Size Matters—or Does it?

Jerry Brainum

Size Matters—or Does it?

The many anxieties a man faces include how to make more money, how to avoid premature death and whether his penis is big enough. Many a man links the size of his penis to an overall concept of masculinity, sinceóletís face itówhatís more representative of a man than that organ? Women who face the same problem with their breasts can simply make an appointment with a local plastic surgeon for breast implants.

Keys to a Shredded Physique

Dave Goodin

Keys to a Shredded Physique

This is my 25th year as a competitive bodybuilder. On June 2, 2007, I won the open middleweight division and the masters division at the NPC Lone Star Classic. It was the first time since 1993 that Iíve competed in a show that wasnít drug-tested. I was talked into entering it even though it was several weeks earlier than I wanted to compete this year. Add the fact that I couldnít quite get focused on my preparations, and you can see why I almost decided not to enter just two days before the show. I wasnít ready. I could measure my skin folds and see that I wasnít in what I consider contest shape. But my daughter had already purchased tickets and was excited about seeing me onstage, so I had to go through with it.

Bikini and Bodybuilding

Dave Goodin

Bikini and Bodybuilding

Q: I know youíve been involved in the sport of competitive bodybuilding on many levels for many years. What do you think of the new bikini division that the NPC instituted this year? Is it an insult to serious bodybuilders?

A: Iíve been involved with bodybuilding for 27 years now. I fell in love with the sport immediately and didnít limit myself to just competing. After scarcely two years of competing, I started judging and working at contests in various capacities. I started helping people prepare for shows with training and nutrition programs, as well as posing instruction. Twelve years ago I took the next big step and started promoting my own show, the NPC Texas Shredder Classic, and let me tell you, thatís a huge undertaking. Still, Iím a fan of the sport, and I attend shows just to watch. So, yes, Iíve been intimately involved in bodybuilding for many years, and Iíve seen it from many different perspectives.

Fountain of Youth

Jose Antonio, Ph.D.

Fountain of Youth

Certainly, if thereís a supplement that has lots of scientific data to back the claims of its effectiveness, itís creatine. Creatine supplementation in combination with resistance training can increase muscle fiber size, lean body mass and strengthóbut how long does that effect last?

Based on some of the animal research data, it appears that creatine supplementation alone leads to muscle hypertrophy in young animals but does not seem to affect it in aging muscle.

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