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    9 Powerful Methods That Can Help You Recover... Even With A Busy Lifestyle!

    By: John Paul Catanzaro

    How can we apply effective restoration methods such as contrast showers, stretching, salt baths, electronic muscle stimulation, and massage in our life? The following methods can help... even with a busy lifestyle. Learn more.

    Date Added: Jul 14, 2010

  • Shortcut To Size: Phase 1, Week 2, Day 10

    By: Jim Stoppani, Ph.D.

    Active rest for the body, more knowledge for the mind. Follow the doctor\'s orders for best results!

    Date Added: Aug 25, 2014

  • Workout Recovery: How To Make The Most Out Of Your Rest Days

    By: Contributing Writer

    Guess what? You don't have to spend your rest days on the couch thinking about the gym! Here's how to use your off days to promote recovery, conditioning, and correct movement patterns.

    Date Added: Jun 11, 2014

  • 6 Ways To Banish Muscle Soreness

    By: Dean Somerset, CSCS

    Delayed onset muscle soreness is a major threat to strength training and recovery. Use these methods to defeat DOMS and conquer intense workouts!

    Date Added: May 12, 2014

  • 8 Ways To Maximize Your Post-Workout Recovery

    By: Shannon Clark

    Think you get results from working yourself to death in the gym? It's time to focus your efforts on what you do outside of it.

    Date Added: Apr 2, 2014

  • Stress Support: Supplements To Maximize Recovery

    By: Kurtis Frank & Sol Orwell

    Debilitating soreness, exhaustion, and restless sleep are often part of the training game, but they don't have to be your constant companions. These novel nutritional aids have been shown to help people weather the storm and get back in the game.

    Date Added: Jun 3, 2013

  • Ask The Ripped Dude: Are My Active Rest Days Too Active?

    By: Obi Obadike

    I've published more than 100 fitness articles and became the Bodybuilding.com 2012 Male Writer of the Year. My goal is to help you get in the best shape possible!

    Date Added: Apr 4, 2013

  • NFL Game Day 2012: High-Tech Training Recovery

    By: Nick Collias

    From hyperbaric chambers, to infrared saunas, to vibrating foam rollers, meet the latest and greatest recovery tools in NFL players’ arsenals.

    Date Added: Oct 4, 2012

  • Recover At Work: What To Eat At Your Desk

    By: Shannon Clark

    It's great that you work out before you get to work. But don't sell yourself short by ignoring your nutrition. Recover your muscles while you make your living!

    Date Added: Oct 1, 2012

  • The New Law Of Supply And Demand: Supply Your Body's Demands

    By: MET-Rx

    The key moment in your workout comes when you set down the weights. Learn what and when to feed your muscles post-workout.

    Date Added: Aug 30, 2012

  • How To Combat CNS Overtraining

    By: Shannon Clark

    Just like your muscular system, your central nervous system can be overworked. If you feel tired, weak, and unmotivated in the gym, your sleepy CNS may be the cause.

    Date Added: Aug 8, 2012

  • Winning The Pain Game: What To Ignore And What To Restore

    By: Shannon Clark

    Pain is part of life, especially if you are active in the gym. How do you know if it's serious? Learn the differences between pain that requires stretching and pain that requires hospitalization.

    Date Added: Dec 27, 2011

  • Ric's Corner: Training And Aging.

    By: Ric Drasin

    Listen up baby boomers, this one's going to be important for you. On the other hand, if you're young, Ric's got some advice for you to. Pounding your joints into dust with super-heavy lifting will catch up with you some day. For the older crowd still in the gym, it's about training smarter, not necessarily heavier. Focus on diet, avoiding overtraining, and living a long and healthy life.

    Date Added: Mar 8, 2011

  • Ric's Corner: Tip Of The Week - Rest.

    By: Ric Drasin

    You've heard it time and time again, but it's importance warrants repeating. Without proper rest you might as well stay out of the gym completely. Drop the ego and schedule it in.

    Date Added: Mar 1, 2011

  • How Anti-Inflammatory Foods Help You Recover Faster!

    By: Marie Spano

    If you workout, chances are you'll experience pain and tender muscles at some point in your life. Think twice before you reach for the anti-inflammatory medication. Those pills may be slowing down your recovery.

