Now we know exactly how much time we can take off between training and a strength competition. Check out the new science.
Sure, try to add more weight to the bar, but understand that it has its limits, and it's not that great for building mass. Here's why.
Do you tuck your tail when you squat? Not good. Here’s how to fix it.
Why do smart lifters let their technique go haywire? Ego lifting? Unawareness? Here are the most common problems.
Pro bodybuilders, hot fitness chicks, strongmen, and even powerlifters sometimes use the Smith machine. Here's why.
Train for size for a few weeks and then strength. It works better for both goals. Here's why, along with a sample 10-week plan.
Sure, your phone has a timer, but taking a stopwatch to the gym can help you ramp up training density without distractions. Here's how.
If you're not a powerlifter, or it's not the right time in your training cycle, then going for a PR is just plain dumb. Here's why.
If you train upper body with this specific rep range while working the lower body with another specific range, you'll make lots more progress.
Straps are used by pro bodybuilders, figure competitors, strongmen, and even powerlifters, so why the outrage? Here's how to use them wisely.
If squatting causes pain in your low back, knees, or shoulders, try one of these pain-free exercises that'll still get you big and strong.
Deadlifting with a mixed grip (one hand under, one hand over) is a mistake for most lifters.
You still have decades left in your training career, but you need to start doing these four things before it's too late.
Powerlifting has a total – the sum of its three lifts. CrossFit has a total too. But are they really the best tests of athleticism? Enter the Pendlay total.
Most of the time you're just cheating yourself... and you look stupid. Here's why it completely trashes the training effect.
Spoiler alert: It's tempo. Here's how to manipulate it for hypertrophy, strength, and even fat loss.
Don't make these two deadlifting errors. Here's what they look like and how to fix them.
Deadlifts are awesome, but they can also smash your CNS. Here's why and how to avoid it.
You can't just keep slapping on more weight forever. Sooner or later, you have to use other methods to keep muscle growing. Here are the 7 best ways to do it.
Hip flexion good. Trunk flexion bad. Here's why and what each looks like so you can make sure your form is correct.
Whether you're working around an injury, need a break from deadlifting, or just hate the deadlift for some reason, try these proven alternatives.
For the experienced lifter, this effective training method allows you to build strength without all the risky 1RMs.
Hitting each muscle once per week works for newbies, but not for experienced lifters. Here's why and what to do about it.
Here's why everyone needs to add some higher-rep sets to their workouts.
Here are the best ways use to dumbbells for muscle growth, strength, and looking good naked.