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    How To Strength Train For Cycling

    By: Jon-Erik Kawamoto, CSCS, CEP

    Give us a couple of workouts a week, and we'll change your performance potential on the bike permanently. It's time for cyclists of all levels to embrace strength training!

    Date Added: Oct 2, 2014

  • A Beginner's Guide To Getting Strong, Phase 2

    By: Todd Bumgardner

    Pile on more weight as we show you the best way to phase in doubles and singles and attack weak points in your strength workout.

    Date Added: Apr 10, 2015

  • Strength Training For Runners: 5 Rules To Run Faster!

    By: Jon-Erik Kawamoto, CSCS, CEP

    If your goal is to run better and faster, you should strength train. Really, if you consider yourself a runner, you should strength train. Period. Get your training plan here!

    Date Added: Apr 8, 2015

  • Big Bench, Bigger Chest: Mark Bell Workout

    By: Mark Bell

    Having a great physique is awesome. But having a great physique that can also lift big weight makes you king of the world. Mark Bell shows you how to have it all!

    Date Added: Apr 2, 2015

  • Build Muscle Strength, Size, And Endurance In One Workout!

    By: Bill Geiger

    Build muscle strength, size, endurance, and a massive pump in the same workout using the Four-Rep Method. Get the details and try this back workout on for size!

    Date Added: Mar 13, 2015

  • A Push-up For Every Occasion: 8 Variations For Strength, Power, Flexibility And More!

    By: Al Kavadlo, CSCS

    If you only know a couple of push-up varieties and can keep repping them forever, you need a new challenge. Al Kavadlo has one?and then seven more!

    Date Added: Feb 10, 2015

  • Your First Strength Phase: A Beginner's Guide To Getting Strong

    By: Todd Bumgardner

    Prepare to increase all of your big lifts by 5-10 percent with this specialized 12-week approach to building strength for beginners!

    Date Added: Feb 6, 2015

  • 2 Simple Drills To Nail Difficult Lifts

    By: Tony Gentilcore

    Want to pull an impressive weight off the floor or hoist it over your head? The secret lies in your lats. Use these two simple drills to harness your back's powerful stabilizers!

    Date Added: Jan 26, 2015

  • Build Instant Strength With The Max-Out Method!

    By: Bill Geiger

    Do the same old six reps feel like they'll never get easier? Use this simple technique to tap into your strength reserves, and you'll crank out a PR with ease!

    Date Added: Nov 26, 2014

  • Beginner Strength: Where Do You Rank?

    By: Stephanie Smith

    New to lifting and not sure where to start? We scoured BodySpace and pulled novice numbers for three big lifts. Check out these stats and see where you measure up.

    Date Added: Nov 24, 2014

  • How To Press 200 Pounds Overhead

    By: Lee Boyce

    Somewhere along the line, you stopped believing that you could push heavy weights over your head. It's time to rebuild your strict press and aim for the skies!

    Date Added: Nov 20, 2014

  • Density Training: 4 Weeks To Strong In 40 Minutes A Day!

    By: Christopher Smith, CSCS

    Learn to use exercise density to your advantage, and you'll have the skills to make a workout fit into any time slot. Follow this efficient, fast-paced, 4-week training program!

    Date Added: Nov 12, 2014

  • Build More Muscle With These Advanced Strength Techniques!

    By: Todd Bumgardner

    You don't always have to choose between training for size or strength. Instead, use these advanced strength-building techniques to maximize your size gains!

    Date Added: Oct 23, 2014

  • The Basics Of Training For Size Or Strength

    By: Todd Bumgardner

    To build maximum size or strength, you need to know how to train for each goal. Check out this insider's guide to the basic principles that separate these foundational objectives!

    Date Added: Oct 6, 2014

  • What Is The Best Workout For Gaining Strength & Maintain Weight?

    By: Workout Of The Week

    What is the best workout for gaining strength & maintaining weight? Get free, detailed information, right here - the best workouts for gaining power & strength included!

    Date Added: Aug 27, 2014

  • 3 Ways To Gain Strength Without Lifting Heavy Weights

    By: Contributing Writer

    There's no shame in training with lighter weights. Research shows that the correct light-weight training can build strength.

    Date Added: Aug 4, 2014

  • Be More Than Strong. Be Tough!

    By: Jim Vaglica

    Toughness can't be categorized in a rep range or a fiber type. It's everything you do in the gym and more. You don't need to be tough?until, one day, you do. When that time comes, will you be ready?

    Date Added: Jul 28, 2014

  • Burn Fat And Build Shape With Strength Training!

    By: Nick Collias

    Watch your diet to reveal your shape, and strength train to improve that shape. This is classic advice, but many of us have a hard time putting it into practice. Coach Nick Tumminello is here to help!

    Date Added: Jul 15, 2014

  • Cultivate The Skill Of Strength!

    By: Geoff Neupert, Master SFG, CSCS

    Training for strength has connotations of vein-popping max-effort attempts, but it doesn't have to be that way for you to see serious benefits. Make some time this year for skill-strength training!

    Date Added: Jun 19, 2014

  • 7 Ways To Maximize Your Strength And Speed

    By: Matt Biss

    Strength and speed are both essential, but the real key to performance lies in combining the two. Learn the 7 principles of power.

