The Intelligent & Relentless Pursuit of Muscle™
Author: Dean Somerset

Do You Need to Squat Deeply?
by Dean Somerset | Thu, Jul 18, 2013

Everyone says deep squatting is the only way to go. But is that right for your goals?

Stop Doing Corrective Exercises!
by Dean Somerset | Fri, May 03, 2013

All those people jumping on the corrective exercise bandwagon? They're nuts. They're full of hooey. Dean Somerset says it's okay not to be okay.

Smart Overhead Pressing
by Dean Somerset | Thu, Feb 07, 2013

A litany of shoulder exercises that both fix AND build your shoulders.

Stretching Doesn't Work
by Dean Somerset | Fri, Dec 28, 2012

Stretching and mobility aren't the same thing. Here's the solution to getting Matrix-like movement.

Awaken the Glute Monster!
by Dean Somerset | Tue, Nov 20, 2012

To awaken sleeping glutes that get the gals' tongues wagging, you need to just follow a few steps.

A Pain-Free Pec Program
by Dean Somerset | Fri, Sep 21, 2012

Some guys have anemic pec development simply because benching heavy hurts too much. Here's your fix.

Back Blast for the Tragically Latless
by Dean Somerset | Tue, Jul 17, 2012

A little science combined with some sweat equity and a great program can make the most stubborn lats grow like a pair of prize-winning pumpkins.

Training Variations for Mass Gain
by Dean Somerset | Thu, May 10, 2012

Who says getting big requires cable machines and 3 sets of 10? Here's a fun program that delivers explosive results in size and strength.

Is the Leg Press Worthless?
by Dean Somerset | Wed, Feb 22, 2012

Some "experts" say the leg press is just an overpriced weight stand. We say they're wrong, and here's why.

10 Ways to Make Your Routine Not So Routine
by Dean Somerset | Fri, Dec 30, 2011

Adding variety to your training doesn't have to mean replacing the basics with Bosu ball drills and Zumba classes. Check this article out for some effective ideas.

Deconstructing the Dumbbell Row
by Dean Somerset | Fri, Sep 09, 2011

Chances are, you're doing your dumbbell rows incorrectly and we're all laughing at you.

Complex Neuromuscular Training for Size and Strength
by Dean Somerset | Tue, Aug 16, 2011

Combining heavy weights with intense sprints will deliver rapid mass gains, not to mention making you hate life for awhile.

Anti-Ab Training
by Dean Somerset | Thu, Jun 30, 2011

Real core training is all about the "anti;" anti-flexion, anti-extension, and anti-rotation. By they way, you've been doing your planks all wrong.

A Stretch Routine That's Actually Doable
by Dean Somerset | Fri, May 27, 2011

Some of the biggest, strongest guys are also crazy flexible. Here's how you can get there.

How to Train Like a Bad Ass - Even with a Bad Back
by Dean Somerset | Fri, May 13, 2011

Back pain got you hobbled up in the corner of the gym? Dust off your manhood and read this article.