: Nick Nilsson

    Beginning an exercise program can be intimidating if you are just starting out. There are some things that are very important that you definitely need to know.

    Date Added: Aug 19, 2003

  • A 10-Step Guide To Getting In Shape!

    By: Kristin Reisinger

    Check out these awesome 10 steps to help you get in better shape and get the body you hav always wanted! From nutrition to training, learn it all. Full workout program included!

    Date Added: Aug 11, 2003

  • The 10 Commandments Of Bodybuilding!

    By: Dean Goudie

    Weight lifting, much like real life has rules by which you should live by if you wish to live properly. The 10 commandments set out by God are also similar to the 10 commandments I am about to speak on; if you follow them properly you will meet a higher power, which will be yourself after following these commandments.

    Date Added: Jul 30, 2003

  • Avoid Fitness Phonies.

    By: Jamie Hale

    Sales of gym memberships are at an all time high. Unfortunately fitness quackery is too. It seems like every gym you walk into these days includes at least one proposed fitness expert. I am sorry to say that 90% of the trainers in this field cannot tell you the difference between a fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscle fiber. Learn how to spot phonies!

    Date Added: Jul 17, 2003

  • Beginner Blastoff!

    By: Matt Danielsson

    If you're new to the iron game, there is a lot of new information to juggle. Not to worry, take a deep breath and relax. We'll walk through the beginning process step by step.

    Date Added: Jun 19, 2003

  • Mistakes That Beginners Make & How To Avoid Them!

    By: Hardgainer.com

    Once a mistake is made, there's nothing one can do to reverse the mistake. It's a done deal. What if I could do it all over again? What if I could use a time machine and warp myself back in time? Check out these 30 tips that beginners make and how to avoid them!

    Date Added: May 27, 2003

  • Strength Training For Adolescents: A Guide For Parents!

    By: Derek Charlebois

    Will weight training stunt an adolescent's growth? How old is old enough to begin weight training? What type of program should adolescents follow? These are all questions commonly asked when dealing with weight training and adolescents. This article will answer these questions and more be examining what science says.

    Date Added: May 19, 2003

  • Common Sense Training.

    By: Cyberpump

    Bodybuilders often turn to science for the answer and end up with so many conflicting answers that it makes their heads spin. Science won't help you in many instances, common sense will!

    Date Added: May 19, 2003

  • Getting Started On The Road To Fitness And A New You!

    By: MD Labs

    In 1999 the healthcare costs for treating obese adults in the USA was 238 billion dollars, according to the American Obesity Association, and that the annual number of deaths attributed to poor diet and inactivity is 300,000. With statistics like these how could you not find the time for a little exercise?

    Date Added: May 12, 2003

  • How to Make Your Fat Loss Routine More Powerful!

    By: Critical Bench

    Take all the stimulants you want, but without a calorie restricted diet and a consistent exercise regimen, stimulant supplements do little more than raise your heart rate while you sweat a lot! So, whether or not you choose to take stimulants, make sure you have all these basics of fat loss down first!

    Date Added: May 2, 2003

  • Things To Do and Not Do When First Starting An Exercise Program.

    By: Nick Nilsson

    Are you starting an exercise program for your very first time? Learn the do's and don'ts here.

    Date Added: May 2, 2003

  • Training A Novice: The Beginning!

    By: Joel Tietge

    I want whoever is reading this to realize that I am presenting this information as a possible guide to beginner bodybuilders; those who have yet to lift a weighted barbell or dumbbell. I intend this to be the first of several articles, which will track my friend's progress over a three-month period. If you are a beginner, you may train with him and use his routines.

    Date Added: May 1, 2003

  • Size Means Strength?

    By: Jamie Hale

    The basic idea presented in this article is there is a relationship between size and strength, but strength increases can occur due to other reasons. Just as size increase can occur with a non-linear strength increase.

    Date Added: Apr 10, 2003

  • The REAL Way To Lean Muscle Fast!

    By: Planet Muscle

    The knowledge and understanding of all subjects is always subject to change. It's no different with the knowledge of the human body and the muscular system, how muscle grows and responds to varying degrees of progressively increasing resistance.

    Date Added: Mar 31, 2003

  • Getting Buff With Karen

    By: Planet Muscle

    Women should NOT be afraid of progressive bodybuilding training. In the following article are some easy rules to follow once you get started.