    Date Added: Jun 12, 2014

  • Using Multiple Rep Schemes: Your Program For Power, Size, And Strength

    By: Justin Woltering

    Everybody has more than one fitness goal, but not everybody knows how to go after more than one goal at a time. Here's the perfect program that utilizes multiple rep schemes so you can build power, size, and strength at once!

    Date Added: Mar 28, 2014

  • 4 Awesome Reasons Women Should Train For Strength

    By: Nia Shanks

    Feeling unhappy with your current physique-based workout plan? Drop the baby dumbbells for compound lifts and heavier weight.

    Date Added: Mar 26, 2014

  • Keep The Weights Moving Up: Two Foolproof Progressive Overload Plans

    By: Tony Gentilcore

    Lifters of all levels can feel at times like they've reached their strength ceiling. Don't believe it! Learn progressive overloading techniques that bust through walls of weight.

    Date Added: Mar 24, 2014

  • Learn The Olympic Lifts: Snatch And Clean And Jerk Progression Lifts

    By: Cassie Smith

    The snatch and the clean and jerk are difficult movements. So before you load a barbell and try one of them, give these progression lifts a go. They'll help you develop the speed, mobility, and power to be successful.

    Date Added: Mar 10, 2014

  • Power Pairings: Effective Supersets For Strength And Size

    By: Ben Bruno

    Ben Bruno created power pairings to merge classic lifts with his own creative exercises. Use these exercise combinations to maximize your training with limited space and time!

    Date Added: Feb 13, 2014

  • Ask The Siege: How Do I Improve My Strength And Aesthetics?

    By: Noah Siegel

    Too many people worry about how they look in the mirror and don't pay enough attention to their performance. Learn how to train for aesthetics and strength.

    Date Added: Feb 5, 2014

  • Strength Where It Counts: The 5 Best-Kept Grip Strength Secrets

    By: Danny Kavadlo

    Who cares how big your forearms are if they can't get the job done? Build strength you can use with these five grip-building techniques!

    Date Added: Jan 15, 2014

  • A New Breed Of Athlete: Be A Strength Runner!

    By: David Gluhareff

    If you love to run and love to lift, you don't have to choose between them. Have the best of both worlds by becoming a strength runner!

    Date Added: Dec 27, 2013

  • 7 Ways To Get Super Strong

    By: Dustin Lapray

    Grenade athletes know that strength is earned, not purchased. Yeah, they work for a supplement company, but their tips and tricks wrap around iron. You need strength? Get it.

    Date Added: Dec 20, 2013

  • Ask The Siege: How Do I Bolster My Size With Real Strength?

    By: Noah Siegel

    Build strength as well as size! Learn how to recruit more motor units and move more weight. Here are the tips and techniques you need.

    Date Added: Dec 2, 2013

  • Strength Meets Size: Get Big And Strong With One Plan!

    By: Justin Woltering

    Bodybuilders and powerlifters each have something to teach you. This plan combines the best of both worlds so you can build your best body ever.

    Date Added: Nov 29, 2013

  • Slay The Dragon: 3 Strength Training Myths Exposed!

    By: Todd Bumgardner

    Building strength is impossible if you fall prey to common training myths. Slay these three exercise dragons and use this plan to make real progress in the gym!

    Date Added: Nov 15, 2013

  • 3 Rules Of Strength: Maximize Your Gains

    By: Todd Bumgardner

    Don't overcomplicate strength training because a DVD said to. Harness the gains you seek with proven lifts and the principles of practice, efficiency, and intensity.

    Date Added: Aug 19, 2013

  • Ask The Super Strong Guy: Can Strength Athletes Go Low Carb?

    By: Mark Bell

    Carb control and strength training aren't synonymous, but are they totally incompatible? The Super Strong Guy has your answer.

    Date Added: Aug 15, 2013

  • Skyrocket Your Strength And Muscle Gains In Two Workouts A Week!

    By: Todd Bumgardner

    Training two days per week takes efficiency and intensity to another level. See how to defy mainstream lifting logic and become stronger and bigger with less time in the gym!

    Date Added: Jul 25, 2013

  • Bodyweight Blast: 3 Rules For Building Strength Without Weights!

    By: Al Kavadlo, CSCS

    Looking for a new way to maximize your strength and mobility at the same time? Drop the weights and use what God gave you. It’s harder than you think!

    Date Added: Mar 14, 2013

  • Strong In 8 Weeks! Lift With A Plan To Maximize Results

    By: Christopher Smith, CSCS

    Pop quiz: Where do you want to be in 8 weeks, and what's your plan to get there? If you can't answer that, you need a refresher course in strength training programming.

    Date Added: Jan 7, 2013

  • To The Extreme: The 10 Most Extreme Athletic Feats

    By: Nick Collias

    Who needs gear? Just lift an airplane, climb a building, or run around the block 5,649 times. It's time for you to transcend.

    Date Added: Nov 7, 2012

  • Down, Dirty & Fit: Obstacle Race Training For Strength And Endurance

    By: Contributing Writer

    Signed up for an obstacle race but aren't sure how to train for it? These workouts will increase your endurance, strength and fit into whatever training regimen you're already doing.

