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Give Your Bis And Tris A New Challenge With This Simple Twist
If you've tried offset dumbbell curls or extensions in the past, you know they're a keeper. But you can amplify the effect of this classic muscle-building hack with a little technique know-how and one accessory. Here's how!
3 Ways to Skyrocket Your Bench Press!
"Silent" Mike Farr and Alan Thrall are back to talk about strength, why your bench might suck, and a couple ways to fix it so you can start moving more weight.
The Complete Guide To Pressing
Don't pick the wrong press for the job. Maximize the payoff of your horizontal and vertical presses to build your strongest chest, shoulders, and arms!
The 5 Best Back Machines For Maximum Growth
Want larger lats? Machines may be just what you've been looking for.
Ask The Ageless Lifter: Are Pull-Ups Worth The Trouble?
If pull-ups are something you once did, or a nut you could never quite crack, you may be tempted to write them off. Here's why you should think twice, and put pull-ups back on the goal list, no matter your age!
Strong Foundations: Why You Should Strengthen Your Core Muscles
If you struggle with some of your lifts, a weak core may be at the "core" of the problem. Learning how to target and strengthen your core's muscle fibers will benefit you both in and out of the gym!
The 4 Best Chest Machines for Maximum Growth
Looking for the perfect way to polish off your chest? We've got the top four picks right here!
3 Gethin-Approved Triceps-Training Machine Hacks
These three machines are in nearly every gym, but you're not using them like Kris Gethin does. Yet. Open your mind to blow up your tris!
3 Supersets Guaranteed To Crank Up Your Arm Workouts
Train your biceps and triceps with these incredibly effective and efficient supersets, courtesy of MuscleTech-sponsored athlete Abel Albonetti.
You're Not Doing Slow Negatives On These Moves. You Should Be!
Using slow negatives and unique body positioning is the secret to building a show-stopping physique. Just ask rising fitness star Julian "The Quad Guy" Smith.
3 Tips To Beat That Hunchback
If modern life is bending you in half, you don't have to stand there and take it. Own your posture and improve your lifts, starting now.
The 5 Best Suspension-Trainer Moves For Legs
Who says a squat rack is the only way to train legs? Build real-world strength, iron out imbalances, and seriously challenge your core with these lower-body moves!
3 Gethin-Approved Biceps-Training Machine Hacks
Use these three unique movements to feel that peak contraction like never before, and experience growth like you've never seen!
3 Ways To Bench More At Your Next Workout
Putting more weight on the bar is every lifter's goal. Believe it or not, it's easily attainable with the right approach and techniques.
5 Exercises To Remind You Exactly Where Your Core Is
Break free from the basics. Take your core training to the next level with these exercises.
The No-Fuss, Build-Your-Own Ab Workout
Choose your own ab-venture! Design your program by choosing exercises from this proven list of ab-targeting moves, and bring out every ripple of your scorching summer six-pack.
The Other Curl: Get The Most Out Of Your Hamstring Training
Whether you want to build big, defined hamstrings or just build the strongest, most injury-resistant body possible, the lying hamstring curl is one exercise you need to master. Here's everything you need to know!
The 6 Grittiest Quad Moves You're Not Doing
The same old routine got you down? Test your legs and your will against these six quad burners. Then call work to let them know you might need extra time to get out of bed tomorrow morning!
Don't Do High-Rep Squats, Deads, And Bench! Do These Instead
To build strength and size, you need both low reps and epic burnouts. But not all moves lend themselves to both approaches! Rather than risking life and limb under the bar, use these smart approaches!
8 Ways to Improve Your Bench Press
Improving your bench press takes more than just adding weight to the bar. Pro powerlifter Mark Bell offers valuable pointers on making your bench bigger and better than ever.
4 Jump-Rope Techniques To Burn Fat And Improve Athleticism
Jumping rope isn't just for kids. It's a fantastic way to build stamina and athleticism, burn fat, and start or finish any workout. Here are the fundamentals you need, and how to progress them!
How To Survive The Most Dangerous Part Of A Bench Press
You don't have to get pinned to get hurt on the bench. Here's the surprising place you may be putting your delicate shoulders at risk, and how to set up strongly for your heaviest sets!
3 Gethin-Approved Back-Training Machine Hacks
Stop sleepwalking through your back training. Open your mind to a gym full of possibilities, and you'll be up a shirt size in no time!
3 Exercises To Bulletproof You Against Lower-Back Pain
If lower-back pain is part of your life, you can take comfort that you're in the majority. But what kind of comfort is that? Take control of your body and make room in your workout for these three crucial moves from a coach who's been there!
The Best Variations To Fix And Progress Your Turkish Get-Up
Grab weight, get off the ground. Simple enough, right? But that's just the beginning. Whether you struggle with the Turkish get-up or feel like you've mastered it, this guide is for you!
