Balancing Quads and Hamstrings

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Question: I’ve read your articles and saw the statement ” fronts are for show, backs are for go”. What exactly does that mean in terms of training and performance in athletics? I do squats, front squats and leg curls with our team and we do some stiff leg dead lifts some as well. Is that […]

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Stiff Leg or Russian Dead Lifts Proper Form

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Question: Stiff leg deads hurt my back because our coach wants our hands to touch the floor. Coach said that’s how a friend of his that coaches at an SEC school says to do them. What muscles are they supposed to be working? Answer: Stiff leg deads, also known as Romanian, Russian or Bulgarian deadlifts, […]

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IT Band Workout to Correct Imbalance

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Question: I’m having problems with what my doctor says is my IT band. He has outlined a regimen to deal with the inflammation and physical therapy for it but I haven’t seen any remarkable changes. I remembered an article you wrote about IT band work and why it was important but I need more direction […]

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Intense Density Routine to Build Stronger Legs

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Question: I’m trying to build larger legs because right now I look like I walk around on stilts. My upper body is pretty good but my legs just don’t seem to grow. What routines could I do to build larger, stronger legs? Answer: Leg training requires working large muscles and large, strong muscle groups. Considering […]

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Unconventional Explosive Football Leg Training

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Question: I am looking for a way to condition my legs for football other than just doing more reps on conventional exercises. Any suggestions? Answer: If you’re looking for an unconventional training routine this one should fit perfectly. It combines unilateral explosiveness and muscle endurance. Muscle endurance is the ability to repeat a movement or […]

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Get Better Legs with Gnarly Leg Routine

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Question: I am looking for a nasty leg routine to compliment my heavy style of training. You’ve written previously for consistent growth to alternate “density/heavy” training and volume training. Does the mean decreasing the weight and just doing more reps? I just want better legs. Answer: Typically with our training systems we use both density […]

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How to Get Shapely Legs…

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Question: I really want to have more shapes to my legs. I tend to eat light and my legs are skinny. The workouts I have done are lightweight and higher reps. What do I need to change to get more shape? I don’t want big bulky muscles, either. Answer: First, let go of the notion […]

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Fixing the Flat Butt Blues

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Question: For lack of better terminology, I have a flat butt. I would like to make it rounder without gaining a lot of weight. what are some exercises that could help? Answer: The most simple exercise for use is the squat. The problem is most people don’t get deep enough in the movement to engage […]

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Recovering from Shin Splints

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Question: I have begun to develop shin splints according to my doctor and his recommendation was to rest them for two weeks. I have a race I want to run in less than a month and need some advice about how I may be able to continue my training. Do you have any ideas? Answer: […]

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Lydia Laws Leg Presses 750

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Lydia Laws Leg Presses 750

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