smart strength

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.
Twelve reader favorites from the past week and from the archives, curated to save you time and bring you happiness.
This week, Charles answers our reader's questions about leg size, testosterone replacement therapy, and lifting for hypertrophy.
Twelve reader favorites from the past week and from the archives, curated to save you time and bring you happiness.
Want to fill out your tiny bird chest or clean up your lifting form? Charles Staley is here to help.
Twelve reader favorites from the past week and from the archives, curated to save you time and bring you happiness.
Charles offers advice about morning workouts and using high reps in training.
This week, the answers to questions about pull ups, food labels, and how to grow big traps.
Strength training veteran Charles Staley is here to answer our readers' questions about life and lifting.
Strength training veteran Charles Staley is here to answer our readers' questions about life and lifting.