Breakfast Banana Split

Good Morning! We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and while eggs make up a perfect protein source, but sometimes your taste buds call [...]

6 non-weighted exercises to get great looking legs

Getting a great looking pair of legs can make or break many careers.  Who has time to get to the gym and train them?  Sometimes your knees might be hurting.  [...]

How To Get Giant Arms With One Giant Set

Informed bodybuilders have always known the importance of the eccentric, or negative portion of a rep. This is where a lot of the micro damage occurs within the muscle tissue. [...]

3 Short 5-Minute Bodybuilding Workouts For Growing Your Calves

One of the most under developed muscles I have heard bodybuilders complain about is their calves. I have heard a wide range of excuses for why many don’t develop calves, [...]


I don’t know about you but I like to find a fun and challenging way to finish a workout, regardless of what muscle I’m training. Last week I was running [...]

Grilled peaches with whipped strawberry and peach fluff

While living a healthy lifestyle and staying on track is important, wiggle room is also a must-have for keeping your sanity without going overboard. I’ve made this dessert recipe with [...]

Protein Myths That Will Not Die!

I wrote the first version of this article in 1995 for MuscleMedia. At that time, there was little data supporting some of my conclusions, and even less data supporting the [...]

Grilled Chicken with Cherry BBQ sauce, sweet potato bites and steamed veggies

The summer is perfect for fun in the sun and relaxing with friends. With that comes backyard barbecues and time on the beach. I created this dish to satisfy your [...]

The Making of a Champion

What is a Champion? As I watched the evening finals from the backstage area of a bodybuilding show on a Saturday night, I found myself pondering the meaning of the [...]

What’s The Most Effective Form of Training?

As long as I’ve been involved in bodybuilding (38 years…..since 1974), one of the most prevalent questions that has always been asked is, “what’s the ideal set and rep combination?”. [...]

3 Delicious Super Shakes Using ISO LeanPro

These breakfast shakes are to help add variety to your breakfast routine without adding extra time.  Each of these can be made in just a few minutes and pack tons [...]

Sweet Potato Slider Melts

Every now and then a recipe comes along to save us from a boring, bland healthy diet. This was the one that saved the day for me. And if you let [...]

When can you train on an injury?

A 40 something fitness athlete posted on Facebook a general question about her knee hurting.  The simple question that she asked was, “Should I train on the knee since it [...]

Post-Workout Sweet Potato Brownies

If you’re looking for a new post-workout treat for your next meal prep, then these Sweet Potato Brownies are for you. This is a delicious way to incorporate one of [...]

Bodybuilding Training Principles For Creating Back Routines

Through the years I have gotten many compliments on my back development. I’ve also gotten many questions regarding how to achieve a wide and thick back. In this article, I [...]