Top Videos
Strength Chat Podcast 35: Dave Tate, CEO of EliteFTS

WATCH: The Strength Coach Development Center — Overhead Press Progression

A lot of coaches shy away from the overhead press because it’s “dangerous.” But my question to the coaches that say that: “Aren’t most exercises potentially dangerous?”

Winner Interviews | IFBB Chicago Pro 2017

Winner Interviews | IFBB Chicago Pro 2017

https://dieselsc.com/store/ageless-athlete

Kai Greene's Olympia Invite - Will He Compete? | Unleashed Ep. 29

Kai Greene's Olympia Invite - Will He Compete? | Unleashed Ep. 29

[View All Videos]

Top News
1
8 Things You Should Do During Every Workout

Unless you’re forced to walk 50 miles on broken glass to get to your gym, the saying “the hardest part of going to the gym is getting to the gym” doesn’t really hold true. In fact, we think the toughest part about the gym is making the most of your time spent there. That being said, here are eight things you should do during every workout for maximum results.

2
Mr. Olympia LLC on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

3
Tip: Why Lifters Have Healthier Hearts Than Runners | T Nation

Most bodybuilders, strength athletes, and lifters aren't big fans of cardio. But they'll drag their butts over to the cardio section of the gym anyway because they've been told they have to do cardio for heart health. But according to emerging research, lifting heavy stuff is just as good for your heart, if not better in some aspects, than cardio.

4
Back Training with Eduardo Correa

“Your core has to be strong to make a lot of improvement in the back and legs,” Correa says. Powerlifting provided that core, a foundation and base for Correa to build upon. “Powerlifting is a very different sport from bodybuilding—the routines, the diets, the cardio—but because I have that foundation I know how to show some sensibility and not hurt my body.

5
8 reasons you're not getting ripped

Obviously, filling up on fruits and veggies is better for you than feasting on Skittles and Funyons. But no food is “free.” Portions must be in concert with the amount of calories your body requires to yield a desired result, like losing weight or packing on muscle. So if you're trying to pack on muscle, then make sure you're consuming enough protein from healthy, lean sources.

6
Tip: Eat Rice Without Getting Fat | T Nation

It's also inexpensive, and its tiny grains make it the most physically adapted to mixing with hunks of chicken, beef, pork, or fish. The trouble is, most people have no restraint when it comes to rice. They shovel out a portion size as big as a rice-picker's head and when their definition starts to blur, they don't take the blame; they lay it on the grain.

7
Total-Body Sled Training | T Nation

This appears to be similar to dragging the sled with your arms extended in front of you. To differentiate, work to stay as upright as you can, with your arms overhead as far as possible. This will shift the emphasis to resisting lumbar extension, with less emphasis on packing the shoulders. You can make this even more dynamic by making an overhead pressing motion as you walk. Don't break position through the midsection as you drag.

8
Why CrossFit Girls Are Stronger Than You | T Nation

How many hours a week do you work out? For me, it's between 8-10 hours. That seems like a lot, but in my conversations with a number of CrossFit coaches and competitors, high-level CrossFit competitors train between 6-8 hours a day, at least when the CrossFit Games are coming up. That means they train about 4-5 times more than you do, and manage to recover from it as well.

9
Dwayne Johnson on Twitter

When @RedHourBen calls me out.. Told em just roll the camera and let me riff... 80's wrestling promo style. @omaze @stillerorg #TeamGlobo pic.twitter.com/bE5CuRsfea

10 Shawn Ray

To see more from Shawn Ray on Facebook, log in or create an account.

11
Tip: 4 Convenient Foods You Should Be Eating | T Nation

"Ricing" just means to grind certain foods up into little bits. Riced cauliflower trended during the low-carb craze as an alternative to regular rice, but making it was a pain in the ass. You either needed a really good food processor (and motivation to clean it up afterward) or you needed to spend a lot of time with a cheese grater and a stack of Band-Aids.

