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    General Training For People Who Don't Care About Getting Big Or Ripped!

    By: Mike Mahler

    A good training program will get you in shape so you have more energy for daily life and a higher threshold for stress. Learn more about training for general health with the following: training program, five pillars, and much more! Read on.

    Date Added: Nov 7, 2007

  • Park Gyms

    By: Contributing Writer

    We love our hometown and wish to give our community the opportunity to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

    Date Added: May 21, 2015

  • Smart Dumbbell Lifting: Iso-Dynamic Training

    By: Nick Tumminello

    Isometric training can be difficult and tedious, but you can reap its benefits with this overload technique. Pick up two dumbbells and start moving one of them!

    Date Added: Dec 18, 2013

  • The Basics Of Getting Leaner.

    By: Pekka Varre

    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: Jul 1, 2004

  • 5 Dieting Tips For Hardcore Bodybuilders!

    By: AnimalPak

    I'm not saying you have to be a technical wizard with a degree in sports nutrition. You just have to combine some basics with common sense. Here are five tips that should you get started.

    Date Added: May 13, 2004

  • Practical, Functional, Necessary Training!

    By: Jamie Hale

    How is that training for general fitness? As the Renegades know this is not training for general fitness. This is specialized training. You need to utilize a wide array of tools, learn why!

    Date Added: Feb 5, 2004

  • Formulas For Effecting Body Composition Change!

    By: Randy Herring

    A safe and effective lean body mass gain should be no more than 2 pounds per month. Fat loss should be no more than 4 pounds per month. Any more would constitute lean mass (muscle) loss. Learn why!

    Date Added: Jan 14, 2004

  • Three Weeks To Lean!

    By: David Gluhareff

    Are you looking for that get lean program? If you are then this is it. The following is a lean out program for lifters who are stuck in a rut or who are just looking for a change!

    Date Added: Jan 7, 2004

  • The Imperfect Training Program!

    By: Keats Snideman

    What if I told you that I had the perfect training program? Would you be interested? Conversely, what if I told you that I had the imperfect, less than ideal training program. Which of the two would you be interested in? The former of course! Learn all about the IMPERFECT TRAINING PROGRAM.

    Date Added: Jan 6, 2004

  • Bucking the Trend: Get Out Of That Rut!


    Abbreviated training can be a fickle thing. Just when you think you have your training blueprint perfect, your gains dry up. Find out how to get your gains back again!

    Date Added: Jan 2, 2004

  • Stop Having Beginner Workout Blues!

    By: David Gluhareff

    Are you dreading going to the gym? Bored with your current workouts? Not getting the results you need because you're stuck in a rut? Find out what you can do to spice up your workout routines and rev up your metabolism!

    Date Added: Dec 17, 2003

  • Weights Or Cardio: What's It Going To Be?

    By: Nick Nilsson

    Knowing how to balance cardio with weight training can be one of the most challenging aspects of putting together your training program. Learn how to do it here.

    Date Added: Oct 21, 2003

  • Bob Sapp's (The Beast) Training And Nutrition Secrets!

    By: Mauro Di Pasquale

    Lifestyle, training, diet and nutritional supplement use are all important in maximizing strength, performance and muscle mass. Dr. Di has helped Bob Sapp become an anabolic beast at 6 feet 5 inches and weighing in at over 350 pounds. Bob is has mass and size that has rarely been seen. Did I mention that he is ALL NATURAL?

    Date Added: Sep 4, 2003

  • The Principles Of Bodybuilding.

    By: Clayton South

    Repeatedly I receive letters of thanks from bodybuilders around the world, astounded that philosophy is the chief determinant of bodybuilding success. Find out what they know!

    Date Added: Aug 4, 2003

  • Where Is Real Bodybuilding Information Found These Days?

    By: Clayton South

    When I first became involved in bodybuilding, I would do whatever I saw someone else doing or what the magazines said. I came to ask myself, where is real bodybuilding knowledge? Where is a source that gives knowledge that is effective and that will produce results when applied correctly? Find out what I found!

