Category: Bodypart

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are Good Mornings Bad for the Back?

/ Posted 01.15.2014

Q: What is your opinion of good mornings? I understand they’re bad for the back. A: What I find interesting … continue reading

Grip, Mass and Overload

/ Posted 01.11.2014

Q: I can’t use heavy weights on my back exercises compared to what I use for pressing movements, and it … continue reading

Back Pain And Leg-Mass Gains

/ Posted 12.24.2013

Q: I have good form on the squat, but I often strain my lower back on it.  As a result … continue reading

One-Arm Chin-Dips

/ Posted 12.09.2013

Ever thought you could work your back, chest, biceps, triceps, shoulders and core—pretty much everything in your entire upper body—all … continue reading

Recovery From Shoulder Surgery

/ Posted 11.08.2013

Q: How is your recovery from your shoulder surgery going? Are you going to compete again? If so, what adjustments … continue reading

Complete Hamstring Development

/ Posted 10.28.2013

Q: Rather than doing full squats, couldn’t I just add a few sets of leg curls to ensure complete hamstring … continue reading

Attack Your Back Like Big Mac

/ Posted 10.09.2013

The most exciting addition to the IFBB in recent times has been Cedric McMillan, who at 6’2” and 270 pounds … continue reading

The 500 Rep Arm Assault

/ Posted 10.05.2013

It’s Time to Volumize for More Size on Your Bi’s and Tri’s So you’re back for more, huh? You accepted … continue reading

Solutions to Low-Back Pain

/ Posted 09.30.2013

Many of us know all too well that low-back pain can be caused by training. The culprit exercises include barbell … continue reading

Best Chest Routine for Beginning Bodybuilders

/ Posted 09.26.2013

Q: I’m 17 years old and a bodybuilding beginner. How do I build a really big chest? A: Use training methods appropriate for … continue reading

Tips For Getting Awesome Abs

Everybody wants etched abs. But to score your core takes more than a few sets of crunches at the end … continue reading

Monster Traps with Hybrid Cable-Dumbbell Shrugs

/ Posted 09.20.2013

A big, thick set of traps shows that you’re a serious trainer—even more so than big arms, which can hide … continue reading

Building Strong Lumbars

/ Posted 09.12.2013

Last month it was all about the almost-straight-legged deadlift, my all-time-favorite lumbar exercise after good mornings. I covered the reasons … continue reading

Power-Packed Pecs

/ Posted 09.11.2013

Q: I think your chest is just sick (in a good way). While I definitely admire the pecs on people … continue reading

Building Strong Lumbars

/ Posted 08.22.2013

Last month I stated the many reasons that it’s so important for every strength athlete to have a strong set … continue reading

Uni-angular Tri-sets for Bigger Arms

/ Posted 08.04.2013

Q: I’d like to try a training cycle to bring up my arms, which are lagging behind my other bodyparts. … continue reading

Outrigger One-Arm Bench Pushups

/ Posted 08.01.2013

Everybody loves pushups. They’re a classic upper-body exercise; however, the main drawback comes as you get stronger on them—your bodyweight … continue reading

Building Strong Lumbars with Good Mornings

/ Posted 07.30.2013

The lower back is the universal joint of the power plant. If you don’t have strong lumbars, the power generated … continue reading

Strength Training for Muscle Mass

/ Posted 07.23.2013

Q: I’ve been bodybuilding for nearly a year. For the past few months I’ve been doing sets of eight to … continue reading

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