Most strength coaches will categorize an athlete or client into one of three classes based on their responsiveness to training: easy gainer, hard gainer and average gainer. Let's take a look at each category.
Ecto-mesomorphs: the lean and lanky guys who've built muscle. Here's what they can do to stay on the gain-train.
Ten things you should be doing to reach your size and strength goals.
If your traps take over, this exercise won't do much for your delts. Here's how to fix that problem and finally build some broad shoulders.
Adrenal fatigue probably isn't real, but the symptoms sure are. Here's what really happening.
There are only a few differences in how women should train versus men. Here they are.
Build your shoulders while preventing injuries with this stability-tension superset.
The drawbacks of too much butter, bacon, and cheese.
If you can, try to work out earlier in the day. Here's why.
No, the natty guy shouldn't train exactly like Schwarzenegger, but he should copy Arnold and do this.
Strengthen this muscle group and you'll get stronger at damn near everything.
This is one of the best ways to perform sets for hypertrophy goals. The only downside? Blood will squirt out of your eyes.
To add size to the calves you must remove the stretch-reflex and perform loaded stretching.
The leg press can be a muscle-building staple if you know how to do it right. Check out these tips and variations.
This type of grip eliminates shoulder and triceps pain in heavy benchers. And yes, it's safe if you're not an idiot. Here's how to do it.
For size and strength gains, it's hard to beat this unique training method. Check it out.
Looks odd, but it'll hit your shoulders in a way that other delt exercises can't. Check it out.
Full range of motion is usually best, but partials can be used three ways to increase performance and build muscle. Here's how.
Cluster sets have always been great for strength gains. Here's a new twist on them that'll maximize hypertrophy too.
Here's everything you need to know about supersets. Check it out.
Using bodybuilding drugs can be risky. Here's what users need to do to stay as healthy as possible.
Finish off your traps with these unique exercise variations.
The lying leg curl works, but most people only get half the results they could be getting. Here's how to make it work better.
These monster sets are so tough you should only use them for three workouts in a row. Check 'em out.
An 8x8 set/rep scheme is tough enough, but do it using 30 second rest periods for all kinds of gains. Here's how.