Getting strong doesn't mean loading on the plates as much as possible with every single workout. There are far smarter ways to build muscle faster and work up a sweat to lose weight.

Stay committed to the gym (or work out at home!) and constantly fine-tune your workouts, and you're sure to be significantly stronger in a few weeks.

And as you've probably heard, building muscle and achieving a beach-ready physique aren't just about lifting weights. You'll also need to devote your energy, focus, and insight to your nutrition and sleep, too. Factor in your job, your family and friends, and everything else you deal with in life, and that's a lot.

Fortunately, we have just as many ways you can improve strength—50, in fact. With these helpful training tips, you'll be well on your way to your strongest athletic performance yet.