    Date Added: Jul 13, 2012

  • 25 Tips For More Muscle And Superstrength!

    By: Muscle & Fitness

    Apply these concepts to outgrow your clothes and break your lifting records.

    Date Added: May 15, 2012

  • Only The Strongest: Mike Jenkins’ World’s Strongest Man Workout

    By: Contributing Writer

    Mike Jenkins won a national championship playing football at James Madison. Now he pursues a world championship on the strongman stage. Follow his strongman workout.

    Date Added: Dec 16, 2011

  • Only The Strongest: Mark Felix's World's Strongest Man Workout

    By: Contributing Writer

    Strongmen tend to get even stronger as they age. Mark Felix is one of the oldest and strongest strongmen on earth. Got the stones to train with him?

    Date Added: Dec 15, 2011

  • The Idiot's Guide To Getting Strong

    By: Mens Fitness

    This foolproof program will get you bigger, stronger, and training smarter in only 10 weeks.

    Date Added: Dec 13, 2011

  • Ask The Super Strong Guy: How Can I Get Strong And Big?

    By: Mark Bell

    Pro powerlifter Mark Bell answers your questions about picking very, very heavy objects up off the floor and rack.

    Date Added: Jun 2, 2011

  • Ask The Strong Guy.

    By: Mark Bell

    In this first installment of a biweekly column, elite strongman Mark Bell answers your questions about picking very, very heavy objects up off the floor and rack.

    Date Added: Apr 20, 2011

  • 10 Ways To Grow Stronger In 31 Days.

    By: Matt Biss

    Rome wasn't built in a day, but your body can become stronger in a month. Are you ready?

    Date Added: Feb 25, 2011

  • Strength Training For Cricket!

    By: Arnav Sarkar

    Till about 3 decades ago Cricketers were certainly not the fittest athletes on the planet. The physical demands made on a modern cricketer's body has increased dramatically. Find out how to build strength for Cricket.

    Date Added: Nov 18, 2010

  • You Are What You Lift: Common Mistakes That Ruin A Strength/Muscle Building Program!

    By: Dustin Elliott

    Would you like to maximize your strength gains and build muscle? Maybe you should consider easing off on your cardio training. Read on to see why this is a common mistake in your program.

    Date Added: Oct 12, 2010

  • Does Physical Strength Depend Upon Food Intake?

    By: Arnav Sarkar

    I often come across individuals who are underfed. Yet their physical strength is much higher than those who are better fed than them. This made me wonder if physical strength truly does depend on food intake.

    Date Added: Oct 5, 2010

  • Your Ultimate Training Guide To Mass And Strength Domination!

    By: David Robson

    Do you want to improve your strength and get huge at the same time? Here's a training framework for the most productive workouts of your life.

    Date Added: Sep 13, 2010

  • Women Strength Training: Your Guide To A Sexy & Fit Body!

    By: Nia Shanks

    Since you know that lifting pink dumbbells isn't going to get you a lean, sexy and fit body, let's discuss what you should be doing in the gym. Find out more.

    Date Added: Jan 25, 2010

  • Become A Complete Athlete With Mind-Numbing Strength Routine!

    By: James Chan

    In the old days, a bodybuilder was also a strongman, an Olympic-style weightlifter and a gymnast. In the old days, a bodybuilder was a complete strength athlete. Here's a great training routine to build more strength. Try it today!

    Date Added: Nov 20, 2009

  • The Secret To Size & Strength Revealed: Tips To Finish Strong!

    By: Cyberpump

    Many people still search for that magic set/rep scheme... I would like to share with the readers some of my own progress when I first started and my experience with the deadlift and squat! Learn more.

    Date Added: Oct 30, 2008

  • Teen Athlete Strength & Conditioning: Workout And Tips For Best New Body!

    By: Brian Bullman

    To maintain or even gain that competitive edge, there is no better time than adolescence to begin a good strength training program. Start now with these tips and sample routine!

    Date Added: Sep 3, 2008

  • Strength Training For Fat Loss: Building A Bigger Engine!

    By: James Chan

    Strength training with diet and cardio burns fat more than cardio and diet alone. In bodybuilding terms, we call this ‘cutting up.’ Here’s a sample pre-contest & circuit training routine that are bound to fire up the fat loss furnace!

    Date Added: Jul 15, 2008

  • Mash Monster Number 36: David Juma.

    By: Cyberpump

    David Juma is the newest Gripboard Mash Monster. See the pics and video of his incredible feats of grip strength. Learn more about him right here.

    Date Added: Apr 10, 2007

  • Strength Training For Kids Is OK. But Bodybuilding Is Dangerous?

    By: Mauro Di Pasquale

    You've heard talk about strength training for children, but you wonder, is it really good? Absolutely?it is safer than most sports! Learn more from my own experience and studies about the danger of other sports.

    Date Added: Feb 27, 2007

  • Get Big & Strong: The Best Of Both Worlds!

    By: Mike Roussell, Ph.D.

    Bodybuilders can catch flack for having the muscles but not the strength. Here is a routine that will surely get you both. While it may not seem like much on paper just wait until after the first week. Try it out and see...

    Date Added: Nov 22, 2006

  • The 80/20 Rule For Incredible Strength Gains: Part 1.