    Date Added: Nov 23, 2010

  • The Window Of Opportunity! Are You Taking Your Post-Workout Protein In Time?

    By: Chad Shaw

    Ever heard of the 'Window of Opportunity' theory in relation to bodybuilding? Chad Shaw breaks it down for you and examines the truths behind the theory.

    Date Added: Oct 28, 2010

  • Ric's Corner: Layoffs In Training.

    By: Ric Drasin

    Have you been laid-off lately? We're not talking about your financial problems here - we're talking about your training. Don't pass up taking some critical time off from the gym once in a while, but stay on point with your diet if you do. If you don't, you might be missing out on maximizing performance and leaving important extra gains on the table.

    Date Added: Oct 5, 2010

  • How To Eat Raw - Recover Faster, Get Better Results!

    By: Dr. David Ryan

    Do you want an edge on training? What you really need is better recovery! Discover how you can sleep better, recover faster and get better results from eating more raw foods! We have the answers - check it out!

    Date Added: Jun 30, 2010

  • Resistance Training And Rest Periods - New Research Could Mean You Building More Muscle!

    By: John Bosse

    There is a lot of information out there about the best way to gain muscle mass. It can be confusing. Find out what the newest research on resistance training and rest periods means for you below!

    Date Added: Jun 7, 2010

  • How Glutamine Can Impact Your Workout Results!

    By: Shannon Clark

    You've likely heard of glutamine before and questioned if this was a supplement you should invest in. Let's have a closer peek at the benefits that glutamine powder can offer you.

    Date Added: Feb 15, 2010

  • Train Insane With Kane, Episode #45: Insane Rest.

    By: Kane Sumabat

    Wait, this video isn't what you think it is. If you expected to see Kane lounging around on his couch, sorry to disappoint you. It's more of just him lounging around between deadlifts and rows.

    Date Added: Feb 4, 2010

  • Not Recovering? Overtraining & Diet May Be The Culprit!

    By: David Frankovic

    Overtraining can best be described as the state when an athlete undergoes a very stressful training regimen that he or she simply cannot recover from any longer. Learn more.

    Date Added: Jan 21, 2010

  • Rest & Recovery: The Overlooked Aspect Of Training Success Part 1!

    By: ISSA

    When you consider that most people spend only 4-10 hours a week working out, you can see that the vast majority of our time is spent in the rest and recovery phase. Several factors effect recovery rate. Find out what they are and how they can help you!

    Date Added: Jan 19, 2010

  • Sleep-Friendly Diet Maximizes Your Training Progress!

    By: Shannon Clark

    In order to maximize progress in the gym, you need to maximize your sleep. Eating the right food is a great way to do so. Here are types of foods and other tips you should know to create a sleep-friendly diet.

    Date Added: Oct 26, 2009

  • Getting Better Between The Sheets: Invaluable Sleep Guide Does The Trick!

    By: Dr. David Ryan

    The biggest athletes are the ones who recover the fastest. Learning to get the best night of sleep you can is the premiere thing that you can do to help you get fit faster. Missing sleep is worse than missing training. Learn more.

    Date Added: Sep 16, 2009

  • Video Tip Of The Week, #56: Corey St. Clair's Pain Relief Tip.

    By: Video Tip Of The Week

    ASC Pro Strongman Corey St. Clair brings you this week's Video Tip of the Week. Learn how to reduce joint and muscle pain from training with over the counter topical ointments.

    Date Added: Aug 11, 2009

  • How Can Olympians Traveling Long Distances Recover In Less Time?

    By: Workout Of The Week

    How can Olympians traveling long distances recover in less time? Although the Olympics have ended what the athletes do to recover has not. Get some great insight into methods of recovery, supplementation and more right here!

    Date Added: Jun 9, 2009

  • How Can You Prevent Soreness?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    How can you prevent soreness? Some pain is unavoidable in your quest to get a fit and healthy body, but hopefully not too much! Read on for more.

    Date Added: Dec 1, 2008

  • Acupuncture: One Man's Experience & An Interview With Respected Practitioner Faith Mao!

    By: David Robson

    New York's Faith Mao is one of the country's most respected acupuncturist's. It is her role to work with her clients to find the best possible solution. I recently spoke with Tony and Faith and what they had to say gave me greater insight...

