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    8 Ways To Skyrocket Above Your Training Plateaus

    By: Vince Del Monte

    That training plateau doesn't stand a chance. I'm the Skinny Guy Savior, and I'm back with 8 more advanced techniques to bump you over the hump!

    Date Added: Mar 6, 2013

  • 5 Ways To Spark New Muscle Growth

    By: Shannon Clark

    Everybody deals with sticking points in their muscle growth, but not everybody knows how to overcome them. Here are 5 ways to push past stalled progress and get back to gains!

    Date Added: Sep 29, 2014

  • 5 Muscle-Building Tips To Eliminate Training Plateaus

    By: Andrew Vontz

    Running out of gas and not quite at your destination? Fear not. Add fuel to your training fire with these five tried-and-true lifting techniques from the Muscle Militia!

    Date Added: Aug 29, 2014

  • Creative Drop Setting - A Dozen Ways To Use Them!

    By: Tom Venuto

    I personally believe that drop sets are the best high intensity bodybuilding technique of all time. Read on to find out why and to learn twelve ways to use drop sets for some of the most amazing muscle growth you've ever experienced.

    Date Added: Aug 7, 2014

  • Muscle Manifesto: 5 Principles Of The Lifting Life

    By: Andrew Vontz

    A PR is great, but it's just a number. Strengthen your life from the bottom up, and your lifts will grow alongside it!

    Date Added: Mar 4, 2014

  • 3 Benefits Of Weightlifting Complexes And 3 Sample Complexes!

    By: Train

    Busting through plateaus can be frustrating, but this article makes complexes seem simple. Burn fat in a hurry and expedite your progress!

    Date Added: Mar 3, 2014

  • Change It Up: 7 Ways To Break A Plateau

    By: Vince Del Monte

    Tempo training, giant sets, and body part specialization aren't just tricks for the pros. They're also fantastic ways to keep your body guessing—and growing!

    Date Added: Feb 26, 2013

  • Keep It Fresh: 7 Training Methods To Revitalize Your Results

    By: Shannon Clark

    In a training rut? Add these tweaks to your existing workout scheme and revitalize your results!

    Date Added: Oct 8, 2012

  • 6 Ways To Rise Above Plateaus And Hit Your Peak!

    By: Shannon Clark

    Carry this pack of techniques, and plateaus will be visible only when you look over your shoulder, down at the valley below.

    Date Added: Sep 27, 2011

  • 5 Reasons You Aren't Getting Stronger—And How To Correct Them!

    By: Eric Cressey

    Correct these mistakes and bust through your lifting plateaus.

    Date Added: Apr 5, 2011

  • 7 Ways To Bust Any Plateau!

    By: Joey Vaillancourt

    If you're stuck in a rut with your results and you want to take things up a notch try this handy guide to plateau busting. Get ready to boost your results!

    Date Added: Oct 25, 2010

  • A Bodybuilder Is Born: Episode 51 - It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn!

    By: Ron Harris

    At some point your progress grinds to a halt and at three weeks out from his contest, this is the nightmare Randy suddenly found himself living. Learn more.

    Date Added: Oct 8, 2010

  • A Bodybuilder Is Born: Episode 47 - Get Creative To Solve Problems!

    By: Ron Harris

    Getting creative is the only solution oftentimes when we are stuck at a plateau. Get ready for the pain as the following story takes you on a trip that is sure to solve your biceps training problems. Read on.

    Date Added: Sep 10, 2010

  • Achieve Your Desired Body And Fitness Goals With Inefficient Training? It Works!

    By: Kyle Newell

    You can achieve your dream body by being inefficient! In fact, it's the only way! This may seem crazy, but find out more by reading the science behind inefficiency and body composition.

    Date Added: Aug 24, 2010

  • 10 Counter-Intuitive Muscle Tricks You Haven't Tried!

    By: Vince Del Monte

    Here are ten things you can choose from to bust through your rut. Use these secret muscle tricks, leave the plateau behind and start growing, today.

    Date Added: Jul 29, 2010

  • Use Periodization And Never Hit A Training Plateau Ever Again!

    By: Andre Farnell

    What's the one training technique that everyone should use? Periodization. It can add variety while breaking plateaus and helping to prevent injury by overtraining...find out more below!

    Date Added: Jun 17, 2010

  • Avoid A Plateau: Use Creative Training To Constantly Improve!

    By: Angela Mraz

    In today's super-efficient environment, wouldn't we be foolish if we waited until we reached a plateau? Try the following workout plan to bust past any rut.

    Date Added: Feb 12, 2010

  • Bust Your Plateau Wide Open By Giving Motivation!

