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.
A simple but smart plan that blends old-school basics with new-school periodization.
Christian Thibaudeau lays out his seven most effective tips for getting big, getting strong and performing better.
Build your back and prevent strength imbalances. Here’s everything you need to know.
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.
Strong glutes make strong lifters... and sexy ones too. Here's how to get yours in gear.
A test for know-it-alls and those who think they do.
Band training for accommodating resistance, variable resistance, and max acceleration.
Break Out of the Rep Range Rut!
Strength coach Ian King lists his top exercises for building mass. Are you doing them all?
The program is simple, the workouts are short, and the results are fantastic. The catch? It’s also brutally hard. Check it out.
My bodybuilding training includes a bit more heavy lifting than most "regular" bodybuilding programs, and as such will lead to some significant strength gains.
In this last installment of this series, I want to give you a quick three-week physical peaking routine designed to help you gain some more muscle while increasing muscle density. You should also be able to lose more fat in this stage.
Replace some of your usual exercises with the ones here. Mix things up and start making progress again.
If you're stuck in a rut and you've been training for more than a year, this program will induce appreciable strength and size gains.
There's nothing more frustrating than committing to a training program that doesn't pan out. This is equally true for an athlete who might work hard yet still falls short of his expectations and the strength coach whose biggest satisfaction comes from the great strides his athletes make.
Single-leg exercise options to help you achieve all your strength and physique goals. Check ’em out.
Average shoulders are easy. Any lifting will make them look okay. But truly impressive shoulders are harder to get. You need this plan.
Try a few of these little-used, but extremely effective exercises and break out of your training rut.
Get ready to mutate, in a good way. Here’s weeks 4-6 of a Coach Thibaudeau’s 12-week transformation plan.
What if you only had one dumbbell to train with? Actually, you’d get a great workout if you followed this plan. Check it out.
A new way to use isometric training for size and strength.
Skinny? Interested in packing on muscle mass and having the strength to back it up? This program is for you.
A new exercise is mentally stimulating. It turns your brain on, excites the nervous system and breaks you out of the training blahs. Try these out.
Ready to undergo a major mutation of body composition? Here are weeks one through three of your next big transformation.