    Date Added: Sep 29, 2008

  • Celebrity Relaxation Retreats: Hollywood Shares Its Recovery Secrets!

    By: Shannon Clark

    Taking time to find a way to relax should be a part of any well-balanced workout program. To get an idea of where your favorite celebrities spend their downtime relaxing, read on.

    Date Added: Aug 25, 2008

  • Celeb Body-Type Program: Smart Training For The Ideal Body!

    By: Shannon Clark

    While it's great to look at celebs for motivation on what you hope to achieve from your workouts, it's important that you be realistic... Here are the three main body types and what type of exercise each should focus on.

    Date Added: Aug 4, 2008

  • 4 Incredible Supplements For MMA Training & Recovery!

    By: Larry Pepe

    Mixed Martial Arts training is among the most intense, physically taxing activities you can engage in. Now take your recovery to a new level and stop losing hard earned muscle with these 4 well-known supplements!

    Date Added: Jun 30, 2008

  • Active Recovery: The Secret To Maximizing Your Training!

    By: Richard Chan

    Active recovery will assist you in taking maximum advantage and prepare you mentally for your next strenuous workout. Learn what this type of recovery is and how it can help you recover faster with more favorable results.

    Date Added: May 8, 2008

  • Stubborn Muscle Hypertrophy Workouts - Nutrition & Supplementation (Chapters 11-13)

    By: Derek Beast Charlebois

    I recommend following a hypercaloric diet while this Hypertrophy program. In order to gain lean muscle you need sufficient calories. Here are some innovative ways of keeping those stubborn muscles growing and fatigue from taking over!

    Date Added: May 7, 2008

  • Build Greater Lean Mass With Sleep!

    By: Joseph Amici

    If you want to maximize gains, you must sleep at least 8 hours every night. Learn more from my experiment of sleep, which details quantity of sleep and training. Follow this to improve lean mass gain!

    Date Added: Apr 3, 2008

  • Women: Satisfy Your Muscle-Recovery Needs Now!

    By: Contributing Writer

    Women, proper recovery is critical! Investing resources for optimal recovery is necessary because the body doesn't repair in the gym. Finish strong with these techniques and basic supplements for faster recovery!

    Date Added: Mar 10, 2008

  • Body Re-Engineering Transformation Guide: Rest And Recovery - (Part 7)

    By: Hugo Rivera

    Sleep deprivation will cost you valuable bodybuilding gains. Seven to ideally eight hours of sleep each night will not only keep you healthy and more energetic, but also will ensure that bodybuilding gains keep on coming.

    Date Added: Jan 16, 2008

  • 3 Factors To Improve Post-Holiday Recovery!

    By: Shannon Clark

    It's not uncommon for people to put on 5-10 pounds during the holiday season; however... Here are three tips on controlling water weight, cardio, and goal setting. Learn more and get back to your pre-holiday weight.

    Date Added: Jan 16, 2008

  • What Are The Best Supplements For Recovery?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    What are the best supplements for recovery? When training you are beating your body up so it will adapt and become stronger. However during this process the body starts to break down especially if a recovery plan is not in place. Learn more.

    Date Added: Jul 11, 2007

  • Full STEAM Ahead: The Benefits Of A Steam Bath.

    By: Matt Weik

    What can a steam room do for you? The steam helps relax stiff joints and muscles after workouts and can help with the recovery process. Steam also helps cleanse your skin and remove toxins. Learn more right here!

    Date Added: Apr 20, 2007

  • What Are The Best Ways To Refresh Oneself During/Post Workout?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    What are the best ways to refresh oneself during/post workout? Get the latest ideas and recommendations as our forum members point out the importance of water, rest, supps, music, and mental prep. Learn more right here!

    Date Added: Nov 3, 2006

  • The Cool Down - Recover Faster & Avoid Injury!

    By: Brad Walker

    Although the warm up and cool down are both important, they are important for different reasons. While the warm up prepares the body for strenuous activity, cooling down plays a different role. Learn more...

    Date Added: Dec 14, 2005

  • The Power Nutrition Supplement - Keys To Recovery: Part I.

    By: Anthony Ricciuto

    This is the first part of a two part series on how to properly choose the right supplements to increase your rate of recovery. Find out what Garry Frank, Phil Harrington, Travis Mash use to help them recover from their intense workouts!

