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02/04/2014 | fitness

How To Make Progress

The most difficult thing about following a workout program is deciding when exactly to change it. You’ve always got two voices in your head—the one telling you to stay the course and the other one tempting you to scrap the routine. Read more

01/16/2014 | fitness

You Know You’re a Meathead When…

I thought I’d cut you a break and write something that will help you build muscle and burn fat just by reading it—no additional work required, except laughing. Read more

11/20/2013 | fitness

4 New Nutrition Myths

The fitness and nutrition industry is rife with misinformation. Understandably, this is confusing to many setting out with the goal of improving their body composition. Read more

11/18/2013 | fitness

Mass Acceleration - A beginners guide to adding size

It's damn near inevitable; every time I leave the house a stranger will approach me and make a comment about my size. Things weren't always like this though. Like many kids from my generation, I spent an exorbitant amount of time in front of a TV screen. Read more

11/13/2013 | fitness

Picking the Squat that’s Right for You

The common wisdom that every good program is built around squats could not be more true. The squat utilizes almost every muscle in your body, teaches you to use your muscle synergistically, and is the cornerstone for producing 26+ inch wheels that set the serious lifter apart from the casual gym-bro. Read more

11/06/2013 | fitness

Pump Iron, Prevent Diabetes

Diabetes is becoming more prevalent in the US, which poses a big time threat to our health care economy and of course our friends and family. The need for prevention is key and pumping iron might be a big part of the answer! Read more

10/07/2013 | fitness

The Other Side of Strength

In the three years since starting Fitocracy, I’ve personally interacted with tens of thousands of people attempting to transform themselves. Thankfully I’ve also seen many success stories, many of which are in Arnold’s 1% Challenge group, whose members just last week hit a cumulative one million workouts. Read more

09/27/2013 | fitness

Pyramid Training

In order to be constantly losing fat, building muscle and gaining strength you need new to keep pushing your body and your mind. With pyramid training you will have a new rep scheme, unlimited exercise variety, and a variety of challenges to keep your training and results moving forward. Read more

09/18/2013 | fitness

Got Resistance?

I love to lift, plain and simple. Weight on my back, in my hands and the sound of jingling 45’s clears my mind and offers me the hour of freedom some find in other pastimes. I don't just get through lifting, I get from it. I don’t count the reps, I make the reps count. Read more

09/06/2013 | fitness

Awesome Workout Tips – Part 2

In the first installment of the Awesome Workout Tips series, we focused primarily on the bench press. For today’s article, our goal is to get better at deadlifts. Read more

08/28/2013 | fitness

Why You Need To STOP Setting Goals

I realize that saying this might make other fitness professionals condemn me to rot in a dark cave somewhere with no company but the voice of my own neurotic conscience, but I can no longer keep my mouth shut. Read more

08/12/2013 | fitness

This 15 Minute Workout Can Save Your Life

For most chronic diseases, a combination of resistance and aerobic exercise tends to win versus either of the two types alone. So, I created a full-body dumbbell resistance circuit training routine that can be done at any gym, hotel, or even home. Read more

07/29/2013 | fitness

There is No Maybe

Arnold’s successes in life – bodybuilding, movies, and politics – were all driven by the power of his mind. He believed in himself when no one else did. Ultimately, Arnold had a blueprint for his life that was fueled by his early struggles and early successes. Read more

07/26/2013 | fitness

The Protein Bible: Part 1 - Introduction

If you’re not paying attention to protein, you’re doing it wrong. Ask a room full of people trying to look good if they follow a low-protein diet, and no one will raise their hand. Protein is important. Read more