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Tip: Prepare Your Shoulders for Heavy Lifting

Use this quick drill to loosen up your shoulders and increase blood flow before a tough workout.

Tip: Pros and Cons of Training to Failure

It's the most important key to muscle growth. And it'll fry your CNS and lead to injury. Wait, which is it? A little of both. Here's why.

Tip: Protein Intake for Natural and Not-So-Natural Lifters

How much protein should you eat? It depends on a few factors. Check out the guidelines here.

Tip: Raise Your Elbows at the End of a Curl

To get bigger biceps, you have to train all three functions of the muscle. This is the forgotten function. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Rethink the Dynamic Effort Method

Sounds like powerlifting heresy, but this popular method doesn't work for most average people. Here's why.

Tip: Set New PRs with the Small Loading Trick

Looks kinda weird, but it'll actually help you hit a new personal record. Check it out.

Tip: Should Kids Specialize In Sports?

Some parents believe in early specialization. Are they right? Info here.

Tip: Should You Do a Show?

Ready to get nearly naked and step onto the competitive stage? Probably not. Here's why.

Tip: Smashing an Overhead Press Plateau

Here's what to do when the barbell just refuses to go up.

Tip: Solid Walk-Out, Solid Squat

Five things to pay attention to before you do your first rep.

Tip: Something Dumb Personal Trainers Do

Either they're trying to look more advanced than they are or they're just trying something they saw on TV. Either way, this is bad business.

Tip: Sorry, But You Can't Out-Eat Overtraining

Overtraining exists, and you can't out-eat it or out-sleep it. Most lifters have the wrong idea about what overtraining is. Here are the facts.

Tip: Sprinters vs. Marathoners – What You Don't Know

Do their physiques say something about their training styles, or is there something else going on? Here's the real story.

Tip: Start Every Workout With a Strength Move

Focus on a big basic lift, then throw in some assistance work. Here's how to set it up and what lifts to emphasize.

Tip: Start Every Workout With Pull-Ups

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

Tip: Stop Bouncing Your Deadlifts

Most of the time you're just cheating yourself... and you look stupid. Here's why it completely trashes the training effect.

Tip: Stop Doing Static Stretching

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

Tip: Stop Focusing on Isolation Exercises

Your best gains will come from getting strong on the big basics. Here's why, and what to do.

Tip: Stop Making This Diet Mistake

Most people think they need to cut carbs and calories on their days off. They're wrong. Here's why.

Tip: Stop Training Slow

Some lifters actually believe in lifting light weights as slow as possible to failure. They're small and weak. Here's why.

Tip: Straps, Thick Grips, and 40-Second Wrist Curls

The pros and cons of straps, how to really train your grip and forearms, and more.

Tip: Strengthen Your Grip to Lift Heavier

Weak grip? Small hands? You need to add this exercise to your program. It works fast! Check it out.

Tip: The 2-Minute Grip Strengthener

Do this simple exercise a few times per week and watch your grip strength skyrocket.

Tip: The 4 Things That Trigger Muscle Growth

Sadly, many lifters only know about a couple of these. Here's a quick hypertrophy refresher course.

Tip: The 4-Minute Video Guide to Raw Benching

Want to build strength AND size with the bench press? Here's how to get your form to match your goals.