    Date Added: Mar 22, 2003

  • The Advantages Of Two-A-Days!

    By: ISSA

    Try this great way to mix things up, stimulating unprecedented muscle and strength gains, while helping to slash bodyfat.

    Date Added: Mar 20, 2003

  • The Secret Weight Gaining Formula!

    By: AnimalPak

    From Attitude To Timing, Learn The Secrets To Get F@#cking HUGE!

    Date Added: Mar 20, 2003

  • Simplifying The Bench Press!

    By: Critical Bench

    One of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to get their bench max up is training with lots of sets and reps! Learn what you need to know to improve your bench!

    Date Added: Mar 18, 2003

  • Comparing Different Methods Of Working Out.

    By: Mike Murphy

    In today's broad horizon of bodybuilding, there are many different ideas as to which method of working out is the best. I have narrowed them down to 4 main methods.

    Date Added: Mar 15, 2003

  • What Makes Muscles Grow?

    By: ISSA

    If you want to develop more muscle, then you better get ready to do some hard work and prepare for slow gains, for the body will only respond to a combination of resistance training, diet and rest.

    Date Added: Mar 14, 2003

  • How To Get Started On A Fitness Program!

    By: John DeFendis

    It's time to stop procrastinating and start putting our weight loss and fitness goals into perspective. Learn what you have to do to get started!

    Date Added: Mar 13, 2003

  • The Beginners Guide To Getting In Shape.

    By: John DeFendis

    You only have to commit to a mere 45 minutes a day and just 3 to 4 days each week.

    Date Added: Mar 13, 2003

  • Maximum Muscle!

    By: Planet Muscle

    No one knows exactly how pumping iron triggers biochemical changes that lead to bigger muscles. I've been training for more than 16 years, I'm 6 1 and a lean 224 lbs, here is what I think works!

    Date Added: Mar 6, 2003

  • Quality Over Quantity!

    By: Matt Danielsson

    As we all know, growth is triggered by training, and logic would suggest that more training equals more growth. Wrong. Learn why!

    Date Added: Mar 5, 2003

  • Fawnia's Top 10 Fitness Tips!

    By: Fawnia Dietrich

    Over the years I have learned alot about the fitness world. Find out what my top 10 fitness tips are!

    Date Added: Mar 4, 2003

  • Get Ripped For The Beach In 21 Days?

    By: Matt Danielsson

    Be realistic - but don't lose sight of your goals, and you'll get there eventually. Set your goals small and move your way up! Learn how!

    Date Added: Feb 28, 2003

  • Laying The Right Foundation!

    By: Matt Danielsson

    Whether you're fresh to the gym or are just coming back after a long layoff, there will be a phase which has great benefits - and setbacks. Try this program to help you get on the right track!

    Date Added: Feb 20, 2003

  • What Is Natural Bodybuilding?

    By: Kerry Dulin

    The term natural has undergone multiple revisions in the last few years. Learn what I think what natural bodybuilding is and why!

    Date Added: Feb 18, 2003

  • Preventing And Healing Injuries!

    By: Randy Herring

    I wrote this article to respond how injuries can be prevented and what to do should an injury or suspected injury occurs.

    Date Added: Feb 11, 2003

  • Top 10 Keys To Physical Progress!

    By: Matt Danielsson

    Learn the top 10 keys to physical progress from Matt Danielsson. From consitency to listening to your body, learn them all!

    Date Added: Feb 4, 2003

  • How To Get In The Lift Heavy Zone!

    By: Shawn LeBrun

    Have you ever had one of those workouts where everything seemed to just click and all of your lifts were great? Learn the secrets on how to have this happen EVERY workout!

    Date Added: Jan 30, 2003

  • Getting In Shape: An Average Women's Approach

    By: Will Duggan

    There are so many diets out there today convincing women to reduce red meat, increase fish intake, don’t eat more than an ounce of this and be sure to eat this once a day! Learn how to get in shape for the average women.

    Date Added: Jan 23, 2003

  • The Gym Checklist

    By: Matt Danielsson

    Let's focus on the REAL issue - does the gym measure up to your needs? Can you get a good, brutal workout here? Learn what to look for when choosing a gym!

    Date Added: Jan 21, 2003

  • #1 Exercises Guide - Over 300 Exercises!

    By: Other Writer

    Learn how to perform every exercise, what bodyparts they work, and more! Pictures and videos.

