This variation of the cable curl strengthens the core and biceps at the same time. Here's how to do it.
Stress and anxiety keep you from getting restorative sleep. That kills gains. Here's how to squash stress and sleep deeply.
Outperform yourself, make gains, and enjoy the process. Every lifter needs these five types of people in his life.
Shrugs work for building traps, but most people do them wrong. Here's how to really make them work.
Regular stretching often does more harm than good, especially for lifters and strength athletes. Here's why.
Crushing the bar not only makes the lift safer, it'll help you lift more weight. Here's why.
Constant dieting wrecks the metabolism. Eat and train for muscle to get lean and stay that way. Here's why.
Turn food into muscle instead of storing it as fat by maximizing muscle nutrient uptake.
Figure competitors and guys who squat 900 pounds have something in common. They use cable pull-throughs to build great posterior chains. Here's how.
Enjoy pain? Increasing metabolic stress is the single most overlooked aspect of training for size. Try these torturous techniques.
Use the arrow formation. Your head and hands should form an arrow shape, not a T shape.
To add size to the calves you must remove the stretch-reflex and perform loaded stretching.
Some companies have been ripping you off by selling protein supplements spiked with cheap fillers passed off as real protein. Here's how to avoid the scam.
There are two personality types when it comes to training. Find out which one you are and you'll stay motivated and get results.
Like any occupation, the fitness biz has its share of morons and downright delusional characters. Here's how to spot them.
Bodybuilding might make you look athletic, but does it make you an athlete? Confessions of a hypertrophy addict in a CrossFit gym.
Stop looking for a fitness cult to join. Start thinking for yourself.
Think your foam roller is just for warm-ups and mobility? Think again. How to use it to build muscle and get stronger.
You're not the lifter you think you are if you're still making these mistakes.
Bodybuilding and strength training have hundreds of rules you need to follow to make progress. Trouble is, many of them suck. Break them.
Our undercover IFBB pro dishes the dirt on what really goes on behind the scenes of professional bodybuilding competitions. In this installment, he tackles the questionable judging criteria.
The newest internet expert disregards in-the-trenches wisdom from big, successful lifters and coaches. He's great at debating, but not so great at building muscle. Do you even lift, bro?
To bring up hard-to-grow muscle groups, use mechanical drop sets instead of straight sets. Here are 8 painful ways to do it.
Enter the Intensity Phase. Supersets, drop sets, slow tempos, partial reps, it's all here! Bring a puke bucket.