Lately there's been much discussion about whether it's more beneficial to do total body training (TBT) or some version of a split system where parts of the body are separated for different workouts.
A simple workout plan for size and strength. Nothing fancy, just fast results.
So you can squat 405 pounds and bench 315. Is that good? Does that make you strong? How do you compare to others? Find out if your lifts are decent, good, or great through Tim Henriques' handy little comparison chart.
You may know the name of a particular exercise, but do you know what the agonists in the movement are? How about the synergists? Hrrummpph! And you call yourself a weightlifter!
The general rule is, if you can lift 200 pounds for 8 reps, then you should be able to do 250 pounds for one rep. Too bad that rule doesn't work for the vast majority of people. Here's a better way.
Tim's "Ah-Ha" moments have to do with the superiority of supersets over combination exercises, working abs first, the proper way to gain weight, debunking the stability ball myth, and a nifty little trick to make sure you're squatting low enough.
Has your bench been stuck so long you've considered loading up the bar to your usual weight and just welding the damn plates on? If that's true, it's time to bust through that pesky plateau.
Never take calf-building advice from guys with naturally huge calves. Instead, seek advice from the guy who had small calves but built them up. Get that advice here.
Ready to go for a new PR in the bench press, squat, or deadlift? How you warm up could make or break your max. Follow these guidelines.
Squats or leg presses? Barbell or Hammer machine? The right answer depends on what you want to get out of your workouts.
Been a while since you've added some plates to the bar? See if you've fallen victim to one of the five deadly strength errors and learn how to fix it.
Think you're strong? Powerlifter Tim Henriques combines CrossFit with serious lifting for the ultimate test of strength and conditioning.
Everybody wants a bench press that gets noticed. Here are three sure-fire programs to get you pushing some serious iron, fast.
It’s a tough job, at least if you do it right. There are three ways to do it. Here are the pros and cons of each.
A simple, methodical way to hit new PRs on all the major lifts in just four weeks.
A fast and effective way to separate the best exercises from the rest of the weak sauce pretenders.
WARNING: Not for beginners! Test your conditioning and courage with any of these 10 brutal challenges.
Coach Henriques has trained hundreds of men and women for strength and muscle gains. Here are his best tips.
Suck at pull-ups? Then it’s time to fix that. Here’s how.
There's a term to describe the overzealous advocates of unilateral movements: small and weak. Here’s why.
To many in the iron world, how much you can deadlift is the ultimate status symbol. Here's a solid three-month plan to get you on the road to deadlifting respect.
Think carb cycling is too damn complicated for real men to follow? Coach Henriques' plan is as simple as it is effective.
Simple adjustments to both your style and speed of training can take you closer to your goals, whether you're an MMA fighter or a powerlifter.
Can you really add a peak to your biceps? Well, you can certainly add some new size if you train the long head. Here’s how.
Being stronger in the basic barbell lifts makes everything else you do in the gym easier. Here’s how to do it.