Dave Draper, the best bodybuilder to never win Mr. Olympia, expounds on the agony and ecstasy of a life spent lifting.
To get bigger and stronger, you may need to kick off the shoes and start from the ground up.
Stagnation is unacceptable. Revive your workouts and watch your muscle mass increase while your body fat decreases.
The first installment of our new series demolishes old ideas about getting bigger and stronger, addressing imbalances, and preventing injuries.
Coach Mike explains why the exercises an athlete doesn't perform can have the biggest impact on his success in a training program.
Squats or leg presses? Barbell or Hammer machine? The right answer depends on what you want to get out of your workouts.
An ab training article for people who do more than take mirror selfies.
For a fat burning hit, a massive conditioning bang, and some appreciable muscle, do complexes. Here’s how.
Need some change in your exercise selection? Give these unusual but effective movements a shot.
A veteran strength coach riffs on deadlifts, squats, rollouts, and why he'd rather not have to explain why his athletes get so many strange bruises.
The powerlifter and entrepreneur talks about bodybuilding, success, injuries, and what we can learn from kindergartners.
Christian shows you how to blast your biceps into oblivion, damaging the muscle fibers so much that they either grow or die!
With all the cardio options out there, it's no wonder we're confused about the best way to incorporate it into our workouts! Coach Robertson summarizes the pros and cons of each variation and helps us with fat-burning program design.
Think your core strength is pretty good? Now's the time to find out. These two tests will tell you if your abs are strong or if they're a weak link.
There are lots of ways to go from lumpy to lean, or skinny to studly, but all muscle makeovers have these common traits.
Cressey's 2008 lessons-learned include how to stay lean without really trying, loving the goniometer, how alcohol kills soft tissue quality, and lots more.
Coach Nick has new ways to build strength and size for the lifter with wounded knees, shell-shocked shoulders, or a balky back.
It's not how many reps you do, or how heavy the load is that matters. What matters is how long the sets last.
What happens when a barbell guy devotes himself to kettlebells for eight weeks? More than he expected.
Three exercises, 25 total reps with a 4-6RM. Don’t worry about sets, rest periods, or even reps per round. Do it. Here’s how and why.
Overload is the training stress the body must adapt to. It’s the driving force of muscle growth. Get it in your training to make gains.
Stretches to ensure chest/shoulder stability, health, AND performance. Check ‘em out.
Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.
Ready to go for a new PR in the bench press, squat, or deadlift? How you warm up could make or break your max. Follow these guidelines.
Cut your time in the gym without compromising your results? It's a smarter and more effective approach to training.