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?
Just by changing how his training was laid out over the week, the author was able to hit new PRs and reach a whole new level of muscularity. Here's how you can too.
The smart lifter’s guide to writing the best training program for his needs and goals. Check it out.
Tired of relying on a personal trainer? Learn to write your own workouts. Get the hang of exercise order, rest intervals, recovery, and special methods for muscle growth. Here's how it works.
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.
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.
You can choose the best exercises, but if these four variables are screwed up you'll be leaving gains on the table. Here's everything you need to know.
When it’s time to specialize and bring up your back, this should be your go-to training program. Check it out.
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.
Because nothing improves your physique more than building your shoulders. Here’s how to do it.
We don't have a picture of him in the article. We don't even know his name. But this alleged monster's training program was too compelling to pass up because of a technicality.
Christian gives you a peek into his current diet, his current supplementation plan, and a new, rapid-growth strength building program.
No hype, no exaggeration. How to build muscle as fast as humanly possible. Get the plan here.
Christian shows you how to blast your biceps into oblivion, damaging the muscle fibers so much that they either grow or die!
Christian Thibaudeau tackles three topics in this article, from building pecs and delts to very low carb dieting. Check it out.
A new way to use isometric training for size and strength.
With mechanical drop sets, instead of reducing the load, you switch to a new but similar exercise by changing the grip, angle, etc. The result is a whole lot of burning and a whole lot of growth.
Mastering the chin-up means having the ability to do lots of solid, easy reps. Have YOU mastered it yet? Start here.
Is the kipping pull-up a legit movement or an exercise abomination? You may be surprised.
Strength ratios reveal weaknesses. And weaknesses must be destroyed, whether you're a bodybuilder, Olympic lifter or football player.
An awesome program to boost your vertical, plus a twice-per-week specialization plan to build your puny traps.
Add size to your frame by adding weight to the bar. Here are four methods to use.
In the dawn of the bodybuilding era, back in the 1940's, 50's and 60's, muscularity was basically only a matter of having a lot of size and mass.
Everything you need to know about choosing the right weight and loading schemes for your lifting goals.