Category: Bodypart

Does it matter which you muscle group train first?

/ Posted 07.26.2014

Most of us train more than one muscle group in a workout, unless we train seven days a week and … continue reading

Calf Combustion

Sometimes it takes your favorite machine to be broken to discover an exercise that can trigger new growth. In my … continue reading

Hammer Your Hamstrings

/ Posted 05.26.2014

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

One-Arm Gripping Dumbbell Squats

/ Posted 05.18.2014

If you’ve given up on “normal” barbell and dumbbell squats due to knee or back issues, this exercise is for … continue reading

Q&A: Forging Freaky Forearms

/ Posted 05.10.2014

Q: The pros seem to have fantastic forearms, yet rarely do I read about them doing specialized forearm work. Why is … continue reading

How to prevent injuries before workouts

/ Posted 05.06.2014

Q: As a natural bodybuilder you are such an inspiration to me. I was wondering what you do to prevent … continue reading

How to Get Your Shoulders to Progress

/ Posted 05.03.2014

Q: I’ve been using the workout you suggested, and it’s working really well. I’m doing chest and arms on Monday, … 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

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

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