Try this to improve the quality of your workout or bounce back from an injury.
Intensity, volume, density, quality. All can be used for progression, and the one you choose needs to be somewhat instinctive. Info here.
This is so obvious, so essential, that many lifters tend to overlook it.
Know this law. Get better results from your training. Check it out.
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.
Here are six adjustments you can make to any workout program to make it more successful.
Here's a simple progression method that works every time, yet most people have never tried it.
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.
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.
Are you doing Olympic lifts to get bigger, stronger, and more explosive? You're probably wasting your time. Here's why.
Five reasons why this type of squat beats the standard version for most people.
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.
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.
Train each of four primary lifting patterns every workout, then choose two optional exercises. Simple and effective. Here's how to set it up.
When it comes to training or diet, consistency is key. Here's why and what to do if you have to miss a workout.
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.
Newbies and lifters who can't make gains anymore have something in common. Take a look.
Sometimes success involves studying the habits of unsuccessful people and then doing the opposite. Here are five of their bad training habits.
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.
If a trainer says to always rest 3 minutes between sets, he's an idiot. Here are the 9 things you need to consider to get the best results.
Drop the weenie weights, load this exercise heavy, and watch your deadlift PR skyrocket. Oh, and you'll build great glutes and hamstrings.
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.
This is either going to make you feel better or feel worse about your training progress. Either way, you'll learn something valuable.
Here's a lesson we can learn from CrossFit, with caution.
In training and in life, the majority seldom gets it right. Maybe it's time to do things differently.