The real secret to building muscle and strength is to progress. You have to challenge your body and find ways to progressively ask more of it. Christian tells you how.
Shrugs and beastly traps go together like certain high-ranking generals and sleazy MILFs. But what if you've been hitting those shrugs all wrong?
There are scores of biceps movements. Furthermore, there are hundreds of ways to do those biceps movements. The trouble is, unless you're involved in this business full-time, you tend to adopt certain exercises and do them over and over again, to the exclusion of all others.
We all know building a muscular body takes time, but if you want to speed things up and kickstart some serious hypertrophy, you must make intelligent use of two core muscle-building concepts: absolute strength and absolute volume.
Most guys can't sweep the room without using wrist straps to grab onto the broom. Here's how to fix that sad, sad, problem.
Break up the scar tissue that reduces flexibility, contractibility, and blood flow using a roller and a lacrosse ball. Here's how.
Drop tubs of lard off your waistline while maintaining or even gaining lean mass with weight training circuits.
Your pull is only as strong as your weakest link, and for many, it's not the lower back that's holding you back.
How to build a bigger gas tank to power through your most demanding training.
Christian serves up 3 innovative methods for taking your gains to new heights - one for biceps, one for arms in general, and a Bizarro World method that involves doing the opposite of everything you now do.
What do dogs, weed, sex, nicotine, a clean house, and cold potatoes have in common? They can help you lose fat. Check out the weird science.
To build muscle or strength, your training must match your genetic neurological profile. Here's how Type 1 should train.
Disable your strength limits and unleash your true power potential by learning this forgotten old school ass kicker.
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.
There's a term to describe the overzealous advocates of unilateral movements: small and weak. Here’s why.
An interview with champion powerlifter Mike Miller
Give your triceps training a much-needed shake-up and start hammering out some horseshoes!
The Unconventional Workout guy tackles shoulders and comes up with some innovative deltoid-plateau busters!
Got a set of biceps that haven't grown since the Clinton years? Well, put down that cigar and start stretching some shirtsleeves.
Still doing three sets of crunches for abs before leaving the gym? Check out this article for a new approach to the coveted six-pack.
Trap bars are great for deadlifts and shrugs, but there are plenty of awesome, lesser-known exercises that you can use it for. Check these out.
Nutritionist Mike Roussell lays out some of the basics (and some of the not-so basics) for eating your way towards muscularity.
When was the last time you went grocery shopping and had your knees buckle because your hamstrings were too sore? Well, it's time to recreate that moment.
Forget about trying to build pretty abs with crunches. Instead, build nasty-strong abs and they'll look great too. Here's how.
The Canadian Vin Diesel shows you which type of contraction (constant tension, stretch reflex, etc.) to use with different movements, along with explaining why you should absolutely keep your training sessions under 60 minutes.