Monthly Archives: March 2010

BodyBuilding Principles with Shelby Starnes Vol. 2 – Lean Gain Edition

Sure, you can always pick up unsolicited advice from your local locker room guru, but what are the chances of it actually being good advice? Unfortunately, the odds aren’t in your favor. That’s why we gave renowned nutritionist and successful bodybuilder Shelby Starnes his own column to answer your training and dieting questions. You see, […]

Four Laws of Training and Growing: The Perfect Hypertrophy Plan

The Pursuit of Hugeness There’s a lot of talk online these days about all the ways to get thick: HIT training, body-part splits, full-body training, push/pull programs, compound movements only, biceps curls every hour for 12 hours… Doesn’t it get a bit overwhelming? If you’ve spent any time in a commercial gym, then I’m sure […]

Strongman Training for Maximum Hypertrophy

It’s obvious that strongman training is a great way to build mass, but this type of training is not commonly leveraged by bodybuilders or athletes looking for maximum hypertrophy. In fact, few programs exist that provide a comprehensive solution for those who are seeking a combination of aesthetic, power, volume, and speed work. The program […]

Having it all, Power, Strength, AND the body of an Adonis!

Power-lifting involves the relentless pursuit of all-out strength. In this sport, competitors pour all of their energies into moving the heaviest weight possible in a single, spleen-bursting, hernia-inducing effort. Their maximum successful poundage for the bench press, squat, and deadlift are added together to give the grand total. The highest total wins. Simple…well, apart from […]