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6 Signs You Need to Change Exercises

Don't let yourself become immune to training. Here's how to tell when you need to change things up, plus some smart ways to do it.

The 5 Bad Habits of Weak Lifters

Sometimes success involves studying the habits of unsuccessful people and then doing the opposite. Here are five of their bad training habits.

Tip: Track Your Results or You Won't Get Results

Newbies and lifters who can't make gains anymore have something in common. Take a look.

Tip: Pain vs. Discomfort vs. Progress

A smart lifter knows he has to get out of his comfort zone, but the wise lifter also knows to avoid pain. Here's the difference.

Tip: Consistency Beats Intensity

When it comes to training or diet, consistency is key. Here's why and what to do if you have to miss a workout.

The Primary Pattern Workout Plan

Train each of four primary lifting patterns every workout, then choose two optional exercises. Simple and effective. Here's how to set it up.

Lifting 3 Days a Week Is Best

Training three days a week allows for greater frequency, better recovery, and better compliance. Here's why it works and how to build a program.

Why Women Should Train Harder Than Men

Women not only need to train harder than men, their physiology makes it so they can. Here's what every female lifter needs to know.

Better Than Regular Squats

Five reasons why this type of squat beats the standard version for most people.

The Olympic Lifts Are Overrated

Are you doing Olympic lifts to get bigger, stronger, and more explosive? You're probably wasting your time. Here's why.

Train Size, Then Strength: A 10-Week Program

Train for size for a few weeks and then strength. It works better for both goals. Here's why, along with a sample 10-week plan.

7 Ways to Scare Your Body Into Getting Stronger

You can't just keep slapping on more weight forever. Sooner or later, you have to use other methods to keep muscle growing. Here are the 7 best ways to do it.

Tip: Want Size? Build Reps, Then Add Weight

Here's a simple progression method that works every time, yet most people have never tried it.

Make Any Workout Better, Instantly

Here are six adjustments you can make to any workout program to make it more successful.

Tip: Have a Plan, But Embrace Imperfection

Yes, your workout needs structure. But it also needs to be flexible, which often leads to more gains. Here's why and how to do it.

Tip: Parkinson's Law and Effective Workouts

Know this law. Get better results from your training. Check it out.

Tip: Do This Before Every Workout

This is so obvious, so essential, that many lifters tend to overlook it.

Tip: Know Your Benchmarks, Then Smash Them

Intensity, volume, density, quality. All can be used for progression, and the one you choose needs to be somewhat instinctive. Info here.

Tip: The 4-Second Negative

Try this to improve the quality of your workout or bounce back from an injury.

Tip: Do Your Workout in Reverse

This old school strategy has several benefits for today's lifters. Check 'em out.

Tip: Free Weights, Machines, and Tribal Thinking

To get better, question the rules, just like great coaches do. Here's how one coach did it.

The End of 3x10

Still doing three sets of ten on everything? There are better ways. Here's how to use varied sets for fast size gains or massive strength gains.

When Should I Change My Training?

Change up your workouts or you'll stop making progress. But change them too often and you'll never get good. Here's how to find the balance.

Tip: The One-Second Bench Press Fix

Fix your shoulder pain. Improve your bench press. Just use this simple technique.

Tip: Adaptive Resistance: What You Need to Know

Is it time for you to dump a favorite exercise and switch it for something new? Answer these three questions and you'll know.