An Easy Way to Shorter Workouts and More Gains

Jerry Brainum

An Easy Way to Shorter Workouts and More Gains

Many “experts” write off the significant gains made by supplement users as the result of either training itself or the placebo effect. A recent study compared training and taking a high-calorie, high-protein supplement to training without taking one. The subjects were untrained men, randomly assigned to one of the following groups:

Vacuum Your Waist

Frank Zane

Vacuum Your Waist

 Watching the ’03 Arnold Classic men’s pro physique competition, Reg Park, who was sitting next to me, remarked that just about every contestant had a big waist. “Guess it’s not only me who notices this,” I thought. “Whatever happened to the quest for a small waist?” The distended gut, or “blabs” syndrome, is commonplace among today’s top competitors. In their endeavor to get as big as possible by eating vast amounts of food and engaging in excessive pharmaceutical enhancement, they’ve caused everything to grow to colossal size, including their waistlines. True, there are a few exceptions—Shawn Ray, Kevin Levrone, Dexter Jackson and Chris Cormier. But those guys aren’t winning. I wonder what might happen if the stomach vacuum pose were made mandatory.

Transformation

Becky Holman

Transformation

The first strik­ing thing about Yehyawi’s book is its cover. The author’s underexposed image says “self-published,” which had me bracing for the worst. Then I buckled down and started reading.

Yes, the book is self-published, but Eyad H. Yehyawi is a medical doctor and former two-sport NCAA athlete who’s now a bodybuilder. He’s also had to come to grips with a congenital heart defect, which caused him to suffer a minor stroke at the age of 28 in 2005.

All Men Are Created Equal—Or Are They?

Jerry Brainum

All Men Are Created Equal—Or Are They?

Certain genetic attributes bestow a greater chance of success in bodybuilding competition, among them a bone structure that includes naturally wide shoulders and a narrow waist. Longer muscle attachments are associated with fuller muscles that contain more muscle fibers, which means that people who have those characteristics can build larger muscles with regular training. The development of specific muscle groups, such as the calves, is strongly related to genetics. One bodybuilding axiom is that when it comes to calves, development is largely based on a genetic head start.

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