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Fasted Cardio Eats Muscle

When most people diet and train for fat loss, they lose a lot of muscle too. That's dumb and totally unnecessary. Here's how to avoid it.

Fatigue and Best Exercises

Training to failure, CNS fatigue, and choosing the best exercises for your goals.

Fix Your Puny Calves, Traps, Abs and Pecs

Do you have tiny calves and traps? How about unresponsive abs and pecs? Well, that sucks. Here are the simple solutions.

Forced Growth: A New Way to Build Muscle

Five ways to use the most powerful muscle-building method ever devised. Get ready for pain. Get ready to grow.

From 0 to 100: Know Your Percentages!

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.

Fun With Women!

My new pastime (and how women should train)

Game Plan

How Often Should I Work Out?

Genetic Limits and Muscle Migration

Still trying to be the biggest dude in the gym? Once you've reached your muscular potential, your body will fight back. Here's what to do when it does.

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.

Get Strong, Get Fast, Get Vertical!

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

Growth Factor Chest Training

Want a bigger chest? Train with constant tension to force your pecs to release powerful growth factors. Here's how.

Growth Factor Shoulder Training

Warning: This workout is gonna hurt. Get ready to use time under tension, multiple angles of attack, and a whole bunch of lactate.

Hard Body Training for Women

Lean. Hard. Strong. These workouts combine explosive training, metcon, and a unique concept where you train the same muscles two days in a row.

High Pull Blitz

Gain 10 pounds of muscle by doing just one full body exercise? It can work, if you've got the guts to try it.

High-Pull for the Power Look

This single exercise will make you look more powerful and scary-looking in just a short amount of time. Here’s how to do it.

Hot Wheels in a Hurry

You've spent the spring and summer training to look good on the beach. As a result, you now have the chest and arms of a silverback gorilla, but the thighs and calves of a pink flamingo. Time to fix that.

How Hard Do You Need to Work Out?

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?

How I Added 100 Pounds to My Deadlift in 2 Weeks

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.

How to Design a Damn Good Program - Part 1

The smart lifter’s guide to writing the best training program for his needs and goals. Check it out.

How to Design a Damn Good Program - Part 2

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.

How to Keep Muscle During a Layoff

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.

How To Tell When a Trainer Sucks

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.

How to Train for Non-Stop Muscle Growth

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.

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.

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.