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.
As bodybuilders and chemical daredevils, we augment this and we augment that. We take steroids. We take prohormones.
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.
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.
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.
Think of bodybuilding as a language, and think of the exercises we do in the gym as words in that language.
In a lot of ways, Nelson Montana is the prototypical Testosterone reader. He doesn't have any official training in biochemistry he's actually a musician and an actor but he's read everything he's been able to get his hands on, and he can hold his own with a lot of academically trained experts.
It happened just the other day. A fellow gym rat cornered me at the drinking fountain and started complaining about a supplement he just bought at GNC that hadn't done squat.
Contrary to popular belief, the Swiss Ball is not where you take Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis after she wins the Wimbledon Championship. The Swiss Ball is actually an large, inflated, polyurethane/vinyl ball that can be an indispensable aid in training arms, legs, or any other body part for that matter.
Look down at your gluteal junction the point where your caboose meets your hamstring and look for something called a gluteal fold. A well-developed hamstring/glute junction is smooth.
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.
In Part I of this article, I carefully picked out seven of Charles Poliquin's principles and tried to make them a little easier to understand. Of course, as I mentioned, picking out only seven was a little like trying to pick my top seven favorite Hanson songs?okay, bad analogy.
In the old days, whenever a doctor said something anything it was pretty much taken as gospel. After all, they're all incredibly bright, they all pull down some serious cash, and, well, they're doctors.
I too have my own version of the seven percent solution, only it has nothing to do with illegal opiates. Instead, it has to do with rep schemes. I call it my Five Percent Solution.
Charles, you've not commented much about Tribex or Power Drive, why?
I'm going to be opening a gym and I would like your advice on the equipment that should be purchased.
Sometimes, when I'm talking to Coach Poliquin about training methodologies, muscle fiber ratios, and all the assorted high-tech, laboratory aspects of weight training, my eyes start to glaze over-not because I'm bored or anything-but because he has lost me.
My triceps development has stalled, big time. Got any new routines I can try?
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.
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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!
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.
I follow your writings and enjoy your advice! However, I noticed that you recommend the Donkey Calf Raise quite often when talking about training calves. The couple of gyms that I frequent don't have a Donkey Calf Raise machine and I'm rather reluctant to interrupt other people to get them to sit on my back.
Every time I go to the gym, I see some mutton head doing "twists" with a broom stick. Are they really working their external obliques and slimming their waists, or are they just doing a passable imitation of a propeller prop?
When I bench press, my shoulders hurt like hell. Should I work around the pain, or should I just take up stamp collecting?