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The Rule of Five

I remember lying on the incline bench. It was an "old school" incline bench: long, straight, and red, with footpads at the bottom so you're literally locked in from heel to shoulder for every rep.

The Secret of Loaded Carries

Add this to your workouts and you'll be bigger, leaner, and stronger. No BS, just results. Here are several ways to do it.

The Sloshing Pillar of Pain

It looks crazy, but this workout gadget, which you can make yourself, will kick your butt. Here’s how.

The Tabata Method

The T Nation article that ignited the whole Tabata craze. Check it out.

The Tabata Method, Perfected

Four new ways to use the infamous Tabata method, plus some dumb ideas to avoid.

The “One Lift a Day” Program

The program is simple, the workouts are short, and the results are fantastic. The catch? It’s also brutally hard. Check it out.

Tip: 3 Ways to Build Consistency

If there's one answer to every question about getting bigger and stronger, it's this: be consistent. Here's how to do it.

Tip: 3 Ways to Get Your Act Together

Achieving strength and physique goals will be a whole lot easier when your life isn't a chaotic mess. Here are three ways to get it together.

Tip: Are You Squat-Focused or Hinge-Focused?

Take this quick test to find out. The result will determine how you should best train work capacity.

Tip: Be Inefficient to Lose Fat

The more efficient you are at an exercise, the less fat you'll burn. Here's why, plus a better way.

Tip: Beware of Overkill

You've seen it. You've done it. We all do it. Stop doing it.

Tip: Do the Farmer's Walk Challenge

Improve your conditioning, grip strength, traps and just about everything else with this tough test.

Tip: Do The One-Kettlebell Workout

Ramp up your conditioning with only one kettlebell and your bodyweight. Here's the workout.

Tip: Do the Russian Fighter Pull-Up Program

This simple plan involves "sneaking up" on reps in the pull-up. It just takes a few minutes per day. Check it out.

Tip: Do These 3 Heavy Movements or Stay Weak

Deadlifts, overhead presses, and farmer's walks are the most important exercises. Here's why.

Tip: Shark Habits and Pirate Maps

Use these two tools to increase discipline, boost mental toughness, and get more done.

Tip: Squat, Carry Heavy Stuff, and Shut Up

Three things every lifter and athlete should be doing. Get the details here.

Tip: Take the Half-Hour Deadlift Challenge

Can you pull two reps of at least 315 pounds every minute? If not you're either weak or out of shape. Check out the test.

Tip: Take the Hang Pull-Up Test

Take this quick test of grip strength, then ramp it up and see if you can pass the 5 minute pull-up challenge.

Tip: Take the One Pillow Test

This simple test will tell you a lot about how much mobility, flexibility, or posture work you need. Check it out.

Tip: Take the Tapping Test for CNS Health

Sounds crazy, but counting how many times you can make a dot on a page with a pencil can tell you a lot about your nervous system. Info here.

Tip: The Simplest Strength Routine

If you're sick of programs that are tougher to figure out than Sudoku puzzles, here's one that's refreshingly easy to learn.

Tip: Train Outside

Get out of your comfort zone. Literally. Here's why you need to train outside and a few fun ways to do it.

Tip: Try Whole-Body Ladder Workouts

If you love the way the ladder method simplifies training, use it for your entire workout. Here's how.

Top 6 Challenge Workouts

It's time to see what you're really made of. These deceptively simple workouts build muscle, burn fat, and increase overall fitness... fast.