Dear Lyle,I want to do a bodybuilding contest sometime next year but am confused about how to get in ideal shape. Do you have any general guidelines for pre-contest bodybuilders?Although there is no one hard and fast plan to follow for getting into contest shape, here are some good general guidelines so that you can avoid the common traps I see people fall into. Keep in … [Read more...] about Guidelines for Precontest Bodybuilders
Anabolic Steroid Articles
Our steroid articles provided detailed, practical information on how anabolic steroids are used to build muscle size, strength and otherwise improve physical performance. They cover topics such as the history of steroids, steroids in baseball, the medical uses of steroids including testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), the side effects of steroids and how to manage steroid side effects.
Dear Lyle,I've been following a good fat loss diet for about 5 weeks now and was losing fat consistently. But now I've hit a plateau and I can't lose any more fat. What causes the plateau and how can I get my fat loss started again?To be absolutely honest, no one has all the answers to what causes fat loss to plateau. Various mechanisms have been suggested including a … [Read more...] about Fat Loss Plateaus
Dear Lyle,I am unclear on the determinants of metabolic rate and how to determine how many calories I should be taking in to either maintain my bodyweight, lose fat or gain muscle. What determines metabolic rate and how can I determine mine?There are three major factors which determine how many calories we need on a daily basis.Resting Metabolic Rate Thermic … [Read more...] about Calculating Metabolic Rate and Caloric Intake
Q: What does "anti-estrogen" mean? How are anti-estrogens like Cytadren, Clomid, and Nolvadex different from each other? Is Proviron an anabolic steroid, or not?A: Anti-estrogens are drugs which act to reduce estrogenic activity in the body. This can be done either by reducing the amount of estrogen, or by reducing the activity of whatever estrogen is present.Competitive … [Read more...] about Ask Bill Roberts #1
Dear Lyle,I'm having trouble gaining any mass. A friend of mine told me that I should eat more protein. Is this the answer? I am also concerned about possible health problems with high protein intakes that dietitians always talk about. The debate over protein intakes for athletes has been raging for decades now. Strength and power athletes (bodybuilders, … [Read more...] about Is Extra Protein to Gain Mass Dangerous?
Sports Massage and Performance Dear Charles,The other day, I had a long massage just before my workout, and I think it actually made me weaker. I always hear that massage is supposed to help improve recovery, so do I maybe need to seek out another therapist? Or should I avoid massage before workouts?Don't fire your massage therapist just yet! There are many different … [Read more...] about Ask Charles Staley #1