This isn't your typical training article. Instead, it's more of a glimpse into what it really takes to achieve a specific goal - in this case a 600 pound bench press. Still, you're sure to pick up a few training tips along the way.
One set that lasts 8 minutes? Ouch. Here's why you need to try it and how to program it.
You have to mentally prepare for a PR squat. Here's how to do it.
Here's an easy way to spot a real jerk (in the gym or out) and avoid becoming one yourself.
This no-holds-barred advice for powerlifters also applies to anyone who wants to lift heavy and get better. Check it out.
Increase forearm and finger strength with rice, then hoist some heavier weights. Here's how.
Try this supplemental chest exercise to bring up a weak point or use it to train around an injury. Check it out.
Feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders? Squat it. Training is therapy. Check this out.
Most powerlifters are better off with a wide stance, but you have to use what's right for your body. Here's your guide.
Reverse cable side bends hit the abs and obliques in a whole new way. Here's how to do them.
Here's one of the big “secrets” of success in the gym. Most people won't want to hear it. That's why most people are weak.
Let your program be your guide, but be prepared for detours. Here's how.
I've titled this article TNT (Tips-n-Tricks) for a very good reason. Many times it's the small things that make the biggest difference. Usually when reading a new book or article you walk away with one good idea. This one idea could've been presented in a paragraph or two. So I got to thinking, why not just provide all those great ideas in a format that cuts out the BS? What you're left with is pure TNT, the stuff great explosions are made of.
In his first TNT article, big Dave Tate cut through the BS and dropped some great training info on us. This week Dave provides us with a few more explosive tips and tricks, this time for the more advanced trainee.
When a guy who can pull 800 pounds in his sleep talks deadlifting, you'd better listen up and take notes.