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It kills me every time I see it. One person after another shows up at the gym, raring to go. They check in at the front desk, put their gear away and make a beeline for the cardio equipment. Somewhere between 20 and 60 minutes later they drag themselves off that treadmill and on to the gym floor to start the weight training portion of their session. This may be the most common training mistake I have seen in roughly 15 years of training in gyms from New York to

It’s September 12th, the day after the worst act of terrorism in the history of the free world, and my contribution to this month’s issue of Natural Muscle is due. As I began to ponder what topic to address, the idea of writing about sets, reps or calories seemed so unimportant today. Last week it wasn’t and, hopefully, next month those issues will regain some interest. But after being glued to the television for the last 36 hours watching vivid and horrific images from DC and New York, wondering in

A quick glance at the calendar and it hits you…summer is almost here. If you’ve been training hard, eating well and hitting your cardio, you’re probably psyched that it’s bathing suit time. If you haven’t, it’s time to get started! We’re going to try to help by giving you some tips on how to slice up that physique, be leaner and meaner, well, maybe not meaner, in the next 6 weeks so you can enjoy the great weather before it’s time to get out the winter clothes you just packed

Most people fall into one of three categories when looking at their body types: Ectomorph, Endomorph, and Mesomorph? Read on to determine which body types there are, what body type you have, as well as what exercises and diet changes you can make to get the body you've always wanted. Although there is a lot of fluidity in body types, most people fall into one of three categories. These body types determine your predisposition to certain weights, as well as what you should do to make changes. Once you determine your body

Are you rockin’ a Dad Bod? The term has taken the Internet by storm in just a short period. But what is a Dad Bod? Here’s a complete rundown of what a Dad Bod is, how the concept became so popular, and what the pros and cons are. What is a Dad Bod? A Dad Bod is a comfortable medium between “ripped” and “out of shape.” Guys with a Dad Bod aren’t unhealthy. But they’re not super committed to working out, either. Journalist and columnist Mackenzie Pearson describes it as “A nice balance