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  • Calf Combustion

    Sometimes it takes your favorite machine to be broken to discover an exercise that can trigger new growth. In my case...

    Steve HolmanMay 28, 2014
  • Q&A: Quads vs. Thighs and Full vs. Partial Deadlifts

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

    Iron Man MagazineMarch 30, 2014
  • Back Pain And Leg-Mass Gains

    Q: I have good form on the squat, but I often strain my lower back on it.  As a result I...

    Charles PoliquinDecember 24, 2013
  • Complete Hamstring Development

    Q: Rather than doing full squats, couldn’t I just add a few sets of leg curls to ensure complete hamstring development?...

    Charles PoliquinOctober 28, 2013
  • Building Strong Lumbars

    Last month I stated the many reasons that it’s so important for every strength athlete to have a strong set of...

    Bill StarrAugust 22, 2013
  • Serious Size: Rep Range

    Q: During a bulking stage, what rep range should I use for squats in order to put some serious size on...

    John HansenJuly 22, 2013
  • Calf-Stretching Fundamentals

    Q: Any tips on how to stretch the calves? I stretch them every day with the basic wall stretch, but I...

    Charles PoliquinJune 12, 2013
  • Are You Hip Dominant or Quad Dominant?

    Q: What is meant by the term “quad dominant”? A: Quad dominant is a popular term used in sportsmedicine that refers...

    Charles PoliquinMay 4, 2013
  • Front-to-Back Quad Attack

    If you’re older, you may have trouble doing free-bar squats. Many over-40 trainees get pain in the knees, hips and/or lower...

    Steve HolmanFebruary 4, 2013
  • 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