Charles Ridgely

Background

Charles T. Ridgely, M.S., is a physicist who spends much of his personal time researching and writing about various topics of interest in science and bodybuilding. His work has been published in the American Journal of Physics and Galilean Electrodynamics, as well as Bodybuilding.com and the Think Muscle Newsletter.

Lately, Charles has been applying his research skills to the field of bodybuilding and more particularly to Bryan Haycock's Hypertrophy-Specific Training? (HST) method of training. Charles has authored several articles explaining key topics relating to HST.

More recently, Charles has authored an eBook, titled "Setting up a Hypertrophy-Specific Training? Cycle," which takes the information in his articles to an even higher level, including advanced analyses of training volume. Charles? eBook explains everything one needs to know to begin using the HST method of training.

More information about Charles' eBook can be found at http://www.thinkmuscle.com/ebooks/ridgely-hst-setup.htm. Charles T. Ridgely may be contacted at: http://www.ridgely.ws/contact.htm.

Articles

  • Exercise Of The Week: Pull-ups.

    In this new section on Bodybuilding.com called Exercise Of The Week, we will pick one exercise and break it down into every possible way...

  • Exercise Of The Week: Barbell Squats!

    A barbell squat is a push-type, compound exercise which works primarily your quadriceps, but also trains your glutes, hamstrings, and calves. This review of the squat will give you tips and techniques to do a squat properly. Read on to learn more.

  • This Week's Exercise : Triceps Extensions - Part 2.

    We'll be taking a look at variations of triceps extensions that you can perform using dumbbells, as well as one-arm exercises that you can perform on pulley-machines.

  • Exercise Of The Week : Triceps Extensions.

    Considering that the triceps make up about two-thirds of your arm size, it makes sense that training your triceps is just as important as training your biceps. This week we look at isolation-exercises that you can use to train your triceps.

  • Exercise Of The Week: Rows Using Barbells & Machines.

    A row is a pull-type, compound exercise which works primarily your middle back, but also works your Latissimus and muscles in your arms. This week we will explain the different types of rows and how they can help you!

  • Exercise Of The Week: Barbell Curls.

    In this new section on Bodybuilding.com called Exercise Of The Week, we will pick one exercise and break it down into every possible way...

  • Exercise Of The Week: Dips

    In this new section on Bodybuilding.com called Exercise Of The Week, we will pick one exercise and break it down into every possible way...

  • Exercise Of The Week: Dips

    In this new section on Bodybuilding.com called Exercise Of The Week, we will pick one exercise and break it down into every possible way...

  • Physics & Training With Weights - Part One: Techniques For Analyzing Work In Our Training.

    In Part 1 of the series, entitled Physics and Training with Weights, we'll take a closer look at the concept of work, and how to analyze the work performed in your training...

  • Some Minor Principles Of Hypertrophy-Specific Training.

    Herein, we're going to take a closer look at some of these minor principles, while only briefly discussing the well-known major principles of HST.

  • Creating A Repetition Maximums Calculator!

    Herein, I demonstrate steps you can take to create a simple RM calculator using Microsoft Excel. Once you've created your calculator, you'll be able to determine any of your RMs for any exercise in no time!

  • A Quick & Dirty Approach To Micro-Weights!

    One of the fundamentals of weight training is load progression. Find out how you can up your weights on every workout!

  • Determination Of Repetition Maximums!

    Learn how to get accurate repetition maximums using mathematics. But fear not! Herein, a straightforward approach is provided for determining your, or your clients', RMs.

  • Setting Up A Hypertrophy-Specific Training Cycle!

    HST is helping many ordinary people make wonderful gains on an every-day basis, and many exceptional lifters are experiencing renewed, plateau-free growth, as well. Find out how to set up a HST program!