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Squat Right for Your Type

Don't freak out, but not everyone is built for barbell back squats. Luckily, there are plenty of hardcore alternatives.

Tip: The Dumbest Exercise in Existence

It's the favorite exercise of bad personal trainers and people who don't look like they lift. Here's why you should avoid it.

In Defense of CrossFit

For all its flaws, CrossFit has done wonders for fitness. It's time we give credit where credit is due, even if CrossFitters are kinda annoying.

Tip: The Most Painful (and Effective) Way to Squat

Yeah, it hurts, but if your legs are lagging it'll build them up fast.

Want Big Arms? Stop Wasting Your Time!

You've spent 6 months trying to add a quarter inch to your arms. Dr Darden has just one question: “Why take 6 months to do it when you could do the same thing in 2 weeks?” Here's how...

Tip: Use Vinegar to Get Lean & Build Muscle

Vinegar helps optimize insulin sensitivity. Learn how it works and how much to use.

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: The Pill That Makes Damaged Muscles Bigger

This plant chemical takes away soreness, but it turns out it also makes injured and bruised muscles heal faster.

Tip: 4 Ways to Strengthen the Low Back

Prevent injury and boost your squat and deadlift with these awesome exercises.

Westside Wisdom

The godfather of powerlifting talks about Max Effort, Dynamic Effort, explosiveness, box squats, and more!

Tip: Make Room for Big-Bottomed Girls?

Bodybuilding has finally jumped the shark by starting a division for women with bikini-figure upper bodies and Kardashian-esque lower bodies.

Top 10 Deadlifting Mistakes and How to Fix Them

When a guy who can pull 800 pounds in his sleep talks deadlifting, you'd better listen up and take notes.

P90X and Muscle Confusion: The Truth

You may not be doing P90X, but plenty of your schmuck friends are. Let them read this and save them from mediocrity.

Tip: The Coregasm is Real

Women have whispered about it for years and now science has confirmed its existence. This is fascinating.

13 Ways to Improve Your Deadlift, Fast!

These tips, cues, adjustments, and "tricks" will have you deadlifting more weight right away. Check 'em out.

Tip: Bodyweight-Only Backside Training

Build your hamstrings, glutes, and back. No weight plates required. Check out these surprisingly challenging exercises.

The Fallacy of High-Rep Olympic Lifting

High-rep Olympic lifting is rising in popularity largely do to CrossFit. But is it a smart way to train?

Tip: Can't Do This? Then Hold Off on Bench Presses

Pass this relative strength test with flying colors before you bench press. Many people can't, even if they think they can.

Tip: The Upper Chest Push-Up

Replace regular push-ups with this version to fix S.U.C Syndrome. (That's Scrawny Upper Chest Syndrome.)

Tip: 3 Rules for Lifters Who Love Coffee

Here's why you shouldn't drink coffee after training, plus two more java rules you need to know.

Tip: For Stronger Traps, Do THIS Instead of Shrugs

One exercise combined with a specific technique can be the key to increasing trap size and strength. Take a look.

The Truth About Belts, Lifting Shoes, and Straps

Do you use straps, Olympic lifting shoes, or a belt? Should you be using them? Here's how to know.

How to Lift Forever: 5 Mandatory Exercises

Love lifting? Want to keep doing it for life? Then you need to balance your workouts and fix your posture with these five exercises.

How To Tell When a Trainer Sucks

Nowadays it seems like every third person is a trainer or coach of some kind. It's time we held some of these lugnuts accountable.

Tip: Do Kelso Shrugs for Complete Trap Development

Your "yoke" training is missing something, and it shows. Try these two exercise variations for bigger, stronger traps.