Slow-tempo sets extend the duration of a set and hurt like hell the next day, but they ignore important growth triggers.
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.
If you're not recording your workouts, you're wasting your time. Here are the essentials your training journal needs to contain.
It's possible to maintain and even build strength while stripping off body fat. Don't think so? Then try this when you're ready to lean down.
Here are six adjustments you can make to any workout program to make it more successful.
Warm-ups, mobility work, stretching, foam rolling, conditioning... do you even lift, bro? And do you really need all that stuff?
Stop standing in your own way. These psychological tricks will help you reach your performance and physique goals.
Try any one of these powerful training epiphanies. It may be what markedly improves your performance and physique.
In the first installment of this article, I discussed the various benefits of the snatch and I also hinted at the large number of possible snatch variations.
In this final installment, I'll cover some of the variations in more detail and I'll also be providing a training cycle that features the snatch as an "anchor" movement.
You may not be doing P90X, but plenty of your schmuck friends are. Let them read this and save them from mediocrity.
If you're a true musclehead like I am, you've probably read (or heard) a lot about periodization, either from classic textbooks by East-European sports training and weightlifting authorities (including the classic texts by Tudor Bompa), or by researching the subject online.
The sport of powerlifting is awesome, except for all the not-so-awesome parts. Here are the pros and cons you need to know.
Ever notice how two supposedly inviolate principles of resistance training are basically contradictory?
Training to failure... is it really necessary?
Choose a big lift that needs work. Apply the Stack-10 plan. Smash plateaus and pack on new muscle in 6 workouts. Here's how.
When I look at all the questions that people send me, one of the more common themes I notice is confusion around the topic of putting together your weekly training cycle. So for my first edition of <i>The Staley Strategies</i>, I thought I'd elaborate on one of my all-time favorite strategies (this one being a tactic, technically speaking): the A-B split.
If you've been training as long as I have, I'm sure you can relate to feeling a bit stale and uninspired with your workouts at times.
Sometimes success involves studying the habits of unsuccessful people and then doing the opposite. Here are five of their bad training habits.
The best exercise isn't the one that hurts the most, but the one that has the greatest benefit compared to its costs.
Just because everyone does them doesn't mean they're optimal for you. It's time we reevaluate these 6 popular movements.
Bodybuilders are all show and no go. Powerlifters are fat. Rather than stereotype, a good lifter needs to be both a bodybuilder and a powerlifter.
Forget taking a deload week. You can rest when you're dead. Scheduled contrast weeks are far superior.
One Inch in One Month (Oh, and Yes, It WILL Hurt!)
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.