    Date Added: Dec 1, 2005

  • Recovery 101 - Creating The Ultimate Physique.

    By: Josh Dickinson

    Recovery; there is more to it than just training frequency and sleeping. I am going to give you the low-down on the different forms of recovery and some myths about it. Learn more right here!

    Date Added: Nov 2, 2005

  • Rehydration And 'Sport Drink' Ingredients!

    By: Lisa Marie

    Not all sports drinks are created equal. Make sure you do your research when picking out these drinks. Below I have broken out what some major sports drinks contain.

    Date Added: Aug 24, 2005

  • The Benefits Of Swedish Massage Therapy For Athletes.

    By: Sarah Jones

    There are numerous types of massage, but perhaps the most popular and commonly known is Swedish Massage.

    Date Added: Aug 17, 2005

  • Swimming, Overtraining, Recovery And Norepinephrine.

    By: Peak Performance

    The main problem is not that athletes don't do enough work: indeed, they usually pile on too much work and fail to devote enough time to recovery. In this article I will talk about swimming events and why some athletes become stale as a season goes on.

    Date Added: Jul 7, 2005

  • Rest Periods Between Sets: Everything You Ever Needed To Know!

    By: ISSA

    Rest is an often overlooked part of training, yet it can make or break you. For now I will share with you information regarding athletes and rest intervals while training.

    Date Added: Jul 6, 2005

  • Recovery Nutrition!

    By: Christopher Mohr

    The goal of recovery nutrition is to prepare the body for the next workout. While the body is at rest, it is the athlete's job to refuel it. By refueling the body, athletes may reduce muscle soreness and cramping, common complaints for many athletes.

    Date Added: Apr 1, 2005

  • The Dynamics Of Recovery.

    By: Aja Frary

    Understanding the dynamics of recovery is important for every athlete. Learn why and how you can recover faster...

    Date Added: Feb 22, 2005

  • Far Infrared Therapy Technology Comes Of Age.

    By: Contributing Writer

    Today we're seeing new technologies employing far-infrared energy in health care products and in clinical protocols such as hyperthermic therapies for detoxification and cancer treatment...

    Date Added: Jan 31, 2005

  • Enhance Recovery By Working Out.

    By: Mike Mahler

    Yes my friend, as hard as it is to believe, sometimes the best thing that you can do for those super sore legs is to workout. Lets talk some more about active recovery and go over some ways to incorporate it into your training.

    Date Added: Jan 29, 2005

  • Rest & Overtraining: What Does This All Mean To Bodybuilders?

    By: Jeff Behar

    There are many bodybuilders who do not realize the important role rest plays in obtaining maximum performance and results from the hours spent in the gym. Learn the importance of recovery!

    Date Added: May 14, 2004

  • All About Recovery!

    By: John Berardi

    Below I will discuss some secrets that I use with my athletes. When talking about recovery from training and competition, there are basically 5 areas to focus on.

    Date Added: May 13, 2004

  • Fatigue And Exercise!

    By: Mauro Di Pasquale

    Fatigue is a part of life and we’re all familiar with it. But it can be difficult to describe and people express it in a variety of ways, using terms such as tired, weak, exhausted, weary, worn-out, fatigued, burnt out, wiped, etc...

    Date Added: Apr 8, 2004

  • Bedtime Story: What Happens To Your Muscles Overnight!

    By: John Berardi

    In this article I'll discuss what really happens to your muscles overnight and what you can do to save your muscle mass (and your money) while you slumber.

    Date Added: Feb 27, 2004

  • Working The Back Shift: Working Out For The Non Nine To Fiver's!

    By: Mark Subsinsky

    There are several aspects that I will be covering in the series. The first installment will discuss, sleep, changing sleep patterns and training/workout schedules.

    Date Added: Feb 21, 2004

  • Using A Recovery Week To Propel Your Muscle-Building Efforts!

    By: Russell Yeager

    I did not work out yesterday. I also did not work out today, nor will I work out tomorrow, the next day, or the day after, for that matter. What the heck? What kind of bodybuilder am I? A smart one. Learn why and the importance of a recovery week.

    Date Added: Feb 18, 2004

  • All About Recuperation!

    By: Mike Hajoway

    If you do not recuperate you will not build optimum muscle. Recuperation is much more important and complex than most bodybuilders acknowledge.

