Be Careful What You Wish

The observation that stacking two or more drugs was more effective simply because it was more drugs. I also concluded that steroids aren't all that different in terms of receptor site acceptance. In other words, it was the overall milligram strength of the drug that was the factor in its effectiveness. Winstrol was considered a weak drug while Anadrol was considered a strong drug. Yet Winstrol is a 2mg tab while Anadrol is a 50 mg tab Of course it's stronger Nevertheless, it was something that...

Lost Secrets From The Golden Age Of Bodybuilding

So often, as athletes, we look forward to the next scientific breakthrough. What is the latest technique or diet plan that will make all the difference We try esoteric training routines, experiment with timing the intake of food and supplements, and anxiously await hearing what this year's Mr. Endorsement for Hire says is the best way to build 21 inch arms. Yet, people so often forget the axiom, the only thing new under the sun is what has been forgotten. How true. There is very little anyone...

And Now A Word From Our Sponsor

And if all of this isn't evidence enough, I'll let Doctor Kenneth Cooper have the last word. He wrote the book The New Aerobics and is credited with coining the very term aerobics. Twenty five years after the debut of his book, Dr. Cooper admitted that many of his conclusions were incorrect. He was quoted as saying Further research has shown that there is no correlation between aerobic performance and health, protection against heart disease, and longevity. Newsweek Magazine ran a piece on...

Throwing Down The Gauntlet

If you are currently on a training program that includes aerobics, I'd like to offer a challenge. Try this test for one month Train exactly as you do now but eliminate all aerobic activity from your exercise regime. Since you will be expending less energy, you may want to up the poundage of the weights you're lifting or at least add a couple of extra reps to each set. Continue to eat as you are now, making sure to maintain a high intake of protein. At the end of one month, I guarantee you that...

Be Smart When It Comes To Performance Enhancements

When Dianabol was introduced in the 1950's, its negative side effects were unclear and some bodybuilders were willing to take a peek under the covers, as it were, and explore the possibilities. None of them seem to have suffered any ill effects and years later many of them look remarkably good for their age. I don't think we'll be saying the same about some of the walking science projects competing today when they get to be around 50 years old.

Supersets Revisited

Since we are now training aerobically, supersetting becomes a viable and even a preferable option. Once again, the objective is to work the muscles and elevate body temperature (which burns fat) by executing the pace as quickly as possible. When employing supersets, the blood is now concentrated in one area (e.g., bi's and tri's). Taking no rest may not be practical because of the increased lactic acid build up in the area. A good rule of thumb when supersetting with this method is to keep rest...

Wisdom Of The Ages

Throughout history, there have been men who stood above the rest, be it by nature of their ability, their bravery, or their unique vision. They knew more. They dared more. They did more. And with each ensuing generation, the deeds of those past are examined and emulated. Those who follow and who wish to taste greatness, strive to equal the accomplishments of their ancestors while a select few whom are truly talented exceed them. Some may go as far as to say this quest to excel is the very...

Those Are Very Nice Breasts You Have There

As most bodybuilders know, testosterone is a major factor in the success of everyone's training progress. Studies done on long distance runners have shown a severe depletion in testosterone levels. It stands to reason. Any long-term stressful condition will cause a severe drop in testosterone. Long duration stress is also extremely catabolic in that it overly taxes the endocrine system. This could lead to a slower metabolism -- just the thing you're looking for if a tighter body is your...

Muscles In The Media

Bodybuilding popularity gained its second wind when a small independent foreign film was bought by Hollywood producer Joseph E. Levine for release in the United States. Levine saw star quality in the man who played the title character. That man was Steve Reeves and the movie was Hercules. Reeves was the personification of the ideal male. Not only was he incredibly handsome, he possessed a physique which, to this day, is considered by many to be as perfect as a male body can be. Hercules was a...

One Arm Pec Deck Flyes

Another variation using the pec deck is to employ one arm at a time. Grab one handle in the conventional way. Support the other arm by holding on to the side of the seat. Now, contract the handle inward as usual but lean into the movement. This is something that obviously cannot be done if both arms were contracting simultaneously. Each arm will now be contracting far beyond the halfway mark, once again, forcing the inner portion of the pecs to work more intensely. This will give that awesome...

Ten Steps To Killer Quads

You either dig in and accept the fact that in order to obtain more thigh size, you'll have to endure some pain, or you wimp out and take it easy -- work 'em light -- do a little bit. Any way you choose to rationalize the latter, it'll still spell the same result. No growth. Yup, you're just going to have to face the consequences. No other bodypart requires you to put out more of an effort than the legs -- attributable to the fact the legs are able to withstand...