One set that lasts 8 minutes? Ouch. Here's why you need to try it and how to program it.
Strengthen your posterior chain and your overall strength will skyrocket. Try these proven good morning exercises.
Do 8 real pull-ups. You need to be able to beat that basic relative strength test before worrying about direct arm work. Here's what strict really means.
Looks easy, but it's surprisingly challenging, easy on the wrists, and a great biceps builder.
Your posterior chain contains a ton of musculature and you're probably not training all of it. Here are two lifts you should be doing.
Do five round of these movements to warm up for a big squat or do them on off days for recovery.
IFBB Pro Mark Dugdale shares his smart approach to ab training. Check it out.
Find front squats uncomfortable? Try them with straps.
The hang snatch is one of the best explosive power movements. Here's a quick breakdown.
Use constant tension even when the load is light. You'll train your body to handle heavier weight and build muscle in the process. Here's how.
Old-school strongman did a lot of thick dumbbell lifts. Try them out with a fat grip attachment. The deadlift, clean & press, and snatch are good ones to start with.
Pain makes it harder to lift and stay motivated. Not getting relief? Trigger point therapy may be your solution. Here's how to do it.
Do drop sets that are targeted towards your muscle-fiber makeup. Here's how.
The Jefferson deadlift is an old-school classic. Use this variation (staggered stance) to really nail your glutes and hamstrings.
If your hypertrophy gains have stagnated, then it's time to shake things up. You need one of these advanced training methods.
Recruit more muscle fibers with this mechanical drop set: triceps extension to forehead, triceps pullover and extension, then close-grip press.
Looks a little crazy, but this variation reinforced good mechanics. Warning: It'll also leave you sore for days.
Food diaries are helpful, but tedious and time sucking. Researchers have found something that works just as well, and it's kinda fun.
What to build muscle? Lift a heavy weight and keep the tension on the working muscles for an extended time. Here's how to do it with rows.
Sit a lot? Here's how to loosen those tight hip flexors and feel better almost instantly.
Trying to build muscle? It's not the exercise that matters most, but the way you're doing it. Here's why.
Can't do a power clean in your lame gym? Try this.
This natural compound improves insulin sensitivity, manages testosterone and estrogen, and makes muscle fibers grow.
Know the difference between a push press grip and a strict overhead press grip? They're not the same.