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Tip: Two New Ways to Build Bigger Traps

Finish off your traps with these unique exercise variations.

Tip: Do the Floor Press

Here's why you should sometimes bench press without a bench.

Tip: Know When to Use Lifting Straps

The strongest lifters use straps, but not all the time. Here's a guide to help you decide when, and when not, to use them.

Tip: Do Stage Reps to Improve Your Pull-Ups

Suck at pull-ups? Avoid machines and use this training technique instead. Check it out.

Tip: Don't Use Soreness to Judge Workout Effectiveness

You can get sore and not make progress. And you can make progress and not get sore. Here are the facts.

Tip: Do the Muscle-Snatch for Strength & Power

It's the easiest Olympic-style lift to learn and it'll turn you into a badass. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Train Biceps Every Damn Day for Fast Growth

Sounds crazy, but it works if you use this smart training strategy. Check it out.

Tip: Start Every Workout With Pull-Ups

Use these two workouts to build your biceps and overall awesomeness. Check 'em out.

Online Trainers: How to Spot the Good Ones

Very few people have the experience to properly coach someone online. Here's how to separate the good ones from the rip-off artists.

Tip: For Delt Gains, Increase Time Under Tension

Constant time under tension mimics occlusion training and stimulates growth. Try this workout.

Tip: Stop Doing Static Stretching

Regular stretching often does more harm than good, especially for lifters and strength athletes. Here's why.

Tip: End Every Workout With Your Worst Lift

Pick one lift and do 3-4 sets at 80% of your max at the end of every training session. Here's why.

3 Ways to Build Old School Strength

The lifting greats knew how to get strong long before drugs and long before science came along to prove their methods. Here are their best secrets.

Tip: Change Your Rep Ranges for Size & Strength

There are better set/rep schemes out there than 3x10, especially if gains have stalled. Check these out.

Tip: To Build Big Delts, Train Multiple Angles

The big lifts are foundational, but isolation and time under tension are crucial for shoulder size. Here's how to do it.

The Layer System

Build muscle and get brutally strong using only one exercise per day. Get the complete 8-week training program here.

Tip: Learn the Zercher Squat

Yes, it hurts, but it'll also strengthen your entire body, from quads to upper back. Here's how to do it.

Stretch With Weights to Build Muscle

A training method that builds muscle five different ways and increases mobility. The only catch? It really hurts. Check it out.

Tip: Try the Gironda 8x8 Set/Rep Scheme

An 8x8 set/rep scheme is tough enough, but do it using 30 second rest periods for all kinds of gains. Here's how.

Tip: Use Partial Reps For Size & Strength

Full range of motion is usually best, but partials can be used three ways to increase performance and build muscle. Here's how.

Tip: For Pecs, Use Dumbbells Not Barbells

The barbell bench press won't give you much chest growth. Here's why and how to fix it.

How to Keep Muscle During a Layoff

Whether you're taking a planned break from training or you're struck by sickness or injury, there are plenty of things you can do to prevent muscle loss.

You Don't Know How to Curl

Exactly how you perform a curl can mean the difference between having puny biceps and big biceps. Here's how to curl to double your rate of growth.

The Complete Power Look Program

The look of power cannot be faked. Here's how to build a body that has the go to back up the show.

Tip: Don't Use a Mixed Grip When Deadlifting

If you always used a mixed grip when deadlifting, you'll get injured. Instead, master the hook grip. Here's how.