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7 Exercises From Thib's Toolbox

Nothing beats the basic compound movements, but sometimes you need specialize or work around a problem. These exercises will help you out.

Destroying Fat

It takes more than just “eating less and exercising more” to reach single-digit body fat. Check out these advanced fat loss strategies.

Muscles for Athletes - Part 1

Is it possible to build muscle and improve your athletic performance at the same time? Yes. Here's how it's done.

The Training Strategy Handbook

Let’s tackle several different training approaches and explain why they work and when they're optimal to use.

Unilateral Work for Building Muscle

You probably never thought about it, but most people can't produce as much force using two bilateral limbs to perform an exercise as they can if they perform the exercise with each limb individually and then add together the force of each side. It's called the bilateral deficit and you should take advantage of it to pack on some muscle.

6 Dumb Training Mistakes

Thibs is on a mission. The angry Canadian wants to see the incidence of training stupidity decrease. Are you a "kitchen sink" trainer or coach? Have you misinterpreted the concept of overtraining? If so, duck!

The Torso Solution

If your arms take over during rows and other pulling exercises, that's a sign you've got big-arms-small-back syndrome. Here's the solution.

Your Ticket to the Gun Show!

Sometimes, to get your biceps and triceps to grow, you have to specialize. This is the plan you need.

Shifting Tension

Is it possible to put more stress on certain parts of a muscle?

The Beast Rants, You Learn

Instead of my usual Q & A column this month, I'm going to get a few things off my chest. Don't worry though, it won't simply be the ranting of a dieting bodybuilder; you'll probably learn a few helpful things along the way, too!

The Truth About Bulking

There's more to gaining muscle mass than lifting and pigging out. Don't fall for bulking advice that just makes you fat.

Bulk Up, Cut Up: Quads and Tri's

Thib, you have some impressive quads! Any secret leg training strategies you'd like to share with us?

HSS-100: Chest Specialization

Besides meaty arms, the pectorals are probably the best of the "showy" body parts. Somewhere in time (oddly enough at the same time as the rise of Arnold Schwarzenegger), the chest became the ultimate sign of manhood. Thick pecs give a three dimensional look to the upper body, and a well-defined chest makes your torso look like an old Roman soldier's breastplate.

HSS-100: Shoulder Specialization

Because nothing improves your physique more than building your shoulders. Here’s how to do it.

Bulk Up, Cut Up: Biceps!

Christian, I really want to improve my biceps development. Do you think that supersets are a good training method to use for that purpose?

The Gironda System

Vince Gironda was a legendary bodybuilding coach, and you can still learn a lot from him today. Check this out.

HSS-100: Back Specialization

When it’s time to specialize and bring up your back, this should be your go-to training program. Check it out.

Most Powerful Program Ever?

A proven training system specifically designed for bodybuilding. Check it out if you want to grow!

Bulk Up, Cut Up! 3

Thib, you seem to be able to come up with a lot of new and effective exercises. Got any more that I could use to spice up my training?

Bulk Up, Cut Up! 2

This new Q & A column is about building a muscular and aesthetic physique. It's not about breaking strength records or reaching speed and power personal bests.

Top 10 Tips to Grow Bigger & Stronger!

Ten things you should be doing to reach your size and strength goals.

Bulk Up, Cut Up! 1

This new Q & A column is about building a muscular and aesthetic physique. It's not about breaking strength records or reaching speed and power personal bests.

Get Strong, Get Fast, Get Vertical!

A program designed to improve your vertical jump and your overall strength and athleticism. Check it out.

Armed For Combat

Drastically increase arm size and strength over a twelve week period. Here’s your plan.

The Carb Cycling Codex

Cutting body fat doesn't have to mean cutting out the carbs. Get shredded with this carb cycling approach and hang on to more muscle in the process.