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Question of Strength 24

Football season is coming up. I'm still a few pounds underweight and need to gain weight fast. Any tricks that can put me in an anabolic state faster?

Question of Strength 23

There's an epidemic at my gym. Everyone and their mother seems to be doing all of their exercises on a Swiss ball.

The Real Miracle Worker

Back in my small hometown in Texas, some of the more eccentric churches would hold these great tent revivals. Even if we didn't like their particular style of religion, we would still sit out in our cars and watch just for the sheer entertainment value of the show.

Protein Powder Fact and Fiction

I love meal replacement drinks (MRPs) and protein powders in general. I can't imagine life without them. But, truth be told, one of them damn near killed me once.

ABCDE Diet

Having trouble adding muscle mass without adding tons of excess body fat? Try this unique eating strategy.

Question of Strength 22

I suffer from the common problem of raising my heels when I squat. This is really hampering my progress in all squatting movements - back and front, power cleans, even deadlifts.

Question of Strength 21

I've searched your site and haven't really found anything about how to train shoulders. Any tips or suggestions?

The Top Seven Ways to F Up in the Gym!

The aim of this article is to touch upon some of what I consider to be the more common and damaging "mistakes" used in strength training.

Question of Strength 19

When training twice a day, can you train only one muscle group for that day or can you train two, such as a pair of antagonists like chest and back?

Question of Strength 18

I'm not having any luck training my triceps. I'm sure it's because I've been doing the same old routine forever. Got a good tricep routine that I can try out today?

The Thunder From Down Under

Ian King is the antithesis of what you may think a strength coach would be.

Question of Strength 16

I've heard and read tons about how you need to change your routine frequently in order to obtain maximal results. However, I am a creature of habit (no, not a nun).

Question of Strength 14

I take a few weeks off from training several times each year, and I am concerned about whether this is counter productive.

Poetry in Motion 2

Think of bodybuilding as a language, and think of the exercises we do in the gym as words in that language.

Variations on a Theme

There are scores of biceps movements. Furthermore, there are hundreds of ways to do those biceps movements. The trouble is, unless you're involved in this business full-time, you tend to adopt certain exercises and do them over and over again, to the exclusion of all others.

The Nausea Workout

It's a hot Saturday in the Colorado Rockies and I'm at the office trying to think of a topic for an article. I've been sitting here for hours, just staring into the computer screen.

Question of Strength 12

I read one of your articles where you said that, in your opinion, Zottman curls are the best exercise for beefing up one's upper arm.

Poetry in Motion 1

Think of bodybuilding as a language, and think of the exercises we do in the gym as words in that language.

Question of Strength 10

Over the years, I've built a pretty good physique, but the guy who owns the gym where I work out says I have the upper trap development of Bill Gates.

Question of Strength 9

Charles, you've not commented much about Tribex or Power Drive, why?

Question of Strength 6

I was reading through the May Muscle Media magazine and saw that author Paul Chek mentioned your name when he was talking about mesomorphs. I also note that most of your clients are elite-level athletes, who probably represent the best genetics on the planet.

Chanko

Can’t seem to put on any quality weight? Try this strategy borrowed from sumo wrestlers. And don’t worry, you won’t get fat like a sumo! Check it out.

Question of Strength 5

I have a question about carbo powders. For the last six months I've been following the nutrition and training advice outlined in your book, "The Poliquin Principles." The results have been amazing I still haven't hit a plateau on a single body part!

Speed Demons

WARNING: If you're a white bigot, don't read this article. It might cause your red neck to get even redder. The premise of this article is, quite simply, blacks are better athletes than whites.