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The Overlooked Key to Muscle Growth

Lifters who want to build muscular size get overly fixated on lifting heavy. There are better, faster ways to get bigger.

The Perfect Workout Checklist

Common sense and dirty tricks combine for the perfect workout checklist. Which important steps are you missing?

The Return of German Volume Training

GVT works, if you can handle it. Here are the pros and cons.

The Smartest Training Split

Hardly anyone applies any reasoning to their training splits. Here's one that makes sense and guarantees progress.

The Top 10 Unilateral Exercises

Double your muscle building by working one limb at a time? What'chu talkin' 'bout, Wilis?

The Truth for Tall Lifters

Hey, tall guy, you know all those lifting rules that apply to short people - the ones that got no reason to live? They don't apply to you.

The Z Press: Advanced Overhead Pressing

The Z Press is much harder than the overhead press and it will expose any weaknesses you might have. Here’s how to do it.

Tip: 3 Reasons Trap Bar Deadlifts Are King

For non-powerlifters, trap bar deads beat the pants off the barbell variation. Here's why.

Tip: 35 Unbroken Push-Ups... or You Suck

Can you do it? Can you do it with good form? Here's why you need to be able to, plus an awesome bodyweight challenge.

Tip: 4 + 2 for Strength Gains

Here's a challenging, but smart way to build strength fast.

Tip: 4 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

Your honest answers to these questions are more important to your lifting success than any specific program or diet. Check 'em out.

Tip: 5 Push-Up Variations for Strong Guys

Push-ups should remain a staple exercise for you, even if you're past the newbie stage. Here are five variations for advanced lifters.

Tip: A Better Way to Hip Thrust

It's one of the best exercises for pure glute gains and posterior strength. Here's how to make it even better.

Tip: A Better Way to Split Squat

Make one simple modification and you'll get better results. Check it out.

Tip: A New Variation on Seated Rows

Make this simple adjustment to really target the lats instead of the upper back. You'll get an unearthly pump!

Tip: A Really Bad Deadlift Habit

People think it improves hip drive and hits the glutes. What it really does is set you up for injury. Info here.

Tip: A Workaround for Cranky Joints

Add this handy lifting accessory to your pressing exercises to make your banged up shoulders, elbows, and wrists feel better.

Tip: Are Online Coaches Worth It?

Some are, some aren't. Here's what to look for.

Tip: Bench Dips Are Bad News

These will wreck your shoulder joints. Here's why, plus a better option.

Tip: Better Than Dumbbell Flyes

Flyes are fine, but make this change and you'll build much better pecs.

Tip: Build Better Lats With Cables

In this case, a machine is better than free weights. Check this out.

Tip: Build Your Lats With These Two Techniques

Use these strategies to make gains and perfect your pull-ups. Here's how.

Tip: Compound Chest Training

Double down on those puny pecs and force them to grow. Here's how.

Tip: Ditch the Leg Press

Most lifters use the leg press as a substitute for the squat when their backs hurt. Not smart. Here's what to do instead.

Tip: Do 10-Plus Reps for Upper Back

Here's why you should train upper back often and with higher reps, along with the best exercise choices.