A training cycle, like a story, has a beginning, middle, and end, and each has elements that are necessary for it to work.
It appears that volume is the key determinant of success when it comes to gaining muscle mass, so make this work to your advantage.
The old Russian training principles weren't conceived with your goals in mind.
Here's how you can use research to guide your lifting life.
Proper exercise progressions are essential for preventing sports injuries.
If you don’t track your training volume, you are leaving out a key method to assess progress.
It's time to understand the numbers. The key is to know what each is for and not to do more reps than you have to.
High or minimal volume: What's best practice?
Exercise with intelligence and efficiency, and the gains will come.
Factor in fatigue when calculating your starting weight for a strength program.
Society's obsession with work ethic is destroying the efficacy of your training.
Capitalize on your off-season to lay the groundwork for a great season ahead.
Supersets don't have to blast the nervous system. They should be used to challenge stability and coax your best performance.
This week, Charles answers our reader's questions about leg size, testosterone replacement therapy, and lifting for hypertrophy.
Narrowing your training focus and mastering a single movement can lead to big progress.
Programming for yourself isn’t necessarily easy, but it’s not rocket science either. Here's my advice.
Strength training veteran Charles Staley is here to answer our readers' questions about life and lifting.