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Blast Your Biceps To New Highs

However, that does not mean that each and every one of us cannot  improve  the height of our biceps if we utilize the proper exercises to get the job done! Lying directly underneath the biceps is a muscle called the brachialis, which when fully developed can literally “push” the bis a little higher, creating the illusion of greater peak. Not to mention that a highly developed brachialis will give the upper arm an overall look of greater thickness and depth from all angles.

Modify Your Military Press for Better Results

If you’re dealing with a shoulder injury and pain when pressing overhead, changing to a double underhand (supinated) grip on the bar and using a EZ Curl bar (instead of a straight barbell) may help alleviate stress and strain on the shoulder joint, shift more of the focus to the front delts and improve your ability to press fully overhead with weight. Along with underhand military pressing with an EZ curl bar, Arnold Presses with dumbbells may also be a safer and more comfortable alternative for your shoulders.

15 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Men

When you walk into the gym and every single bench and squat rack is taken by a bigger, stronger guy or by that “bro” doing curls in the squat rack, you could just turn around and walk out and say you’ll come back later. However, that isn’t an option when you’re trying to be your best you, because you know consistency is key. That one day off can lead to a week, which can lead to a month, and so on. Add these moves to your arsenal and watch the fat melt off your midsection all while building muscle, without skipping a day.

3 Full-Body Workouts for Size

Training all day, everyday, without ceasing. The hallmark of every successful physique athlete, right? Wrong. More like the hallmark of athletes with absolutely no other obligations in life, whatsoever. Not all of us have unlimited time with which to press , pull, run and rep our way to a better physique. Time economy and workout efficiency can produce staggering amounts of muscularity and conditioning – if you do it right.

The Best Bodyweight Exercises to Get You Ripped

There are countless bodyweight exercises from which to choose — some good, others good for landing you in the emergency room. Garcia’s list contains practical and functional moves designed to safely get you stronger and ripped. And because no machines or weights are needed, you can pretty much do them anywhere, anytime. Just make sure you master the basic (A) move before giving the more challenging (B) version a try.

11 Ways to Eat to Make Your Abs Pop

There's a layer of flab over your abs. Yes, you do have abs. It's just time to get your diet in check. Here are 11 nutrition tweaks you need to make starting today.

7 Surprising Sugar Bombs

So you think steering clear of soda and candy keeps your sugar intake down? Beware of these seven sneaky sources of the sweet stuff.

Sleep Science and Swoleness

Stage 3 is where things start to pick up as delta waves start to emerge, which are very slow and have much larger amplitudes. Stage 3 is often referred to as delta sleep or “slow wave sleep.” Stage 3 and 4 are typically combined stages. In stage 3, it is often difficult to awaken a person, and if awakened, the person will feel disoriented for several minutes (yes, this happens to everyone). Blood flow is directed away from the brain to other parts of the body for restorative purposes. A person can be woken in stage 1 sleep by a slight noise (yes, the “light sleepers”). By stage 3, he/she might sleep through a very loud bang (perhaps somebody eagerly trying to steal your protein powder). In any case, it isn’t good. Considering that sleep is vital to recovery, it is within this specific sleep stage (slow wave sleep) that growth hormone is released within humans. This has been well documented (18, 27, 33, 41, 43, 46) and suggests that optimum conditions for anabolism (swoleness) prevail during sleep and that the duration of slow wave sleep are proportional to preceding wakefulness (39).

Best for Boulder Shoulders

Everyone wants delts like Phil Heath, but if you don’t have the genetics to build boulder shoulders, we now have scientific proof showing which exercises are best for getting—and keeping—them.

Cocktail Recipe: The Tequila Old-Fashioned

Josh Mazza, bar director and partner of The Gilroy, whips up a classic cocktail—with a twist.

Artificial Sweeteners

When researchers blocked sugar receptors in mice, they found that, while the natural sugar glucose bound to the receptors despite the block, artificial sweeteners like those found in diet sodas were unable to bind to the receptors. The brain’s dopamine reward system responded to glucose but not to the artificial sweetener sucralose, as well. Remember, dopamine is the body’s reward system, so in essence, one can overindulge in artificial sweeteners due to the lack of dopamine response. Researchers also found that post-artificial sweetener ingestion, dopamine levels remained the same as pre-ingestion levels, which stands in contrast to the rise in dopamine levels afer the mice had consumed glucose.

Building Muscle Density

Recently I joined a new gym, Powerhouse Gym in Burbank, CA. It’s straight-up old school and has just the right amount of equipment so you’re not overwhelmed, yet all of the perfect equipment for a bodybuilder. I joined this gym because the dumbbells go up to 200 pounds and still increase in increments of 5 pounds.

Is Wedding-Night Sex a Thing of the Past?

There are just a few things that get in the way—namely, men. Not to point fingers, but the reason 24% of couples fail to have wedding-night sex is because the groom is too drunk. Whether or not it means he’s mentally or physically incapable of doing the deed, it’s the top reason, so slow down on the Irish car bombs. That’s the purpose of bachelor parties anyway.

6 Healthy Low Fat Pasta Recipes

Pasta isn't all that bad. Here, we give you six recipes for turning pasta into muscle fuel.

Build More Muscle with These Advanced Strength Techniques! -

Clusters are also great for extending your main lift, which would first be done with straight sets. To put this into practice, let's say you complete 4 straight sets of 3 reps on the squat, but you want to continue to build volume with that lift. Extend your main lift by adding cluster sets after your straight sets. This cluster application works well during heavy, absolute-strength-training phases. The weight is kept heavy to build strength while also engaging size-building volume.