Top-10 Secretsof the Best Drug-Free Bodybuilders

Skip La Cour

Top-10 Secretsof the Best Drug-Free Bodybuilders

For more than 15 years I’ve competed against, traveled with and interviewed some of the very best drug-free bodybuilders in the world. In addition to what I’ve discovered en route to winning six national drug-free bodybuilding championships, I’ve learned from their insights. Putting it all together, I’ve created a list of the most common winning strategies for packing on the most drug-free muscle in the shortest time possible.

Squats Made Easy

Frank Zane

Squats Made Easy

IRONMAN magazine might be called Squat magazine because almost every issue has an article about the importance of that exercise. I understand why. Like most experienced bodybuilders, I've had a longtime love/hate relationship with squatting. I vividly remember all those years of heavy squatting and the bodybuilding gains I made then. At age 16 I discovered that regular moderate to heavy squatting for sets of 10 reps stimulated muscle growth and solid bodyweight gains. Working up to three sets of 10 reps with 300 pounds in the full squat, my bodyweight climbed from 140 to 175 pounds of lean, hard muscle by the time I was 18.

From the IRON MAN Training & Research Center

Steve Holman and Jonathan Lawson

From the IRON MAN Training & Research Center

“When gains slow down, you gotta switch things up.” It’s a motto we train by, and we’ve recently made a big change that we believe will ignite some big gains—it’s already making for some insane pain, believe us!

 

We’re still using a variation of Eric Broser’s Power/Rep Range/Shock Max-Mass System, so let’s review the various weeks’ formats for the uninitiated:

MYTH BUSTERS

Christopher Pennington

MYTH BUSTERS

If you’ve been involved in weight training for any length of time, you have undoubtedly been subjected to all sorts of training advice. It commonly comes from well-intentioned older lifters reminiscing on how things use to be. It could be an uncle who used to “play a little college ball” or a friend’s older brother who did “a little lifting” in the basement with a concrete weight set from Sears.

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