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Step-by-Step Approach to Coming Back From An Injury
by Tim Henriques | Thu, Nov 03, 2011

Injuries are as much a part of the iron game as plates, dumbbells, and chalk. Once you get injured and you will, eventually you can either cry in your MAG-10 or read this article.

A 6-Week Squat, Bench, or Deadlift Program
by Tim Henriques | Tue, Sep 27, 2011

A simple, foolproof, dare-we-say elegant, program to boost up your big lifts in six sweet weeks.

Get Ripped. Get Walking.
by Tim Henriques | Wed, Aug 31, 2011

Forget the complex energy system routines - getting ripped can be as easy pressing start on your treadmill.

Optimal Frequency and Intensity of Training
by Tim Henriques | Fri, Aug 05, 2011

How often should you train a lift? Good question. Here's a simple way to determine your ideal frequency.

Get It Right: The Deadlift
by Tim Henriques | Thu, Jul 21, 2011

You can't program, modify, or tinker with the deadlift unless you really know what's going on when you slap some tonnage on the bar and pull.

4-Week Routine for Coming Back From Forced Layoffs
by Tim Henriques | Fri, Jul 01, 2011

Injuries and forced training breaks are just part of the game. Here's a routine that gets you back in the groove quickly.

Build Your Own Sled
by Tim Henriques | Fri, Jun 03, 2011

Think pulling a sled is child's play? Get off that motorized hamster wheel and start getting leaner, stronger, and healthier.

8 Weeks to Super Bench
by Tim Henriques | Mon, May 16, 2011

Bench press plateaus can be long and mind numbing. If this program doesn't catapult you out of the doldrums, nothing will.

The Mirror Hypothesis
by Tim Henriques | Fri, Apr 01, 2011

We lifters love the mirror, but are we better off without it?

8-Week Basic Strength Plan
by Tim Henriques | Tue, Mar 15, 2011

The point of weight training is to get stronger. If your program isn't putting plates on the bar, it's only wasting your time.

Building a Biceps Peak
by Tim Henriques | Thu, Feb 10, 2011

To build big arms with that coveted biceps peak, you gotta use your head - and train your long head!

The Four Types of Movements
by Tim Henriques | Tue, Jan 25, 2011

Simple adjustments to both your style and speed of training can take you closer to your goals, whether you're an MMA fighter or a powerlifter.

Carb Cycling for Fat Loss
by Tim Henriques | Tue, Jan 18, 2011

Think carb cycling is too damn complicated for real men to follow? Coach Henriques' plan is as simple as it is effective.

Twelve Weeks to a Better Deadlift
by Tim Henriques | Wed, Dec 29, 2010

To many in the iron world, how much you can deadlift is the ultimate status symbol. Here's a solid three-month plan to get you on the road to deadlifting respect.

Unilateral Movements Make You Weak
by Tim Henriques | Wed, Nov 10, 2010

There's a term to describe advocates of unilateral movements. It's "small and weak."

Programs For the Pull-up Deficient
by Tim Henriques | Tue, Oct 26, 2010

If you can't perform a single pull up, you can't call yourself a weightlifter, a bodybuilder, or even a man.

18 Training Tips
by Tim Henriques | Fri, Sep 10, 2010

Tim Henriques lifts weights to get bigger and stronger. Period. These tips will help you do the same.

10 Awesome Challenges
by Tim Henriques | Mon, Sep 06, 2010

Newsflash: Your training is so sleep-inducing, it's been added to the Z-12 ingredient list. Here's what you can do about it.

Test Your Metal: Introducing Valeria
by Tim Henriques | Wed, Dec 30, 2009

Think you're strong? Powerlifter Tim Henriques combines CrossFit with serious lifting for the ultimate test of strength and conditioning.

Five Deadly Strength Errors
by Tim Henriques | Tue, Nov 17, 2009

Been a while since you've added some plates to the bar? See if you've fallen victim to one of the five deadly strength errors and learn how to fix it.

The Best Exercises for Size and Strength
by Tim Henriques | Wed, Feb 18, 2009

Squats or leg presses? Barbell or Hammer machine? The right answer depends on what you want to get out of your workouts.

How to Warm Up for a One-Rep Max
by Tim Henriques | Thu, Jan 01, 2009

Ready to go for a New Year's PR in the bench press, squat, or deadlift? How you warm up could make or break your max.

Small Calf Solution
by Tim Henriques | Tue, Aug 12, 2008

Here's a tip: Never, ever, take advice about building calves from guys with huge honkin' calves. Instead, seek the guy who had laughable calves and grew them to a respectable size; a guy like Tim H.

Demolish Your Bench Plateau
by Tim Henriques | Tue, Aug 05, 2008

Has your bench been stuck so long you've considered loading up the bar to your usual weight and just welding the damn plates on? If that's true, it's time to bust through that pesky plateau.

My Five Ah-Ha! Moments
by Tim Henriques | Wed, Jun 04, 2008

Tim's "Ah-Ha" moments have to do with the superiority of supersets over combination exercises, working abs first, the proper way to gain weight, debunking the stability ball myth, and a nifty little trick to make sure you're squatting low enough

What's Your 1RM?
by Tim Henriques | Mon, Apr 28, 2008

The general rule is, if you can lift 200 pounds for 8 reps, then you should be able to do 250 pounds for one rep. Too bad that rule doesn't work for the vast majority of people. Here's a better way.

5 Things You Need to Know About Every Exercise
by Tim Henriques | Wed, Feb 20, 2008

You may know the name of a particular exercise, but do you know what the agonists in the movement are? How about the synergists? Hrrummpph! And you call yourself a weightlifter!

Are You Strong?
by Tim Henriques | Wed, May 09, 2007

So you can squat 405 pounds and bench 315. Is that good? Does that make you strong? How do you compare to others? Find out if your lifts are decent, good, or great through Tim Henriques' handy little comparison chart.

Shut Up Program - A Simple and Effective Split
by Tim Henriques | Mon, Feb 19, 2007

No anatomy, no physiology, no training dogma - just a simple and effective workout for building muscle and strength. After all, it's Monday. Who needs to wrestle with tough questions this early in the week?

TBT vs. Splits: An Analysis
by Tim Henriques | Wed, Dec 27, 2006

Lately there's been much discussion about whether it's more beneficial to do total body training (TBT) or some version of a split system where parts of the body are separated for different workouts.