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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.

Tip: 200 Pound Man, 100 Pound Dumbbell

Can you pass this strength test? All you'll need is a dumbbell that's 50 percent of your bodyweight.

Tip: The Purpose of the Leg Press

Some coaches say the leg press is useless. They're wrong. Here's why.

Real Men Train Their Glutes

Want a stronger, more powerful body? You need a strong butt. Glute-specific training isn't just for the girls. Here's your man-plan.

Tip: Smoke Your Legs With an EZ-Bar

It's not just for arm day, you meathead. Try these awesome lower-body exercises.

The Truth About Rest-Pause Training

If you look at the research, you'll see that rest-pause training isn't what it's cracked up to be. Here's why.

Stop Stretching, Start Lifting

The right kind of lifting will increase mobility and flexibility better than stretching or goofy mobility drills. And you'll build muscle too. Check this out.

Tip: Assisted Dips – Useful or Just a Sissy Exercise?

You may be surprised. Check this out.

Stop Squatting and Deadlifting So Damn Much

Sure, the big 3 lifts are great, but experienced lifters need to stop chasing numbers for a while and fix their weak links. Here's why and how to do it.

Tip: The Best Power and Conditioning Test

You need both anaerobic power and aerobic capacity to be a great lifter and athlete. Test them both with this simple challenge.

Tip: The Strength Athlete's Mistake

This common error makes it harder to set squat and deadlift PR's, and it may even leave you injured.

Tip: Simple Power Training for Muscle

More power equals more muscle and more athleticism. Here's an easy way to toss in some power-building movements before your workout.

The 10-6-10 Method for Size

To really grow, you have to do concentric, eccentric, and even isometric reps. Here's a training method that combines all three in one set.

Tip: 3 Reasons Trap Bar Deadlifts Are King

For non-powerlifters, trap bar deads beat the pants off the barbell variation. Here's why.

Ask Us Anything 04

Can banging a bodybuilder make you fail a drug test? Can anyone build 19-inch arms? Is soreness necessary? All this and more!

Tip: The Truth About the Bad Girl Machine

Can strength athletes actually benefit from the adductor and abductor machine? Here's what you need to know.

The Real Driver of Muscle Growth

A 6-month long study used experienced lifters to pinpoint what amount of volume would build the most muscle and strength. Here's what they found.