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Tip: Do The Gorilla Row

Rows are nonnegotiable in back training. So mix it up a little with this new variation.

5 Best Loading Schemes for Size & Strength

Want size? Want strength? How about both? Find the right loading scheme for your goal here.

Tip: The Wrong Way to Overhead Press

The dumbbell overhead press: you're doing it wrong. Here's why and how to fix it.

My Favorite Upper Body Lift

How Jim Wendler went from overhead pressing 95 pounds to 300 pounds.

Tip: High-Protein Oatmeal & Apple Cookies

Fuel up and take on the day. Make a batch of these apple spice cookies. Get the easy recipe here.

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Tip: Do Your Rope Pushdowns Kneeling

Want to build your triceps? Get on the floor. Here's why.

The Missing Element in Female Fitness

There's a silent epidemic among female lifters. It causes muscle weakness, fatigue, and brain fog. Kill this deficiency and kill it in the gym. Here's how.

Tip: A Better Way to Build Hammies

Weak hamstrings? This training technique will get them bigger and stronger.

5 Things We Can Learn From Arnold About Building Muscle

Back before he was governing the state and impregnating the hired help, Arnold Schwarzenegger was way ahead of his time as a bodybuilder.

Make Gains Even With Back Pain

No need to stop squatting or even deadlifting if you've got a sore or injured back. Just make these 8 adjustments.

Training for Easy–Hard Gainers 1

Most strength coaches will categorize an athlete or client into one of three classes based on their responsiveness to training: easy gainer, hard gainer and average gainer. Let's take a look at each category.

Tip: Ditch the Barbell Row

There's a better exercise to build your back. Safer too. Check it out.

A Brand New Way to Deadlift

Deadlift more. Deadlift better. Pull with the strongest, safest, and most efficient biomechanics. Here's how.

Tip: Strong Glutes, Healthy Back

You already do the hip thrust for glutes. Now try it like this to spare your back and really build your backside.

3 Brutal Challenges for Strength & Stamina

Time to go outside and get ugly. Revive your inner warrior and do these three nasty strength and stamina drills once a week.

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Tip: The Double-Duty Chin-Up

The kneeling rest-pause chin-up builds explosiveness and helps you perfect your form on regular chin-ups. Here's how to do it.

Barbell Rows for Batwings

The author looks at some of the finer points of the greatest barbell back builder of all time, along with providing some variations.

3 Ways to Build Old School Strength

The lifting greats knew how to get strong long before drugs and long before science came along to prove their methods. Here are their best secrets.

Tip: Natural Blood Doping

Boost EPO production and red blood cells with this performance-enhancing plant compound.

The Eight Keys - Part 1

A complete guide to maximum strength development.

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.

6 Muscle-Building Myths: Debunked!

You can't possibly still believe this stuff... oh wait, you do. Here's the truth about muscle gains and fat loss. Understand the science to upgrade your physique.

Tip: Strict Press vs. Push Press Grip

The way you hold the bar can make a huge difference in how much you can hoist overhead. Check this out.

Tip: The Key to Strong and Healthy Shoulders

Follow these two steps and you'll not only build strong delts, you'll keep them healthy.