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Tip: The Goblet Squat Test

If you can pass this test, move to heavy barbell squats. If not, you have some work to do first.

Tip: Do the Dead-Stop Row for a Bigger Back

You already know you need to "row to grow" but you've probably never tried this effective row variation. Check it out.

For Big Shoulders, Ditch the Free Weights

For shoulders, free weights involve too much wasted movement. Not so with cable exercises. Here are 4 that'll blast your delts into oblivion.

12 Strength Tests You Must Master

Warning: These tests might reveal things about your strength and athleticism that you're not willing to face. How do you stack up?

5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

Jim Wendler's 5/3/1/ program promises slow and steady gains that will eventually turn you into the strongest guy in the gym. And it delivers, every time.

A Powerful New Way to Squat

Squat like a monster. Frankenstein's monster to be exact. It'll build your quads, improve your regular squat form, and make you beastly strong.

Tip: The Capsule That Does It All

This jack-of-all-trades supplement grows muscle, reduces fat, raises testosterone, lowers estrogen, and fights diseases.

Tip: The Vitamin That Treats Anxiety & Panic Attacks

Some people may need drugs for anxiety, but others just have a simple vitamin or mineral deficiency. Here's the science.

5 New Strategies for Fat Loss

Here are five training and diet tips to help you lose the fat, keep the muscle, and make some jaws drop.

The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters

Bodybuilding is full of programs used by "enhanced" lifters, but most people don't take drugs and can't get good results. This effective program is for them.

Tip: What Erections Tell You About Your Health

Boners are a better predictor of future health than smoking, high blood pressure, or diabetes. Here's why.

Push-Pull-Legs: The Ultimate Split

Training one body part per day is outdated, and full-body workouts don't always cut it. Push-pull-legs is superior for any goal. Here's why.

The Most Painful Way to Build Muscle

Double muscle thickness? A new study showed that one training method may just be able to do it... if you can handle the pain.

The Best Damn Workout Plan for Natural Lifters, Part 2

Not using drugs? Then stop training like someone who is. Here's how to milk your training for all its worth when taking the natural route.

The Best Way to Row, Period

Barbell rows are a staple for building a big back and an overall stronger body. And using an underhand grip makes them even better. Here's why.

The Simple Deadlift Program

This once-per-week deadlift program will give you a 20-50 pound increase in 1RM over a 16-week period.

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 8 Most Effective Training Splits

It's time for a new training split, one that better fits your goals and your schedule. Choose one of these 8 proven splits and get to work.

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 Texas Method

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

Steroids for Dummies

Everything you ever wanted to know but was afraid to ask.

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.

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.

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.

4 Exercises for a Thick Back

Do you turn sideways and disappear? Then you need to work on back thickness. Pull-ups alone won't do it either. Try these exercises.