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5 Realistic Tests of Strength

How much weight should you be able to lift? How many reps should you be able to do? Here are some guidelines for natural, non-mutant lifters.

Tip: CBD For Lifters

It won't get you high, but it might be just what the hardcore lifter needs.

The 15 Strength Training Principles

Individuality in training is essential. But there are some principles that EVERYONE who enters the gym should follow. Here they are.

The Badass Deadlift Program

Here's a devastatingly effective (and even fun) deadlift program that makes you want to run to the gym to try it out.

Tip: Slam the Lower & Middle Chest with One Move

This pivot press is clever. And tough. Very tough. Take a look.

Tip: Up With Two, Down With One

Build more upper-body strength and size with this brutally tough training method.

Tip: Spot the Squat Like a Pro

The do's and don'ts of proper spotting.

The Missing Lower-Body Exercises for Strength

For complete strength and injury prevention, you need more than squats, deadlifts, and lunges. Add a few of these isolation exercises to your plan.

Tip: How to REALLY Spot the Bench Press

Spot like a pro. Here's exactly how to do it.

Heavy Weights and Skin-Splitting Pumps

If you combine heavy weights and a pump, your muscles have no choice but to get bigger and stronger. Here are 5 proven ways to do it.

Tip: 13 Minutes Is All You Need?

A new study suggests 1 set is as good as 3 or 5 when it comes to building strength. What should we make of this?

Building a Bigger Yoke

Because nothing says "I am strong" quite like a monstrous set of traps and a beer keg for a neck.

Core Training for Big, Heavy Dudes

Big and tall guys have lousy leverages. They need to do core exercises tailored to their size. Check these out.

Overload Chest Training: 7 New Exercises

You can lower more weight than you can lift. Here are 7 unique exercises that take advantage of that fact and shock your chest into growing.

Tip: The 10 Best Cross-Body Exercises

Boost all-around strength and real-world athletic performance with these moves.

Tip: 4 Simple Ways to Build a Stronger Grip

Strengthen your grip and boost your deadlift, pull-up, row, and more. Here's how.

Tip: The 4 Single-Leg Exercises You Need

Improve your strength, performance, and overall physique with these moves.

Tip: The Right Overhead Press for You

Not everyone is ready for the barbell. Are you? Find out here and double check your form.

The Problem With Heavy Weights

Sounds like blasphemy, but chasing numbers on the bar can sometimes wreck your gains. Here's why, plus four ways to fix the problem.

The Isolation Exercise Checklist

Just doing the big basic exercises leaves lots of gaps in your development. Here's how to target those muscles that the basics don't touch.

Tip: The Best Hip Hinge

This fundamental movement pattern is, well, fundamental. But try this before you jump into deadlifting.

Tip: The Truth About Inflammation and Healing

Most of what we do today to heal minor injuries and relieve soreness is actually delaying healing and maybe even muscle growth. Info here.

Tip: Science Reveals the Best Workout Split

Finally, a study that compares split routines with whole-body routines to show which one leads to more muscle.

Tip: A Different Way to Bench Press

Save your joints and recover faster with this bench press variation.

The Best Rep Scheme for Greater Gains

Not getting any stronger? Not getting any bigger? Use this method to get your gains going again.