Ron Harris


I have over sixteen years of experience in training myself, and for the past decade have been devoted to helping others through my writing and personal training. Many of you may know me from my columns and articles over the past ten years in magazines such as Ironman, Muscle Media 2000, and Musclemag International. Though I am very proud to be associated with these and several other publications, the time has come for me to get my knowledge and experience across in the purest, most unadulterated form possible.

As a bodybuilder, I have spent many years researching the best methods for gaining muscle, losing fat, getting stronger, and sculpting the human body as a sculptor does with a block of granite or clay. We all have the power to transform ourselves into something incredible, yet confusion and lack of knowledge keep most people from ever realizing their true physical potential. With my goal is to give you the tools, information, and motivation to make your dreams a reality.

I'm just like you. I started out with a body nobody would have looked twice at and floundered for years in search of the best ways to build muscle and get lean. Thanks to my many mistakes and years of trial and error, I am certain that I can save you years of wasted effort and put you on the right track to success immediately.

I am an ACE-certified personal trainer, but I consider my years of in-the-trenches experience and research far more valuable. I have had the privilege to learn from some of the great minds in the exercise and nutrition field, and I want to spread that accrued knowledge to as many people out there that need it. We live in a time when there is such a barrage of information, especially in the fitness industry, that many men and women don't know what to believe anymore. My mission is to guide you through the minefield so that you arrive on the other side with only what you need to know to look and feel you best.


  • Get Ripped Fast: How to Incinerate Maximum Body Fat in Just 14 Days

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. If you absolutely, positively need to drop some major poundage STAT, here's how to git 'er done. It won't be a walk in the park, but it'll work—as long as you do your part.

  • 5 Fast Ways To Get Jacked for Summer!

    You don't have to spend all year getting your bod ready for swimsuit season. These five tips will speed up your gains and have you baring some skin in no time!

  • What the Bodybuilding Greats Can Teach You, Part 2

    Think that if you just follow Arnold's training program close enough, you can look just like him? Champions have unique abilities and unique genes, but that doesn't mean you can't learn from them.

  • Everything I Wish I'd Known Before I Started Bodybuilding

    Think you know it all, young buck? Pull up the bench and glean some hard-earned wisdom from a lifter who's been at it for 30 years, so that you can say the same one day, too!

  • Bodybuilding Contest-Prep Disasters Solved!

    From hidden junk-food binging to misunderstanding how to lose fat, here are a few of the most common and avoidable ways people sabotage their fitness success.

  • 6 Rules To Maximize Your Offseason

    Even if you never set foot on stage, you may be tempted to kick back and gain a bit of weight during the so-called bodybuilders' offseason. Learn how to bulk the right way!

  • Will You Quit?

    Bodybuilding can provide incredible life-changing benefits, but even diehard lifters often fizzle out as the years go by. Will you still be in the gym in 20 years? Test yourself here.

  • What The Bodybuilding Greats Can Teach You, Part 1

    If the only inspiration you take from elite pro bodybuilders comes in the form of their workouts, you're missing out. Here's what you can learn from 8 of the all-time greats!

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

    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.

  • A Bodybuilder Is Born #55: The Torch Is Passed

    Soon the audience would see Randy raise his hand in triumph, but they would not see all the hard work that had led up to that one brief moment under the spotlight.

  • A Bodybuilder Is Born #54: Judgment Day Arrives

    It's the next-to-the-last episode of our 55-part series. Judgment Day is here. All bets are off.

  • A Bodybuilder Is Born: Episode 53 - Judgement Day Cometh.

    It had been nearly a year since I had sat down with Randy and drawn up a plan for him to compete at his next contest a full eight pounds heavier than his debut, in all the right places, and nab his first win.

  • Up Close And Personal With Bodybuilding Legend Rich Gaspari!

    Rich started out with a skinny body and went on to become one of the greatest bodybuilders of the 20th Century. Finally, I had the chance to sit down and talk with the 'Dragon Slayer'. Learn more.

  • Get Aggressive: For Raging Muscle Gains!

    We've all experienced days when we were punching out reps with something we normally couldn't budge, when we felt all-powerful like some sort of mighty beast.

  • Never Stop Growing!

    Do you look the same today as you did a year ago? Are you using the same weights in the same exercises? If you can answer yes to these questions, then pay close attention. This article is speaking directly to you, the advanced trainer stuck in a rut.

  • Building The X-Frame: Time To Get Wide!

    In the beginning, all any of us ever want is to get big and strong. Once you have built up a solid foundation of muscle, however, it's time to start looking objectively at your physique and determine what needs to improve to reach your ideal potential.

  • Extreme Measures: Pushing Your Body To The Limit!

    Rising above the typical human body is a given if you are already working out and eating multiple high-protein, low-fat meals a day. But what if that?s not enough?

  • Power Moves!

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

  • 'Dem Bones!

    As bodybuilders, our bone structure is the underlying framework for the physiques we construct.

  • Shoulder Shockers: The Best 3 Exercises

    A set of broad shoulders isn't the only marker of a man's masculinity, but it is a powerful one. Here are the three best exercises for building your delts, along with some great shoulder workouts.