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The Special Forces community has some of the toughest fighting men in the world, but the military's training methods are antiquated. And CrossFit isn't the answer.
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20 Ways to Train Smarter

Get better results for every major body part and big lift with these innovative exercise hacks.
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5/3/1 Beach Body Challenge

A performance-based program that'll build your legs, traps, neck, shoulders, and forearms. Yes, you'll look awesome too.
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3 Supersets for Big Pecs, Lats and Quads

These painful combos prolong time under tension and increase metabolic stress. That means a bigger chest, back, and legs!
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How to Do the Perfect Push Press

The mighty push press builds full-body strength and power. Problem is, most lifters aren't doing it right. Here's how.
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Lift 3 Days a Week and Grow

No time to train six days per week? No worries. You can build muscle and increase strength with these intelligent and tough full-body workouts.
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The Planet Fitness Nightmare

Planet Fitness markets itself as a "judgment free" gym for newbies, but what it really does is discourage results.
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Kipping Pull-Ups: The Truth

Is the kipping pull-up a legit movement or an exercise abomination? You may be surprised.
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9 Ways to Get Better in the Gym

Deadlift every day, stick to your strengths (instead of doing something you suck at), do 100 kettlebell snatches in 5 minutes, and lots of other great tips and strategies.
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The Deadlift's Dirty Secret

Olympic weight plates force everyone to deadlift 8.75 inches off the floor. Guess what? That may not fit your body type.
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Stuntman Strength and Action-Hero Abs

An inside peek into the daily life and training of a professional stuntman, plus quick workouts anyone can use to build stuntman athleticism and Hollywood abs.
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The Deload is Dead

Forget taking a deload week. You can rest when you're dead. Scheduled contrast weeks are far superior.
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5 New Reasons to Train on One Leg

Single-leg training has many benefits you've probably heard about. Here are 5 you haven't.
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The Best Exercise for a Smaller Waist

These five vacuum exercises will narrow and tighten your waist by training the transverse abdominis.
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Bench, Squat and Deadlift: How Often?

Most people train the big lifts once or twice per week. But the strongest people in the world use a much higher frequency. Why aren't you?
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How to Train Through Injuries

Smart lifters never stop training, even when injured. Here's how to recover as quickly as possible and come back even stronger.
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Finding Flow: How to Get in the Zone

Reach your physique goals faster. Smash personal records. Make other teams fear you. How? Tap into the flow state. Here's how to do it.
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100 Reps to Ripped

Sets of 50-100 reps, performed with a minimum number of pauses, can be used to break plateaus, build muscle, or burn fat. Here's how.
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5 Reasons Why You Should Never Compete

So you want to compete in bodybuilding, huh? Read this first so you don't embarrass yourself.
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6 Ways to Keep Getting Stronger

Never stop making gains. Never hit a plateau. Never stop getting stronger. Here's how.
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Kroc Row Vs. Pendlay Row

If you want a big back, the Kroc row and the Pendlay row are the biggest, baddest rows on the planet. But which one will build more strength and grow more muscle?
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The Bodybuilder-Powerlifter Hybrid

Bodybuilders are all show and no go. Powerlifters are fat. Rather than stereotype, a good lifter needs to be both a bodybuilder and a powerlifter.
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Redefining The Female Bodybuilder

Let's redefine what it means to be a female bodybuilder. If a woman lifts to build muscle, she is one. And damn proud of it.
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The 4 Most Damaging Types of Training

Bodybuilding, powerlifting, CrossFit, running: Which one will mess you up the most and how can you prevent it?
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The 2-Second Pause for Big Gains

Pausing for 2 seconds during specific portions of squats, deadlifts, bench presses, and even cleans and snatches can lead to big improvements in strength and performance.