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  • Hardcore Workouts for Bigger Chest, Back and Arms

    Q: I’m interested in some hardcore workouts for my chest, back and arms. I’m not interested in getting any stronger, just...

    Charles PoliquinMarch 25, 2016
  • Back-Building Secrets

    Q: I’ve always been very impressed with the width and thickness of your back. It’s amazing for a natural bodybuilder. What’s...

    Dave GoodinMarch 22, 2016
  • Serious Pull for Back & Biceps

    Build a thicker back and bigger biceps with this multifaceted, free-weight workout.

    Joe WuebbenMarch 16, 2016
  • Dead Strong

    Pulling a bar off the floor is a crucial movement for life

    Cornell HuntMarch 11, 2016
  • Attack Your Back

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

    Ron HarrisMarch 1, 2016
  • Back to Back

    Whether you’re talking about a physique contest or you just want to leave a lasting impression in the minds of those...

    Iron Man MagazineDecember 31, 2015
  • Are Good Mornings Bad for the Back?

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

    Charles PoliquinJanuary 15, 2014
  • Back Pain And Leg-Mass Gains

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

    Charles PoliquinDecember 24, 2013
  • Solutions to Low-Back Pain

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

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.September 30, 2013
  • Building Strong Lumbars

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

    Bill StarrSeptember 12, 2013
  • Building Strong Lumbars

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

    Bill StarrAugust 22, 2013
  • Building Strong Lumbars with Good Mornings

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

    Bill StarrJuly 30, 2013
  • Strength Training for Muscle Mass

    Q: I’ve been bodybuilding for nearly a year. For the past few months I’ve been doing sets of eight to 10...

    Charles PoliquinJuly 23, 2013
  • 5 Reasons Great Backs Are Rare

    Why is it that out of all the bodyparts, even legs, the one that gets the most neglect is back? Basically,...

    Ron HarrisJuly 1, 2013
  • Q&A: Your Back Muscles and How They Work

    Q: I’m confused about the different muscles of the back. Would you briefly explain the back musculature? A: The back musculature...

    Stuart McRobertMay 9, 2013