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Heavier Squats Real Fast

Post-activation potentiation, bottoms-up squats, and smart warm-ups are the keys to a new PR.

High Frequency Squatting

A bigger squat requires more squatting. Here's a unique way to squat frequently without burning out or breaking down.

Hip Belt Squats

Blast your quads and spare your lower back with this old school strength-training staple. Here’s how.

Hip Belt Squats: The Anabolic Equalizer

Hip belt squats are a unique exercise that first caught my attention through two published articles by John McCallum in the March and April, 1970 issues of Strength & Health> magazine (yes, you whipper snappers out there, weight training and/or bodybuilding did exist before the Pumping Iron movie came out).

How Deep Should I Squat?

Not everyone was meant to squat deep, but a simple test will tell you how deep you can safely go. And if "butt wink" is a problem, there are easy ways to fix it.

How to Fix a Really Ugly Squat

If squatting feels like hell, you're doing it wrong. Fix it and the movement will come easier for you... along with the PRs. Here's exactly what to do.

How to Front Squat With Straps

Front squatting with a clean grip takes a lot of flexibility and using a cross-grip is dangerous. Here's the solution.

How to Lift Forever: 5 Mandatory Exercises

Love lifting? Want to keep doing it for life? Then you need to balance your workouts and fix your posture with these five exercises.

Increase Athleticism in 6 Minutes

Five simple things you should do daily to increase your athletic functioning.

Injured? Squat and Deadlift Anyway

Don't let an injury keep you from doing the big lifts. With these variations, you won't lose an ounce of muscle size or strength.

Kickstand Back Squats

Check out this single-leg movement that provides all the benefits of unilateral work while still allowing you to go heavy.

Leg Curl First, Squat Later

Squats rule, but doing hamstring curls first will make your legs even bigger and your squats even stronger. Here’s why.

Leg Press vs. Squat: The Final Chapter

It's a battle practically as old as bodybuilding, but the exercise efficiency guy settles the argument once and for all.

Leg Training Myths Exposed

The best squat depth? The right position for the knees? Here’s what you need to know.

Leverage-Disadvantage Squat Plan

To build up your squat, ignore things you're good at and spend time doing things that make you downright uncomfortable.

Lift Hard, Lift Smart, Recover Faster

Joints hurting? CNS fried? Here's how to intelligently train the bench, deadlift, and squat to keep the gains coming.

Master the Squat

900-pound squatter Dave Tate shows you how to smash your squat plateau... if you can handle it.

Max Out on Squats Every Day

A closer look at the Broz Olympic Method. Check it out.

Maxing on Squats and Deadlifts Every Day

The Bulgarians knew long ago that lifting more frequently leads to greater gains. Here's how to apply the Bulgarian method to your own training.

Modifying the Big Lifts

Get more out of the squat, deadlift, and overhead press. Know your limitations and overcome them. Here’s how.

Mythbusters 2

Are squats and deadlifts all you need to work your core? Is it "bad" to do static stretches before weight training? Answers to these questions and more.

Mythbusters 3

Are hard gainers stuck with skinny calves and forearms? Is lower always better on squats? Answers to these questions and more in the latest installment of our series.

Olympic Shoes or Chucks for Squats?

Will putting on a pair of Olympic lifting shoes kick up your squat by 20 pounds, or are you better off wearing Chucks?

Olympic vs. Powerlifting Squats

You need to know the differences and use the one that’s right for you. A must-read for squat freaks.

One Exercise for Stronger Squats & Biceps

Perfect your squat form and build your biceps with this simple (but challenging) exercise. Check it out.