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Tip: How to Make the Most Newbie Gains

New to lifting? Here are some common mistakes to avoid and a simple plan for getting strong.

Tip: Reverse Your Romanian Deadlift

Use this exercise to ingrain a good hip hinge, make your lower back feel better, and build a bigger deadlift.

Tip: The Inverse Squat

Squat backwards to build stability and strength. Here's how.

The Suicide Grip: Dangerous or Smart?

A thumbless grip is scary to lifters who don't know how to do it, but it can be used safely. In fact, it's better for your shoulders. Here's why.

The 8 Rules of Maximal Strength

Here's how to be the strongest person in your gym. The catch? You'll also have to be smart about your training. Follow these rules.

Tip: 25 Ways to Smash Strength Plateaus

Can't seem to add another 5 pounds to your bench press? Squat or deadlift stuck? Try one of these proven methods.

Lifting 3 Days a Week Is Best

Training three days a week allows for greater frequency, better recovery, and better compliance. Here's why it works and how to build a program.

Tip: For Strength, Simplify Your Workout

To get strong, take the minimalist approach. Here's why.

Tip: 4 Technique Fixers for Strength Gains

There's nothing dumber than trying to get stronger without first getting your technique right. Follow these handy guidelines.

Tip: The Biggest Mistake Lifters Make

If your main goal right now is to build strength, avoid this common mistake.

The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns

To build strength and muscle, as well as avoid injuries, you must train all six patterns. Does your program include them all?

Tip: Attack the Bar Violently

Build strength and set new personal records using compensatory acceleration training. Here's how.

Tip: Find Your Every-Day Max

Use your EDM as the foundation for planning your workouts. Here's why.

Tip: For Maximal Strength, Periodize Your Training

Only newbies can bring up every lift at the same time. Once you get stronger, you'll have to get smarter. Here's how.

Tip: Body-Build to Keep Strength Gains Coming

Hypertrophy training should always be a part of your plan, even if your primary goal is strength. Here's why.

Tip: Fix This Common Deadlifting Mistake

Many people are unaware they're doing this. Check it out.

Tip: The Number One Thing That Needs to Change

The longer you've been lifting hard, the more this advice applies.

Tip: Young vs. Old: Who Wins?

A surprising study looks at the recovery rates of 20-somethings vs. 40-somethings.

8 Things You're Not Supposed to Do... That Work

Sometimes the rules need to be rewritten. Here are eight supposedly wrong things that work great for these experts.

A Fatal Mistake in Size Training

Most training programs focus on adding weight to the bar, but the best way to add muscle is to focus on volume. Here why and how to do it.

Tip: Should You Auto-Regulate Your Training?

What's best, sticking to your program no matter what, or mixing it up based on how you feel that day? Here's what science says.

Tip: German Volume Training Fizzles Out

A new study shows that GVT, 10 sets of 10, doesn't work as well as another set/rep scheme.

Tip: Are You Strong Enough to Build Muscle?

Whether you're a newbie or an advanced bodybuilder, here's why you need to reinforce your strength base.

Better Than Regular Squats

Five reasons why this type of squat beats the standard version for most people.

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.