These exercises really don't work, and some even lead to injury. Here's why, plus some more effective alternatives.
The maximus gets all the attention, but don't forget the gluteus minimus and medius. Here's what to do.
Do you use straps, Olympic lifting shoes, or a belt? Should you be using them? Here's how to know.
Glutes are all the rage on social media. But do the exercises we see actually work, or are they just part of the spectacle? Here's a breakdown.
How to stretch your pecs without wrecking your shoulders.
Stretches for the low back can backfire, leading to more tightness and pain. Do this instead.
These stretches are common, but they often lead to even more painful problems. Here's what to do instead.
Chest press machines work, but they can also wreck your joints. Here's how to get around that.
To build strength and muscle, as well as avoid injuries, you must train all six patterns. Does your program include them all?
Shoulder pain when bench pressing? Don't stop benching, just try this variation.
Yes, the evil Smith machine can help you build your chest, but only if you use it wisely. Here's the trick.
A thumbless grip can help you prevent or work around shoulder issues. Here's how to do it safely and effectively.
A thumbless grip is scary to lifters who don't know how to do it, but it can be used safely. In fact, it's better for your shoulders. Here's why.
Squat backwards to build stability and strength. Here's how.
Use this exercise to ingrain a good hip hinge, make your lower back feel better, and build a bigger deadlift.
Got a sticking point right off your chest? Having shoulder pain while benching? Erase that pain and weakness. Here's how.
Use this smart training method to ignite your CNS and blast through your workouts.
Take it easier on your joints and blast through your sticking points with this technique. You'll wish you'd started doing it sooner.
Is ankle mobility messing with your training? First you need to diagnose the problem, then you need to fix it. This plan will help you do both.
Will using a lifting belt really weaken your core? Here's what you need to know.
If you're not involved in the sport of weightlifting, do you need these shoes? Here's what a doctor of physical therapy says.
Some say straps lead to a weak grip so they never use them. Others use them for damn near everything. Here's the smart lifter's approach.
Use this simple trick to get better results from this leg and glute exercise.
It's one of the best exercises for glutes... if you do it right. Here's where most people get it wrong.
This primer superset teaches you to deadlift correctly, allows your CNS to recover, and it's easy on your aching joints. Check it out.