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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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The Essence of the Complete Strength Athlete by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Q: I recently discovered your Complete Strength Athlete routine on BodyBuilding.com and have started it. I noticed it was posted 4 years ago, and had a couple questions.  ... Read on »
Body Weight Only Programs by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Q: Great article on Bodybuilding.com !  I notice Week 3 is missing.  Would you recommend completing week 1-2 program in week 3 or is week 3 a week of no exercise? Would y ... Read on »
Olympic Lifting for the Ectomorph by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Hello... Trying to find your routine on Olympic lifts, 3x3 routine from about two years ago... Can you send me the link to it?  Thanks,  Nick My Answer: Here y ... Read on »
New Article at T-Nation: High Tension, Big Muscle by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training It's been awhile since I've written an article, but I have a new one at T-Nation titled Create Tension, Build More Muscle . This article goes over how to use strength cur ... Read on »
Self Assisted Negative Pull-ups by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training If you can't do pull-ups, but want to build up the strength to do them, then do negative pull-ups. The strength building tactic shown in this video allows you to ... Read on »
Strength Curve Trisets for the Biceps by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Want massively pumped biceps?  This strength curve triset will blast every fiber in the biceps, making them swell up in size. Read on »
Strength and Physique Audio Books? by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training "I have put some of your  arm training  ideas to good use. I have found your training ideas very effective. I am a blinded vet. I can access your info with the use of 'scree ... Read on »
Transforming Skinny Calves to Monster Calves by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Hi James, I have skinny ass calves. When do I work out Calves? Is there a compound exercise that will also work the calves and thigh? Regards, Jason My Answ ... Read on »
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 »