You probably never thought about it, but most people can't produce as much force using two bilateral limbs to perform an exercise as they can if they perform the exercise with each limb individually and then add together the force of each side. It's called the bilateral deficit and you should take advantage of it to pack on some muscle.
Five things you can learn from Golden Age bodybuilders.
It's possibly the best exercise, but nearly everyone does it wrong! In addition to explaining how to troubleshoot your lunge, this article provides enough slick variations of the movement to turn you into a lunging fool.
Are you 30 years old but feel like you've got the spine of a 90-year-old well digger? Michael and Cassandra can cure what ails ya'. Practice their deloading drills regularly and your spine will soon be as straight and springy as a young poodle dog's tail.
It's a simple training strategy, but oh-so effective. Charles has just one question: Why aren't you using it!?!
Thibs is on a mission. The angry Canadian wants to see the incidence of training stupidity decrease. Are you a "kitchen sink" trainer or coach? Have you misinterpreted the concept of overtraining? If so, duck!
Damn it! Another one of those articles that forced us to reevaluate what we're doing in the gym! Regardless, we read this article and were both reminded and inspired to go into the gym and rip out one of the best workouts we've had in a long time.
Dan John is Testosterone's Yoda, wise as hell but with better skin and a heckuva' lot higher PR in the snatch than the original. However, our Yoda has had his share of Yodas to learn from. Read here as he shares his most valuable weight-lifting lessons.
We'll admit it, this interview bounces all over the place, but read it and you'll come out about 8 times smarter regarding bodybuilding (okay, maybe 7), plus you'll learn some new kick-ass exercises.
Are your bulking phases, or just the act of eating like a bodybuilder, shortening your athletic career or your life? It's possible, but Dr. L's got a plan and it involves "calorie restriction mimetics." Read, learn, live long and prosper.
Screw the rotator cuff! That's right, screw it. When it comes to fixing shoulder pain, the the rotator cuff is over-hyped and gets way too much attention.
The key to getting the best training results at the fastest rate is heavily dependant on an effective progression plan.
Complexity – Simplicity – Ubiquity. The complexity of the human body is incredible. Maybe it's not necessarily the sheer complexity, but the complexity in spite of utter simplicity.
New things to try out in the gym this week or in the kitchen tonight.
Now that the New Year is upon us, many people are looking for effective ways to regain the size and strength they might have inadvertently lost. After all, it's damn tough to stay on track with your training during the months when that jolly, red-suited fella who looks suspiciously like a wino shows up in the middle of the night. (No, I'm not talking about your Uncle Steve.)
Whenever you can make a workout more time-efficient, you're stacking the odds heavily in your favor. Not only do you complete your training in less time, but you've also got more time to recover before the next onslaught!
Can you really build stronger, wider lats in 14 days? Yes, but it’s really going to hurt. Here’s how to do it.
Don't settle for not achieving your lean body mass goals. Apply these nutrient timing strategies.
Prior to the early 90's, hardly anyone used scientific references to support their notions – not in real life and certainly not in the magazines. You just said what you believed and most of the time no one questioned you.
How to strengthen your grip so you can pull more weight. Bonus: Big veiny forearms. Check it out.
Ever suspect something, but don't have the studies to back it up? These coaches have. Here's what experience has taught them.
If your arms take over during rows and other pulling exercises, that's a sign you've got big-arms-small-back syndrome. Here's the solution.
Coach Poliquin answers your questions about squats, body part splits, fasted cardio and more.
"No one in this world can you trust: not men, not women, not beasts... this you can trust."
"Back in the days of being 297 pounds, every workout was brutal; there was no other alternative. That's not the case any more. Have I become soft, like a former all-star playing out a multi-million dollar contract?"