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  • Morning Workouts, Stress and Cortisol

    Q: Working out in the morning would be best for my schedule, but I have zero energy then. Other than getting...

    Charles PoliquinSeptember 22, 2011
  • Train Like Jay Cutler

    Q: Two years ago when I was 16 I decided to dedicate 10 years of my life to building a physique...

    Stuart McRobertSeptember 14, 2011
  • Training for Overweight Teen

    Q: My 15-year-old son is on the chunky side. Would it be best to start with an aerobic base and get...

    Charles PoliquinSeptember 3, 2011
  • Beginning Arm Training

    What typically happens with someone who begins training is that strength increases first followed by muscle size.

    John HansenAugust 12, 2011
  • Dynamic-inertia Workouts

    Q: My wife is considering getting a pair of shake weights that have been advertised on infomercials. Does the dynamic-inertia workout...

    Charles PoliquinApril 19, 2011
  • Bodybuilding’s Bottom Line

    No matter what training routine you adopt, equipment you use, food you eat, supplements you take or how knowledgeable you are...

    Stuart McRobertApril 12, 2011
  • Beginning With Full-Body Workouts

    Q: I know you probably get a lot of questions, but I was wondering if you could help out a beginner....

    John HansenApril 5, 2011
  • Partner Preference

    Q: What’s your take on having a training partner? Is it best to train with a partner or alone? A: Neither—I’ve...

    Charles PoliquinMarch 15, 2011
  • Why Does Bench Pressing Hurt My Shoulder?

    Without doubt, the bench press is the most popular weight-training exercise in North America. Anyone who asks, “How much do you...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.March 3, 2011
  • Beginner’s Bliss, Part 5

    On Tuesdays, immediately after a work set of squats, one guy would rush to the nearest flat bench and do a...

    Stuart McRobertFebruary 22, 2011
  • The Pros and Cons of Strapping On

    Wrist straps are common in any heavy gym. They enable trainees to handle more weight on big movements—shrugs, deadlifts, dumbbell rows,...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.January 17, 2011
  • Beginner’s Bliss, Part 3

    It was Saturday, four weeks since I’d seen Arnie. I dropped by the gym while he was working out. After we...

    Stuart McRobertDecember 29, 2010
  • The “Right” Amount of Training vs. Overtraining

    Our enthusiasm and desire to build our physiques often makes us want to train as long and as frequently as possible....

    Skip La CourDecember 19, 2010
  • You Can Injure Abdominal Muscles Too

    We’ve been seeing more abdominal injuries over the past 10 years. The term that came out of them—sports hernia—really doesn’t tell...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.November 30, 2010
  • Beginner’s Bliss, Part 2

    One of the secrets of bodybuilding, especially for beginners and intermediates, is to find the level of hard but not hardest...

    Stuart McRobertNovember 21, 2010