Spot reduction is one of the biggest myths in fitness. If you want abs, you better be lean. All of the crunches in the world won’t give you a 6 pack if you’re still carrying a few extra pounds. Get in the kitchen, get on the track, and get under the squat bar. Listen to Coach Poliquin!
Back exercises, especially bent over rows, are one of the most erroneously performed exercises in fitness. Tony G talks about how to perform them correctly as well as gives us a a cool exercise they use at Cressey Performance.
Jason Ferruggia is one of my favorite strength coaches because of his simplicity. He doesn’t get caught up in the latest fads. He sticks to the basics, and continues to get results. Plus, the majority of his writing is directed towards hardgainers. Here’s a great list of things he considers essential to adding mass, getting stronger, and looking great. I’ve reread it at least 3 times already.