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Tip: Blow Up Your Deadlift with this Exercise

A lot of times, your deadlift stalls out because you lack isometric strength in your lats. Let's fix that... and build some new mass too.

The Final Word: Free Weights vs. Machines

Some say free weights are best. Some say machines are best. They're both being narrow-minded. Here's the real science.

Tip: Social Media Workouts vs. Real Training

Bands, chains, boxes, agility drills. They have their place, but there's some really bad info out there. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Do the Viking Press in Your Gym

You've seen this lift in strongman competitions. Here's how to do it in a regular gym and smash those delts.

Tip: Don't Cut Your Rest Periods Short

Short on time? Don't rest less between sets or you'll interfere with your gains. Try this instead.

6 Easy Exercises You Won't Be Able to Do

Maybe you're pretty strong. Great. But that just increases the odds that you can't do these easy movements that would allow you to get even stronger.

Tip: Does Your Training Split Really Matter?

What's best? Longer, less frequent workouts or shorter, more frequent workouts? Here's what the research says.

Tip: Find YOUR Most Effective Exercises

Grab a pen and a piece of paper and do this. It'll help you trim the fluff off your workout plan and get focused on the movements that matter.

6 Changes Veteran Lifters Need to Make

If you're getting older, and we sure hope you are, you'll need to tweak how you train to keep the gains coming. Here's what to do.

Tip: Crappy Genetics? Deadlift Like This

Suck at deadlifting? If it's a leverage or arm-length issue, here's a tip that'll help you yank big numbers off the floor anyway.

Forget About Squat Depth

Two authorities on squatting think squat depth is arbitrary and senseless. Here are 5 things about squats that they think are much more important.

Therapeutic Weight Lifting

Does stretching, foam rolling and all that recovery stuff make you want to slit your wrists? Here's how to lift in a way that's therapeutic.

Tip: The Recovery Intrusive Deadlift

Yes, do deadlifts. But program them wisely or you'll crash and burn. Here's why and what to do about it.

Tip: The 1-Plate Deficit Deadlift

This is probably the most productive change you can make with your deadlift training. Here's why.

Tip: Stop Doing Extra Low-Back Work

In most cases, it won't help you increase your deadlift. In fact, it could be the cause of your problem. Here's why and what to do instead.

9 Hacks for Streamlining Your Workouts

This article will make you feel like you hired an efficiency expert to analyze your workouts and help you throw out all the garbage.

Tip: How to Find the Best Exercises for Your Body

Think of a weight-training exercise. Is it the best choice for YOU? Here's how to know.

The Best Damn Strength Plan For Natural Lifters

If you're a natural lifter doing the workouts of drugged lifters, you're going to be disappointed. Build maximal strength the natural way. Here's how.

Tip: Specialization Cycles for Stubborn Muscles

Past the newbie stage, it's tough to improve every muscle group or lift at the same time. Here are some simple rules for specialization programs.

The Smartest Training Split

Hardly anyone applies any reasoning to their training splits. Here's one that makes sense and guarantees progress.

Tip: Speed Work for the Deadlift

Pull more weight off the floor... faster. Here are two ways to program speed and technique work.

How to Deadlift Over 700 Pounds

Eager to pull big numbers? You're more likely to make mistakes that'll bring your max down. Here's what to do... and what not to do.

Tip: The Ultimate Trap-Bar Deadlift

This lift is really a deadlift-squat hybrid. Here's how to make it an even better muscle and strength builder.

Tip: Research Update – Time Under Tension

TUT builds muscle. But what's more important, rep speed or set speed? A new study tested this out.