The Best Number of Sets for Getting Stronger
A solid new study determines the best number of sets for building lower-body strength. Hint: You're probably doing way too many. Info here.
How to Squat When You're a Big Boy
The bigger you get, the harder it is to squat with good form. Here's how to squat when you have big hips, big shoulders, or poor mobility.
Straighten Up and Squat Right
A forward-leaning squat might help you lift more weight, but it also sets you up for small quads and other issues. Here are six solutions.
Squats: Have You Mastered All 4 Levels?
You probably didn't need to start with back squats, and you certainly don't have to finish there. Master these progressions and own the lift.
Tip: The Purpose of the Leg Press
Some coaches say the leg press is useless. They're wrong. Here's why.
Tip: Smoke Your Legs With an EZ-Bar
It's not just for arm day, you meathead. Try these awesome lower-body exercises.
Tip: Glute Ham Raise Machine
Not using the GHR in your gym? You're missing out. It's a great knee-friendly, hip dominant movement.
Tip: Dumbbell Single-Leg Romanian Deadlift
Add this RDL variation to your leg day... especially if you have cranky knees.
Tip: Elevated Rear-Foot Split Squat
If achy knees are holding you back, throw this split squat into the mix on leg day.
Tip: The Truth About the Bad Girl Machine
Can strength athletes actually benefit from the adductor and abductor machine? Here's what you need to know.
Tip: Got Angry Knees? Squat Like This
You don't have to ditch all your leg training when your knees are acting up. Try this squat variation instead.
Tip: The Single-Leg Exercise You Need
Here's a leg-destroying unilateral move you've gotta try for strength and size gains.
How to Build Big Legs With Bad Knees
Got angry knees? Here are the five best exercises to allow your legs to keep growing while keeping your knees happy.
Tip: Two Quad Killers You've Never Tried
These untraditional exercises will leave you pumped for hours... if you can take the pain.
Question of Power 4
Coach Carter tackles tricep growth, dietary restraint, and how to tell if you're ready to compete in bodybuilding. Check it out.
Tip: The High-Resistance Bike Sprint
More than a good metcon workout, sprints performed like this can pack muscle onto your quads. Here's how.
15 Quad-Building Exercises for Women
Glutes get all the attention. A big butt is nice, but it needs to be balanced, both aesthetically and functionally, with strong quads.
Tip: The 3-Cycle Leg Press Program
Pro bodybuilders depend on this much-maligned movement. Here's how to do it right and program it correctly.
Tip: The Tempo-Challenge Leg Press
Get more out of the leg press with these three variations that increase time under tension.