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Long Live Static Stretching!
Long Live Static Stretching!
by Ben Bruno Fri, Mar 29, 2013

Static stretching makes you weak, slow, and doesn't improve your flexibility. If you believe that, there's a bridge in Brooklyn you might be interested in.

Top 5 Hamstring Exercises
Top 5 Hamstring Exercises
by Mike Robertson Thu, Mar 28, 2013

We tried these tweaks to our favorite hamstring movements and suddenly, we felt the ouchies come back big-time. Damn you, Robertson! Damn you!

High Protein, High Set Program
High Protein, High Set Program
by Chris Colucci Wed, Mar 27, 2013

A great program from the past for getting stronger, bigger, and leaner that pre-dates some of the theories of Rippetoe, Meadows, and Wendler.

7 Steps To a Flexible Diet
7 Steps To a Flexible Diet
by Nate Miyaki Tue, Mar 26, 2013

Forget all the hardcore dieting dogma, flexible dieting is the smart way to get leaner or more muscular. And it's as easy as following these 7 simple steps.

HLC: The Ultimate Workout Finisher
HLC: The Ultimate Workout Finisher
by Nick Tumminello Mon, Mar 25, 2013

Spring is nigh. Frightened about what you'll find when you peel off the thermal underwear? Fear not. Here's how to crank up your conditioning.

6 Ways to be Like an Iron Yoda
6 Ways to be Like an Iron Yoda
by Dan Blewett Fri, Mar 22, 2013

The weightlifting brain is like a wild stallion - it is oh-so powerful, but it must be tamed. More sense than you has Dan Blewett (and Chewbacca, too).

6 Stronger Bench Exercises
6 Stronger Bench Exercises
by Todd Bumgardner, MS Thu, Mar 21, 2013

Most benchers exhibit 1 of 4 problems. Here are 6 innovative fixes, including chaos bench-presses, iso-hold bench presses, and dead-start upper-body box jumps.

Nothing Beats Single-Leg Training
Nothing Beats Single-Leg Training
by Ben Bruno Wed, Mar 20, 2013

If you're not performing any single-leg work, you're leaving a lot of size and strength gains on the table. Here's how to get on board the single-leg train.

Olympic Lift Variations to Get Big
Olympic Lift Variations to Get Big
by Wil Fleming Tue, Mar 19, 2013

Is hypertrophy possible with Olympic lifts? Or is that as illogical as a 275-pound Crossfitter with 22-inch arms and a banging Fran time?

6 Coaches Weigh in on Shoulders
6 Coaches Weigh in on Shoulders
by the Editors Mon, Mar 18, 2013

Superhero deltoids are on every bodybuilder's must-have list, so here are some creative ways to blast through the seams of your favorite blazer.

Rules from the Bodybuilding Legends
Rules from the Bodybuilding Legends
by Bradley Joe Kelly Fri, Mar 15, 2013

Back in the day, guys were big, strong, lean, athletic, and even healthy. Here are 6 seemingly forgotten ideas or methods that you'd do well to emulate today.

All About Dips
All About Dips
by Al Kavadlo Thu, Mar 14, 2013

Are you doing any dips variations? You should be. Here are some interesting options, including straight bar dips and Korean dips, to jazz up your training.

You're Hurt - You're Not Dead
You're Hurt - You're Not Dead
by Jesse Irizarry Wed, Mar 13, 2013

Just because you've got an injury doesn't mean your workouts should consist of channel surfing. Here are some great heavy-weight exercises you can still do.

Intensity Techniques to Make You Hurt
Intensity Techniques to Make You Hurt
by Tim Henriques Tue, Mar 12, 2013

Just picking up heavy objects will only work for so long. Here's how to use reverse sets and reps, clusters, HIT, and other high-intensity methods properly.

Ultimate Back Hypertrophy Movement
Ultimate Back Hypertrophy Movement
by Ben Bruno Mon, Mar 11, 2013

Sometimes injuries are the mother of invention, as was the case when Ben Bruno used a bum knee to discover a back builder of phenomenal potential.

Best Ways to Make Dieting Easier
Best Ways to Make Dieting Easier
by Joy Victoria Fri, Mar 08, 2013

Joy Victoria smacks you on the head (lovingly, of course) with stuff you need to hear, whether you're a fatty or just getting in shape for spring break.

4 Stronger Squat Exercises
4 Stronger Squat Exercises
by Todd Bumgardner, MS Thu, Mar 07, 2013

Whatever your squat problem, be it eccentric strength, bottoms up strength, full-body tension, or posterior chain involvement, Todd B. has an exercise solution.

Knocks to the Weightlifting Head
Knocks to the Weightlifting Head
by Chris Colucci Wed, Mar 06, 2013

Groupthink and preconceived notions about lifting and diet are as hard to kill as zombies, but Chris Colucci does his best to smash in a few brainstems.

Shoulder Training Tips and Exercises
Shoulder Training Tips and Exercises
by Ben Bruno Tue, Mar 05, 2013

You have a love-hate relationship with the overhead press. You want to do them, but your shoulders say no. Here are 5 exercises that should work just as well.

7 Principles For Masters Lifters
7 Principles For Masters Lifters
by Charles Staley Mon, Mar 04, 2013

Coach Staley is at his physical peak at age 53. If you want to ensure that your best days are still ahead of you, implement these 7 operational principles now!

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