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4 Directions to a Kick-Ass Back

The Fortress believes there are four fundamental directions a weight must be pulled or lifted in order to build a kick-ass back. He calls it his Directional Back Training Principle and it has nothing to do with North and South.

Blending Size and Strength 2.0

Size or strength? Now you don't have to decide. Here's a program that uses high tension and high volume to make you strong and big.

Non-Sexy Training and Nutrition

Anytime you plateau in training, it's rarely because your program isn't complex enough. Usually it's because you've strayed from the basics. Here's an overview of the basics of training.

Playing With Steroids

Whenever a steroid story breaks, the first person they call is Dr. Charles Yesalis. Oddly enough, based on the interviews over the years, we've been led to believe that Dr. Yesalis is rabidly anti-steroid. We may have been wrong.

A Beautiful Snatch

Whether you're a bodybuilder, strength athlete, or football player, learning the snatch can take you to a whole new plane of development. This article is chock-full of helpful videos that will have you snatching in no time.

Hell on Wheels

"You're a worm – a gutless worm, with puny legs to boot." And that's just Rob Fortney talkin' to his kids about their leg development! Imagine what he's going to say to you, you weak little douchebag.

Nutrition for Newbies - Part 2

Not sure what to eat? Here are 14 nutritional nuggets, and how to accomplish almost any physique goal. Check it out.

Nutrition for Newbies - Part 1

New to lifting? Here's what you need to know about nutrition. Check it out.

The Round-Up Interviews: Chad Waterbury

Waterbury talks about his new e-book, Larry David, his gig with Rickson Gracie, and oh yeah, training and stuff. In fact, we're heading off to the gym right now to test drive his little dip, chin, and deadlift training circuit.

Training Disasters

Tony shoots apart training myths like they were ducks and he was a starving fat man sitting in a pond with a rifle. Read about the "other side of the core," deadlifting mistakes, and the pencil test. (You gotta' take the pencil test.)

The Ultimate Legs Program

The might just be the toughest leg specialization program you’ll ever do, but if you desperately need leg size it’s worth it.

The Essential 8 Mobility Drills

Finally, a warm-up routine that even people who hate warming up can handle! This short series of drills will not only make you feel better, but the increased mobility you'll gain will help you make unprecedented gains in the gym.

3 Ideas For Tougher Workouts

The boneheads in your gym only know one way to make an exercise tougher – add more weight. That's why boneheads never build more muscle, no matter how long they work out. Our resident Scotsman knows some remedies.

The Secret to Motor Unit Recruitment

Chad thinks it's time to cut the crap about motor unit recruitment. He feels there's a fundamental misunderstanding about the subject and he doesn't know whether the truth was simply forgotten, or never learned in the first place.

The Injury Prevention Roundtable

Nobody cares about injuries (boring!) until they get one. That's too bad, because sooner or later your knee, shoulder, hip, or back is going to start barking like a coonhound on the hunt. Even babes aren't immune.

Leg Training Myths Exposed

The best squat depth? The right position for the knees? Here’s what you need to know.

Big Bang-For-Your-Buck Exercises

Want to build great abs? Forget sit-ups. Want great biceps? Forget all those curls. Want a great chest? Forget the bench press. According to Chad, isolation movements are a waste of time. He's either nuts or a great visionary.

Training for Newbies - Part 2

More great training advice for new lifters. Even you crusty vets will learn something. Check it out.

Training for Newbies - Part 1

If you're new to bodybuilding, this one is for you. Check it out.

The Round-Up Interviews: Eric Cressey

In honor of the League Championships that start tonight, we present a look at how baseball has pretty much abused weight training and sports preparation in general. Hell, listening to Eric Cressey, it's a wonder any of them can throw a ball.

Blitzkrieg Triple Dumbbell Press

To win the war on der chest, we must attack it, Blitzkrieg style! We shall crush the pectoral enemy, see it driven before us, and listen to the lamentation of the vimmen!

The HIIT Revolution for Fat Burning Success

If you bust your butt using these methods, you'll burn fat even while you're sitting on that same butt hours later.

Question of Strength 40

The true Master Blaster pontificates on shoulder training, adding muscle without putting on fat, BCAA's, whole eggs vs. egg whites, hot Asian chicks, recruiting more motor units, dumb exercises, bar speed, and his inability to love. (We made up that last one.)

The Sloshing Pillar of Pain

It looks crazy, but this workout gadget, which you can make yourself, will kick your butt. Here’s how.

50 More Tips for Serious Athletes

A grab bag of tips for bodybuilders, strength athletes and more. Regardless of your sports calling, you're guaranteed to find something useful here.