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Heart Rate Variability Training

Go heavy or go home is a good rule of thumb, but wouldn't it be helpful to know if you should skip the workout before you got to the gym? Here's how.

Boring But Big 3-Month Challenge

If you're not as strong as you look, you're a fake, a scam, a knuckle-dragging billboard for "all show and no go" syndrome. Here's your intervention.

7 Principles of Exercise Selection

If you're not as strong or as jacked as you want to be, there's probably a very simple reason for it: You're doing the wrong exercises. Check this out.

6 Questions About Tempo Training

When should you use tempo training and why? Mike Robertson answers these and other questions about this often-neglected component of strength and muscle building.

The Clean High Pull

Increase muscular power and overall athleticism with this challenging, yet fun, lift.

The Trap Bar Deadlift

The trap bar is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in the gym. Here’s why and how to put it to work.

The Truth About the Bench Press

What's the purpose of a big bench? Does the strength displayed there actually translate into real-life athleticism and pushing power? Find out here.

Bodyweight Isometrics for Improved Strength

Hardcore bodyweight isometrics will make your whole body stronger. Here’s how to do ‘em.

Mastering the Snatch

The snatch is one of the toughest Olympic lifting movements to learn, but this guide will get you started.

The 7 Step Program For Getting Strong

There's no secret recipe for getting strong, just a few time-tested tips that nearly every strong guy does. Here they are.

The Contreras Files: Volume II

Stretching doesn't affect DOMS; hex bar deadlifts are just as good as power lifts; full ROM is better; work that neck; and more research (much of it not-yet published) from the files of Bret Contreras.

Control Leptin and Control Your Leanness!

Understanding and manipulating this powerful hormone can be the difference between a lean and muscular body and being known as a strong fat guy. Here’s how to do it.

Break Up Those Hips and Fix That Squat

Loosen up those hips and fix your lame-ass squats. Here's how.

Radical Methods of Injury Rehabilitation

Forget everything your gym teacher taught you about rehabbing an injury. Here are some controversial approaches to healing fast, starting from the bottom up.

Exercises You've Never Tried: Hamstring and Glute Edition

Most lifters use just a handful of exercises to build their glutes and hamstrings. While the basics are still the best, here are some cool variations to provide some much needed posterior chain variety.

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.

Don't Let Sickness Derail Your Progress

What to do when the cold and flu hits and, more importantly, how to prevent illness to begin with.

11 Training Tips for the Skinny Fat Ectomorph

Skinny fat: it's the perfect storm of piss-poor male physical characteristics. Here's what to do if you were dealt this bum hand.

The One Arm Push-Up

The easy-peasy push-up gets a heck of a lot more challenging once you remove a hand from the equation. Here are some tips on mastering this old-school feat of strength.

The Nutritional Dr. House: Case 1

Bodybuilding's Dr. House applies his nutritional knowledge and insight to cure a lifter who's lost his will to lift.

8 Bad-Ass Bench Press Tips

Here are 8 tips pulled from some of the sport's top pressers that will have you hitting new PRs in no time.

Make Your Routine Less Routine

Variety doesn't have to mean replacing the basics with Bosu balls and Zumba classes. Try this to shake things up.

One Shrug to Rule Them All

A beastly set of traps is a sign of a serious lifter, but too much shrugging can cause postural problems down the line. Is there a perfect trap exercise that builds a serious yoke, without the drawbacks? Check this out.

Troubleshoot the Front Squat

Here are some tips that'll help you master this hated lift. You might even learn to love it.

21st Century Supersets

A modern twist on a classic method that will get you bigger, leaner, and stronger. What's not to love about that?