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Tip: Straps, Thick Grips, and 40-Second Wrist Curls

The pros and cons of straps, how to really train your grip and forearms, and more.

Tip: Sledgehammer Arm Training

To really build your forearms you need more than a few wrist curls. Add these sledgehammer exercises to your workouts.

Push and Drag Your Butt Into Shape

No other piece of equipment gives the same bang for your buck as the weight sled or Prowler. Here are five new ways to use it.

The 3 Stages of Real Strength Training

Getting strong requires brutality and smart volume management. Here are the three stages you must complete, along with simple workouts to follow.

The Reverse Method

Take it easier on your joints and blast through your sticking points with this technique. You'll wish you'd started doing it sooner.

Tip: The 3 Kinds of Grip Strength

Here's how to train all three types for maximal gains in hand strength and forearm size.

Tip: Hit the Right Squat Depth

Know the difference between partials, proper depth, and dreaded butt wink. Here's your guide.

The Primary Pattern Workout Plan

Train each of four primary lifting patterns every workout, then choose two optional exercises. Simple and effective. Here's how to set it up.

Tip: The 1.5 Method for Squats

Use this method to build your quads and improve the bottom position of your squat.

Tip: Two Tips for Perfect Deadlifts

These simple cues will make your deadlift feel awesome, keep you safer, and help you pull more weight.

Tip: How to Get More Gains on Back Day

Follow this simple rule and get better results from your pulling exercises.

Tip: Consistency Beats Intensity

When it comes to training or diet, consistency is key. Here's why and what to do if you have to miss a workout.

Bulletproof Your Lower Back

Want to build a strong, pain-free lower back? Here's your guide.

Tip: Pain vs. Discomfort vs. Progress

A smart lifter knows he has to get out of his comfort zone, but the wise lifter also knows to avoid pain. Here's the difference.

13 Tricks for Perfect Exercise Form

The right cue or prompt can make any exercise feel absolutely right. Here are 13 you need to know.

Tip: The Worst Time to Stretch

Here's when to stretch for best results, plus an overview of the targeted dynamic warm-up method.

Tip: Track Your Results or You Won't Get Results

Newbies and lifters who can't make gains anymore have something in common. Take a look.

Tip: Warm Up Fast and Kill It

Turn on your nervous system, increase core temp, get mobile, and kill your workout. Here's how.

The 5 Bad Habits of Weak Lifters

Sometimes success involves studying the habits of unsuccessful people and then doing the opposite. Here are five of their bad training habits.

Tip: Build Explosive Power With This Piece of Crap

This much-maligned piece of gym equipment can do something no other machine can do. Check this out.

Tip: The Pros and Cons Lifting Belts

Will using a lifting belt really weaken your core? Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Everything Works, But Only For So Long

Here's how to find the right balance between the big basics and exercise variety to stimulate fresh gains.

The Most Efficient Warm-Ups, Period

If your warm-up takes more than 15 minutes, you're doing it wrong. Here's how to get fired up for training, fast.

6 Signs You Need to Change Exercises

Don't let yourself become immune to training. Here's how to tell when you need to change things up, plus some smart ways to do it.