4 Arm Exercises Even The Pros Fear
It ain't about the size of the car you drive, it's all about the size of the arm hanging out the window! If you have the will to make gains in arm size and strength, this article shows you the way.
The 6 Grittiest Back Exercises You're Not Doing
Take your back training to the next level with these lifter-tested, coach-approved variations. Get bigger, stronger, and wider, and never look back!
How The Rock Makes A 275-Pound Bench Go A Long Way
What you can do with a heavy non-max weight says far more about you as a lifter than any single-rep max. Need further proof? Look at what The Rock does with his bench press, and see if you can match it!
Take Your Push-Up Skills From Beginner To Badass
This simple bodyweight move may not be as simple as you think. Calisthenics fanatic turned international fitness guru Ed Checo shows you the ins and outs of a classic exercise.
Easy Tips For A Better Deadlift
Do you want to earn your big pull the right way? Learn how you can immediately build greater strength and muscle with a superior, and safer, deadlift.
The Biggest Mistake Robbing Your Chest Gains!
It's pec day, and you've pressed to your heart's (or at least your chest's) content. Now what? You head over to the cables to wring what little life remains from your pecs. Just don't make this crucial error!
Podcast Episode 19: How to Earn Your Best-Ever Back Squat
In this info-packed episode, strength coach and doctor of physical therapy John Rusin, Ph.D., gives his step-by-step guide to earning your right to kneel before the throne of the so-called King of Lifts. Do these squat variations in this order, and do your back squat this way, and you'll never regret it!
Modify Your Lateral Raises To Keep Your Shoulders Growing!
If you perform every move the same way each workout, you're probably lulling your muscles to sleep rather than pushing them into growth. Here's how to spice up the same old lateral raise!
Build A Booty That Will Drop Jaws
Give your butt a lift with former IFBB fitness pro and elite trainer Carla Sanchez's four favorite glute exercises.
6 Tips For Improving Your Overhead Press
Think you've mastered the overhead press? These six tips will help you fine-tune your powerful physique.
4 Crucial Upgrades To Upper-Body Mass-Building Classics
It's time to update the lifting textbook! These variations of chest presses, pull-ups, dips, rows, and pull-overs are stronger, safer, and harder to screw up than the originals. Prepare to have your mind blown!
5 Lat Pull-Down Variations For An Impressive Physique
Bored with your back workout? Here are 5 variations you need to try ASAP!
6 Moves To Prepare You For Adventure-Race Domination
Craving the adrenaline rush of an adventure race? Before you sign up, you'll need to master these six moves.
The More Gain, Less Pain Guide To Squats
If you wince at the mere mention of the back squat, you're not necessarily banished to the machines forever. Do these intelligent squat variations instead for pain-free progress in your lower-body training!
3 Gethin-Approved Chest Training Machine Hacks
You might get a cockeyed look from other gym-goers when you step up to the leg curl machine and use it to work your chest. But trust Kris Gethin and his mad vision of the gym, and open your mind to a world of possibilities!
The 4 Best Exercises To Work Hips
When it comes to building a lower body as strong and capable as it looks, the hips don't lie. But, the idea that machines are the best way to work them? Yup, that's a lie. Here's what to do instead.
The 8 Best Dumbbell Moves For Chest Development
Dumbbells beat barbells when it comes to chest development. There, we said it! Now go use these variations to inflict new pain and suffering on your torso.
4 Cable-Crunch Blunders
Are you looking for a way to really chisel your upper abs? Cable crunches are a great upgrade, but only if you do them correctly!
4 Back Exercises Even The Pros Fear
Bulging biceps are cool, but when it comes to big muscles there's nothing as impressive as a back Hercules himself would be jealous of. Here are four exercises that will get you a massive V-taper fast!
3 Small Tweaks To Improve Classic Movements
Sometimes a few small tweaks are all you need to see serious gains. Try these out, and prepare to be amazed!
3 New Ways To Use The Same Old Machines
Think there's only one way to use a machine? Here are a couple of novel ways to get a pump from devices that are in nearly every gym, courtesy of Lawrence Ballenger. Warning: This won't be easy!
The 6 Grittiest Shoulder Moves You're Not Doing
Update your delt routine with these six novel movements and updates on classics. They're all shoulder friendly, but that definitely doesn't mean easy!
Why Shallow Squats Are Robbing Your Legs Of Growth
Build more muscle by lowering the weight and getting your thighs closer to parallel.
Sculpt Your Six-Pack With Ab-Wheel Roll-Outs
Although ab wheels may seem like just another fitness gimmick, they're anything but. Give them a try and get ready for one of the most intense core workouts ever!
The Best, And Toughest, Way To Press A Kettlebell
Meet the overhead press that you can't cheat on, that forces you into perfect form instantly, and that even achy shoulders can handle. Curious? You should be!