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Ben Pakulski Reflecting on 2013 and Looking Forward to 2014

Fakhri Mubarak of NXT Interviews Ben Pakulski at an Allmax-Sponsored Event<p>Ben Pakulski sits down with Fakhri Mubarak of NXT Sports Nutrition, at an …

Sports Nutrition

Q: Rather than doing full squats, couldn’t I just add a few sets of leg curls to ensure complete hamstring development? I have tight calves and have a hard time maintaining proper form on full squats. A: Hamstring involvement is influenced by squat depth, so I can see your logic in doing leg curls, but […]

<b>Q: Rather than doing full squats, couldn’t I just add a few sets of leg curls to ensure complete hamstring development? I have tight calves and have</b> …

LEG MUSCLE-BUILDING

Top tips and techniques for achieving muscular legs.<p>No matter how much bigger a competitor might be, you can bring him down to your size or smaller. …

Health

Superset for Superior Results

When it came to chest and back training, Arnold was all about supersets.<p>After all of the box-office successes (and failures), 
all of the State of …

Human growth hormone is considered one of the three major anabolic hormones in the body, with the other two being testosterone and insulin. GH is of special interest to bodybuilders and athletes for several reasons. The first is its reputed anabolic property. GH aids in nitrogen retention and also helps to transport animo acids into […]

Human growth hormone is considered one of the three major anabolic hormones in the body, with the other two being testosterone and insulin. GH is of …

Nutrition

Hardcore Routines

10 workouts from some of the hardest-training bodybuilders of all time.<p>FLEXonline.com brings you the top 10 hardest-training bodybuilders of all time …

Dennis James' Unique Lifts

Two years ago at the Mr. O, Dennis James announced his retirement. These are the exercises D.J. did during his career 
that most trainers don’t</b> …

Workouts

CHEST CHANGING

Eight pec-shocking tactics Eight pec-shocking tactics The old standards such as the music of Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley and Ray Charles — never really …

Bob Marley

The Diet Doc: Load Up!

A Disciplined Approach to Your Final Carb Load Will Deliver Show-Worthy Results<p>“Carb-loading theories are everywhere, but which one is right for me?” …

5 Deadlifting Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Here's what you need to know...<p>A stalled deadlift is common, but the fix is often relatively simple.<br>• By improving your mechanics, you'll not only be …

Extreme Sports

4 Things to Do and 3 Things to Stop to Naturally Increase Your Testosterone

<b>In my last article, I delved into testosterone replacement therapy and the surrounding controversy regarding the practice and procedures of</b> …

No Carbs Required

<b> Zero Carb Conundrum</b> There’s been a long unanswered question: Can you make massive gains without carbs? Many of us who’ve worked long enough in the …

Nutrition

The Secret to Peak Performance

Boost athleticism and chisel a rock-solid core with one simple move<p>If you want to increase your gains, consider training from a different angle—literally. "Running with your body on a slant forces your core muscles and your lateral line—the tough connective tissue called fascia that runs along your …

Muscle

Bodybuilding Essentials

Most of us could name a few must-haves when it comes to living the good life—a roof over your head, friends and family, maybe a cup of joe in the …

Nutrition

Lose Five Pounds: Tyler English's Tips

How to: go low-carb on days of lower exercise activity and easier workouts. Maintain low carb levels throughout the day and save your starchiest carbs for your post-workout meals. But for the best results, stick to a strict low-carb/high protein diet for 6 days. On the seventh day, have meals of …

Ergogenic Aids: Which Ones Actually Work?

<b>We are all looking for an edge in competition, and anything external that we can take to improve performance is called an “ergogenic aid.”</b> Although …

Fructose Chart

Glycemic index for 60+ foods

Measuring carbohydrate effects can help glucose management<p>Updated: March 14, 2018<p>Published: February, 2015<p>The glycemic index is a value assigned to …

Understanding and Growing the "Wings" of Your Upper Body

Breaking Muscle author Willow Ryan wrote an article on your "wings," specifically the development of the serratus anterior muscles. Some readers …

On Trial: Morning versus Evening Workouts

Is it better to work out in the morning or in the evening?<p><b>OPENING ARGUMENT</b> Research on the topic of when to train mainly covers the effects of the …

Combined Training That Works

Research shows that aerobic and resistance exercise may enhance muscle growth<p>It’s commonly believed that combining cardio and weights will interfere …

Exercise

6 Natural Testosterone Boosters That Work

These three natural supplements boost testosterone levels to keep you on your A game<p>There’s not a man alive who doesn’t wish his testosterone levels …

Squats: 6 Quick Tips For Bigger Gains

104<p>SHARES<p>We talk a lot about the squat here and for obvious reasons. The squat is arguably one of the best exercises you’ll ever master. Hitting the …

Workouts

Back Attack

Flex Lewis Cranks up the back-day intensity with supersets and super weights.<p>The right one reads FLEX, the left one LEWIS, and the namesake of the …

Christmas Trees

The Truth About Lifting Heavy

Training as heavy as you can, workout afer workout, may not actually be the best way to build muscle or even strength!<p>If you were curling the maximum …

Exercise

Gain Size and Strength with Squats

Adding this simple leg exercise to your muscle-building arsenal can help you gain size and strength<p><b>HYPOTHESIS</b><p>The squat is one of the most functional …

Workouts

Q: I’m confused about the different muscles of the back. Would you briefly explain the back musculature? A: The back musculature has several sections and is very impressive on a lean physique when well developed. Because the lats and traps—especially the lats for many bodybuilders—are so visible in the mirror, they typically get similar attention […]

<b>Q: I’m confused about the different muscles of the back. Would you briefly explain the back musculature?</b><p><b>A:</b> The back musculature has several sections …

Muscle

Supplements

Maximizing gains after workouts requires a strategy — and these four ingredients.<p>Mar 6, 2018<p>Optimize your gains with a systematic and coordinated …