    Date Added: Aug 1, 2003

  • Five Tips To Improve Your Training Efficiency!

    By: ISSA

    In fact, the following 5 suggestions enabled me to help a 37 year old elite jui jitsu competitor to increase his lean body mass by over 20 pounds during a 15 week training cycle in 1997. Use these methods religiously and you'll start to obtain similar results for your clients! Learn how it can help YOU!

    Date Added: Jul 24, 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

  • Add 1 Pound A Week For Continuous Gains!

    By: Cyberpump

    Are you tired of not making any gains? Learn how adding 1 pound a week can help you set new personal records and improve your ego!

    Date Added: May 12, 2003

  • 50 Training Tips For Better Results!

    By: Nick Nilsson

    Looking to get better results from your training, but not sure where to start or what to change? These powerful tips can help you get on the fast track to meeting your goals!

    Date Added: May 7, 2003

  • Why Weight Training Helps You Burn Fat and Lose Weight!

    By: Maia Appleby

    Women also do not become masculine-looking when they build muscle mass. If anything, they develop a more symmetrical, feminine shape. Learn how it can help YOU build muscle and lose fat!

    Date Added: Apr 21, 2003

  • The New High Intensity

    By: Contributing Writer

    There are many theories on HIT, and many HIT workouts such as Max-OT among others, but I'm here to talk about a new HIT philosophy.

    Date Added: Apr 19, 2003

  • Raise Your Bench 50-Pounds!

    By: Planet Muscle

    Learn why so many people cannot finish the last 3-5 inches of the bench press and how to increase your bench by 50 POUNDS!

    Date Added: Apr 18, 2003

  • Water Exercise: The Coolest Workout!

    By: Maia Appleby

    Do you want to enjoy your outdoor summer exercise without that sweaty, sticky feeling? How about hopping in the pool and doing your workout the luxurious way? The pool just might be the only place where you can do cardiovascular work, toning and stretching without even feeling like you've broken a sweat!

    Date Added: Apr 18, 2003

  • Breaking The Mold!

    By: Dave Draper

    Break your plateaus! Here is a Draper Diversion you are permitted to enjoy from time to time. It's not exactly a box of chocolates, but then it's not sardine and onion pie either.

    Date Added: Apr 16, 2003

  • Considerations For Summertime Fat Loss!

    By: ISSA

    Taking into account these considerations will help an individual design a safe and effective plan for weight loss. Although summer is just around the corner, there is no better time then the present to draw into the fitness lifestyle.

    Date Added: Apr 16, 2003

  • TNT, Tips-N-Tricks For Strength And Size!

    By: Critical Bench

    When you're dealing with sticking points in the bench press you have to remember that there are several ways to correct the problem, but most won't work for you. Are you getting stuck at the lockout? Here's some TNT to help you blast that problem!

    Date Added: Apr 16, 2003

  • Add Weights To All Your Lifts Immediately!

    By: Shawn LeBrun

    Do you want to learn a method that will guarantee you will be able to instantly add weight to all of your lifts? Learn how to warm up correctly.

    Date Added: Apr 14, 2003

  • 600 Exercises: How Many Calories Are You Burning?

    By: Contributing Writer

    How many calories are you burning? Use our calculators to find out for over 600 exercises and activities!

    Date Added: Mar 27, 2003

  • Why Do I Need Cardio?

    By: AnimalPak

    Learn why cardio is a must for bodybuilders and what these bodybuilding experts think about cardio. Find out what the EXPERTS think!

    Date Added: Mar 27, 2003

  • Is Swiss Ball Training For You?

    By: ISSA

    Find out if swiss balls are right for you and how to use them properly!

    Date Added: Mar 25, 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

  • Fitness & Nutrition Tips For Optimum Weight Loss.

