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General Strength Training Concepts

The factors that truly matter for strength and hypertrophy have a clear order of importance. In this section, we've compiled videos and articles based on research for you to learn how to train optimally for your goals, and never hop from program to program again.


The Complete Guide to Lean Bulking

By Radu Antoniu | June 12, 2015 | 49 Comments

For a lean bulk to be possible, you have to start out lean (obviously). This is important because the first step of a lean gaining phase may actually be a cut. As we explained in the article Get Lean before Bulking, starting from a low body fat percentage allows you to gain more weight before…

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Get Lean before Bulking – Here's why

By Radu Antoniu | June 9, 2015 | 33 Comments

A great looking male body has two ingredients: 1. A Low Body Fat Percentage 2. Solid Muscle Development  When you put these two ingredients together you get a physique like the guys in the photo above – slim waist, thick shoulders and upper back muscles, masculine square chest, well developed arms and athletic legs. One ingredient…

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How to Do Weight Training while Cutting

By Radu Antoniu | June 7, 2015 | 32 Comments

The “rules” for productive weight training while cutting are not as clear cut as they are for nutrition. There are however a few basic principles that any productive workout routine for fat loss must be based on. We’ll discuss these principles in today’s article. By the end of this (long) post you’ll have a good understanding of…

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How to Maintain Muscle While Cutting

By Radu Antoniu | June 7, 2015 | 86 Comments

If your goal is to get shredded, your main focus during a cut should not be just weight loss, it should be fat loss with muscle maintenance. Losing weight doesn’t necessarily mean your body composition (the fat to muscle ratio in your body) is improving. That is because some of the lost weight may actually…

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Improve your Strength Level with Reverse Pyramid Training

By Radu Antoniu | June 7, 2015 | 34 Comments

You may have noticed that almost all the workout routines we recommend are built around Reverse Pyramid Training. We love this style of training because it’s so efficient! In this article you’ll learn in detail what Reverse Pyramid Training is, how it compares to other training styles, and how it can help you gain strength fast…

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