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5 Ways To Train Around Achy Joints

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:23:49 MST

When minor joint pain flares, here are 5 easy adjustments you can make to your workout.

Want A Big Chest Day? You Gotta Warm Up First!

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:30:22 MST

The lines for bench space can be long on Mondays. Instead of standing around griping, use that time to do warm-ups that'll improve your performance, help you avoid injuries, and chill you out until a bench opens up.

Know The Ropes: 3 Ways To Wring The Life Out Of Your Triceps

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:28:55 MST

Drop that EZ bar and walk over to the stack! Kris Gethin explains how the rope is your secret weapon to exaggerate the peak contraction on triceps exercises and finish your arm training with the pump of a lifetime.

5 Foods That Will Crush Your Hunger

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:02:47 MST

Hunger got the best of you? Add these healthy foods to your diet to keep your appetite in check!

Imogen Parfitt's Backside-Blasting Workout

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:05:54 MST

Craving summer sun? It's never too early to get warm-weather ready. Learn how to sculpt your hamstrings and grow your booty with this bikini-pro-approved workout by one of our very own athletes.

6 Insider Tips For Building Your Ultimate Legs

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:06:38 MST

Leg day is bad enough. But plateauing on leg day? That's the pits. Here are some fun new ways to beat up on your legs for more gain and more pain.

The Gethin-Approved Way To Finish Your Biceps Workout

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:05:09 MST

You'll need a cable stack, an exercise step, and a high pain tolerance for this dropset finisher. But it'll be worth the struggle!

Podcast Episode 11: Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan - What Women Really Need To Know About Body Fat & Fitness

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:01:57 MST

Two-time WBFF world champion Shaun Stafford stops by to talk about buffets, injuries, and coming back from the shoulder cyst he thought at first was just gains.

Start Now To Get Shredded For Summer

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:44:25 MST's newest spokesmodel, Nick Cheadle, gives you the fat-loss program and ground rules to get you on track for that sweet, shredded summer look.

Get The Benefits Of Deadlifts Without Weights

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:07:44 MST

For many strength aficionados, the deadlift is a non-negotiable part of training. Calisthenics specialist Al Kavadlo questions the conventional wisdom and gives you bar-free alternatives to build a strong backside!

Bench Presses Don't Have To Cause Shoulder Pain

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:08:36 MST

Many of us accept shoulder pain as a fact of lifting life, but it doesn't have to be that way. Here are solutions you can put into action today to save your shoulders for tomorrow!

The Deck Of Doom: Take Your Chances On This Shoulder Workout

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:54:33 MST

Sick and tired of the same old gym routine? Add a bit of variety, a bit of chance, and a lot of volume to your shoulder workout.

3 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 09:10:29 MST

If you keep trying to diet, but with no success, the reasons might be simpler than you think. The solutions might be, too.

Is "Calories In, Calories Out": A Weight-Loss Myth Or The Truth?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:45:19 MST

There's more to weight loss than the old adage "Eat less, move more." Learn the ins and outs of weight management so you're better prepared to create and stick to a successful plan!

Scott Mathison's Full-Body Superset Workout

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:56:21 MST

Crunched for time? Performix athlete Scott Mathison shows how to hit every major muscle group in this stepped-up, full-body workout.

3 Reasons To Sprinkle More Hempseeds Into Your Diet

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:48:27 MST

Take your health to new heights by including more hemp seeds in your diet!

Lee Constantinou's Lean Strength Workout

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:40:36 MST

The good news: You get lots of rest between sets on Team Athlete Lee Constantinou's lat and bicep workout. The bad news: You're going to need it.

Think You Don't Need A "Glute Day?" Think Again!

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:06:59 MST

Not sure what cues to follow to build shapely stems and a better butt? Take some advice from an IFBB pro.

Candace Mixed Fitness With Everyday Tasks And Lost 30 Pounds!

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:33:31 MST

Juggling the responsibilities of a mom and student left Candace feeling overwhelmed and lost. She started working out to encourage her husband, but ended up turning her own life around.

5 CrossFit Strategies To Help Anyone Burn Fat

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:02:17 MST

There's no one right way to lose weight. Learn from one of the fastest-growing sports by applying these CrossFit concepts to your fat-loss routine.

Back to Basics: Mike Hildebrandt's Pull-Day Challenge

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:16:36 MST

Dymatize athlete Mike Hildebrandt adds some new positions and rep ranges with this spiked back workout for added strength gains.

James Conquered Addiction And Lifted Himself A Better Life

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:58:45 MST

Years of hard living and inactivity almost ended James' life, but he turned it all around. It started with a choice, continued with endless hours of walking, and then blossomed in the weight room!

10 Best Muscle-Building Cable Exercises

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:57:54 MST

Cables provide the variety needed for muscle growth. These moves have all you want, and more.

The Squat Tips Your Quads Are Terrified Of

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:39:14 MST

Build legs that tell the world "I squat!" with these simple tweaks. No machines necessary!

The 4 Essential Bodyweight Core Exercises

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:58:36 MST

Are you looking for seriously defined abs or to master advanced core training exercises? Then make sure you meet the minimum standards laid out here first!

Vanetza Got Fit To Be An Example For Her Troops

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:32:24 MST

Complacency, loneliness, and low self-esteem left Vanetza sad and overweight. Fitness helped her find her worth and inspire others.