12
Today's Workout

Subscribe to Men's Fitness and get up to 80% OFF the newsstand price!

13
Dwayne Johnson on Twitter

When @RedHourBen calls me out.. Told em just roll the camera and let me riff... 80's wrestling promo style. @omaze @stillerorg #TeamGlobo pic.twitter.com/bE5CuRsfea

14
Supplements for Serious Athletes - Biotest

Includes E-Book – The Velocity Diet is a science based, rapid body-transformation program that's so powerful and so effective that results border on being unbelievable. But this system is not for everyone.

15
Tip: How to Double the Gains from Pushdowns | T Nation

Tricep pushdowns are one of the best exercises for building the back of the arm. EMG tests show that rope pushdowns are effective in both peak and mean score readings. Researchers have found that cable pushdowns actually activated the lateral head of the triceps greater than skull crushers or kickbacks. Here's how make them even better.

16
Tip: 3 Tips Newbies Don't Want to Hear | T Nation

Fairly new to lifting? Here's some harsh advice you might not like, but you should definitely take to heart.

17
How To Master A Short Workout

Keeping it tight in the gym applies to more than just your outift. Optimize your workout strategy to help sculpt your best physique. Here is my gym advice for getting a fast but still effective workout.

18
Tip: Get Killer Workouts With This Plant Oil | T Nation

All of that probably sounds sure-sure-fine, but check out the magnitude of the effects: After drinking peppermint water, time to exhaustion on a treadmill increased by about 25%, and work performance (amount of work done and amount of power exerted) increased by about 50%! Put another way, they ran a lot harder for a lot longer.

19
Men's Fitness on Twitter

Put your core to the test with this do-anywhere set of 12 basic plank variations from the @humanfitproject : http://bit.ly/2s7QiPy  pic.twitter.com/32cuLWb7I7

20
Tip: The Ultimate Push-Up Finisher | T Nation

Add this Tabata-style workout to the end of chest day on Monday. Don't plan on moving around a lot on Tuesday.

21
Tip: Train Arms Like a Pro | T Nation

Unlike biceps where the pump is more important than the pounds lifted, triceps need both. However, before you slap another plate on the bar for skull crushers, don't lose sight of the fact that heavy pressing movements for chest and shoulders invariably work the triceps. As such, the bulk of my "heavy" lifting for triceps is taken care of through chest training, not tricep-specific exercises.

22
Tip: The Shoulder Stretch You Need | T Nation

If you're a big muscley dude and this gives you no improvement, you could also include a roller in the stretch to increase your thoracic mobility. I wouldn't recommend the roller if you don't have much muscle on your back: you don't want to compress your spine, and it shouldn't feel like you are while stretching.

23
How to Hit a Triple Bodyweight Deadlift | T Nation

If you miss at your knees or around mid-shin height, it's common to hammer away at RDL's, good mornings, and other variations to train your posterior chain. This can be beneficial, but without a strong upper back, those supplemental lifts won't do a thing. That's why chest-supported rows should be a staple in your program when training for a triple bodyweight pull.

24
10 Common Mass-Gain Mistakes

Protein is the most important nutrient for muscle growth, but carbs also play a critical role, especially after training. You won’t be able to get enough calories when attempting to put on mass if your carb intake is low; when mass is your aim, take in 2-3 grams (g) of carbs per pound of bodyweight daily. Carbs help blunt cortisol levels — cortisol can interfere with testosterone’s anabolic actions in muscle and lead to muscle breakdown, especially immediately following a workout. A mass seeker’s post-workout meal should include 40 g of fast-digesting protein, such as whey, and 80-100 g of fast-digesting carbs, such as white bread, Gatorade, baked potatoes, sugar, honey and fruit. Carbs at this time spike the anabolic hormone insulin, which helps to drive glucose, amino acids and supplements such as creatine into muscle cells, spurring muscle protein synthesis.

25
The 21 Hottest Girls in Surfing

Summer, we hate to see you go, but we love to watch you leave… For our farewell ode to warm weather and lazy-days, here are the current hottest women of surfing. As the wave competition still snaps on for these ladies in hotter locales, these top athletes prove that the end of our favorite season has never looked better.

26
Total-Body Sled Training | T Nation

This appears to be similar to dragging the sled with your arms extended in front of you. To differentiate, work to stay as upright as you can, with your arms overhead as far as possible. This will shift the emphasis to resisting lumbar extension, with less emphasis on packing the shoulders. You can make this even more dynamic by making an overhead pressing motion as you walk. Don't break position through the midsection as you drag.

27
Instagram post by UndergroundStrengthGym • Jul 4, 2017 at 12:17am UTC

28
Men's Fitness on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

29
T NATION on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

30
The Detox workout plan 2.0

You will work out five days per week, ideally Monday through Friday with Saturdays and Sundays as rest/recovery days. Complete workout one in the morning and workout two in the evening. Follow this program for 2-4 weeks.

31
Tip: What You Need to Know About Berberine | T Nation

Berberine is a compound found in many different herbs like goldenseal, Chinese goldenthread, and philodendron. In studies, it's proving to be a heavy hitter when it comes to regulating blood sugar and managing weight, among other things like cancer prevention and gut health. So far, 2,800 studies have been done on the compound, many focusing on its effects on Type 2 diabetes. It appears to rival Metformin when it comes to blood glucose and blood lipid levels. How? Good question.

32
10 Signs You're Bad in Bed and Don't Even Know It

The problem: You come home after thinking about sex all day and try to stick your penis in her right away. She, on the other hand, has not been thinking about sex. She’s been thinking about work, that squabble with her best friend, and what she’s making for dinner. She’s not warmed up, therefore she's not going to enjoy it. Fix it: “Foreplay, foreplay, foreplay—I can’t say it enough!” Morse says. You may be ready to go the second you get home, but you have to remember, sex is mostly mental for women. They have to be warmed up, physically and mentally. “Most women not only enjoy foreplay, but we need it in order to get aroused before actual intercourse,” Morse says. Foreplay can even start hours before you're through the door. Send her a text about how much you can’t wait to see her or how beautiful she looked this morning. Then when you get home kiss and caress her before you start taking her clothes off. Foreplay isn’t a suggestion; it’s a requirement for most women.

33
Want more women to 'like' you on dating apps? Choose black and white photos, don't smile with your teeth, and never pose on the beach.

Researchers studied 1,000 user photos, assigning photo tags (35 in all) to each. They ran the gamut from guys taking selfies to women posing with their hair up. The researchers then ranked the tags to see which type of photos get liked more (and, therefore, who gets more matches) on the app.

34
Bulked and Then Cut. What Are Your Thoughts?

531 is great. It's really the only program I've followed to the letter at any point in the last 6 or 7 years, aside from a hypertrophy program here and there for a couple months at a time. 541 with the boring but big assistance work is just so good. My only disagreement with 531 is the frequent deloads. I don't find that to be necessary or useful. Even though I don't run 531 now, I loosely base my lifting sessions now on the concepts of it. I have a bench day, or a squat day, or an OHP day, and I'll work up to a heavy set or 2, follow by something like 5 sets of 10, followed by my assistance work. And I always incorporate my back work on the pressing days. I don't have a separate back day.

35
The 15 Best Fit Butts on the Internet

These fit ladies are the epitome of #squatspo.

36
8 Ways to Burn More Fat

Most think of altering the metabolism as “boosting it,” but there are things you can do that also change the way the body handles food. For example, simply by taking a fiber supplement, you can alter the way your body handles carbohydrates. Fiber stimulates carbs to bypass fat storing pathways, which in turn means they ultimately head down other pathways for muscle fueling or building. There you go — a simple nutrition step to modify your metabolism.

37
Squat Form Check. Past History of Hip Pain and Butt Wink

Hey guys, I've been squatting for a while, but it's never been an easy lift. I've had some hip flexor pain almost as long as I can remember. I got up to somewhere around 285lb quite a few years ago, but ended up having to take a break from said pain, probably from pretty poor form. Later, while trying to lazily rehab, I started getting lower back pain when squatting above 180-200lb, which I also attribute to bad form and some bad mobility resulting in some dysfunctional butt wink.

38
Acid Trip

Science actually supports just the opposite. Continuous infusion of amino acids via IVs has been shown to be less effective at stimulating protein synthesis than intermittent feeding with protein. The boosting of muscle protein synthesis by a meal or amino acids is rapid and is sustained for at least two hours but then declines toward normal levels, which occurs in conjunction with the changes in circulating insulin and aminos. The signaling protein mTOR, which catalyzes muscle protein synthesis, is stimulated by both insulin and amino acids, especially the amino leucine. Researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, reported recently that men who consumed whey protein after exercise, either by consuming the entire drink rapidly or consuming it spaced every 20 minutes over a 200-minute feeding period, had dramatically different results despite consuming the same amount. Muscle biopsies taken from the subjects found that muscle protein synthesis was elevated to a greater extent after rapidly consuming a large single dose of whey protein than after consuming it in smaller portions over a longer period.

39
14 Healthy Summer Grill Recipes

5 . Place steak on grill and cook for 3 minutes. Rotate steak 90 degrees and grill until the underside is deep brown and grill marks have appeared, about 3 minutes more. Flip steak and continue grilling, rotating 90 degrees once, until meat is deep brown, grill marks have appeared, and steak has reached an internal temperature of 125°F (for medium rare), 10 to 12 minutes total. Transfer steak to a cutting board and let rest for 8 to 10 minutes. Slice against the grain; top with Avocado-Tomatillo Salsa.

40
Bodybuilding.com on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

41
Scientists may have found the root cause of going gray and balding

Next up: Studies on humans to see if the pigmentation and baldness genes show up in people as they get older and their hair thins and gets gray. In the meantime, if you’re going gray, we say: embrace it. More and more dudes are rocking salt-and-pepper beards and hair, and looking good while doing it. If you’re going bald, there’s only one option once it gets too far along—shave it. (Hey: It works for The Rock.)

42
The 10 best exercises for swimmers

How to do it: Lie face up on a bench, holding dumbbells at the outside of your shoulders and with palms facing your thighs. Lift both dumbbells over your chest. Keep one dumbbell raised above your chest as you lower the other dumbbell, touch it to the outside of your shoulder, and push it back up. At the top of the movement, push farther with both hands, as if trying to punch the ceiling. Switch sides. Repeat for 10 reps.

43
Lou Ferrigno's Mass Class

Before and after he was the Hulk, Lou Ferrigno was bodybuilding’s ultimate behemoth. When Arnold Schwarzenegger was winning Olympias at 235, Lou was 275. And when Dorian Yates was collecting Sandows at 265, Lou was 315. In fact, the future not-so-jolly green giant first broke the 300-pound barrier in the off-season at the age of 20—an unprecedented muscular body weight in the early ’70s. At 6'5", he towered over competitors, but whereas most tall bodybuilders have trouble filling out, Ferrigno carried his mass proportionately with pleasing symmetry. He’s the best over-6'2" bodybuilder of all time, and if he hadn’t spent 17 years off posing stages, he may have collected a mantel full of Sandows. In celebration of what was and what could’ve been, Lou serves up his 30 best tips for hulking mass.

44
Blow Up Your Brachioradialis with Hammers

The brachioradialis is the muscle at the top of the forearm that “blends” into the brachialis at the elbow. It's about two-thirds the way up the humerus with its insertion on the styloid process of the radius. It closes the gap between the forearm and biceps when you’re performing a front double biceps pose. The best exercise to bring up your brachioradiales is the dumbbell hammer curl. The dumbbells can be brought straight up in front or across the chest.

45
Training Style: FST-7

The pump-it-up philosophy of Mr. Olympia Phil Heath.

46
Barbell Squats vs. Smith Machine Squats

In 2002, the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research reported that the farther the feet are positioned in front of the Smith machine bar, the less quad involvement and the greater hamstring/glute involvement. When the feet were directly under the bar, the hamstrings and glutes received little emphasis, while the quads got almost all the focus. When the feet were about 12 inches in front, the quads and hams/glutes were fairly evenly emphasized. When the feet were placed about 18 inches in front, the hams and glutes received the greatest emphasis, with the quads getting only a little.

47
5 At-Home Cardio Workouts for Fat Loss

Burpee/Pushup/Broad jump Reps: 5 Stand with your feet about 6 inches apart. Bend at your knees/waist and put your hands down in front of you. Kick your legs out at the same time behind you. Do a pushup. Kick your feet back in and then jump forward as far as you can. As you jump throw your arms forward to help propel you as far as possible. Land on both feet and get ready for the next repetition.

48
Find Your Hero

Select a role model who looks the way you want to look but shares some genetic similarities. If you’re naturally very thin, don’t choose someone like Franco Columbu to emulate when Frank Zane’s approach would probably suit you better. This way, your role model provides the inspiration and practical know-how to achieve attainable fitness goals.

49
Fast vs. Slow Reps

Although it is true that rapid-force development and muscle power are more specifically stimulated by higher rep speed, a recent review of studies comparing fast (less than one second up) versus slow rep speed (more than one second up) that also included muscle scans to measure changes in muscle hypertrophy showed that slower rep speeds may improve gains in muscle size by nearly 50% compared with faster rep speeds.

50
Men's Fitness on Twitter

Build rock-solid muscle definition and work every muscle group in your body with these @humanfitproject routines: http://bit.ly/2fHMRI2  pic.twitter.com/VvB0jBCMbs

51 25 Tips for Greatness
52 Men's Fitness on Twitter
53 The Perfect Penis According to 105 Women
54 Sagittarius Horoscope for Sunday, June 4, 2017
55 Tip: What You Need to Know About Berberine | T Nation
56 Replace the Flat Bench with Floor Press?
57 Velocity Diet® Plan - The New Science of Rapid Body Transformation - Biotest
58 Easy Additions: Healthy Cooking With Seeds
59 Keep Building Muscle as You Get Older
60 19 style essentials every man needs for a long weekend trip
61 Slingshot and 5/3/1
62 Instagram post by Shawn Ray • Jul 2, 2017 at 10:15pm UTC
63 Grow Legs Grow
64 Instagram post by UndergroundStrengthGym • Jun 30, 2017 at 1:32am UTC
65 Shawn Ray
66 Shawn Ray
67 Get stronger: 7 reasons you should never neglect squats
68 The Top 10 Movies Every Bodybuilder Should See
69 Performix ION v2X at Bodybuilding.com - Best Prices on ION v2X!
70 https://marketing.bodybuilding.com/marketing/campaign/CanadaDaySale?mcid=sm_twit_deals
71 6 Ways Working Out Works Wonders for Your Sex Life
72 Bench feeling good!
73 The 15 best pullup variations
74 5 ways porn can affect your relationship
75 The 5 best diets for fat loss
76 T-ransformation 2017: USMCCDS423 Log
77 Shawn Ray
78 The Truth About Pre-Bed Protein | T Nation
79 The Squat and Athletic Development — How We've All Been F*cking It Up
80 Instagram post by 💣Bkbeast • Jul 2, 2017 at 9:33pm UTC
81 Muscle & Performance on Twitter
82 Shawn Ray
83 Bodybuilding.com on Twitter
84 Conjugate Programming for the General Population
85 Honest Advice About Steroids | T Nation
86 Chewy Acut® CFT, MST on Twitter
87 Entrepreneur on Twitter
88 Shawn Ray
89 Ben Pakulski IFBB Pro
90 Dwayne Johnson on Twitter
91 Instagram post by Flex Wheeler • Jul 1, 2017 at 12:02am UTC