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10 Ways to Make Your Routine Not So Routine
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.

One Shrug to Rule Them All
One Shrug to Rule Them All
by Anthony Mychal Thu, Dec 29, 2011

A beastly set of traps is a sign of a serious lifter, but too much shrugging can cause postural problems down the line. Is there a perfect trap exercise that builds a serious yoke, without the drawbacks? Check this out.

Troubleshooting the Front Squat
Troubleshooting the Front Squat
by Ben Bruno Wed, Dec 28, 2011

Weight lifting purists love the front squat. Trouble is, there's much to consider in the pursuit of front squat perfection. Here are some tips that'll help you master the lift.

21st Century Supersets
21st Century Supersets
by John Paul Catanzaro Tue, Dec 27, 2011

A modern twist on a classic method that will get you bigger, leaner, and stronger. What's not to love about that?

Cleans and Snatches Made Easier
Cleans and Snatches Made Easier
by Lee Boyce Mon, Dec 26, 2011

Some think the Olympic lifts are reserved for those who compete for Olympic gold every four years, but if your goals are to burn fat, increase power, and get more athletic, you should master these lifts.

10 Exercises You've Never Tried: Backside Edition
10 Exercises You've Never Tried: Backside Edition
by Ben Bruno Fri, Dec 23, 2011

Want to build your posterior chain without hurting your lower back? We've got 10 different ways to get the job done.

The Bottom-Up Squat
The Bottom-Up Squat
by Geoff Girvitz Thu, Dec 22, 2011

The enlightened strength trainer knows that deeper squats deliver better results, but does starting your squats from the bottom position make a great exercise even better?

7 Reasons Everyone Should do a Powerlifting Meet
7 Reasons Everyone Should do a Powerlifting Meet
by Mike Robertson Wed, Dec 21, 2011

Stepping onto the platform reveals a heck of a lot more than just how strong you are physically. Here are 7 cool reasons why you should consider entering a powerlifting meet.

Half-Pulls - Not Half-Assed
Half-Pulls - Not Half-Assed
by Todd Bumgardner, MS Tue, Dec 20, 2011

Most trainees have no business performing half-reps of any exercise, but partial deadlifts are another story. Here's a solid partial range pulling program that will get your full deadlifts moving in the right direction.

More 3rd World Workouts
More 3rd World Workouts
by Craig Weller Mon, Dec 19, 2011

You don't need fancy equipment to maintain or even increase your fitness levels, even in the most dire circumstances. Check out this article for some practical inspiration.

The Deadlift? Who Needs It?
The Deadlift? Who Needs It?
by Josh Henkin Fri, Dec 16, 2011

If you're an athlete or a gym rat, how much should you be able to deadlift? Two times your bodyweight? Three times? Or is the better question should you even be deadlifting at all?

Leucine and BCAA Structured Peptides
Leucine and BCAA Structured Peptides
by Biotest Research Thu, Dec 15, 2011

Structured Peptides are absorbed faster, utilized better, and produce greater muscle growth than free-form amino acids.

The Best Damn Bench Press Article Period
The Best Damn Bench Press Article Period
by Bret Contreras and Sam Leahey Thu, Dec 15, 2011

Everything you ever wanted to know about the bench press. If you don't come away from this with at least a dozen ways to beef up your bench, you didn't read carefully enough.

Managing Inflammation
Managing Inflammation
by Bill Willis and John Meadows Wed, Dec 14, 2011

The next big "silent killer" is also a physique killer - unless you take steps to stay on top of it.

Gruesome Tales from the Garage
Gruesome Tales from the Garage
by Matt Kroc Tue, Dec 13, 2011

Horrible setbacks can happen when you're pursuing strength. Are these stories horrific, or are they inspiring?

Iron Evolution: Phase 7
Iron Evolution: Phase 7
by Dave Tate Mon, Dec 12, 2011

When Dave retired from powerlifting, he was a physical wreck. But all the king's horses couldn't put him back together, so he took matters into his own hands and came up with an unorthodox cure.

Quantifying the Farmer's Walk
Quantifying the Farmer's Walk
by Shon Grosse Fri, Dec 09, 2011

The farmer's walk is as old school as it gets – just grab a pair of heavy weights and walk! But with just a few technical tweaks, you can take the farmer's walk to the next level of safety and effectiveness.

Deep Meal-Frequency Thoughts
Deep Meal-Frequency Thoughts
by Nate Miyaki Thu, Dec 08, 2011

Supposedly, you need to eat 6-8 small meals a day to build the body of your dreams. And if you can do that for the rest of your life, you likely have no job, no friends, and a lot of Tupperware. What does the science really say?

The Contreras Files: Volume I
The Contreras Files: Volume I
by Bret Contreras Wed, Dec 07, 2011

Glute activation, hip hinging, bench pressing, and why sometimes you should train like someone is going to shoot your family. Who says strength coaches aren't interesting?

Are You Ignorant When it Comes to the Deadlift?
Are You Ignorant When it Comes to the Deadlift?
by Mark Rippetoe Tue, Dec 06, 2011

It's okay that you don't know how to deadlift if you were never taught properly. But if you still don't know after reading this article, that's a different story.

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