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  • How to Build Thick and Powerful Legs, Part 2

    Last month I described an intense leg workout I experienced in college with my training partner Tom Deters. Before I get...

    Lee LabradaDecember 23, 2012
  • Front-to-Back Lower-Body Power Hit

    Q: Is it okay to do back squats and front squats in the same workout? Would it simply be better to...

    Charles PoliquinNovember 14, 2012
  • How to Make a Simple Standing Calf Machine for Home Use

    Q: I want to make a simple standing calf machine for home use. Can you give me some tips on how...

    Stuart McRobertOctober 18, 2012
  • Moderate Weights for Safer Squats

    Q: What’s with your attitude about squats? It’s the best mass-building exercise, but you pan it. Are you turning into a...

    Steve HolmanSeptember 3, 2012
  • Hamstring Helpers

    Q: I’m going for my natural pro card this year and feel that all I’m lacking is a bit of hamstring-glute-tie-in...

    Eric BroserAugust 16, 2012
  • Box Squats for Athletic Competitions

    Q: I understand you are dogmatically against box squats. What about using them to help peak for athletic competitions to keep...

    Charles PoliquinAugust 1, 2012
  • Build Amazing Legs With Just One Exercise

    Q: I just stumbled across your leg workout 10x10 post on Bodybuilding.com and thought it was awesome. I’d like to give...

    John HansenJuly 29, 2012
  • How do I build the muscle down the center thigh?

    Q: I know that it’s necessary to have a low bodyfat percentage in order to see the muscle that goes down...

    Eric BroserJune 28, 2012
  • Big-Growth Calf Routine Revisited

    Q: Is there a special calf routine that can work even when others haven’t? A: Before I get to a special...

    Stuart McRobertJune 12, 2012
  • Top 4 Reasons to do Front Squats

    Would you believe that a man who has won three IFBB shows, who has been top six at the Mr. Olympia;...

    Ron HarrisApril 16, 2012
  • Seated Leg Curls

    Many trainees decide their hamstring development is lacking. They increase their sets of traditional leg curls—usually with marginal results. Seated leg...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.March 3, 2012
  • Calves, Quads and Addiction

    Q: I’ve noticed that high calves seem to be more prevalent among African-American and Caribbean bodybuilders than among Caucasian bodybuilders. Would...

    Stuart McRobertFebruary 1, 2012
  • Improving Your Glute/Ham Raise

    Q: I really suck at the glute/ham raise. Any tips on how I can improve my performance? A: Because the hamstrings...

    Charles PoliquinNovember 29, 2011
  • Inner/Outer-Thigh Machines

    The inner/outer-thigh—a.k.a. adductor/abductor—machine is the result of too many trainees overstretching and spraining knee ligaments by using cables attached to their...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.September 12, 2011
  • Great Workouts for Neglected Bodyparts

    When performing back extensions, extend your trunk no higher than parallel to the floor. To increase resistance, place a loaded barbell...

    Charles PoliquinJuly 7, 2011