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Achieving Structural Balance

Is your body neurally inhibiting strength gains? It can happen. Here’s why and how to fix it.

Advanced German Volume Training

One of the toughest muscle-building workouts of all time just got tougher. For experienced lifters only!

Arm Yourself!

Tried everything to get your arms to grow? No, no you haven’t. Check out these training methods.

Back to Basics

Want more upper-body strength and size? Then you gotta do pull-ups and chin-ups. Here’s why, plus how to get better.

Can't Add Size to Your Biceps?

Direct grip and forearm training can be just what you need when arm gains have stalled out. Here’s why, plus a full training program to get you started.

Explosive Neural Drive

Power up your posterior chain. These workouts will teach your body to tap into higher threshold motor units for explosive efforts.

Final Solutions for Frustrated Lifters: Arms

Charles Poliquin answers your questions about arm training. Check it out.

Hamstrings Times Two

Building impressive hamstrings requires specialization and good training methodology. Here’s what you need to know.

Lactic Acid Training for Fat Loss

Increase lactic acid to increase growth hormone and get shredded. One problem: It really hurts. Check out the program.

Manipulating Reps for Gains in Size and Strength

The smart lifter’s guide to choosing the right rep ranges for his goals. It’s a bit more complicated than you think. Check it out.

New Arm Size, Right Now!

How does an advanced lifter build bigger arms? Is it even possible? It is. If you're an experienced lifter who hasn't seen arm growth in ages, here's what to do.

Poetry in Motion 6

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

Preparing for the Ultimate Workout

Most trainees have the habit of waking up, shoveling down some Fruit Loops, and heading off to the gym before they've truly awakened. In other words, given the amount of prep work they've put into that particular workout, they might as well have left their Fozzie Bear jammies on and stayed in bed.

Question of Strength 1

Once and for all, high reps or low reps? Standing calf raises or seated calf raises? Here are the answers.

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 11

Could you give me some advice on how to get my forearms to grow? They don't seem to want to budge at all, no matter what I do.

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.

Question of Strength 13

I love squatting, but when I go heavy (5 RM or less), I get freaked out, and I think this fear is somehow inhibiting my success in the movement. Any ideas as to how I can get around it?

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.

Question of Strength 15

I would like to start your GVT in a few weeks. Should I take some time off after a high-intensity cycle before I begin it? And what should I do during that period?

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 17

I just recently completed your Maximal Weights workout and am very satisfied with the overall results. Thanks! My problem now, though, is that my chest won't grow.

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?

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 2

When I bench press, my shoulders hurt like hell. Should I work around the pain, or should I just take up stamp collecting?