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What You Don't Know About Your Thyroid

Everything you ever wanted to know about the thyroid, from testing to drugs to the foods you need to eat for optimal function.

What Your Doc Doesn't Know About Weightlifting

A recent graduate of medical school challenges the medical profession on several of its long-standing beliefs.

What's Best, 3 or 6 Meals Per Day?

Eat smaller meals more often, right? Or are larger, less frequent meals the way to go? Here’s what science has to say.

What's the Best Diet for Losing Fat?

What's best, a low carb, ketogenic diet, or one that's more balanced? Here’s what science has to say.

What's Your 1RM?

The general rule is, if you can lift 200 pounds for 8 reps, then you should be able to do 250 pounds for one rep. Too bad that rule doesn't work for the vast majority of people. Here's a better way.

What's Your Weak Link?

Train these often-neglected muscle groups and watch your bench, squat, press and deadlift skyrocket.

When Gourmet Meets Nutrition

John Berardi's made a living from coming up with great tasting recipes that are incredibly delicious but these latest selections are downright inspired. Throw away the Christmas goodies and try some of these instead.

When it Comes to Squats, Easier Doesn't Work

There are easier, more fun ways to squat than below parallel. Trouble is, they don't work.

Whey vs. Casein: The Real Story

Whey protein has some benefits, but casein is a better muscle builder, a better strength builder, and even a better fat burner. Here's why.

Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

Are you scanning the world for excuses or opportunities? Read this, get your act together, and reach your goals.

Whispers from a Voyeur's Camera

You're not supposed to be here. In this motel room, in this bathroom, backstage at this show. You aren't supposed to be seeing this. This private moment, this intimate setting, this unguarded emotion.

White Men Can Jump!

8 Weeks to a Killer Vertical

Who Cares if It Looks Weird?

One of the world's most successful and respected bodybuilding coaches sounds off on training techniques, excessive drug use, and what it means to coach with a capital C.

Who Wants to Be a Novice? You Do.

Being a novice is a beautiful thing if you want to add strength and muscle to your frame at a shocking rate. Here's a program that will help you do just that.

Why CrossFit Girls Are Stronger Than You

Many CrossFit women can do 200-pound clean & jerks and they have six-packs without dieting. Sound like you? Probably not. Here's why.

Why Everyone Hates Personal Trainers

An open letter to all those crappy personal trainers who make the rest of the fitness industry look bad.

Why I Love the Smith Machine

Everyone says the Smith machine is awful, but a lot of bodybuilders use it… and they’re bigger than you. Here’s why it’s not so bad and how to use it wisely.

Why I Train

Why do we hit the weights day after day to get stronger or build more muscle? Here are three reasons you can probably relate to.

Why Lurch Won't Grow

You're good at pushing cars out of the snow. You can punch somebody's lights out pretty easily. Yep, life's pretty easy for tall guys... until they get to the gym.

Why Periodization Doesn't Work

Unfortunately, your old "what do ya wanna work today?" spur of the moment type training works a whole lot better than anything the Soviet Ministry Of Sport managed to cook up behind the Iron Curtain back in the 50's and 60's. Charles Staley explains why.

Why the Bench Press is the Best Exercise

For the goals of improved strength, more muscle size, better athletic function, and even general fitness, the bench press is the best exercise. Here’s why.

Why Training Stops Working and How to Fix It

Have you become nonresponsive to lifting? It can happen. Here's how to cure the problem and get your body responding again.

Why Women Should Train Harder Than Men

Women not only need to train harder than men, their physiology makes it so they can. Here's what every female lifter needs to know.

Why You Aren't Getting Bigger

Eating more and training more can get you pretty far. But if you’ve stopped making progress, it’s time to reassess and do things differently. Here’s what may be putting your gains on hold.

Why You Need More Strength

Speed training or maximal training? What's the difference and why is knowing the difference important?