    By: John DeFendis

    This week I would like to give everyone some very simple and effective tips to help you burn fat and firm up. Once again it is important to realize that a successful weight loss program should have 3 main components.

    Date Added: Mar 19, 2003

  • Counter-Conditioning Arm-Pump.

    By: Intensity Magazine

    Working with Clubbell SPP demands fine motor control under tension which makes it your ideal ally in nuking arm-pump hostiles from your race-day battlefields.

    Date Added: Mar 19, 2003

  • Packing On The Mass!

    By: Jamie Hale

    By following the guidelines above you should begin to stack on the mass. If you are following these guidelines, but you still can't pack on mass something is wrong. Seek professional help.

    Date Added: Mar 18, 2003

  • What Is Muscle Failure And How Does It Correlate With Intensity?

    By: Zach Marcy

    The key is to take your muscles to the point where you recruit these smaller assistance muscles. Learn why and how it demonstrates your intensity!

    Date Added: Mar 14, 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

  • Why Are You Not Making Gains?

    By: Clayton South

    Millions of people the world over are trapped in bodies they are desperately trying to change, without success. Learn how to continually make gains!

    Date Added: Mar 8, 2003

  • Bodybuilding for Babyboomers - Shaping Up For Summer, The Baby Boomer Way!

    By: Babyboomers

    Shaping up the baby boomer way means training hard, yet training smart. That means employing science and the wisdom that only comes with age to our training. Learn why!

    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

  • Amazing Gains: Renegade Training Results!

    By: Intensity Magazine

    As I look back on the mere 3 weeks that I have been training using the Renegade philosophy, I realize that I have gained much more than I expected.

    Date Added: Feb 28, 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

  • Instinctive Training.

    By: Matt Danielsson

    We must use our intellect to override instinct to reach results. The body can only be FORCED to get more muscular, while our instincts simply tells us not to. Learn why!

    Date Added: Feb 26, 2003

  • How Well Do You Know Your Body?

    By: Ryan Mackie

    Trying various training methods really motivates me and fires me up to know that at the end of the year I will have a much better understanding of how my body responds to differing training and nutrition strategies.

    Date Added: Feb 26, 2003

  • Troubleshooting!

    By: Matt Danielsson

    If you have had problems in the past and don't know where to look for answers, look no further!

    Date Added: Feb 21, 2003

  • Building A Professional!

    By: Big Cat

    Over the next 14 months, following my advice and that of his coach Pierre De Bont, we will turn Philiep into a Pro!

    Date Added: Feb 14, 2003

  • Understanding The Strength Deficit!

    By: Intensity Magazine

    In this article, I'll illustrate exactly what the strength deficit is, an easy way to assess the athlete, how to interpret the results, and point you in the right direction as to the proper way to maximize each athlete's potential to express power on the playing field.

    Date Added: Feb 13, 2003

  • Pyramid Power: Building A Firm Foundation!

    By: Kerry Dulin

    A pyramid set typically begins with a light to moderate weight that can be lifted with good form for 10 to 12 repetitions. Learn why this technique works so well!

    Date Added: Feb 10, 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

  • Lose 13lbs In 35 Days!


    This 35-day, blast routine also helps motivate women with a quick start to losing fat and adding muscle. Learn how to utilize this program to maximize your fat loss and muscle gains!

    Date Added: Feb 3, 2003

  • Building Huge Legs: The True Sign Of A Bodybuilder

    By: Jonathan Stehlik

    Normal people just do not understand where we bodybuilders come from when we explain to them how much we enjoy standing out from the average and training to look like Greek statues. Learn why bodybuilders go to the extreme!

    Date Added: Feb 3, 2003

  • Cheating: Is It Necessary?

    By: Matt Danielsson

    If you have to make sure that your ego doesn't make this an excuse to start cheating from the first rep - to impress the girl next to you in the gym or whatever it may think is vital for your survival. Find out if cheating is for you!

    Date Added: Jan 24, 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

  • 8 Easy Ways To Increase Training Intensity

    By: AnimalPak

    Regardless of how you train, one thing should remain consistent: intensity. Learn why!

