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Limiting Factors

Here are 5 reasons why you're still a weenie. There are probably a bunch more, but we didn't think your ego could handle that many at once.

Master the Kettlebell Swing

Learn to hip hinge and you'll automatically get better at deadlifts, squats and your sport. The secret? You gotta swing a kettlebell.

Much Ado About Deadlifting

Don't overcomplicate it. Fix your weak points and perfect your form so that you can pull heavy barbells off the ground. Here's what to do.

My Shoulder Hurts: The Finest Whine

Want healthy shoulders? Rethink your overhead pressing, bench to chin-up ratio, spinal mobility, and more. Here's how to find the culprit and fix it.

Nutrition For Newbies

Ten basic, but often ignored, eating guidelines guaranteed to improve your body composition and fuel your workouts.

Program Design for Dummies

Did you design your own workout plan? Well it's probably missing a few things. Here's how to kill your weaknesses, fix imbalances, and beef up those chicken legs.

Pull-Throughs For Elite Strength

Figure competitors and guys who squat 900 pounds have something in common. They use cable pull-throughs to build great posterior chains. Here's how.

Soft Tissue Work for Tough Guys

Think foam rolling hurts? Try using a tennis ball on trigger points. Here’s how.

Squat Like You Mean It

If you ain't squatting deep, you're just taking up space in our power rack. Here's what you need to get low.

Squatmeggedon - All Things Squatting

There's more to squatting than just getting under a heavy bar and popping a couple of blood vessels in your eye. Here are a few little-known variations of the king of lifts.

Strengthen Your "Secret" Deadlift Muscles

Pulling big weights requires getting strong in a lot of supporting muscles, starting with the upper and mid back.

Strong Traps, Healthy Shoulders

Everyone does shrugs for traps, but that's the worst exercise choice for some people. Here's how to train traps and keep your shoulders healthy.

Stuff You Should Be Doing, But Aren't

It’s the nagging stuff you probably know you need to do. You just haven’t been TOLD to do it yet. Start here, then get to work.

Take Your Deadlift From Suck to Sick

Everybody loves the deadlift, yet so few lifters can pull respectable weight. This article has a few lesser-known tips to help change all that.

The 2008 Alphabet of Manliness

From A to Z, Tony G's got some ideas about every bodybuilding, diet, and performance topic you can think of, not to mention some appealing notions about hottie Kate Beckinsale. A very cool, fun, and informative article.

The 5 Worst Types of Trainers

Like any occupation, the fitness biz has its share of morons and downright delusional characters. Here's how to spot them.

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Tips for Heavier Pulls

Nothing gets you more jacked (mentally and physically) than pulling eight plates or more off the ground.

The New Alphabet of Manliness

A collection of the most masculine terms, phrases, concepts, and miscellaneous tidbits. But read it at your own risk because it may make you spontaneously grow a beard.

The Pros and Cons of Percentage Training

Many popular strength programs are based on percentages of your one rep max. Sometimes that's good. Sometimes it's bad. Here's why.

The Rule of 90%

Here’s why everyone should consistently do lifts at or above 90% of their 1RM.

The Squat 4 Times Per Week Experiment

A strength coach decides to throw the rules out the window and do high-frequency squatting. Here’s what happened.

The Strong and Ripped Program

Get focused, burn fat, build muscle, and train like someone who's serious about getting results. Don't have a program? Use this.

The Truth About Overhead Pressing

Overhead pressing is awesome... for some people. For others, the landmine press will build bigger delts.

Tip: A Better Way to Row

Build a bigger back with this new twist on the seated row. Take a look.

Tip: A New Way to Build Your Traps

Not only will this exercise strengthen your traps, it'll also keep your shoulders healthy. Check it out.