Darrin Gilkerson

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4 Health Foods That Ain't Fads

Remember the "fat-free" baked good craze? Or the fairly recent acai pandemonium?<p>People naturally become skeptical when foods are overhyped in the media, but there are plenty of health foods that are not fads -- no matter how much the media raves about them.<p>But just like every media darling, these …

5 flexibility marks every man should hit

When it comes to desired physical characteristics, flexibility falls down the priority list, as most guys would much rather have killer abs and …

4 Compound Moves for Massive Biceps and Triceps

1 of 6<p>Shutterstock<p>Build Bigger Pipes<p>Barbell curls. Preachers. Extensions. Pressdowns. On arms day, these are a few of our favorite things. But these …

Workouts

It’s Time to Volumize for More Size on Your Bi’s and Tri’s So you’re back for more, huh? You accepted “The 500-Rep Chest Challenge” (IRON MAN, November ’12), you finished first in “The Back Blast 500” (July ’13), and now you want a 500-rep arm assault? Well, who am I to say no? So take […]

It’s Time to Volumize for More Size on Your Bi’s and Tri’s<p>So you’re back for more, huh? You accepted “The 500-Rep Chest Challenge” (<i>IRON MAN</i>, …

Build Your Best Chest: 5 Must-Do Pec Exercises

Your chest program is due for an update. Get deeper, wider, and stronger with these science-based exercise tips!<p>Let me guess: Your chest routine …

Workouts

Supercharge Your Spine and Your Lifts

Here's what you need to know...<p>Optimize the function of your thoracic spine and your elbows will get less worn out from pressing and your stiff neck …

Functional And Non Functional Hypertrophy: Is There A Difference? – Fitness Volt Bodybuilding & Fitness Magazine

If you read my recent series, How Do Muscles Grow, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5, (and I hope you did, because if you didn’t, what are you …

Lifting Weights For That Perfect V-Taper Back

<b>Lifting Weights For That Perfect V-Taper Back</b> <br>© Doug Champigny, http://flirtingwithfitness.com<br>All Rights Reserved Worldwide.<p>When lifting weights for …

The Scientific Best Exercises For Each Muscle Group

That being said, the person doing some of the testing is Bret Contreras who is a highly respected source in the fitness community.<p><i>Our Weekly Hot Girl</i> …

A big, thick set of traps shows that you’re a serious trainer—even more so than big arms, which can hide under clothing. Massive traps are on display pretty much 24/7. So if normal shrugs have let you down when it comes to building traps, I’ve got an exercise for you. This is a hybrid version […]

A big, thick set of traps shows that you’re a serious trainer—even more so than big arms, which can hide under clothing. Massive traps are on display …

5 Super Strength Boosters

1 of 6<p>Perhaps you’ve set your heart on getting stronger this year. You’ve got your lifting straps, your weight belt and have trained your eye on the …

Dynamic Drop Sets For Size

Here's what you need to know...<p>Few intensity techniques pack on size as effectively as drop sets.<br>• While the classic "keep dropping the weight" …

Muscle

How To Build Big Broad Shoulders

Let’s face it, shoulders make the man (and in some cases, the woman). Having a pair of wide, powerful shoulders instantly attracts respect and …

The better-skin diet: 8 best foods for a healthier-looking complexion

Just how the right combination of lean proteins, vitamin-rich vegetables, and wholesome carbs can fuel your muscles, the right foods can also improve …

The Advanced No-Gym Bodyweight Workout [INFOGRAPHIC]

Think bodyweight training can’t get intense? Our favorite no-equipment moves are getting a whole lot more kick-ass — from head to toe. Designed by …

3 Rules Of Strength: Maximize Your Gains

I coached high school football for a year after I graduated college. Working with teenage linebackers taught me to condense and convey information …

Enter The Six-Pack: Train Like Bruce Lee

"Absorb what is useful. Reject what is useless." These legendary words are often attributed to Bruce Lee, and while it's debatable whether they …

6 Superfoods You Should Be Eating Today… And Why

Although I’m a bit obsessed with following trends, basically I’m a traditional gal. When it comes to choosing powerhouse foods to feed my family, I’m …

Ask The Siege: ''Can You Help Me Build A Thicker, Wider Back?''

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Noah Siegel <b><br>Height:</b> 5'10" <b><br>Weight:</b> 218 lbs <b><br>Occupation:</b> Physique athlete, Optimum Nutrition-sponsored athlete, personal trainer <b><br>Website:</b> …