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To Crunch or Not to Crunch

Experts say crunches are worthless and bad for the back. Are they right? Here’s the real science.

Tip: You're Confused About Muscle Confusion

If you think your muscles need to be "confused" every workout, then you're, well, kinda confused. Here's why.

Tip: Use Instinctive Training Wisely

The fancy term for it is autoregulatory training. Here's how and when to use it.

Tip: Use Continuous Tension for Muscle Gains

Bodybuilders have done it for decades and now science backs it up. Here's how you can use this method for new gains.

Tip: Try Hollow-Body Holds

Increase core stability with this gymnast staple. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Try Band Dips for Chest and Triceps

No dip stand? Or do regular dips just hurt your shoulders? This band variation is the solution to both problems.

Tip: Train Your Weaknesses First

Got a lagging or weak muscle group? Hit it first in the workout for better results. Here's the science that backs it up.

Tip: Train Like a Strongman

You'll be surprised at how top strongmen competitors actually train. And if you want to get strong, you'll take a few notes. Check this out.

Tip: The Two Paths to Strong, Sexy Glutes

An athletic butt requires two types of training. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: The Stretch You Should Do Every Day

Feel better in 30 seconds. This is a must for those who have to sit a lot at work. Take a look.

Tip: The Most Injury-Causing Barbell Sport

If you love this sport, here's how to minimize the risks.

Tip: The Breathing Squat Challenge

Force new leg growth with this classic training method. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Squeeze Your Glutes for Better Abs

Contracting the glutes during ab-wheel rollouts works the core musculature harder and fires up the abs.

Tip: Squats and Deads: Find Your Ideal Strategy

Do you do them twice a week? Once a week? Here's how to figure out what's best for you.

Tip: Ramp Up the Back Extension

Two ways to jack up the intensity of this classic posterior chain exercise. Check 'em out.

Tip: Make the Hip Thrust Even Better

It's perhaps the best glute builder on the planet. Here's a simple way to make it even more effective.

Tip: Make the Bulgarian Split Squat Even Tougher

Use this exercise and you'll squat more weight for more reps. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Lift Hard, Lift Wisely

Keep these 15 things in mind and you'll have a long lifting career.

Tip: Know Thyself. Experiment with Programming

Find your best training strategy. Four methods every lifter needs to try. Check 'em out.

Tip: For Muscle Growth, Chase the Pump

The pump isn't just a temporary cosmetic effect, it's essential for muscle growth. Check out this science.

Tip: Do This to Make Push-Ups More Effective

Use the arrow formation. Your head and hands should form an arrow shape, not a T shape.

Tip: Do the Work. Don't Blame Genetics.

Genetics make a difference, but don't lose hope. Smart training and eating will maximize what your parents gave you. Here's the deal.

Tip: Do the Skater Squat to Get Stronger

It's challenging and it'll make you a better barbell squatter. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Do the Single-Leg Romanian Deadlift

Build and strengthen your hammies with the braced variation of this exercise. Here's how.

Tip: Do the Nordic Ham Curl

One of the best hamstring exercises on the planet doesn't even require any equipment. Here's how to do it.