Drastically increase fat use for fuel by increasing energy expenditure and stimulating the release of free-fatty acids. Here’s how.
The real secret to building muscle and strength is to progress. You have to challenge your body and find ways to progressively ask more of it. Christian tells you how.
Five healthy recipes you gotta try.
Charles Poliquin invented this glute tri-set for alpine skiers, but it works great for bodybuilding purposes, too. It's also a good routine if you're an ass model, but there aren't too many of those around.
Maybe you're a bodybuilder through and through, but you still ought to know how to do some of the "old time" training methods like the split style. Besides, it may just put on some muscle, and that ain't bad.
In part 2 of our training roundtable, our moderator asks Dave Tate whether you have to look strong to be strong, causing Dave Tate to get really red and start busting up stuff.
Add size to your frame by adding weight to the bar. Here are four methods to use.
Most personal trainers couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were printed on the heel, so when it comes to squats and deadlifts, their advice is usually dead wrong.
Here’s how to get rid of those last few pounds of stubborn fat with carb cycling and just the right amount of conditioning work.
Bulking is dead. The new approach? Carb manipulation. Use food to get your body to release its own anabolic hormones. Here’s how.
To win the war on der chest, we must attack it, Blitzkrieg style! We shall crush the pectoral enemy, see it driven before us, and listen to the lamentation of the vimmen!
Matt Phelps is hugely pissed about the term "failure" and what it really means. He thinks exercise physiologists have one idea while the guys in the trenches, i.e., the guys in the gym, have a different, more realistic idea.
Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.
You multitaskers out there will love this movement as it allows you to work the rectus abdominis, the obliques, and the serratus at the same time. Too bad the rest of your life isn't as efficient.
Scot Abel is a bodybuilding anarchist. He doesn't believe in tempo training, pre-determined rest intervals, back-off weeks, or the fact we have elves in the basement that make Metabolic Drive. What he does believe in is pretty cool, though.
Thibs lists five reasons why you're not growing (not including the fact that your workout consists of 5 minutes on the Thigh Master you found in your mom's closet). Oh yeah, he also gives some pretty cool quick fixes.
If you understand your opponent, you can manipulate him and win the battle. Similarly, if you understand why weight lifting builds muscles, you can control those babies and make them do your bidding. Muscle Master Christian tells you how.
Got bad posture because you have to slave away in front of the computer all day? Here’s how to fix it.
If this article doesn't help you diagnose and cure the reason you're currently in weight-lifting limbo, Mike will give you your money back! It's GUARANTEED! Of course, the article's free, but still....
More wisdom about life and lifting from Testosterone Nation's sage.
The Atomic Dog's out in the nuclear doghouse. (He chewed up Tim Patterson's favorite workout shirt.) As such, TC wrote a plain ol' regular training article instead of his usual hallucinogenic-mushroom fueled rant.
At first glance, it might seem that the title of this article is a double entendre (you know, like "Kid Rock Rules!"). I assure you, it's not. My linguistic reference of choice is not a music-challenged snowboarder but the <i>Oxford English Dictionary,</i> or for all you acronym lovers: OED.
It's that time of year again. The most dedicated and hardcore lifters are still in the gym for two hours a day, six days per week, while the rest of us (a.k.a. the non-loser majority) are facing a time-crunched, often unavoidable four to six week period packed full of bullshit shopping, crowded malls, kick ass family get-togethers, boring-as-all-hell family get-togethers, parties with friends, parties with co-workers, parties that you just crashed, and hangovers.
Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches