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Tip: Play the Long Game

The smart lifter's approach to training and nutrition programs.

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: 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: Roll the Bar, Set a Deadlift PR

World record deadlifts have been set using this method, but some powerlifters hate it. Check it out.

Tip: Should I Use Lifting Straps?

Some say straps lead to a weak grip so they never use them. Others use them for damn near everything. Here's the smart lifter's approach.

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: Sledgehammer Arm Training

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

Tip: Solid Walk-Out, Solid Squat

Five things to pay attention to before you do your first rep.

Tip: Sorry, But You Can't Out-Eat Overtraining

Overtraining exists, and you can't out-eat it or out-sleep it. Most lifters have the wrong idea about what overtraining is. Here are the facts.

Tip: Squat This Far Down for Best Results

Looks like partials aren’t so bad after all. Here’s how and why you should start adding them to your squats.

Tip: Squat With This Bar

This specialty bar has three huge benefits. Here they are, plus 3 new exercises to try out.

Tip: Stop Bouncing Your Deadlifts

Most of the time you're just cheating yourself... and you look stupid. Here's why it completely trashes the training effect.

Tip: Stop Maxing Out for No Damn Reason

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.

Tip: Stop Worrying About Being Over 40

Should you change how you train after the age of 40 or so? Maybe you just need a change in mindset instead.

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: 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.

Tip: Supplement Your Training With Band Work

High-rep band exercises will help you to avoid injury and build some extra muscle. Give these a shot.

Tip: Surprising New Research on Rep Ranges

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.

Tip: Tall Guys vs. Short Guys in the Squat Rack

Here's what you really need to know about leverages and squat strength.

Tip: The 1.5 Method for Squats

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

Tip: The 10 x 1 Workout Program

A new way to get stronger and master a lift.

Tip: The 20 Reps Method for Strength

Forget counting sets. Instead, think about weight and total reps. Here's why and how to do it.

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: The 4 Principles of Great Technique

Keep these rules in mind for every lift and you'll make more gains and keep your joints healthy.