    By: Jay Johnson

    We all hit a plateau at one time or another. One solution though may where you least expect. Here's a look at what the benefits of helping others with similar goals are and what they can do for you. Learn more.

    Date Added: Nov 30, 2009

  • Break Through Your Plateau With These 4 Training Techniques!

    By: Roger Lockridge

    You are getting frustrated, it is very understandable. What is going on? Well, you have hit what is called a plateau. Try these 4 training techniques to break out of your plateau and get back to crushing the iron. Learn more.

    Date Added: Sep 17, 2009

  • How Should One Alter Their Workout Routine If They Are Not Growing?

    By: Workout Of The Week

    How should one alter their workout routine if they are not growing? If you are frequently hitting the gym and not making progress you need to step back. Breakthrough the plateau with these great tips for success!

    Date Added: Mar 17, 2009

  • 5 Plateau-Busting Workout Routines For Greater Mass!

    By: Alex Stewart

    Below I am going to highlight 5 of my favorite workout routines for each muscle group. Break through that training plateau and start putting more muscle on your frame. Use them now and see the growth!

    Date Added: Oct 22, 2008

  • Plateau Buster: A Look At Goals And IIx Fibers!

    By: Ryan Patrick

    The pursuit of an Adonis-like physique is often punctuated by several periods of frustration - building serious muscle is hard. Break plateaus with performance-based goals and heavy weight. Interested? Learn more.

    Date Added: Oct 16, 2008

  • Anti-Gravity Training Offers Fast Track To More Muscle And Less Fat!

    By: Scott H. Mendelson

    Each trainee is different requiring a unique approach to training; my customized programs make use of an advanced assessment process helping me to determine the fastest path to new muscle and less fat... Learn more.

    Date Added: Aug 13, 2008

  • Incorporate Variable Sprints For Maximum Fat Loss!

    By: Shannon Clark

    You've have followed your training program and cardio routine to a 'T', but that dreaded plateau has just kicked in. The fat is not coming off anymore... Try the following variable sprint routine to break out and burn more fat!

    Date Added: Apr 24, 2008

  • In A Rut? Don't Just Sit There: Bust Out Of Your Plateau Now!

    By: Tim Wescott

    Some folks don't even realize they're in a rut, as they religiously plod along, training day after day, convinced that everything is fine... Well everything is not fine! Here are some great tips on breaking out of that plateau!

    Date Added: Oct 22, 2007

  • Living Beautiful Radio - Living Beautiful Radio Show: Episode 14.

    By: Living Beautiful Radio

    Living Beautiful is the HOT new radio show created to quench the appetites of the modern-day, multi-faceted woman. This episode will cover the Importance of Stretching, Stability Ball Exercises, The Cone, Toy Parties and more!

    Date Added: May 1, 2007

  • Are You Immune To Your Training Program? Try This 12-Week Training Program For Huge Gains!

    By: Mike Mahler

    Don't let your body become immune to training like people become with advertising. Get a 12 wk training program right here that will assure your routines never become ineffective? Check it out!

    Date Added: Oct 30, 2006

  • Mass Crash Course Tactics - Phase Training!


    Are you overtraining? Are you undertraining? These and many other questions arise when training is leading nowhere fast. Learn here about phase training and what you can do to break out of this lag in your training. Read on...

    Date Added: Oct 16, 2006

  • Jack Kunkel Podcast Interview: Natural Bodybuilding.

    By: Daniel Gastelu

    Podcast Interview: In this episode, Dan Gastelu interviews guest Jack Kunkel. Listen to training secrets from a successful natural bodybuilder and contest promoter!

    Date Added: Sep 14, 2006

  • How Should One Alternate Their Workouts To Avoid Adaptation?

    By: Workout Of The Week

    How should one alternate their workouts to avoid adaptation? If you continue to follow a workout without any change, it can place you in a tough plateau... See what our forum members have put together to keep making gains!

    Date Added: Aug 14, 2006

  • Don't Be Afraid To Try New Things For Muscle Growth!

    By: Natural Muscle Magazine

    Get over the fear of implementing a new training strategy if you are looking for even better gains. See what my new routine is and why I designed it the way I did. Try something different!

    Date Added: May 22, 2006

  • Mix It Up To Keep The Gains Coming!

    By: Josh Dickinson

    I need a way to minimize the price and maximize results of hardcore training. Is there such a method? Here are some principles, methods and a chest routine to prove there is. Learn more!

    Date Added: May 15, 2006

  • Stuck In A Plateau? Bust Through With These Strategies!

    By: Shannon Clark

    If you are having problems getting out of a plateau then the five strategies I've put together here will help you breakthrough to a new level of training and growth. Read on for more...

    Date Added: May 8, 2006

  • Fitness & Nutrition Radio Podcast: F.I.T.T. Principle - Overcoming Weight Loss Plateaus.

