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Tip: Get Sore, Not Sad

Training helps with depression. But what happens when you stop training? Are men and women affected differently? Here's the science.

The Very Best Machine in the Gym

Free weights are usually best, but not always. We asked 6 coaches and pros about their favorite machine and how they like to use it. Check it out.

Tip: DOMS Isn't Caused By What You Think

Delayed onset muscle soreness can interfere with how much weight you can lift, and traditional methods do nothing to help it. Here's what will.

Tip: Supersize Your Weight Stack

Here's a nifty trick that lets you easily slap on 10, 25, or 35 pounds to a cable weight stack.

Tip: The Best Machine for Biceps

Use this machine along with mechanical drop sets to ignite new muscle growth.

Tip: The Silly-Looking Exercise Your Glutes Need

This exercise will boost your deadlift and build your flat butt... but it looks weird. Who cares? Be weird.

5 Proven Ways to Keep the Muscle Coming

For 20 years, this coach has tested just about every muscle-building method out there. Here are his top five tips for gains.

Tip: A Different Way to Do Pulldowns

Finish off your back day with this unique variation for complete back development.

The Best Reps for Size and Strength

Certain muscles respond much better to specific rep schemes. Here's how many reps to do for back, quads, chest, shoulders, and more.

Tip: A New Way to Row

Get greater activation of the lats and upper back with this exercise variation.

Tip: Build Your Shoulders. Don't Destroy Them.

Stop doing lateral raises and upright rows wrong. It could be what's wrecking your shoulder health.

Training Programs Are For Newbies

Following a program isn't realistic or even smart for many experienced lifters. At a certain point, you'll probably want to go “program-free.” Here's how.

When Should I Change My Training?

Change up your workouts or you'll stop making progress. But change them too often and you'll never get good. Here's how to find the balance.

Tip: Rest-Pause for Size & Strength

This training method not only works fast, it's also extremely satisfying if you like heavy weights. Check it out.

Tip: 3 Ways to Master the Mind-Muscle Connection

Get more muscle growth with internal focus of attention. Here's how.

Tip: Do 10-Plus Reps for Upper Back

Here's why you should train upper back often and with higher reps, along with the best exercise choices.

Tip: Want Bigger Quads? Do High Reps.

There's a time to go big or go home, but not for quadriceps isolation. Here's why.

The 5 Most Worthless Exercises of All Time

Most exercises have value if you do them correctly. But not these. Hope you're not doing any of them.

Tip: Gains Stopped? Do Less, Not More

A new study shows the shocking effects of overtraining. Check this out.

Tip: Adaptive Resistance: What You Need to Know

Is it time for you to dump a favorite exercise and switch it for something new? Answer these three questions and you'll know.

6 Lifting Principles You Can't Ignore

If every lifter understood and followed these 6 truths about training, there'd be no more complaints about not being able to grow.

The Metabolic Color System

Are your workouts red, yellow, or green? You need a balance if you want to build muscle or lose fat. What does that mean? Read this.

Tip: Avoid Broken Paperclip Syndrome

Here's a simple way to remember to add some variety to your training.

The Bodyweight Workout for Big Guys

Big? Check! Strong? Check! Now it's time to move like an athlete, ramp up your conditioning, and feel incredible. Here's exactly how to do it.

6 Mistakes Women Are Still Making in the Gym

Women today are kicking butt in the gym... for the most part. But some are still making the same old mistakes, and a few new ones. Here they are.