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Tip: 4 Simple Ways to Build a Stronger Grip

Strengthen your grip and boost your deadlift, pull-up, row, and more. Here's how.

Tip: The Missing CrossFit Movement

CrossFit workouts hit every fitness quality, but they do fall a bit short in one important area.

Tip: How to Build Pecs With a Foam Roller

Yes, really. This training method will also improve your lifting mechanics. Take a look.

Rippetoe Goes Off

Rip has a few questions for you about unilateral exercises, imbalances, exercise variety, and why you're such a wussy.

Tip: How to Look Like You Lift

It doesn't matter how heavy you can go. If you're missing THIS in your training you're not going to build much muscle.

Tip: Static Stretch For Only This Long

Holding a static stretch for precisely this many seconds before doing a lift increases performance.

Tip: Obey the Mirror Rule

Most gyms have mirrors, but did you know there are some unwritten rules about them? Learn them here

Tip: The Right Number of Calories for Clean Gains

To build muscle at an optimal rate, you need to consume extra calories. But how many? Here's an easy formula to use.

Tip: Two Vegetables That Grow Muscle

Research shows these veggies deactivate the muscle growth inhibitor, myostatin. Check out the science.

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.

Tip: The Goblet Squat Test

If you can pass this test, move to heavy barbell squats. If not, you have some work to do first.

How Weight Training Saved My Life

Our coaches and experts tell inspirational stories about how iron saved their lives.

Tip: Nail Your Upper Glutes

Train your maximus, but don't forget about your medius. Hit the upper glutes hard with this unique exercise variation.

Push-Pull-Legs: The Ultimate Split

Training one body part per day is outdated, and full-body workouts don't always cut it. Push-pull-legs is superior for any goal. Here's why.

Stretching Doesn't Work

Stretching and mobility aren't the same thing. Here’s what you really need to know to move better and feel better.

Deadstop Training Revisited

If you're searching for a way to smash a strength plateau in a hurry, try deadstop training. Here’s how to do it.

Tip: 6 More Reasons to Avoid Soy

Most lifters have already removed soy protein from their diets. Need a few more reasons to keep it out? Here ya go.

The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters

Bodybuilding is full of programs used by "enhanced" lifters, but most people don't take drugs and can't get good results. This effective program is for them.

One-Rule Diets That Work Every Time

Keep it simple and get ripped. Here are 4 one-sentence plans that require a little discipline but not an ounce of overthinking.

Hunger: The Definitive Guide

Controlling hunger is the single most important aspect of creating a diet that works for you. Here's the science-backed way to do it.

Tip: Stimulate New Triceps Growth

This superset is great for both bodybuilders and pure strength athletes. Check it out.

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Tip: Sumo Romanian Deadlift (RDL)

If you want to sumo-deadlift scary amounts of weight, then add the sumo RDL into your training plan.

Tip: One Exercise for a Strong Posture

Build your upper back and neck with this unusual exercise. You'll stand straighter and lift heavier.

Tip: The Absolute Best Way to Burn Calories

This training method burns a whopping 400 calories in just 20 minutes. Check it out