What Is Hypertrophy? How Muscle Hypertrophy Helps Build Size.

Getty ImagesMRBIG_PHOTOGRAPHY You’ve probably heard big guys at the gym tossing around the word “hypertrophy” when they talk about their lifting goals — but what does that even mean? Are the principles behind the term just some sketchy bro science, a passing fitness fad, or real, lab tested-and-proven physiology? Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Rest […]

Back Workouts Are Better With a Good Pull

When you’re working out your back, one of the best things you can do is pull. Bowflex SelectTech 4.1 Bench Men’s Health Fitness Director Ebenezer Samuel, CSCS, drills down on the pulling motion that is essential to rows to finish off his back days with this crusher of a superset. “This is all about owning […]

6 Forearm Workouts You’ve Never Tried

If you want to lift heavy weights, you’ve got to have a good grip. Grip strength comes in three forms: crush, support, and pinch. Most of the research surrounding the benefits of having a strong grip relate to crush grip, which is the grip between your fingers and your palm used for grabbing ropes, bars, […]

A Journey to Discover Fitness Age

It’s 100 degrees in my Las Vegas garage gym as I crank through another round of squats and all-out air-bike intervals, trying to block out the creeping pain in my legs, lungs, and —well, hell — everywhere else. Just keep moving, I tell myself. Faster, faster. When the reps are done, I’m destroyed: I hit […]

Try the 5 x 5 Bodybuilding Workout Plan

The default set and rep scheme for most gym goers seems to be 3 sets of 10 reps. That’s too bad, because you’ll gain more muscle and strength with 5 sets of 5. First popularized in the 1960s by Reg Park, a multiple-time Mr. Universe, the 5 x 5 method is one of the oldest […]