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6 Lifting Principles You Can't Ignore

If every lifter understood and followed these 6 truths about training, there'd be no more complaints about not being able to grow.

Tip: Adaptive Resistance: What You Need to Know

Is it time for you to dump a favorite exercise and switch it for something new? Answer these three questions and you'll know.

Tip: Deadlift – Tripods vs. Elf Slippers

Not many lifters think about the bottoms of their feet when they pull big weights. They should. Here's why.

Tip: Gains Stopped? Do Less, Not More

A new study shows the shocking effects of overtraining. Check this out.

Tip: The Rep Rules for Big Compound Lifts

Here's how to get the most results from the biggest, baddest exercises.

Tip: Rest-Pause for Size & Strength

This training method not only works fast, it's also extremely satisfying if you like heavy weights. Check it out.

Tip: Bodyweight, Grip Width, and Bench Press

Here are two tips guaranteed to boost your bench press.

Tip: The Bench Press and Your Lats

For a bigger bench press, master the slingshot technique. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Make the Bench a Better Chest Builder

The bench press is great for overall strength, but not a great pec builder... unless you use these two tricks.

When Should I Change My Training?

Change up your workouts or you'll stop making progress. But change them too often and you'll never get good. Here's how to find the balance.

Training Programs Are For Newbies

Following a program isn't realistic or even smart for many experienced lifters. At a certain point, you'll probably want to go “program-free.” Here's how.

The Simple 7 Warm-Up

Your warm-up shouldn't be boring or ineffective. Here's how to stretch the right parts, move with ease, and prepare to destroy your workout.

Tip: From Block Pull to Deadlift

This training method works great for short-armed lifters who struggle with the deadlift.

The Best Reps for Size and Strength

Certain muscles respond much better to specific rep schemes. Here's how many reps to do for back, quads, chest, shoulders, and more.

Tip: The Silly-Looking Exercise Your Glutes Need

This exercise will boost your deadlift and build your flat butt... but it looks weird. Who cares? Be weird.

The Best Bench Press Tip

Want a bigger bench? Want a bigger chest? Get both. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: 3 Fresh Ways to do Farmer's Walks

Standard farmer's walks are awesome for building full-body strength and metabolic conditioning. Now try these cool specialty variations.

Tip: Supersize Your Weight Stack

Here's a nifty trick that lets you easily slap on 10, 25, or 35 pounds to a cable weight stack.

The Very Best Machine in the Gym

Free weights are usually best, but not always. We asked 6 coaches and pros about their favorite machine and how they like to use it. Check it out.

Tip: The Safest Chest Press

This lift is easy on your joints, kind to your shoulders, and polite to your achy elbows. And it'll still get you super strong.

The Smart Lifter's Guide to Recovery Weeks

Deloads are often misused. They can accelerate your gains, but they can also derail them. Here's how to make a better plan.

Tip: The Top 3 Training Splits

Hitting each muscle group twice per week is perfect for most lifters. But how do you organize your training? Try these three splits.

Are you REALLY Strong? Or Just Barbell Strong?

Building total-body strength takes more than three lifts. Add these exercises to your plan and see how strong you can really get.

Tip: The GHR

With this variation of the glute-ham raise, you can finish with a glute contraction (knees lower on the pad), or set the knees higher to target hamstrings.

Tip: Use Exact Antagonist Exercises

Training opposing muscle groups together, like chest and back, is effective. But for best results, use precise pairings. Info here.