What is it that separates the masterful from the mediocre? And do you have it? Find out here.
Heavy kettlebell swings could be the best damn posterior chain exercise you're not doing, possibly even better than deadlifts! Here's why.
Trainers say to avoid cheat reps, but bodybuilders use them with success. So who's right? Here's the truth, plus a pro's guide to using them correctly.
Could the Bulgarian squat be better than the King of Exercises? Ben Bruno makes his case.
Real core training is all about the anti: anti-flexion, anti-extension, and anti-rotation. Here’s what you need to know.
Real core training, real simple. The best exercises and exercise progressions for your abs.
Admit it. A lot of times you plan your workouts around your major muscle groups and just "throw in" a few sets at the end for your ancillary muscles – calves, abs, and forearms.
How to use ramp contractions and taper training to achieve a pump and thus trigger muscle growth.
There's no universally recognized name for this exercise, but we think it should be called “That movement that makes my quads bark like a dog.”
Dave Draper, the best bodybuilder to never win Mr. Olympia, expounds on the agony and ecstasy of a life spent lifting.
The interview concludes with a fascinating discussion of sit-ups, rotational strength, and a much more precise definition of "core."
The world famous spine expert puts the whole spinal flexion, rounding-the-back issue to rest, along with describing the proper way to train core rotation and much more.
The powerlifter and entrepreneur talks about bodybuilding, success, injuries, and what we can learn from kindergartners.
Sprinting - for awesome quads AND a lean body - is one of those activities we can all do, but few of us do it right.
12-week squat program that's all about through-the-roof explosiveness.
Big arms, wide shoulders, strong abs, amazing athleticism. What can we learn from gymnasts about training? Find out here.
A lot of lifters think that hardgainers rank right up there with Big Foot and Nessie on the believability scale. Writer Phillip Nation begs to differ. He thinks that true hardgainers exist and, more importantly, can be cured.
Are you doing any dips variations? You should be. Here are some interesting options, including straight bar dips and Korean dips, to jazz up your training.
Tough, tough love from 7 coaches; stuff that will make you pull the pillow over your head and shout, "no, no, no!"
Chances are, you're either a fat bastard or a skinny slacker. Regardless, here's some advice that might get your mind (and body) right.
Cluster sets will get you jacked, but they neglect two important growth pathways. Maximum Growth Clusters hit all three. Here's how to do them.
Everything you ever wanted to know about your glutes… and more. Check it out.
The most underutilized pieces of equipment in most gyms are the dumbbells. Oh sure, you might see people pumping out a few sets of biceps curls, bench presses, or flyes, but in most gyms the dumbbell racks are primarily used as a place to lean against between sets of barbell squats or benches.
If your deadlift is stuck, you need more than a new exercise or technique cue to get it moving. You need a system.
A classic biceps-building technique popularized by Arnold gets a 21st century reboot that you can apply to the whole body.