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  • 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
  • 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
  • Powerlifting vs. Bodybuilding

    You’ll be able to handle more weight in your bodybuilding training, which will lead to faster gains when you go back...

    John HansenJune 17, 2009
  • Traps

    While just about every strength athlete understands the value of keeping his or her lower back strong, few realize the role...

    Bill StarrJune 11, 2009
  • Shocking Shoulders

    Q: My shoulder growth has come to a standstill. Got a great routine that’ll boost growth again? A: A few years...

    Charles PoliquinApril 12, 2009