You have to constantly force your body to do what it's not used to doing. Here are two progression methods that'll stick a firecracker up your lazy butt.
For someone who wants to lose fat, Dan can't imagine a more perfect week: Two days of locking down nutrition, two days of lifting, and a total of eight minutes getting the system to burn fat.
You've spent the spring and summer training to look good on the beach. As a result, you now have the chest and arms of a silverback gorilla, but the thighs and calves of a pink flamingo. Time to fix that.
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.
Your doctor just told you to take six weeks off from lifting. Screwwww him and the Lexus he rode in on! Here's how to heal that blown shoulder or hamstring while still making progress!
Dan John wants to know if you're making progress. It seems the answer should be simple, but is it? Fortunately, the big guy offers up 3 unorthodox ways to gauge your answer. (Wait until you read about the "pencil test".)
Jack Reape painted all his 2.5 and 5-pound plates pink. Is he light in the loafers, or does he have a more serious intent in mind?
Kevin Neeld gained 5 pounds in one single day using a very simple protocol. He's positive it's not fat, but beyond that, he's not sure what this "mystery meat" is comprised of.
If you've only been training for a couple of years, just about anything you do in the weightroom will make you stronger. However, those of you who have been training a bit longer need to pull out the heavy artillery.
You finished boozing it up over the holiday? Good. Cuz it's time to put what's left of your brain matter to use in understanding the nervous system and how utilizing it can make you stronger and better lookin'.
Magnum guns, bowling pin forearms, and a Herculean torso, all in one article.
Maybe you're not injured and you don't plan on being injured. (Ha!) Regardless, this article contains secrets to the weightlifting universe that will help you understand how the body works and, as they say, knowledge is power.
Today's menu includes Low-Carb Red and Green Pizza, Baked Stuffed Apples, Baja Fish Tacos, and Pina Colada Protein Shakes. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who looks crappy without a shirt on.
We can always count on Christian to give us some great new movements that, in addition to spurring new muscle growth, will elicit bewildered stares from all the ACE certified trainers in the gym.
Training ideas that’ll improve your squat, bench press, and even your abs.
Here's the latest exercise to make you curse us: Imagine doing a heavy deadlift and then going for a stroll. Okay, that doesn't exactly describe the Deadlift Walk, but it comes close.
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.
Finally, some ammo to use against those putzes who insist on benching with their feet in the air. Craig also makes the case that chin-ups are a better lat exercise than pull-ups. Let the arguments begin!
Life getting in the way of your gains? Keep making progress with these strategies.
From A to Z, Tony G's got some ideas about every bodybuilding, diet, and performance topic you can think of, not to mention some appealing notions about hottie Kate Beckinsale. A very cool, fun, and informative article.
With apologies to Tony the Tiger, breakfast cereals sucks. And that includes the "healthy" cereals, too. Time to whip up some of your own using low-fat, low-sugar ingredients: low on calories, high on flavor!
If you need to decide what to eat, track down those foods in the proper amounts, and then finally take a bite – the chances of you skipping that meal are much higher. Here's how to take the thinking out of eating.
Our fat-loss panel shoots down just about every dieter's tip known to fat bastards the world wide. Fortunately, the single-digit body fat trio offers up a bunch of stuff that works, too.
It's the New Year, the traditional time to think about ditching all that blubber. What's the best way to do it, low carbs, low fat, low calories, exercise, supplements, or some novel approach?