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Tip: Build Size with the 3-50 Method

Use this set-rep scheme with any lifting exercise and you'll build some new muscle. Warning: It's brutal. Take a look.

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.

The Texas Method

A proven strength training method to help you keep making progress after the newbie phase. Check it out.

The X-Physique Program

Broad shoulders. Narrow waist. Powerful legs. Back all that up with real strength and you'll turn heads. Here's your plan.

The V-Taper Workout and Diet Plan

Which physique turns heads the most? A big upper body that tapers at the waist: the V-taper. Here's the formula for getting one.

Inside the Muscles: Best Back and Biceps Exercises

After testing 45 different back and biceps exercises with EMG, here are the ones that came out on top.

The Effects of Mild Cycles

Some men use tiny doses of testosterone for hormone replacement therapy. Others use massive amounts for bodybuilding. But what are the effects of “light” cycles? Here's the science.

The 10 Best Ways to Build Your Back

Most people get back training all wrong. We asked our experts to give us their best training tips and tricks. Are you missing any of these moves?

The Best Damn Strength Plan For Natural Lifters

If you're a natural lifter doing the workouts of drugged lifters, you're going to be disappointed. Build maximal strength the natural way. Here's how.

Lifting 3 Days a Week Is Best

Training three days a week allows for greater frequency, better recovery, and better compliance. Here's why it works and how to build a program.

Traps Are the New Abs

Every skinny, weak guy has abs. Big deal. Traps are the true sign of strength. Here's how to make yours huge.

The Colorado Experiment: Fact or Fiction

It's one of the greatest bodybuilding stories ever told. And people have been talking about it for over 40 years. But is it true? Here's the real story, written by a man who actually knows.

10 Ways to Un-Suck Diet Food

Get ripped, get healthy, and get rid of those boring-ass salads. Here are 10 weird ways to make diet foods tastier and easier to prepare.

Are You Strong?

So you can squat 405 pounds and bench 315. Is that good? Does that make you strong? How do you compare to others? Find out if your lifts are decent, good, or great through Tim Henriques' handy little comparison chart.

Steroids: What Pro Bodybuilders Are Really Using

An inside look into the drug use of a real IFBB pro bodybuilder.

The 10,000 Swing Kettlebell Workout

The ultimate combination of the most powerful kettlebell exercise and hardcore strength work. Get ready to be better... at everything!

Big, Thick, Chunky Ab Training

Abs aren't really made in the kitchen... unless that's where you train. You have to build them like any other muscle. Here's how.

Know Your Ratios, Destroy Weaknesses

Strength ratios reveal weaknesses. And weaknesses must be destroyed, whether you're a bodybuilder, Olympic lifter or football player.

The Single Most Effective Workout Split

There are several ways to organize your training week, but one split is superior for the vast majority of lifters. Here it is.

Beyond 5/3/1 Program 1.1

I spent a ton of time developing this program and believe it stands as my best work, ever.

Inside the Muscles: Best Chest and Triceps Exercises

Twenty different chest and triceps are put to the EMG test. Here’s which ones came on on top.

The Best Way to Build Traps

Nothing says strength and power like big traps. Sadly, most people are training them wrong. Here's the best advice from 13 top coaches.

Full-Body Workouts of the Legends

The full-body routines of guys like Gironda and Schwarzenegger work as well today as they did 40 or 50 years ago.

The Death of Women's Bodybuilding

More and more women are lifting weights, but women's pro bodybuilding is dying fast. Here's why, plus a frightening look at the cause of “man face.”

A Strongman's Guide to Shoulder Health

Love lifting heavy? Then you either have some shoulder issues or you soon will. Follow these 5 steps to get them healthy and keep them healthy.