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Tip: The Reverse Paused Deadlift

This technique uses a pause during the lowering portion of the rep. Great for strength development, technique improvement, and muscle growth.<p>Lifters …

Doing Lots Of Glute Work? Don't Neglect Your Adductors!

Glutes are all the rage, but don't build up one side of the hip while totally forgetting about the other! Here's all the adductor training you need …

Copenhagen Hip Adduction Exercise: NT Version

Tip: The Best Chest Exercise You've Never Tried

A new exercise for pecs and a new method to trigger chest growth. Add this odd-looking move to your current program.<p>To build chest muscles quickly, …

Tip: A Crazy Exercise That Actually Works

Some exercises are goofy looking and don't work very well. But some goofy-looking exercises are very effective. This is one of them.<p>When it comes to …

Dynamic Warm-Up for Squats

Many coaches and lifters devote a large amount of their training to squatting. Despite the wide amounts of squat mobility and flexibility routines, …

Building the Supersoldier

For the most part, we men are all pretty similar.<p>We like food, boobs, sports, and violent action movies (preferably with car chases, explosions, and …

13 Set-Rep Schemes for Brand New Growth

The Best Methods You're Not Using<p>The Question<p>What's a favorite set/rep scheme of yours that most people haven't tried?<p>Paul Carter – Strength and …

Ketosis and the Ketogenic Diet Explained – A Complete Beginners Guide

It feels like everyone is talking about the keto diet — the high-fat, low-carb eating plan that promises to turn your body into a fat-burning …

The Bodyweight Workout for Big Guys

Conditioning and Athleticism for Monsters<p>Fitness Challenges: By Little Guys for Little Guys<p>Many of the "challenges" that exist in the world of …

Tip: Triple Set for Delts

Use heavy, moderate, and band resistance to build strong, healthy shoulders.<p>In a "triple set" you combine the following:<p>A heavy weight for low reps<br>• A …

Six New Tabata Workouts for Fast Fat Loss

Here's what you need to know...<p>Tabatas are four-minute intervals of brutal metabolic conditioning.<br>• They sound simple, but if you're doing them …

4 Red-Line Blowtorch Intensity Techniques for Building Muscle Mass & Strength

To increase your muscular size and strength, you must methodically impose new demands on your muscles by exceeding previous levels of physical …

Muscle

Tip: 300-Pound Clean Complex

This complex (a series of exercises using the same weight) consists of a 1 clean deadlift, 1 hang clean, 2 front squats, and a jerk.<p>I got this …

Tip: Bilateral Four Corners Farmer's Walk

Here's a full-body farmer's walk workout that burns fat and increases metabolic conditioning.<p>Set two cones about 20-40 yards apart and grab some …

Tip: Know Your Benchmarks, Then Smash Them

Intensity, volume, density, quality. All can be used for progression, and the one you choose needs to be somewhat instinctive. Info here.<p>If today's …

The Best Way to Keep Getting Stronger

The Most Effective Progression Method You've Never Tried<p>Lead Photo Credit: Dr. Brett Osborn<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Lifters use progressive …

The Ultimate Program for Body Comp Improvement

The Smart Lifter's Guide to Two-a-Day Training<p>12 Workouts a Week<p>Want more muscle and less fat? Train twice-per-day for 6 days a week.<p>Now, don't freak …

Strength Training Benefits and Guidelines for Seniors

We know how important it is to stay active as we get older and, if you are, that's a good thing. But we have to do more than just stay active if we …

Tip: Banded Good Morning

Ramp up this powerlifting accessory exercise with a band to add resistance at the waist and cue yourself to get the hips through. Great for …

The Kettlebell Swing You’ve Never Seen Before

A standard kettlebell swing is a great way to strengthen your posterior chain—that is, your hamstrings, glutes, and lower back—while improving the …

Workouts

An Intense At-Home Workout For Anyone Who Considers Their Fitness Level "Advanced"

Front row at SoulCycle. Treadmill turned up to 12 at Barry's. The first one to go for the heavy dumbbells at the gym. Does this sound like you? Among …

Tip: Push-Up, Stand Up, Squat Prisoner Jump Countdown

Start with one rep of each exercise, then do two on the next round. Keep the ladder going until you're doing 10 reps per movement on the last round. …