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The Novelty Workout

While variety is good – even necessary – too much of it derails your progress. Here’s what you need to know.

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.

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.

The Real Reason You're Not Making Gains

This is either going to make you feel better or feel worse about your training progress. Either way, you'll learn something valuable.

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: 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.

Tip: Avoid Broken Paperclip Syndrome

Here's a simple way to remember to add some variety to your training.

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: Do This Before Every Workout

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

Tip: Do Your Workout in Reverse

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

Tip: Embrace the Grind

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

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.

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: 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: 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: 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.