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01/13/2013 | fitness

Hacking the New Exercise Learning Curve

One walk through a commercial gym and you see all sorts of whacky stuff. There are balls, hammers, tires, machines that ellipse, and machines that move the ground. I believe there are 4 base movements that everything else in the gym builds upon by association. Read more

12/15/2012 | issues

USC Schwarzenegger Institute Final Presentations

Today I had the opportunity to see the final project presentations of the first USC Schwarzenegger Institute Class, so I wanted to share the projects with you, and encourage you to follow them on Twitter and Facebook and check out their websites. Read more

12/12/2012 | fitness

Breaking Through Muscle Building Plateaus, Part III

You’ve likely heard the saying, “What’s old is new again.” Well, this is true. I’ve read Arnold’s books countless times and recall the countless intensity techniques he spoke about using to busy through muscle building plateaus. Read more

12/04/2012 | issues

Years of Living Dangerously Announcement

Schwarzenegger will co-executive-produce a Showtime documentary series on the human impact of climate change and be honored by the United Nations Correspondents Association as a 2012 Advocate of the Year for his work with R20. Read more

11/21/2012 | fitness

Holidays and Fitness

Are the holidays your body’s enemy? It’s a question I’ve been asked for years—over and over again—by thousands of men and women pursuing every fitness goal imaginable. Read more

11/20/2012 | fitness

Ask the Experts: What is Intensity?

You’ve probably noticed that fitness experts throw around all of the different forms of the word “intensity” quite a bit. I wanted to get to the bottom of just what they really mean. Read more

11/11/2012 | fitness

Basics of Training For Size, Part 2: Full Body Frequency

In the first installment of this series, we covered two very different but very effective means of training for mass gain: high rep and low rep. Today, I want to continue with a brief discussion of some other protocols for gaining size. Read more

11/05/2012 | fitness

Exercise & Carbs: A Game-Changer

It is clear that managing our carbohydrate intake goes a long way to help manage our fat accumulation. But there’s one time of day when our relationship to carbohydrates completely changes. Read more

10/17/2012 | fitness

Squat 101

Squats have been called the ‘king of all exercises’, and for good reason. They will build muscle mass across the entire body and take your overall strength to new levels. Read more

09/27/2012 | video

Importance of Post-Partisanship

Discussion with Senator John McCain, former Governors Charlie Crist, Tom Ridge, Bill Richardson and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle here. Ben Smith from Buzzfeed moderated. Read more

09/27/2012 | issues

Schwarzenegger Institute Symposium

A series of conversations featuring the former California governor and a lineup of national and international leaders in politics, policy, and entertainment. Read more

09/26/2012 | fitness

Why Do We Get Fat?

Most people will say we get fat because we eat too much and exercise too little. Enter, the 100 calorie snack pack. Read more

09/19/2012 | fitness

Six Things Your Gym Must Have

Most gyms are not interested in whether you meet your goals or not. It’s ironic that the place you go to get in shape may be what’s holding back your progress. Read more

09/12/2012 | fitness

Bench Press 101

No other exercise is more revered than the bench press. The majority of lifters are typically immersed in endless sets of every bench press variation you could imagine. Read more

09/10/2012 | fitness

The Art of Flipping the Switch

What’s your current ambition? I would imagine waking up every morning without a goal could be very lackluster. And, don’t play down the importance of your goal, what you desire and/or whether or not you can achieve it. Read more