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Charles Poliquin

Charles Poliquin is recognized as one of the world’s most successful strength coaches, having coached Olympic med­alists in 12 different sports, including the U.S. women’s track-and-field team for the 2000 Olympics. He’s spent years researching European journals (he’s fluent in English, French and German) and speaking with other coaches and scientists in his quest to optimize training methods. For more on his books, seminars and methods, visit www.StrengthSensei.com.

  • Ultimate Secret to Discipline

    There is no such thing as discipline. There is only love. You are the result of what you love most. You...

    AdviceCharles PoliquinDecember 19, 2015
  • Rests Between Sets for Max Strength

    Q: I need more strength, especially on the bench press. How long should I be resting between sets? A: The length...

    LatestCharles PoliquinJune 24, 2015
  • The Right Training Frequency for Muscle Growth

    Q: Should I train each muscle twice a week or once a week for the best hypertrophy? A: Rather than thinking...

    Complete WorkoutsCharles PoliquinMay 27, 2015
  • Preexhaustion vs. Postexhaustion

    Q: What is preexhaustion and postexhaustion? Are they good for muscle growth? A: For preexhaustion you fatigue a muscle with a...

    LatestCharles PoliquinMay 3, 2015
  • How Many Sets and Reps?

    There are so many different views on training that I am confused. Is it best just to stick with eight to...

    Complete WorkoutsCharles PoliquinMarch 31, 2015
  • Manipulating Rep Speed

    Q: Should I use plyometric-type “speed” sets to get as big as possible? I am most interested in bodybuilding, but I...

    LatestCharles PoliquinJanuary 8, 2015
  • Get New Size and Strength With Wave Loading

    Q: I’ve heard the term wave loading tossed around the gym. What is it? A: With a wave-loading cycle you work...

    LatestCharles PoliquinDecember 3, 2014
  • Tension Time and Muscle Fibers

    Q: Do some muscles respond better to longer tension times? For example, I’ve heard that calves do best with high reps,...

    LatestCharles PoliquinNovember 30, 2014
  • Antagonistic Supersets

    Q: What do you think about supersetting opposing muscles? I read that Arnold liked supersetting chest and back, but is the...

    LatestCharles PoliquinSeptember 25, 2014
  • Best Between-Sets Rest for Mass

    Q: I see everything from 30 seconds to four minutes as the best rest to take after each set.  Which should...

    LatestCharles PoliquinAugust 26, 2014
  • Keys to Getting Big

    Q: I love training heavy. That’s the best way to get big, right? A: The types of muscle fibers that significantly...

    LatestCharles PoliquinJuly 30, 2014
  • 5 Reasons Not To Eat Soy

    Bottom line: Soy is for dorks, particularly misinformed dorks. Here are five reasons not to eat soy: Reason 1: Soy increases...

    LatestCharles PoliquinJuly 23, 2014
  • Science of Eccentric Training

    Q: I hear good and not so good things about negative training. I get very sore when I do it, but...

    LatestCharles PoliquinJuly 4, 2014
  • Get Bigger and Stronger With Angle Training

    Q: I’m thinking about taking a handful of basic exercises and working out three days a week. Is that a good...

    LatestCharles PoliquinJune 16, 2014
  • Best Time to Return to German Volume Training

    Q: I’ve heard and read tons about how I need to change my routine frequently in order to obtain maximal results;...

    LatestCharles PoliquinJune 13, 2014