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Tip: How to Build Quads With Just Bodyweight

No weights, no worries. Slide this tougher-than-it-looks exercise into your next leg day. Works great as a finisher too.

Tip: The Cure for Spaghetti Hamstrings

This exercise looks pretty easy. It's not.

Heavy Weights and Skin-Splitting Pumps

If you combine heavy weights and a pump, your muscles have no choice but to get bigger and stronger. Here are 5 proven ways to do it.

Tip: The Tall Guy Squat

Are you long-limbed and lanky? This should be your go-to squat variation.

Tip: Triceps Training – The Missing Angle

You need some direct work to maximally strengthen the triceps. Here's the angle most people miss, which leaves some strength on the table.

Core Training for Big, Heavy Dudes

Big and tall guys have lousy leverages. They need to do core exercises tailored to their size. Check these out.

Tip: The Missing Exercise for Pumped Pecs

Bench presses and push-ups are great, but they don't strengthen the entire chest. Here's what to add to chest day.

Overload Chest Training: 7 New Exercises

You can lower more weight than you can lift. Here are 7 unique exercises that take advantage of that fact and shock your chest into growing.

Tip: ACTN3 – The Muscle Gene

Here's what you need to know about this tricky gene and its variants.

Tip: Don't Add Weight to Your Pull-Ups

So you can do 8 decent pull-ups. Big deal. You're still not ready to do the weighted version. Do these instead.

Tip: A Better Way to Calculate Body Fat Percentage?

Science gives us a new way to figure out how much fat we're carrying. All you need is a tape measure. But is it any better than BMI?

Rippetoe Goes Off

Rip has a few questions for you about unilateral exercises, imbalances, exercise variety, and why you're such a wussy.

The Problem With Heavy Weights

Sounds like blasphemy, but chasing numbers on the bar can sometimes wreck your gains. Here's why, plus four ways to fix the problem.

Tip: The 4 Things That Trigger Muscle Growth

Sadly, many lifters only know about a couple of these. Here's a quick hypertrophy refresher course.

Tip: Good and Bad Barbell Rows

Great exercise, but are you making these common mistakes?

The Isolation Exercise Checklist

Just doing the big basic exercises leaves lots of gaps in your development. Here's how to target those muscles that the basics don't touch.

The Hardgainer Prescription

Some people really do have a genetic disadvantage when it comes to muscle growth. Here's why and exactly what to do to fight it.

Tip: The Truth About Inflammation and Healing

Most of what we do today to heal minor injuries and relieve soreness is actually delaying healing and maybe even muscle growth. Info here.

Tip: Science Reveals the Best Workout Split

Finally, a study that compares split routines with whole-body routines to show which one leads to more muscle.

Tip: Bigger Forearms in 3 Minutes per Week

Do this quick routine once per week and you'll be shocked by your newfound gains.

Tip: A Different Way to Bench Press

Save your joints and recover faster with this bench press variation.

The 4 Dumbest Things Beginners Do

Newbies often waste their first year or two of training. They should be taking advantage of this magical time. Here's what to avoid and what to do instead.

Tip: A Much Better Way to Upright Row

Replace the barbell and you'll stimulate more growth and keep your wrists and shoulders healthier. Here's how.

Tip: The Upper/Lower Split: Pros and Cons

This is a better option than the traditional bro-split you see many people using, but it does have its drawbacks. Info here.