Charles R. Poliquin


One of the great innovators in modern training, Charles R. Poliquin has helped numerous pro athletes and bodybuilders, as well as Olympic medalists in over a dozen sports, reach their full potential. Along the way, he also helped popularize the German volume training (GVT) protocol, thick-bar training, and many other tried-and-true training, nutrition, and supplementation techniques.

An accomplished author, Poliquin has written for several publications and websites, including Muscle Media 2000,, Iron Man, Huffington Post, Flex, Muscular Development, T-Nation, Muscle and Fitness, and Sports Review, and has produced many manuals for his international training certifications and several books. His works have been translated into 24 different languages.


  • Adam Nelson, Olympic champion in shot put and most-medalled man in the history of shot put
  • Dwight Phillips, Olympic gold medalist in long jump
  • Al MacInnis, Olympic gold medalist in ice hockey
  • Cathy Millen, World champion in powerlifting IPF

You can read more of Charles R. Poliquin's articles on his website at


  • 8 Ways To Find The Will To Train

    Sometimes, it's not as simple as sucking it up. Learn the motivation secrets one of the world's great coaches uses to get athletes to push through the doldrums!

  • The Perfect Rep Scheme For Strength And Size

    Power training isn't just for competitive athletes: It can do wonders for your physique as well! Cast a bigger shadow with this world-class program from renowned coach Charles Poliquin.

  • Hamstring Paradigm!

    Understanding the functions of each of the hamstring muscles is the first step towards devising an effective hamstring workout. Learn why!

  • An Interview With Dr. Sherry Rogers M.D.

    Recently I had the pleasure and honor to interview cutting edge health expert Dr. Sherry Rogers M.D. Her latest book, Detoxify or Die is a must for any health conscious individual's library. Here are just 3 of the facts revealed in her book.

  • Frequency Of Training!

    Frequency of training is measured as the number of training sessions for a given muscle group or lift per unit of time. Learn what the three main schools of frequency are! BONUS: Charles' German Volume training program!

  • German Volume Training Plans To Pack On Muscle Fast

    German Volume Training is brutally hard, but GVT workouts pack on muscle fast! Often called the "Ten Sets Method," this training style will help you force growth.

  • German Volume Training!

    It's brutally hard, but I've found it to be an effective way to pack on muscle fast! In strength-coaching circles, this method is often called the Ten Sets Method.