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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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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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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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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?
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The 1000-Rep Arm Workout

This program added two inches to Matt Kroc's arms... and they already measured 20 inches! Are you crazy enough to try it?
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4 Bench Press Lies

If your bench press numbers are stuck, it's probably because you've misinterpreted the good advice of geared lifters. Here's how to get unstuck.
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3 Reasons Your Calves Aren't Growing

One less excuse for puny calves, one more exercise for growing them, and one more trick to beat them into submission.
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How to Train For Power

To dominate the field of play or just kick some serious butt in the gym, you have to develop raw power. Here's how.
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Do-It-Yourself Myofascial Release

Burn your foam roller and give the tennis ball to the dog. You're going to learn how to fix sticky muscles and bust up adhesions using nothing but your hands.
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9 Tips for Dedicated Lifters

Ten years of lifting will give you knowledge. But Dan John has been lifting for almost 50. That will give you wisdom. Here are his best tips.
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4 Exercises for Big Arms & Hard Abs

Four multi-tasking exercises that work the arms, hit the core, and vacuum the midsection all at the same time.
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Olympic Shoes or Chucks for Squats?

Will putting on a pair of Olympic lifting shoes kick up your squat by 20 pounds, or are you better off wearing Chucks?
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Cold Temps For A Hot Body

Sleeping in a cool room, taking cold showers, and wearing an ice vest can increase synthesis of brown fat, production of fat-burning hormones, and even increase muscle mass.
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7 Things to Steal From Competitors

Get a body that reflects your hard work by picking up a few tips from bodybuilders, figure athletes, and other physique competitors.
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How To Tell When a Trainer Sucks

Nowadays it seems like every third person is a trainer or coach of some kind. It's time we held some of these lugnuts accountable.
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Full-Blown Trap Training

Standard shrugs are for newbies, and they actually don't build the traps all that well. Here's how to really grow some monster traps.