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Training for Easy–Hard Gainers 1

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.

Training for Easy-Hard Gainers 2

Ecto-mesomorphs: the lean and lanky guys who've built muscle. Here's what they can do to stay on the gain-train.

Top 10 Tips to Grow Bigger & Stronger!

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

Tip: Your Lateral Raises Aren't Working

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.

Tip: You Do Not Have Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue probably isn't real, but the symptoms sure are. Here's what really happening.

Tip: Women, Train Like Men (For the Most Part)

There are only a few differences in how women should train versus men. Here they are.

Tip: Wider Delts, Healthier Shoulders

Build your shoulders while preventing injuries with this stability-tension superset.

Tip: Why I Dropped The Low Carb Diet

The drawbacks of too much butter, bacon, and cheese.

Tip: Why Evening Training is the Worst

If you can, try to work out earlier in the day. Here's why.

Tip: What Natural Lifters Can Learn From Arnold

No, the natty guy shouldn't train exactly like Schwarzenegger, but he should copy Arnold and do this.

Tip: What All Strong Athletes Have in Common

Strengthen this muscle group and you'll get stronger at damn near everything.

Tip: Want Size? Use the Omni-Contraction Method

This is one of the best ways to perform sets for hypertrophy goals. The only downside? Blood will squirt out of your eyes.

Tip: Use This Workout to Build Your Puny Calves

To add size to the calves you must remove the stretch-reflex and perform loaded stretching.

Tip: Use These Leg Press Techniques

The leg press can be a muscle-building staple if you know how to do it right. Check out these tips and variations.

Tip: Use the Thumbless Bench Press

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.

Tip: Use the Continuous Ramp Method

For size and strength gains, it's hard to beat this unique training method. Check it out.

Tip: Use the Bus Driver Exercise for Delts

Looks odd, but it'll hit your shoulders in a way that other delt exercises can't. Check it out.

Tip: Use Partial Reps For Size & Strength

Full range of motion is usually best, but partials can be used three ways to increase performance and build muscle. Here's how.

Tip: Use Cluster Sets for Size & Strength

Cluster sets have always been great for strength gains. Here's a new twist on them that'll maximize hypertrophy too.

Tip: Use 5 Types of Supersets

Here's everything you need to know about supersets. Check it out.

Tip: Two Things Steroid Users Need

Using bodybuilding drugs can be risky. Here's what users need to do to stay as healthy as possible.

Tip: Two New Ways to Build Bigger Traps

Finish off your traps with these unique exercise variations.

Tip: Try These 4 Leg Curl Tricks

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.

Tip: Try the Heavy Density Lifting Method

These monster sets are so tough you should only use them for three workouts in a row. Check 'em out.

Tip: Try the Gironda 8x8 Set/Rep Scheme

An 8x8 set/rep scheme is tough enough, but do it using 30 second rest periods for all kinds of gains. Here's how.