Charles Poliquin is a genius when it comes to devising innovative, painful exercises and his One-Arm Barbell Eccentric Curls are no exception. They're guaranteed to hurt, along with eliciting stares from other gym members.
Do you need a 1:1 ratio of bodyweight exercises and weighted exercises? This coach thinks so. Here’s why and what to do.
Every good trainer has that moment of clarity when something he thought was true is brought into question. Alwyn calls these mini-epiphanies "Ah-ha" moments. Here are five "Ah-ha" moments that might just change the way you think, too.
Christian serves up 3 innovative methods for taking your gains to new heights - one for biceps, one for arms in general, and a Bizarro World method that involves doing the opposite of everything you now do.
Bodybuilding legend Vince Gironda called it the "perfect curl". Christian Thibaudeau says it may be the best biceps-building exercise ever. With street cred like that, you just gotta' try it!
A lot of lifters think that hardgainers rank right up there with Big Foot and Nessie on the believability scale. Writer Phillip Nation begs to differ. He thinks that true hardgainers exist and, more importantly, can be cured.
Sure all the pros are roided out to their mutant gills. That doesn't mean we can't still learn some incredibly valuable back-training tips by observing how the big bastards train.
How to fix the most common mistakes with rows, squats, bench presses and more.
Here's the latest exercise to make you curse us: Imagine doing a heavy deadlift and then going for a stroll. Okay, that doesn't exactly describe the Deadlift Walk, but it comes close.
Maybe you're a bodybuilder through and through, but you still ought to know how to do some of the "old time" training methods like the split style. Besides, it may just put on some muscle, and that ain't bad.
More great bodybuilding tips from Charles Poliquin. This time, Charles discusses his favorite power foods, how much protein is needed, whether soreness is a good thing, and a host of other eye-opening topics.
Add almost an inch of muscle to your arms in a short amount of time. Here are the exercises to do and exactly how to do them.
A summary of Coach Poliquin’s best stuff, from sets and reps to the best exercise choices for your goals.
Optimize your T levels with these training and diet tips.
The epic roundtable concludes with a discussion of nutrition, supplementation, and recovery, along with some final thoughts and musings by Clay Hyght on why "girls like guys who take them for granted."
In part 2 of our training roundtable, our moderator asks Dave Tate whether you have to look strong to be strong, causing Dave Tate to get really red and start busting up stuff.
A cadre of coaches discuss various bodybuilding and powerlifting topics, including the wisdom of trying to build size and strength at the same time, and the relative benefits of isolation movements vs. compound movements.
You may know the name of a particular exercise, but do you know what the agonists in the movement are? How about the synergists? Hrrummpph! And you call yourself a weightlifter!
Finally, some ammo to use against those putzes who insist on benching with their feet in the air. Craig also makes the case that chin-ups are a better lat exercise than pull-ups. Let the arguments begin!
It's potentially the best hamstring exercise known to man, but it may also be the most difficult and the most humbling. Luckily, even doing it half-assed is hugely effective.
Dan John's been dragging his calloused butt across Terra Firma for a relatively long time, but he only recently realized he'd been wasting a lot of time on assistance exercises and aerobics.
She did 15 minutes on the elliptical trainer. Then she did arm curls, leg extensions, straight leg raises, and side bends-lots of side bends. In short, she was doing everything wrong.
Ten ways to fix and prevent ankle injuries.
Add size to your frame by adding weight to the bar. Here are four methods to use.
We love the workouts that make you ache, the ones that make you shake your fist at the heavens above. This one involves doing one-rep maxes with 60-second negatives, followed by some nice drop sets.