Want to build pure brute strength? How about unadulterated muscular size? Maybe both? Here are the best set/rep schemes for your goal.
Coach Boyle's been dragging his calloused butt through the weighlifting business for 25 years. During that time he's made a few mistakes, but luckily for you whippersnappers, he wants to save you from making those same mistakes.
Warning: This is hilarious powerlifter humor and probably offensive to hyper-sensitive weak people.
There's no such thing as isolation in training or in life. Everything you do, have done, and will do, affects everything else. Success is a synergistic – not additive – phenomenon.
In four months I'll be a whopping 28 years old. I know a thing or two about training and all that goes into it, but I also respect the fact that there's a hell of a lot I don't know enough about, and other topics I need to know something about that I'm not even aware of!
Time to go outside and get ugly. Revive your inner warrior and do these three nasty strength and stamina drills once a week.
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
These three exercises can wreck your knees. Don't worry, you can modify the movements or just replace them with something better. Here's how.
If your posture kinda sucks, you may be one exercise away from injury. Here's what to skip, plus alternatives to get you jacked and fix that ugly posture.
Three experts devise training programs for 5 different body parts. If there’s something you want to build, start with one of these plans.
She did 15 minutes on the elliptical trainer. Then she did arm curls, leg extensions, straight leg raises, and side bends-lots of side bends. In short, she was doing everything wrong.
Give these training strategies a try to quickly fix your lagging muscle groups.
The boneheads in your gym only know one way to make an exercise tougher – add more weight. That's why boneheads never build more muscle, no matter how long they work out. Our resident Scotsman knows some remedies.
Separate the advice you need from the advice you need to disregard. And get your squat up already!
Lift big-ass weights without pain using these three very advanced techniques.
You'll never hit that PR if your mind isn't in the game. Here's how to trick your brain into blasting big weights.
If your muscle-building progress has stalled, you're probably focusing on the wrong things, or simply not working hard enough.
These odd-looking but highly effective pressing exercises build slabs of muscle and even improve your lifting mechanics.
Ready to take your training up a notch? Try never-ending sets, tonnage programs, and minute-on-the-minute sets.
These stretches are common, but they often lead to even more painful problems. Here's what to do instead.
Ask yourself these three important questions and you’ll be able to choose better workouts for your goals.
If this list can't convince you to include at least a bit of fast lifting in your routine, you might want to seek professional help to discuss why you're avoiding maximum success.
Nothing wrecks a natural lifter faster than training like an “enhanced” bodybuilder. Here are the scientific reasons why.
One less excuse for puny calves, one more exercise for growing them, and one more trick to beat them into submission.
Three trendy exercises that wreck your delts and keep your orthopedic surgeon in business. Plus the exercise you need to do to fix your shoulders.