    Date Added: Jan 17, 2003

  • The All Body Workout

    By: Tiffany Rae

    Tired of the weight room? Want a workout that will get you outside? All you need is a high bar (check your local park), a bench and a wall for this workout.

    Date Added: Jan 16, 2003

  • The S.M.A.R.T. Method

    By: Zach Marcy

    It stands for: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-Constrained. This same test can be used to help us identify a good goal.

    Date Added: Jan 13, 2003

  • Having It All!

    By: Charles Staley

    In almost any case people who experience astounding success are not utilizing common herd methods, and neither should you. Learn the secrets on how to get ripped!

    Date Added: Jan 12, 2003

  • The Fundamentals Of Fat Loss!

    By: Ben Black

    This fat loss plan is merely a first aid kit that contains helpful fundamentals to get you started on that shredded six-pack.

    Date Added: Jan 6, 2003

  • Finding Time: A Bodybuilder's Nightmare!

    By: Matt Danielsson

    So how does one find ways to work out regularly, when there never seem to be enough time? Not to mention maintaining a DIET! I say - no problem!

    Date Added: Jan 2, 2003

  • My Guide To Exercises

    By: Matthew Johnson

    Learn the correct ways ot do machine rear delt rows & dumbbell shoulder shrugs!

    Date Added: Dec 30, 2002

  • Top 10 Lifting Rules

    By: AnimalPak

    Learn the top 10 lifting rules on how to keep proper form and keep the intensity!

    Date Added: Dec 30, 2002

  • Katrina's Guide To Exercises!

    By: Katrina Humphrey

    Here are 25 of my favorite exercises with pictures and tips on how to perform them for max results! Learn the proper form!

    Date Added: Dec 20, 2002

  • Accelerate Growth And Recovery!

    By: Eric Satterwhite

    For the bodybuilder, glycogen stores are one of the most critical factors in muscle growth. Learn how to grow and recover faster!

    Date Added: Dec 15, 2002

  • The Complete Dumbbell Workout

    By: Angela Mraz

    What really makes this routine great is that you don't need a gym. Learn how to do the complete dumbbell workout!

    Date Added: Dec 12, 2002

  • Lifting Weights vs. Working Muscles

    By: Zach G.

    Everyone goes on about how training heavy is the name of the game, and doing anything but going as heavy as possible is a waste of time. Learn what the truth is!

    Date Added: Dec 9, 2002

  • Arms For Beginners!

    By: Nick Keith

    This article will explain everything a beginner needs to know about the arms, and how to train them safely and effectively to get the best results possible.

    Date Added: Dec 4, 2002

  • Staying On Track: When You Are Short On Motivation

    By: Angela Mraz

    Consistent and productive exercise is nothing less than - hard work. Hence lies the need for motivation - sometimes, a whole lot of it. Learn what to do to gain motivation!

    Date Added: Dec 3, 2002

  • Get Psyched: What To Do To Get Motivated!

    By: Mike Murphy

    Are you working out day after day and just can't seem to find the motivation? Learn the secrets Mike uses to keep motivated!

    Date Added: Nov 29, 2002

  • Layne's How To Guide For Bulking: Part I - The Macronutrients

    By: Layne Norton

    Before I talk about the system itself it is important that everyone understands the basics behind muscle growth and how calorie surplus helps you gain muscle. I will cover these issues in 3 parts.

    Date Added: Nov 26, 2002

  • The Basic Principles Of Bodybuilding

    By: Luis Berrios

    I stick to once every 7 days, as it gives more time for rest and growth, and also makes scheduling workouts easier.

    Date Added: Nov 25, 2002

  • Three Quick Workouts When Time Is Short

    By: Lisa Sutton

    When time is short and you feel up to it, give these three quick exercises a try!

    Date Added: Nov 20, 2002

  • Bodybuilding Planning

    By: Delbert Hickman

    What will you do better next time? How can you be better next time? We all need to answer these questions and more as the off-season begins.

    Date Added: Nov 19, 2002

  • So, You Wanna Get Shredded?

    By: David Knowles

    Many people have inquired about getting ripped, so I’ll give you readers some insight on how I dieted and conditioned in order to cut up for my past contests.

    Date Added: Nov 15, 2002

  • Complete Compilation of Weightlifting Exercises

    By: Mike Murphy

    Are you looking for a complete compilation of weightlifting exercises? Well look no further.

