February 2014

Heart and Sochi

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Season 2014

The 2014 Paralympic winter games give impaired athletes a chance to perform on the world stage. Meet two of these exceptional competitors from the U.S. team. Sometimes the best Olympic moments don’t even happen during the Olympics. Since 1976, the official Winter Olympics have made way for the Paralympic Winter Games, a set of competitions… read more

He’s Still Got It!


Former IFBB pro Dave Hawk, 51, finishes his 90-day challenge to get into peak condition. Here’s how he did it. Even when you’re young, it’s difficult to maintain muscle while losing a lot of body fat to get into top shape. But as the creator and leader of all of M&B’s transformation programs, I had to… read more

6 Weeks to Awesome Power


M&B’s strength program will deliver incredible gains for function and physique. Let’s face it: Almost every serious athlete or workout enthusiast—someone who goes to the gym three, four or five times a week—is a high achiever with multiple goals. While this often applies to all facets of life, achieving goals from workouts may include any… read more

Get Ready for the Betaine Revolution


New research reveals amazing hidden power in this nutrient. Best known for its role in taming inflammation, betaine, also known as trimethylglycine, has many other functions in the body. This derivative of the amino acid glycine helps • protect cells, proteins and enzymes from environmental stress • maintain normal cell volume • support liver and… read more

Titanic Trio


The three BCAAs are a must for serious bodybuilders. Supplements come and go, but there are certain nutrients that are so crucial for body systems that they’ll never fade into the sunset. These include “essential” amino acids, which means that they can’t be manufactured by the body; they need to be obtained by external sources,… read more

Are You a Resolution Breaker?

Most people are. Here are five reasons you’re not fulfilling your New Year’s goals. It’s that time of year again—the time you start to make excuses for why you’ve given up on your New Year’s resolutions. If you are rocking and rolling toward your 2014 vows, you’re in the minority. Despite all of our good… read more

Power Play

Brian Shaw, the World’s Strongest Man, will look to reclaim his Arnold Strongman Classic title this year. One look at Brian Shaw, and you wouldn’t be surprised that he could lift a Miata. At 6’8” and more than 400 lb, he’s almost as big as one. The official World’s Strongest Man, the 32-year-old Shaw has… read more

The Ice King Cometh

Apolo Ohno is the most successful American Winter Olympian in history. As a 12-year-old boy, what I saw [watching the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer] was these superhero figures on the ice, skating around on, like, samurai swords, and battling each other, jockeying for position. That was the coolest thing I’d ever seen in my life.… read more

The Great Vitamin Smear Job of 2013

You may have seen the news story last December on how multivitamins aren’t wonder drugs that cure cancer, reverse aging and make you sing “Kumbaya” during episodes of road rage. OK, so maybe that’s not exactly how the story was reported, but it may as well have been. At issue are the mainstream media reports… read more

Supplements Help Lower Health-Care Costs

Extensive report lists key nutrients that can help solve one of the nation’s biggest concerns. It seems that everybody is talking about health care these days. But no matter where you stand on the Affordable Care Act and related political hot topics, all Americans are interested in ways to lower the nation’s health-care costs. One… read more