    By: Mike Mahler

    The few exercises that are worth doing are the exercises that provide the most bang for your buck. I've put together the 80/20 rule here and listed some very effective exercises that some are afraid to try. Read on for more.

    Date Added: Jul 19, 2006

  • 3-5 Gradual High Volume Program For Incredible Gains In Size And Strength!

    By: Mike Mahler

    When it comes to getting bigger and stronger, I love high volume training. However, high volume training is only effective when executed properly. I've put together a program that will not let you down. Check it out right here!

    Date Added: Jun 27, 2006

  • Mash Monster Number 32: Erik Franz.

    By: Cyberpump

    Erik Franz is the newest Gripboard Mash Monster. See the pics and video of his incredible feats of grip strength. Learn more about him right here.

    Date Added: Apr 10, 2006

  • Hybrid Strength And Hypertrophy Training!

    By: Par Deus

    This is an advanced routine that takes advantage of load/deload phases, failure and sub-failure training, rest-pausing, weight load progression, etc... Give it a go and see if it works for you. Good luck!

    Date Added: Feb 21, 2006

  • A Master Swordsman's Advice For Productive Strength Training!

    By: Mike Mahler

    In this article, I am going to quote some of Musashi's word's of wisdom and demonstrate clearly how they can be applied to enhancing your workouts and training goals. Read on for more...

    Date Added: Jan 27, 2006

  • The Effects Of Strength Training In Water Vs. On Land!

    By: ISSA

    There are many different programs that can be used in the water. Aquatic Step Training, and Circuit Training for example. This study is focused on Strength Training in the circuit and plyometric fashion. Better than in water? You decide.

    Date Added: Oct 26, 2005

  • Forgotten Methods Of Building Strength And Size!

    By: Josh Henkin

    Why would we want to listen to old timers when we have new supplements, gear, and cool looking machines? Well if you really have to question that then I would like to share some stats with you that might change your mind. Don't diss the old-timers.

    Date Added: Aug 12, 2005

  • Accelerate Strength Gains With Rest Pause Training!

    By: Mike Mahler

    What if there was a training system that allowed you to use maximal loads on every rep of every set? Well continue reading here if you would like to learn and use the Rest Pause Training program.

    Date Added: Jul 12, 2005

  • Strength Training Strategies That Actually Work!

    By: Gary Matthews

    Over the years there has been a surge of different strength training techniques that have come onto the market and just faded away. This article lists some tried and true techniques for making real gains.

    Date Added: Jun 14, 2005

  • The Mash Monster: An Interview With Mash Monster Kevin Bussi.

    By: Cyberpump

    Find all about who the newest Gripboard Mash Monster, Kevin Bussi, is and view video of his incredible feats of grip strength!

    Date Added: Mar 14, 2005

  • Maximum Weight For Maximum Size And Strength!

    By: Mike Mahler

    In this article I am going to show you what exercises to focus on and provide an example of a workout to get you started.

    Date Added: Mar 9, 2005

  • The Mash Monster: An Interview With Mash Monster Josh Dale.

    By: Cyberpump

    Find all about who the newest Gripboard Mash Monster, Josh Dale, is and view videos of his incredible feats of grip strength!

    Date Added: Mar 2, 2005

  • Concurrent Endurance And Resistance Training: Are You Compromising Your Strength?

    By: Shannon Clark

    Experiments have been done to investigate the possible effects anaerobic training may have on aerobic training and vice versa. In this article, I will present some of the current thoughts as to what happens when you train on a concurrent schedule.

    Date Added: Mar 1, 2005

  • Utilizing Your Nervous System For Strength & Power For Sports.

    By: XCell

    The nervous system of athletes in speed and power sports can be enhanced by various means such as coordination exercises, structural work, and traditional power lifting methods.

    Date Added: Feb 17, 2005

  • Strength In Soccer.

    By: Hans Hauiskaanto

    This article is divided into fours sections, one for each position on the field of play. This is because the strength training of goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and attackers should and must differ from each other.

    Date Added: Jan 7, 2005

  • Chains, Bands & Boards, Oh My!

    By: Curtis Schultz

    Training with bands, boards and chains has allot to do with bodybuilding! Using these tools can spell success in creating strength gains that usually equate into bigger muscles.

    Date Added: Dec 17, 2004

  • Strength: Do You Have It?

    By: Elite Fitness Systems

    Strength training simply means the pursuit of being stronger. Somewhere down the line this theory has been lost. Many times there is too much emphasis placed on maintaining strength and not creating it.

    Date Added: Dec 17, 2004

  • The Mash Monster: An Interview With Mash Monster George MacEachern!

    By: Cyberpump

    Find all about who the newest Gripboard Mash Monster, George MacEachern, is and view videos of his incredible feats of grip strength!

    Date Added: May 12, 2004

  • Manual Resistance: A Productive Alternative!

    By: Cyberpump

    Manual Resistance is an alternative to the more conventional forms of resistance in the strength training program. The resistance is provided by a training partner, or spotter, rather than a bar or a machine. Read more!

    Date Added: May 5, 2004

  • An Interview With Mash Monster Jedd Johnson!

    By: Cyberpump

    Find all about who the newest Gripboard Mash Monster, Jedd Johnson, is and view videos of his incredible feats of grip strength!

