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.
A lot of gyms are filled with annoying jackasses. Here's a little checklist to make sure you're not one of them.
Here's a devastatingly effective (and even fun) deadlift program that makes you want to run to the gym to try it out.
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.
A new way to organize your workouts to quickly boost a lagging lift or stubborn muscle group.
No workout program or weekly split is perfect for everybody of course, but this one comes pretty damn close. Take a look.
Long distance running beats sitting on your butt, but it's absolutely inferior to weight training and HIIT on every front.
Your goal is size. Do your exercises meet at least five of the six criteria here? If not, you're wasting time.
A training program is only as effective as your ability to recover from it. So smart lifters plan their workouts accordingly. Here's how.
When you've got the right goals in your training (and life), all the little things take care of themselves.
While variety is good – even necessary – too much of it derails your progress. Here’s what you need to know.
Are you doing Olympic lifts to get bigger, stronger, and more explosive? You're probably wasting your time. Here's why.
Here's how to set yourself up for the hardest set you've ever done and renew your optimism about your growth potential.
Train each of four primary lifting patterns every workout, then choose two optional exercises. Simple and effective. Here's how to set it up.
This is either going to make you feel better or feel worse about your training progress. Either way, you'll learn something valuable.
It's a simple training strategy, but oh-so effective. Charles has just one question: Why aren't you using it!?!
There are several ways to organize your training week, but one split is superior for the vast majority of lifters. Here it is.
To achieve a goal, you must train specifically for the task. But without variation you'll fizzle. Here's how to fix that problem.
A good deal of what you know, or think you know, about the deadlift is wrong. See how your beliefs stack up to reality.