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The Best Damn Bench Press Article Period

Everything you ever wanted to know about the bench press. If you don't come away from this with at least a dozen ways to beef up your bench, you didn't read carefully enough.

The Contreras Files: Volume II

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.

The Contreras Files: Volume III

Curls with kettlebells, how to cluster-train with deadlifts, the truth behind upper and lower abs, new research on how muscle works, and much more.

21 Exercises For Injury Free Mass

Injured? Here’s what you need to know to keep training, keep your gains, and get better.

A Strong Case For the Rounded Back Deadlift

Always pull with a neutral spine. Well, maybe not always. Info here.

Don't Be Like Donald Duck

Six great exercises to fix the common problem of excessive anterior pelvic tilt.

6 Lessons Learned From the Master Blaster

Joe Weider was way ahead of science when he came out with his principles for building muscle. And now science is backing him up.

Are Heavy Kettlebell Swings Better Than Deadlifts?

Heavy kettlebell swings could be the best damn posterior chain exercise you're not doing, possibly even better than deadlifts! Here's why.

20 Almost Laws of Strength Training

There are things you absolutely must do to get big and strong. And then there's the stuff that didn't quite make the cut.

The Contreras Files: Volume IV

Here are 15 workout tips from Bret Contreras, ranging from the best way to do rows to how to get a great chest pump.

The Contreras Files: Volume V

Fifteen more workout tips from Bret Contreras, including assisted one-arm push ups, the merits of heavy back extensions, the benefits of the "clam raise," and more.

Gutting the Glute-Ham Raise

The glute-ham raise sounds like a winning butt-builder. But will it even do that? Here's what the glute-ham raise is good for and what it isn't.

3 Experts - 5 Optimal Training Programs

Three experts devise training programs for 5 different body parts. If there’s something you want to build, start with one of these plans.

7 Reasons to Squat Like a Man

Seven great reasons to go deep.

8 New Exercises for a Thicker, Stronger Back

Deadlifts and rows will build an impressive back, but targeting the thoracic extensors will take your back to the next level.

2 Mechanisms for Rapid Muscle Growth

Build the most muscle possible with the right stack of tension and metabolic stress. Here's how to do it.

7 Squat Dilemmas Solved

Squat stance, knee flare, bar placement, hip and knee break, foot position. Find out what works best for you.

Expose Your Weaknesses to Get Strong!

Targeting weak links builds strength, helps you achieve structural balance, and prolongs your lifting career. Here’s how to do it.

19 Squat & Deadlift Variations

Find the most effective variations of the squat and the deadlift to fit your body and your goals.

10 Best Unilateral Exercises

How to get stronger and balance out your monotonous diet of squats and deadlifts with single-leg movements.

Mind-Muscle Connection: Fact or BS?

Can you really activate muscles with your mind? According to the author's research study, a lot more than you realize.

Bigger, Better Glutes

The hip thrust is the go-to move for building athletic speed and power, in addition to building a great butt. Here’s how to do it. 

13 Exercises That'll Floor You

Kneeling exercises challenge the abs, power up the hams and glutes, and allow you to do overhead presses without blowing out your spine.

20 Ways to Train Smarter

Get better results for every major body part and big lift with these innovative exercise hacks.

9 Best Deadlift Tips

Want a bigger, better deadlift? Follow the advice of the strongest deadlifters on the planet.