July 2005

Today is the day of the big competition. You’ve been putting in some of the hardest training sessions of your life. You’ve been getting plenty of sleep, even taking those extra power naps that help you recover from those brutal workouts. You’ve been taking the latest supplements, making sure you have that natural edge. You’ve even been avoiding those late nights out with the boys to make sure that your training doesn’t suffer. Your gear couldn’t be in better working order. You just had that double ply denim bench shirt tweaked just right, and those new knee wraps have really made...

Succulent pieces of juicy, lean beef dripping with muscle-fortifying flavor are a quintessential part of summer grilling and an integral component to a bodybuilder’s diet. With a mouthwatering marinade or a rub of herbs and spices, red meat effortlessly surpasses the bland taste of white-flesh fish, chicken, or cuts of lean pork. The following recipes transform beef tenderloin, flank steak, and top sirloin into easy to grill dishes you can enjoy throughout the grilling season. Beef naturally has a higher fat content, which lends to its unbeatable flavor. Very lean cuts of beef can be used but may lack flavor and tenderness....

When it comes to the task of packing on muscle mass, the term “analysis paralysis” comes to mind. To be blunt, many people just make it more complicated than it really has to be. That’s not to say that adding any amount of significant muscle mass is an easy task. On the contrary, if it was easy, we would have a bunch of Arnold Schwarzenegger's and Dave Tates walking around instead of all these “weenie girly men” who wear Under Armour to the mall in an attempt to impress the local 18 year-old girls. Needless to say, I think many tend...