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  • Hammer Your Hamstrings

    I’ve often talked about the importance of maintaining a balance of strength among the various muscle groups. That means paying attention...

    LatestBill StarrMarch 31, 2016
  • A Unique Look at Building Calves

    Any athletes who are interested in getting stronger to become more proficient in their chosen sport or sports understand the importance...

    LatestBill StarrMarch 10, 2016
  • Learning How to Squat Snatch Part 1

    The reason that so many athletes who lift weights regularly do not try the Olympic lifts is that they believe the...

    LatestBill StarrJune 16, 2015
  • Build Some Variety Into Your Shoulder Work

    When I first got interested in getting bigger and stronger, my influences were Steve Stanko and John Grimek. I met them...

    BodypartBill StarrMay 17, 2015
  • Part 2: The Light, Heavy and Medium System

    Last month I described a beginning program for the light, heavy and medium system. After athletes have been doing it for...

    LatestBill StarrMay 2, 2015
  • The Light, Heavy and Medium System

    Knowing how to use the heavy, light and medium system is extremely important to long-term success in strength training and bodybuilding....

    LatestBill StarrApril 1, 2015
  • The Conventional Deadlift

    In the beginning—in the world before Universal Gyms, Nautilus and personal trainers—everyone who wanted to get stronger did deadlifts. Oddly enough,...

    LatestBill StarrNovember 19, 2014
  • Railroading

    This month’s topic is an exercise technique that’s not for the faint of heart. It is also one that shouldn’t be...

    LatestBill StarrSeptember 16, 2014
  • The Hepburn Routine

    In 1969, Wes Woo, the coach of the Canadian team that competed in the ’68 Olympics in Mexico City, invited Bob...

    LatestBill StarrAugust 16, 2014
  • The Olympic Press

    Strength athletes are always on the lookout for any exercise that will make them stronger and also improve their other athletic...

    LatestBill StarrJuly 11, 2014
  • Timed Squats

    When we were competing in Olympic lifting as members of the York Barbell team, Tommy Suggs and I devised a program...

    LatestBill StarrJune 25, 2014
  • How to Perfect Your Bench Press

    More athletes get injured while doing the bench press than any other exercise. The two most popular exercises in weight training...

    LatestBill StarrApril 17, 2014
  • Mastering the Full Squat

    All strength training starts with the full squat. Not the quarter- or half-squat. Many instructors shun full squats, stating that they...

    LatestBill StarrMarch 3, 2014
  • Singles for New Strength Increases

    There are a great many strength coaches, personal trainers and fitness instructors in this country who do not include singles in...

    LatestBill StarrJanuary 3, 2014
  • Maintaining Balanced Strength: The Adductors

    The very first exercise I teach all my strength athletes is the full squat. That one movement strengthens all the groups...

    LatestBill StarrDecember 23, 2013

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