About the Author
Clarence Bass, a lawyer, is the author of ten highly regarded books on bodybuilding, health, and fitness; in addition to the Ripped series and Lean Advantage series, they include Lean For Life, Challenge Yourself, Great Expectations, and Take Charge. His question and answer column, the Ripped Department, appeared in Muscle & Fitness magazine for 16 years. He now writes monthly for his website. Training since the age of 13, Bass is a former Olympic-style weightlifting champion and winner of the Most Muscular Man award at the Past-40 Mr. USA contest. He and wife Carol have an adult son, Matthew. They live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.