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7 Secrets to Rapid Recovery

You get gains by balancing training stress and recovery. Here’s how to recover faster so you can train harder.

Abs on Trial

High intensity vs. volume training. Olympic lifting vs. powerlifting. High intensity cardio vs. low intensity cardio. The list of debates and disputes in this field goes on and on, and perhaps the most disputed area is abdominal training.

  • Abs
  • Eccentric-Base Training

    When you think of science, the first thing that probably comes to mind is images of atrophied, goggle-wearing weaklings in white coats. Bulging muscles and inhuman strength are certainly not part of your mental image!

    East European Bodybuilding

    Muscle mass secrets from the old countries

    Pillars of Strength

    Bodybuilding is full of colorful descriptions of various physique types.

    Continuum Training 1

    Understanding Various Strength Training Continuums for Optimal Conjugate Design

    Continuum Training 2

    Understanding Various Strength Training Continuums for Optimal Conjugate Design

    Locked and Loaded

    Everything you need to know about choosing the right weight and loading schemes for your lifting goals.

    Deadlifting for Stubby Guys

    Big Numbers for the Mechanically Disadvantaged Lifter

    Beach Training for Performance-Oriented Lifters

    "Bodybuilding training? No way! Not for me! I'm training only for strength and function," said the huge sumbitch after deadlifting a load that was roughly equivalent to a Sherman tank.

    Renaissance Body Development

    To reach the modern physique ideal, you'll need muscle mass, strength, power, endurance, speed, and flexibility. This program has it all.

    Sticking Point Therapy

    Sticking points are much like those really talkative, naked old men in your gym's locker room: you'd rather avoid them! Nothing's more frustrating than making good progress overall but failing to improve on the "big lifts" (bench press, squat, deadlift, military press, etc.)

    The Specialization Zone

    If you want to build huge muscles, you must continually challenge them by placing a greater demand upon them. If you stick with the same stress level month after month, you'll quickly reach a point where your body is used to the stress and won't need to adapt (i.e. grow) anymore.

    Genetics: Limitation or Copout?

    We live in a world of excuses. Most people don't want to accept that when something goes wrong in their lives, they're at least partly to blame.

    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.

    Armed For Combat

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

    Get Strong, Get Fast, Get Vertical!

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

    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.

    Top 10 Tips to Grow Bigger & Stronger!

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

    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.

    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?

    Most Powerful Program Ever?

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

    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.

    The Gironda System

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

    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?