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James C. Healthy Living Professional

San Francisco, California
I'm a contributing writer to Planet Muscle Magazine. My books "Strength and Physique" volumes 1 and 2 are available on Amazon.com.
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Hypertrophy Training for the Ectomorph 2.0 by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Hi. I would like to know if there's a 12 month Hypertrophy training for the Ectomorph program from your site. I appreciate your help. Thank you. - B. Munoz My Answer ... Read on »
Warming up for the 3-5 Method by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Q: I have done the 5x5 workout and that was killer! What I was told was to do 3-4 exercises for large body parts and 1-2 for small. I see there are many different ex ... Read on »
Exercises to Develop Grip Strength by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Here are some exercises to develop grip strength. For more forgotten exercises, check out STRENGTH AND PHYSIQUE: HIGH TENSION EXERCISES FOR MUSCULAR GROWTH on Amaz ... Read on »
Dumbbell Circles by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Dumbbell lateral circles work all three deltoid heads. Be sure to use a light weight when performing this exercise. For more high tension exercises check out STRE ... Read on »
Spider curls by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Here's a video on how to perform the spider curl on a regular preacher bench. Simply perform the curls on the vertical side of the bench. Spider curls are a grea ... Read on »
Wall Curls by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Here's a forgotten way of doing strict barbell curls. Simply perform barbell curls with your back against the wall and this will minimize any cheating. Wall curls ... Read on »
Stiff arm kickbacks for the Lats by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training The stiff arm kickback is a good finisher exercise for the lats. The movement is similar to a stiff arm pulldown and forces the lats to contract very hard. For m ... Read on »
Preacher Curl Step Back by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Here's a compound set of preacher curls followed by standing barbell curls. It's a way to extend the time under tension and attack the biceps with 2 different resi ... Read on »
Jerry Telle Incline Lateral Raises by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Jerry Telle developed this intriguing variation of incline lateral raises designed to maximize tension on the deltoids. For more high tension exercises check out ... Read on »
Squatting Calf Raises by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Here's an excellent body weight exercise that mimics the seated machine calf raise. Squatting calf raises work the soleus muscle, which is primarily slow-twitch, ... Read on »
Side to Side Rope Pulldown by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training This is a variation of Vince Gironda's side to side pulldown. Using a rope attachment allows for greater range of motion, and hence greater contraction of the lats ... Read on »
Free Report: Bodybuilding Calisthenics by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Hello, a fellow deputy here.  I was thinking of beginning this workout . I was wondering if week 3 was an off week? Thanks, CJ My Answer: That's a typo.  Do the den ... Read on »
The 3-5 Method by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training I will be starting the 5x5 routine next week and you wrote in Weeks 1 and 2 of the 3-5 Method to alternate the workouts over 5 days. Now, this question seems funny to ask, ... Read on »
Strength and Physique: Online Personal Training by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Hi James,   I have been trying out the 8x8 routine, and it is a incredible.  I haven’t experienced muscle fatigue like this before.  I am into my second week of it, ... Read on »
Strength Training Exercises from Martial Arts by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training So I've been watching this TV series on National Geographic called Kung Fu Quest .  It's a fascinating show where a couple of martial artists go train in different systems o ... Read on »
Bigger Biceps: The Body Drag Curl, Barbell Curl Compound Set by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Readers, you've asked for it, now you got it!   Strength and Physique: High Tension Exercises for Muscular Growth  is available as an  E-book .  When you purchase t ... Read on »
Are Artificial Sweeteners REALLY Safe? by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Readers, you've asked for it, now you got it!   Strength and Physique: High Tension Exercises for Muscular Growth  is available as an  E-book .  When you purchase the E-book ... Read on »
Straight Sets vs Pyramid Sets by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training I've been reading a lot of discussions about straight sets over pyramid sets. They both seem to have lots of benefits, but is there a superior system in the two? I've noti ... Read on »
Hitting the Power Lifts Once a Week by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training After reading your material I'm highly intrigued, but I'm curious about "strength as a skill." Currently I'm working on my base strength (squat is 315, bench is 235 and dead ... Read on »