    By: Dave DePew

    Fitness And Nutrition Radio Podcast! Hear interviews with the top minds in the fitness industry, as well as special topics by distinguished Dave DePew. Fitness and nutrition insights aplenty! THIS WEEK: Breaking through weight-loss plateaus with the F.I.T.T. Principle!

    Date Added: May 1, 2006

  • Are You Using These In Your Workouts? If Not, You Should Be!

    By: Jim Brewster

    All of the following examples will allow you to mix up your routines a bit and spark some new growth. Try the following exercises and techniques to see if they work for you. Learn more right here.

    Date Added: Mar 27, 2006

  • Eight Torturous Training Techniques!

    By: Jonathan Deprospo

    In this article I am going to outline eight extreme training techniques that can be used to shock muscle groups into further growth. Learn how these can improve lagging body parts.

    Date Added: Feb 27, 2006

  • Achieve Bodybuilding Gains By Adopting The Mindset Of A Successful Bodybuilder!

    By: Hugo Rivera

    Here are some problems that may happen if you quit a training program altogether. Included are ways of improving the situation, a split training routine and a meal plan for men and women.

    Date Added: Feb 16, 2006

  • 7 Easy-To-Do Tips That Will Immediately Improve The Quality Of Your Workouts!

    By: Skip La Cour

    Below are seven simple tips that are easy to implement and will quickly help you take your training efforts to a higher level. Read on to improve your training goals.

    Date Added: Dec 27, 2005

  • Think 'Negative' To Grow!

    By: Christopher Mohr

    When hitting the iron, many consider only the movement or exercises, with no regard to the speed, eccentric portion, or time under tension. This week I'm going to discuss eccentric muscle actions and the importance to an overall lifting regimen.

    Date Added: Dec 14, 2005

  • Working Pyramid Sets Into Your Workout!

    By: Shannon Clark

    Straight sets after a few months, using the same weights, will need to change if you want to grow. No change means no gains. Try mixing in pyramid sets to help stimulate growth. Learn more about them!

    Date Added: Dec 12, 2005

  • Use Fear To Your Advantage... And Keep Growing.

    By: AnimalPak

    In this installment I am going to be talking about fear. Learn how to break out of any plateau and make those great gains with this killer workout.

    Date Added: Sep 15, 2005

  • Taking Your Workout To The Next Level: Incorporating The Principle Of Pre-fatigue!

    By: Shannon Clark

    For those of you who have been working out for a while now, you might be finding that you're no longer progressing to the next level. Well if you would like to change that and are open to suggestion then read below about the pre-fatigue principle.

    Date Added: May 25, 2005

  • What Is The Best Way To Break A Plateau?

    By: Topic Of The Week

    You have been working out for awhile now and your family and friends have taken notice. Motivation is up and you are making serious gains. Then all of a sudden you hit a wall and the gains disappear. To learn more read the information below.

    Date Added: Apr 29, 2005

  • Spice Up Your Workout With Some Basic Techniques!

    By: Ryan Swan

    It's always a challenge to keep your workouts exciting. One week will be amazing, the next will be satisfactory. It happens to the best of us. Here are some ways to change up your workout to keep the intensity up and avoid boredom in the gym...

    Date Added: Dec 3, 2004

  • Get Tweaked For Maximum Gains!

    By: Muscle Media

    Small adjustments to your exercise program can lead to massive gains. Calculator and sample programs included!

    Date Added: Oct 21, 2004

  • Bucking The Trend: Break Your Plateau!


    During a recent training rut, I spent time pondering over why I wasn't progressing. Find out how I broke my plateau...

    Date Added: Jul 14, 2004

  • The Devils Triangle For Great Gains!

    By: Peter Knopfler

    This workout is for the hardcore lifters. These three basic movements performed consecutively, incorporate total body and mind. The devil's triangle, is also cardiovascular, gets your heart pumping and endurance.

    Date Added: Jun 29, 2004

  • 7 Steps To Steady Progress!

    By: Matt Danielsson

    Ever wonder why some guys keep growing every year while others seem to take one step forward, then two steps back? It's all a matter of sticking to a basic set of common-sense rules and habits that help keep you on track. Learn how!

    Date Added: Jun 25, 2004

  • Are You Making These Common Mistakes In The Gym - Part 1?

    By: Chris Goulet

    Avoid looking like a rookie and improve your results by following these corrective techniques.

    Date Added: May 27, 2004

  • A Quick & Dirty Approach To Micro-Weights!

    By: Charles Ridgely

    One of the fundamentals of weight training is load progression. Find out how you can up your weights on every workout!

    Date Added: Apr 5, 2004

  • Learn The Key To Triggering Muscle Growth!

