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  • 20-rep Breathing Squats

    Q: Are 20-rep breathing squats effective for building muscle mass and strength? A: Short answer: Yes. I say that because the...

    Charles PoliquinFebruary 17, 2011
  • Pilates? You’re Not Serious!

    Q: I read that Pilates is good for bodybuilding because it develops longer muscles and flexibility. I know it’s popular with...

    Charles PoliquinJanuary 27, 2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • Squat On, Part 1

    Bodybuilders who have a good structure for squats tend to have legs and thighs of average or shorter-than-average length relative to...

    Stuart McRobertMay 25, 2010
  • New Size for Skinny Guys

    It takes discipline to keep your upper arm stable while you slowly curl and flex the biceps at the top of...

    John HansenApril 10, 2010
  • Strength Training for Mixed Martial Arts

    Strength that starts in the gym pays off on the mat for mixed-martial-arts athletes.

    Charles PoliquinMarch 26, 2010
  • Pyramid Power: Secret to Size and Strength

    Performing negative-accentuated sets—lifting in one second and lowering in six—creates microtrauma, which sets off a fat-to-muscle effect, and also acts as...

    Steve HolmanMarch 17, 2010
  • Shocking Results and Current Events

    When you can do incline curls with a pair of dumbbells in your hands that approach more than 30 percent of...

    Charles PoliquinFebruary 18, 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
  • Training Loads: Customize for Size and Strength

    Q: You don’t use percentages to determine training loads. Why not? A lot of strength coaches do. A: You can’t argue...

    Charles PoliquinJuly 17, 2009
  • Ageless Strength Training, Pt. 3

    I want to cover aspects of keeping the older body strong, fit and healthy that I didn’t elaborate on in previous...

    Bill StarrJuly 24, 2008
  • The Best Sets/Reps System

    The key point is that your body will adapt to any routine in six workouts. No single best system works all...

    Charles PoliquinJuly 1, 2008
  • An Ideal Beginning Strength Program

    The majority of requests for information I receive deal with back injuries and programming. This month I present what I believe...

    Bill StarrFebruary 4, 2008