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Curl and Fly Tweaks: Advance Your Chest and Biceps Training

BY MENNO HENSELMANS There are two reasons why people do the exercises they do (or most anything else really). Number one is that someone told them to. They picked it from some magazine’s list of chest exercises, copied it from some big guy or got told “Hey, bro, check this exercise out!”. Reason number two  Continue Reading »


When was the last time you tried something for the first time? As this question can be applied to almost any situation or project you are currently involved with, I am specifically referring to your fitness/health/muscle-building/fat loss goals. It may not need to get that far. You could ask yourself: When was the last time  Continue Reading »

Jennifer Baker National NPC Figure Competitor Talks With Intense Fitness

Quick Stats: Age: 26 Location: Plano,Texas Weight Off-Season:127 Weight Contest:119 Occupation: Full time student Tell us a little about yourself and how you got started with training? Well, I have been involved with sports since about age 7 so staying fit and in shape is something that just carried over throughout the years. I ran  Continue Reading »

Charlie Keller: Natural Phyisque and Bodybuilding Competitor Talks With Intense Fitness

Quick Stats: Age: 27 Location: Monument, Colorado Weight Off-Season: 180 Weight Contest: 170 Occupation: Firefighter EMT Achievements: Professionally- Valedictorian of my fire academy Martial Arts – 1st degree Black Belt in Chinese Kempo with 20 years of competitive experience. I started at age 7, I have won numerous state championship titles and 1 world championship  Continue Reading »

Chris Hunte: 2012 NPC Branch Warren Middleweight Champ Talks With Intense Fitness

Quick Stats: Age: 22 years old Location: Fort Worth, Texas Weight Off-Season: 200-210lbs offseason Weight Contest: 174 contest Occupation: Loan Service Specialist (JP Morgan Chase) Achievements: 1st place teen and collegiate lightweight champ(2009). 2010 NPC jr. USA 1st place welterweight champ. 2012 NPC Branch Warren 1st place middleweight champ. 2012 NPC USA 8th place middleweight  Continue Reading »


HYPOTHESIS Periodization refers to the systematic changing of workout variables every few weeks (i.e., weight, reps, sets, rest, exercises) to prevent plateaus in strength and muscle gains. A “newer” style of periodization — undulating periodization, which involves changing variables every workout — has exercise scientists very excited. Most exercise scientists think this is an innovative  Continue Reading »

Perfect Meals: Build Mass & Torch Bodyfat With This Full Day’s Worth Of Perfect Food Choices

The following six meals have one thing in common: They’re perfect. They’re flawless. They’re clean as can be, and they’re ideal because they help you build muscle (provided you’re hitting the gym devotedly), burn fat and promote overall stellar health. And, conveniently, they account for a full day’s worth of great eating. Not sure what  Continue Reading »

Bodybuilding Motivation: The Climb To Number 13

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

Power Of The Pyramid: Don’t Give Your Muscles The Same Reps & Weight Every Set, Make Them Work!

Diversifying my workouts was a constant challenge for me. Some guys go to the gym and do nothing but sets of 8-10 reps, 12-15 or 6-8. When I was training, I tried to do all of those rep ranges in the same workout I’d lift heavy with low reps, light with high reps and moderate  Continue Reading »


F-A-T-S. Yeah, it’s a four-letter word, but — as you’re about to see — the right kinds of fats actually do a body(builder) good. Whether your goal is getting huge or getting shredded, fats can be your ally. You just have to know which ones to eat, which ones to avoid, how much to eat  Continue Reading »