Spoiler alert: It's tempo. Here's how to manipulate it for hypertrophy, strength, and even fat loss.
Most of the time you're just cheating yourself... and you look stupid. Here's why it completely trashes the training effect.
Powerlifting has a total – the sum of its three lifts. CrossFit has a total too. But are they really the best tests of athleticism? Enter the Pendlay total.
What happens when you combine several popular recovery methods? This new study tested it out.
You still have decades left in your training career, but you need to start doing these four things before it's too late.
Deadlifting with a mixed grip (one hand under, one hand over) is a mistake for most lifters.
Squats rock, but they actually don't give you complete quad development. Here's what gets skipped and what exercise will fix it.
If squatting causes pain in your low back, knees, or shoulders, try one of these pain-free exercises that'll still get you big and strong.
Straps are used by pro bodybuilders, figure competitors, strongmen, and even powerlifters, so why the outrage? Here's how to use them wisely.
If you train upper body with this specific rep range while working the lower body with another specific range, you'll make lots more progress.
Love the Olympic lifts but also want to look like you lift? Add these accessory moves to your plan.
Smoke that butt with these two banded exercise variations.
Add this tweak to your favorite stretch and really loosen up those tight lats.
If you're not a powerlifter, or it's not the right time in your training cycle, then going for a PR is just plain dumb. Here's why.
Being big is great, but being big with visible abs is a thousand times better. Here's how to get there.
A new study shows that this method of weight training works great, and it can cut your workout time in half.
Sure, your phone has a timer, but taking a stopwatch to the gym can help you ramp up training density without distractions. Here's how.
Pro bodybuilders, hot fitness chicks, strongmen, and even powerlifters sometimes use the Smith machine. Here's why.
Why do smart lifters let their technique go haywire? Ego lifting? Unawareness? Here are the most common problems.
Do you tuck your tail when you squat? Not good. Here’s how to fix it.
Sure, try to add more weight to the bar, but understand that it has its limits, and it's not that great for building mass. Here's why.
Now we know exactly how much time we can take off between training and a strength competition. Check out the new science.
A meta-study looks at whether lowering a weight slowly really builds more muscle than lifting it fast.
People will try the weirdest diets and workouts, but many won't do the simple things proven to work. Here are three of them.
Everything a weight-lifting woman ever wanted to know about breast implants but was afraid to ask.