    By: Gregg Gillies

    A high intensity effort, other than genetics, is the most important factor in getting favorable results from your bodybuilding and weight training.

    Date Added: Mar 19, 2004

  • Slumpbusters: Get Out Of Your Plateau!

    By: Dave Draper

    As these sticking points plague all of us frequently, we are wise to press on with our prescribed workout, giving it plenty of time to work. Those who endure these apparent voids - plateaus - have heart; they carry on to grow in both muscle and character. Find out how to break your plateau.

    Date Added: Feb 12, 2004

  • Are You Stuck In A Rut?

    By: Mike Hajoway

    In this article, I plan to discuss different aspects of training your body to help you break through that plateau. Gaining muscle is not only achieved by training hard but also by training smart.

    Date Added: Feb 10, 2004

  • Stuck In The Mud: Why You Aren't Making Progress!

    By: Josh Henkin

    Many lifters quickly hit a wall where everything stops! What happens? Let's examine some of the more common dilemmas that hinder our progress and simple solutions so we can hit our goals.

    Date Added: Jan 22, 2004

  • Fail-Safe Ways To Shatter A Strength Plateau!

    By: Other Writer

    With these methods for preventing a strength plateau, there is no excuse for failure to grow. Select a method and apply it for all exercises during your workout. Break your plateau right now!

    Date Added: Nov 26, 2003

  • Tempo & Tension Maximization For Advanced Bodybuilders!

    By: Tom Venuto

    The body will adapt to any training regimen in time, so tempo prescriptions should be varied just like any other training variable. Find out how it can help you!

    Date Added: Nov 6, 2003

  • Intensity Building Technique Videos!

    By: Contributing Writer

    View our online videos for supersets, drop sets, and dozens more of the top intensity boosting techniques! WMV, Real Player, and Mpeg.

    Date Added: Oct 21, 2003

  • Partial Rep Training For Full-Powered Results!

    By: Nick Nilsson

    Training in a partial range of motion can be the key to blasting your way past strength plateaus quickly. Find out why always using a full range of motion may actually be hurting your progress!

    Date Added: Sep 25, 2003

  • Juggernaut Training!

    By: Jamie Hale

    Take your training to the upper limits of physical preparation with juggernaut training. In addition, to physical conditioning the preceding workout will build a tough as nails mental set.

    Date Added: Sep 5, 2003

  • Strategic Deconditioning: Priming Muscles For Growth.

    By: HST

    While utilizing Hypertrophy-Specific Training techniques, our goal is to present the muscle with a growth promoting stimulus at the moment the muscle is physically susceptible to microtrauma. When is this exactly? Find out here.

    Date Added: Aug 16, 2003

  • 16 Most Advanced Intensity Building Techniques!

    By: Nick Nilsson

    Intensity techniques are not for everybody. They allow you to go beyond conventional failure in order to work the muscle harder, providing a stimulus to get larger and stronger. The following is a list of advanced intensity techniques and how to use them.

    Date Added: Aug 12, 2003

  • Keeping Training Fun With Kettlebells!

    By: Mike Mahler

    Lets face it; sooner or later bodybuilding can get boring and lead to burnout. After all, week after grueling week of barbell squats, deadlifts, and weighted dips is no joke and requires a serious commitment. Try this kettlebell program that you can do two to three times a week for four weeks as a break from your current routine!

    Date Added: Jul 9, 2003

  • Set A Personal Record By Using Strong Range Of Motion

    By: Pete Sisco

    By limiting the range of motion you are able to work with much heavier weights and that stimulates new growth. If you've never used this technique, you're in for a very big surprise!

    Date Added: Jul 4, 2003

  • Power Rack Training!

    By: Mike Mahler

    Once I hit a training plateau I began doing some research, and I realized that the power rack that most gyms do not have was the key that I was looking for. Find out how to improve your weakest links with the power rack!

    Date Added: Jun 23, 2003

  • Training Negatives Can Be Positive!

    By: Matt Danielsson

    When we're talking about gym training, the negative phase of a range of motion can be very positive. Learn the terms, the benefits, and the proper way to execute negatives right now!

    Date Added: Jun 18, 2003

  • Crank Up Your Progress Now!

    By: Gregg Gillies

    If you are feeling a bit burned out or stale on your current program, if you need a change, or if you just want to stimulate new and impressive gains in muscle and fat loss, here's a program you just have to try.

    Date Added: Jun 17, 2003

  • Change, Is It In You?

    By: Dean Goudie

    Variety is the key to any workout program. That is what most bodybuilders will tell you, and of course they are correct. In order to continue your gains you must change your program. Learn why!

    Date Added: Jun 10, 2003

  • Intensity Techniques That Will "Kill" You AND Make You Stronger!

