16 articles

The Smart Lifter's Guide to Rest Periods

Only rank newbies follow strict rest period rules. Experienced lifters learn to use internal cues for best results. Here's why.

Fix Your Metabolism With Weight Training

It's an easy to trap to fall into: poor diet planning combined with too much of the wrong kind of training. Here's how to repair the damage.

The 12 Minute Fix for Abs and Glutes

Work the core, glutes, and even shoulders together while burning loads of body fat in one excruciating exercise sequence.

3 Shoulder Killers to Avoid

Three trendy exercises that wreck your delts and keep your orthopedic surgeon in business. Plus the exercise you need to do to fix your shoulders.

Ditch The Barbell Bench Press

Good benchers often have rotten chest development. The problem? Barbell bench pressing. Here's how to fix it.

The Lessons of Peyton Manning

Manning broke an "unbreakable" record. And the way he did it has plenty of lessons for anyone who wants to build his body.

Explosive Training for Bodybuilders

It might be one of the toughest workouts you'll ever do — and possibly the most beneficial.

Lighter Weights, Bigger Legs

A veteran bodybuilding coach shows you how to lighten up your leg training and get your best results ever.

Overload Your Delts for Explosive Growth

The Master of Muscle shows you how to build shirt-seam-busting shoulders.

Death to Crunching

Ditch the traditional core exercises and try out a few of these athletic moves for stronger abs.

  • Abs
  • Total-Body Arm Training

    Bodybuilding veteran Scott Abel (pictured) has a radical plan to turn arm day into the best fat-burning workout of the week.

    Sodium, Your Secret Weapon

    Here’s why athletes and bodybuilders need more, not less, sodium in their diets to ensure optimal health, performance, and even gains.

    Max Load Training in the Real World

    Scott Abel says that maximum load isn't the same thing as maximum weight and he wonders why most people don't get this. How much you can lift isn't the deciding factor; the deciding factor is how much stress a muscle endures.

    The Ultimate Legs Program

    Scott thinks most quad routines consist of very low volume, too high a load for the individual trainee, and very low reps. Time to break out the puke bucket and embrace sets of 50 and a 100.

    Best of the Best of the Back

    Dorian Yates had a big back, but he trained it wrong. You heard me, wrong. At least that's what Scott Abel says. But you know something? After we read this article, Scott convinced us. We're now doing it the Abel way.

    Hybrid Training: The Prequel

    Scot Abel is a bodybuilding anarchist. He doesn't believe in tempo training, pre-determined rest intervals, back-off weeks, or the fact we have elves in the basement that make Metabolic Drive. What he does believe in is pretty cool, though.