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The Boring But Big 3-Month Challenge
The Boring But Big 3-Month Challenge
by Jim Wendler Mon, Jan 30, 2012

If you're not as strong as you look, you're a fake, a scam, a knuckle-dragging billboard for "all show and no go" syndrome. Here's your intervention.

7 Principles of Exercise Selection
7 Principles of Exercise Selection
by Menno Henselmans Fri, Jan 27, 2012

You know that curls on the Bosu ball are stupid, and you know that triceps kickbacks blow, but why? Moreover, how can you be equally savvy about other exercises?

6 Questions About Tempo Training
6 Questions About Tempo Training
by Mike Robertson Thu, Jan 26, 2012

When should you use tempo training and why? Mike Robertson answers these and other questions about this often-neglected component of strength and muscle building.

The Clean High Pull
The Clean High Pull
by Allen Hedrick Wed, Jan 25, 2012

The clean high pull allows you to use heavier loads than the full clean because there's a lot less of that pesky technique stuff to learn.

The Trap Bar Deadlift
The Trap Bar Deadlift
by Adam Vogel Tue, Jan 24, 2012

For many lifters, traditional deadlifts are a recipe for hobbling around the office like Grampa Simpson. Enter the trap bar deadlift.

The Truth About the Bench Press
The Truth About the Bench Press
by Nick Tumminello Mon, Jan 23, 2012

The mega man-crush we have on the bench press doesn't necessarily add up to better athletic performance. Coach Nick Tumminello offers some alternatives.

Bodyweight Isometrics for Improved Strength
Bodyweight Isometrics for Improved Strength
by Adam Vogel and Michael Campanella Fri, Jan 20, 2012

If you think there's just one way to build strength and muscle, then you also probably think there's just one way to have sex. You have to a) send us your girlfriend's number and, b) read this article.

Mastering the Snatch
Mastering the Snatch
by Eric Auciello Thu, Jan 19, 2012

Some experts say you need to start Olympic weightlifting as a kid to be any good at the snatch. While you can't go back in time, Marty McFly, you can read this article.

The 7 Step Program For Getting Strong
The 7 Step Program For Getting Strong
by Tim Henriques Wed, Jan 18, 2012

There's no secret recipe for getting strong, just a few time-tested tips that nearly every strong guy does. You wanna push more weight? Start by joining this 7-step program.

The Contreras Files: Volume II
The Contreras Files: Volume II
by Bret Contreras Tue, Jan 17, 2012

Stretching doesn't affect DOMS; hex bar deadlifts are just as good as power lifts; full ROM is better; work that neck; and more research (much of it not-yet published) from the files of Bret Contreras.

Control Leptin and Control Your Leanness!
Control Leptin and Control Your Leanness!
by Bill Willis and John Meadows Mon, Jan 16, 2012

Understanding and manipulating this powerful, mysterious hormone can be the difference between a lean and muscular body and being known as a "strong fat guy."

Testosterone Principles: Tips From the Future!
Testosterone Principles: Tips From the Future!
by TC Fri, Jan 13, 2012

What training and diet tips would you give your younger self if it were possible? What warnings would you give him about his/your future? TC plays time traveler and warns his past self about the Morlocks.

Break Up Those Hips and Fix That Squat
Break Up Those Hips and Fix That Squat
by Adam Vogel Thu, Jan 12, 2012

Hamstring drive-downs, the hamstring mash, and squats with bands, among other things, are the key to loosening up your hips and fixing your lame-ass squats.

Radical Methods of Injury Rehabilitation
Radical Methods of Injury Rehabilitation
by John Paul Catanzaro Wed, Jan 11, 2012

Forget everything your gym teacher taught you about rehabbing an injury. Here are some controversial approaches to healing fast, starting from the bottom up.

Exercises You've Never Tried: Hamstring and Glute Edition
Exercises You've Never Tried: Hamstring and Glute Edition
by Ben Bruno Tue, Jan 10, 2012

Most lifters use just a handful of exercises to build their glutes and hamstrings. While the basics are still the best, here are some cool variations to provide some much needed posterior chain variety.

Why I Love the Smith Machine
Why I Love the Smith Machine
by John Meadows Mon, Jan 09, 2012

The much maligned Smith machine has been reduced to a handy rack for Canadian lifters to hang otter and beaver carcasses on, but John Meadows says it's actually a cool machine that can kick-start serious muscle growth!

Don't Let Sickness Derail Your Progress
Don't Let Sickness Derail Your Progress
by Robert Yang Fri, Jan 06, 2012

Tis the season for colds and flus or does your holiday lifestyle just need a little less Christmas cheer? Either way, Robert Yang is here to present some unorthodox remedies.

11 Training Tips for the Skinny Fat Ectomorph
11 Training Tips for the Skinny Fat Ectomorph
by Anthony Mychal Thu, Jan 05, 2012

Skinny fat: it's the perfect storm of piss-poor male physical characteristics. Here's what to do if you were dealt this bum hand.

The One Arm Push-up
The One Arm Push-up
by Al Kavadlo Wed, Jan 04, 2012

The easy-peasy push-up gets a heck of a lot more challenging once you remove a hand from the equation. Here are some tips on mastering this old-school feat of strength.

The Nutritional Dr. House: Case 1, Larry the Lethargic Lifter
The Nutritional Dr. House: Case 1, Larry the Lethargic Lifter
by Lonnie Lowery, PhD Tue, Jan 03, 2012

Bodybuilding's Dr. House applies his nutritional knowledge and insight to cure a lifter who's lost his will to lift.