    By: Nick Nilsson

    Intensity techniques are among the greatest weapons in your arsenal for building a truly astonishing physique. Intensity techniques allow you to push beyond conventional failure in order to work your muscles harder, providing an irresistible stimulus for the muscles to get larger and stronger. Learn why.

    Date Added: May 28, 2003

  • Overload With Aussie-Tank Scott Diedrichs!

    By: Other Writer

    Well we now know to go as heavy as possible with good form to get maximum muscle overload and hypertrophy and we also know that routines need to switched regular to prevent the muscle adaptation process. Find out what else you need to know to continuously make gains!

    Date Added: May 24, 2003

  • Barrier Buster: Tips For Busting Through Plateaus!


    Sticking points are bad news, but everybody suffers from them from time to time. Sometimes the cause is staleness, brought on by overtraining, and the cure, simple though it is, is usually hard to take. Learn how specific exercise training is the key to breaking plateaus!

    Date Added: May 21, 2003

  • Add 1 Pound A Week For Continuous Gains!

    By: Cyberpump

    Are you tired of not making any gains? Learn how adding 1 pound a week can help you set new personal records and improve your ego!

    Date Added: May 12, 2003

  • Breaking Through Plateaus.

    By: ISSA

    You need to assess your current program as far as your nutrition and training if you want to break through your training plateaus.

    Date Added: May 9, 2003

  • Training With Dynamite: Avoid Getting BURNED.

    By: AnimalPak

    The key to making progress is to keep thing as simple as you can. Stick with basic movements. Use strict form. Forget the dynamite and stick with the laser. Whether it's your chest or any other bodypart, you'll see some real results.

    Date Added: Apr 25, 2003

  • Breaking The Mold!

    By: Dave Draper

    Break your plateaus! Here is a Draper Diversion you are permitted to enjoy from time to time. It's not exactly a box of chocolates, but then it's not sardine and onion pie either.

    Date Added: Apr 16, 2003

  • Advanced Training: Switch Things Up!

    By: Matt Danielsson

    When things are getting a little too comfy, it's time to yank your ear and start doing something truly challenging. You're not in the gym because you love the smell of old socks in the locker room, right? You're there to train and get results.

    Date Added: Apr 7, 2003

  • Volume Manipulation: Overtraining For Overgrowth

    By: IDS Sports

    Volume manipulation can help you make new muscle and strength gains. Use this four week program of overtraining and then tapering down back to normal to bust through your current plateaus!

    Date Added: Mar 18, 2003

  • Why Are You Not Making Gains?

    By: Clayton South

    Millions of people the world over are trapped in bodies they are desperately trying to change, without success. Learn how to continually make gains!

    Date Added: Mar 8, 2003

  • Refresher Course: Say Goodbye To Your Weakest Link!

    By: Mike Mahler

    Aside from getting your nuts trapped in a vice, there's nothing worse than hitting a training plateau. Learn the secrets of building your lagging body parts!

    Date Added: Feb 24, 2003

  • The Secrets Of Plateau Busting!

    By: Kevin DeHaven

    After three months on my old traditional mass program, I had hit a plateau. Find out what I did to break this plateau!

    Date Added: Feb 7, 2003

  • Top 10 Keys To Physical Progress!

    By: Matt Danielsson

    Learn the top 10 keys to physical progress from Matt Danielsson. From consitency to listening to your body, learn them all!

    Date Added: Feb 4, 2003

  • Maximize Your Results!

    By: James Cipriani

    Are you frustrated with busting your butt in the gym hour after hour, month after month, and year after year with little or no results to show for it? Learn how to break your plateau!

    Date Added: Feb 4, 2003

  • Lose 13lbs In 35 Days!


    This 35-day, blast routine also helps motivate women with a quick start to losing fat and adding muscle. Learn how to utilize this program to maximize your fat loss and muscle gains!

    Date Added: Feb 3, 2003

  • How To Get In The Lift Heavy Zone!

    By: Shawn LeBrun

    Have you ever had one of those workouts where everything seemed to just click and all of your lifts were great? Learn the secrets on how to have this happen EVERY workout!

    Date Added: Jan 30, 2003

  • Got Power? Try The Max Fusion Training Program!

    By: Curtis Dennis Jr.

    Learn about the MX training program that helps you to get bigger, stronger, and leaner all at once. And the best thing of all, NEVER HIT A PLATEAU AGAIN!

    Date Added: Jan 23, 2003

  • 8 Easy Ways To Increase Training Intensity

    By: AnimalPak

    Regardless of how you train, one thing should remain consistent: intensity. Learn why!

