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Tip: Know Your Anatomy, Build Bigger Traps

To build all three portions of the traps, do exercises for each... not just shrugs. Here's how.

Tip: The Number One Thing That Needs to Change

The longer you've been lifting hard, the more this advice applies.

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.

Tip: Fix This Common Deadlifting Mistake

Many people are unaware they're doing this. Check it out.

Tip: Body-Build to Keep Strength Gains Coming

Hypertrophy training should always be a part of your plan, even if your primary goal is strength. Here's why.

3 Popular Stretches That Suck

These stretches are common, but they often lead to even more painful problems. Here's what to do instead.

Tip: The Worst Protein for Fit People

Brain atrophy, thyroid suppression, and decreased strength. Well, that's not good. Avoid this stuff.

Tip: For Maximal Strength, Periodize Your Training

Only newbies can bring up every lift at the same time. Once you get stronger, you'll have to get smarter. Here's how.

Natural vs. Enhanced Lifters

Natties shouldn't train or eat like steroid users. And the reverse is true too. Here the 10 things they should do differently.

Tip: The Right Way to Use a Chest Machine

Chest press machines work, but they can also wreck your joints. Here's how to get around that.

Tip: Your Shrugs Are Too Heavy

Set your ego aside, use better technique, and build traps so big they impair your hearing. Here's how.

Tip: One Easy Move to Relieve Low Back Pain

Do this for 5-10 minutes per day to ease low back tension and soreness.

Tip: Find Your Every-Day Max

Use your EDM as the foundation for planning your workouts. Here's why.

Tip: Buy Only This Type of Chicken

What the food industry has done to chicken is horrible. Here's how to shop wisely.

Tip: Attack the Bar Violently

Build strength and set new personal records using compensatory acceleration training. Here's how.

The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns

To build strength and muscle, as well as avoid injuries, you must train all six patterns. Does your program include them all?

Tip: Two Drills to Correct Forward Head Posture

It can wreck your training... and it makes you look weird. Try these simple drills to fix FHP.

Tip: Do Inclines With a Thumbless Grip

Shoulder pain when bench pressing? Don't stop benching, just try this variation.

6 Reasons You Should Never Open a Gym

Ever wonder what it'd be like to run a gym? Most lifters do. But don't let the fantasy fool you. It can be pretty terrible.

Tip: The Biggest Mistake Lifters Make

If your main goal right now is to build strength, avoid this common mistake.

Tip: 4 Technique Fixers for Strength Gains

There's nothing dumber than trying to get stronger without first getting your technique right. Follow these handy guidelines.

Expert Advice for the Over-40 Lifter

What happens to the after-40 lifter? Does this milestone mean you have to train like a grandpa? Not necessarily. But here's what will lengthen your lifting life.

Tip: The Ultimate Shoulder Warm-Up

Grab a light band and run through this clever drill. Your shoulders will feel amazing and you'll be ready to smash the heavy weights.

Tip: The Safe Way to Bench on a Smith Machine

Yes, the evil Smith machine can help you build your chest, but only if you use it wisely. Here's the trick.

Leaky Gut: Food, Pain, and Digestion

It's a mysterious condition that plagues many fit people, but some doctors don't even think it's real. Here's what you need to know.