We love the workouts that make you ache, the ones that make you shake your fist at the heavens above. This one involves doing one-rep maxes with 60-second negatives, followed by some nice drop sets.
It's probably the simplest training method imaginable, but it's oh-so effective in promoting shoulder stability and building power and strength. All it takes is a minute and thirty seconds, three times a week.
Most personal trainers couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were printed on the heel, so when it comes to squats and deadlifts, their advice is usually dead wrong.
Life getting in the way of your gains? Keep making progress with these strategies.
Too often, lifters assume what works for the chest works for the calves. Not so. Here, finally, is the definitive calf-training article.
We don't have a picture of him in the article. We don't even know his name. But this alleged monster's training program was too compelling to pass up because of a technicality.
This is going to be the best training year ever, only you're so jacked up you can barely go number two without having a troop of Boy Scouts lower you onto the toilet seat. Lifter, heal thyself!
From A to Z, Tony G's got some ideas about every bodybuilding, diet, and performance topic you can think of, not to mention some appealing notions about hottie Kate Beckinsale. A very cool, fun, and informative article.
If you've been reading Testosterone for any length of time, you've figured out that each article is just another piece of the weightlifting puzzle. This one's about a big piece of the puzzle, one that's often neglected: the brain.
Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.
It may just be the biggest of the big compound movements. Find out why this hellacious exercise is a favorite of Charles Poliquin!
Are you strong? Like really strong? Find out here.
We'll admit it. Warm-ups suck. They're no fun, but we realize their importance. Luckily, Jeremy Frisch has come up with a couple that are hugely effective while still being tolerable to us warm-up haters.
Do less to build more muscle? The pros and cons of low volume training.
A program is only as good as its progressions. Why? Because once you adapt to the challenges, they stop working. Here's what to do to continue losing fat and building muscle.
Certain things look good on paper, but most don't pan out. For instance, Eric Cressey thinks wave loading is a bunch of hooey, as are weight gain powders and, believe it or not, the notion that external rotation movements are a cure all.
Those guys who think planks and Bosu Ball triceps kickbacks are giving their core a good workout are poor, pathetic slobs. If you really want to work the core, you've got to raise the weight over your head.
There's a difference between mobility and stability. Mobility is the ability to produce a desired movement, while stability is the ability to resist an undesired movement. Knowing the difference is the key to performance.
Scott Abel says that maximum load isn't the same thing as maximum weight and he wonders why most people don't get this. How much you can lift isn't the deciding factor; the deciding factor is how much stress a muscle endures.
This is probably the most blistering, pain-inducing calf routine you'll ever try. Make sure you first line up some Boy Scouts working on their merit badges to help you walk from your bed to the bathroom.
You should be able to perform a strict rock-bottom squat, at least with bodyweight. Here’s why and how to achieve it.
Your teacher always said that ditching math class would come back to bite you on the butt and she was right. Luckily, Nick Tumminello is here to show you how vector mathematics can improve your workouts. (Really.)
With squats, fear is often the limiting factor. Part of us is afraid that a big weight will flatten us like a pancake and make people want to pour syrup onto us. Heavy Supports will cure that fear.
Three days of serious lifting per week and four crucial exercises will turn you into a warrior. Here’s the plan.
We all know what kind of training Chad puts his clients through, but what about Chad himself? Amazingly, his own training is mixture of Crossfit and H.I.T. Kidding! You'll be glad to hear that he practices what he preaches.