April 2007

If I told you there was a type of therapy that could in some cases heal you in one session, relieve your muscle pain, eliminate muscle tightness and restore your body back to its proper balance, would you believe me? Probably not. But that’s because you haven’t heard of a soft tissue treatment called ART. Nor have you had it performed on your body. If you have, then you’ll know just how great this treatment is and what it can do for your body. “ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system / movement based massage technique that...

Want to know how to prevent injury, fix nagging imbalances, gain some extra strength, and be able to perform nearly all of the Kama Sutra positions (even Splitting of the Bamboo!) with ease? Well, I’ve got the elixir – the miracle pill – the cure you’ve all been looking for to help you achieve all this and more. And it’s something we haven’t touched on in a while. Introducing: *cue dramatic music* Static stretching All right, so it may not seem as sexy as, say, throwing’ some more plates on the bar or cutting a few tenths of a second off your 40 – hell,...

I first encountered the writings of Alan Aragon during a bodybuilding- nutrition roundtable. While reading through the roundtable discussion, Alan’s answers really stood out for me. They were logical, and they spoke rationally against some of the misconceptions being circulated in many Internet forums. Alan struck me immediately as someone who knew what he was talking about and actually took the time to dig deeper and move beyond the preaching of other “experts.” Here’s what Los Angeles area personal trainer and fitness writer Andrew Heffernan had to say about Alan:  "Aragon's one smart cookie, and lucky for anyone he works with, he's...

I have been a fan of Ellington Darden, Ph.D., since very early in my iron-game experience. In fact, I have to credit a lot of my love for the iron game to Dr. Darden. It is no overstatement to say that his written words saved me from the over-training juggernaut that I had subjected myself to after reading Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Education of a Bodybuilder. While Arnold’s book was a great read and very inspirational, the suggested training routines placed me in a state of being chronically over-trained. Upon first reading the writings of Dr. Darden I was struck by the...

If you are a bodybuilder, competitive lifter, athlete, or just someone who likes to train, you will have answered the question “what do you bench?” on more than one occasion. Let’s face it - no one really cares what you can Clean or Squat so if you don’t have a big bench press then maybe it’s time to put down the latest issue of Flex or Muscle and Fitness and pay attention. Unfortunately, with the advancements of the bench press shirts most articles you find discuss advanced methods that are written by the pros and although they are filled with a...

So Much Confusion This article couldn’t have come out at a better time. While no one has begun dieting yet, everyone is starting to think more and more about warm weather. Where there is warm weather there is less clothing and less chance to hide all that “muscle” you added during your previous bulk, which lasted from September to March. It seems the majority of the population gets fat loss crazy at the same time every year. Everyone wants to drop fat to show off their mid-section - people want abs. Unfortunately this article doesn’t apply to those people. While the majority...

The past decade has seen a boom in the supplement industry, with new products cropping up on a regular basis. The majority of these products eventually fade, making way for "the next big thing." In this article we will cover what just might be that next thing and one of the most exciting supplements to come along in quite a while. We will also explore a few of the more popular supplements currently on the market and weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks of these products. Additionally, I’ll provide an Anabolic Index rating for each supplement, which quantifies...