    Date Added: Jan 22, 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

  • The Pump, Growth & Cheating

    By: Pauline Nordin

    Most people benefit from heavy workouts, but what is often omitted is that heavy is not equivalent to big weights. Heavy training for me is insane intensiy, extremely slow motions, almost no rest and too many sets. Learn why!

    Date Added: Jan 20, 2003

  • Exercise: How Little Do You Need?

    By: Pete Sisco

    For the guy who wants maximum results with minimum time invested, an ultra-brief but ultra-intense workout will be performed about as often as he gets a haircut!

    Date Added: Jan 18, 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

  • Three Phases To Your Dynamic Body

    By: Mark Saunders

    Phase one will last two weeks. Phase two will last four weeks and phase three will last six weeks. Then we'll just have to take it from there. With these, your will get the body you have always dreamed of!

    Date Added: Jan 17, 2003

  • Distractions At The Gym

    By: Lisa Sutton

    Blaring music, dumbbells clanking, people chattering, weights dropping to the floor, workout partners shouting at one another. Learn how to overcome all of these distractions!

    Date Added: Jan 10, 2003

  • Get Wicked Huge!

    By: Shawn LeBrun

    It's true, if you have a lifestyle that supports fat loss, muscle gain, and strength increase, those things will occur naturally. Learn why!

    Date Added: Jan 6, 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

  • The Workout Of Champions!

    By: Curtis Dennis Jr.

    Try these workouts from the top powerlifters in the sport, if you can!

    Date Added: Dec 24, 2002

  • Are You Hardcore?

    By: Sean Nalewanyj

    Hardcore is a no-quitting state of mind, the time of mentality that only true gym warriors can hope to posses.

    Date Added: Dec 24, 2002

  • Carmen Garcia's Health & Fitness Tips

    By: Carmen Garcia

    I began weight training 3 years ago and transformed my physique from being on the slender side to a very toned and defined body, without looking masculine. Here are some of my best tips on health & fitness!

    Date Added: Dec 19, 2002

  • Periodization: Part 2

    By: Luis Berrios

    Learn the difference between short and long term periodization. Also, find out how the different workouts will help you in different ways!

    Date Added: Dec 19, 2002

  • Still Having Problems With Those Lower Legs?

    By: Matt Danielsson

    How come your lower legs still look like straws, while the quads and hamstrings seem to be up to par with the upper body? Learn why and how to fix it!

    Date Added: Dec 18, 2002

  • Intensity Or Insanity

    By: AnimalPak

    The gym attendent told me not to go over there but I did and he said 'I'm going to kill you if you don't get the hell out of here. I'll kick your ass.

    Date Added: Dec 18, 2002

  • Monica Brant's Training Tips!

    By: Monica Brant

    Learn the secrets on how to train correctly from abs to shoulders.

    Date Added: Dec 17, 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

  • Mike Mentzer's Lost Heavy Duty Secrets.

    By: Paul Becker

    While many people know the basics of Heavy Duty training, the advanced techniques are known by only a few. Learn the detailed secrets!

    Date Added: Dec 14, 2002

  • The Hidden Power Of Behavior-Based Training

    By: Charles Staley

    Before a new building can be erected on a site where an older building exists, the older building must be demolished first. Learn how your behaviour will be base your training!

    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

  • Eight Ways To Achieve Fat-Loss & Muscle Gain!

    By: Shawn LeBrun

    Are you looking to lose the fat and gain muscle? Learn the secrets of Shawn Lebrun on how to do this!

    Date Added: Dec 6, 2002

  • How To Make It As A Certified Personal Trainer In A Small Town!

    By: ISSA

    As a certified personal trainer myself, I have noticed over the years how hard it is for a certified personal trainer to make it in a small town/city. Learn how to make it in your small town!

