It takes extreme muscularity to make it to the top. And many bodybuilders take extreme measures to win... and even to get third place. Is it worth it?
No time to train six days per week? No worries. You can build muscle and increase strength with these intelligent and tough full-body workouts.
CrossFit claims that the NSCA is out to get them. Is it a conspiracy or does CrossFit just enjoy bullying people?
Most training programs will deliver results, but are those the results you really want? Let's look at two popular methodologies.
Dozens of top bodybuilders, including Arnold, have used Olympic lifting to build their physiques. So why haven't you? It could be just what you need.
Two killer training programs. Two beastly coaches. But which plan will work best for your goals?
A CrossFit athlete severs his spine during a competition. Freak accident or something that could have been prevented?
Body fat percentage, full body workouts, somatotypes. Are your ideas about these things holding back your progress?
Everyone knows a teenaged kid that needs to be saved. Teaching him to lift is a great way to do it.
Your traps are puny, and it's probably because you train them directly with shrugs. Here's a better way build your yoke.
A great program from the past for getting stronger, bigger, and leaner that pre-dates some of the theories of Rippetoe, Meadows, and Wendler.
Groupthink and preconceived notions about lifting and diet are as hard to kill as zombies, but Chris Colucci does his best to smash in a few brainstems.
There are plenty of splits that train all 11 body parts, but do you know the pros and cons of each?
Can you do 12 reps of clean and press with a pair of 75-pound dumbbells? It's been a test of strength since the 1930s.
Logical, sure-fire methods to make sure your right side and your left side look like they belong to the same person.
Back in the "Golden Age of Bodybuilding," guys performed the now-forgotten pullover to build their upper bodies. Who says you can't go back?
If some trainer or coach has been pushing the same principle for 70 to 100 years, chances are it's worth adopting.
Have you ever heard the saying, "Don't look at what the successful people are doing differently, but focus on what they have in common?"
They publish umpteen workouts, but do they practice what they preach? Take a peek into the workouts of John Romaniello, Clay Hyght, and Nick Tuminello.
The shoulder press was the original go-to exercise for upper-body mass and strength, and it still offers major benefits for bodybuilders.
High-rep leg training isn't for everyone - just the guys who want to be the biggest, strongest mofos in the weight room.
Randy Roach, author of Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors, looks deep into the hidden corners of bodybuilding.
Dave Draper, the best bodybuilder to never win Mr. Olympia, expounds on the agony and ecstasy of a life spent lifting.
The Black Prince talks about drugs, training, nutrition, and how bodybuilding lost the luster of its Golden Age.
Every once in a while, you need to go back to the beginning; back to the basics, to see just where it was you began to screw up.