    Date Added: Apr 20, 2004

  • In Search Of Strength.

    By: Simon Forsyth

    Find out how I improved my strength and overall endurance by using Pavel's methods...

    Date Added: Apr 6, 2004

  • Concomitant Training: Strength, Power And Hypertrophy Gains!

    By: Glen Danbury

    Originally I was going to ask whether you wanted simultaneous gains in strength and power as well as maximal hypertrophy development. Quickly I thought to myself it was a rhetorical question - of course you want it!

    Date Added: Mar 19, 2004

  • The Charles Atlas Workout Revisited!

    By: Kelly Baggett

    Back in the early part of the 20th century Atlas was known as the worlds best built man. Learn how to utilize parts of his program to make new gains!

    Date Added: Mar 9, 2004

  • The Mash Monster: An Interview With Mash Monster Rick Walker!

    By: Cyberpump

    Find all about who the newest Gripboard Mash Monster, Rick Walker, is and view videos of his incredible feats of grip strength!

    Date Added: Mar 8, 2004

  • The Mash Monster: An Interview With Mash Monster Clay Edgin!

    By: Cyberpump

    Find all about who the newest Gripboard Mash Monster, Clay Edgin, is and view videos of his incredible feats of grip strength!

    Date Added: Mar 8, 2004

  • The Benefits Of Strength Training!

    By: The Training Station

    Research demonstrates that resistance exercise training has profound effects on the musculoskeletal system, contributes to the maintenance of functional abilities, and prevents osteoporosis, sarcopenia (loss of body mass), lower-back pain, and other disabilities. Learn why and what you need to know to build a great workout program!

    Date Added: Feb 6, 2004

  • Mahler's Aggressive Strength Q&A!

    By: Mike Mahler

    Twice a month Mike Mahler is going to answer your questions to help you get bigger, stronger and faster! Learn how to get your pull-up numbers up, how to break a plateau, about clubbells and much more...

    Date Added: Jan 27, 2004

  • The Mash Monster: An Interview With European Mash Monster Nick McKinless!

    By: Cyberpump

    Find all about who the newest and one of the first European Gripboard Mash Monster, Nick McKinless, is and view videos of his incredible feats of grip strength!

    Date Added: Jan 22, 2004

  • Modified EDT Program For Serious Strength Increases!

    By: Mike Mahler

    The program worked very well and I had tons of clients putting on size and increasing strength like never before. In addition, I wanted to modify the EDT program for people that simply wanted to get stronger without getting bigger.

    Date Added: Dec 18, 2003

  • Off-Season Power Training: Strength & Size!

    By: AnimalPak

    If you want to become more muscular and advance your strength, you will find the following program of great benefit. But as you read this, you need to keep an open mind. Even if you are old school, this program will help you.

    Date Added: Dec 2, 2003

  • Strength-Endurance Training: Be Stronger... Longer.

    By: Matt Wiggins

    If you take a look at virtually any activity in which increased strength would be beneficial, you'll notice that for that increased strength to be beneficial, you'd have to be able to take advantage of that strength over an extended period of time. Full program included!

    Date Added: Oct 30, 2003

  • 12 Week Peaking Cycle For Powerlifters.

    By: Dr. Squat

    The 80 day cycle described below allows five days recovery between all squat & bench workouts, and either four or six days between deadlift workouts-four following light squat workouts, or six following heavy squat workouts.

    Date Added: Oct 17, 2003

  • Massive Gains In Size & Strength With Condensed Training!

    By: Mike Mahler

    Save time and needed energy with condensed training. Take a lesson from some top salespeople and learn how to condense time and achieve the strength and physique of your dreams with condensed training.

    Date Added: Oct 15, 2003

  • Utilizing One-Arm Barbell Lifts!

    By: Josh Henkin

    The benefits of these lifts are impossible to duplicate and can serve a wide variety of functions in training. Find out how one-arm lifts can improve your strength, speed, and size!

    Date Added: Oct 4, 2003

  • The End Of GPP!

    By: Coach Sonnon

    I may chill the bones of the Strength & Conditioning ivory tower and frighten the wallets of the soapbox training gurus, but at a certain point in your training, it's critical to end GPP. What then? Let's go into this in a little detail and then apply this to Clubbell training.

    Date Added: Sep 22, 2003

  • Success With Strength Training!

    By: Jesse Cannone

    Strength training is the most effective way to turn your body into a fat burning machine and stay in great shape! Find out how strength training can help you, why and what you need to know before you get started! Two workout programs included!

    Date Added: Aug 12, 2003

  • Spark NEW Growth Strength Training Program!

    By: Jamie Hale

    Try something different in the this year that will sustain your interest until you master it. The following workout is great for absolute strength, power, and it might spark some new muscular growth.

    Date Added: Aug 4, 2003

  • Aggressive Strength: What Is It & How To Use It!

    By: Mike Mahler

    We like the fact that these heroes have well-rounded strength that goes far beyond what they can do physically. This well-rounded strength is what I call Aggressive Strength. Being strong and healthy physically is definitely a critical component of aggressive strength. Learn what it is and how to use it to your advantage!