    Date Added: Nov 14, 2002

  • How To Become A Better Bodybuilder!

    By: Shawn LeBrun

    In fact, I could end this article with that said (some of you probably wish that I would.

    Date Added: Nov 14, 2002

  • Real Workouts For Real Working Men And Women

    By: Planet Muscle

    Well, to help each of us find our own meaning of life (besides Monday night football), we use names and labels. We have names and labels for everything in bodybuilding.

    Date Added: Nov 8, 2002

  • The Rep: Learn What To Do To Not Get Hurt

    By: Matt Danielsson

    This might not seem like a very big deal - I mean, hey, just grab the barbell and hammer it out, right? Not so. In fact, the rep is just as important of a variable as any other factor when you're working out.

    Date Added: Nov 8, 2002

  • No Weight Room? No Problem!

    By: Other Writer

    The reason I bring this up is the constant queries I receive for programs that don't require a weight room and that can be monitored by the coach or done at home.

    Date Added: Nov 1, 2002

  • Tight Nutrition And Hard-Hitting Workouts

    By: Dave Draper

    On your mark... dial in the nutrition and prepare to be poured into the angular and defining mold. There are compromises to accept and sacrifices to make.

    Date Added: Nov 1, 2002

  • Bodybuilding Goal Checklist

    By: Shawn LeBrun

    Learn the keys to achieving your goals with a bodybuilding checklist!

    Date Added: Oct 23, 2002

  • Back For Beginners!

    By: Nick Keith

    This article will help you understand the back; how it works, and exercises you can use to achieve your bodybuilding or fitness goals.

    Date Added: Oct 17, 2002

  • Gaining Weight For The Bodybuilder

    By: Matt Danielsson

    Even if you were at the end of the line when the good bodybuilding genetics were handed out, disciplined diet and training can do wonders your physique.

    Date Added: Oct 3, 2002

  • Training To Grow!

    By: Alex D Angelo

    There are so many chronic over trainers that neglect the rest aspect of training, but we must remember you only grow when resting.

    Date Added: Oct 1, 2002

  • Periodization For Bodybuilders

    By: Keats Snideman

    Are you interested in long term results and effectiveness in your training? Then you better have at least a basic understanding of 'periodization.'

    Date Added: Sep 26, 2002

  • A Guide To Effective Weekly Training Analysis

    By: Ryan Mackie

    I like to look at everything I do with my training very closely. Knowing exactly why I'm doing certain routines, training methods and why I'm following a certain type of diet strategy.

    Date Added: Sep 19, 2002

  • Top 10 Bodybuilding Habits

    By: Matt Danielsson

    Find out the top ten bodybuilding habits that we acquire over time and see if they compare to yours!

    Date Added: Sep 19, 2002

  • The Myth Of Turning Fat Into Muscle

    By: Matt Danielsson

    You simply cannot transform fat tissue into muscle, and I'm almost certain Jay would choose better company than that.

    Date Added: Sep 18, 2002

  • Tricks Of The Trade

    By: Dean Goudie

    There are many different ways to build muscle, and it's up to each individual person to figure out which work for them, but make sure you are aware of all the options that are available to you.

    Date Added: Sep 17, 2002

  • The Secret Is There Is No Secret

    By: Dave Draper

    Are amongst you of the B type, neither lazy nor irresponsible, who can't seem to make it to the gym (or the garage) on a regular basis. You have a long list of reasons why you can't and some of them are even pretty good. It is to this larger half of the population to whom I speak.

    Date Added: Sep 14, 2002

  • Training for the Endomorph

    By: Zach G.

    This is just a beginning, as I'm currently planning on a huge training guide covering everything from diet to supplements designed with the endo in mind. All right, on to the meat of things.

    Date Added: Sep 10, 2002

  • Positive Lifting

    By: David Knowles

    Have you ever heard someone say to his training partner "get your mind right" before a set? That's what I mean by having a certain mind-set.

    Date Added: Sep 9, 2002

  • Never Stop Growing!

    By: Ron Harris

    Ask yourself, is this exactly the way you wanted to look? I didn't think so. Don't worry. I'm not going to leave you hanging.

    Date Added: Sep 7, 2002

  • Static Reps

    By: Paul Becker

    Static reps are done by holding a weight in a fixed position, usually fully contracted, for an extended period of time.

