Diet and Nutrition


Bodybuilding Principles with Shelby Starnes – Vol 1


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, unlike the big guy at ... Read More »

Building a Set of Monster Legs


In this world, there are some things that certain people would rather not discuss, but for others, avoidance just isn’t an option. Sadly, there are millions of people facing this same problem. You are not alone. This problem is serious. Let me ask you a few questions… Do you bench more than you squat? Are you sporting 17-inch arms but ... Read More »

Leave Lat Pull-Down Land and Build A Bigger Back


Here’s something fun to look for the next time you head to the gym: count how many people you see doing lat pull-downs compared to how many you see doing pull-ups. I’ll bet you a pitcher of Guinness that the lat pull-down station has more groupies than a Justin Timberlake concert. And if there happens to be anyone at the ... Read More »

Building a Monster Upper Back


A huge and thick upper back is the hallmark of the alpha strength athlete.  Fluff trainees need not apply…only those with the fortitude and will to train with the requisite intensity will achieve the kind of upper back that literally intimidates and inspires awe in all who see it.  If you have ever had the unique opportunity to see a ... Read More »

Kettlebells for the Uninitiated


If you’ve been busting your ass with barbells and dumbbells for the past few years and are looking for something new to help add slabs of muscle to your body and improve your overall conditioning, it may be time to add something new to your training tool box. Enter the kettlebell… Sure, it’s a little funny-looking, but training with the ... Read More »