Category: Training Q&A

What is the best training frequency for individual bodyparts?

/ Posted 04.15.2014

Q: I’ve been training for two years and have made good progress. What is the best training frequency for individual … continue reading

When performing 1 1/4 squats, why do you recommend a quarter movement at the bottom of the squat?

/ Posted 04.13.2014

Q: I’ve heard that you recommend performing 1 1/4 squats, in which you do a quarter movement at the bottom … continue reading

Q&A: Quads vs. Thighs and Full vs. Partial Deadlifts

/ Posted 03.30.2014

Q: Is there a difference between the “thighs” and the “quads”? A: Yes. The thigh includes the quadriceps femoris, or quads, but … continue reading

Q: How do I change my lifestyle so I can go from twig to getting big?

/ Posted 02.24.2014

Q: How do I change my lifestyle so I can go from twig to getting big? A: Make it a priority. When … continue reading

Q&A: Are Side Bends Worthless?

/ Posted 12.26.2013

Q: Do you recommend side bends? I can’t recall seeing a photo of a professional bodybuilder performing them. A: Just because you … continue reading

Russian Secrets for Power

/ Posted 11.30.2013

Q: I’d like to get my bench press, squat and deadlift poundages up. I understand that the Russians have produced … continue reading

Order in the Workout

/ Posted 11.26.2013

Q: Does exercise sequence matter, or can I approach my training session in any order? A: Exercise order is of … continue reading

Q: What is the Rader chest pull?

/ Posted 10.17.2013

Q: What is the Rader chest pull? A: In the last installment of this column, one of the questions I … continue reading

Q: Did Bertil Fox influence your early training?

/ Posted 09.23.2013

Q: Did Bertil Fox influence your early training? A: Yes. He trained in a harder, briefer, heavier way than did most … continue reading

Simple Muscle-building Fat-loss Workout

/ Posted 09.05.2013

Q: Can you give me a simple muscle-building and fat-loss workout I can do at home twice a week? I’ve … continue reading

Q: What’s the best type of chinup to perform?

/ Posted 09.02.2013

Q: What’s the best type of chinup to perform? I see many variations used and was wondering if I should … continue reading

Q: Should I do drops on the last round of TORQ?

Q: I am already growing with your TORQ [tension-overload repetition quantity]. You’ve talked about Mr. America Doug Brignole and his … continue reading

Uni-angular Tri-sets for Bigger Arms

/ Posted 08.04.2013

Q: I’d like to try a training cycle to bring up my arms, which are lagging behind my other bodyparts. … continue reading

Job Stress and Muscle Gain

/ Posted 07.21.2013

Q: I am stressed at work, and it affects my training—I just can’t seem to recover from workouts well, and … continue reading

Hardcore Workouts for Bigger Chest, Back and Arms

/ Posted 05.06.2013

Q: I’m interested in some hardcore workouts for my chest, back and arms. I’m not interested in getting any stronger, … continue reading

Getting Big With One Exercise Per Muscle Group

Q: I see workouts with only one exercise per muscle group. Can you really get big using those? A: Sure … continue reading

Bulking Up in Your 20′s

/ Posted 05.01.2013

Q: I’m 17 years old—almost 18. I recently started my bulk, which will last for eight months. I weigh around … continue reading

If X-Rep partials are so good, why do full range reps at all?

Q: I just got your three X-Rep e-books. I finished the first one, and I must say that it’s really … continue reading

How important are the numbers of sets and reps?

/ Posted 04.29.2013

Q: I’ve been working out for one year, three or four days a week. I gained three kilograms of muscle … continue reading

Are midrange moves for the midback dangerous?

Q: In the Positions-of-Flexion exercise matrix [in 3D Muscle Building] you don’t list any midrange moves for midback. Instead you … continue reading

Is there any value in training biceps one arm at a time?

/ Posted 03.31.2013

Q: Is there any value in training biceps one arm at a time, rather than both together? A: More important … continue reading

Which cambers on an EZ-curl bar should I use for curls?

/ Posted 03.23.2013

Q: Which cambers on an EZ-curl bar should I use for curls? A: A more important question is, Should you … continue reading

Do you pause between reps to rest or get stronger for the set?

/ Posted 03.17.2013

Q: I have been reading your articles for years and recently saw you training at Gold’s Gym in Venice, which … continue reading

QA: What type of pullover should I perform?

/ Posted 03.05.2013

Q: What type of pullover should I perform? A: A popular form of the pullover is done with a single … continue reading

QA: Should I do pulldowns to the front or rear, and which grip is best?

/ Posted 02.27.2013

Q: Should I do pulldowns to the front or rear, and which grip is best? A: To the front. Regardless … continue reading

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