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13 Tricks for Perfect Exercise Form

The right cue or prompt can make any exercise feel absolutely right. Here are 13 you need to know.

Tip: The Worst Time to Stretch

Here's when to stretch for best results, plus an overview of the targeted dynamic warm-up method.

Tip: Track Your Results or You Won't Get Results

Newbies and lifters who can't make gains anymore have something in common. Take a look.

Tip: Warm Up Fast and Kill It

Turn on your nervous system, increase core temp, get mobile, and kill your workout. Here's how.

The 5 Bad Habits of Weak Lifters

Sometimes success involves studying the habits of unsuccessful people and then doing the opposite. Here are five of their bad training habits.

Tip: Build Explosive Power With This Piece of Crap

This much-maligned piece of gym equipment can do something no other machine can do. Check this out.

Tip: The Pros and Cons Lifting Belts

Will using a lifting belt really weaken your core? Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Everything Works, But Only For So Long

Here's how to find the right balance between the big basics and exercise variety to stimulate fresh gains.

The Most Efficient Warm-Ups, Period

If your warm-up takes more than 15 minutes, you're doing it wrong. Here's how to get fired up for training, fast.

6 Signs You Need to Change Exercises

Don't let yourself become immune to training. Here's how to tell when you need to change things up, plus some smart ways to do it.

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.

The 5 Most Common Programming Myths

How do you plan your training? These are the rules you'll hear most often, and here's why they're flawed.

Tip: Lifters Were Stronger 30 Years Ago

The numbers prove that old-time training methods work the best. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Improve Your Deadlift, Spare Your Low Back

This primer superset teaches you to deadlift correctly, allows your CNS to recover, and it's easy on your aching joints. Check it out.

How Long Should I Rest Between Sets?

If a trainer says to always rest 3 minutes between sets, he's an idiot. Here are the 9 things you need to consider to get the best results.

Tip: Paused vs. Touch-and-Go Deadlifts

There's a time and place for each style. Here's what you need to know.

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: Drop the Fat, Chase Relative Strength

Don't settle for being fat and strong. Here's why relative strength should be one of your goals.

150 Pound Back Extensions for Glutes & Hams

Drop the weenie weights, load this exercise heavy, and watch your deadlift PR skyrocket. Oh, and you'll build great glutes and hamstrings.

Tip: What You Don't Know About Overtraining

Are you overtraining? That depends a lot on one important factor. Check it out.

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: Master the Behind-the-Neck Push Press

This safer way of pressing behind the neck is also a powerful shoulder builder. Check it out in action here.

10 Things You Gotta Try at Least Once

What's one thing every lifter should try in his or her lifting career? We ask the pros and experts. Check out their list.

Tip: The Biceps Exercise for Powerlifters

Yes, you need more than the big three, especially to prevent elbow pain. Add this exercise to your program now.