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Tip: Do Inclines With a Thumbless Grip

Shoulder pain when bench pressing? Don't stop benching, just try this variation.

Tip: The Biggest Mistake Lifters Make

If your main goal right now is to build strength, avoid this common mistake.

Tip: 4 Technique Fixers for Strength Gains

There's nothing dumber than trying to get stronger without first getting your technique right. Follow these handy guidelines.

Expert Advice for the Over-40 Lifter

What happens to the after-40 lifter? Does this milestone mean you have to train like a grandpa? Not necessarily. But here's what will lengthen your lifting life.

Tip: The Ultimate Shoulder Warm-Up

Grab a light band and run through this clever drill. Your shoulders will feel amazing and you'll be ready to smash the heavy weights.

Tip: The Safe Way to Bench on a Smith Machine

Yes, the evil Smith machine can help you build your chest, but only if you use it wisely. Here's the trick.

Tip: The Missing Trap-Building Exercises

You need more than shrugs for big traps. Add one of these four movements to your list.

Tip: For Strength, Simplify Your Workout

To get strong, take the minimalist approach. Here's why.

Tip: The False-Grip Overhead Press

A thumbless grip can help you prevent or work around shoulder issues. Here's how to do it safely and effectively.

Tip: HIIT It or Quit It?

Is high-intensity interval training really superior to longer cardio workouts? Here's the science.

Tip: Stand Up While Training These Muscles

It works far better than you would have ever guessed.

Tip: Walk This Way to Burn More Fat

A simple, stress-reducing way to burn more calories when you walk.

Tip: The Bench Press is a Whole-Body Exercise

To get the most out of the bench, you must make it a whole-body lift. Here are four ways to do it.

Ditch the Barbell for Big, Healthy Shoulders

Overhead barbell presses can restrict joint mobility and mess up your shoulders. Here are five one-arm alternatives that work better.

Tip: A Simple Mobility Drill for Healthy Shoulders

Do this easy drill daily to fix up your grouchy shoulders and prevent lifting injuries.

Tip: For Big Pecs, Do This After Bench Pressing

The barbell bench press is great, but it's not that great at targeting the pecs. Add these two exercises to chest day to really grow.

Chest Training for Natural Guys

Whether you've got a weak chest, mobility issues, technique problems, or are just cursed with droopy pecs, this will show you how to fix it.

Tip: The Squat You Should Be Doing

All types of squats have their benefits, but this one might just be the best all-around variation.

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.

Tip: How to Bring Up a Weak Body Part

Big back, small legs? Big chest, small arms? Here's how to schedule your workouts to bring up those lagging muscle groups.

The Best Way to Build Traps

Nothing says strength and power like big traps. Sadly, most people are training them wrong. Here's the best advice from 13 top coaches.

Tip: Machines for Functional Fitness?

Sure, free weights are generally better, but not for everything. Even CrossFitters can benefit from them. Here's how.

Tip: 25 Ways to Smash Strength Plateaus

Can't seem to add another 5 pounds to your bench press? Squat or deadlift stuck? Try one of these proven methods.

The 8 Rules of Maximal Strength

Here's how to be the strongest person in your gym. The catch? You'll also have to be smart about your training. Follow these rules.

Tip: The Italian Tune-Up

A fast metcon workout that melts fat and builds muscle. Works with cycling, running, or ropes. Check it out.