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Why arch in bench pressing? – Super shake: 1,000-calorie supplement stack – Bodybuilding coaches – Recuperative aides – Elder strength training – Hamstring alternatives

Vic Steele, I see the serious lifters at the gym I train at go through an elaborate ritual prior to doing a set of bench presses. They contort their backs and create a bridge in their spine as they bench press. They hold this exaggerated arch throughout the bench press. Why do the lifters see [...]

2020-03-29T23:33:54-04:00 March 29th, 2020|Iron Vic Speaks, The Press|

Push and hug for pecs!? – Parrillo protein products: Vegetarian god-send – Vertical leap improvements require strength improvements – Home gym power routine – Sugar-buster! – Hi-tech, advantage or distraction?

By Iron Vic Steele Vic, I was reading a column of yours where you were talking about the difference between benching and flyes and how there are two “pec functions, pushing and hugging.” What does that mean? I understand pushing – hugging? How does hugging help build your pecs?? I do flyes with a pair [...]

2020-03-03T11:37:52-05:00 March 3rd, 2020|Iron Vic Speaks, The Press|

Lack of lats? – Why BCAAs? – Can you drink beer and body-build? – How to get a manly grip – Non-existent upper pecs – Sports for cardio?

By Iron Vic Steele Greetings from Asbury Park!  I saw you tell a reader a few months back that there was an old saying, “show me a man with great biceps and I’ll show you a man with lousy lats.” That’s me! So, what does a guy with good biceps do to bring up his [...]

2020-01-25T23:43:14-05:00 January 25th, 2020|Iron Vic Speaks, The Press|

Getting on the Parrillo train – Isolative ab exercises – Puberty is perfect – Upper and lower lats – MCTs are more than a bodybuilding supplement

By Iron Vic Steele Good morning, I am not a bodybuilder but train like one and (mostly) eat like one. I am a Parrillo Product user and a big fan of all his supplements. I recently got a copy of his classic book, High Performance Bodybuilding. I was really taken by the idea that, when [...]

2020-01-01T18:26:34-05:00 January 1st, 2020|Iron Vic Speaks, The Press|

Tired all the time – The 400 pound bench press – Behind-the-neck press? – Prison muscle – Fish fan? – Fair game!

By Iron Vic Steele Good morning, I successfully lost 16-pounds over the summer. I basically trained every day either lifting or performing some form of cardio exercise. My eating was extreme. I basically ate some protein and a salad once a day. For 2.5 months this worked great and I lost weight every week. Then [...]

2019-12-09T01:03:08-05:00 December 9th, 2019|Iron Vic Speaks, The Press|

Mass time! – Reawakening dormant muscle memory – Bodybuilding greatness – Box squats – Building the metabolism – Weak chest remedy

By Iron Vic Steele Hello, Now that summer is over, I want to shift from leaning out to adding some muscle. I had an excellent spring/summer, losing 21-pounds, mainly from (finally!) getting super serious about a Parrillo multiple-meal eating schedule. I would consume a meal or supplement meal every three waking hours. I hit a [...]

2019-10-21T20:21:47-04:00 October 21st, 2019|Iron Vic Speaks, The Press|

The ideal supplement meal – Never enough training time – The mythical Arnold press – Save the muscle – Chocolate Fix™ – Assimilation myths – Dumbbell newbie

By Iron Vic Steele Hello, I read about ‘supplement meals,’ could you give an example? I work a job where eating more than lunch is a problem. I am thinking that a mid-morning and mid-afternoon supplement meal might be the way to get in the quality calories I need. Is there any strategy where you [...]

2019-10-17T02:09:27-04:00 October 17th, 2019|Iron Vic Speaks, The Press|

Fire those antagonistic muscles! – CapTri®, MCTs and body fat – BodyStat possibilities – High school strength benchmarks – Desert cardio – Bottom-heavy? try fasted cardio

By Iron Vic Steele Greetings! Is it better to use a fast or slow rep speed? I read about explosive reps and reps that are purposefully slowed down. I just kinda push and pull without really thinking about it. I suppose I used a “normal” rep speed. Should I be speeding up or slowing down [...]

2019-08-11T22:09:18-04:00 August 11th, 2019|Iron Vic Speaks, The Press|

No energy during cardio – Lateral raise questions – Ban the decline – Alternate cardio modes – Tyson power replication – Warming up madness

By Iron Vic Steele Greetings Sir! I have been having a problem ‘power through’ cardio. I start off strong but fade within 15 minutes. From then till the end of the aerobic session I am dragging myself across the finish line. It was not too long ago when I could power all the way through [...]

2019-06-23T12:05:20-04:00 June 23rd, 2019|Iron Vic Speaks, The Press|

Lack of energy – Back attack – Chocolate switch out – Leg extension yay or nay – Fishing boat refuel – Symmetrical impasse?

By Iron Vic Steele Howdy, I am a pretty good female bodybuilder up here in Montana. I am 50 and have been competing off and on for 20 years (more off than on, recently.) I am naturally lean and wiry. Being overweight has never been an issue. For me, the battle has always been adding [...]

2019-05-17T17:39:25-04:00 May 17th, 2019|Iron Vic Speaks, The Press|

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