Category: Training

How to Perfect Your Bench Press

/ Posted 04.17.2014

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

What is the best training frequency for individual bodyparts?

/ Posted 04.15.2014

Q: I’ve been training for two years and have made good progress. What is the best training frequency for individual … continue reading

When performing 1 1/4 squats, why do you recommend a quarter movement at the bottom of the squat?

/ Posted 04.13.2014

Q: I’ve heard that you recommend performing 1 1/4 squats, in which you do a quarter movement at the bottom … continue reading

Do you need to lift heavy weights to get big?

/ Posted 04.08.2014

Q: One of the top bodybuilders from my gym told me you don’t need to lift heavy weights to get … continue reading

Modified Preexhaustion With a TORQ Edge

Q: I do four-week phases of different workouts from your various e-books. That strategy works great. I’ve gained 10 pounds … continue reading

Do you still use the same training methods you used with elite athletes from the 80s and 90s?

/ Posted 04.04.2014

Q: You trained many elite athletes in the ’80s and ’90s. Do you still use the same training methods you … continue reading

Training Change, New Gains

/ Posted 04.03.2014

Q: I read that you used some different training styles as you prepared for your IFBB pro physique debut. Your … continue reading

Q: When is the best time to weight train?

/ Posted 04.02.2014

Q: When is the best time to weight train, and when is the best time to do energy-system training such … continue reading

Aging With Muscle: Priorities and Methods

I once read a story that had a bodybuilding subplot. The main character was just getting started in a gym, … continue reading

Q&A: Quads vs. Thighs and Full vs. Partial Deadlifts

/ Posted 03.30.2014

Q: Is there a difference between the “thighs” and the “quads”? A: Yes. The thigh includes the quadriceps femoris, or quads, but … continue reading

Cross-Band Pullups

/ Posted 03.28.2014

The wide-grip pullup is a classic back exercise—it’s one of the key moves for increasing back width. This variation, done … continue reading

Behind-the-Neck No-No?

Let’s be honest. Behind-the-neck pulldowns hit your teres major and midback with a unique angled attack. You pull from overhead … continue reading

Unbreakable Dave Goodin

/ Posted 03.26.2014

54-Year-Old Pro Bodybuilder Dave Goodin Doesn’t Let Setbacks Set Him Back‌ Dave Goodin is a freak—and I say that as … continue reading

Developing Speed

/ Posted 03.25.2014

In 1996 Jon-Jon Park, the son of the great bodybuilding champion Reg Park, and I set off on a trip … continue reading

Muscle-Building Myths

/ Posted 03.24.2014

In my next few columns I’m going to dispel some of the myths I read about in magazines and online … continue reading

Don’t Let Your Back Slack

/ Posted 03.22.2014

I write a lot of training articles about pro bodybuilders, and the number so far is well over a thousand. … continue reading

How do I avoid looking “skinny fat”?

/ Posted 03.05.2014

Q: All my friends who have purportedly lost weight just appear to be “skinny fat.” What’s going on, and how … continue reading

Mastering the Full Squat

/ Posted 03.03.2014

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

In-Set Supersets for Massive Triceps

/ Posted 02.26.2014

If you want truly massive arms, you must prioritize your triceps training. After all, the triceps comprise two-thirds of the … continue reading

Q: How do I change my lifestyle so I can go from twig to getting big?

/ Posted 02.24.2014

Q: How do I change my lifestyle so I can go from twig to getting big? A: Make it a priority. When … continue reading

Determination Detonation

/ Posted 02.23.2014

Q: How do you win the psychological battles so you can keep going no matter how hard it gets and … continue reading

Straight-Arm Pulldowns

/ Posted 02.18.2014

The most dedicated trainees are always looking for exercises to target muscles from different angles and to reach parts of … continue reading

Q&A: Train Like Zane, and 21s for Big Guns

/ Posted 02.17.2014

Q: Were you a fan of Frank Zane’s when you were young? A: Zane was my favorite bodybuilder when I was … continue reading

Q: What are the effects of alcohol on my bodybuilding efforts?

/ Posted 02.15.2014

Q: What are the effects of alcohol on my bodybuilding efforts?  A: It depends on how much and how often … continue reading

Forearm Rockers

There’s no doubt that it’s important to have muscular forearms. When you’re dressed in a short-sleeved shirt, it’s the only … continue reading

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