    Date Added: Dec 6, 2002

  • Coming Back From An Injury

    By: Contributing Writer

    On July 31st I tore my left pectoral muscle while attempting to bench-press 415 pounds. On November 14th, after 106 days of recovery, I was finally given clearance to train chest, shoulders, and back. Learn what I did to recover.

    Date Added: Dec 2, 2002

  • Fitness & Figure Competitors: The Struggle, The Pain, And The Beauty

    By: Bill Dobbins

    Learn what fitness and figure competitors go through daily to become what they want to do. Also, find out how the fitness and figure competitors were born!

    Date Added: Dec 2, 2002

  • Do You Believe In True Bodybuilding?

    By: Clayton South

    What is true bodybuilding? Do you know? Don't be too sure! Just what did the progenitors of our lifestyle mean by bodybuilding and excellence?

    Date Added: Nov 27, 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

  • Up Your Max With Singles

    By: Critical Bench

    There has always been a debate on whether or not performing a single rep during your workout is a good idea. Many people think that if you want to know how much you can lift for one rep you can simply look it up in a chart and avoid any chance of injury.

    Date Added: Nov 25, 2002

  • Intensity: Do You Have It?

    By: Clayton South

    Intensity is important for the advanced bodybuilder to understand. In an attempt to understand what intensity is.

    Date Added: Nov 22, 2002

  • Balls Of Steel: What Does It Mean To Have Steel Balls?

    By: AnimalPak

    Long before the warm and fuzzy spas known today as 'gyms' took over, I trained for powerlifting in an insane asylum known as Eiferman's Gym. Learn what real training is, without the pretty spandex and music!

    Date Added: Nov 19, 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

  • A Critical Look At Machines

    By: Matt Danielsson

    Unfortunately, there is a whole bunch of machines put together by people who either have no clue of biomechanics, have a complete disregard for the customers except for their wallets, or a combination of both.

    Date Added: Nov 13, 2002

  • A Quasi-Comprehensive Definition & Explanation of Intensity

    By: David Knowles

    I am almost certain that 99.9% of you have come across the term "intensity." You probably first encountered it in a bodybuilding magazine or perhaps from reading various articles by other writers. Learn what it is really about!

    Date Added: Nov 11, 2002

  • EMG Studies Show Best Exercises

    By: Mark Raineri

    If you're new to the weightlifting game, there are hundreds of different exercises. How are you supposed to know which ones are effective and which ones aren't?

    Date Added: Nov 11, 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

  • S.A.I.S. Mass-Building Routine

    By: Jeff McCarrell

    Anyone who wants to build a substantial amount of muscle in the shortest possible time must follow a carefully designed, methodical program based on undisputed scientific facts. This most certainly applies to the design of the training program. Full details on this amazing workout!

    Date Added: Nov 8, 2002

  • Bodybuilding: Its True Nature!

    By: Clayton South

    From reading theory after theory, you most probably have many questions about the "sport" and your place within it. You may be, understandably, confused.

    Date Added: Nov 6, 2002

  • The Ultimate Mass Building Workout!

    By: Clayton South

    If, however, you are like most bodybuilders, and are looking for the workout that will put on the most amount of muscle in the shortest period of time, then stay tuned: this may be just the recipe you have been looking for.

    Date Added: Nov 4, 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

  • Six Steps To A Rock Hard Flat Midsection

    By: Glen Danbury

    Look through any health and fitness magazine and what will you find? An article on how to create a flat toned midsection. The problem is how many of you obtained that elusive hard midsection?

    Date Added: Oct 31, 2002

  • Hardcore Training Routines

    By: AnimalPak

    When it comes to bodybuilding, hardcore is more. It's a mentality, a way of living. For hardcore lifters, it means training as hard as you possibly can without all the fancy trimmings.

    Date Added: Oct 30, 2002

  • Your Personal Preferences Hurt Your Fitness Success

    By: Randy Herring

    While most individuals know exercise is important, many people still don't engage in physical activity on a regular basis.

