Tag Archives: leg training

Why Do Fat People Have Big Calves? Is getting fat the key to big calves?

| October 21, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

For many bodybuilders, calves represent a problematic muscle group. There are even professionals such as Dennis Wolf who are extremely large and yet their calves are small compared to those of a typical fat lady. The question here is why do most fat people have such big calves without even working out? Is the extra […]

How To Avoid Getting a Big Ass From Squats

| October 3, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

One of the most popular problems associated with squats is their ability to produce overdeveloped glutes in a hurry. While for some of you this may be wonderful news, there are a lot of people who don’t like having a bubble butt and consider it a negative side effect of squatting. Below is a guideline […]

Lower body: Bodyweight Pistols vs. Barbell Squats

| October 1, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

Undoubtedly, the barbell squat is better than bodyweight pistols when it comes to strength and muscle mass. It is a scalable exercise that could make your lower body very strong in a relatively short time frame. Moreover, it is a safe movement when done with proper mechanics. The bodyweight pistol will make you stronger too, […]

Non-standard Lifting Equipment That Actually Works

| August 13, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

1. Gymnastic rings The rings have gained a lot of fame over the last few years thanks to the rise of the bodyweight community. The main benefit of this tool is its versatility and effectiveness. You can build an incredibly strong upper body by doing basic movements on gymnastic rings. Another bonus is the reduced […]

Do You Need Vibram Five Fingers To Squat and Deadlift?

| August 10, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

Over the last few years, the CrossFit community has popularized a special shoe/sock/foot device meant to revolutionize the fitness industry. It seems that the fans are buying the miracle claims because the number of people walking around in Vibram Five Fingers is increasing. Are Vibram Five Fingers any good for squatting and deadlifting? Many deadlifters […]

What’s So Bad About Squatting In a Smith Machine?

| August 6, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

“Real lifters” consider smith machine squatters sissies scared of their own shadows. There is some truth to this belief because fear is one of the main reasons why people do smith machine squats in the first place. Ironically, to learn how to squat properly in a smith machine, you first need to learn how to […]

Vince Gironda’s Sissy Squats – a Quad Builder Or a Knee Killer?

| by Truth Seeker |

Vince Gironda was an old-school bodybuilding trainer and owner of a very popular gym producing champions. He was also the mentor of the first Mr. Olympia Larry Scott. According to Gironda’s principles, it is crucial for bodybuilders to have small hips. But how does one achieve a similar effect? How can you train your legs […]

The Best Squat Style For Bigger Quads

| July 2, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

The best squat style for developing bigger quads is the upright close stance high bar squat in weightlifting shoes. This version forces the quads to perform a lot of work and allows you to lift heavy weights Why the high bar squat? The high bar squat calls for an upright posture. This alignment keeps the pressure on […]

Do You Need Heavy Squats To Build Huge Legs?

| June 20, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

You don’t need a 405lbs squat to build big legs. You can ”get away” with a much lower number. Truth be told, most recreational bodybuilder/gym rats/lifters don’t have to go beyond 350lbs. Past that point, you enter The Land of Diminishing Returns as far as leg hypertrophy is concerned. Unless you are a powerlifter, there’s […]

The Biggest Squat Mistakes That People Make

| June 17, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

1.Squatting too heavy In every gym, there are at least a few guys who perform knee bends and call them real squats. This is wrong. The only thing that you will get from this practice is knee pain. It’s better to squat with less weight and do full range of motion repetitions than play around […]

Are ATG Squats For Everyone?

| June 12, 2014 by Truth Seeker |

ATG (Ass To Grass) squats are so deep that the hamstrings of the lifter touch the calves. It doesn’t get any deeper than that. Well, it does, but it’s dangerous. Truth be told, most people don’t have the flexibility required for proper ATG squats. Chances are that you don’t have it either unless you are […]