    Date Added: Jan 22, 2003

  • Gain Muscle Like A Pro, WITHOUT The Drugs

    By: Zach Marcy

    Many people don't know how to dedicate their free time to make significant changes in their bodies. Learn what I did to break my plateau and how I gained 54 lbs of lean mass!

    Date Added: Jan 22, 2003

  • Changing Your Workout Routines!

    By: Mike Murphy

    Learn how changing your workout routine can help break a plateau and get huge gains!

    Date Added: Jan 21, 2003

  • Jump Start: Stimulate Your Muscle Growth

    By: Matt Danielsson

    It's easy to get stuck in a comfortable routine - you know what's coming up, and you know that you can handle it. Why disrupt that comfortable state of things?

    Date Added: Jan 9, 2003

  • Take A Break!

    By: Chris Zaino

    In my experiences over the years I have been training, taking a total week off from the gym has been a major contribution to my longevity and constant progress in bodybuilding and health in general.

    Date Added: Jan 2, 2003

  • How To Become A Better Bodybuilder!

    By: Shawn LeBrun

    In fact, I could end this article with that said (some of you probably wish that I would.

    Date Added: Nov 14, 2002

  • Never Hit A Plateau Again

    By: Shawn LeBrun

    We need an in-depth look as to how to fully recuperate and ensure max recovery. Here are some steps you can use immediately to avoid over training and hitting a plateau.

    Date Added: Oct 21, 2002

  • Static Contraction Training

    By: Pete Sisco

    Using this method, the test subjects added an average of 9.0 pounds of new muscle (one subject added 28.9 pounds!) in just 10 weeks and increased their full range 1-rep max by 27.6%. Learn how this "minimum dose" training can can lead to maximum agains!

    Date Added: Sep 12, 2002

  • Never Stop Growing!

    By: Ron Harris

    Ask yourself, is this exactly the way you wanted to look? I didn't think so. Don't worry. I'm not going to leave you hanging.

    Date Added: Sep 7, 2002

  • Plateau Busting - The Sadek Way

    By: James Sadek

    I understand what people go through, I have gone through it but I wouldn't call it a plateau, that words definition

    Date Added: Aug 27, 2002

  • My First Ever 'Proper' Off-Season

    By: Ryan Mackie

    After nine years of bodybuilding I am finally embarking on my first 'proper' off-season. I realize that sounds quite strange, because by now I should have mastered the art of building solid new muscle in the off-season.

    Date Added: Jul 22, 2002

  • How To Boost Strength In The Bench Press, Deadlift And Squat

    By: Randy Herring

    Suppose you wish to excel in a specific exercise or increase your strength, like in the bench press.

    Date Added: Jul 9, 2002

  • Metabolic Potentiators!

    By: Other Writer

    At the present time, it is spoken on miraculous diets and promises much of fast losses of weight. Many of the people are going from a diet to another one, without having the looked for results.

    Date Added: Jun 7, 2002

  • My Take On High Intensity

    By: Yogi Isbell

    After all this time I am still learning about bodybuilding. It has been the most positive influence in my life.

    Date Added: Jun 6, 2002

  • Pre-Exhaust Training

    By: Randy Herring

    Pre-exhaust, as the name implies, is pre-fatiguing or pre-tiring a certain muscle of a body parts.

    Date Added: Jun 4, 2002

  • A New Method To Build Muscle Fast... And Avoid Injuries!

    By: Pete Sisco

    There are simple ways to avoid injuries and one of them is fantastically effective at building muscle. What? A safer way to lift that increases muscle building? Yes. Here is the full description and sample workouts for a few exercises.

    Date Added: Jun 3, 2002

  • The Best Exercises You Aren't Doing #1

    By: Josh Henkin

    It is not uncommon to see most people in the gym performing the same exercises day after day, week after week, year after year. This is one of the most common reasons people never see results and quit. Here are pictures and descriptions of the best exercises that you should be doing!

    Date Added: May 29, 2002

  • Effective Anabolic Training...

    By: Sean Quade

    Sure, food is the raw materials for your body to work with, and sleeping actually makes you recover, but these two aspects are useless if you don't stimulate the body to gain muscle in the form of lifting weights. Learn about: Reps, Sets, Failure and Splits, The Pump, Workout Time and Progressive Resistance, Intensity and the Weider Principles, Plateaus, Machines vs. Free Weights and more!

    Date Added: May 16, 2002

  • Eccentric Training!

    By: Bryan Locke

    Eccentric training (also known as negative training) is a technique that allows you to push your muscles past their normal point of failure and allows you to lift (eccentrically) 30 to 40 percent more weight that you could normally handle concentrically. Learn how to perform them to bust through your plateaus!