    Date Added: Sep 5, 2002

  • Training Styles

    By: James Sadek

    I have found for a period of a couple of weeks one might training style such as drop sets but then it doesn't feel right after a while so I will use another.

    Date Added: Sep 4, 2002

  • Exercise & Rest Principle Formula

    By: Paul Becker

    Using the 1-legged squat as an example, begin by performing this exercise for as many ultra-strict repetitions as possible within a 10 second time frame.

    Date Added: Sep 1, 2002

  • Choosing The Right Role Models For You!

    By: Ryan Mackie

    In bodybuilding especially having good role models is very important in the trainees quest for new muscle. Role models are an important source of inspiration and information.

    Date Added: Sep 1, 2002

  • Ten Tips To Help You Get Big!

    By: Paul Becker

    You see, you need to set goals and keep to them.

    Date Added: Aug 30, 2002

  • Weight Training For Beginners And Tips For The Rest of Us!

    By: Fawnia Dietrich

    Weight training doesn't have to be intimidating, in fact you should feel the weights calling your name, each time you enter they gym.

    Date Added: Aug 22, 2002

  • How To Gain Discipline.

    By: Curtis Dennis Jr.

    Discipline is the willingness to sacrifice things to achieve your goal. Learn what discipline is right here and see how it comes into play during your training.

    Date Added: Aug 22, 2002

  • Power Moves!

    By: Ron Harris

    We all have our favorite exercises for each bodypart, and for many of us they tend to be the same ones.

    Date Added: Aug 21, 2002

  • Eat, Drink, Sleep Bodybuilding

    By: Tommy Bell

    Bodybuilding is an extreme sport, period. To be a bodybuilder involves so much more than going to the gym and lifting weights. One must be willing to eat, drink, and sleep bodybuilding.

    Date Added: Aug 20, 2002

  • The Tortoise and the Hare! Why Do Some People Gain Faster?

    By: Ron Harris

    You wonder why you bother training and eating seven meals a day for years, when someone else can look bigger and better in months.

    Date Added: Aug 16, 2002

  • Important Factors For Weight Training

    By: Joe Franco

    By performing the movement correctly you will have greater gains than just by throwing the weight around.

    Date Added: Aug 15, 2002

  • A Beginner Workout

    By: Luis Berrios

    A beginner is someone new to bodybuilding or any king of physical activities. Also someone returning from a long layoff.

    Date Added: Aug 15, 2002

  • Intermediated Workout

    By: Luis Berrios

    This workout is for this trainee who past the beginner phase or at least 6 months of training.

    Date Added: Aug 15, 2002

  • The High Cost Of Inactivity

    By: Randy Herring

    Statistics show that it costs much less to stay fit than it does to heal health ailments or complications brought on by not living a healthy lifestyle.

    Date Added: Aug 9, 2002

  • The Choices We Make Dictate The Life We Live

    By: Maribel Sanders

    This piece of writing will not be your typical bodybuilding article. The article you will begin to read could be a life changing experience.

    Date Added: Aug 8, 2002

  • Weight-Lifting Questions From Beginners

    By: Dean Goudie

    There are a lot of new people lifting with a lot of questions, and people do their best to answer these questions.

    Date Added: Aug 6, 2002

  • Bodybuilding Is A Science

    By: Dean Goudie

    Many people believe that bodybuilding isn't a science. They believe it can be made simple and just going to the gym is sufficient to build the dream body.

    Date Added: Aug 1, 2002

  • Ten Commandments of Muscle Mass!

    By: Curtis Dennis Jr.

    There are lots of ways, but only 10 ways to achieve that massive...thicker look for the next summer season. For the sake of this article we'll call them the Ten Commandments of Muscle Mass!!!

    Date Added: Jul 29, 2002

  • Starting Your Journey On The Right Path

    By: Ryan Ward

    How should people start weight training? People have very different opinions on how to start this journey to a perfect body, but I will take you through my opinion on starting out.

    Date Added: Jul 25, 2002

  • My First Ever 'Proper' Off-Season

    By: Ryan Mackie

    After nine years of bodybuilding I am finally embarking on my first 'proper' off-season. I realize that sounds quite strange, because by now I should have mastered the art of building solid new muscle in the off-season.

    Date Added: Jul 22, 2002

  • The Physics Of Weight Training

    By: Paul Becker

    This is the first of a series of articles that will look to the science of physics to help us make our training more effective.

