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The Secret to Motor Unit Recruitment

Chad thinks it's time to cut the crap about motor unit recruitment. He feels there's a fundamental misunderstanding about the subject and he doesn't know whether the truth was simply forgotten, or never learned in the first place.

The Injury Prevention Roundtable

Nobody cares about injuries (boring!) until they get one. That's too bad, because sooner or later your knee, shoulder, hip, or back is going to start barking like a coonhound on the hunt. Even babes aren't immune.

Leg Training Myths Exposed

The best squat depth? The right position for the knees? Here’s what you need to know.

Big Bang-For-Your-Buck Exercises

Want to build great abs? Forget sit-ups. Want great biceps? Forget all those curls. Want a great chest? Forget the bench press. According to Chad, isolation movements are a waste of time. He's either nuts or a great visionary.

Training for Newbies - Part 2

More great training advice for new lifters. Even you crusty vets will learn something. Check it out.

Training for Newbies - Part 1

If you're new to bodybuilding, this one is for you. Check it out.

The Round-Up Interviews: Eric Cressey

In honor of the League Championships that start tonight, we present a look at how baseball has pretty much abused weight training and sports preparation in general. Hell, listening to Eric Cressey, it's a wonder any of them can throw a ball.

Blitzkrieg Triple Dumbbell Press

To win the war on der chest, we must attack it, Blitzkrieg style! We shall crush the pectoral enemy, see it driven before us, and listen to the lamentation of the vimmen!

The HIIT Revolution for Fat Burning Success

If you bust your butt using these methods, you'll burn fat even while you're sitting on that same butt hours later.

Question of Strength 40

The true Master Blaster pontificates on shoulder training, adding muscle without putting on fat, BCAA's, whole eggs vs. egg whites, hot Asian chicks, recruiting more motor units, dumb exercises, bar speed, and his inability to love. (We made up that last one.)

The Sloshing Pillar of Pain

It looks crazy, but this workout gadget, which you can make yourself, will kick your butt. Here’s how.

50 More Tips for Serious Athletes

A grab bag of tips for bodybuilders, strength athletes and more. Regardless of your sports calling, you're guaranteed to find something useful here.

Row Right

Girls may hate to see you leave, but if you've got a broad back, they'll love to watch you go. (Course it helps if you've got a nice ass, too, but that's a whole 'nother article.) Mike Robertson is here to troubleshoot your rowing.

A Singular Workout

If you're a bodybuilder and you've spent your weightlifting life doing sets of 8,10, 12, etc., doing singles will absolutely blow you up. A terrific idea and a terrific program that'll raise you head and shoulders above the competition.

Olympic vs. Powerlifting Squats

You need to know the differences and use the one that’s right for you. A must-read for squat freaks.

Staggered Ab Training

Finally, an ab training program that's excuse proof! No more throwing in a couple of pathetic, obligatory crunches at the end of a workout. And the answer was staring you in the face the whole time.

  • Abs
  • 3 Ways to Grow More Muscle

    From beginner to advanced lifter, here’s how to balance the three most important mechanisms of hypertrophy.

    Training to Failure

    Matt Phelps is hugely pissed about the term "failure" and what it really means. He thinks exercise physiologists have one idea while the guys in the trenches, i.e., the guys in the gym, have a different, more realistic idea.

    Just One Exercise

    Mike Boyle hates the question, "If you could only do one exercise, what would it be?" To him, it's like asking if Superman could beat the Hulk. Regardless, he gave us an answer that's pretty intriguing.

    Maximum Recruitment Training 2

    You got the introduction to MRT last week, now here's the meat. If you've got limited time but want maximum results, this is your baby. The cool thing? The workouts won't take you much longer than 30 minutes.

    Incline Dumbbell Curls

    So you think you know how to do plain, simple, Incline Dumbbell Curls, huh? Well maybe you do, but there are at least a couple of trick you can pull to make the movement a whole lot more effective.

    Maximum Recruitment Training 1

    When anyone talks about training for any goal, they need to consider force, speed, and muscle fiber recruitment. They're the gears that are driving the bus, and Chad Waterbury is at the wheel. Remember, though, that the driver carries no change.

    5 Battle-Tested Strategies for Size and Strength

    James Chan is into machine gunning, shot guns, and cross wiring. If we didn't know better, we'd think he was one of those militia guys holed up in some shack in Montana, swearing never to be taken alive.

    Question of Strength 39

    Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

    The Lumberjack Squat

    The "lumberjack squat" isn't what people in the logging industry head off to do behind a large poplar tree after having a hearty breakfast of bran flakes. Instead, it's a helluva' cool squatting movement that doesn't compress the spine.