Heavy lifting, volume work, and constant tension. Here’s how to program them all for maximum hypertrophy.
The lifting greats knew how to get strong long before drugs and long before science came along to prove their methods. Here are their best secrets.
If cardio is causing you to lose gains, you're doing it wrong. Here's how to build your glutes, hamstrings and quads with conditioning work.
Pain makes it harder to lift and stay motivated. Not getting relief? Trigger point therapy may be your solution. Here's how to do it.
If you've only been training for a couple of years, just about anything you do in the weightroom will make you stronger. However, those of you who have been training a bit longer need to pull out the heavy artillery.
All three of these training methods are valid. Problem is, they're being misused by dumb coaches and ignorant athletes. Are you one of them?
Body fat percentage, full body workouts, somatotypes. Are your ideas about these things holding back your progress?
Stimulate the neurological/myofibril connection to accelerate strength and muscle gains. Here’s how.
Dan John wants to know if you're making progress. It seems the answer should be simple, but is it? Fortunately, the big guy offers up 3 unorthodox ways to gauge your answer. (Wait until you read about the "pencil test".)
These painful combos prolong time under tension and increase metabolic stress. That means a bigger chest, back, and legs!
3 nationally-ranked competitors agree it's explosiveness that takes your results to the next level.
Everyone does these three stretches... and just about everyone is screwing them up. Are you?
There's nothing sexier than a fit, confident, strong woman. Here's how to turn your cardio queen into a T Vixen.
Using dead stop movements to blow past a sticking point; how ab work has nothing to do with building a six-pack; and how you should blow-torch the treadmill and burn fat in a way that works.
Have a love-hate relationship with the overhead press? Want to do them, but your shoulders say no? Here are 5 exercises that work just as well.
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.
One less excuse for puny calves, one more exercise for growing them, and one more trick to beat them into submission.
Nothing wrecks a natural lifter faster than training like an “enhanced” bodybuilder. Here are the scientific reasons why.
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.
Ask yourself these three important questions and you’ll be able to choose better workouts for your goals.
These stretches are common, but they often lead to even more painful problems. Here's what to do instead.
Ready to take your training up a notch? Try never-ending sets, tonnage programs, and minute-on-the-minute sets.
These odd-looking but highly effective pressing exercises build slabs of muscle and even improve your lifting mechanics.
If your muscle-building progress has stalled, you're probably focusing on the wrong things, or simply not working hard enough.
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.