    Date Added: Jan 7, 2004

  • Cycled Recovery!

    By: Aaron Whitten

    One of the most overlooked aspects of training is the proper cycling of training frequency. Find how to increase your explosive power, strength and mass while reducing bodyfat levels.

    Date Added: Dec 29, 2003

  • DNA Controls Recovery Time! Learn How & Why!

    By: Eric Satterwhite

    If you have followed my work over the past couple of years, you will see a common trend. I rarely discard results from training to genetics. We just don't know. But that may all change due to some recent research.

    Date Added: Nov 25, 2003

  • Recovery Tactics!

    By: Jeremy Likness

    Without the training effect, you would never progress - you'd be stuck at the same weight and same level of cardiovascular fitness forever. What most people fail to recognize is that the training effect is not the direct result of training alone, but training and recovery. Let's take a look at some recovery tactics!

    Date Added: Nov 21, 2003

  • Sleep: How Important Is It?

    By: David Galanis

    We see that that sleep can prevent health problems and working problems such as concentration and thinking ability, just to name a few. So remember to never underestimate how important a good nights rest is! Learn why!

    Date Added: Oct 28, 2003

  • Controlling Muscle Breakdown.

    By: ISSA

    The hormonal response to training is without a doubt one of the top factors to a successful training program.

    Date Added: Sep 9, 2003

  • All About Muscle Fatigue.

    By: ISSA

    I hope that this article provides you with a possible short-term remedy and does not confuse you more but rather makes you more aware of what is going on when your muscles become fatigued.

    Date Added: Aug 29, 2003

  • Rest & Recovery: Minimizing Fatigue, Overreaching And Overtraining Part 2!

    By: ISSA

    When you consider that most people spend only 4-10 hours a week working out, you can see that the vast majority of our time is spent in the rest and recovery phase. Several factors effect recovery rate. Find out what they are and how they can help you!

    Date Added: Aug 18, 2003

  • Training Tips: The 4 Hour Window Of Opportunity!

    By: Nick Nilsson

    Nick Nilsson's quick tips will help you get the results you are looking for from your training no matter what your goal.

    Date Added: Jul 28, 2003

  • The Factor Of Sleep In Training.

    By: Hardgainer.com

    If you're a strength trainee, sleep may be amongst the key components that helps you to add the next 10 pounds to your bench, or 20 pounds to your squat. Incorporating healthy sleep into an overall fitness-oriented lifestyle will optimize your general health and help ensure your strength progression for many years to come.

    Date Added: Jun 16, 2003

  • Q & A With Randy Herring - Injuries & Recuperation.

    By: Randy Herring

    Find out about how to avoid CTS, what teh R.I.C.E. method is, how to take care of joint problems and why recovery is so important in a training program!

    Date Added: Jun 13, 2003

  • Restoration And Recovery Techniques!

    By: Intensity Magazine

    A couple months back I alluded to a series of articles devoted to restoration and recovery. Well, it has been a long hiatus off from writing due to full-time coaching and other commitments, but here we go!

    Date Added: May 15, 2003

  • Recovery Period's Effects On Strength.

    By: ISSA

    Strength coaches and other fitness professionals have long debated the causes of decreased performance as a result of fatigue during strength training, and the best rest intervals to reduce that fatigue. Find out what is best based on research!

    Date Added: May 15, 2003

  • Sports Injuries? Get Back In The Game Faster!

    By: MD Labs

    No matter what field of athletics you are in or what level you play at injuries are a fact of sports. How can we prevent injuries and if we get hurt how do we get back into the game, whether it be sports or just life in general, quickly?

    Date Added: May 1, 2003

  • The Body Shop W/ Kim Hartt.

    By: Planet Muscle

    Learn how all of these unusual methods of restoration and revival for your body and mind are so important to your training regimen and are often overlooked which will lead to over training and burnout.

    Date Added: Apr 28, 2003

  • The Benefits Of Yoga!

    By: ISSA

    Yoga has become very popular over the last decade. Why are so many people doing it? What are the benefits and what is the commitment? Can it replace strength or cardiovascular training? Learn the benefits of Yoga!

    Date Added: Apr 16, 2003

  • Therapeutic Methods To Boost Recovery!

