James Mace


Favorite Body Part: Legs, without a doubt. They have always had good size, which came from years of wrestling.
Least Favorite Body Part: Abs. I am working on finally getting that six-pack that I have never had.
Favorite Exercise: I really enjoy all biceps lifts. I also love doing squats.
Favorite Supplements: Universal's Animal Stak and Animal Cuts, Muscletech's Hydroxycut, and HDT's 5-Plus-1.
Favorite Workout Music: Heavy Metal. My favorite band is Iron Maiden, however I enjoy anything that incites fury.
Hobbies: Weightlifting (go figure), bike riding, outdoor sports, going to concerts and live theater.
Best Lifts: Bench Press-400 pounds. Squat-605 pounds.
Favorite Quote: NO EXCUSES! DOB: 14 May 75
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 205 lbs. (for now)
Location: Boise, Idaho
Profession: U.S. Army, since 1993
Years Bodybuilding: I have worked out most of my adult life. I only got serious about bodybuilding within the last year.


  • Pumping Iron - Iraq Edition Part III: The Workouts.

    With limited resources and time it became an ordeal to make workout programs that would thoroughly hit each muscle group. Here is what the team came up with. Read on and try them out, if you dare!

  • Pumping Iron - Iraq Edition Part II: The Campaign.

    November, 2004 - 2nd Battalion arrived at Camp Udari, Kuwait, a staging area for a number of units getting ready to jump across the border... Read on to see what some of the soldiers had for a training environment in a place with poor sanitary conditions.

  • Pumping Iron - Iraq Edition Part I: Prelude To War.

    Six U.S. Soldiers; 18 months from home; one war to fight; one common goal: To get massive by any means necessary! See how creative a few US Soldiers had to get in order to continue their bodybuilding.

  • Battlezone Chest Crusade!

    The easiest way to look at chest training is to break it down by upper, middle, and lower chest lifts. These are then broken down by press and fly movements. Learn why and all the best exercises for them!

  • Battlezone Workout For Beginners: Week 1!

    Whether you are looking to gain mass, tone up or are just looking for an easy way to put together an effective workout program, Battlezone will work for you!

  • Battlezone Workout For Beginners: Week 2

    Learn all about new years resolutions, supplements, before and after scams, infomercials and personal trainers in week two of the Battlezone Workout for Beginners!

  • Battlezone Bicep Assault!

    The key to a good bicep routine is to incorporate both compound movements with moderate to heavy weights, as well as isolation movements with a lighter weight.

  • Battlezone Forearm Attack!

    Therefore it is good to vary doing both moderate/heavy sets of 8 to 10 repetitions, as well as light sets of 12 to 15. Forearm lifts can be broken down into top and bottom lifts.

  • Enter The Battlezone

    Battlezone is a concept I came up with while fighting my own less-than-desirable genetics, as well as coming back from repeated setbacks.

  • Rebounding From Setbacks

    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!

  • Preventing And Treating Muscle Cramps

    Muscle cramps are nothing new, nor are they limited to the world of athletes. You can get cramps simply because you slept wrong the night before. There are many things that can cause cramps, but there are simple ways to prevent this.

  • James Mace's Q & A

    James Mace is back with his own questions and answers section on Bodybuilding.com. Because of all the great e-mails he has been receiving regarding fitness and bodybuilding, here is a small portain, look for more in the future.

  • Since When Is High Intensity Considered Over-training?

    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.

  • Team Cobra Bodybuilding Timeline!

    As all of us heeded the call to serve our country, we sent out another call as well. This went out to those who wished to take their bodies to the next level, through improved nutrition and weightlifting.

  • Team Cobra Departs For Bosnia.

    After four grueling months of intense training, the men of Detachment 1, 2-116th Cavalry departed for Bosnia, minus one.

  • Team Cobra Member: James Mace.

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

  • Team Cobra Member: Robert Holley.

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

  • My Day Sucked! Now What Do I Do

    Let's face it, we all have bad days. It's a fact of life, and something we cannot change. What is even more difficult is when we let bad days get us down.

  • Team Cobra Member: Nic Fischer.

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

  • Team Cobra Member: Brent Devall.

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