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  • How To Do Dumbbell Front Squat

    Hold two dumbbells or kettlebells in the “rack position” (chest height under the chin). Take a slightly wider-than-shoulder-width foot position with...

    Iron Man MagazineSeptember 18, 2015
  • Best Hormone Booster: Squat or Leg Press?

    Which are better: free weight exercises or machine exercises? Aaron Shaner and colleagues investigated the effects of using a multi-joint free...

    Iron Man MagazineSeptember 8, 2015
  • Free Weight Exercises Or Machine Exercises?

    Aaron Shaner and colleagues investigated the effects of using a multi-joint free weight leg exercise versus a multi-joint machine leg exercise...

    Iron Man MagazineAugust 5, 2015
  • Leg Training P/RR/S Style

    Q: I am currently using your Hybrid-Power/Rep Range/Shock training at home with extremely limited equipment—a flat bench with leg extension/leg curl,...

    Eric BroserJune 28, 2015
  • Brignole’s Best Exercises for Training Legs

    Last month Brignole discussed his strategies for working the shoulders. In this final installment he identifies the best exercises for training...

    Doug BrignoleJanuary 14, 2015
  • Calf Quest

    Q: I’m confused. How many muscles are in the calves? Can you explain the different calf muscles and the best exercises...

    Stuart McRobertAugust 4, 2014
  • Calf Combustion

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

    Steve HolmanMay 28, 2014
  • Q&A: Quads vs. Thighs and Full vs. Partial Deadlifts

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

    Iron Man MagazineMarch 30, 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
  • Complete Hamstring Development

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

    Charles PoliquinOctober 28, 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
  • Serious Size: Rep Range

    Q: During a bulking stage, what rep range should I use for squats in order to put some serious size on...

    John HansenJuly 22, 2013
  • Calf-Stretching Fundamentals

    Q: Any tips on how to stretch the calves? I stretch them every day with the basic wall stretch, but I...

    Charles PoliquinJune 12, 2013
  • Are You Hip Dominant or Quad Dominant?

    Q: What is meant by the term “quad dominant”? A: Quad dominant is a popular term used in sportsmedicine that refers...

    Charles PoliquinMay 4, 2013
  • Front-to-Back Quad Attack

    If you’re older, you may have trouble doing free-bar squats. Many over-40 trainees get pain in the knees, hips and/or lower...

    Steve HolmanFebruary 4, 2013