    By: Jamie Hale

    Learn how massages, saunas, and stretching can be used to enhance recovery abilities!

    Date Added: Apr 8, 2003

  • The Journey Of Returning To Health

    By: Intensity Magazine

    When a complex is present, it displaces the more efficient innate activities and functions and replaces them with less efficient survival mode functions and activities. Learn what this means to YOU!

    Date Added: Apr 8, 2003

  • The Art Of The Comeback!

    By: Mike Mahler

    Injuries suck! Learn what I did after recovering from pneumonia and how I gradually got back into training!

    Date Added: Apr 7, 2003

  • Does Soreness Mean Growth?

    By: Josh Henkin

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

    Date Added: Mar 14, 2003

  • Surviving Injuries!

    By: Matt Danielsson

    Desire and ambition are nice qualities for a bodybuilder, but you have to exercise good judgment when determining how much is TOO much. Learn what to do when you get injured!

    Date Added: Jan 28, 2003

  • Relaxation: The Key To Success!

    By: Jonathan Stehlik

    Do we truly understand the stress we place upon all our varying joints and muscle from strenuous physical activity? Learn why relaxing is so important!

    Date Added: Jan 27, 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

  • Jump Start: Stimulate Your Muscle Growth

    By: Matt Danielsson

    It's easy to get stuck in a comfortable routine - you know what's coming up, and you know that you can handle it. Why disrupt that comfortable state of things?

    Date Added: Jan 9, 2003

  • 8 Easy Methods for More Successful Workouts

    By: Josh Henkin

    Success is really dependant upon the individual. You can simply be one of the many people that "workout" and complains about their lack of results, or be one of the few and take action by implementing some of the above ideas into your current routines. If you do take the time you will be amazed by the rewards such work will bring.

    Date Added: Jan 6, 2003

  • Take A Break!

    By: Chris Zaino

    In my experiences over the years I have been training, taking a total week off from the gym has been a major contribution to my longevity and constant progress in bodybuilding and health in general.

    Date Added: Jan 2, 2003

  • Sleep, Rest And 24-Hour Nitrogen Retention!

    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: Dec 23, 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

  • 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

  • Exercise And The Immune System - Should You Workout When Sick?

    By: Contributing Writer

    Most athletes or avid exercisers will train through an illness or post training soreness even though the results limit advancement in their training goals. Science research supports the theory that the human immune response is at risk when over training occurs.

    Date Added: Jul 30, 2002

  • Keys to Proper Recovery

    By: Big Red

    Ok, so as most of you all know, the only time your muscles grow is when you're out of the gym, right? You're damn right. One way you can look at this is (for those of you still hell bent on the idea that more is more) is thinking about a bridge.

    Date Added: Jul 2, 2002

  • The Facts on Fatigue

    By: David Knowles

    Fatigue is the failure to maintain the required or expected force due to muscular activity. Many of us know this as failure during a set. However, the majority of people don't really know the causes of fatigue and why it occurs. The answer is not limited to one reason or one cause. There are many reasons for fatigue, and many causes as well.

    Date Added: Jun 15, 2002

  • Recuperation And Muscle Growth

    By: Randy Herring

    Recuperation is your body's ability to recover after exercise. The quicker recovery the quicker strength and mass gains will come. If you do not follow the nutritional rules - at specific times when necessary, if you neglect to listen to your body's warning signs of possible overtraining

    Date Added: Jun 11, 2002

  • A New Method To Build Muscle Fast... And Avoid Injuries!

    By: Pete Sisco

    There are simple ways to avoid injuries and one of them is fantastically effective at building muscle. What? A safer way to lift that increases muscle building? Yes. Here is the full description and sample workouts for a few exercises.

    Date Added: Jun 3, 2002

  • After The Workout: Restoration

    By: Josh Henkin

    Is a post-workout meal all we can do to promote the recovery process and take full advantage of our rest time between training sessions? The simple answer is no, there is so much more we can do to help our recovery which in turn will lead to better gains in training.

    Date Added: May 28, 2002

  • Ultimate Pump

    By: David Knowles

    The key to getting a great pump is carbohydrate loading like hell the day before and the day of your workout.

    Date Added: May 1, 2002

  • Recovery

    By: Daniel Martin

    The ability to relax after a workout, and to stay relaxed, is vital if you want to maximize recovery capabilities.

