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The 3 Smartest Ways to Train Shoulders

Yes, you can build big strong shoulders without wrecking your joints. Here are three ways to do it.

Tip: Master the Low Cable Row

Build your back and keep your cranky shoulders healthy with this smart row variation. Take a look.

Tip: Improve Thoracic Spine Mobility

Start or finish your workout with these three quick drills and you'll feel awesome.

Tip: Is Dry Needling Right for You?

Treat muscle pain and restore movement with this method. Don't like needles? Don't watch this video!

Mobility is Overrated

Nagging shoulder pain won't suddenly go away if you keep treating it like a mobility issue. Here's the real problem and how to fix it.

Tip: Fix Your Own Running Injuries

How to get rid of the three most common aches and pains you get from running, no doctor required.

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: Do This Exercise FIRST on Back Day

Some of your back muscles are functionally shortened. Doing this movement first will get them ready for smooth, heavy lifting.

Tip: Do This Exercise BEFORE Bench Pressing

Want to bench more weight with fewer risks of injury? "Prime" your pushing muscles with a few sets of this.

Tip: Test Your Grip Strength!

If you can't pass this test, then your grip is not only weak sauce, your elbows will start to give you problems too.

Tip: The Best Lunge for Hard Glutes and Pain-Free Knees

Not only will this lunge variation work better on your saggy ass, it's also safer on the knees. Here's exactly how to do it.

5 Primer Exercises to Boost Your Big Lifts

Do these exercises before you squat, bench, or deadlift and you'll not only lift more weight, your movements will be smooth, sexy, and pain free.

Tip: Try Blood Flow Restriction Training

Popular with hardcore bodybuilders, this method can also be used if you're rehabbing. 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: Foam Roll AFTER Training For Fast Recovery

Soft tissue work on the roller is okay before workouts, but it's best done after training. Here's why.

The Absolute Best and Worst Therapy Methods

Four of these rehab methods are great... and two are wasting your money. Here's what works and what doesn't. Bonus: Videos of the best techniques!

Tip: Improve Your Tempo on Pull-Ups

If your goal is to build more muscle, use this tempo prescription to get better results.

4 Things to Do AFTER Lifting to Boost Gains

After training you have a 5-15 minute window of opportunity to greatly accelerate recovery and overall progress. Here's exactly what to do.

Tip: Replace the Abdominal Side Bend

There's a better option. Check it out here.

The Missing CrossFit Exercise

CrossFit-style training is asymmetrical and incomplete, and people are paying the price with injuries. Here's how they can fix it.

Tip: Prevent Knee Injuries With Proper Tracking

For squats and lunges, pay attention to your pinky toe. Really. Here's why.

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.

Foam Rolling Facts and Fiction

Stop violating your foam roller! If you're going to use it, use it at the right time and for the right reason. Get the facts.

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.

Tip: Do the Rack Pull and Chin-Up Superset

This challenging back builder combines compression and decompression exercises for max results. Here's how to do it.