The average person will gauge the quality of his workout by his level of discomfort. But is driving yourself into the ground every workout necessary?
Lean. Hard. Strong. These workouts combine explosive training, metcon, and a unique concept where you train the same muscles two days in a row.
Nowadays it seems like every third person is a trainer or coach of some kind. It's time we held some of these lugnuts accountable.
A program built around the three powerlifts that will make you 15% stronger and 7 pounds bigger in just 9 weeks.
Powerlifter, Olympic lifter, and bodybuilder Christian Thibaudeau became a CrossFit athlete for three months. Here are the lessons he learned.
Partial reps, isolation exercises, high rep sets: All bad in the eyes of performance and strength coaches, but all very effective for building slabs of muscle.
Want to build pure brute strength? How about unadulterated muscular size? Maybe both? Here are the best set/rep schemes for your goal.
All you need is a bar, a bench, and 20 spare minutes to build a strong and muscular body. Want to lean up too? Add 4 minutes.
Christian Thibaudeau used to make fun of CrossFit athletes, but since he began coaching them, they've taught him a few valuable things... along with earning his respect.
Each training percentage, from zero to 100% of your 1RM, has a distinct effect on speed, power, and hypertrophy. Here’s how to use that info wisely.
The absolute best movements for fat loss, maximum power, chest development, overall strength, and more.
Lowering a weight slowly is a “garbage” eccentric. The key is to lower a weight that's close to maximum under control.
If you slightly change your grip or your stance on every rep or two, you recruit a far greater number of motor units.
Most trainers insist that you change your program every 4 weeks. This is complete and utter BS.
Shoulder pressing versus benching, avoiding injuries, the right grip to use, and why you should never miss a rep.
Gain 10 pounds of muscle by doing just one full body exercise? It can work, if you've got the guts to try it.
At last, the definitive answer to the age-old question of whether direct arm work is really necessary for big guns.
Shock your body into building more muscle in just two weeks using Opposite Training. Here’s how.
How to turn Testosterone-sapping, muscle-burning cardio work into something that burns fat and builds muscle.
Strength circuits provide the perfect balance of heavy loads, rep volume, and work density to produce the very best gains in strength, size, and leanness. Get the plan here.
Heavy singles build strength, but they can also build freakish size if you know how to combine 3 different growth factors.
If your muscle-building progress has stalled, you're probably focusing on the wrong things, or simply not working hard enough.
Not genetically blessed? Here are the most proven workouts for those with lagging or non-responsive biceps.
Build a stronger grip, great abs, monstrous traps, and a serious set of arms with timed sets of heavy carries.
Doing jump squats will make you powerful while recruiting fast-twitch fibers and giving you dense, muscular legs. Here’s what you need to know.