The 10 Most Dangerous Pitfalls to Getting Bigger

Are You Making These Mistakes? By Lee Labrada, IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Hall of Fame inductee Copyright © Lee Labrada, Inc. All rights reserved. Competing in the IFBB Mr.Olympia is no small feat.  But try doing it at 190 pounds!  I did that very thing in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, holding my own against […]

Volume vs. Frequency Bodybuilding

Which one is right for you? The debate goes back long before most of you were born. Which is best, volume or frequency bodybuilding? Each has legions of proponents as well as success stories, just as each has its multitude of detractors and those who sneer at its ineffectiveness. Who’s right? Which one really would […]

5 Pec-popping chest workouts!

Pre-exhaust Pec fly machine Warm-up:                                               1 x 20, 1 x 12 Sets:                                                      4 x 15, 12, 12, 10 + 10* *10 full reps, then 10 from mid-point to full contraction Superset with Flat Smith machine press   Warm-up:                                               1 x 20, 1 x 12 Sets:                                                      4 x 15, 12, 12, 10 + 10* Incline cable crossover […]

The Future of More “Personal” Personal Training

Personal training has been around for centuries. Back when the Romans were around, you better believe that the best, strongest soldiers were trained by the best of the best – the personal trainers of the Roman era. Now, personal trainers are highly regarded as people who are not only extremely knowledgeable about workouts but as […]

Stop Sabotaging Your Workouts

Each and every time we head for a workout (gym or otherwise), we go with intention to make improvements.  I don’t know too many people that are performing regular exercise out who aren’t trying on some level to get better, whether it be a better physique, better health or better performance in a sport.  Better […]

The best hypertrophy program!

Because bodybuilding is about building bigger muscles Decide right now, do you want to get big or get strong? This is not a trick question, and you can’t answer ‘both.’ If you train in a manner to produce maximum results in muscle growth, you will of course become stronger over time. Conversely, if your training […]

​Your Ultimate Lower Chest Workout!

The lowdown on lower chest We all love chest training, don’t we? There’s a reason International Chest Day is universally performed on Mondays. After the weekend break, it’s the one body part we can’t wait to blast and pump up to mythic proportions. Oftentimes when we talk about specializing on a specific region of the […]

Compound Lifts: The Key to Getting Huge!

Why compound movements are superior Which exercises build the most mass? In their quest for that answer, many aspiring bodybuilders look to how pro bodybuilders train and mimic their routines. This seems like a good idea, but more often it sets you up to fail. The way a pro bodybuilder trains today is often drastically […]

The Best Supplements for Muscle Gain and Strength

To start with, there a few questions we need to ask. Are you physically active? Have you started to train and manage your diet? Are you cleared by a medical professional to take supplements? Talk to your doctor if you have a pre-existing medical condition. If you answered yes to all of these questions, you’re […]

Using Wrist Straps for Lifting

What is a wrist strap? A wrist strap is a piece of nylon or leather that loops around the bar and your wrist, making it easier to keep your grip at a heavy wright. They’re common for bodybuilders and useful for powerlifters, amateurs, and other strength athletes. Wrist straps allow you to continue working on […]

How Yoga Improves Powerlifting

Powerlifting asks competitors (or hobbyists) to max out their weights on three lifts: deadlift, squat, and the bench press. Pushing yourself to your max weight can be taxing and requires your body as a whole to work in harmony. Your muscles need to work together to power through the lift. Yoga can help powerlifters with […]