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.
The Canadian Vin Diesel shows you which type of contraction (constant tension, stretch reflex, etc.) to use with different movements, along with explaining why you should absolutely keep your training sessions under 60 minutes.
The cold hard truth about strength training that many people would rather not hear.
Training to failure, CNS fatigue, and choosing the best exercises for your goals.
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".)
Crack open his cranium is exactly what some of you might want to do to Chad after reading this article. It seems the boy has gotten used to being flamed and now he's just beggin' for it!
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.
Tim's "Ah-Ha" moments have to do with the superiority of supersets over combination exercises, working abs first, the proper way to gain weight, debunking the stability ball myth, and a nifty little trick to make sure you're squatting low enough.
Three psychological concepts and ideas that can be applied to your physique transformation goals. Check ‘em out.
The Shotgun Method allows you to train for both size and symmetry without having to skimp on either. It actually allows you to concentrate on the big lifts without neglecting isolation exercises that address lagging body parts.
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.
Five healthy recipes you gotta try.
Some call it the ultimate triceps movement, others call it, "that exercise that hurts the top of my head and makes me see birdies." Either way, you ought to be doing Partial Overhead Presses.
You may be hurt, but it doesn't mean you can't train. Tony Gentilcore tells you how to work out, scream a lot, and still get a training effect while you're injured.
It's hard to work fruits and vegetables into your diet, especially vegetables. It's not like you can add spinach or broccoli sprouts to muffins, cheesecakes, and pancakes... or can you?
Training ideas that’ll improve your squat, bench press, and even your abs.
Chris Shugart is giving you 14 missions to accomplish in 28 days. We will disavow any knowledge of your actions should you or any of your IM Force fail to get ripped. This post will self-destruct in 10 seconds.
Charles Poliquin is a genius when it comes to devising innovative, painful exercises and his One-Arm Barbell Eccentric Curls are no exception. They're guaranteed to hurt, along with eliciting stares from other gym members.
Christian serves up 3 innovative methods for taking your gains to new heights - one for biceps, one for arms in general, and a Bizarro World method that involves doing the opposite of everything you now do.
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.
Add almost an inch of muscle to your arms in a short amount of time. Here are the exercises to do and exactly how to do them.