    Date Added: Jul 18, 2002

  • Since When is High Intensity Considered Over-training?

    By: James Mace

    You're on your third and last set of squats. You take slow, deliberate breaths, feeling the adrenaline surging through your veins. With a growl of rage, you lift the bar off.

    Date Added: Jul 12, 2002

  • The Attitude and Life Of a Bodybuilder

    By: Justin Ritter

    Every writer is always making suggestions about how to lift and what to eat. But in life there is so much more than just eating a lean cut steak and lifting a bar. These are only principals to abide by.

    Date Added: Jun 19, 2002

  • How To Squat

    By: Randy Herring

    I began doing squats when I was 15 years old. And two decades later I feel I have found the right "groove" for my body when performing the squat! So don't feel bad if you haven't gotten the squat down. It's not very often you have a weight balancing across your traps and are "happily" compelled to squat up and down

    Date Added: Jun 18, 2002

  • Exercises: Which are Best?

    By: Daniel Martin

    There are almost too many exercises to choose from. There is always a new machine or someone comes up with a new exercise. Here I rate how each type of exercise affects the nervous system... and give you real results!

    Date Added: May 10, 2002

  • Basic Teen Bodybuilding!

    By: Big Red

    So for any newbie's who wanna learn the secrets to getting bigger and stronger keep reading. I'm going to base this around the four major aspects of bodybuilding; training, nutrition, supplementation and rest.

    Date Added: May 7, 2002

  • 12 Ways To Boost Gains While Spending Less Time In The Gym

    By: Ron Harris

    Are people calling you a gym rat? Here are ways to get better results without spending your whole life in the gym. Get in, get out and GROW! Here are 12 tips.

    Date Added: Apr 30, 2002

  • Health Aspects Of Lifting Weights

    By: Russ Warren

    Exercise has been on a steady increase ever since the 60's when the studies went out saying almost 55% of the country was overweight and unfit. But the number of overweight men and women has increased. Why?

    Date Added: Apr 19, 2002

  • Designing A Training Program: Layout And The Basics

    By: Jeff Galterio

    This article is slightly slanted more towards beginner to intermediate levels, but no matter how advanced you are, there is always something you can learn. Learn about split training, rest time, when to train, and how many days to train.

    Date Added: Apr 15, 2002

  • Teenage Bodybuilding My Way

    By: Bryan Locke

    n order to become a successful teenage bodybuilder, you must understand and attempt to perfect four basic concepts involved in the sport.

    Date Added: Apr 7, 2002

  • Designing A Training Schedule: Things To Consider

    By: Jeff Galterio

    There are many aspects of bodybuilding that will apply to everyone such as technique and the basic principles. Other items will need to be custom fit to you and will often need to be found out through trial and error. However, everyone will need to understand the basic principles involved in assembling a well-fit training program.

    Date Added: Apr 6, 2002

  • Free Weights or Machines?

    By: Ron Harris

    It's one of bodybuilding's longest-running debates ever, and shows no signs of stopping. Find out the truth! Also, find out what exercises are the BEST for free weights and machines!

    Date Added: Apr 5, 2002

  • Starting Bodybuilding as a Teen

    By: Ben

    How many of you teens that are reading this are unhappy with the way you look? I mean why else would you be on this great site? :P I'd have to estimate that like 85% of teens aren't happy with the way they look!

    Date Added: Apr 1, 2002

  • My Beginner's Guide

    By: Alton Hare

    Don't waste years figuring out the right way to build muscle. Here is my guide for beginner's covering the basics of what you need to know for success.

    Date Added: Mar 18, 2002

  • How to Choose a Gym

    By: David Knowles

    One thing is certain; the last thing you want is to be a member at a "subpar" gym. Finding a gym can be difficult, especially if you don't know what to look for. Well listen up, these tips will allow you to choose a gym to meet your every bodybuilding need. Also, find out what equipment you should be looking for!

    Date Added: Mar 11, 2002

  • Working Out, Nutrition, and Supplements for Beginners!

    By: Jeff Galterio

    When I first started lifting it was to gain a little muscle and strength for swimming. Then after about 1 month I realized how fun and relaxing lifting really was.

    Date Added: Mar 9, 2002

  • Weight Lifting for Children and Teens

    By: Jay Horowitz

    One of the biggest myths about weight lifting is that it stunts your growth. No studies have ever been shown that lifting weights stunts or inhibits growth .

