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The Ultimate Guide to the Renegade Row

Trigger new muscle growth, improve performance, and strengthen a weak core. All with one exercise. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Get Better at Squatting With This Drill

Here's a move to help you fix your unstable squat. Check it out.

Build Muscle With Heavy Singles

Heavy singles build strength, but they can also build freakish size if you know how to combine 3 different growth factors.

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Compete

So you want to compete in bodybuilding, huh? Read this first so you don't embarrass yourself.

Tip: Drop-Blocks for Maximum Growth

If your main goal is hypertrophy, this new progression model will help you build slabs of muscle. Take a look.

Tip: Drop the Frankenstein Exercises

Trying to fit more work into less time has its advantages. But a mash-up of exercises will limit your gains. Here's what to do instead.

The Stage System

One training system to rule them all? Whether your goal is strength, size, or athletic speed, this method will take you to the next level.

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: Close Your Eyes During Some Exercises

This little trick really helps you tune up your mind-muscle connection. Here's how it works.

A Training Program For Hormone Optimization

Is there an ideal way to structure your training to get the most out of your hormones? Yep. Check this out.

Tip: Build Your Shoulders With This Workout

Going heavy builds muscle, but don't forget constant tension and lactate build-up. This routine provides both. Check it out.

5 Ways to Improve Your Training Right Now

Immediately accelerate your training results by using these practical but under-appreciated strategies.

No Show, No Problem

People try to persuade fit females to get on stage. And the ones who aren't interested often second guess why they even lift. Don't be one of them.

Dispelling the Glute Myth

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

Dump the Slump

Fix your rounded back to feel, move, and look better. Here are three exercises that'll help.

DeFranco Agile 8

A simple warm-up routine that’s helped powerlifters, meatheads, and other anti-mobility dudes feel better and progress faster in their workouts with fewer injuries. Check it out.

7 Shoulder-Friendly Pressing Variations

Here are 7 ways to build heroic pecs without making your shoulders beg for mercy.

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.

Mentoring Wendler

Some of our greatest accomplishments are the result of good mentoring. Here’s who guided 5/3/1’s Jim Wendler.

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Tip: The Tempo Squat

For 40-60 seconds, squat constant-tension style: no pauses or lockouts at the top. Take 2-3 seconds to go down and 2-3 seconds to come back up.

4 Weeks To Bigger Legs

Leg training multiple times per week may be torture, but it delivers rapid gains in size and strength. Here's how to do it.

Shredded in 6 Days

How to quickly dump fat, water, and bloat for a photo shoot or special event.

Tip: You Don't Have to Bench

Think the barbell bench press is a must-do lift? Really, it's not. Here's why.

9 Training Strategies for Knee Pain

Got bum knees? Make gains anyway. Here’s how.