Pro bodybuilders, hot fitness chicks, strongmen, and even powerlifters sometimes use the Smith machine. Here's why.
Experts say crunches are worthless and bad for the back. Are they right? Here’s the real science.
The modern lifter is being a pantywaist... and he doesn't even realize it. He needs a kick in the butt. Here it is.
IFBB pro Amit Sapir condenses over 20 years of training knowledge into 10 tips for novices and 10 tips for advanced lifters.
Ten things you should be doing to reach your size and strength goals.
Chances are, your hamstrings are lagging. That’s because you need more than machine hamstring curls to build them. Check out these better exercises.
Everyone thinks about upper traps, but not lower. That's too bad because the lower traps are crucial for proper movement, strength, and symmetry. Here's how to train them.
Strong. Fast. Agile. Crank up your awesomeness with this simple, challenging workout strategy.
What’s better, total body training or an upper-lower body split? Both work, and even though it sounds weird, you can actually combine the two methods. Here’s how.
Let's cut the bullshit and get to the brass tacks. For decades, men built slabs of muscle with simple, three day-per-week training programs. They trained their whole bodies in one brief workout session and they grew big and strong. Scoff all you want, but tens of thousands of trainees can't be wrong.
To train the core musculature properly, you need to do the right exercises at the right time. Here's your complete guide.
Add slabs of muscle to your upper back and improve your presses with these unconventional trap exercises.
There's more to sled work than drags. Here's how to build your chest, back, glutes, arms, shoulders, and abs with this simple tool.
A simple but smart plan that blends old-school basics with new-school periodization.
It's the perfect auto-regulatory program: Do as many sets as necessary to hit a total of 25 reps with your 5-6RM. Then drop the resistance and rep out.
Which are better, tough diets and tough workouts or reasonable diets and reasonable workouts? Maybe you need to mix and match a little.
Injured and worried about getting small and weak? Don't sweat it. Here's a plan that will allow you to keep making progress.
Some exercises should go extinct. They do nothing for your strength, health, or hypertrophy. Here's what should take their place.
Choose high-tension exercises for high-testosterone results.
Train for size for a few weeks and then strength. It works better for both goals. Here's why, along with a sample 10-week plan.
Got calves? Probably not. That's because you have to work them every day to get them to grow.
Ecto-mesomorphs: the lean and lanky guys who've built muscle. Here's what they can do to stay on the gain-train.
Most strength coaches will categorize an athlete or client into one of three classes based on their responsiveness to training: easy gainer, hard gainer and average gainer. Let's take a look at each category.
If you're new to bodybuilding, this one is for you. Check it out.
More great training advice for new lifters. Even you crusty vets will learn something. Check it out.