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Three Major Muscles to Always Keep Loose

Whether you’re training for a marathon, triathlon, or bodybuilding event, you want your body to function at its very best. In order to get there we …

Yoga

Tip: Eat Dinner, Die a Few Hours Later?

New research shows that a single unhealthy meal can have devastating effects.<p>When I first started writing for bodybuilding magazines in the early …

5 Proven Ways to Keep the Muscle Coming

Tested Hypertrophy Essentials<p>Want to gain muscle? Me too. And I've spent two decades chasing muscle gains for myself and my clients. I studied the …

This Is Where Body Fat Actually Goes When You Lose Weight

No, you don't pee it out.<p>Despite society's obsession with weight loss, a study has revealed that, surprisingly, most health professionals don't …

Tip: For Maximal Strength, Periodize Your Training

Only newbies can bring up every lift at the same time. Once you get stronger, you'll have to get smarter. Here's how.<p>There's no denying that …

The Best Way to Build Traps

13 Tips for Strong Traps<p>Lead Photo Credit: Josh Maley<p>The Question<p>What's your best training tip for building traps?<p>Paul Carter – Strength and …

The Two-Exercise Workout Plan for Size

The Minimalist's Guide to Getting Jacked<p>Squeeze the bar as hard as possible. This makes everything more stable, gives you a better bar path, and …

Workouts

How to build muscle quickly

One of the most frustrating elements of fitness is that it can be very difficult to gain a significant amount of muscle mass. We’re not talking about being a bodybuilder here, but 5-10lbs of new muscle would be a welcome addition to the physiques of most gym goers, at least on an aesthetic …

Muscle

The Optimal Number of Reps for Forcing Muscle Growth

Focus more on HOW you lift to get the most out of each rep.<p>If you’ve been reading my articles and columns over the past 15 years, you are well aware …

Tip: Immunize Yourself Against Fat Gain

Consume a little bit of this substance every day to prevent fat gain or lose fat. Here's the science.<p>Gut Bacteria and Body Fat<p>It's becoming …

Tip: The 6-12-30 Method for Big Quads

Your legs don't want to grow. Force them with this tough tri-set.<p>Crazy and Effective<p>Building big legs isn't easy. It takes a little bit of crazy to …

Workouts

Scientists find common genes involved in muscle strength

For the first time, scientists have discovered common genetic factors that influence muscle strength. The discovery offers new insights into the …

This vibrating fitness roller will stretch and soothe your achy back

'Hyperice' has developed a fitness recovery device that vibrates and claims that this will help your muscles recover faster.

How to build the mental stamina of an army commando

How to build the mental stamina of an army commando<p>Over the last few years, increased importance has been placed on mental health. Not only is it a …

Are CrossFit and Primal Compatible?

Back when they were infants, CrossFit and paleo were the best of friends. Robb Wolf was giving CrossFit nutrition seminars. CF boxes were running …

Nutrition

The Best Tool for Bigger Arms and a Stronger Grip

Double Biceps Blast

Must-do biceps moves.<p>The most effective way to train the biceps is to combine a “squeeze” exercise and a “stretch” exercise. My favorite squeeze …

The Top 3 Mobility Exercises for Lifters

The Multi-Movement Mobility Fix<p>Multi-Movement Mobility<p>Not every trendy mobility drill or corrective exercise you see flying across your social media …

Tip: Occlusion Training for Big Calves

No, you haven't tried everything to get your calves to grow. Take a look at this extreme method.<p>Getting calves to grow requires two things:<p>Obtaining …

You can only claim to be fit if you pass these 7 tests, says hardcore gym instructor

You might be able to squat, lift your own body weight and execute a round of pushups without breaking a sweat but that doesn’t necessarily mean …

Tip: Master Push-Ups With Frankenstein Holds

Correct your ugly, injury-causing push-up technique with this drill.<p>Ugly Push-Ups = Future Shoulder Issues<p>Push-ups are commonplace yet most people …

Where Does All The Fat Go When You Lose Weight?

Wobbly and out of breath, you jab at the button on the treadmill that makes the machine come to a stop. Finally, it’s over. You completed your …

Strength Training, CrossFit, and “Functional Training” - Mark Rippetoe

Strength, as you already know, is the ability to exert force on physical objects. Skill is the learned ability to carry out a task within a definable …

Tip: To Grow, Do This BEFORE Your Big Lifts

Use this technique to increase your mind-muscle connection and build more muscle.<p>Pre-Stimulation Supersets<p>Ever feel your shoulders or triceps during …

Tip: A New Way to Build Stubborn Lats

It's not a new exercise, but a better way to do pulldowns that will turn on muscle growth fast. Check it out.<p>Submaximal isometrics are a practical …

Muscle

The CrossFit-bodybuilding hybrid training program to build a better body

Shutterstock<p>Shutterstock<p><b>Duration</b> 45<p><b>Exercises</b> 5-7<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Bodybuilding makes you big and strong. CrossFit builds power, agility, and …

Workouts

Everything You’ve Never Been Told About the Pullup

The pull up is a “should-be” universal tester of upper body strength.<p>Truthfully, I’d even settle for the overhead press, but the sad truth is, most …

The 12 Best Ways to Build Shoulders

How to Build Bigger, Wider Delts<p>The Question<p>What's your single best training tip for building shoulder size?<p>Mark Dugdale – IFBB Pro Bodybuilder<p>Train …

3 New Ways to Bench Press

Build Your Chest, Get Stronger, Stay Healthier<p>1 – Head-Off Chest Press<p>Slide back towards the end of the bench so that the base of your neck is at the …

High-bar squats vs. low-bar squats: What's the difference?

When it comes to perfecting your compound lifts—that’s any lift utilizing more than one joint—there are so many form factors to master. With the …

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