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The Perfect 6-Minute Warm-Up

Don't waste all your training time warming up. But don't skip the warm-up either. Get primed to lift in just 6 minutes. Here's how.

The Posture Cure

What's the point of training if you're always hunched over and hiding your gains? Straighten up to look as strong as you actually are. Here's how.

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.

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.

The Top 3 Mobility Exercises for Lifters

There are tons of trendy mobility drills and correctives. But lifters need to target the hips, shoulders, and spine the most. Do these and feel awesome.

The Truth About Belts, Lifting Shoes, and Straps

Do you use straps, Olympic lifting shoes, or a belt? Should you be using them? Here's how to know.

The Truth About Direct Arm Training

Many functional training zealots will tell you there's no need to train the biceps and triceps directly. Here's why they're wrong... and kinda puny.

These 3 Exercises Are a Waste of Time

These exercises really don't work, and some even lead to injury. Here's why, plus some more effective alternatives.

Tip: A Back-Friendly Alternative to Bent-Over Rows

You need to be doing more horizontal pulls, but the standard barbell row may be doing more harm than good. Try this instead.

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: A Better Way to Bench

Here's an easy way to make the bench press more shoulder-friendly and just as effective.

Tip: A Better Way to Build Forearms

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

Tip: A Better Way to Lunge

This walking lunge variation triggers more muscle growth while sparing your joints and lower back. Check it out.

Tip: A Better Way to Overhead Press

Many athletes and bodybuilders are dropping the overhead press and replacing it with this safer alternative. Check it out.

Tip: A New Way to Build Wide Delts

Band training is kinda weenie. But adding bands to dumbbells will blow up your delts. Here's exactly how to do it.

Tip: A New Way to Keep Your Shoulders Healthy

Prevent injuries and keep your delts feeling good with this quick exercise you can do anywhere.

Tip: A Simple Way to Boost Total Body Strength

This looks easy, until you try it. Build your grip, strengthen your core, and jack up your heart rate with this exercise.

Tip: A Smarter Way to Build Your Neck & Traps

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

Tip: Accelerate Workout Recovery Two Ways

Lymphatic drainage: Sounds nasty, but it's not. Here's why you need to promote it and a couple of ridiculously easy ways to do it.

Tip: Before Your Leg Workout, Do This Exercise

Perform this exercise before squats, especially if you've been sitting a lot. Your squats will feel great! Check it out.

Tip: Better Than Planks

There's more than one way to use isometrics for core strength. Here's one that beats the boring plank.

Tip: Build Pecs and Tri's, Save Your Shoulders

You don't have to give up pressing just because your shoulders are cranky or you're rehabbing an injury. Just do it like this.

Tip: Build Pecs with the Hex Press

This shoulder-friendly exercise will light up your chest in a whole new way. Take a look.

Tip: Build Quads With Occlusion and Tension

Here's an exercise that ramps up every part of the hypertrophy process for bigger, stronger legs.

Tip: Can't Do This? Then Hold Off on Bench Presses

Pass this relative strength test with flying colors before you bench press. Many people can't, even if they think they can.