Trap bars are great for deadlifts and shrugs, but there are plenty of awesome, lesser-known exercises that you can use it for. Check these out.
There's a term to describe the overzealous advocates of unilateral movements: small and weak. Here’s why.
To build muscle or strength, your training must match your genetic neurological profile. Here's how Type 1 should train.
The real secret to building muscle and strength is to progress. You have to challenge your body and find ways to progressively ask more of it. Christian tells you how.
If your gains have stalled, it's probably because you're missing one thing in your workouts: volume. Here's how to intelligently add it.
Build your back and prevent strength imbalances. Here’s everything you need to know.
Ladders and wave loading are both great ways to build size and strength, but combine them and you get something magical.
Whether you're new to lifting or a seasoned strength trainer looking to take up competition, understanding the difference is critical.
Here's how to lose fat while staying super strong.
Skinny? Interested in packing on muscle mass and having the strength to back it up? This program is for you.
From warm-ups and running to box squats and grip work, here’s the athlete’s guide to get bigger and stronger.
The godfather of powerlifting talks about Max Effort, Dynamic Effort, explosiveness, box squats, and more!
The stretch-shortening cycle can be your best friend or your biggest enemy. Here’s what you need to know.
Most people who use the word “overtraining” have no clue what it really means. Are you one of them? Here's everything you need to know.
Newbies and bad personal trainers love them. Experienced lifters and most coaches hate them. Here are the actual facts.
Train these often-neglected muscle groups and watch your bench, squat, press and deadlift skyrocket.
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.
Being a novice is a beautiful thing if you want to add strength and muscle to your frame at a shocking rate. Here's a program that will help you do just that.
Why do we hit the weights day after day to get stronger or build more muscle? Here are three reasons you can probably relate to.
For the goals of improved strength, more muscle size, better athletic function, and even general fitness, the bench press is the best exercise. Here’s why.
Have you become nonresponsive to lifting? It can happen. Here's how to cure the problem and get your body responding again.
Speed training or maximal training? What's the difference and why is knowing the difference important?
Stop feeling all superior because you avoid machines. A combo of free weights and machines is best. Here's why.
Most lifters try to progress in strength, hypertrophy, stretching, and conditioning at the same time. Huge mistake! Here's a better way to, well, get better.
The three-step plan for setting up for a bench press PR.