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The Rest-Pause Technique

It's a simple training strategy, but oh-so effective. Charles has just one question: Why aren't you using it!?!

The Specificity/Variability Paradox

To achieve a goal, you must train specifically for the task. But without variation you'll fizzle. Here's how to fix that problem.

The Truth About Ass-to-Grass Squats

Some people say the only correct way to squat is ATG. And some people are a little smarter than that. Here's the truth.

Tip: 3 Load Maximizing Tactics

Injured or rehabbing? You can still make gains using these lifting strategies.

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.

Tip: Do Only New Exercises for 3 Weeks

Many top strength athletes do this. Here's why you should do it too.

Tip: Do the Opposite

In training and in life, the majority seldom gets it right. Maybe it's time to do things differently.

Tip: Embrace the Grind

Here's the hard truth about success in the gym, whether you want to hear it or not.

Tip: How to Design Your Perfect Weekly Split

How many days per week should you train? Should you do a bro split, push-pull, or whole-body? Find out here.

Tip: Improve Your Bench Press With This Spray

Sounds crazy, but many top strength athletes are starting to do it. Check this out.

Tip: Inspiration vs. Perspiration

Which of these two phases are you in? Only one will get you the results you're wanting.

Tip: Make Progress Without Adding Weight

These alternative ways to track progress provide variety, insight, and results. Check 'em out.

Tip: Make the Trap Bar Your Secret Weapon

Six reasons the trap bar is just plain awesome. Check 'em out.

Tip: Methods vs. Mechanisms. Know the Difference

What's the best diet and training plan for YOU? Here's the smart way to find out.

Tip: Optimize Your Warm-Up

Here are 5 ways to improve your warm-up to get better results from heavy training sessions.

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: Perform Sets Like This for Long-Term Gains

Here's a better way to plan your sets and reps that prevents burnout and leads to more size and strength gains.

Tip: Set Higher Rep PRs

Hitting a new one rep max is great, but setting an 8 or 10RM will also help you reach your goals. Here's why.

Tip: The 4 Principles of Great Technique

Keep these rules in mind for every lift and you'll make more gains and keep your joints healthy.

Tip: The Plank is for Newbs

This popular exercise doesn't actually do much, unless you're a rank beginner. Here's why, plus a better exercise.

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: Trigger Homeostatic Disruption, Sometimes

Here's a lesson we can learn from CrossFit, with caution.

Tip: Two Truths About Training

To stay motivated in the gym, you need to know the truth about training and making progress. In fact, you need to know two truths.

Tip: Use Contrast Training for Faster Results

Contrast promotes recovery. Here's how to arrange your workouts to take advantage of it for size and strength.

Tip: When to Train to Failure, When to Avoid It

This quick guide will set you up for long-term success. Check it out.