The World's Trusted Source for High-Performance Fitness and Health

SINCE 1998

Adding bands to trap bar rows increases the tension at the top, frying your lats and upper back... in a good way.

Latest and Trending

Fly-away-ring-chin-ups

Tip: Fly Away Ring Chin-Ups

The subtle shift in hand and arm position on the lowering phase will crank up the challenge and the strength and muscle gains.

Tip: Do Your Workout Backwards

Tomorrow, do your workout as planned but reverse the order of the exercises. Here's why.

Tip: A New Way To Use a Trap Bar

Build your lats, delts, chest, triceps, and abs at the same time. Here's how.

Plank-chin-ups

Tip: Plank Chin-Ups

Good at chin-ups? Nice. Now try this. Keep your body straight and touch your sternum to the bar.

Tip: Master the Death Press

Add this exercise to your arsenal to build strong and stable shoulders.

The-5-angle-flye

Tip: The 5-Angle Flye

Nail every fiber of your chest with one exercise. Just change the angle once you fatigue in one position and extend the TUT.

No-straps-dumbbell-row

Tip: No-Straps Dumbbell Row

This style of row is great for back hypertrophy and for building your grip for the deadlift. Go for at least 20 reps, Kroc-row style.

Improve-your-squat-mobility

Tip: Improve Your Squat Mobility

Fix your ugly squat by squatting. Here's how.

Control-your-squat

Tip: Control Your Squat

Some lifters have great mobility, but low control when it comes to squats. Here's what they need to know.

High-step-wrist-rolling

Tip: High-Step Wrist Rolling

The wrist roller is a proven grip and forearm builder. Ramp up the time under tension by standing on a step. Shoot for 30-60 seconds of constant tension.

The-glute-ham-raise

Tip: The Glute-Ham Raise

Lucky enough to have a glute-ham raise machine around? Awesome. Now use it correctly. Here's how.

Tip: The Real Cause of Depression

It's as much biological as it is mental. Here's a way to possibly fix it.

The-dorsiflex-weighted-dip

Tip: The Dorsiflex Weighted Dip

If you have trouble with proper form on dips, try this variation where you're forced to pull the toes up. It immediately fixes most form problems.

Tip: Carbs Aren't Essential But You Need Them

Here are the three things you need to know to get your carb intake just right.

Core-engaged-dead-bug

Tip: Core-Engaged Dead Bug

The dead bug is a popular and surprisingly tough core exercise. Once you master it, ramp it up with this variation.

300-pound-clean-complex

Tip: 300-Pound Clean Complex

This complex (a series of exercises using the same weight) consists of a 1 clean deadlift, 1 hang clean, 2 front squats, and a jerk.

Flye-push-up-drop-set-on-rings

Tip: Flye, Push-Up Drop Set on Rings

For this mechanical drop set, you go from the hardest to easiest movement to match your fatigue level: wide flyes, bent-arm flyes, push-ups.

Tip: Build A Sufficient Base Of Strength

Even if you're just after a beach body, you need to build your foundation. Here are a few metrics to aim for.

Tip: Build Your Sad Little Quads

This exercise is great for quad hypertrophy, if you do it right. And it's great for boosting squat and deadlift strength. Take a look.

The-monkey-jump-complex

Tip: The Monkey Jump Complex

Looks a bit silly, but it'll fire up your heart rate like nothing else. The monkey jump is the third exercise in this grueling complex.

High-sled-push-complex

Tip: High Sled Push Complex

This unique metcon complex uses unilateral dumbbell exercises combined with sled work to get your heart hammering.

Sled-pull-complex-2

Tip: Sled Pull Complex 2

This conditioning finisher combines unilateral dumbbell movements with sled work. And yes, it'll get you shredded.

Sled-pull-complex-1

Tip: Sled Pull Complex 1

Combine sled work with a few dumbbell movements and you'll have the ultimate workout finisher.

Tip: Your Fancy Pink Salt Is Worthless

That expensive salt really isn't worth it. In fact, it could be causing a deficiency. Here's why.