    Date Added: Jul 15, 2003

  • Creating Peak Performance On Demand!

    By: HST

    Peak performance is often referred to as the zone or the groove, or even finding one's rhythm. It's a method of increasing strength and generating peak performance. It consists of Centering, Charging, Grounding, and Discharging (CCGD). It is the mental act of controlled, high intensity, physical exertion. Learn how it can help you!

    Date Added: Jul 11, 2003

  • Wheelbarrow GPP: Part One.

    By: Intensity Magazine

    A year ago I started to write about a new and different type of General Physical Preparedness (GPP) exercise: Sledgehammer GPP. Because of the overwhelming response, I feel it is about time we add a brother to the weighted GPP family: Wheelbarrow GPP!

    Date Added: Jul 11, 2003

  • The Captains of Crush!

    By: Cyberpump

    What exactly is a Captain of Crush® (COC)? IronMind Enterprises officially certifies those that can close an IronMind #3 gripper under certified conditions. Learn how YOU can become a COC!

    Date Added: Jul 5, 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

  • The Strength Deficit: A Way To Calculate How You Should Be Training!

    By: Other Writer

    Wouldn't it be cool if you knew exactly what type of training program would give you the best results? When determining whether you should focus your training efforts more on hypertrophy work or strength training a highly effective diagnostic method has been around for ages. Learn what it is and how it can help you!

    Date Added: Jun 30, 2003

  • Radical Methods for Increasing Strength!

    By: Dennis Weis

    I have been a published iron game journalist and author for nearly 27 years and one of the most frequent questions I am asked is "What are some of the most radical and perhaps bizarre methods you have ever heard of for increasing strength?" Here are the top 4 radical methods.

    Date Added: Jun 26, 2003

  • 15 Weeks To Super Power.

    By: Kelly Baggett

    The following workouts emphasize the Olympic pulling movements (power clean & snatch), but are also set up to focus on hypertrophy and strength in the lower body in a more traditional bodybuilding split. The workouts are really quite versatile, fun, and provide a wide array of new and challenging exercises.

    Date Added: Jun 24, 2003

  • EDT + Kettlebells = Major Strength & Size!

    By: Mike Mahler

    Recently, I hit some plateaus in my own training and decided to try a program called EDT (Escalating Density Training) by top strength coach Charles Staley. Find out how to bust your plateau with this training style!

    Date Added: Jun 17, 2003

  • An Interview With Wake Forest University Strength Coach, Ethan Reeve!

    By: Mike Mahler

    Ethan just can't seem to get enough of this strength and training stuff. He has two strength certificates: United States Weightlifting Federation and the new Strength and Conditioning Coach certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches.

    Date Added: Jun 14, 2003

  • A Matter Of Strength!

    By: AnimalPak

    Combining both strength and power training will give a physique a look of raw power not seen on many of today's bodybuilders who practice "pumping" movements exclusively. Learn how to combine them here.

    Date Added: Jun 13, 2003

  • The Ultimate Strength Chart: Are You Strong Or Not?

    By: Dennis Weis

    Using these exercise and poundage charts, you can test your one rep maxes and finally determine if you're strong or not!

    Date Added: Jun 3, 2003

  • Using Large Tires To Improve Strength!

    By: MD Labs

    Tire training can add a new dimension to your strength and conditioning program regardless of what sports you play or your level of athletic ability. Learn why it isn't just for strongman competitors!

    Date Added: May 31, 2003

  • Football Training

    By: Aaron Ciak

    This is one of the best mass building workouts that I ever did. This workout got me stronger than I ever was. If you follow this and stick with it you will have no problem when it comes to the strength portion of football.

    Date Added: May 30, 2003

  • An Evil Weekend With The Evil Russian, Pavel Tsatsouline.

    By: Mike Mahler

    Pavel is known as the kettlebell guru. I learned more during the Kettlebell certification weekend regarding productive strength training than I had learned over the last ten years of my lifting career.

    Date Added: May 30, 2003

  • Time Under Tension In Your Training Program

    By: ISSA

    This concept was first popularized in North America by the now well-known strength coach Charles Poliquin. This author suggests monitoring the actual time that a muscle is "under tension" during an exercise by using a clock or stopwatch, and recording this parameter in the training log via a numerical system.

    Date Added: May 23, 2003

  • Recovery Period's Effects On Strength.

    By: ISSA

    Strength coaches and other fitness professionals have long debated the causes of decreased performance as a result of fatigue during strength training, and the best rest intervals to reduce that fatigue. Find out what is best based on research!

    Date Added: May 15, 2003

  • TNT, Tips-N-Tricks For Strength And Size!

    By: Critical Bench

    When you're dealing with sticking points in the bench press you have to remember that there are several ways to correct the problem, but most won't work for you. Are you getting stuck at the lockout? Here's some TNT to help you blast that problem!

    Date Added: Apr 16, 2003

  • Real Strength Training For Boxers!

    By: Jamie Hale

    Recently athletes from all sports have begun to realize the importance of weight training. So, why have boxers been reluctant to realize the importance of resistance training?

    Date Added: Apr 14, 2003

  • Size Means Strength?

    By: Jamie Hale

    The basic idea presented in this article is there is a relationship between size and strength, but strength increases can occur due to other reasons. Just as size increase can occur with a non-linear strength increase.

