Some of you might have enjoyed the Diary of a Steroid User series as much as I did. It was an interesting, unapologetic, honest portrait of what it's like when an average Joe uses steroids. But however much I enjoyed it, I cringed when I read some of the "pyramid" workouts outlined by the anonymous author
The smart lifter’s guide to choosing the right rep ranges for his goals. It’s a bit more complicated than you think. Check it out.
Five common workout beliefs that are just plain wrong… if you know how to train.
Muscle mass secrets from the old countries
Do you know squat about the squat and other lifts? Here are some misconceptions.
"I'm sick. Should I train or not?"
Many lifters and coaches grasp the big picture when they read about the movements I prescribe for strength development, but they often miss the finer points. I've written this "Toolbox" series to help these experienced lifters fill in the blanks. It'll also help newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises.
Skinny legs are the norm among men. Don't be normal. Here's what to do.
Instead of using one dimensional thinking and throwing rocks by doing cyclical modes of cardio, why not try to cover as many needs as possible in a short period of time with a circuit of exercises?
Tried everything to get your arms to grow? No, no you haven’t. Check out these training methods.
It never ceases to amaze me how trainees like to talk two and a half times their actual size. Only in the gym will complete newbies rant about their Ronnie Coleman-like genetics before even entering their first Mr. Akron contest.
In today's training world, most experts would agree that high intensity interval training (HIIT) performed after resistance training is the best way to get lean.
Yes, folks, I'm a deadlift-aholic. I don't just want to pull; I want to pull every minute of every day for the rest of my life.
We have some good news for you. The New Year's resolution crowd, famous for clogging up the gym for the first two months of every year, is starting to dwindle. As they devolve back into their sedentary lifestyles, you have the opportunity to evolve your training program to reach even greater heights. In this series, we'll show you how!
Fire, wood, earth, metal, water. What “type” are you when it comes to natural strength and the ability to build muscle? Find out here.
How to use this awesome gymnastic movement in a regular gym to build size and strength.
Accelerate your strength development, increase your explosiveness, and boost your work capacity. Here’s how.
There's something special about a firm and flat midsection. Your abdominals attract attention like nothing else.
It happens every time I write an article or give a workshop. Someone asks me, "So, uh, Dan, do you think I should do it five times a week or should I do it twice a day?" It doesn't matter what "it" is – one arm lifts, Tabata front squats, Olympic lifts–I always get the same perplexing response.
When you think of science, the first thing that probably comes to mind is images of atrophied, goggle-wearing weaklings in white coats. Bulging muscles and inhuman strength are certainly not part of your mental image!
"Ms. Beast" tells how to develop a shapely, firm physique
In this article I'll be focusing specifically on handling injuries to the lower back or lumbar region.
The three-step plan for setting up for a bench press PR.
High intensity vs. volume training. Olympic lifting vs. powerlifting. High intensity cardio vs. low intensity cardio. The list of debates and disputes in this field goes on and on, and perhaps the most disputed area is abdominal training.
To get stronger, a lifter must discover his weak points, then work to bring them up. These exercises will help.