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Tip: Is Variety More Important Than Intensity?

Doing lots of different exercises is more important than changing up sets and reps according to new research. Take a look.

10 Lessons from the Strength Legends

To make progress, look to the past. Here are the best training and lifestyle lessons from legendary bodybuilders, strongmen, and coaches.

Death to Strength Standards!

The next time someone tells you that a person your size should be able to lift a certain amount, tell them to shove it. Here's why.

Tip: Look Worse to Look Better

No, you don't have to gain a ton of fat to build muscle, but you do need to be realistic. Here's a little reality check.

5 Reasons You've Stopped Building Muscle

Has your muscle growth slowed down or come to a complete standstill? Here's how to get growing again.

Tip: Should You Do a Show?

Ready to get nearly naked and step onto the competitive stage? Probably not. Here's why.

Tip: The Athlete's Back Exercise

This row variation is a great back-builder, it's easy on the lower back, and it's highly functional for athletes. Check it out.

Tip: You're Still Too Fat

Don't worry, I was too. What I needed was some tough love. Here's what worked for me.

28 Days of Gains: A Realistic Case Study

How much muscle can a natural, experienced lifter gain in 4 weeks? Can he lose fat at the same time? This coach decided to find out.

The Best Damn Workout Plan for Natural Lifters, Part 2

Not using drugs? Then stop training like someone who is. Here's how to milk your training for all its worth when taking the natural route.

Tip: The PPL Training Split

If your goal is hypertrophy, this is one of the smartest splits to follow. Here's why and how to set it up.

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.

Painful Advice Every Lifter Needs to Hear

Listen up. The training and diet advice in this article will be tough to hear. It might even make you mad. But it will definitely make you better.

Tip: Joe Weider Killed My Gains

The Father of Bodybuilding, as he called himself, did a lot of great things for weightlifting, but he also lead a lot of people astray.

Tip: Fitness Gone Too Far

When does lifting, dieting, and competition go from healthy to detrimental? Well, here are a few signs.

What You Can Learn From Instagram Booty Chicks

Glutes are all the rage on social media. But do the exercises we see actually work, or are they just part of the spectacle? Here's a breakdown.

How Not to Lose Your Gains

We all have to take time off at some point. So how much size and strength will it cost you? Here's what science says.

Tip: Cardio, Carbs and the Goldilocks Zone

Your body wants to be in either an anabolic or catabolic state. Here's how to balance cardio, diet, and lifting for better body composition.

The Dark Side of Fitness

Being lean, strong, and muscular is awesome. But can the pursuit of fitness take a bad turn down a dark path? Yep. Watch for these signs.

Tip: The Right Reps for the Right Equipment

Choose rep ranges like this to organize your training for better gains.

Tip: Unbalanced Training for Bodybuilding

Balanced training is great for beginners, but not so much for the experienced lifter. Here's why.

Tip: The Most Complete Biceps Exercise

This curl variation nails every fiber of the biceps in one movement. Check it out.

Tip: Stop Worrying About Being Over 40

Should you change how you train after the age of 40 or so? Maybe you just need a change in mindset instead.

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: High-Rep Failure Training for Growth

Want to get bigger? Finish off your workout with one of these set-rep schemes.