Most people, even lifters, have weak hamstrings. Here’s why and how to get them bigger and stronger.
Cardio steals your gains, bro! Or does it? Here’s what strength and power athletes really need to know.
If you've spent most of your lifting career doing 3 sets of 10 reps, do the opposite and you'll see astounding new gains. Here's why and how to program it.
The Most Important Thing I Know About Training
Personalize high volume training for your body type and get maximum gains in size and strength. Get the details here.
Thirteen interesting exercises you've probably never tried: new movements that'll break you out of your training rut and infuse some diversity into your workouts.
What is it about Canada and great strength coaches? For some unknown reason, the Great White North produces some of the world's best coaches and trainers, with Charles Poliquin, Christian Thibaudeau, and Charlie Francis being just a few examples. Now, another young Canadian is beginning to climb into the ranks of the elite: John Paul Catanzaro.
It seems that in every family there's always a black sheep, someone who just doesn't quite fit in with the rest. It might be your crazy Aunt Sally who's run off and joined a cult, or maybe your family has its own cousin Eddie of National Lampoon "Vacation" fame.
The Blind Leading the Blind
Since I've started writing for the T-Nation, I've gotten 100's of e-mails asking me varying questions about the rotator cuff and its many somewhat magical qualities. While it may not be as cool as big quads or a great set of guns, a well-developed rotator cuff is sexy in its own, injury-free kind of way.
This legendary strength coach shares wisdom on lifting, living, and learning. Apply it all and you'll perform better than you ever have.
Gary Homann isn't your garden variety weightlifter. Sure, he's 180 pounds at 6% body fat. Sure, he had the best 500 meter indoor rowing time in the world last year in his class and he's been an ACSM certified health and fitness instructor for the past nine years. But Gary's also got a Master's degree in applied health psychology and is currently working on finishing his Ph.D. in psychology.
Whether your goal is to build an amazing physique, a record deadlift, or simply put slabs of muscle on your lower back, try out a few of these exercises.
Everything you need to know about advanced band training for size and strength.
his article is for those veteran trainers who have built a fair amount of size: are you seduced by mass to the exception of everything else?
Nothing makes PRs and gains stagnate sooner than training like a granny. Want to harden up fast? Lift fast.
Sometimes it's really interesting to dig into the microscopic details of training and nutrition, to dissect the body of academia and examine every little study. That's how we learn things. That's how we refine the science that later helps us get bigger and stronger and leaner.
How to improve your squat form and hit a new PR, even if you have bad levers.
In the dawn of the bodybuilding era, back in the 1940's, 50's and 60's, muscularity was basically only a matter of having a lot of size and mass.
Coach Staley provides his best tips that have made the greatest impact on how he thinks and trains. Check it out.
The whole point of this article is for me to discuss the top ten things I've learned about training.
Big arms, wide shoulders, strong abs, amazing athleticism. What can we learn from gymnasts about training? Find out here.
The author of the following article is a cop, a twenty year vet in an urban city's police department.
Over the past few years I've seen many lifters and coaches discussing the seemingly strange movements I prescribe for strength development. Many of these guys are grasping the big picture but missing many of the finer points. To remedy this, I've written this "toolbox" series to help experienced lifters fill in the blanks and newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises.