Fat-Loss Blunders: 8 Reasons You're Not Losing Body Fat

Many of us spend years and years trying to get rid of extra body fat with little or no success. We yo-yo and ride the diet rollercoaster, with too much "roll" along the way. We attack our fat when motivation is high, but we still crumble at the sigh...

How To Defy The Odds And Lose Weight this Year

You probably don't need me to tell you that if you made a New Year's resolution to lose weight, the odds are decidedly stacked against you. Twenty-five percent of people who make New Year's resolutions fail by the end of the first week, approximatel...

10 Best And Worst Cardio Machines

Real talk: cardio isn't very fun. Unless you're one of those weirdo runners, most of us struggle to get through the 30 minutes we know we're supposed to do. The reality is, you can spend a lot less time and burn a lot more calories if you're smart a...

The Facts About Intermittent Fasting, Fat Loss, And Muscle Growth

In the fitness industry, more than just about any industry that comes to mind, extremes are the norm. What is the status quo today will be garbage tomorrow, and the opposite will become the status quo. I talked about this in my article "The Science ...

In Depth Look At Ketogenic Diets And Ketosis

What exactly is Ketosis? The metabolic state of ketosis simply means that the quantity of ketone bodies in the blood have reached higher-than-normal levels. When the body is in a ketogenic state, this means that lipid energy metabolism is intact. Th...

Eat Like A Beast! Brandan Fokken's Bulking Meal Plan

When I began my fitness career, I didn't know anything about muscle-building nutrition other than the standard "eat lots and lift heavy" rule. So that's what I did. All through my 20s, the only macro I ever worried about was protein. I never counted...

5 Ways A Bodybuilder Should Train Like A Powerlifter

Who doesn't want to make this year their best ever for building muscle? Let's start by putting your traditional bodybuilding-style program on the back burner, at least for a while. Instead we're going to focus on developing raw strength. Sound like ...

Powerlifting Training For The Beginner!

Many people ask me for advice on which training program they should start training with. With the rise in popularity of powerlifting in recent years, there has been a profusion of routines that can clutter and overwhelm a beginner who just simply wa...

3 Ways To Build A Better Mind-Muscle Connection

Lifting heavy weights is as physical as it gets: It's just you against a heavy load. But if you hang around the gym long enough, you'll hear old-timers talk fondly about the mind-muscle connection and its benefits. The premise of this connection is ...

Take The 21-Day Goblet Squat Challenge!

Why challenge yourself with goblet squats? Why not, say, hit heavy back squats every day? Because while there's a time and a place to go heavy, there are also great benefits to be gained from racking up lots of volume with picture-perfect form. And ...

5 Core Workouts For A Tight Midsection - A Beginner's Guide!

Main | Arms | Back | Chest | Core | Legs | Shoulders Six-pack, eight-pack (genetic freaks), washboard, whatever you want to call it, your core is the centerpiece for any muscular physique. It is the eye-catcher for the opposite sex. A muscular and w...

Steve Weatherford's Rapid-Fire Workout

I've been in the game long enough that I've learned what works for my body. The type of training I do today is the same type that I'll do pretty much 12 months out of the year. It's going to be a priority on function, but also an undertone of aesthe...

8 Things You Should Never Do On Chest Day

Monday is chest day, and that means waiting your turn at the bench press. Get in line, bro. But what if, in an alternate universe, that didn't have to happen? What if you had many different options for how to construct your chest day? It turns out y...

The 6 Best Lat Exercises You're Not Doing

Your workouts can sometimes feel like a meal you've been eating every day for years. On back day, it's rows and pull-downs. Next time, rows and pull-ups. And for the truly inspired, flip the script and you've got pull-ups and rows. But not today. In...

Awesome Arms Workout: Arms By Labrada

You clicked on this article because you wanted to know how to grow your biceps and triceps. We want to show you how to do it. Let's go get pumped! For this workout, we're going to be focusing on intensity. We're not training legs or any other huge b...

How And Why To Measure Your Body Fat Percentage

A body fat measurement can be useful for tracking your weight-loss progress because, unlike the scale, it tells you how much of your weight is fat and how much is muscle and other good stuff. Here's how body fat is measured and what that number actu...

Think Theanine For Brain Gains!

Green tea has been getting plenty of positive press in recent years. Today, it's touted for its ability to support fat loss, numerous health benefits, and high antioxidant content. But these impressive attributes are only part of the story. There's ...

Awesome Abdominal Workouts For Women!

Abs: everyone wants 'em, but the vast majority of us don't know how to build them. Boring old crunches have history and tradition behind them, but they just aren't a very effective core exercise. There are better ways to exercise your core. Let me s...

Jessie Hilgenberg: What's In Your Fridge?

She might be known for her boulder shoulders and the inspirational can-do message she spreads to troves of #JessiesGirls, but figure pro Jessie Hilgenberg will tell you that channeling your inner beast mode starts with proper nutrition. Being fit an...