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You can choose the best exercises, but if these four variables are screwed up you'll be leaving gains on the table. Here's everything you need to know.

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Tip: Respect These 5 People in Your Gym

The gym is full of phone-obsessed, squat rack curling wankers. Thank goodness these five awesome types of people are there too. Check 'em out.

Westside Wisdom

The godfather of powerlifting talks about Max Effort, Dynamic Effort, explosiveness, box squats, and more!

Carb Cycling for Fat Loss

Think carb cycling is too damn complicated for real men to follow? Coach Henriques' plan is as simple as it is effective.

Carb Cycling That Actually Works

Carb cycling doesn't work the way you think it works. But it can be used to preserve strength, energy and muscle while losing fat. Here's how.

4 Reasons You Suck at Building Mass

If you're small and weak, this is either going hurt your feelings or help you get bigger and stronger. Your choice. Check it out.

Tip: Stop Doing Fasted Cardio

To keep muscle and lose more fat, do morning cardio in a "post-absorptive" state. Here's how.

Tip: Know Your Food Intake

Not making gains? It's probably more diet-related than training-related. Here's a reality check.

3 Ways to Move Better and Lift Harder

Do these movements before your next workout! Not only will they loosen you up quickly and make you feel awesome, they'll enhance performance.

Tip: Do Waiter Walks for Shoulders & Core

Grab a kettlebell or a dumbbell and take a walk. There are tons of benefits. Check out these two variations.

5 Tips for Bigger Deadlifts

Great little-discussed deadlift tips like "weld your spine," "ribs down," and "push the knees out."

15 Lessons From Deadlifting 500 Pounds

Great. Another article that makes you question everything you're doing. Oh well, at least there are plenty of tips that we can start using right away.

Beyond 5/3/1 Program 1.2

I spent a ton of time developing this program and believe it stands as my best work, ever.

The Green Faces Diet

Meat and veggies: it's what most effective diets have in common. Here's how to make it work for you.

Building a Superhuman Core

Meatheads say, "Just squat and deadlift, bro. That's all the core training you'll ever need." Too bad they're wrong.

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  • Tip: Avoid Soy Protein

    For bodybuilders and strength athletes, soy protein is no better than water. Here's why.

    Less Posting, More Progress

    Are you trying to make progress or get attention? There is a difference and you need to know it.

    Tip: Don't Use K-Tape Like a Dummy

    Does kinesiotape actually do anything? Here's the truth.

    7 Pros, One Controversial Question

    We asked pro bodybuilders, doctors, and coaches one blunt question. Their answers may surprise you.

    3 Stretches That Make Things Worse

    Everyone does these three stretches... and just about everyone is screwing them up. Are you?

    5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

    Jim Wendler's 5/3/1/ program promises slow and steady gains that will eventually turn you into the strongest guy in the gym. And it delivers, every time.

    No Off Days: 10 Awesome Ways to De-Load

    The best athletes and lifters seldom take off days, not in the traditional sense at least. Here's how to take a break but stay awesome.

    To Eat Organic or Not: Meat

    Grass fed vs. corn fed, organic vs. natural, and wild vs. farmed. What should you be eating? Get the facts.

    Tip: 4 Ways to Strengthen the Low Back

    Prevent injury and boost your squat and deadlift with these awesome exercises.

    Tip: Avoid These Dirty Fruits and Veggies

    Here are the 16 most pesticide-ridden fruits and vegetables and how to "fix" them. Bonus: The 15 cleanest choices.