Squatting Alternatives

I believe that the Squat is unquestionably the most effective exercise for increasing muscle bulk in all the major lower-body muscles. I also believe that the Squat will develop overall strength and power, and is one of the most effective exercises to improve knee stability and rehabilitate knee injuries. The problem is, for some individuals the stress or more precisely, compression forces that the Squat places on the back makes it uncomfortable to perform the exercise for prolonged periods....

The REAL Reasons lor Poor Calf Development

Men With Large Calf Muscles

A Bill Pearl is an excellent example of great genetics. Few big men of his era came close to his symmetry and calf development is one reason why. I agree with Dan Duchaine that the most important factors for calf mass are parents who bless you with long muscle bellies. The lower your muscle belly inserts on the bone, particularly the gastrocnemius, the better your bodybuilding potential. Turn-of-the-century French naturopaths had a saying Short tendons, big muscles. It's true. If you have short...