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Start Low, Go Slow!

    By: Bryan Kenny

    I don't know about all of you, but I'm always getting in my friends' faces and dragging them down to the gym, unless they give me a valid excuse not to come like 'I have to work.'

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Make Weight Lifting Fun!

    By: Andy Stevensen

    If you feel you have reached a plateau, do not give up, because it is a natural part of working out. Here are a few tips that might help you to make your lifting experience more enjoyable!

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Instinctive Training

    By: John Giljum

    A few times in each workout I'd want to do 1 or 2 sets less of something and replace them with something else, based purely on how I felt that day. I started training instinctively a few months ago, and I'm addicted. So far, here's my insight.

    Date Added: Mar 1, 2002

  • Arnold Bodybuilding Encylopedia Review!

    By: Derek Charlebois

    When you are trying to increase your knowledge in any area, the best way to do it is to research and read about the subject. Is this worth reading? What is in this book?

    Date Added: Jan 25, 2002

  • The Journey Begins

    By: Patsy Rabdau

    You've decided you WANT to get in shape, not that you SHOULD get in shape. Now that you've decided to make the journey, wouldn't a map be a nice thing to have? Here it is!

    Date Added: Jan 11, 2002

  • Keep it Simple!

    By: Phano Som

    Bodybuilding in its simplest form is actually easier than one may think. Sure, there are probably thousands of biological processes that go on inside of your body to build muscle but the rule of thumb should be this: keep it simple!

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Listening to Your Body

    By: Big Cat

    Learn about breathing, time under tension, lifting in a natural arc, compound movements, isolation movements, increasing strength while decreasing risk of injury, strength-size relation, and much more!

    Date Added: Dec 10, 2001

  • How to Choose a Personal Trainer

    By: Phano Som

    Five Keys to Getting Your Money's Worth: Are you frustrated with your training progress? if so, you probably can use some help in creating an individualized fitness routine.

    Date Added: Oct 30, 2001

  • Progression of Training!

    By: Big Cat

    You start as a beginner and progress until you are an advanced bodybuilder. How do you know where you are right now? What should you do during each stage in between?

    Date Added: Oct 9, 2001

  • How To Grow: Nutrition Rest & Training!

    By: Todd Blue

    I have written on this topic before but I feel I need to clear some things up and add some things that may help you to achieve the maximum results. So, lets talk about what it takes to gain size.

    Date Added: Oct 9, 2001

  • Develop A Body The Gods Would Envy (Part 1 Body Development)

    By: Jonathan Stehlik

    This article is for you people who have really wanted to start your journey towards building a body of your dreams, be it adding up to 40lbs of muscle or just improving your overall health. Here are some resources for you to check out for the best results!

    Date Added: Oct 1, 2001

  • The Training Dilemma Part 1

    By: Mitch Hodge

    Everyone wants to know the perfect amount of time to spend in the gym for maximum results. Three on, one off, no, four on, two off, or was it three on, two off, one on, one off?! I'm telling you it's enough to drive a hardcore bodybuilder to the lap pool. Learn about the different eras of bodybuilding and different theories.

    Date Added: Oct 1, 2001

  • Setting the Record Straight - Debunking Myths!

    By: Andy Stevensen

    There are a mountain of myths, tricks and scams that have plagued bodybuilding since its inception, which have clogged and blocked our progress from day one.

    Date Added: Sep 28, 2001

  • Choosing the Right Gym

    By: Delbert Hickman

    Choosing the right gym that will ensure your continued and overall progress is almost as important as finding a life long companion that will be with you through all the good times and all the bad times as well. Throughout my years of training, I have always made finding the "right" workout facility one of my most highest priorities.

    Date Added: Aug 26, 2001

  • The Beginner Starting Out

    By: John Lemare

    Many articles are great for experienced bodybuilders. This article is for the beginner looking to train the right way. Here is what you need to ask yourself before you enter the gym, and many tips for being successful!

    Date Added: Aug 20, 2001

  • Thou Shalt Not Covert Thy Neighbour's Program

    By: Andy Stevensen

    We have all heard the dogma of the modern bodybuilder, "Listen to your body." Here are a few tricks that can help those who are illiterate in the language of the body.

    Date Added: Aug 20, 2001

  • Bodybuilding For Beginners

    By: Rockie S.

