When should you use tempo training and why? Mike Robertson answers these and other questions about this often-neglected component of strength and muscle building.
Increase muscular power and overall athleticism with this challenging, yet fun, lift.
The trap bar is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in the gym. Here’s why and how to put it to work.
What's the purpose of a big bench? Does the strength displayed there actually translate into real-life athleticism and pushing power? Find out here.
Hardcore bodyweight isometrics will make your whole body stronger. Here’s how to do ‘em.
The snatch is one of the toughest Olympic lifting movements to learn, but this guide will get you started.
There's no secret recipe for getting strong, just a few time-tested tips that nearly every strong guy does. Here they are.
Stretching doesn't affect DOMS; hex bar deadlifts are just as good as power lifts; full ROM is better; work that neck; and more research (much of it not-yet published) from the files of Bret Contreras.
Understanding and manipulating this powerful hormone can be the difference between a lean and muscular body and being known as a strong fat guy. Here’s how to do it.
Loosen up those hips and fix your lame-ass squats. Here's how.
Forget everything your gym teacher taught you about rehabbing an injury. Here are some controversial approaches to healing fast, starting from the bottom up.
Most lifters use just a handful of exercises to build their glutes and hamstrings. While the basics are still the best, here are some cool variations to provide some much needed posterior chain variety.
Everyone says the Smith machine is awful, but a lot of bodybuilders use it… and they’re bigger than you. Here’s why it’s not so bad and how to use it wisely.
What to do when the cold and flu hits and, more importantly, how to prevent illness to begin with.
Skinny fat: it's the perfect storm of piss-poor male physical characteristics. Here's what to do if you were dealt this bum hand.
The easy-peasy push-up gets a heck of a lot more challenging once you remove a hand from the equation. Here are some tips on mastering this old-school feat of strength.
Bodybuilding's Dr. House applies his nutritional knowledge and insight to cure a lifter who's lost his will to lift.
Here are 8 tips pulled from some of the sport's top pressers that will have you hitting new PRs in no time.
Variety doesn't have to mean replacing the basics with Bosu balls and Zumba classes. Try this to shake things up.
A beastly set of traps is a sign of a serious lifter, but too much shrugging can cause postural problems down the line. Is there a perfect trap exercise that builds a serious yoke, without the drawbacks? Check this out.
Here are some tips that'll help you master this hated lift. You might even learn to love it.
A modern twist on a classic method that will get you bigger, leaner, and stronger. What's not to love about that?
You don’t have to be an Olympian to do these. If you want to burn fat, increase power, and gain athleticism, master these lifts.
How to build your lats and upper back without wrecking your lower back in the process.
Does starting your squats from the bottom position make a great exercise even better? Check this out.