    Date Added: Apr 19, 2002

  • Train Heavy... But Train Smart!

    By: Bryan Locke

    More muscle is what I'm after, not the approval of the pack. This should also be your attitude if you really want to see what your genetics will allow you to do. Here are two general rules to adhere to while training heavy.

    Date Added: Apr 16, 2002

  • You May Be Your Biggest Problem

    By: Todd Blue

    When you stop seeing gains really sit down and analyze your own self. Take into account every possible aspect of your life. It could be: Diet, Overtraining, Illness or Personal Problems.

    Date Added: Mar 29, 2002

  • Why Can't I Sleep?

    By: Anthony Church

    Not many things are more frustrating than being extremely exhausted all day long and then as soon as you finally get to lay down to go to sleep, you are more awake than a soldier in combat.

    Date Added: Mar 27, 2002

  • The Importance of Sleep!

    By: Nathan Underhill

    Pure liver has been a staple in the bodybuilding community for years. Athletes involved in energy demanding pursuits know that liver provides high powered nutrients for building strength and energy. Liver is ideal for bodybuilding progress, physical endurance and peak stamina.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Sleep & Muscle Growth

    By: Contributing Writer

    Sleep plays a role in protein synthesis, the release of GH and gives you the necessary energy needed for another day in the gym.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Recovery Process

    By: Bryan Locke

    I believe that the best bodybuilders are the ones who put the most effort into designing a recovery process which meets as many of the muscle growth elements as possible.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 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: Feb 11, 2002

  • Recovery Based Workout #2

    By: Todd Blue

    In this routine recovery time is greatly increased. However I don't recommend doing this for more than 4-5 weeks. The reasoning is this: due to training each body part once every twelve days your gains will start to slow after this time frame.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Recovery Based Workout #1

    By: Todd Blue

    Not the catchiest name that is floating around but I really wasn't interested in developing a catchy name for my new workout philosophy like H.I.T., I.C.E. and S.H.I.T. to mention a few.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Getting A Quality Night's Sleep

    By: Phano Paul Som

    Rest is one of the most important principles of exercise and often the most overlooked.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • More is Not Always Better

    By: Todd Blue

    For those that have read my previous articles you already know my stance on nutrition and that you must eat big to get big. Well I am changing that philosophy just a little bit. Not only do you need to eat big you need to rest big to get big as well.

    Date Added: Dec 20, 2001

  • Rest Between Sets

    By: Phano Som

    Rest time in between sets is paramount in a quality workout. Too much rest and you lose your pump. Too little rest and you quickly fatigue the working muscle.

    Date Added: Dec 17, 2001

  • Recovery - The Missing Link in the Chain

    By: Pete Sisco

    Learn the TRUTH about training from one of the most famous bodybuilding authors in the world!

    Date Added: Dec 14, 2001

  • Avoid Overtraining and Unlock Pounds of New Mass

    By: Greg Simpson

    Avoiding overtraining is one of the hardest things for an over-enthusiastic lifter to do. Most probably start off 6 days a week but eventually cut it back to 3 or 4. Learn when to slow things down and when to take time off.

    Date Added: Dec 5, 2001

  • Sets, Reps, Rest and Time Under Tension

    By: Dorian

    I started at over 300 lbs and completely out of shape. I lost over 100 pounds in 1 year using the ideas I came up with. I kept it off and then I went on to gain 80 lbs of muscle.

    Date Added: Nov 11, 2001

  • Taking A Vacation!

    By: Jason Big J Waltrip

    Dedication to training is a great and necessary part of bodybuilding, but everyone needs a break sometimes. In fact, taking an occasional break is good to allow your body time to grow and recuperate. Here is the full story!

    Date Added: Oct 12, 2001

  • Overtraining and Recuperation

    By: Phano Paul Som

    I am going to address the idea of overtraining and recuperation because it is actually one of the major aspects of bodybuilding. It's simple, the harder you work your body, the more time it takes to recover and recuperate from training. Train SMART!

    Date Added: Aug 11, 2001

  • Overcoming Roadblocks

    By: Phano Som

    Here are THIRTEEN things that may be holding you back. Learn what they are and how to overcome them. Watch your results skyrocket!

    Date Added: Jun 1, 2001

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