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Tip: Don't Be a Gym Creeper

Are you the resident d-bag in your gym? Find out here.

Freakish Strength With Proper Core Training

Why bracing is better than hollowing; how to do pelvic floor contractions; how to breathe during a heavy lift; and lots more.

How to Burn Stubborn Body Fat

Eating less and exercising more isn't going to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat. Here's the smart way to blast those love handles and saddlebags.

Yoga, Yes Yoga, For Big Bastards

How a few simple poses can make you a better lifter.

Tip: Ditch Your Arm Day

There's a smarter way to build bigger, stronger biceps. Check it out.

5 Critical Exercises for Athletes

Muscle imbalances are weaknesses. Weaknesses cause injuries. Injuries suck. Fix the problem. Here's how.

Stronger Wrists, Bigger Lifts

Wrist pain is common for those who lift big. Kill the pain by strengthening them and adding mobility. Here's what to do.

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Tip: Instantly Improve Your Squat

The magic word is pre-tension. Here's how to turn it on and how it'll improve your squat fast.

Tip: Take the 100 Rep Push-Up Challenge

Not only is this a "fun" test, it'll also expose any weaknesses you may have in your core. Here's how to do it, and how to improve if you can't do it.

How Strong Are Your Abs, Really?

Think your core strength is pretty good? Now's the time to find out. These two tests will tell you if your abs are strong or if they're a weak link.

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  • Program Design for Dummies

    Did you design your own workout plan? Well it's probably missing a few things. Here's how to kill your weaknesses, fix imbalances, and beef up those chicken legs.

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    Tip: Bench Press Star Complexes

    Do Russian-style star complexes for rapid strength and muscle gains. Here's how.

    Build Your Chest Without Bench Presses

    Everyone wants a muscular chest. So why are they doing heavy barbell bench presses? There's a better way.

    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.

    The Number One Coaching Mistake

    Athletes need to be strong to dominate the competition. Ironically, some strength coaches put strength on the backburner. Here's where they're going wrong.

    Tip: The Top 10 Herbs For Health Fanatics

    Improve gut health, fight cognitive decline, prevent illness, and, oh yeah, make your food taste amazing with these super-herbs.

    Tip: Feel Your Way To Growth

    Trying to build muscle? It's not the exercise that matters most, but the way you're doing it. Here's why.

    Effective Training for Busy Men

    Life has this annoying habit of interfering, but that doesn't mean training should get put on the back burner.

    Dispelling the Glute Myth

    Could it be that everything we thought we knew about glute training was ass-backwards?

    Tip: Push Until You Can't. Rest Until You Can.

    Here's how females really need to train for fat loss and muscle gain.

    Full-Body Workouts of the Legends

    The full-body routines of guys like Gironda and Schwarzenegger work as well today as they did 40 or 50 years ago.

    The 6 Unwritten Rules of the Gym

    Are you the person in the gym that other people secretly hate? You are if you break these rules.

    4 Tests Every Lifter Should Be Able to Pass

    You should be able to pass these tests before you hit the bench, squat, do direct arm work, or add more ab exercises. Can you?

    Tip: Do 20 Reps Of This Before Benching

    Do this simple exercise often to fix your posture and make your shoulders feel awesome when you go heavy.