    Great, So you have decided to try out bodybuilding! Here are some things to do and things to NOT do. Learn about building the biceps, pecs and shoulders!

    Date Added: Jul 21, 2001

  • Go Heavy But... Not Too Heavy

    By: James Sadek

    When I first started going to the gym, I saw all these big guys lifting weight I never even dreamed existed; we all would have felt that feeling. After seeing this we go home after one of our first weight sessions and visualize being able to lift all that weight and be half that big.

    Date Added: Jul 5, 2001

  • Dynamics of a Good Workout!

    By: Andy Stevensen

    What are you trying to accomplish by doing weights? Muscle growth. Do you know how this phenomenon works? Learn about warming up, starting with a few light sets, and then lifting to GROW. Get the best workout you can!

    Date Added: May 22, 2001

  • A.J.'s Beginner's Advice

    By: AJ

    Now if you want to start bodybuilding, just a beginner or want to start again then this article is for you. In this article I will be telling you 2 or 3 simple but effective exercises for each body part.

    Date Added: Apr 1, 2001

  • Beginners Bodybuilding Information!

    By: Danial Samar

    Learn about body part training, sets, exercises, reps, proper form, speed of movement, rest between sets, range of motion, training frequency, duration and more!

    Date Added: Mar 24, 2001

  • General Bodybuilding Info

    By: FitforLife

    General, and basic information you should know when venturing into the fitness, weight training, or bodybuilding world!

    Date Added: Mar 17, 2001

  • The Rules For Hardcore Bodybuilders

    By: Contributing Writer

    These are the most important rules (to me anyways) for bodybuilding. These rules are a guaranteed way to grow, unless you have some bad genes in you. Otherwise, these are some of the few things in bodybuilding that works for everyone.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2001

  • When Should I Workout?

    By: Joe Hagy

    Lately people have been asking "What's the best time to workout" or "What's the best time to do cardio?". Well there are a lot of theories about what's best, and everybody has an opinion on the subject.

    Date Added: Mar 2, 2001

  • Form Versus Weight/Momentum

    By: Manny Fausett

    Currently in any gym in the world, a person can walk in and find a lifter, regardless of gender, weight training with an unrealistic weight; throwing the weights around instead of focusing on form and maximum muscle contraction. The purpose of this article is to hopefully, avoid some of the common pitfalls regarding weight training for muscular development.

    Date Added: Feb 24, 2001

  • The Big 7 Muscle Groups

    By: Matt Simonson

    This article was written to show beginners which muscle groups they should work to give their upper body the most increase in size. I have made up a list of the seven most important muscle groups, ranging from greatest importance to least importance, when it comes to adding size to your upper body.

    Date Added: Feb 21, 2001

  • Beginner Workout

    By: Manny Fausett

    One of the greatest mistakes I have seen in the gym environment, other than bad form, is the use of advance workouts by novice lifters. Here are the reasons why it is bad and a good workout for beginners.

    Date Added: Feb 17, 2001

  • Overlooked Essentials!

    By: John Giljum

    Let's face it, as a bodybuilder, it's a fact that you will need to have certain things to reach your goals. You know that weights, for example, are a necessity - you just can't get there without 'em. However, there are a few very important essentials of bodybuilding that are often left out of the picture, more frequently by beginners. So my goal in this article is to hit the major ones that are absolutely critical for your success as a bodybuilder.

    Date Added: Oct 9, 2000

  • Back To The Basics In The Weight Room!

    By: Scott Duncan

    Don't get caught up in the training routine's that the pros put out in the magazines, those will only lead to over-training. Remember these guys are on steroids and have all day just to lift, eat and rest, they don't have to go through 7 plus hours of school and all that other junk we have to do.

    Date Added: Oct 9, 2000

  • Getting Started: Strength Begets Size

    By: Andy Stevensen

    Do you want to get some huge size? Well, get some strength first. How do you do that?

    Date Added: Sep 17, 2000

  • Starting A Workout Program

    By: Wayne Mercer

    This article will focus on some specifics in starting a workout program. What guidelines should you follow to maximize your muscle gains?

    Date Added: Jun 3, 2000

  • Become a Great Teen Bodybuilder!

    By: AJ

    If you want to be a good teen bodybuilder then carry on reading this article. I am going to tell you about basic teen bodybuilding. This article will tell you about reps and sets, how much weight, how many days, goal setting, motivation and more!

    Date Added: Mar 16, 2000