With this partial/isolation superset method, do slow high-tension partials on one exercise followed immediately by an isolation exercise.
With the tempo-contrast method, different types of contractions recruit more muscle fibers. Do 2 reps slow (5 seconds up, 5 seconds down) then 2 fast reps. Do either 8 or 12 total reps per set.
Sled drags are great for quads, but you can also use them to get in some bonus back work by pulling your elbows down and back.
What would happen if you ate nothing but processed diet foods for a month? This has been studied. The results are terrifying.
Combine squat-stance deadlifts from a box with slow negatives and a pause to stimulate full-body hypertrophy. Start off by using 50-70% of your 1RM.
The quick set-up allows you to take advantage of the stretch shortening cycle in your hip extensors. It takes practice, but it should become second nature and fast.
Get stronger by adding pauses to your pull-ups. Pause halfway up, at the top, and again halfway down.
Turn on your central nervous system before lifting to unlock your strength potential and prevent injuries. Here's how.
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.
Training to failure works. Period. Just incorporate it wisely. Here's one way to do it for chest training.
The one-arm dumbbell bench press not only hits your chest, it helps you build core anti-rotation strength.
Train five different portions of the force-velocity curve in a series of exercises and you'll build muscle and get strong rapidly. Details here.
Are you missing a big portion of your hammies? You are if you're neglecting to do these two things.
Do Russian-style star complexes for rapid strength and muscle gains. Here's how.
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.
Build explosive power and test your athleticism with this Olympic lift variation you can do just about anywhere.
Here's an explosive Olympic lifting variation you can do even in a busy gym.
Sure, it'll help you pull more weight, but unless you're a competitive powerlifter and have to use it, it's best avoided. Here's why.
This is a popular hip-opener, but just because it feels uncomfortable doesn't mean you're doing it right. Here's how to get the most out of it.
Know the difference between a push press grip and a strict overhead press grip? They're not the same.
It's inconsiderate and everyone thinks you're a wanker. Here's why.
This core exercise will nail your obliques and even your glutes. No chain? Use a rope or a bar.