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  • Two-a-Day Workouts

    Q: My gym is near my house, and I can train twice a day, early morning and early evening. How should...

    Charles PoliquinNovember 5, 2011
  • Muscle Overlap

    A younger person—teens and 20s—will be able to train much more frequently than someone who’s been doing it for a long...

    John HansenAugust 5, 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
  • Workout Frequency for Muscle Size

    Q: I’m from the U.K., and I bought your book Natural Bodybuilding after seeing it advertised in IRON MAN a few...

    John HansenJanuary 25, 2011
  • The Amazing Direct/Indirect Split

    Doing close-grip bench presses on triceps day produces indirect work for your chest.

    Steve HolmanDecember 2, 2010
  • Beginner’s Bliss, Part 1

    I’d seen Arnie a few times at the gym. Although a beginner, he was on a three-day-split program: three days on/one...

    Stuart McRobertOctober 25, 2010
  • Shocking Superset Size Effects

    For example, instead of using supersets during Shock week, perhaps you can use other intensity techniques that don’t require you to...

    Eric BroserAugust 29, 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
  • The Efficient Fantastic 4 Workout

    My favorite is called the Fantastic 4 workout—four of the most effective exercises you can do. All you need is a...

    Becky HolmanMay 1, 2010
  • Ultimate Beef Pec Blasting

    Jay Cutler training in the off-season is a sight to behold. He’s one of the few pros who actually look like...

    William LitzApril 22, 2010
  • New Size for Skinny Guys

    It takes discipline to keep your upper arm stable while you slowly curl and flex the biceps at the top of...

    John HansenApril 10, 2010
  • Advice for Advanced Muscle Growth

    Training with free weights is much more challenging than using machines.

    John HansenDecember 26, 2009
  • Working Man’s Workout Plan

    Q: I’m a police officer in New Jersey, and I work a rotating two-week shift of 12-hour days. I read the...

    John HansenSeptember 12, 2009
  • German Body Comp Program

    The German Body Comp program, one of my most popular workouts, is based on the pioneering research by a Romanian exercise...

    Charles PoliquinAugust 19, 2009
  • Muscle-Size Workouts

    In order to make the muscles bigger, you need to tear down the muscle tissue so it can grow back bigger...

    John HansenAugust 13, 2009