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  • Straight-Leg Deadlifts

    Q: What’s your opinion of straight-leg deadlifts? A: It depends on what you mean by “straight.” If you’re talking about having...

    Charles PoliquinDecember 17, 2010
  • Leg Training for Mass and Detail

    Q: I’m a 41-year-old female. I’m 5’4” and weigh 113 pounds. My goal is to put on more muscle. I’ve been...

    John HansenDecember 15, 2010
  • Long Workouts and Fast Calves

    Without a base of muscular endurance a beginner would find it difficult to put the necessary effort into GVT to get...

    Charles PoliquinNovember 24, 2010
  • Anabolic Adolescence and the Mind

    Although I was obviously overtraining, I still gained 20 pounds of muscle in that first year. I was only 135 pounds...

    John HansenSeptember 1, 2010
  • Big-Arms Tips and Tricks

    Q: I’m following the arm-specialization programs in your e-book X-traordinary Arms. I like starting my biceps workout with cable curls, as...

    Steve HolmanAugust 26, 2010
  • Packing On Muscle Weight

    The basic exercises use several muscle groups in the execution of a movement. By involving multiple muscle groups, you stimulate more...

    John HansenJuly 9, 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
  • How to Get Shredded Quads

    Q: I am 55 years old. I picked up weight training right around the time that I turned 40. I have...

    Paul BurkeApril 28, 2010
  • Don’t Quit: Coping With Injuries

    If leg extensions hurt your knees, do them one leg at time with less weight—and be sure your foot never travels...

    Paul BurkeApril 7, 2010
  • Squats, Laterals and Assorted Tips and Tricks

    I’m sick and tired of seeing every type of exercise discomfort being “solved” by lightening the load. It’s the path of...

    PavelMarch 29, 2010
  • Torque-Shifting Shoulder Shocker

    Powerlifters and Olympic lifters have built impressive shoulders using low reps for multiple sets on compound exercises such as presses and...

    Charles PoliquinMarch 8, 2010
  • Heavy Sets Plus 10X

    I must warn you that even though you use lighter poundages on 10x10 sequences, it’s still a very powerful and taxing...

    Steve HolmanDecember 2, 2009
  • More Mass for the Tall and Long-Limbed

    The best thing tall people or those who have long limbs can do is try to shorten strokes and strengthen areas...

    Paul BurkeNovember 2, 2009
  • Squats: Deep Is Better Than Heavy

    A lot of bodybuilders and serious weight trainees don’t have the leg development they are capable of because they don’t squat.

    Ron HarrisSeptember 27, 2009
  • The Brothers Grimm

    It’s time for an update on what the brothers have been doing since I took them under my charge a little...

    Stuart McRobertAugust 1, 2009