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  • Supersets for Fat Loss

    Q: All your workouts seem to rely on supersets for fat loss. Is there any scientific research to back up your...

    Charles PoliquinMarch 20, 2012
  • Exercise May Protect Telomeres

    Exercise may prevent stress on telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are a measure of cell age...

    Robert Goldman MD, PhDNovember 15, 2011
  • Rep Range for Best Muscle Gains

    You have been eating complex carbs in the morning and afternoon, but you may need to get them throughout the day....

    John HansenNovember 11, 2010
  • Phenomenal Abdominals

    That’s the whole point of weight training and explains why you can build muscle by lifting weights but not by doing...

    Jerry BrainumJuly 3, 2010
  • Undulate to Invigorate Gains

    As a rule of thumb, I would say that the musculature grows best when both high-volume phases, known as accumulation phases,...

    Charles PoliquinJune 24, 2010
  • Less Variation, More Size and Strength

    Q: What would you consider a mistake you made in your early years of coaching? A: Extending the variety principle too...

    Charles PoliquinMay 22, 2010
  • Superhero Shoulder Width

    To get that full development, you need to train the deltoid complex through its full range of motion as well as...

    Steve HolmanJanuary 22, 2010
  • Dogma Debunked

    Research shows that preadolescent athletes can improve their strength by as much as 50 percent after eight to 12 weeks on...

    Becky HolmanJanuary 4, 2010
  • Does Repetition Speed Matter?

    Few bodybuilders appear to pay much attention to how fast they do an exercise. A typical repetition consists of a raising...

    Jerry BrainumDecember 23, 2009
  • Instinctive Training

    I’ve always wondered about the rule that you need to constantly vary training programs, sets, exercises, frequency and so on.

    Jerry BrainumJuly 2, 2009
  • Tapering

    The training load can be manipulated through a number of variables, including intensity, volume, frequency and the duration. The most important...

    Jacob M. Wilson CSCS and Gabriel J. Wilson MS CSCSMay 30, 2009
  • Volume Purge for Testosterone Surge?

    Of course, if you’re on steroids, you can throw all of the above out the window. You can stand a lot...

    Steve HolmanApril 18, 2009
  • Squat Science: The Best Exercise?

    Squats are often called the king of exercises—and for good reason. Squats work the largest muscles in the body, the thighs,...

    Jerry BrainumMarch 28, 2009
  • Anabolic Training for the Over 40 Bodybuilder

    You can increase your body’s natural production of testosterone with hard work on the big, compound movements, especially those on which...

    Jim BrewsterMarch 25, 2009
  • Workout Stress Test

    When scientists look at factors associated with longer life span, stress is always one of them. In the brain, lifetime release...

    Jerry BrainumFebruary 15, 2009