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  • How to Squat for Best Gains

    Q: What measures should I take in order to squat effectively? A: To make good progress on the squat, you must...

    Stuart McRobertJuly 4, 2012
  • Pre-Bodybuilding Powerlifting Cycle

    Q: I want to do a powerlifting cycle before I go back to bodybuilding, but I’m not sure how to structure...

    Dave GoodinJune 1, 2012
  • Bodybuilding’s Numbers Game

    Q: What do you think of the 10-8-6 program? I started lifting in the ’70s, and health clubs commonly prescribed it...

    Charles PoliquinJanuary 3, 2012
  • How to Fix Movement Stalls during Deadlift

    Q: I’m having problems deadlifting. I start the lift okay, but the movement stalls right above the knee. Are partial-range deadlifts...

    Charles PoliquinDecember 23, 2011
  • Variations on the Olympic Lift

    Q: In your book Ask Coach Poliquin you talked about the value of performing Olympic lifts and their variations for bodybuilding....

    Charles PoliquinDecember 1, 2011
  • Get Stronger

    Q: I work with young athletes and do a lot of power cleans and squats. My question is, “What are the...

    Charles PoliquinNovember 11, 2011
  • Do Olympic Lifting Exercises Increase Arm Size?

    Q: Do Olympic-lifting exercises have any value to a bodybuilder in increasing arm size? A: Yes, strange as that may sound....

    Charles PoliquinSeptember 1, 2011
  • Supplemental Squats

    Athletes who train to improve their sports performance rely on the squat. They typically alternate a half-squat or power squat with...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.April 18, 2011
  • Best Type of Barbell

    Q: What’s the best type of barbell to use for power cleans and squats? A: Ideally, you should have a special...

    Charles PoliquinMarch 30, 2011
  • Items To Consider When You Choose A Weightlifting Coach

    I frequently get inquiries from enthusiastic neophytes who are anxious to find a great coach to take them to weightlifting greatness.

    Iron Man MagazineMarch 1, 2011
  • Beginning Powerlifting

    Q: I want to get into powerlifting. What books and other resources would you recommend? A: There are several major powerlifting...

    Charles PoliquinDecember 22, 2010
  • Pain and the Behind-the-Neck Press

    A more serious injury that I have seen with this exercise more than any other move is disk protrusion, or herniation,...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.November 3, 2010
  • Training for Wrestling Strength

    The bottom line is that you cannot overlook the unique, innate qualities of the individual when designing resistance-training programs. Some will...

    Charles PoliquinAugust 17, 2010
  • Joe Mazza Hits World’s Best Bench Press

    The New Jersey–based strength phenom set the new record on his opening attempt at the IPA-sanctioned event in York, Pennsylvania, pressing...

    Steve DownsFebruary 27, 2010
  • Thick-Bar Training for Strength

    To check for glycation levels, ask your doctor to measure the concentration of glycated hemoglobin in your blood. In England a...

    Charles PoliquinJanuary 28, 2010