Those aches and pains, that annoying inflexibility, that injury that flares up whenever you try to deadlift a number that's higher than your IQ – all of it could be the result of tight or inflamed fascia.
The Fortress believes there are four fundamental directions a weight must be pulled or lifted in order to build a kick-ass back. He calls it his Directional Back Training Principle and it has nothing to do with North and South.
Size or strength? Now you don't have to decide. Here's a program that uses high tension and high volume to make you strong and big.
Anytime you plateau in training, it's rarely because your program isn't complex enough. Usually it's because you've strayed from the basics. Here's an overview of the basics of training.
Whether you're a bodybuilder, strength athlete, or football player, learning the snatch can take you to a whole new plane of development. This article is chock-full of helpful videos that will have you snatching in no time.
"You're a worm – a gutless worm, with puny legs to boot." And that's just Rob Fortney talkin' to his kids about their leg development! Imagine what he's going to say to you, you weak little douchebag.
Waterbury talks about his new e-book, Larry David, his gig with Rickson Gracie, and oh yeah, training and stuff. In fact, we're heading off to the gym right now to test drive his little dip, chin, and deadlift training circuit.
Tony shoots apart training myths like they were ducks and he was a starving fat man sitting in a pond with a rifle. Read about the "other side of the core," deadlifting mistakes, and the pencil test. (You gotta' take the pencil test.)
Finally, a warm-up routine that even people who hate warming up can handle! This short series of drills will not only make you feel better, but the increased mobility you'll gain will help you make unprecedented gains in the gym.
The boneheads in your gym only know one way to make an exercise tougher – add more weight. That's why boneheads never build more muscle, no matter how long they work out. Our resident Scotsman knows some remedies.
Chad thinks it's time to cut the crap about motor unit recruitment. He feels there's a fundamental misunderstanding about the subject and he doesn't know whether the truth was simply forgotten, or never learned in the first place.
Nobody cares about injuries (boring!) until they get one. That's too bad, because sooner or later your knee, shoulder, hip, or back is going to start barking like a coonhound on the hunt. Even babes aren't immune.
The best squat depth? The right position for the knees? Here’s what you need to know.
Want to build great abs? Forget sit-ups. Want great biceps? Forget all those curls. Want a great chest? Forget the bench press. According to Chad, isolation movements are a waste of time. He's either nuts or a great visionary.
More great training advice for new lifters. Even you crusty vets will learn something. Check it out.
If you're new to bodybuilding, this one is for you. Check it out.
In honor of the League Championships that start tonight, we present a look at how baseball has pretty much abused weight training and sports preparation in general. Hell, listening to Eric Cressey, it's a wonder any of them can throw a ball.
To win the war on der chest, we must attack it, Blitzkrieg style! We shall crush the pectoral enemy, see it driven before us, and listen to the lamentation of the vimmen!
If you bust your butt using these methods, you'll burn fat even while you're sitting on that same butt hours later.
The true Master Blaster pontificates on shoulder training, adding muscle without putting on fat, BCAA's, whole eggs vs. egg whites, hot Asian chicks, recruiting more motor units, dumb exercises, bar speed, and his inability to love. (We made up that last one.)
It looks crazy, but this workout gadget, which you can make yourself, will kick your butt. Here’s how.
A grab bag of tips for bodybuilders, strength athletes and more. Regardless of your sports calling, you're guaranteed to find something useful here.
Girls may hate to see you leave, but if you've got a broad back, they'll love to watch you go. (Course it helps if you've got a nice ass, too, but that's a whole 'nother article.) Mike Robertson is here to troubleshoot your rowing.
If you're a bodybuilder and you've spent your weightlifting life doing sets of 8,10, 12, etc., doing singles will absolutely blow you up. A terrific idea and a terrific program that'll raise you head and shoulders above the competition.
You need to know the differences and use the one that’s right for you. A must-read for squat freaks.