6 Insider Tips And Tricks For Building Your Ultimate Triceps

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:52:31 MST

Some bodybuilders swear by sticking with one routine that works. Others, like IFBB pro Craig Capurso, say that the biggest gains come from mixing it up. Here are 6 tips to keep your triceps workout stimulating and fresh!

Athlete Profile: Evan Centopani's Training Is Money In The Bank

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:43:48 MST

For Evan Centopani, building his body is like building a savings account: something he contributes a little bit to every day, knowing it will add up to something much bigger over time. And has it ever added up for him.

Get Fit Without The Gym In 2017

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:40:43 MST

Want to stay fit but not a big fan of gyms? Check out these alternative ways to stay in shape wherever and whenever it suits you.

Podcast Episode 10: Out of Surgery and Onto the Stage with Shaun Stafford

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:15:28 MST

Two-time WBFF world champion Shaun Stafford stops by to talk about buffets, injuries, and coming back from the shoulder cyst he thought at first was just gains.

What the Bodybuilding Greats Can Teach You, Part 2

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:03:23 MST

Think that if you just follow Arnold's training program close enough, you can look just like him? Champions have unique abilities and unique genes, but that doesn't mean you can't learn from them.

The 4 Best Biceps Machine Exercises

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:07:34 MST

You want big guns? We've got the right exercises for you. Bow down to the machine!

Strategic Arm Training For Massive Gains

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:03:36 MST

Think your "bad genes" are to blame for limited biceps growth? Forget about genetics, and focus on custom arm exercises that build thick biceps and mountainous peaks.

The Plateau-Proof Chest-Building Plan

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:47:23 MST

We challenged a buff exercise scientist to construct a chest routine based on the latest research. Here's the unique workout he gave us.

The Ultimate All-In-One Workout

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:14:09 MST

Looking for an awesome workout that combines weights and conditioning into a compact, 30-minute training session? We've got you covered.

This MMA Workout Is The Cure For Cardio!

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:46:30 MST

Tossing dummies and beating a heavy bag to build explosive power and endurance is the ultimate HIIT. If you're a fighter, or just want to train like one, let Sage Northcutt be your guide!

4 Classic Kettlebell Moves For Total Fitness

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:00:44 MST

If the swing is the only thing you know, you're missing out! Fortify your iron arsenal with these four classics from the kettlebell vaults.

This Teenage Powerlifter Broke The Rules And All The Records

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:13:33 MST

This high school senior took the road less traveled and set more than 100 powerlifting records along the way. Here's how he got crazy strong while staying safe and saving room for a full life!

Dwayne Johnson's Rock-Solid Body Plan

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:39:51 MST

With 20-inch arms, a 50-inch chest, and a 35-inch waist, The Rock's physique is to be admired. Get a sneak peek into his methods, his diet, and his bread-and-butter training plan.

Fix These 8 Training Blunders For Shoulders And Upper Traps

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:57:57 MST

You can't make gains if you're making mistakes. Here's a handful of common form breakdowns that happen on shoulder day—and tips on how to avoid them.

The 6 Grittiest Chest Moves You're Not Doing

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:29:01 MST

Reinvigorate your upper-body training by making simple tweaks to these classic chest-builders!

4 Drills To Fix What's Wrong With Your Pull-Ups

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:09:34 MST

Pull-ups can do wonders for your strength and physique, but not if your technique is an injury waiting to happen. Use these three straightforward drills to boost the quality and quantity of your reps!

How Not To Start Your Workout

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:45:16 MST

Do these exercises first, and you'll blow your entire routine! Get the order right to enjoy safer, more productive training.

Stop Maxing Out! Lift This Way Instead

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:37:22 MST

Would you put your 1RM squat or bench on your driver's license if you could? Then this wake-up call is for you. Here's a better way to get stronger than grinding through nose-bleed singles every week or month!

Pump Quiz: Are You Doing The Romanian "Frankenlift?"

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:07:36 MST

Do you know the difference between Romanian and stiff-legged deadlifts? Here's a quick quiz to see if you're doing them correctly or mixing them up.

How To Build Muscle By Eating Insect Protein

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:49:25 MST

Caterpillars, crickets, and ants; oh my! These little protein- and nutrient-packed morsels can help you build muscle, recover from workouts, and burn fat. So, what are you waiting for?

Add 2 Inches To Your Guns By Spring Break

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:44:30 MST

Turn your peashooters into WMDs with this quadruple-barreled arm routine!

Podcast Episode 9: Mark Bell & Silent Mike on The Way of the Powerlifter

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:17:29 MST

The world's strongest coach, Mark Bell, discusses powerlifting, CrossFit, and his vague recollections of his first meet. If you know these guys from their YouTube channel or podcast, Mark Bell's PowerCast, you know that nothing is off limits!

2 Tricks To Smash Through Your Chest-Training Plateau

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:16:49 MST

Don't let sticking points limit your chest-training progress. These two techniques will turn your weakness into your strength.

Andy Speer's 3 Favorite Strength-Training Moves

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:17:50 MST

Want to get the most out of every minute of gym time? Learn from the best, and focus on moves that pay off the most. Trainer Andy Speer has three choices that might be just what your program needs.