The World's Trusted Source for High-Performance Fitness and Health

SINCE 1998

Tension builds muscle. Stop your reps just short of lockout if your main goal is hypertrophy. It's a good finisher after your full ROM sets.

Latest and Trending

Olympic Lifting for Monsters

Some guys are just too tall, too beefy, or too tight to do Olympic lifts. No prob. Here are some great alternatives to help them build explosiveness.

Tip: Fight Off Skin Cancer with this Cheap Drug

Sunscreen helps a little, but this stuff can ward off melanoma from the inside.

Tip: A Workaround for Cranky Joints

Add this handy lifting accessory to your pressing exercises to make your banged up shoulders, elbows, and wrists feel better.

Cable-trx_reverse_flye

Tip: Cable/TRX Reverse Flye

Add a suspension trainer attachment to the cable machine to hit your back and rear delts in a new way.

Tip: Strong Legs, No Knee Pain

Use this exercise pairing to build your legs without the knee pain.

Tip: Two Drills to Fire Up Your Backside

Get your glutes, hamstrings, and upper back ready for heavy training with these simple movements.

Guillotine-high-cable-curl

Tip: Guillotine High Cable Curl

This exercise hits both the long and short heads of the biceps, which most biceps exercises can't do.

Tip: Choose Your Own Squat

You have permission to do any type of squat that feels right to you, no matter what the squat Nazis say. Here's why.

Ring-suspension-trainer-dip

Tip: Ring Suspension-Trainer Dip

Suspension dips are easier on your shoulders. As a bonus, you'll get a better pec contraction compared to bar dips.

4 Cool Fixes For Awkward Exercises

Some exercises just don't fit your body type. Others are hard to set up. Here's how to make those awkward exercises work for you.

8 Weapons to Kick Cancer's Butt

Sooner or later, cancer will stick its ugly face into your life or the life of someone you care about. The time to start fighting is now. Here's how.

Tip: Instantly Increase Upper-Body Mobility

Generate more power. Press, throw, and punch like a beast. Use this drill.

Tip: A New Way to Build Your Hammies and Glutes

Take an old exercise, add a new tool, and blow up your posterior chain. Here's how.

Double-band-hip-thrust

Tip: Double Band Hip Thrust

Get more butt stuff done with this variation of the hip thrust.

The Metabolic Color System

Are your workouts red, yellow, or green? You need a balance if you want to build muscle or lose fat. What does that mean? Read this.

Tip: Stretching Does Not Prevent Injuries

Are you already as flexible as you need to be? Here's what science says.

Tip: Deadlift – Tripods vs. Elf Slippers

Not many lifters think about the bottoms of their feet when they pull big weights. They should. Here's why.

Squeeze-press-_-flye-combo

Tip: Squeeze Press & Flye Combo

This complex starts with the squeeze press. Ideally, use hex dumbbells since you need to squeeze them together hard. Then move on to regular flyes.

Tip: The Oblique Builder

A strong core takes more than just ab training. Give this exercise a shot.

Press-medley

Tip: Press Medley

This medley will blow up your pecs in only one set.

Tip: Do 10-Plus Reps for Upper Back

Here's why you should train upper back often and with higher reps, along with the best exercise choices.

Tip: 3 Ways to Master the Mind-Muscle Connection

Get more muscle growth with internal focus of attention. Here's how.

The-bradford-press

Tip: The Bradford Press

Use it as a warm-up or add some weight and build some muscle. Go down only as far as your range of motion comfortably allows.

Dumbbell-pull-across-plank

Tip: Dumbbell Pull-Across Plank

Crank up your plank with this tough variation.