This new Q & A column is about building a muscular and aesthetic physique. It's not about breaking strength records or reaching speed and power personal bests.
Undulating periodization for in-season athletes and holiday-season regular guys.
Here's another well-referenced investigation by our friendly neighborhood warrior nerd, offering facts and tips on what might just be the reason for your progress stalemate. This is one article in which the author will actually feel better if you fall asleep while reading it!
The other day I was training at a local gym and witnessed a horrible tragedy taking place – a personal trainer taking his client through a warm-up!
We live in a world of excuses. Most people don't want to accept that when something goes wrong in their lives, they're at least partly to blame.
There’s no single best training tool. Instead of searching for one, increase the size of your toolbox. Here’s how to make your workouts practical and effective.
If you want to build huge muscles, you must continually challenge them by placing a greater demand upon them. If you stick with the same stress level month after month, you'll quickly reach a point where your body is used to the stress and won't need to adapt (i.e. grow) anymore.
If you've been around weight training for any length of time, you've probably read or tried an arm specialization routine. There are a bunch of these around with different cool names for what amounts to the same old shit: do a bunch of arm exercises. Yeah, the exercises change and the sets and reps change, but it still amounts to just doing more arm work.
Got long legs? Gangly arms? Don't let your leverages hold you back from lifting heavier. Check this out.
What happens when you take the super-stimulant Spike and hit the gym? Here’s one guy’s experience.
What our genes teach us about diet and training, according to Dr. Art De Vany.
What do competitive physique athletes and sedentary housewives have in common? They’re both yo-yo dieters and suffer the same health issues because of it. Here’s how to avoid the problems.
Big Numbers for the Mechanically Disadvantaged Lifter
I'm not sure there's anyone who hates TV commercials more than I do.
How to stretch your most problematic muscle groups. This is gonna hurt.
Hardcore training needs to incorporate (smart) hardcore stretching. Here’s why.
There's no such thing as isolation in training or in life. Everything you do, have done, and will do, affects everything else. Success is a synergistic – not additive – phenomenon.
Get your mind on the weight and on the clock. This training strategy will help you get more done in less time.
The smart lifter’s guide to choosing the right rep ranges for his goals. It’s a bit more complicated than you think. Check it out.
Sometimes it's fun to drop the heavy scientific jargon and just deliver the bare factoids and helpful tips. Check these out.
A regular Joe uses steroids and keeps a diary. Controversy ensues.
An interview with Dr. Jack Singer, Sports Psychologist
There's something special about a firm and flat midsection. Your abdominals attract attention like nothing else.
In this article I'll be focusing specifically on handling injuries to the lower back or lumbar region.