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Traps Are the New Abs

Every skinny, weak guy has abs. Big deal. Traps are the true sign of strength. Here's how to make yours huge.

Tip: Your Shrugs Are Too Heavy

Set your ego aside, use better technique, and build traps so big they impair your hearing. Here's how.

Tip: Your Hatred of the Smith Machine is Dumb

Pro bodybuilders, hot fitness chicks, strongmen, and even powerlifters sometimes use the Smith machine. Here's why.

Tip: You're Still Too Fat

Don't worry, I was too. What I needed was some tough love. Here's what worked for me.

Tip: Use Conditioning to Build Muscle

Hey meathead, if you're not accustomed to raising your heart rate, get started with one of these options.

Tip: The Very Best Way to Row

There are two ways to row: super strict or super cheated. Both are incorrect! Here's how to actually row right for gains.

Tip: The Truth About Progressive Overload

Sure, try to add more weight to the bar, but understand that it has its limits, and it's not that great for building mass. Here's why.

Tip: The Total Back Exercise

If you want a big back and a scary deadlift, this should be a staple in your lifting program. Check it out.

Tip: The Sad Truth About the Bench Press

The world's favorite chest exercise isn't that great at building the pecs. Here's why, plus some better exercise choices.

Tip: The Other Exercise You Need to Bench Big

If your goal is a big bench press, this exercise is essential. Check it out.

Tip: The Only Real Fat Loss Workout

What's the best training plan for getting shredded? Okay, you asked for it.

Tip: The Deadlift Isn't Enough

Yes, the deadlift is awesome, but it's not so great for hypertrophy. Here's why, plus a better option for size gains.

Tip: The Biggest Mistake Lifters Make

If your main goal right now is to build strength, avoid this common mistake.

Tip: The Biceps Exercise for Powerlifters

Yes, you need more than the big three, especially to prevent elbow pain. Add this exercise to your program now.

Tip: The Back-Off Chin-Up Workout

The fastest way to boost your chin-up strength. Check it out.

Tip: The 8-15-25 Chest Workout

Take a break from the barbell and try this for size and strength gains.

Tip: Take the 15-Minute Chin-Up Test

Build your biceps (finally!) with this progressive weekly workout.

Tip: Strengthen Your Erectors

Prevent injury and boost your big lifts by directly training these muscles. Here's how.

Tip: Stop Sabotaging Yourself on Weekends

Three tips to help keep you from blowing your fat-loss diet every Saturday and Sunday. You know who you are!

Tip: Stop Maxing Out for No Damn Reason

If you're not a powerlifter, or it's not the right time in your training cycle, then going for a PR is just plain dumb. Here's why.

Tip: Stop Making That Face

Psyching yourself up to lift can wreck your CNS and increase cortisol. Here's why.

Tip: Stop Doing Excess Cardio

If you "have to" do tons of cardio to stay lean, your diet sucks. Here's a little reality check.

Tip: Stop Disregarding the Importance of Sleep

Lack of sleep makes you fatter and even leads to muscle loss, regardless of diet. Check this out.

Tip: Smash Plateaus With One Simple Trick

If your fat loss, muscle gains, or strength gains have stalled out, this important lesson is for you.

Tip: Should I Bulk or Cut First?

Every lifter asks this question.