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The 5 Best Warm-Ups for Big Lifts

Prime your body to lift heavier, lift harder, and do it all safely. Here's how strong lifters get it done.

Tip: Do the Plate Squat

Fix your valgus knee collapse and you'll improve glute recruitment and squat heavier. This drill will help. Check it out.

Tip: Do the One-Arm Bench Press With Iso-Hold

Adding an isometric hold to this classic exercise will demolish your pecs and build core strength. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Do Micro Drop Sets for Growth

Use this set-extending technique to fit more soul-crushing work into fewer reps and less time.

Tip: Make the Pull-Through Even Better

Here are two simple ways to make this glute-builder even more effective.

Tip: Stop Training Slow

Some lifters actually believe in lifting light weights as slow as possible to failure. They're small and weak. Here's why.

Tip: Prevent Knee Injuries With Proper Tracking

For squats and lunges, pay attention to your pinky toe. Really. Here's why.

Tip: Lose Fat. Avoid These Pitfalls.

These two things don't directly involve food, but they'll wreck your diet anyway. Check 'em out.

Tip: Know Why You're Squatting

Do you want more muscle or more weight on the bar? How you answer should determine how you squat. Info here.

Tip: Do the Windmill Plank for Your Core

It's one of the best core exercises for power & strength athletes. Check it out.

Tip: Take This Grip Strength Test

If you can't pass this test, then either your grip strength sucks or you're too fat. Check it out.

The Truth About Direct Arm Training

Many functional training zealots will tell you there's no need to train the biceps and triceps directly. Here's why they're wrong... and kinda puny.

Tip: Take Kettlebell Swings to the Next Level

These two advanced KB swing movements are challenging and effective. Check 'em out.

Tip: Push, Pull, Bend, and Extend

When designing your workout plan, break your body into four quadrants. Here's why.

Tip: Do Paused-Rep Pulldowns

A simple technique plus a change in grip can make pulldowns work much better. Check this out.

Tip: Do the Key Press for Pecs

Stimulate your chest in a whole new way with this powerful exercise. Check it out.

Tip: Boost Intensity With These 6 Techniques

Has muscle growth stalled? Add any or all of these lifting methods to your lifting program.

Tip: Fight Inflammation With These 10 Tips

Smash chronic inflammation to feel better, boost gym performance, and even live longer. Here's how.

Tip: Build Your Shoulders with Pain and Acid

This multi-press complex is going to cause the lactic acid to flow like a river. Just what the delts need for hypertrophy. Check it out.

Tip: Smash Plateaus With "Big 50" Sets

Gains stalled out? Try this shock training method and break out of that rut.

Tip: Prioritize Free-Weight Compound Exercises

Maximize your training program by keeping a few simple rules in mind. Check 'em out.

Tip: Do the Cobra Pulldown for Lats

Can't feel your lats working? Can't get them to grow? This exercise will fix both of those problems, fast! Check it out.

10 Awesome Pull-Up Variations

Challenge yourself, crush boredom, and build a capable upper body with these butt-kicking variations.

Tip: Do the Med Ball Tack & Floss

Shoulders feeling stiff and cranky? Ditch the foam roller, grab a med ball, and do these drills.