The front squat is an old, time tested exercise that will build dinosaur thighs without exception. It has many advantages over the conventional back squat and as such I actually believe that unless you are a power-lifter, you should use the front squat as your primary leg exercise. Lets look at the benefits of the…

While the exercises you do and the effort you put into your workouts is important the greatest factor influencing your progress is very simply your plan. If you do not have a proper plan, you plan to fail. In this post I would like to talk about how to establish the basic structure of your…

This is a very simple size program that will put on great muscle size and will completely change your physique in 12 weeks. It is meant for someone who has atleast some basic knowledge of how to perform the fundamental barbell exercises- the Back squat, bench press, bent-over row and deadlift. Most people with even…

For the longest time I held the belief that the deadlift is the greatest exercise in the world. And I found it difficult to find people who would disagree with me. The ones who did generally ranked easy bar curls as the world’s greatest movement so I never paid attention to them. But over the…

In my training notebook from 2008 I had written what I thought would be strong. Here is the line: “I would be strong if I could squat 330lbs, deadlift 400lbs and bench 250lbs.” Today looking back on this I realize just how far I have come. I don’t think any numbers I will ever be…

This is something all track and field coaches know, all strength athletes know, but for some reason the vast majority of gym goers and personal trainers have forgotten. The human body is designed to be one cohesive unit, therefore to train it correctly one must train the body as a whole. Source for image First…