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  • Take a Seat to Build Your Calves (But do it safely)

    Common exercises include standard standing calf raises, leg press calf raises and donkey calf raises performed in various toes-in and toes-out...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.December 26, 2008
  • Any Chump Can Jump!

    Whatever squat and calf program you select, make sure you apply yourself diligently on every rep on every set. Once you...

    Bill StarrDecember 17, 2008
  • To Squat or Not?

    Q: I’m a 54-year-old man and have been training with weights for 25 years. I have trouble with my thighs. I...

    Paul BurkeOctober 14, 2008
  • 9-to-5 Sequence for Legs

    It’s a nine-day sequence that uses a three-way split, and you train one day, then rest two before the next workout—so...

    Frank ZaneSeptember 21, 2008
  • The Brothers Grimm

    To keep a secure grip, use a well-knurled bar and lifter’s chalk on your hands. Eventually, when you build up to...

    Stuart McRobertSeptember 15, 2008
  • The Brothers Grimm

    How the Grimm brothers trained in the two workouts I outlined is similar to the way many people train. Let’s look...

    Stuart McRobertFebruary 12, 2008
  • Shredded Muscle: Making Friends With Leg Training

    Q: I’m having trouble bringing up my legs to match my upper body. What would you suggest? A: I had the...

    Bradley J. SteinerJanuary 17, 2008
  • Time to Squat

    A program that many bodybuilders used to do, usually just before a big contest, was nonstop squats performed without lockout out...

    Bill StarrSeptember 24, 2003
  • Calves and Calf Nots

    Even an advanced bodybuilder will cry like a baby while using very light weights on 100-rep sets--but it works.

    Greg ZulakAugust 29, 2003
  • You Don’t Know Squat

    While some authorities believe that there's but one way to perform full squats, they're wrong. This basic, core exercise has many...

    Bill StarrJune 12, 2003
  • Hip Service

    Hips are the most neglected in terms of trainees performing specific exercises to maintain and enhance their strength.

    Bill StarrJuly 2, 2001
  • Real Bodybuilding: Tough to Grow Legs

    The reattachment surgery should be performed within 48 hours, or the biceps rolls up the arm and shortens the tendon so...

    George TurnerMay 14, 2000