The central nervous system - it's been called it the "last frontier of weight training." Regardless of whether it's the last frontier or not, it's mucho important. Knowing how to manipulate it can accelerate your progress almost beyond belief, regardless of whether you're a competitive athlete or a bodybuilder.
It takes more than just “eating less and exercising more” to reach single-digit body fat. Check out these advanced fat loss strategies.
Is it possible to build muscle and improve your athletic performance at the same time? Yes. Here's how it's done.
How many reps can you do for two alternating exercises in 15 minutes? This is just a taste of how escalating density training works. It’s a brutal, but fun way to build muscle and improve conditioning.
Extreme Performance Decline Syndrome (EPDS) sounds like a new social disease, but it really has to do with mid-set fatigue. Ever wonder why you can pump out 12 reps on the first set but then have trouble hitting 6 or 7 reps on the fifth set? Luckily, Joel Marion knows how to boost your performance.
We were going to send Chad to your house, but we couldn't find a shipping container big enough. So, we did the next best thing. This article will allow you to easily construct your very own Waterbury program. Read up, muscle up!
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.
Between working 40-60 hours per week, carting the kids around, or being forced to take those swing dancing lessons you promised your girlfriend (we've all been there), the last thing on the "to do list" is going to the gym. Mr. G has the answer: the Two-Day Workout.
Let’s tackle several different training approaches and explain why they work and when they're optimal to use.
Why do so many lifters follow programs that fail to fit any of their equipment needs, exercise issues, volume or intensity issues, or personality? Dan John calls it the "Cinderella's Stepsister Syndrome." In other words, the shoe don't fit! Here's how to find the right shoe for you. Hopefully, it doesn't have a 6-inch clear plastic heel, you tramp, you.
The true Master Blaster explains the one truly effective way to do shrugs, the only safe way to do upright rows, and the best way to do Smith Machine squats (if you really, really have to). Other topics include Charles' list of truly stupid exercises and how women can build a rear end that's so tasty it turns every man's head, along with quite a few women's heads, too.
Most conditioning programs for MMA involve equipment that just isn't that practical. Not so with this! Here’s a realistic way to whip yourself into shape.
You probably never thought about it, but most people can't produce as much force using two bilateral limbs to perform an exercise as they can if they perform the exercise with each limb individually and then add together the force of each side. It's called the bilateral deficit and you should take advantage of it to pack on some muscle.
Five things you can learn from Golden Age bodybuilders.
It's possibly the best exercise, but nearly everyone does it wrong! In addition to explaining how to troubleshoot your lunge, this article provides enough slick variations of the movement to turn you into a lunging fool.
Are you 30 years old but feel like you've got the spine of a 90-year-old well digger? Michael and Cassandra can cure what ails ya'. Practice their deloading drills regularly and your spine will soon be as straight and springy as a young poodle dog's tail.
It's a simple training strategy, but oh-so effective. Charles has just one question: Why aren't you using it!?!
Thibs is on a mission. The angry Canadian wants to see the incidence of training stupidity decrease. Are you a "kitchen sink" trainer or coach? Have you misinterpreted the concept of overtraining? If so, duck!
Damn it! Another one of those articles that forced us to reevaluate what we're doing in the gym! Regardless, we read this article and were both reminded and inspired to go into the gym and rip out one of the best workouts we've had in a long time.
Dan John is Testosterone's Yoda, wise as hell but with better skin and a heckuva' lot higher PR in the snatch than the original. However, our Yoda has had his share of Yodas to learn from. Read here as he shares his most valuable weight-lifting lessons.
We'll admit it, this interview bounces all over the place, but read it and you'll come out about 8 times smarter regarding bodybuilding (okay, maybe 7), plus you'll learn some new kick-ass exercises.
Screw the rotator cuff! That's right, screw it. When it comes to fixing shoulder pain, the the rotator cuff is over-hyped and gets way too much attention.
The key to getting the best training results at the fastest rate is heavily dependant on an effective progression plan.
New things to try out in the gym this week or in the kitchen tonight.
Whenever you can make a workout more time-efficient, you're stacking the odds heavily in your favor. Not only do you complete your training in less time, but you've also got more time to recover before the next onslaught!