    Date Added: Apr 10, 2003

  • Counter-Conditioning Arm-Pump.

    By: Intensity Magazine

    Working with Clubbell SPP demands fine motor control under tension which makes it your ideal ally in nuking arm-pump hostiles from your race-day battlefields.

    Date Added: Mar 19, 2003

  • Strength Training For The Busy MMA Fighter!

    By: Mike Mahler

    Training to excel at mixed martial arts can be a grueling endeavor that takes a great deal of time. Learn the best exercises for MMA athletes and which ones are wrong to do!

    Date Added: Mar 11, 2003

  • Roadwork: The Kettlebell Way!

    By: Mike Mahler

    Roadwork is a brutal form of training that separates the real men from the girly men. Learn what it is and how to use this as your cardio!

    Date Added: Feb 28, 2003

  • Developing Hip Power.

    By: Intensity Magazine

    Your mid back to the back of your knee are responsible for the most important and explosive power on the field, your hips.

    Date Added: Feb 27, 2003

  • Understanding The Strength Deficit!

    By: Intensity Magazine

    In this article, I'll illustrate exactly what the strength deficit is, an easy way to assess the athlete, how to interpret the results, and point you in the right direction as to the proper way to maximize each athlete's potential to express power on the playing field.

    Date Added: Feb 13, 2003

  • 7 Tips For Mass & Power!

    By: AnimalPak

    From basic movements to resting, learn the seven top tips for mass and power!

    Date Added: Feb 12, 2003

  • 1 Set For Strength Gains?

    By: Randy Herring

    Learn how your can get your greatest gains from doing 1 set instead of doing two or more!

    Date Added: Feb 10, 2003

  • Sand Training 101.

    By: Intensity Magazine

    After training in the sand, with the right program design, regular, one surface, level ground will make you feel like you're accelerating down stream. Learn how sand training will boost your strength and agility!

    Date Added: Feb 6, 2003

  • High Repetition Snatches: Intense Cardio For Serious Athletes!

    By: Mike Mahler

    Last article I went over the high repetition kettlebell clean and jerk as an example of a brutal movement for cardiovascular exercise. This week I am going to give you another incredible exercise to add to your arsenal: the high repetition one-arm snatch.

    Date Added: Jan 29, 2003

  • Living The Code!

    By: John Davies

    This week we are going to be doing striking exercises that will help build your torso flexibility, speed and power in a diverse multitude of sports!

    Date Added: Jan 25, 2003

  • Workout Program: Phase One

    By: Corey St. Clair

    The farmer's carry event is seen in many of the strongman competitions today. For years, it has been a common event at competitions of all levels. From small, local events to the World’s Strongest Man, it tests more than just the grip.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2002

  • A Lifting Formula

    By: Curtis Schultz

    The key to successful improvement in your weight-training program is to use methods of exercise and periodization techniques...

    Date Added: Dec 3, 2002

  • Up Your Max With Singles

    By: Critical Bench

    There has always been a debate on whether or not performing a single rep during your workout is a good idea. Many people think that if you want to know how much you can lift for one rep you can simply look it up in a chart and avoid any chance of injury.

    Date Added: Nov 25, 2002

  • Get Olympic

    By: Curtis Schultz

    Build a massive upper back by performing bodybuilding's forgotten four...

    Date Added: Nov 13, 2002

  • Getting To Know The Renegade!

    By: John Davies

    In an effort to bring our readership cutting-edge information, we stumbled onto one of the most well-read athletic coaches in the last year but also one steeped in mystery.

    Date Added: Oct 17, 2002

  • Athletic Performance & Bodybuilding!

    By: Matt Danielsson

    While many readers have the weight training as a mainstay for keeping fit and healthy, some even competing, there are a lot of people who use the weight room for boosting another, primary sport.

    Date Added: Oct 8, 2002

  • Sledgehammer GPP!

    By: Intensity Magazine

    What I am really going to talk about is a different type of General Physical Preparedness (GPP) exercise-Sledge hammering!

    Date Added: Oct 8, 2002

  • Basic Instinct: Harnessing Your Powers of Intuition for Explosive Growth!

    By: Ron Harris

    We have all been conditioned to look to the "experts" to guide us through this often confusing maze of bodybuilding. After all, few of us have all the relevant information in terms of physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, biochemistry, and applied chemistry that we would optimally desire.

    Date Added: Oct 1, 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

  • Weightlifting 101

    By: Josh Henkin

    bet most of you have started reading this article expecting to learn about weight training. Nope, I am not going to go there. While many people have probably no interest in ever competing in Olympic weightlifting, it has a lot to offer for those interested in high levels of strength and sports performance.

    Date Added: Aug 7, 2002

  • Body Thrust

    By: Dave Draper

    To make a muscle look good, you need only train it in isolation, but to make it work efficiently in useful, everyday activities, it must work synergistically with other muscle groups.

    Date Added: Jul 18, 2002

  • The Chest

    By: Sean Quade

    The chest, along with the arms is one of the most easily noticed muscle groups and is absolutely necessary to have fully developed whether competing or bodybuilding as a hobby.

