Pro Bodies

Ron Harris

Pro Bodies

It would be easy to assume that todayís top pro bodybuilders universally agree that the physiques of todayís stars are generally superior to those of years past. To feel otherwise could be construed as an admission that the changes weíve made as a sport have not been entirely positive. Some, however, feel otherwise.

Food Facts

Becky Holman

Food Facts

Lemon in your tea can increase the amount of available antioxidants by five times. Thatís because of the acidic nature of lemon juice, which promotes absorption of those nutrients.

Figs can prevent muscle cramps. Why? Six of them contain about 890 milligrams of potassium, roughly double the count in a large banana.

Size vs. Strength Rep Ranges

Charles Poliquin

Size vs. Strength Rep Ranges

Q: Thereís a recent trend in bodybuilding to do fewer reps than the traditional recommendation. Iím talking about eight to 10 sets of three reps. Typically, according to what you used to say, at least, thatís more or less for strength and not for hypertrophy. What are your thoughts?

A: True, itís best to do higher reps when youíre looking for hypertrophy in the shortest time. You can definitely grow on sets of three; it just takes longer for the muscle mass to come along. Youíll get stronger on that low-rep system way before you get bigger. The thing is that most intermediate bodybuilders donít grow because theyíre just too weak. If you do eight sets of three or cluster training or some other heavy-load set-and-rep scheme, you use maximal weights, and your body learns to recruit high-threshold motor units.

Carb Blocker, Protein Shocker

Jerry Brainum

Carb Blocker, Protein Shocker

Several studies have shown that drinking green tea appears to help you lose bodyfat, perhaps because of its caffeine and its potent antioxidants, which may increase resting metabolism. Some studies show that green tea inhibits the enzyme lipase, which is required to digest fat. Other studies show that both black and green teas inhibit the activity of alpha-amylase, an enzyme involved in carbohydrate, especially starch, digestion.

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