Author: Mark Young

In my previous article, I talked about the importance of single leg training and how it can reduce spinal compression, increase stabilizer activity, hit the glutes, tax the adductors, and hammer the core. Having absorbed all that, you should already be convinced that single leg training should be an integral part of your programming.  Nonetheless, I feel the need to break single leg movements down a little further so you can maximize their effectiveness in your workouts. Unilateral movements can be further divided into two categories called knee-dominant and hip-dominant lifts.  Knee-dominant lifts typically involve the quads to a greater degree and...

Note: You can read part 2 of this article here. If you’re trying to build a set of massive, indestructible legs, then there’s no doubt that you’ve heard the old mantra that “squats are king”.  Moreover, you’ve probably been told that squats don’t even count unless you squat deep enough to leave a little brown star on the floor when you come up. Unfortunately, it is not only incorrect to suggest that deep squats are the only way to get a huge set of wheels, but it can also be a recipe for disaster for some trainees. The truth is that squats are...