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Tip: The 4 Squat Progressions

Should you start your squatting career with a bar on your back? Probably not. Instead, follow this progression.

Stressed? Train Like This, Make Gains

Consistency is good. But consistent lifting paired with life stress will halt your progress. Here's how to train so you can still make gains.

Rotation Training for Athletes & Lifters

Perform better, build great abs and obliques, and prevent injury with these moves.

Tip: A Smarter Way to Build Your Neck & Traps

Build and strengthen your yoke, without risking injury. Here's how.

Tip: A Better Way to Build Forearms

Wrist curls stress the tendons and don't work very well. Here's a better option.

Lift Hard, Lift Smart, Recover Faster

Joints hurting? CNS fried? Here's how to intelligently train the bench, deadlift, and squat to keep the gains coming.

Tip: Drop the Fat, Chase Relative Strength

Don't settle for being fat and strong. Here's why relative strength should be one of your goals.

Tip: Open Up Your Hips

Neurologically locked hips can limit your lifting and athletic performance. Try these drills to feel better fast.

Tip: Do the Chop & Lift for a Powerful Core

Use time under tension and these exercises to build core strength that transfers into real-world athleticism.

Tip: Sport Specific Skill vs. Functional Exercise

Here's why reenacting sports movements in the gym doesn't transfer to athletic performance.

Tip: Improve Your Deadlift, Spare Your Low Back

This primer superset teaches you to deadlift correctly, allows your CNS to recover, and it's easy on your aching joints. Check it out.

Tip: The Number One Hip Thrust Mistake

It's one of the best exercises for glutes... if you do it right. Here's where most people get it wrong.

Tip: Split Squat Right for Your Body Type

Use this simple trick to get better results from this leg and glute exercise.

Tip: Should I Use Lifting Straps?

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.

Tip: Do You Really Need Olympic Lifting Shoes?

If you're not involved in the sport of weightlifting, do you need these shoes? Here's what a doctor of physical therapy says.

Tip: The Pros and Cons Lifting Belts

Will using a lifting belt really weaken your core? Here's what you need to know.

The 5 Step Ankle Mobility Fix

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.

The Reverse Method

Take it easier on your joints and blast through your sticking points with this technique. You'll wish you'd started doing it sooner.

Stay Strong All Workout Long

Use this smart training method to ignite your CNS and blast through your workouts.

Tip: A Backward Way to Build a Stronger Bench

Got a sticking point right off your chest? Having shoulder pain while benching? Erase that pain and weakness. Here's how.

Tip: Reverse Your Romanian Deadlift

Use this exercise to ingrain a good hip hinge, make your lower back feel better, and build a bigger deadlift.

Tip: The Inverse Squat

Squat backwards to build stability and strength. Here's how.

The Suicide Grip: Dangerous or Smart?

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.

Tip: The False-Grip Overhead Press

A thumbless grip can help you prevent or work around shoulder issues. Here's how to do it safely and effectively.

Tip: The Safe Way to Bench on a Smith Machine

Yes, the evil Smith machine can help you build your chest, but only if you use it wisely. Here's the trick.