    Date Added: Oct 29, 2002

  • Hardcore Livin'

    By: AnimalPak

    When it comes to bodybuilding, hardcore is more. It's a mentality, a way of living. For hardcore lifters, it means training as hard as you possibly can without all the fancy trimmings.

    Date Added: Oct 26, 2002

  • The Truth Behind Cardiovascular Exercise And Spot Reducing!

    By: Peggy Schoolcraft

    Many of our experts can tell you what works for them but relating it to you and your individual biochemical structure is another.

    Date Added: Oct 17, 2002

  • Free-Hand Your Way To Fitness!

    By: Randy Herring

    Freehand exercises have a tonic effect on the muscles and internal organs. They tone up the circulatory system and are beneficial in safeguarding the general health of the body. Advanced freehand exercises shape and muscularize the body.

    Date Added: Oct 15, 2002

  • Active And Fit In Your 40's And 50's?: Beware Of Boomeritis

    By: Diane Fields

    Babyboomers, the legendary generation that challenged our view of youth in the 1960's are at it again. Born between 1946 and 1964 the oldest boomers are rapidly approaching the age of sixty.

    Date Added: Oct 14, 2002

  • Total Body Training With Antagonistic Supersets

    By: Dave Draper

    It was built to be used, and its function is in its systemic movement - different muscle groups working together in a coordinated fashion - rather than separately in clumsy, isolated motion.

    Date Added: Oct 3, 2002

  • Basic Instinct: Harnessing Your Powers of Intuition for Explosive Growth!

    By: Ron Harris

    We have all been conditioned to look to the "experts" to guide us through this often confusing maze of bodybuilding. After all, few of us have all the relevant information in terms of physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, biochemistry, and applied chemistry that we would optimally desire.

    Date Added: Oct 1, 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

  • Top 10 Dieting Tips

    By: Matt Danielsson

    The bodybuilding magazines run tons of "Top 10" lists when they run out of ideas for articles to write, so I figure I'll do the same.

    Date Added: Sep 23, 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

  • 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

  • Total Bodybuilding!

    By: Intensity Magazine

    Food supplements are supplements and not nutritional replacements and should be used in addition to regular food not instead of it.

    Date Added: Sep 16, 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

  • Power/Bodybuilding - (Before Steroids) - My Own Story

    By: Paul Becker

    The initial flame that would change my physical being for the rest of my life was ignited three times. Written with Dennis B. Weis.

    Date Added: Sep 8, 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

  • Microburst Chest Workout

    By: Paul Becker

    Always try to do more each workout! Don't settle for less than one additional rep per workout. Rest two to three minutes between these sets.

    Date Added: Sep 5, 2002

  • Mental Toughness Training

    By: Intensity Magazine

    I understand the principle behind this and it is applicable for power lifters, Olympic Weight Lifters, and bodybuilders.

    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

  • Learning About Stars

    By: James Sadek

    The questions and there answers are posted below in what I believe to be a pretty decent way to somehow get to know these guys a little better in regards to there bodybuilding.

    Date Added: Sep 3, 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

  • Fusion Bench Overview!

    By: Curtis Dennis Jr.

    Well, automatically you think about getting stronger right? And when you think about getting stronger, you think about getting a bigger bench right?

    Date Added: Aug 30, 2002

  • Balancing Act

    By: Ben Black

    For many of us bodybuilders, developing our physiques is a constant juggling act. We are perpetually compelled to stare into a mirror and see if our bodies are in perfect symmetry.

    Date Added: Aug 27, 2002

  • Plateau Busting - The Sadek Way

    By: James Sadek

    I understand what people go through, I have gone through it but I wouldn't call it a plateau, that words definition

    Date Added: Aug 27, 2002

  • Watching Dave Draper

    By: Dave Draper

    This year I was able to see Dave Draper go through a workout and I would like to tell you about it.

    Date Added: Aug 24, 2002

  • Herculean Champions!

