smart strength

It's time to move past the outdated fear that weight training makes women unfeminine.
We tend to assume the experts we follow do everything right. That may be the case for some, but it certainly wasn’t true for me.
If you always do everything, you will often hit plateaus. The trick is to regulate your variation with phases.
The key to perpetual muscular adaptation and growth is the introduction of unfamiliar stimuli.
There's nothing like a face-off with tusk-equipped wildlife to make you reevaluate how you feel about running.
Fitness goals change as you age. Address your deficiencies and diversify your fitness program for life-long health.
When most of us want reliably inexpensive, tasty food - the free market responds accordingly.
Novelty is a key stimulus for continued adaptation, and if you’ve been training for decades, there’s not much your body hasn’t already experienced.
Yes, doing the plank is better than sitting on the couch. But the benefits are minimal.
Want to get bigger and stronger? Here's one question you can use to figure out which exercises to choose.
Keeping a training log will expose when to increase weight and reps to optimize your gym efforts. Don't train for nothing.
Find out what volume training, attention to your biceps, and a fresh perspective on fitness industry regulation can do for your day.
When it comes to recovery, training variety, and using the scale for body composition, there are some guidelines to consider.
Wow, a variety of reader questions this week on bicep curls, powerlifting, and paleo.
Charles reveals his three favorite books about strength training as well as his go-to post workout meal (hint: it isn't always a meal).
Are you going to the gym to build strength, look better, or hit on your latest crush? Charles has some insight into all three.
This week, Charles provides valuable insight into training motivation, shoulder growth, and exercise science.