    Date Added: May 6, 2002

  • Huge Gains in a Short Time

    By: David Knowles

    A year ago I weighed 190 pounds. Two-and-a-half weeks later I had gained 10 pounds and dramatically increased my strength. This may not sound very impressive, but at the time I was 20 years old (no more growth spurts) and I had reached a plateau in my training. Here is what I did!

    Date Added: May 1, 2002

  • Shocking Your Muscles to Stimulate Growth!

    By: Phano Som

    If you are one of the many avid lifters who train on a regular basis, then you should be well aware that muscles require a "shock" in order for them to grow. Here is the lowdown on Drop Sets, Super Sets, Giant Sets and Forced Reps. GROW!

    Date Added: Apr 25, 2002

  • Ballz 2 Da Wall!

    By: Bryan Locke

    People are trashin' the way I workout and I am sick of it! People who are using HIT think that my way of training is wrong. I will prove them wrong with this article!

    Date Added: Apr 11, 2002

  • Supersets for Super Size!

    By: Bryan Locke

    What would you say if I told you there was a method of building more muscle mass, in less time? For those of you who are interested, I'll attempt to explain a very underestimated training technique that will shock your muscles into extreme growth.

    Date Added: Apr 9, 2002

  • Want to Try Something Different?

    By: John LeMare

    Do you want to try a program that is totally different to the all out on every exercise that people recommend? For this program you will have three cycles. Try it out for great results!

    Date Added: Mar 12, 2002

  • THE U.S. Navy SEAL Workout.

    By: Contributing Writer

    The SEALs take a different approach to training, they are concerned with strength and endurance, not symmetry and hair loss products.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Great Exercise Variations

    By: Big Dog Seth

    Push it to the max with high intensity training techniques! Be prepared for the most amazing results you will ever see

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002


    By: James Sadek

    This article will be about a method of changing the way you train to make sure you keep putting on mass. When you wont grow anymore, you don't want to train, you are sick of the gym and putting all your hard work into bodybuilding and getting no results.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Supersets For More Growth

    By: James Sadek

    I think the best time to experiment is when you are young and you have a set schedule that is the same day in and day out.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Tri-Set And Grow!

    By: James Sadek

    This article will be about a method of trying to get out of flat spots. When you wont grow anymore, you don't want to train, you are sick of the gym and putting all your hard work into bodybuilding and getting no results.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Progression

    By: Bryan Locke

    To build a top notch body, it is important that you learn to train smart . By training smart, I suggest putting emphasis on learning techniques that will increase the intensity and efficiency of your training.

    Date Added: Mar 2, 2002

  • Hybrid High Intensity Program

    By: Curtis Dennis

    HIT, Max-OT, Power Factor are all great training systems and I've tried just enough to gather knowledge about my own training system someday. Hybrid Training is the basic combination of bodybuilding and powerlifting. Here is what it is all about!

    Date Added: Feb 8, 2002

  • Supersets

    By: Andy Heyer

    What is a superset? A superset is performed when two exercises are performed in a row without stopping. When you start doing these for the first time, you will find that your endurance may be a problem, but before long you will learn to love them.

    Date Added: Dec 29, 2001

  • Forced Reps!

    By: Other Writer

    How important is it to go heavy? I suppose every bodybuilder is entitled to their own ridiculous opinion. In my opinion, it is the one thing that I am most consumed about throughout my workouts. If you want to grow, you gotta go heavy that is.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Plateau Busting

    By: Todd Blue

    The long dreaded plateau. They will strike at anytime and to any body, it may not be able to be prevented but you can limit the length that they last. If you read the message boards and listen to guys at the gym it seems like there are a lot of people suffering through a plateau.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Rip Yourself a New One!

    By: Seth Pauley

    Attaining workout intensity should be top priority for anyone interested in physical training. It will determine your results more than just about any other factor involved in a successful program. This is more of a mental challenge than a physical one.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Training Techniques For A Shock

    By: Big Dog Seth

    You always hear things like "emphasize heavy compound movements" and "only low reps build mass" and this is good advice for the beginner. After time, the body will adapt to anything and these simple methods will not shock the system and cause a muscular response the way they used to. You must then do something different!

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Double Shock Details

    By: Big Dog Seth

    I'm going to introduce phase 3 of the double-shock system later which takes advantage of supersetting opposing muscle groups after a thorough outline of phases 1 and 2. Phase 3 is for testing the boundaries of strength built in phases 1 and 2.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • Plateau Busters! Ultra-High-Intensity Specialization Methods


    Have you reached a plateau? Having trouble gaining additional mass? Are you stuck in a rut and can't move up? These Ultra-High-Intensity Specialization Methods may be just the the thing to force BIG GAINS!