    By: Curtis Dennis Jr.

    Everyone has a person who motivated them into lifting. Many of us would say Arnold because his physique is something we all wanted.

    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

  • How To Get Ripped To The Shreds

    By: Francesco Casillo

    I begun practising B.B. a couple of months before turning 17 years old. The first contest I entered I got 3rd, the second I got 2nd, and the third I got 1st!

    Date Added: Aug 20, 2002

  • Is Your "Perfect" Training Routine Holding You Back?

    By: Ryan Mackie

    I know that I fall into this trap myself. Sure I'm always trying to improve on the weights lifted and do more reps.

    Date Added: Aug 20, 2002

  • Ron Harris

    By: The Tortoise and the Hare

    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

  • 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

  • Why Do You Have All Those Muscles?

    By: Dave Draper

    Do you wonder what bodybuilders use their muscles for, besides for looks. Dave Draper has cleared this up for all of us and telling us why!

    Date Added: Aug 12, 2002

  • Weightlifting 101

    By: Josh Henkin

    bet most of you have started reading this article expecting to learn about weight training. Nope, I am not going to go there. While many people have probably no interest in ever competing in Olympic weightlifting, it has a lot to offer for those interested in high levels of strength and sports performance.

    Date Added: Aug 7, 2002

  • Stretch And Flex

    By: Lisa Sutton

    Typically, it is these individuals that cannot help disrespecting the equipment not to mention fellow gym members by literally dropping the weight from unbelievable heights.

    Date Added: Aug 6, 2002

  • Peary Rader's One Day Program Of Specialization

    By: Paul Becker

    In The Rader Master Bodybuilding and Weight Gaining System, Peary told us about a program he developed that could add up to 3/4 of an inch to a trainees arms in one day.

    Date Added: Aug 1, 2002

  • Clank and Bangers

    By: Lisa Sutton

    What would a "gym" be without the reverberation of . . . . weights CLANKING, BANGING, SLAMMING, SMASHING and CRASHING into one another?

    Date Added: Jul 29, 2002

  • Randy's Advanced 6-day Routine

    By: Randy Herring

    If you are an advanced trainee, want to lose fat or get into contest shape quickly and wish to gain more muscle due to a greater blood flow to the working muscles though larger capillaries owing to higher rep range/cardiovascular type training than normal this routine is for you.

    Date Added: Jul 26, 2002

  • Physics Of Weight Training Part Five

    By: Paul Becker

    In our final installment of this series we'll look at the formula for power and how to use it to make training more productive. The formula for power is: Force X Distance -:- Time. And is measured in foot-pounds/second.

    Date Added: Jul 24, 2002

  • Body Thrust

    By: Dave Draper

    To make a muscle look good, you need only train it in isolation, but to make it work efficiently in useful, everyday activities, it must work synergistically with other muscle groups.

    Date Added: Jul 18, 2002

  • The Arm Forum

    By: Dave Draper

    Legendary bodybuilder Dave Draper is letting republish some of his greatest articles. Learn from on of the greatest bodybuilders in the world!

    Date Added: Jul 16, 2002

  • Workout Without Weights

    By: Ryan Bame

    Ok, you are on vacation, you can't risk taking a two to three week break from your rigorous workout, but you don't have any equipment to train with. There is a simple solution, a workout without weights!

    Date Added: Jul 1, 2002

  • Randy's Advanced Muscle-Building & Fat Loss Training Regimen

    By: Randy Herring

    I am following an Intermediate 4-day Split modified for Advanced Training so I can train body parts more frequently to cycle my weight & rep scheme and also to vary the exercises and technique.

    Date Added: Jun 28, 2002

  • Team Cobra Member: James Mace.

    By: James Mace

    With the cooperation of, we will keep you abreast of our team's progress.

    Date Added: Jun 26, 2002

  • Team Cobra Member: Robert Holley.

    By: James Mace

    With the cooperation of, we will keep you abreast of our team's progress.

