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The Truth About Belts, Lifting Shoes, and Straps

Do you use straps, Olympic lifting shoes, or a belt? Should you be using them? Here's how to know.

Tip: Do Your Workout Backwards

Tomorrow, do your workout as planned but reverse the order of the exercises. Here's why.

The Best Way to Build Your Butt

What's the best way to build strong glutes that also make every jaw in the gym drop? We ask the experts.

Tip: A New Way To Use a Trap Bar

Build your lats, delts, chest, triceps, and abs at the same time. Here's how.

Fail: Pro Bodybuilding and Big Guts

Many pro bodybuilders look pregnant. It's like they've got a six pack stretched over a keg. How does this happen? That question, answered.

Tip: Squat This Far Down for Best Results

Looks like partials aren’t so bad after all. Here’s how and why you should start adding them to your squats.

The 6 Toughest Drop Set Workouts

Regular lifters do regular sets. Ambitious lifters do drop sets. Crazy mothers do mechanical drop sets. Be a crazy mother. Here's how.

Tip: How to Train Your Calves Without a Machine

Here's how to hit your calves in your home gym without having to buy a calf machine.

Tip: What You Don't Know About Overtraining

Are you overtraining? That depends a lot on one important factor. Check it out.

Tip: A Better, Stricter Way to Barbell Row

Better results, less risk of injury. Try this unique and effective back exercise.

Tip: The Best Arm Exercises for Long-Armed Lifters

If you have long arms, it's tougher to build biceps and triceps. Use these exercises to bring them up.

10 Things You Gotta Try at Least Once

What's one thing every lifter should try in his or her lifting career? We ask the pros and experts. Check out their list.

The 5 Ab Exercises You're Doing Wrong

These are great ab exercises, if you do them right. Here's how most people screw them up and how to do them correctly.

These 3 Exercises Are a Waste of Time

These exercises really don't work, and some even lead to injury. Here's why, plus some more effective alternatives.

Tip: Build A Sufficient Base Of Strength

Even if you're just after a beach body, you need to build your foundation. Here are a few metrics to aim for.

5 New Ways to Build Big, Healthy Shoulders

Presses and lateral raises, presses and lateral raises. That's all anybody ever does for shoulders. Time to shake things up. Here's how.

Tip: Ball-Freezing Ice Baths: Worth It?

Do ice baths help with workout recovery? Are they better than contrast showers? That info and more here.

Tip: 7 Things Smart Lifters Know

Experienced lifters learned these things by making mistakes. Read this so you won't have to make the same ones.

Stressed? Train Like This, Make Gains

Consistency is good. But consistent lifting paired with life stress will halt your progress. Here's how to train so you can still make gains.

Tip: Thibaudeau vs. Kidney Damage

Here's how Coach Thibaudeau fought back, took control of his health, and still managed to get stronger and leaner.

Arm Training for Natural Lifters

Not genetically blessed? Not a friend of the needle? Then you have to be smarter about your biceps and triceps training. Here's what to do.

Tip: Boost Workout Recovery in the Shower

Do cold showers really speed workout recovery? Dr. Waterbury tested out a specific way of doing it. Here's what happened.

Bodybuilding for Strength Athletes

You won't continue making strength gains unless you're making some size gains too. Bring up your lifts by building more muscle. Here's the plan.

Tip: 5 Rules For Training Success

From training to nutrition, pro bodybuilder and record-holding powerlifter Amit Sapir lists his top five tips for gains.

Simple But Brutal: The Workout Plan

Make it easier to build muscle by doing brutally hard things, like 20-rep squats. Here's your complete 6-week plan.