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From Beginner to Badass: 5 Strategies

All a newbie has to do is keep adding weight to the bar... at first. But if he wants to graduate to badass, he'll need these five tools.

The Deload is Dead

Forget taking a deload week. You can rest when you're dead. Scheduled contrast weeks are far superior.

The Bodybuilder-Powerlifter Hybrid

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.

Maybe All You Need Is Lifting

Warm-ups, mobility work, stretching, foam rolling, conditioning... do you even lift, bro? And do you really need all that stuff?

How Many Reps Should I Do?

When getting set to do an exercise, there are only two real decisions you need to make, “How Many Reps Should I Do?” and “How Close to Failure Should I Go?” Here’s your guide.

10 Principles For Better Programming

The best training programs have ten principles in common. Is your lifting plan up to snuff?

7 Mind Hacks for Gym Dominance

Once your physical skills are well-developed, psychology may be the greatest weapon in your arsenal. Check out these tips.

Powerlifting: The Good, Bad and Ugly

The sport of powerlifting is awesome, except for all the not-so-awesome parts. Here are the pros and cons you need to know.

P90X and Muscle Confusion: The Truth

You may not be doing P90X, but plenty of your schmuck friends are. Let them read this and save them from mediocrity.

The Jogging Delusion

Long distance running beats sitting on your butt, but it's absolutely inferior to weight training and HIIT on every front.

Training Hard vs. Training Smart

Are you a geek or a meathead? There's a sweet spot to be found between training hard and training smart. In that sweet spot lies success.

The Motivation Secret

When you've got the right goals in your training (and life), all the little things take care of themselves.

Identify Weak Points and Destroy Them

To reach your training goals, you first have to identify the "kingpins" that are holding you back, then remove them.

14 Tips For a Successful Year

Fourteen training, programming, and diet tips to make this your best year yet.

9 Tricks for Consistent Workouts

Building a better body requires commitment and consistency. Here's how to never miss a workout.

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.

Turning Pro: 7 Mind Hacks

An amateur has amateur habits, while a professional has professional habits. Which category describes you?

Is Time Under Tension a Crock?

Slow-tempo sets extend the duration of a set and hurt like hell the next day, but they ignore important growth triggers.

Change Your Thinking, Build Your Body

Start bending bars and setting personal records just by opening up your mind to a few new ideas.

Escalating Density Training: Revisited

With EDT, sets and reps don't matter. Just pick two exercises, set your stopwatch, and get to work. Check it out.

Exercise Stacking for Fast Gains

Here's how to combine two or more similar exercises in sequence to save time and maximize strength and hypertrophy.

Stack-10 Training

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.

9 Ways to Upgrade Your Workout

Supercharge your workouts and your results by employing one of these ball-busting program upgrades.

The 5 Most Beneficial Exercises

The best exercise isn't the one that hurts the most, but the one that has the greatest benefit compared to its costs.

7 Hard Truths About Lifting

Here are seven training tenets that have worked for over 30 years. Have you adopted them all?