    Date Added: Jun 25, 2002

  • Team Cobra Member: Nic Fischer.

    By: James Mace

    With the cooperation of, we will keep you abreast of our team's progress.

    Date Added: Jun 24, 2002

  • Team Cobra Member: Brent Devall.

    By: James Mace

    With the cooperation of, we will keep you abreast of our team's progress.

    Date Added: Jun 23, 2002

  • Team Cobra Member: Roy Barrera.

    By: James Mace

    With the cooperation of, we will keep you abreast of our team's progress.

    Date Added: Jun 22, 2002

  • Top 5 Mass Building Exercises

    By: David Knowles

    I'm going to tell you five exercises that have great potential for helping you build muscle

    Date Added: Jun 13, 2002

  • Mind Over Muscle

    By: Eric Satterwhite

    If I have a strong believe and the information to prove it, I will say it with full confidence.

    Date Added: Jun 13, 2002

  • Don't Always Practice What Others Preach!

    By: Ryan Ward

    I can safely say that most, if not all professional bodybuilders are on some type of anabolic steroid.

    Date Added: Jun 11, 2002

  • Gain Mass the Lane Way.

    By: Brian Lane

    I have chosen to write about all my experiences in muscle gain. What works for me, and what doesn't. Here are my supplements, training programs, and other tricks and tips.

    Date Added: Mar 22, 2002

  • Rebounding From Setbacks

    By: James Mace

    Keep up the tenacity, and never give up no matter what life throws your way, and your dreams will become reality! Learn how to bounce back from setbacks!

    Date Added: Jan 11, 2002

  • 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

  • Building a Classic Physique

    By: Greg Simpson

    What defines a classic physique? Well, Steve Reeves, one of the legends of physique world developed his template for all to adhere to. He based this template on bone structures as the are mostly relatable to our height. Check it out!

    Date Added: Dec 10, 2001

  • Is Going to Failure Necessary?

    By: Pete Sisco

    I have counseled the practice of going to failure as a means to ensure muscle growth stimulation. But over the years much confusion has developed regarding the use of this principle. Having a clear understanding of the failure principle will save you wasted effort and prevent you from accepting what has become dogma as scientific fact.

    Date Added: Nov 30, 2001

  • Unlock the Keys to Proper Training for Continuous Mass Gains

    By: Thomas Woods

    Going to the gym and hitting the weights hard day after day is crucial when trying to pack on more size. But the readers of this web site want to do more than just pack on some more size. We want to get down right huge. Here is my philosophies, my training program and more!

    Date Added: Oct 3, 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

  • The Main Event

    By: Joe Corleone

    Learn about the layout of your training program and how bodybuilding is NOT a one size fits all sport!

    Date Added: Sep 1, 2001

  • Going Heavy

    By: Big Red

    When most guys ask how to get big, the usual response is eat big and lift heavy. This is the best simple advice one could give, but what does it mean to go heavy? Does it mean to lift heavy weights? Or does it mean grunting and heaving weights for a couple reps? In this article I'm going to talk about going heavy; what it means, the right ways, the wrong ways, and most importantly, rag on some of the people I see at the gym.

    Date Added: Aug 16, 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

  • Intelli-Training: How To Train Intelligently!

    By: Other Writer

    When I began BB my chest was 38 inches and arms 11 inches... but now? Chest 42 inches and arms 14 inches. I got this huge gain using what I call 'Intelli-Training' or Intelligent Training. Here is the full program!

    Date Added: Dec 12, 2000

  • Things That Make A Bodybuilder Say, 'HMMMMM'...

    By: Delbert Hickman

    As a bodybuilder, you spend countless number of hours working to perfect your physique. In doing so, you are subjected to an environment filled with all types of activities that just make you want to say, "HMMMMM...". I thought I'd lighten things up a bit and talk about some of the not so normal, funny, and sometimes less than intelligent things I've seen while training in the gym.

    Date Added: Jun 23, 2000