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Chest Training for Natural Guys

Whether you've got a weak chest, mobility issues, technique problems, or are just cursed with droopy pecs, this will show you how to fix it.

Tip: The Squat You Should Be Doing

All types of squats have their benefits, but this one might just be the best all-around variation.

Lifting 3 Days a Week Is Best

Training three days a week allows for greater frequency, better recovery, and better compliance. Here's why it works and how to build a program.

Tip: How to Bring Up a Weak Body Part

Big back, small legs? Big chest, small arms? Here's how to schedule your workouts to bring up those lagging muscle groups.

The Best Way to Build Traps

Nothing says strength and power like big traps. Sadly, most people are training them wrong. Here's the best advice from 13 top coaches.

Tip: Machines for Functional Fitness?

Sure, free weights are generally better, but not for everything. Even CrossFitters can benefit from them. Here's how.

Tip: 25 Ways to Smash Strength Plateaus

Can't seem to add another 5 pounds to your bench press? Squat or deadlift stuck? Try one of these proven methods.

The 8 Rules of Maximal Strength

Here's how to be the strongest person in your gym. The catch? You'll also have to be smart about your training. Follow these rules.

Tip: The Italian Tune-Up

A fast metcon workout that melts fat and builds muscle. Works with cycling, running, or ropes. Check it out.

Tip: Ramp Up Your Prowler Training

Change up your arm position and get more from your sled work. Here's how.

The Suicide Grip: Dangerous or Smart?

A thumbless grip is scary to lifters who don't know how to do it, but it can be used safely. In fact, it's better for your shoulders. Here's why.

Tip: The Inverse Squat

Squat backwards to build stability and strength. Here's how.

Tip: Reverse Your Romanian Deadlift

Use this exercise to ingrain a good hip hinge, make your lower back feel better, and build a bigger deadlift.

Tip: How to Make the Most Newbie Gains

New to lifting? Here are some common mistakes to avoid and a simple plan for getting strong.

Tip: A Backward Way to Build a Stronger Bench

Got a sticking point right off your chest? Having shoulder pain while benching? Erase that pain and weakness. Here's how.

The Two-Exercise Workout Plan for Size

Think you need tons of exercises? Nope. You just need to do the best lifts more frequently. Here's what they are and how to use them for size.

Tip: Does Music Really Help You Train Harder?

We all think it does, but what does science say? And does the type of training you're doing change things? Info here.

Tip: Unilateral vs. Bilateral Training

Which is better? Here are the facts.

Tip: The Strangest Deadlift

Looks odd, but this classic lift's emphasis on cross-body loads will quickly bolster your core strength. Here's how to do it.

Stay Strong All Workout Long

Use this smart training method to ignite your CNS and blast through your workouts.

Tip: What Makes Muscle, Keeps Muscle

How to lift weights when fat loss is your main goal. Most people get this completely wrong.

Superhuman Strength: How to Build It

Use more weight than your max and you'll get stronger, faster. Seem impossible? Here's how it's done.

Tip: Burn More Calories Outside of the Gym

Here's how to boost your energy expenditure and track it.

Tip: Kinky Lifting for Kinesthetic Awareness

Does lifting blindfolded (or with your eyes closed) really improve performance? Here's the science.

Tip: Straps, Thick Grips, and 40-Second Wrist Curls

The pros and cons of straps, how to really train your grip and forearms, and more.