Tired of relying on a personal trainer? Learn to write your own workouts. Get the hang of exercise order, rest intervals, recovery, and special methods for muscle growth. Here's how it works.
The smart lifter’s guide to writing the best training program for his needs and goals. Check it out.
Forget about traditional sets and reps. This method works better and can be used for strength or hypertrophy. Get the programs here.
If your main goal is to build big muscles, this is a must read. Check it out.
Four smart rep schemes you can apply to almost any workout.
Everyone thought mixing peanut butter with chocolate was crazy, but it turned out it was more than right. Now, Chad wants to mix light load training with heavy training because it's the quickest way to pack on muscle. Genius, or just another peanut-butter cup wannabe? You decide.
Thibs lists five reasons why you're not growing (not including the fact that your workout consists of 5 minutes on the Thigh Master you found in your mom's closet). Oh yeah, he also gives some pretty cool quick fixes.
If you understand your opponent, you can manipulate him and win the battle. Similarly, if you understand why weight lifting builds muscles, you can control those babies and make them do your bidding. Muscle Master Christian tells you how.
The tried and true workout program that builds muscle, burns fat, and busts plateaus.
Heavy lifting, volume work, and constant tension. Here’s how to program them all for maximum hypertrophy.
Our most fundamental belief concerning weight lifting may be wrong. It could very well be that we have it backwards. Let the controversy begin!
Christian Thibaudeau's transformation from dud to stud put him on the map. Looking back, he'd do things a whole lot differently and a whole lot better. Check it out.
Most people shouldn't even try it. It's not for them. It very likely isn't for you. You can't handle it. Check it out anyway.
More exercises from Christian that you probably never tried before. Each is terrifically effective and each is guaranteed to make your fellow gym rats assume youre some sort of mad scientist slash exercise physiologist.
Want more muscle? Here's your plan. Do this for the next 30 days and grow. Get the program here.
Everthing you need to know about effective shoulder training. Check out this guide.
This article contains so many training concepts and ideas that it'll likely keep your workouts fresh and productive for months to come. This is one you'll want to print out and save.
The real Master Blaster explains the right way to do step ups, how to develop a powerful neck, and the correct rep range for building up the hamstrings, in addition to introducing wild and wooly "shock effect" training.
Nothing beats the basic compound movements, but sometimes you need specialize or work around a problem. These exercises will help you out.
Didn't it seem that the bodybuilders of yesteryear had bigger chests? (We're talking chest circumference here and not pec size, mind you.) Ellington thinks so and he knows why - it was all due to the all-but-lost art of ribcage expansion.
It takes more than just “eating less and exercising more” to reach single-digit body fat. Check out these advanced fat loss strategies.
Is it possible to build muscle and improve your athletic performance at the same time? Yes. Here's how it's done.
How many reps can you do for two alternating exercises in 15 minutes? This is just a taste of how escalating density training works. It’s a brutal, but fun way to build muscle and improve conditioning.
Let’s tackle several different training approaches and explain why they work and when they're optimal to use.
A simple workout plan for size and strength. Nothing fancy, just fast results.