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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.
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9 Training Concepts That Suck

Bodybuilding and strength training have hundreds of rules you need to follow to make progress. Trouble is, many of them suck. Break them.
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13 Exercises That'll Floor You

Kneeling exercises challenge the abs, power up the hams and glutes, and allow you to do overhead presses without blowing out your spine.
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Stimulants & Explosive Performance

Stimulants can really get you amped up for a tough workout, but do they have other effects as well? Dr. Lowery hooked himself up to fancy lab equipment to find out.
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Does CrossFit Lead to Injury?

CrossFit claims that the NSCA is out to get them. Is it a conspiracy or does CrossFit just enjoy bullying people?
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4 Fire-Breathing Finishers

These four finishers will strip off body fat, set your lungs on fire and help you keep on fighting.
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The 12 Most Powerful Athletes

No golfers or marathoners on this list of the world's greatest athletes. No, this is ranking of the freakishly powerful.
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10 Ways to Keep Building Muscle

Sooner or later, gains slow down. But they don't have to. Here's how to keep getting stronger, bigger, and better looking.
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Beating the CrossFit Drug Test

Plenty of athletes cheat, but surely not CrossFit Games competitors. After all, it's drug tested so they can't take PEDs, right? (Wrong.)
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6 Ways to Bring the Pain

Increase time under tension and trigger new muscle growth with these six lethal combinations of compound and static exercises.
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Master the Kettlebell Swing

Learn to hip hinge and you'll automatically get better at deadlifts, squats and your sport. The secret? You gotta swing a kettlebell.
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5 Secrets of the Relentless

Call them obsessed if you want, but you also have to call them successful. Here's how the relentless get results.
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How Hard Do You Need to Work Out?

The average person will gauge the quality of his workout by his level of discomfort. But is driving yourself into the ground every workout necessary?
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Triple Threat Core Training

Properly bracing your abs can immediately boost your strength. Combine that trick with three core exercises and you've got high performance and great abs.
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Hellfire Reps

A simple technique that forces you to use better form and full range of motion. It'll burn like heck, but you'll like the results!
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The Current State of S&C Coaching

Strength & conditioning coaches are a dime a dozen, and most aren't worth that. Why has the field devolved? Let's find out.
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5 Reasons You Don't Look Like You Lift

How come some people go to the gym a lot but don't look like it? Probably because they're making these mistakes.
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Bodybuilding vs Powerlifting Squat

Which is better, the bodybuilding squat or the powerlifting squat? The ten differences you need to know to maximize results.
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Maybe All You Need Is Lifting

Warm-ups, mobility work, stretching, foam rolling, conditioning... do you even lift, bro? And do you really need all that stuff?