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Tip: How to Do a Regular-Guy Deload

If you don't compete in powerlifting, do you still need to deload? Yes, if you train hard. Here's why and what to do.

Shock Training for Superhuman Power

Apply the principles of Soviet depth-jump training to push-ups and kettlebell swings to build unreal explosiveness and strength.

Tip: What Powerlifters Can Learn From Bodybuilders

When strength athletes occasionally train like bodybuilders, they get even stronger and decrease the chance of injuries. Here's how.

Tip: 6 Quick Tips for Complete Pec Development

It takes more than barbell benching to build an impressive chest. Try these tips and tricks.

Tip: 4 Lat-Building Exercises You've Never Tried

You've probably never even SEEN these before. Give 'em a shot!

Tip: 3 Exercises That Beat Boring Planks

Pretending to be a 2-by-4 is not an effective exercise. Do these 3 core movements instead and help make planks obsolete.

Tip: 3 Ideas to Help You Understand Technique

Read this and you'll know more about the causes of poor form and how to fix it than any form Nazi in your gym.

5 Push-Ups for High Performance

Regular push-ups getting too easy? Try these variations to boost strength and power, nail your core, and improve shoulder health.

Tip: Soreness – Good or Bad?

It's a trickier subject than you think. Here's what you really need to know.

The Missing Half of Your Deadlift

Everybody focuses on pulling the bar off the floor, but the most important factor is how you lower it. Here's why.

Tip: Can Anyone Build 19-Inch Arms?

Is there a secret to building big arms? Well, kinda. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: 3 Ways to Get Growing Again

Gains stalled even though you're training hard? Try one (or all) of these proven progress re-starters.

Tip: Do This Before a Squat PR Attempt

These three quick primer exercises will prepare your body for a record-breaking squat.

Tip: A New Variation on Seated Rows

Make this simple adjustment to really target the lats instead of the upper back. You'll get an unearthly pump!

Question of Strength 56

Unstick your bench press, see how trap bar deadlifts compare to conventional deads, and get the facts on fat burners. It's all here.

Tip: Should Kids Specialize In Sports?

Some parents believe in early specialization. Are they right? Info here.

3 Lessons From Bodybuilding Legend Bill Pearl

Bill Pearl is widely acknowledged as the first thinking man's bodybuilder. Here are three things you can learn from him about building muscle.

Tip: You're Still an Ego Lifter

Newbies do it, and it can even sneak into an experienced lifter's workouts. Here's what to watch out for.

Tip: Why Evening Training is the Worst

If you can, try to work out earlier in the day. Here's why.

The Yearly Test: 5 Ways to Access Real Progress

Are you stronger than you were last year? Leaner? Healthier? Assess yourself in all areas of fitness. Here's what to do.

Tip: Test Your Stability in One Minute

It's the ultimate lower-body stability test and it only takes 60 seconds. Try this now.

The Best Lift for Every Body Part

Can't spend a ton of time in the gym? Build a physique that looks like you do. Make these exercises a priority.

Question of Power 5

How to make your pecs jacked (not just strong), what bodybuilders and powerlifters can learn from each other, and simplifying fat loss.

Tip: The Strength Test Real Lifters Can Pass

Are you strong? Like, really strong in a real-world kinda way? Take this test and find out.

6 Uncomfortable Thoughts About Exercise Form

Experienced lifters and coaches know that exercise form is highly individual and highly goal dependent. Here's why.