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  • Cross-Band Pullups

    The wide-grip pullup is a classic back exercise—it’s one of the key moves for increasing back width. This variation, done with...

    Iron Man MagazineMarch 28, 2014
  • Strongman Championship League China

    Biggest Strength Show in History by EVAN BALTER China will be the next stop for the MHP Strongman Champions League Series....

    Iron Man MagazineJuly 3, 2013
  • Wave Loading for Super Strength

    Wave loading is a training method popularized by Bulgarian weightlifters. It involves pyramiding up and down the weights in a single...

    Charles PoliquinMay 14, 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
  • Mike Westerdal: CriticalBench.com

    CriticalBench.com is a popular Web site created by Mike Westerdal in 1999. Mike is an interesting guy who knows his stuff...

    Iron Man MagazineFebruary 11, 2013
  • Olympic Press vs the Jerk

    Q: What do you think about using the Olympic press rather than the jerk as overhead work for athletes—because it’s such...

    Charles PoliquinJuly 20, 2012
  • How to Squat for Best Gains

    Q: What measures should I take in order to squat effectively? A: To make good progress on the squat, you must...

    Stuart McRobertJuly 4, 2012
  • Give Yourself a Break

    I’ve been training with weights for 52 years. I enjoy it just as much now, at 64 years of age, as...

    Jim HaferFebruary 27, 2012
  • Power Training vs. Density Work

    Q: Thank you for clearing up the muscle-growth mystery for me . I’d...

    Steve HolmanFebruary 18, 2012
  • Warmups, Strongmen and Deadlifts

    Q: How many warmup sets are needed before I go to heavy sets? A: That’s a simple question, but the answer...

    Charles PoliquinFebruary 5, 2012
  • Bodybuilding’s Numbers Game

    Q: What do you think of the 10-8-6 program? I started lifting in the ’70s, and health clubs commonly prescribed it...

    Charles PoliquinJanuary 3, 2012
  • Ask Coach Poliquin

    This huge compilation is billed as The Best Q&A Columns From Over Two Decades, and it’s an incredible collection of queries...

    Steve HolmanDecember 1, 2011
  • Get Stronger

    Q: I work with young athletes and do a lot of power cleans and squats. My question is, “What are the...

    Charles PoliquinNovember 11, 2011
  • Work Sets to Failure

    Q: I bought your “Real Muscle” and seminar DVDs and your book Natural Bodybuilding. I really enjoyed all of them because...

    John HansenSeptember 24, 2011
  • Supplemental Squats

    Athletes who train to improve their sports performance rely on the squat. They typically alternate a half-squat or power squat with...

    Joseph M. Horrigan, D.C.April 18, 2011