    Date Added: Dec 20, 2001

  • Pushing to the REAL Limit of Your Strength

    By: Big Dog Seth

    Push it to the max with high intensity training techniques! Be prepared for the most amazing results you will ever see!

    Date Added: Nov 14, 2001

  • The Dirtiest Word In Bodybuilding: PLATEAUS

    By: Dorian

    So you hit a plateau, or have you? Now what do you do about it? Let's look at what it means to plateau and see exactly how to get past them as quickly as possible!

    Date Added: Nov 11, 2001

  • Most Successful Training System

    By: Big Dog Seth

    I like to call it "double shock" because it is brutal and lasts for a two day period for the targeted bodypart. I arrange my workout split according to which bodypart needs the wake-up shock the most.

    Date Added: Oct 21, 2001

  • Breaking Plateaus

    By: Phano Som

    Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or more advanced lifter, there are some rules which are universal. Today, I would like to address the importance of breaking plateaus in your training.

    Date Added: Oct 19, 2001

  • Intensity

    By: Phano Som

    You've heard it once and you've heard it again, INTENSITY is crucial in bodybuilding success. Now while all avid gym goers believe that their training intensity is good enough, I can almost assure you that it is not. Are you training with intensity?

    Date Added: Sep 25, 2001

  • Going Heavy

    By: Big Red

    When most guys ask how to get big, the usual response is eat big and lift heavy. This is the best simple advice one could give, but what does it mean to go heavy? Does it mean to lift heavy weights? Or does it mean grunting and heaving weights for a couple reps? In this article I'm going to talk about going heavy; what it means, the right ways, the wrong ways, and most importantly, rag on some of the people I see at the gym.

    Date Added: Aug 16, 2001

  • S.H.I.T. Method!

    By: Phano Paul Som

    Super High Intensity Training: If you're anything like nearly all seasoned lifters, then you're probably always searching for a better way to produce the most gains in the least amount of time as possible. I, too, am guilty of this but this is a good thing. Here are the 10 guidelines for my SUPER program!

    Date Added: Jul 10, 2001

  • Controlled Cheating!

    By: Phano Paul Som

    You always hear about "form" when discussing how to correctly perform an exercise. "You must use strict form" , "form is everything", "no cheating". I believe this to be wrong, wrong, wrong! Learn how to use cheating to your advantage!

    Date Added: Jul 1, 2001

  • The Great Pyramid!

    By: Joe Corleone

    The training technique of pyramiding weights is one of the best to use in bodybuilding whether you have been training for months or years. Its purpose is to allow the muscles to be prepared for heavy training with low reps, the type which as been lauded for ages as one of the most productive in gaining strength and muscle size. Learn how to do it for the best results!

    Date Added: Jun 25, 2001

  • How to Pick Up the Intensity

    By: Aaron Ciak

    I want to talk about a few principles that you might want to try in order to pick up the intensity. Blast your muscles to new levels!

    Date Added: Jun 1, 2001

  • Overcoming Roadblocks

    By: Phano Som

    Here are THIRTEEN things that may be holding you back. Learn what they are and how to overcome them. Watch your results skyrocket!

    Date Added: Jun 1, 2001

  • Exercise Selection and Routine Order

    By: Joe Corleone

    This is a unique training article that explores the need to do the most difficult, most productive exercises first in your workout to ignite the sparks of the fire known as muscle growth. So get some wood, a match, and a little lighter fluid and prepare yourself for the inferno ahead.

    Date Added: May 29, 2001

  • Static Rep Training

    By: Curtis Dennis Jr.

    Everybody has heard of negatives, burnouts, supersets and giant sets. Those have been used by every lifter imaginable and frankly most lifters want more for their training and variety. I found and tried a new type training called Static Rep.

    Date Added: May 29, 2001

  • Shocking Lagging Body Parts

    By: Big Red

    For all of those whose gains have either slowed down or stopped, I know how frustrating this can be. Here are some shocking techniques for bring up your weaker body parts.

    Date Added: May 2, 2001

  • The Advantage of Opposing Muscle Group Supersets

    By: Big Dog Seth

    Push it to the max with high intensity training techniques! Be prepared for the most amazing results you will ever see!

    Date Added: Jan 4, 2001

  • The Weider Principles

    By: Jay Horowitz

    This article will attempt to explain the Weider principles of bodybuilding, created by Joe Weider, whom I consider the father of modern bodybuilding. The principles which follow are not for use by all. Learn these great intensity principles!

    Date Added: Oct 7, 2000

  • Weider Principles

    By: Aaron Ciak

    There are many different principles those Amateurs all the way to the top of the pro ranking use. You may be using Principles and not even know it. Here are some Principles you can use to either add a little flare in your workout or to help you get over that barrier.

    Date Added: Sep 5, 2000