    Date Added: Jun 16, 2002

  • The I.C.E. Training Program

    By: Big Cat

    After having enlightened you with some information on nutrition and supplements, that leaves me only with training information left to give.

    Date Added: May 29, 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.

    Date Added: May 1, 2002

  • Train Heavy... But Train Smart!

    By: Bryan Locke

    More muscle is what I'm after, not the approval of the pack. This should also be your attitude if you really want to see what your genetics will allow you to do. Here are two general rules to adhere to while training heavy.

    Date Added: Apr 16, 2002

  • Push the Envelope Naturally

    By: Todd Blue

    My goal is to completely rock the natural bodybuilding world with size in 2003.

    Date Added: Apr 13, 2002

  • PowerBuilding: Powerlifting and Bodybuilding!

    By: Other Writer

    You want a balanced physique, lean muscle mass AND the power. The best of both worlds... now you can have it!

    Date Added: Mar 22, 2002

  • Improving The Big Three PART 3

    By: Josh Henkin

    Part three of my series on increasing your bench, squat and deadlift. Learn about: Partial Range of Motion, Chains and Bands, and Assistant Exercises.

    Date Added: Mar 9, 2002

  • Stretching and Flexing

    By: Brian Lane

    Most people don't realize how important stretching really is. Or flexing, for that matter (though everyone loves to flex those big guns). I've talked to a lot of people, and basically everyone hates to stretch. In fact, bodybuilders have a rep for being "muscle bound", or "inflexible".

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Warming Up Is Warming Up, Right?

    By: Derek Charlebois

    Warming up is something that most people do not do. They just go straight into heavy lifting. This can be very dangerous. Jumping straight into heavy lifting without warming up could lead to serious injury.

    Date Added: Mar 7, 2002

  • Killer Strength Program

    By: David Knowles

    Before I start, this is a powerlifting program, not a bodybuilding program. Of all the programs I've tried, this has boosted my strength the most. Here is my full 14-week cycle!

    Date Added: Feb 10, 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

  • Power Athlete - Football Strength Program

    By: Curtis Schultz

    Dear Football Player: The Power Football Program has established a new level of excellence. We are stepping into uncharted territory, and we, as a team must improve every aspect of the game in order to have success at this level and to become a dominant force in our style of play.

    Date Added: Feb 6, 2002

  • Explosive Strength Workout!

    By: Jarred Rome

    This is the 8-Week Program that I used two months before the World U. Games held in Beijing China, in August of 2001.

    Date Added: Jan 20, 2002

  • Hybrid Strength System

    By: Curtis Dennis

    What's better than a bench program?? Well, I don't want to sound cocky, but it would be my new strength system...the Hybrid Strength System. This system is unlike any bodybuilding or powerlifting program that's out there and its grants every lifter's wish... the constant change in workout.

    Date Added: Jan 14, 2002

  • Flexibility in Fitness Competing

    By: Lisa Moser

    The importance of flexibility in a fitness routine is crucial to your overall performance. The way you look on stage when executing certain moves in your routine will reflect this very important element.

    Date Added: Jan 14, 2002

  • Weak Links!

    By: Josh Henkin

    It seems that most articles written today are trying to improve your bench press. However, if you want real success in the gym, whether it be increasing strength, losing bodyfat, or gaining muscle, you will also have to be proficient in other exercises like pull-ups, squats, deadlifts, and other complex movements. Here are some common weak points that people have and how to get them up to par.

    Date Added: Dec 31, 2001

  • A Revolutionary Approach to Speed & Strength Training

    By: Par Deus

    What I am going to present in this article is unlike any training system that I am are of -- it is in complete opposition to what our intuition tells and to what we have been conditioned to think about speed and strength training.

    Date Added: Dec 21, 2001

  • How To Add Strength And Mass To Your Quads

    By: Mitch McIntyre

    Part of becoming a bodybuilder it is essential that every body part is trained respectively and with strict form; every body part is created equal. The muscles on my upper body are trained just as hard as the muscles on my lower body. This is one of the many secrets to creating a freaky but symmetrical, pleasing physique.

    Date Added: Dec 13, 2001

  • Listening to Your Body

    By: Big Cat

    Learn about breathing, time under tension, lifting in a natural arc, compound movements, isolation movements, increasing strength while decreasing risk of injury, strength-size relation, and much more!

    Date Added: Dec 10, 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

  • Power Athlete - Does Your Training Program Make the Grade?

    By: Curtis Schultz

    As an ex-collegiate football player, competitive power lifter, and a strength coordinator, you can bet the farm that I have walked down some long roads and driven the superhighway of training. Become a power athlete by following these guidelines!

    Date Added: Oct 9, 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

  • Go Heavy But... Not Too Heavy

    By: James Sadek

    When I first started going to the gym, I saw all these big guys lifting weight I never even dreamed existed; we all would have felt that feeling. After seeing this we go home after one of our first weight sessions and visualize being able to lift all that weight and be half that big.

    Date Added: Jul 5, 2001

  • Powerlifting to Improve Your Bodybuilding Physique

    By: Manny Fausett

    The following workout is a personal favorite of mine because it is short, brutal and effective. However, it also allows the lifter to work towards keeping the bodybuilders aesthetics intact.

    Date Added: Mar 30, 2001